Cultivating Inner Peace: Exploring the Psychology, Wisdom and Poetry of Gandhi, Thoreau, the Buddha, and Others

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Pariyatti Publishing, Dec 15, 2011 - Religion - 320 pages
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The way to inner peace is illuminated in this accessible guide to tending one's inner landscape. The lives of outstanding figures such as the Buddha, Walt Whitman, and Gandhi are used to connect the ideal of inner peace with how real people cultivate peace in their everyday lives. Peacefulness as dynamic, selective, and egoless is shown through the constructive act of choosing different ways of life, such as having a smaller family or a more modest career. A message of hope and inspiration permeates this pragmatic approach and is exemplified by the author's own practice of meditation.
 

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Psychiatrist and author Fleischman discusses eight principles for making peace a way of life, including clearly identifying obstacles to peace, learning from spiritual role models, and learning that ... Read full review

Contents

PART I
19
PART II
43
PART III
63
PART IV
97
PART V
129
PART VI
161
PEACE IS HUMILITY
187
PART VIII
213
PART IX
240
PART X
267
OUR INNER PEACE
281
Notes
309
Index
317
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Paul R. Fleischman, MD, is the author of The Buddha Taught Nonviolence, Not Pacifism, The Healing Spirit, Karma and Chaos, and Spiritual Aspects of Psychiatric Practice. He has contributed to Landscape, Nature, and The Yale Review. In 1993 he was awarded the Oskar Pfister Award by the American Psychiatric Association for his writing. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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