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  1. says:

    According to Thich Nhat Hanh, the key to the art of living can be summarized in one word Mindfulness Or to use his words Happiness is not something that arrives in a package in the mail Happiness does not fall out of the sky Happiness is something we generate with mindfulness.I am inclined to agree with him For over a year, I have been attending weekly guided meditations on Thursdays at the Los Angeles Central Library conducted by the Mindful Awareness Research Center MARC at UCLA I was According to Thich Nhat Hanh, the key to the art of living can be summarized in one word Mindfulness Or to use his words Happiness is not something that arrives in a package in the mail Happiness does not fall out of the sky Happiness is something we generate with mindfulness.I am inclined to agree with him For over a year, I have been attending weekly guided meditations on Thursdays at the Los Angeles Central Library conducted by the Mindful Awareness Research Center MARC at UCLA I was able to do this because my job was reduced from a full time job to a part time job Curiously, I have been feeling better as a result, and my overall health has improved On the other hand, two of my co workers have died during the same period, and the remaining ones, incuding my boss, are incredibly stressed There s a lot to this practice Although Thich Nhat Hanh was a Buddhist monk, his advice in The Art of Living is non denominational In every way, this a a highly useful book


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    from page 70 When I was eighty years old, a journalist asked me if I ever planned to retire as a spiritual teacher I smiled and explained that teaching is given not by talking alone but by the way we live our life Our life is the teaching Our life is the message And so I explained that as long as I continue to practice mindful sitting, walking, eating, and interacting with my community and those around me, I will continue to teach I told her that I had already started encouraging my senior from page 70 When I was eighty years old, a journalist asked me if I ever planned to retire as a spiritual teacher I smiled and explained that teaching is given not by talking alone but by the way we live our life Our life is the teaching Our life is the message And so I explained that as long as I continue to practice mindful sitting, walking, eating, and interacting with my community and those around me, I will continue to teach I told her that I had already started encouraging my senior students to begin to replace me by giving their own Dharma talks Many of them have given wonderful Dharma talks, and some have been better than mine When they teach, I see myself continued in them I find nourishing and healing food for thought in the writings of Zen master Thich That Hanh b.1926 The edition I read was from the library, and I was moved to copy out a number of passages which indicates that I probably need a personal copy


  3. says:

    Common message, mindfulness.sounds easy but few achieve.


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    I think The Art of Living is Thich Nhat Hanh s latest book It is based on talks he gave in 2014 Later that year he got a severe brain hemorrhage and still hasn t gained the power of speech again, so this might be his last book too In most ways a continuation of what he has been writing about in other books I ve read by him, Buddhism, and how to live well But he is also writing about dying, and he deals with that in quite an interesting way He was born in 1926, so one might assume that he is I think The Art of Living is Thich Nhat Hanh s latest book It is based on talks he gave in 2014 Later that year he got a severe brain hemorrhage and still hasn t gained the power of speech again, so this might be his last book too In most ways a continuation of what he has been writing about in other books I ve read by him, Buddhism, and how to live well But he is also writing about dying, and he deals with that in quite an interesting way He was born in 1926, so one might assume that he is coming to terms with his own mortality However I look at it, I find it an interesting book, and often beautifully written, like so much of his other writings I ve read


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    The Art of Living by Thich Nhat Hanh Does Zen master, global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh need any further introduction For me it is the first of his books I have read and it wont be the last I enjoyed his clear and simple way of writing and explaining Is that because he writes his insights after walking meditation and with a brush in short calligraphy phrases It helped me to understand the Buddha s teachings and the basics of mindfulness a little better I gl The Art of Living by Thich Nhat Hanh Does Zen master, global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh need any further introduction For me it is the first of his books I have read and it wont be the last I enjoyed his clear and simple way of writing and explaining Is that because he writes his insights after walking meditation and with a brush in short calligraphy phrases It helped me to understand the Buddha s teachings and the basics of mindfulness a little better I gladly share some of Thich Nhat Hanh s insights with you Time is life and life is love.Love is a long term commitment made know to my family and friends.The four basic elements of true love are loving kindness, compassion, joy and inclusiveness.When you start a relation with someone you should also need to find out what their dreams are and also need to help them understand your dream.My happiness depends on my mental attitude not on external conditions.Seven concentrations and the seven chapters of this book 1 Emptiness, means to be full of everything but empty of a separate existence.2 Signlessness a cloud never dies death is essential to making life possible, death is transformation, death is continuation.We should take time to understand living and dying and free our self from anxiety, fear and sorrow.3 Aimlessness you already are what you want to become the way out is in It is the quality of our life that is important, not how long we live Spiritual practise is the art of knowing how to create happiness and handle suffering.Your dream is now What can I do today to realize my dreams Realize your dreams with joy, ease and freedom Our dream gives us vitality, it gives meaning to our lives.4 Impermanence, thanks to impermanence everything is possible.When we agree with the truth of impermanence we have to behave according to that truth You do everything you can and you do it now Make the person you love happy, live the kind of life you would like to live Make it a living insight that is with us every day don t exercise to get fit or be healthier, do it because you enjoy being alive Take good care of your garden, so you can help your beloved take care of theirs.Cultivate flowers of peace, compassion, gratitude, understanding and joy,and you can offer, patience acceptance, understanding and compassion,and grow together.Our suffering is impermanent and that is why we can transform it, and because happiness is impermanent that is why we have to nourish it.5 Non Carving you have enough As soon as we realize that in this very moment we already have enough and we already are enough true happiness becomes possible.Mindfulness can only help reduce our stress and tension if it provides us with insight.Our spiritual practice meditation has the power to transform the roots of our suffering and transform the way we live our daily life It is insight that helps us calm our restlessness, stress and craving.True happiness depends on our capacity to cultivate compassion and understanding and bring nourishment and healing to ourselves and our loved ones.It is possible to learn to sit in peace, breath in peace and walk in peace To be at peace is an art we cultivate with daily mindful practice.As we nourish and heal ourselves, our understanding of the meaning of life will deepen day by day.We can become a victim of our success but never of our happiness.6 Letting go Our idea of happiness may be the very obstacle of our happiness.Peace, freedom and happiness can be found right here in this very life, if only we can learn the art of handling our suffering.Happiness and peace are born from transforming suffering and pain If there was no mud, how could a lotus grow.A meditator is both an artist and a warrior.7 Nirvana is nowNirvana is a pleasant state of coolness and freshness that we can all touch in this very life.As we learn to handle our suffering we are learning to generate moments of nirvana.Awakening can be found right in the heart of suffering So it s okay to suffer, we just need to learn how to handle it.time is life an time is loveThis is my life and I want to live it deeply.The five Remembrances of the Buddha I am of the nature to grow oldThere is no way to escape growing oldI am of the nature to have ill healthThere is no way to escape ill healthI am of the nature to dieThere is no way to escape deathAll that is dear to me and everyone Ilove are of the nature to changeThere is no way to escape being separated from themMy actions are my only true belongingsI cannot escape the consequences of my actionsThey are the ground upon which I stand


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    Book received from EdelweissReligious Diversity emojiathonI first heard of this author in my Eastern Religions class, while I m not Buddhist some of the teachings of the religion really resonated with me This book was sent to me by the publisher at an interesting time At the end of the month we ll be coming up on the 1st anniversary of my niece s death and things are starting to get rough as we get closer to her birthday which was also this month Reading through this book and remembering tha Book received from EdelweissReligious Diversity emojiathonI first heard of this author in my Eastern Religions class, while I m not Buddhist some of the teachings of the religion really resonated with me This book was sent to me by the publisher at an interesting time At the end of the month we ll be coming up on the 1st anniversary of my niece s death and things are starting to get rough as we get closer to her birthday which was also this month Reading through this book and remembering that I need to focus on the present has helped me quite a bit to put things back on an even keel This is one book that I want to add to my own religious bookshelves for when I need that reminder again


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    The number of days we have to live is not so important What matters is how we live them Beautiful book, extremely important in times of not appreciating our own life, pretending to live the life of someone else, of pleasing others We are forgetting the true values of our life As soon as we realize that in this very moment we already have enough, and we already are enough, true happiness becomes possible The book contains simple steps that can bring your life back on track, everyone in the The number of days we have to live is not so important What matters is how we live them Beautiful book, extremely important in times of not appreciating our own life, pretending to live the life of someone else, of pleasing others We are forgetting the true values of our life As soon as we realize that in this very moment we already have enough, and we already are enough, true happiness becomes possible The book contains simple steps that can bring your life back on track, everyone in the world knows these steps and pearls of wisdom but, somehow, my book is full of notes and highlights Impermanence is just as capable of bringing about happiness as it is of bringing about suffering Live in this very moment and appreciate it no matter whether it is positive or negative because nothing is here forever True happiness depends on our capacity to cultivate compassion and understanding and bring nourishment and healing to ourselves and our loved ones I will definitely re read this book many times in the future just to refresh and to remind myself that life is so precious We cannot create happiness in a place where there is no suffering, just as we cannot grow lotuses without mud.Lotuses cannot grow on marble


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    Excellent book Everyone should read this who wants to try to live amindful existence Can not put into words the feeling this book has given me I borrowed the book from the library but just purchased it as i feel it needs to be read many times in order to fully absorb the words to help incorporate into everyday life Excellent.


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    this is my life and i want to live it deeply i ve been listening to this audio book while driving to and from work and it has been so useful as a way of reorienting myself to my body, go slower, and let go of obsession with outcome result thay s teachings are so helpful kind and so very necessary in this current time this is my life and i want to live it deeply i ve been listening to this audio book while driving to and from work and it has been so useful as a way of reorienting myself to my body, go slower, and let go of obsession with outcome result thay s teachings are so helpful kind and so very necessary in this current time


  10. says:

    Listening this book as audio was like someone was talking, comforting and easing the pain.


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