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The Art of Happiness

By: Howard C. Cutler,His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Narrated by: Kris Dyer
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In this unique and important book, one of the world's great spiritual leaders offers his practical wisdom and advice on how we can overcome everyday human problems and achieve lasting happiness. 

The Art of Happiness is a highly accessible guide for a Western audience, combining the Dalai Lama's Eastern spiritual tradition with Dr Howard C. Cutler's Western perspective. Covering all key areas of human experience, they apply the principles of Tibetan Buddhism to everyday problems and reveal how one can find balance and complete spiritual and mental freedom. For the many who wish to understand more about the Dalai Lama's approach to living, there has never been a book which brings his beliefs so vividly into the real world. 

©1999 The Dalai Lama (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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only brushes the surface

I was expecting a little more from this book. This book only touches on very basic Buddhist principles. While I did like the way these principals were broken down with real life examples I found myself frustrated with the line of questioning hoping that the author would choose deeper philosophical questions when faced with someone as insightful as the Dalai Lama. I would recommend reading one of the Dalai Lamas many books rather than this one.

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sent me to sleep

Sorry this was too boring. Maybe it was the format , maybe the narration, but it put me to sleep 3 times. I couldn't even get halfway through.

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Arrgorant white guy interviews Delia lama

This book is just a interview of Dalal lama by a pompous white fool, the only part I enjoyed was how a small Indian boy conned him out of money

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An insight into D L, but very pro christian author

Clearly Budism has helped the Dali Lama stay calm and positive. And Budism practice has provided a foundation for mindfulness meditation. But to interrogate the Dali Lama for answers about mental health issues is a bit outside his skill & to conclude that all faiths are helpful for humanity is a bit naive & not supported by science. Read Sam Harris for a more honest perspective.

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boring

You cant tell when the narrator is reading dialogue. His tone is monotonous.
The author has way too basic understanding to interview the Dalai Lama. Not as profound as I was anticipating :(

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very helpful, highly recommended

very practical advices for a day to day situations, a way of living and see yourself

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Mindshifting

amazing really puts alot of things we may overlook into perspective and better understanding to see things from different angles and understand the silver linings lay in everything ✨️😀 ☯️

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I'm glad I didn't give up on it

I found the chapters on romance, sex, and marriage, a total waste of time, and I almost wiped the book because of them and asked myself why??? However, as it went into the psychology of happiness in general, I found it quite good.

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Loved it

I really loved this book it started off slow had to stop listening to the book for a few months but obviously I was not ready for this type of book I did really enjoy it.

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Loved this

The Dalai Lama’s wisdom is so calming and so powerful and relevant whether you are 16 or 60.

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