The Dalai Lama inspired millions around the world with his wisdom and compassion in The Art of Happiness. Now, in The Essence of Happiness, further moving insights from His Holiness are here.
Offering sage advice on defeating day-to-day depression, anxiety, anger, jealousy, and other emotions that get in the way of true happiness, The Essence of Happiness contains transforming reflections on how to overcome suffering and obstacles to create a fulfilled, joyous life.
©2002 His Holiness the Dalai Lama (P)2010 Simon & Schuster Inc
It's hard to justify the price. The book is great but breaking it up into a series that's sold separately seems like a money grab. I guess only the financially privileged can walk the path to happiness.
"Simplicity that can change your perspective"
Honestly helped change my perspective on a few things in my life. The simple language is easy to understand and the examples given really help get the points he's trying to make across and are relatable. Definitely worth a listen and I will reference back to this book I'm sure many times. This book caters to all people of all faiths but if you are a spiritual person that lacks any label, this little guidebook is perfect. Reminds us about kindness to all, explains compassion and helps you understand how your own perspective and reactions play the largest role in how you see life, see others and see yourself. And how this impacts not only your life, but all others as well.
Great narration and layout. A quick read.
"Do you believe in happiness?"
In a gist a guidebook to yourself for what is worth mentioning an attempt to recreate a better "you" ,which obviously depends upon your current perception of yourself and insatiable desire for self improvement. So let me ask you again ...Do you believe in happiness ? Is it for you ? If answered in the affirmative ...go on read the book !!
This was my first introduction to this philosophy of thinking, so I could hardly compare it to similar works.
As a book, it was well written and easy to understand.
As to the content, the essence I got out from it was the concept of repeated emotion will strengthen that emotion. Thus happiness is a thing we can cultivate through deliberate effort. There's no easy answer to how this cultivation should be done and the book is very clear about that.
I really enjoyed this book. It made me rethink how I look at things and how I interact with people and the world around me. Thank you.
"Loved it hits the heart and soul"
Loved this book I listen to it many times
The things in this book will truly change how you live your life.
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