Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (Shambhala Classics) Revised edition [Sharon Salzberg] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying. A profound, yet simple book on practicing “metta,” or lovingkindness by Sharon Salzberg, the founder of Insight Meditation Society. We can all benefit from the. quotes from Sharon Salzberg: ‘You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection’, ‘You can search throughout the .
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May I have mental happiness. This is such a book. Spreading upward to the skies, And downward to the depths; Outward and unbounded, Freed from hatred and ill-will.
She is a weekly columnist for On Beinga regular contributor to The Huffington Post and the author of many books including Real Happinessand Lovingkindness. All people deserve our compassionate attention and shwron those who seem as the least likely candidates, need it the most.
Sharon Salzberg has a true gift for putting into words and examples the teachings of the Buddhist path so that it is clear on how they do truly apply to everyday life.
The very first thought that came up in my mind was: Whatever living beings there may be; Whether they are weak or strong, omitting none, The great or the mighty, medium, short or small, The seen and the unseen, Those living near and far away, Those born and to-be-born – May all beings be at ease! Whether standing or walking, seated or lying down, Free from drowsiness, One should sustain this recollection. I like the guided meditation practices. True happiness may not be at all far away, but it requires a radical change of view as to where to find it.
In my experience, lovingkindness meditation, lovint metta, is an essential life practice for peacebuilders. Preview — Lovingkindness by Sharon Salzberg.
Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
Remembering that his person, too, just wants to happy—that out of ignorance, we all make mistakes that create harm or suffering, and that causing suffering inevitably will bring suffering to that person.
Be the first to learn about new releases! I liked the gentle kindnews the book is written with – reminding readers on every page – we are all able and qualified to bring loving-kindness into the world – and most especially to ourselves. Let none deceive another, Or despise any being in any state.
Guinee rated it really liked it. Well worth reading, with the potential to be life-changing.
I was not surprised to enjoy reading salbzerg. Goenka, which only gives a little place to metta, and had let me a bit confused on the subject. May 22, Maureen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Among the other purposes it fulfills are a quick overview of the brahma-viharas, an efficient balancing of Buddhist stories as well as modern examples from Salzberg’s personal life, an accepting This may be the first book on meditation that serves two very simple purposes in a highly organized fashion: All individuals… happy, suffering, causing suffering.
Mar 29, Clara rated it really liked it.
Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg
So, May I be free from danger. I always thought honesty was my number one value. Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience. Expand your awareness to all beings, everywherewithout distinction, without exclusion. Jul 29, Philippe Desaulniers rated it really liked it. Sharon Salzberg is a gem! Salzbwrg if you can understand that this person wants lovng be happy just as each one of us wants to be happy and open, extend that force of loving-kindness towards them.
This book was so essential in my Dhyanic breakthroughs, via, the Metta Bhavana. Jan 29, Golden Brown rated it really liked it. The first time salzverg I ever did loving-kindness practice was without sazberg teacher. In our frantic search for something to quench our thirst, we overlook iindness water all around us and drive ourselves into exile from our own lives.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The beauty of metta is that as we learn to see ourselves with clarity, we will then move from this center of compassionate acceptance towards truly loving others. So I’d g This is in the “Insight Meditation” tradition of Buddhism, and is basically about compassion as a path to more happiness in your life. Thank you, Sharon Salzberg!
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Just a moment while we sign you in salzbegg your Goodreads account. If you read much of this type of sharno, you’re going to have a lot of “well, this sounds familiar” moments, and there’s nothing wrong with that – they’re all going to be dealing with a lot of the same basic teachings. To knidness other readers questions about Lovingkindnessplease sign up. Let them be able and upright, Straightforward and gentle in speech.
A profound, yet simple book on practicing “metta,” or lovingkindness by Sharon Salzberg, the founder of Insight Meditation Society. Danger in that sense is salzbert inner danger from the force of certain mind states, and outer danger. I have read many of Sharon Salzberg’s books, and must admit to being a bit disappointed in the later ones. It salzbrg by accident that I took this book with me to a metta meditation retreat that I attended recently, and I found it a very useful complement to the work i did there.
The traditional phrases as are taught, at least this one classical translation of them, begins with oneself:. Salzberg uses clear language and includes many examples from her own life to illustrate her points, making the concepts she discusses highly relatable and all the more useful for that.
When you flip the switch in that attic, it doesn’t matter whether its been dark for ten minutes, ten years or ten decades.