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The Essence of Happiness Audiobook

The Essence of Happiness: A Guidebook for Living

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Publisher's Summary

The Dalai Lama inspired millions around the world with his wisdom and compassion in The Art of Happiness. Now, in The Essence of Happiness, further moving insights from His Holiness are here.

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

©2002 His Holiness the Dalai Lama (P)2010 Simon & Schuster Inc

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    MCory13 04-25-16
    MCory13 04-25-16
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    "Simplicity that can change your perspective"

    Honestly helped change my perspective on a few things in my life. The simple language is easy to understand and the examples given really help get the points he's trying to make across and are relatable. Definitely worth a listen and I will reference back to this book I'm sure many times. This book caters to all people of all faiths but if you are a spiritual person that lacks any label, this little guidebook is perfect. Reminds us about kindness to all, explains compassion and helps you understand how your own perspective and reactions play the largest role in how you see life, see others and see yourself. And how this impacts not only your life, but all others as well.
    Great narration and layout. A quick read.

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    dA opTimYsTiQue 11-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Do you believe in happiness?"

    In a gist a guidebook to yourself for what is worth mentioning an attempt to recreate a better "you" ,which obviously depends upon your current perception of yourself and insatiable desire for self improvement. So let me ask you again ...Do you believe in happiness ? Is it for you ? If answered in the affirmative ...go on read the book !!

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    Amazon Customer 10-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Surprisingly good"

    This was my first introduction to this philosophy of thinking, so I could hardly compare it to similar works.

    As a book, it was well written and easy to understand.

    As to the content, the essence I got out from it was the concept of repeated emotion will strengthen that emotion. Thus happiness is a thing we can cultivate through deliberate effort. There's no easy answer to how this cultivation should be done and the book is very clear about that.

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    sandra 03-03-15
    sandra 03-03-15

    I'm a new author writing my autobiography the name of my book is me why not me.My first book is out and book two and three coming soon I plan to write five to complete the journey of my life.My book can be found on Amazon and the publisher is Dorrance Publishing.

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    "Loved it hits the heart and soul"

    Loved this book I listen to it many times
    The things in this book will truly change how you live your life.

    2 of 13 people found this review helpful

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