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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
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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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    J. Y. Whitaker North Chicago, IL USA 01-08-17
    J. Y. Whitaker North Chicago, IL USA 01-08-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Enlightening"

    I really enjoyed this book. It made me rethink how I look at things and how I interact with people and the world around me. Thank you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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 !!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 10-26-16
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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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    mslamtntv 11-14-17
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    "For everyone! And you won’t be disappointed!"

    I view myself as more of a spiritual person, not religious. But no matter your beliefs, the Dalai Lama’s words are relevant and timeless. He speaks from his heart, and his goal is to make your life, your soul, happier. I have been lucky to see the Dalai Lama speak in person. While I prefer to hear him directly, his message is conveyed exceptionally well through the narrators. I highly recommend this book, you won’t be disappointed!
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    AugustoFMS Recife, Brazil 08-15-17
    AugustoFMS Recife, Brazil 08-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Pretty awesome"

    we normally forget some basic values that will always bring happiness. And with support of science, this audiobook is even more interesting.

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    Sandrita 🙏🏼🌈 03-03-15
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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 14 people found this review helpful
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    1/30/17
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    "Helping with everyday life...."

    fantastic book cant wait to listen to more. Useing the book to help my depression

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    7/30/17
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    "great! A must have for all!!"

    I loved it. it has given me a better insight on happiness and how I can achieve it. I am very interested in Buddhism because of this book. searching for more dalai Lama books as we speak. give it a go! I recommend listening to this in a park where you can breath fresh air and have clear thoughts and very few distractions.

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  • julie Hanson
    7/24/17
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    "Inspiring"

    An inspiring short burst of wisdom ! Really worth a listen. Provokes thought ... never a bad thing.

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  • Jules
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    6/30/17
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    "Reflective Food for the mind"

    Will be listening to this a few times a week. perfect bite sized length, but packed with amazing morsels and nuggets of guidance.

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