Shelves: non-fiction , philosophy , self-help , buddhism This is a gentle introduction to Buddhism, discussing the basics in the context of many anecdotes of the author and people she knows. Really what I appreciate about the book is the attitude that spiritual living is really pretty plain. Many people can be teachers who know nothing about Buddhism. The point of Buddhism, according to the Buddha himself, is the end of suffering.
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But we choose how to deal with those difficulties, so boorsten offers guidelines on the dealing end of things. Every Buddhism and meditation teacher she encounters is the greatest ever, unbelievably wise and enlightened.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jun 21, Kristine rated it it was amazing. Mar 03, Natalie rated it it was amazing. If I could remember everything I read in this little book, I would be well on my way to being enlightened.
It is inherently equanimous, encompassing all things and holding them in an ease-filled balance. Refresh and try again. Eaiser 24, LeeLee rated it liked it. In depth, not at all. Had to buy it to have on hand to re-read. In this chapter Silvia not only relates the interview she watched, she proceeds to give step by step instructions to introduce the reader to meditation shlvia what to expect during meditation.
The following excerpt perfectly captures what I love about Sylvia and why I keep hoping I might meet her someday and convince her to be my adopted Buddhist Jewish sylvja The author applies these concepts to her personal experiences to explain them more fully to the reader. They have too much opportunity to practice anger and not enough sense of the other possibilities.
Her willingness to admit to still learning and practice is helpful and hopeful. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Anyone interested in Buddhism and how it interacts with other systems. TOP Related Posts.
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