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Six Keys to Buddhist Living: Simple Rules for Joy and Peace of Mind
     

Six Keys to Buddhist Living: Simple Rules for Joy and Peace of Mind

by Madonna Gauding
 
Find the key to enlightenment with six simple rules based on the ancient Buddhist teaching called the Six Perfections. People of any faith can find joy and peace of mind in this entertaining and profound book. These rules--including 'Let It Go' and 'Do No Harm'--have been updated and explained for today's lifestyle. Meditations, journal exercises, and creative

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Find the key to enlightenment with six simple rules based on the ancient Buddhist teaching called the Six Perfections. People of any faith can find joy and peace of mind in this entertaining and profound book. These rules--including 'Let It Go' and 'Do No Harm'--have been updated and explained for today's lifestyle. Meditations, journal exercises, and creative suggestions for putting these six keys into practice accompany poems, prayers, and wise words from spiritual teachers past and present, making it the perfect bedside companion to opening new horizons of possibility.

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
The Buddhist teaching of the Six Perfections has been, in the publisher's words, "updated for today's lifestyle" in this short, full-color book. The text is rooted in Buddhism and offers simple teachings of virtues as the Buddha named them-a fine aim. Great spiritual teachers often convey their teachings simply to make things easier for disciples. Yet some of this updating of the adaptable wisdom of Buddhism is more tired than timeless. "Get real," the restating of the virtue of striving for wisdom in one's life, sounds more like Dr. Phil than the Buddha. "Try to be there for people when they face serious problems" is obvious and yet vague. Real-life examples and stories that have been sifted for wisdom are more persuasive in spiritual writing than these generic exhortations. The book adopts a well-established self-help formula-keep it simple, add relaxing pictures and give the female reader interested in self-improvement something to write or do. The pictures in particular are pretty but empty, showing visual clich s such as women with their eyes closed in meditation. Spirituality is concerned with depth, yet some of the practices recommended here (take a soothing bath, monitor stress levels) are largely superficial. This book is for those who want Buddha lite. (Nov. 2) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841812526
Publisher:
Hamlyn
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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