The Essence of Happiness

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Penguin, Oct 26, 1998 - Philosophy - 224 pages
15 Reviews
The essence of the iconic book The Art of Happiness distilled into a beautiful new format.

The Dalai Lama inspired millions around the world with his wisdom and compassion in The Art of Happiness. Now, in The Essence of Happiness, moving insights from His Holiness are gathered in an elegantly designed keepsake book that makes for a handy and accessible medium for that wisdom.

Offering sage advice on defeating day-to-day depression, anxiety, anger, jealousy, and other emotions that get in the way of true happiness, the pages of The Essence of Happiness contain transforming reflections on how to overcome suffering and obstacles to create a fulfilled, joyous life.

With its new package, ideal for taking anywhere, The Essence of Happiness is poised to become the handbook for living.

  

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User Review  - Kelly - Goodreads

315 pages, not 120 like the description says. It's a bit of a tedious read as all educational books can be but the wisdom is supreme. Good reminders of how to be a better person to yourself and others. Read full review

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User Review  - Ryan Parker - Goodreads

Very easy read. Great coffee table book just to glance at it time to time. Inspirational as well ,as one would think. Read full review

Contents

THE COMPARING MIND
INNER CONTENTMENT
INNER WORTH
HAPPINESS VERSUS PLEASURE
THE PATH TO HAPPINESS
MENTAL DISCIPLINE
ETHICAL DISCIPLINE
OUR FUNDAMENTAL NATURE
THE BENEFITS OF COMPASSION
MEDITATION ON COMPASSION
BUT ITS NOT FAIR
GUILT
RESISTING CHANGE
A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON THE ENEMY
IS THIS ATTITUDE PRACTICAL?
DISCOVERING NEW PERSPECTIVES

THE QUESTION OF HUMAN NATURE
MEDITATION ON THE PURPOSE OF LIFE
LONELINESS AND CONNECTION
DEPENDENCE ON OTHERS VERSUS SELFRELIANCE
INTIMACY
EXPANDING OUR DEFINITION OF INTIMACY
ESTABLISHING EMPATHY
EXAMINING THE UNDERLYING BASIS OF A RELATIONSHIP
RELATIONSHIPS BASED ON ROMANCE
DEFINING COMPASSION
THE REAL VALUE OF HUMAN LIFE
A SUPPLE MIND
THE IMPORTANCE OF FLEXIBLE THINKING
FINDING BALANCE
DEALING WITH PHYSICAL PAIN
THE PROCESS OF CHANGE
REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS
MEDITATIONS ON ANGER
HONESTY AS AN ANTIDOTE TO LOW SELFESTEEM OR INFLATED SELFCONFIDENCE
REFLECTING ON OUR POTENTIAL AS AN ANTIDOTE TO SELFHATRED
MEDITATION ON THE NATURE OF THE MIND
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