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Ebook Download Metaphysical Grounding. Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance. World Dominance. Median Rents from the American Community Survey. Ebook Download The Protocols. Ebook Download Unmasking Administrative Evil. His books pretty much say the same thing, same message but in different contexts, and I love to hear it repeated over and over again. Some people you like to hear for the spirit with which they communicate, regardless of getting something new every time or not, that is besides the point.
And I love hearing this guy talk and I can hear him say the same thing over and over and always feel refreshed and adapt this message into my own life in practical, concrete terms. Dec 11, Robin rated it it was amazing. This slim little book is huge with wisdom and and insight just what my heart needed. Oct 13, David rated it liked it Shelves: No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering is a book written by the Vietnamese monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh, which focuses on various aspects surrounding the concept of transforming suffering.
The meaning behind the title is that without mud, the beautiful lotus flower could not grow. This is an analogy to life—without suffering, there cannot be happiness. The key is to develop a keen ability to transform one's own suffering, for which Hanh lays out a detailed plan with vario No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering is a book written by the Vietnamese monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh, which focuses on various aspects surrounding the concept of transforming suffering.
The key is to develop a keen ability to transform one's own suffering, for which Hanh lays out a detailed plan with various helpful techniques. In the very beginning of the book is a quote and approach which resonated with me that can be used when someone asks a difficult question about suffering that has no end in sight. Hanh explains that during the Vietnam war, when someone would ask when the war would be over, he knew that he could not tell a lie and say that it will be over soon, nor could he say "I don't know", which would only cause the person to despair even more.
So he would answer, "Everything is impermanent, even war. It will end some day. Hanh discusses the question of whether or not the Buddha suffered by saying that since he had a body, feelings, and perceptions like all of us he also experienced suffering. Although both physical suffering and suffering of the mind is inevitable, we can suffer much less by "not watering the seeds of suffering inside us.
There are many mantras, meditations, and techniques in the book that can help address suffering. For example, there is the concept of being a mindfulness bell for a loved one—gently squeezing their hand whenever there is something that may trigger their anger or sadness during a difficult conversation with someone else.
Or the morning verse for happiness, which is a daily reminder to breathe and become aware that we have twenty-four new hours to live each morning when we wake up.
According to my records, this is the sixth book by Hanh that I have completed. I enjoy his books a lot, and have gotten much benefit from them. However, I do feel that they borrow a lot of content from one another granted, he has written a myriad of books, so this is to be somewhat expected and have a lot of overlapping stories and advice between them. I enjoyed this book, although there wasn't much in it that I couldn't have gotten from reading one or two of his other books.
I do plan to continue reading Thich Nhat Hanh's works, and I wouldn't hesitate to suggest his books to anyone else. They are very quick and easy to read, and are very helpful. Please do check one of them out when you get a chance. View 2 comments. Sep 13, Mark Robison rated it liked it. This is a distillation of teachings into very direct statements and recommendations. As such, it's not all that great for reading but is fine as a reference book. Excerpt: "The most effective way to show compassion to another is to listen, rather than talk.
You have an opportunity to practice deep, compassionate listening. If you can listen to the other person with compassion, your listening is like a salve for her wound.
In the practice of compassionate listening, you listen with only one purpo This is a distillation of teachings into very direct statements and recommendations. In the practice of compassionate listening, you listen with only one purpose, which is to give the other person the chance to speak out and to suffer less. Hold on to your true purpose and remind yourself: 'Listening like this, my sole aim is to help the other person suffer less.
She may be full of wrong perceptions, but I won't interrupt her. If I jump in with my perspective on things or correct her, it will become a debate, not a practice of deep listening.
Another time, there may be a chance for me to offer her a little information so that she can correct her wrong perception. But not now. Who knows, you may be the first one who has listened to her deeply like that. Sep 19, Elaine rated it it was ok. Great title. Shame the content didn't live up to the promise. Perhaps I'm being a little harsh here but not everything can be fixed with breathing and mindfulness.
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