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How to Be Compassionate: A Handbook for Creating Inner Peace and a Happier World


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Through practical exercises and personal anecdotes, the Dalai Lama shows how individuals who practice compassion can spark positive global change.

How to Be Compassionate is a book about making small personal changes in order to create a ripple effect across the world. Through a series of simple steps, His Holiness the Dalai Lama shows how feeling compassion for those we love, as well as our enemies, is a certain route to independence. When humans become angry, freedom of will and freedom to love are lost. Hatred and fighting cannot bring happiness to anyone, even to those who win. We can only solve our problems through truly peaceful means - not just peaceful words, but actions based on a peaceful mind and heart. Each one of us is responsible for all of humankind, and for the environment in which we live.

In addition to explaining the importance of essential meditative steps, How to Be Compassionate comes alive through personal anecdotes and intimate accounts of the Dalai Lama's experiences as a life long student, a mediator, a political leader, and an international figure working with other Nobel Peace Laureates to address crises around the world. With practical guidance, compelling insight, and personal anecdotes from the world's beloved spiritual leader, this book is a must-have for seekers of all faiths.

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ISBN: 9781451623918
Publisher: Atria Books
Language: English
Page Count: 147
Size: 7.18" l x 4.98" w x 0.46"
Series: N/A