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The Art of Happiness

A Handbook for Living
Narrated by: Kris Dyer
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
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Summary

In this unique and important book, one of the world's great spiritual leaders offers his practical wisdom and advice on how we can overcome everyday human problems and achieve lasting happiness. 

The Art of Happiness is a highly accessible guide for a Western audience, combining the Dalai Lama's Eastern spiritual tradition with Dr Howard C. Cutler's Western perspective. Covering all key areas of human experience, they apply the principles of Tibetan Buddhism to everyday problems and reveal how one can find balance and complete spiritual and mental freedom. For the many who wish to understand more about the Dalai Lama's approach to living, there has never been a book which brings his beliefs so vividly into the real world. 

©1999 The Dalai Lama (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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The Delai Lama is a Beautiful Soul

I really enjoyed the book, read well and full of great information from many perspectives. What I truly love about this book is that reading it from a Christian perspective the Delai Lama is very accepting and surprisingly encouraging in my faith. God Bless him and may he have a peaceful and loving life. The greatest piece of information I have taken away from this book is, True enlightened beings live to help and create peace for all sentient life, meaning they do no support animal suffering but rather make it their goal to create peace and love for all life forms on earth. Such a beautiful message and one I will love by... I haven't eaten meat for 2 years and this book has encouraged me to never do it again. Have a great day. 5*

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I'm more happy than I was before reading it

Excellent book of ways for happiness 😀 just read it 😀😀😀 I'm calmer and more peaceful and I wish future readers the same 😀

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It has it’s moments but it is mostly about the author him self.

There are som interesting insights but the author seems more interested in formulating clever questions to Dalai Lama than the answers.

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Made me happier

Brilliant book, which has helped me look at certain situations differently and judge others more kindly. I can’t wait to listen again, thank you for helping me look at happiness, others and myself differently.

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inspiring

great book. very positive and good read. gives you a sense of comfort. inspires you to meditate and give it a try.

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  • 13-09-19

Good book to listen to

Good advice particularly on relationships and anxiety. I enjoyed the narrator' story telling and he was able to capture the essence of the stories and conversations.

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Inspirational

I might listen a second time as I loved it so much. Some great insights and guidance for life.

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fantastic, logical, wisdom on attaining happiness

An eloquent distillation of ancient wisdom into modern logical understanding, woven into an easy to read and entertaining story - fantastic.

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amazing book.....loved it

what a great insightful book into how to be happy!! surely what life is all about!!

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basics on Buddhist philosophy

very insightful book on extreme basics of Buddhism. however after the first couple of chapters you get the basic ideas.

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  • 07-10-19

art of compassion

a lovely masterpiece, a keen guide to try to be happy here and now, total recomendation