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Expanded 2nd Edition! Embrace the Peaceful Power of Buddhism! Are you interested in Buddhism? Would you like to start a meditation practice? Can this ancient tradition help you create a better life – today?
In this book, you’ll learn the story of the original Buddha, and the lessons he taught. You’ll find out about his Four Noble Truths – and how to incorporate them in your daily life!
Buddhism is more than a religion – no matter your belief or creed, you can benefit from this ancient knowledge! There are plenty of values taught through Buddhism that can increase your happiness and quality of life!
With Buddhism: Living a Life of Happiness, Mindfulness, and Peace, you can learn to embrace mindfulness and peace – every day! This book teaches you to harness the power of observation, “right view”, and humility to gain a greater perspective on your life – and the lives of others. You will also learn how to practice meditating and breathing.
Furthermore, Buddhism: Living a Life of Happiness, Mindfulness, and Peace helps you stop your mind from worrying about your past and future. You’ll find it easy to create a good habit of meditation with this fun and insightful book!
- Series: Present Moment, Dalai Lama, Well Being, Stress Free, Inner Peace, Zen Meditation, Buddha, Taoism
- Paperback: 80 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (December 24, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1522704167
- ISBN-13: 978-1522704164
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.1 ounces
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I found this book a great introduction in Buddhism. It has helped me resume a routine of meditation. It is amazing how relaxing meditation truly is once you give it a chance. You will learn about definition of several life terms, like Happiness and Tolerance. You will learn about the different kinds of Buddhism and you will also learn a short concept for each type mentioned. You will also learn about Meditation, Mindfulness Breathing, Loving Kindness Meditation and some other key concepts like Letting Go, Nirvana, Reincarnation, Karma, Dharma, Mindfulness and its three fundamentals. If you knew nothing at all I think it would be very overwhelming because of the amount of information presented so quickly. It answers some great questions about the practice of Buddhism and I would certainly recommend it. The table of contents is very organized starting with a short biography of the founder, secondly the four basic tenets of Buddhism, and also the different sects of Buddhism found regionally in Asia. The most interesting aspect is that it explains how to actively participate in Buddhism using meditation and mindfulness (self awareness).
The author surely has an extensive knowledge of this religion.
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I read another book on Buddhism, it was a total waste of time. In that very few things were explained and each page had a small explanation of things….To define the 8 separate meanings of the Noble 8-fold path, the author had taken a single space for each one, but they contain only about one paragraph long explanations. Meh! What a waste. So compared to my experience with that, I love this book! I specially love this author’s way of bringing out the meaning of concepts to the reader. There are 14 chapters and all of them explain details related to Buddhism very well. I particularly like how the author approaches the idea of Introducing Buddhist values into your life. Also in certain places I see that the author slightly explains things in relation to other religions as well, like the one about Preta.
Buddhism as a way of life…
This is truly a wonderful self-help book. I think this book can be a great company when you are drinking coffee in a café and just simply living the moment. I like how this book made use of the quotes from well-respected people to support the content of each chapter. Most importantly, I have found great pleasure in learning new things that would help me to become at peace with myself, which in return will contribute well to how I am towards my fellowmen. Empathy and mindfulness are the attributes that I would really try to incorporate with the way I live my life. Meditation on the other hand is something I have to think about first. I just think such things should be done with the help and support of other person or people who have successfully or at least in the process of fulfilling this act. I agree with this book when it said that Buddhism, is not necessarily about religion it’s about one’s well-being. I believe that I can be a better Christian if I apply the principles of Buddhism in my life. Must grab! Find your inner peace!
This is a book to inform you about the roots and tells you how Buddhism came about and what it means in this day and age. It has presented a very nice description with logic to enrich you about the Buddhism. The people who want to really incorporate into your life will be very simple and smart decision to read the book for gathering information and positive effects. The Four Noble Truths were discovered by Siddhartha Gautama during his search and consist of elements that are fairly easy to understand is described in this book. You will get a detail explanation about the introduction of Buddhist value into your life. To abstaining from Alcohol and Drugs, you have to avoid over indulgence in alcohol or stimulants, stealing, misuse of sex, killing, and lying. This is not a mere piece of book, but contains a vast knowledge about this religion to the all levels.
Have this, worth the read
This book embraces the principles and culture of Buddhism. Understanding and applying their principles will offers you the perfect guide to a life of compassion, peace and wisdom.I’m not Buddhism but I have friend who are and I learned some of their principles and suddenly,I got interest to learn more about Buddhism. I found this book very interesting and looking the positive feedback will prove that this book is the helpful one for my eager to gain knowledge about Buddhism. Reading this book, conclude that I am perfect right to purchase this book because of its step by step strategies on how to incorporate Buddhism. Also this book has full of information about Buddhism from the essence of Buddhism and to its benefits of practicing the teaching of Buddhism. Practicing the teaching of Buddhism has a lots of benefits in our body and mind. It can help you to have mindfulness , can relieve stress and becoming much happier in your life. I’m glad that I pursue to know more about Buddhism and I’m lucky cause I found this book with a complete information about Buddhism. This is perfect for a beginners like me. Highly Recommended!
You choose your happiness.
Life is a journey. It’s up to us how to handle things. This book is amazing. I like it because it is interesting to read and inspiring. I like the lessons in life. How to face trials and how to overcome this trial. This book is not just for Buddhist. Even I am not a Buddhist I am inspired with all the lesson I learn from this book. It teaches you a lesson and it inspire me because I know everything written here strikes me. All the doubts and stress in life must be manage well. I like Dalai Lama philosophy. It is really more on philosophy than religion. To embrace happiness it should be start in you. You choose your happiness. When happiness comes it comes with peace. All should be incorporate with positive thoughts and application of all the learning in life. Use everything you learn in order for you to achieve your goals. It is the key to happiness and never mind all the stress.
If you’re getting into mindfulness this is a good read
I went to a talk with the Dalai Lama recently and became interested in the Buddhism and how it all started. This book provides a good detailed (but not too much detail that it becomes boring) overview of the religion in the first half. The second half is more focused on the practice of mindfulness/ Buddhism which has become be popular these days as a way to slow down and really ‘appreciate’ what is happening in your life. It is all too often that we get caught up ‘doing’ and forget about ‘being’. I have read a lot on mindfulness in the past and consider myself well versed.. but I did pick up a good couple of additional tips throughout this book too.
buddhism is a way of life
I agree that Buddhism is a way of life rather than a religion. Though I am practicing my faith as a Catholic, the philosophies presented with Buddhism are much likely the same with my religion. Buddhists believe in karma and so do Christians who believe that if you do good to your neighbor then you will reap its fruits. This book is complete, it explains the history of Buddhism, the Noble Truths and how Buddhism can applied to our daily life. Truly, Nirvana can only be attained through self-acceptance and healing. I recommend this book to those people who would like to adapt new philosophies and to those who seek happiness within themselves.