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Read online An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life How does one actually become a compassionate person What are the mechanisms by which a selfish heart is transformed into a generous heart The Dalai Lama s teachings on this essential subject drawn from talks he delivered during his epochal visit to America in form the basis of this universally appealing book p Author Biography His Holiness the th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso was recognized at the age of two as the reincarnation of the th Dalai Lama As Tibet s leader in exile he has worked tirelessly not only on behalf of the Tibetan people but as a voice for human rights worldwide p p p by Dalai Lama XIV

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An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life
Title:An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life
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Number of Pages:208
Category:Buddhism, Spirituality, Religion, Philosophy, Non fiction, Self help
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In a difficult uncertain time it takes a person of great courage such as the Dalai Lama to give us hope Regardless of the violence and cynicism we see on television and read about in the news there is an argument to be made for basic human goodness The number of people who spend their lives engaged in violence and dishonesty is tiny compared to the vast majority who would wish others only well According to the Dalai Lama our survival has depended and will continue to depend on our basic goodness i Ethics for the New Millennium i presents a moral system based on universal rather than religious principles Its ultimate goal is happiness for every individual irrespective of religious beliefs Though he himself a practicing Buddhist the Dalai Lama s teachings and the moral compass that guides him can lead each and every one of us Muslim Christian Jew Buddhist or atheist to a happier more fulfilling life br br His Holiness the Dalai Lama s newest book i The Wisdom of Compassion i is now available from Riverhead Books, Nearly every time you see him he s laughing or at least smiling And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling He s the Dalai Lama the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet a Nobel Prize winner and an increasingly popular speaker and statesman What s more he ll tell you that happiness is the purpose of life and that the very motion of our life is towards happiness How to get there has always been the question He s tried to answer it before but he s never had the help of a psychiatrist to get the message across in a context we can easily understand Through conversations stories and meditations the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day to day anxiety insecurity anger and discouragement Together with Dr Cutler he explores many facets of everyday life including relationships loss and the pursuit of wealth to illustrate how to ride through life s obstacles on a deep and abiding source of inner peace, b An unprecedented event a beloved world religious leader proposes a way to lead an ethical happy and spiritual life beyond religion and offers a program of mental training for cultivating key human values b br br Ten years ago in his best selling i Ethics for a New Millennium i His Holiness the Dalai Lama first proposed an approach to ethics based on universal rather than religious principles Now in i Beyond Religion i the Dalai Lama at his most compassionate and outspoken elaborates and deepens his vision for the nonreligious way br br Transcending the mere religion wars he outlines a system of ethics for our shared world one that gives full respect to religion With the highest level of spiritual and intellectual authority the Dalai Lama makes a stirring appeal for what he calls a third way a path to an ethical and happy life and to a global human community based on understanding and mutual respect br br i Beyond Religion i is an essential statement from the Dalai Lama a blueprint for all those who may choose not to identify with a religious tradition yet still yearn for a life of spiritual fulfillment as they work for a better world, As human beings we all share the desire for happiness and meaning in our lives According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama the ability to find true fulfillment lies within each of us In this very special book the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet Nobel Prize winner and bestselling author helps readers embark upon the path to enlightenment with a stunning illumination of the timeless wisdom and an easy access reference for daily practice br Divided into a series of distinct steps that will lead spiritual seekers toward enlightenment i How to Practice i is a constant companion in the quest to practice morality meditation and wisdom This accessible book will guide you toward opening your heart refraining from doing harm and maintiaining mentaltranquility as the Dalai Lama shows you how to overcome everyday obstacles from feelings of anger and mistrust to jealousy insecurity and counterproductive thinking Imbued with His Holiness vivacious spirit and sense of playfulness i How to Practice i offers sage and practical insight into the human psyche and into the deepest aspirations that bind us all together