27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
serene wisdom, but not a great of practical help,
This review is from: The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living (Paperback)
I met the Dalai Lama once, in Dharamsala, although I didn't speak to him - I shook his hand, and he gave me a red cotton wristband. What impressed me was that he really looked at me with his full attention, and smiled, and seemed to radiate benevolence. This book radiates benevolence in the same way, looking at happiness from the Buddhist point of view, and suggesting how to live in such a way as to increase our well-being. There is a great deal of emphasis on compassion, and on understanding our own minds, and how our own negative thoughts and emotions create discord in our lives. It's wise and well-written, but I did miss a little bit of more practical advice, some concrete steps on what we can do increase our happiness. To make up for this omission, perhaps this book needs to read together with a book such as Authentic Happiness. I must also recommend Back to Sanity: Healing the Madness of our Minds by Steve Taylor, a great book on the factors which stop us finding harmony and happiness, and how we can overcome them. Back to Sanity: Healing the Madness of Our Minds
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Initial post: 26 Apr 2010 10:22:21 BDT
Steve Roche says:
I shook his head??
Posted on 12 May 2010 21:22:28 BDT
I think he meant 'hand'
Posted on 12 Sep 2010 22:34:34 BDT
perhaps he meant that he shook his head at him.....
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