The first of six in the How Life Works Series, How Generosity Works follows in the tradition of How Yoga Works by illustrating through contemporary fable how one can create a happier life. The teachings draw from 8th Century Buddhist monk Master Shantideva's A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life but are accessible to anyone looking for inspiration, regardless of background or belief. Never preachy, How Generosity Works demonstrates how to transform pain and anger into a profound experience of love.
The fable centers on Troy, a young man grieving the death of his good friend and Grace, a middle-aged Buddhist practitioner. Troy has returned home after failing too many college classes. At his father's house, he endures the unwelcoming scorn from a combative stepmother. Troy and Grace connect through music, which sets the spae for deeper teaching of Master Shantideva's verses, interwoven throughout the text. Empowered by the knowledge that Grace imparts, Troy takes control of his own life as he begins the journey out of his pain.
The How Life Works series is a collection of beautifully packaged, small hardcover books, designed for inspirational giving. The series is based on the six perfections: generosity, ethics, patience, joyous effort, concentration, and wisdom.