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The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living


A Tibetan spiritual leader's guide to dealing with everyday human problems and achieving happiness. It addresses issues such as: the sources of ... + Show synopsis

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  • Wonderful book Dec 25, 2008
    by [email protected]

    A readable, insightful work worth spending your money and time on. We need more happy people in the world to create a happier planet.

  • The Art of Happiness Jun 26, 2007
    by maryfairy

    The Art of Happiness, first of all, is not authored by the Dalai Lama, but is written by a Western psychotherapist, Howard C. Cutler. Cutler does a good job of presenting some very basic ideas of the Dalai Lama?s for Western reader through transcriptions of conversations and public talks given by His Holiness. It is all very reassuring. It is good to be happy and to strive to be happy, because happiness comes from practicing the good qualities of being human - kindness, compassion, and tolerance. To be happy, to be a better person, you can practice, with commitment and with discipline, the good states of mind, and combat bad ones - anger, hatred, and greed. The Dalai Lama explains how to develop kindness and compassion, how to face suffering, and how to deal with anger and self-doubt from his Buddhist perspective, and Cutler puts his ideas into Western terms. In the end, the Dalai Lama describes the spiritual life as a disciplined, calm state of mind that translates into one?s daily actions.
    American readers who want to glimpse into the inspiring spiritual practice of the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism, who want simple affirmation of their right to happiness, and some comforting advice about pursuing happiness will like this book.

  • Life Changing Jun 5, 2007
    by Anna32

    An excellent account of Budhism and of an approach to life that offers more meaning and truer happiness. A beautiful book.

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