This is the story of Tenzin Palmo, the daughter of a fishmonger from London's East End who became a Tibetan nun. After meditating for 12 years in a cave 13,000 feet up in the Himalayas, she became a world-renowned spiritual leader and champion of the right of women to achieve spiritual enlightenment.
Who would give up so much to persue her / his dream? Well if you in fact do, than you are truly a successful person. There is no need for massive bank balances to measure success, just the courage and freedom to become yourself. For serious readers, as the story gets deeper and depressing.......It is filled with questions and perhaps many answers on the nature of the mind and it's oneness. Tenzin Palmo's every word is nothing but wisdom.
In Happiness, Matthieu Ricard demonstrated that true happiness is not tied to fleeting moments or sensations, but is an enduring state of soul rooted in mindfulness and compassion for others. Now he turns his lens from the personal to the global, with a rousing argument that altruism - genuine concern for the well-being of others - could be the saving grace of the 21st century. It is, he believes, the vital thread that can answer the main challenges of our time.
Very deep, well researched and intensive reading or listening. Surely life changing and opens up the mind towards a more altrustic nature.
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