How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life by Dalai Lama

By Dalai Lama

File Note: Translated through Jeffrey Hopkins

As people, we own one universal hope: the necessity for happiness and a significant existence. based on His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the power to discover actual success lies inside each one folks. Now, the religious and temporal chief of Tibet, Nobel Prize winner, and bestselling writer is helping readers commence the trail to enlightenment in a really designated booklet -- an easy-access reference for day-by-day perform in addition to attractive illumination of the undying knowledge of His Holiness.
"How to Practice" will advisor you towards beginning your center, refraining from doing damage, preserving psychological tranquility, and extra. Divided right into a sequence of targeted steps that may lead non secular seekers of all faiths towards enlightenment, this obtainable ebook is a continuing and day-by-day better half within the quest to perform morality, meditation, and knowledge. The Dalai Lama indicates us tips on how to triumph over our daily stumbling blocks, from emotions of anger and distrust to jealousy, lack of confidence, and counterproductive considering. Imbued along with his Holiness' vivacious spirit and experience of playfulness, "How to Practice" bargains the Dalai Lama's personal sage and intensely useful perception into the human psyche and what binds us all jointly.

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When we embrace anger and take good care of our anger, we obtain relief. We can look deeply into it and gain many insights. The first insight may be that the seed of anger in us has grown a little too big, and it is the main cause of our misery. As we begin to see this fact, we realize that the other person is only a secondary cause. The other person is not the main cause of our anger. If we continue to look deeply, we see that the other person suffers a great deal. Someone who suffers a lot always makes the people around him or her suffer.

But this is not wisdom. Happiness is not an individual matter. If one of you is not happy, it will be impossible for the other person to be happy. 1. "DARLING, I AM ANGRY. " To say, "Darling, I love you," is good, it is important. It is natural that we share our joy and good feelings with our beloved one. But you also have to let the other person know when you suffer, when you are angry with him or her. You have to express what you feel. You have the right. This is true love. "Darling, I am angry at you.

This would prove that your love, your trust for him or her is very weak. So you have to tell him or her about your suffering, your anger as soon as you can. Twenty-four hours is the deadline. You may feel you are not capable of telling him or her right away because you are not yet calm. You are still very angry. So practice mindful breathing and walking outdoors. Then when you feel calm and ready to share, you speak. But if the deadline comes close, and you are not yet calm, then you have to write it down.

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