A Heart Full of Peace by Joseph Goldstein, His Holiness the Dalai Lama

By Joseph Goldstein, His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Love, compassion, and peace - those phrases are on the middle of all non secular endeavors. even supposing we intuitively resonate with their which means and cost, for many people, the problem is the best way to include what we all know: the best way to remodel those phrases right into a brilliant, dwelling perform. In those occasions of clash and uncertainty, this variation is way greater than an summary perfect; it's an pressing necessity. Peace on the earth starts off with us. This splendidly beautiful providing from one the main relied on elders of Buddhism within the West is a hot and fascinating exploration of the methods we will domesticate and appear peace as clever and skillful motion within the world.

This captivating ebook is illuminated all through with energetic, joyous, and infrequently even humorous citations from a bunch of latest and old assets - from the poetry of W.S. Merwin and Galway Kinnell to the haiku of Issa and the good poet-monk Ryokan, from the luminous aspirations of Saint Francis of Assisi to the sage recommendation of Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama.

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Fear would still arise, of course, but I no longer locked it in with my resistance. Genuine mindful acceptance allowed the fear to just wash through. It’s not always easy to be compassionate, much as we want to or even feel that we are. We don’t like opening to our own pain, and we don’t necessarily want to open to the pain of others. It takes practice—and perhaps several different practices—to be able to open to the difficult emotions that we’re aware of and to illuminate those that are hidden.

Try to be at peace with yourself and help others to share that peace. ” It is very simple. We are here for a very short time. Can we try to do something good with our lives? Can we develop an inner peace and share that inner peace with others? When we 54 • a heart full of peace • contribute to other people’s happiness, we find the true meaning and true goal of life. This is our task. This is our challenge.

We might think of the mind as being like clear, open space. All kinds of things can arise there, but the space itself is not affected. It is possible to develop a mind like that, a mind not lost in or attached to phenomena. Such a mind experiences a much more abiding kind of happiness, because it doesn’t depend on changing conditions. ” We actually have moments when we know this to be true. In meditation and in our lives, it is not so important what particular experience arises. What’s important is how we relate to it.

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