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The Art of Happiness Audiobook

The Art of Happiness

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Publisher's Summary

The Dalai Lama is probably one of the only people who, if you ask him if he's happy, even though he's suffered the loss of his country, will give you an unconditional "yes." What's more, he'll tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and the "the very motion of our life is toward happiness." How to get there has always been the question. He's tried to answer it before, but he's never had the help of a psychiatrist to get the message across in a context we can easily understand.

Through meditation, stories, and the meeting of Buddhism and psychology, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day depression, anxiety, anger, jealousy, or just an ordinary bad mood. He discusses relationships, health, family, work, and spirituality to show us how to ride through life's obstacles on a deep, abiding source of inner peace. Based on 2,500 years of Buddhist meditations and with a healthy dose of common sense, The Art of Happiness is a program that crosses the boundaries of all traditions to help listeners with the difficulties common to all human beings.

©1998 His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, M.D., All Rights Reserved; (P)1998 Simon & Schuster, Inc.; SOUND IDEAS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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"... this is one of the best how-to books a reader will ever find." (Booklist)
"[It]is not only an excellent supplement to daily self-awareness practices, it is also an indispensable educational tool." (AudioFile)

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    "Good Read"

    Overall, I found the book to be very enlightened and challenging to read. I very much appreciated the short proverbs and stories within the book. I felt like it gave deeper meaning and understanding to his message. Looking back through the book though I found it somewhat hard to stay engaged and focused on the reading, at points it bordered boring or dull.

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    Amazon Customer 04-17-17
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    "helped me gain peace during a difficullt divorce"

    used the fundamentals to clarify my thoughts and regain emotional control
    a must read for all

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    Mohamed 01-25-17
    Mohamed 01-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Won't teach you anything"

    To sum it up:
    1. your not the centre of the universe.
    2. Love what you have

    But the book is very Zen

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    Amazon Customer 01-20-17
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    "Enlightening!"

    Great book, I highly recommend this book to anyone who has lost a loved one.

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    bianca king 01-05-17
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    "Easy to understand, good for beginners"

    Essential but basic teachings on Buddhist beliefs expounded on by Cutler. Good jumping off point for those interested in the topic.

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    Basim Ayoub 12-28-16
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    "Enjoyed this book as a born Christian person keeping and open mind"

    Enjoyed this book as a born Christian person keeping and open mind

    No dislikes! Just wished it were longer :)

    Recommend it for the souls hungry for change and self betterment !

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    edna 12-19-16
    edna 12-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very interesting"

    The theories presented in this book are quite applicable in my life. And they do not clash with my religious beliefs (Christian) which was what concerned me prior to my purchase.

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    Rococo 12-18-16
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    "Good, to the point, & informative"

    Really enjoyed the format of this book with clips of Dalai Lama discussing this topic and the Author setting the context.

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    Evo Buffalo, NY 11-26-16
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    "Good 'read'"

    It was well thought out. A lot of information without dragging on. To the point and entertaining. Listened to it a couple times, definitely recommend.

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    Pearl 11-07-16
    Pearl 11-07-16
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    "Excellent Rules for Life"

    I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this book. It contains excellent rules for a better life. Delivery of the information is straight forward and well organized.
    After listening to the book the first time, I felt like the topics deserved additional attention so I immediately started it for a second pass.

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