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The book of joy : lasting happiness in a changing world
Title:
The book of joy : lasting happiness in a changing world
ISBN:
9780399185045
Physical Description:
x, 354 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents:
Arrival: we are fragile creatures -- The nature of true joy -- Why are you not morose? -- Nothing beautiful comes without some suffering -- Have you renounced pleasure? -- Our greatest joy -- Lunch: the meeting of two mischievous people Is wonderful -- The obstacles to joy -- You are a masterpiece in the making -- Fear, stress, and anxiety: I would be very nervous -- Frustration and anger: I would shout -- Sadness and grief: the hard times knit us more closely together -- Despair: the world Is in such turmoil -- Loneliness: no need for introduction -- Envy: that guy goes past yet again in his Mercedes-Benz -- Suffering and adversity: passing through difficulties -- Illness and fear of death: I prefer to go to hell -- Meditation: now I'll tell you a secret thing -- The eight pillars of joy -- Perspective: there are many different angles -- Humility: I tried to look humble and modest -- Humor: laughter, joking is much better -- Acceptance: the only place where change can begin -- Forgiveness: freeing ourselves from the past -- Gratitude: I am fortunate to be alive -- Compassion: something we want to become -- Generosity: we are filled with joy -- Celebration: dancing in the streets of Tibet -- Departure: a final goodbye -- Joy practices.
Abstract:
Two leading spiritual masters share their wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity, sharing personal stories and teachings about the science of profound happiness and the daily practices that anchor their emotional and spiritual lives.
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : Avery, [2016]

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