365 Ways to Live a Buddhist Life: Insights on Truth, Peace and Enlightenment

365 Ways to Live a Buddhist Life: Insights on Truth, Peace and Enlightenment


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A beautiful collection of quotations, insights and short tales which form an attractive introduction to Buddhism in all its richness and variety. Great for the newcomer and a multifaceted pick-me-up for the more experienced practitioner.

Buddhism has influenced Western thinking like no other Eastern religion. Even people who have no interest in adopting it wholeheartedly acknowledge the wisdom of its philosophical insights. 365 Ways to Live a Buddhist Life covers basic themes of universal relevance such as: the beauty of nature, good and bad karma, the importance of empathy, how to deal with stress and anxiety, how to meditate successfully, how to be happy, and the joy to be found in service to others. Alongside these "pearls" of practical advice there are "lanterns": lucid explanations of key Buddhist concepts that illuminate Buddhist belief and practice, and enlightening accounts of key moments, such as the Buddha's sermon in the Deer Park. The book itself is compact, attractive and beautifully illustrated.

Full of accessible Eastern wisdom, this book will help you to find the road to inner peace and happiness.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786783226
Publisher: Watkins Media
Publication date: 06/09/2020
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 1,145,852
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Founded in 1924, The Buddhist Society was one of the first Buddhist organisations outside Asia and remains one of the oldest in Europe.

Table of Contents

Introduction viii

Life and Teachings of the Buddha 1

Man, myth and legend 2

Siddhartha's journey 7

Enlightenment 11

The great physician 15

The chain of causation 21

The Four Noble Truths 25

The Noble Eightfold Path 27

Dharma 33

Schools and teachers 39

Skills for Life 47

Living well 49

Generosity 51

Morality 55

Renunciation 59

Wisdom 63

Energy 67

Patience 69

Truthfulness 73

Resolution 75

Loving kindness 79

Equanimity 83

Mind and Heart 87

Meditation 89

Awareness 93

Inner peace 97

Emptiness 99

Choicelessness 103

Compassion 105

Fortitude 107

Wholeheartedness 109

Suffering 113

Delusion 115

Non-attachment 119

Happiness 123

Finding the Path 127

Aspiration 129

Learning 135

The lessons of experience 139

Devotion 143

Gratitude 149

The Middle Way 151

Karma 153

Buddha-nature 155

Nirvana 157

Planet and Cosmos 159

Time 161

Impermanence 165

Samsara 169

Nature 173

The animal kingdom 177

The Global Family 179

Self and others 181

Relationships 185

Service 187

Peace 189

Government 191

Charity 193

Glossary 196

Further reading 201

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