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Not for Happiness Audiobook

Not for Happiness: A Guide to the So-Called Preliminary Practices

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Do you practise meditation because you want to feel good? Or to help you relax and be "happy"? Then frankly, according to Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, you are far better off having a full-body massage than trying to practise the Dharma. Genuine spiritual practice, not least the Ngndro preliminaries, will not bring the kind of comfort and ease most worldly people crave. Quite the opposite, in fact. But if your ultimate goal is enlightenment, Ngndro practice is a must, and Not for Happiness your perfect guide, as it contains everything an aspiring practitioner needs to get started, including advice about: developing "renunciation mind" discipline, meditation, and wisdom using your imagination in visualization practice why you need a guru.

©2012 Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    "Exactly what was needed"

    Truly explains all the intricacies of "The Path" and Ngondro practice. I found it to be truly useful and plan to listen to it many, many, times. I also feel like it really puts it all together, although I now realize I must also buy the book itself as well, as the book has illustrations.

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    John Welch 10-21-16
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    "Great Content and Excellent narration"

    Great content and excellent narration. I hope Audible makes available more Tibetan Buddhist Dharma books narrated by Edoardo Ballerini.
    Highly recommended for all those interested in spiritual growth and enlightenment.

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    girlie4zuz 09-14-16
    girlie4zuz 09-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good, but not his best..."

    The information in this book didn't seem to be as well organized as other books I've read by him. Still it was good information. I learned several new things about Buddhism.

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    Matti 10-16-15
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    "Misleading title"

    I felt a bit misled by the title; the book was definitely not sceptical. Heavily superstitious (as, I guess, the Tibetian Buddhists are) and kind of still promising happiness.

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    "Expected more after first book"

    I was having higher hopes on more practice details, especially after the excellent what makes you not a Buddhist.

    I expected meditation guidance and instructions on the Buddhist steps, but this was so light weight, as I was hoping getting some teaching. Shame

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