Becoming Buddha: Awakening the Wisdom and Compassion to Change Your World

Becoming Buddha: Awakening the Wisdom and Compassion to Change Your World

by Robert Sachs

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Becoming Buddha: Awakening the Wisdom and Compassion to Change Your World by Robert Sachs

To "Become Buddha" is to AWAKE. We need to awake to our personal responsibility-not only for our own lives but for the world around us. Individual efforts can change the world. This book does not promise enlightenment but it will provide a path-a path that, if you follow it, will transform your life. Buddhist masters say that we are in a "Dark Age". Terrorist attacks, wars, economic failures, and natural disasters have created an atmosphere of fear. Tibetan masters encourage us not to lose heart-catastrophes have happened before and we have overcome them. Robert Sachs shows how Tibetan Buddhist teachings can have a real influence on our personal lived and equally on contemporary politics. He presents the four thoughts that revolutionize the mind, and demonstrates how we must take personal responsibility for the future. The Four Noble Truths show us there is no need to despair; and the four components of action will change our attitude to life and give us practical instruction on how to act. Using the power of meditation to make a difference, we can turn the inherent goodness of the human race into positive energy to help transform the world. The Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche used to say, "A mind that is transformed, free and cheerful can help create peace and happiness. Let us start down the path from this very moment."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781906787530
Publisher: Watkins Media
Publication date: 04/06/2010
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Robert Sachs has a degree in comparative religion and sociology, and has for many years studied the Eastern healing systems. He now works with doctors and hospitals to integrate contemporary medical treatment with ancient wisdom in many areas, including stress management and relationship and group dynamics. He has written several books.

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