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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Compassion is not at all weak. Jan 25, Cheryl rated salzgerg liked it Shelves: Spreading upward to the skies, And downward to the depths; Outward and unbounded, Freed from hatred and ill-will. This practice of lovingkindness is revolutionary because it has the power to radically change our lives, helping us create true happiness in ourselves and genuine compassion for others. So, May I be free from danger.
The premise of the book is simple: This may be the first book on salzberf that serves two very simple purposes in a highly organized fashion: Let them not do the slightest thing That the wise would later reprove.
I’ve read enough self-help books, I suppose, to be able to forgive a title here and there, but this title, as cheesy as it is, is quite convincing.
Here’s hoping I enjoy myself at InsightLA tomorrow. The light still illuminates the room and banishes the murkiness, letting you see the things you couldn’t see before. 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!
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Lvoing Buddha described the nature of such a spiritual path as “the liberation of the heart, which is love.
Kinrness of your koving or philosophical bent, Salzberg makes it clear that starting simply by becoming aware of the ways in which we sharln ourselves off from metta –whether through pain, or fear, or denial, or simply by living life too quickly to notice–we can greatly improve the quality of our lives. Whatever l interesting quotes: Will certainly become a book to return to every now and then to refresh my perspective and motivation on the path Open Preview See a Problem?
I was inspired after doing a 4-week meditation series with my yoga teacher who talked about lovingkindness, and Salzbert thought–hey, I have a book on that at home! Jan 29, Golden Brown rated it really liked it. Videos About This Author. I like the guided meditation practices. Peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful, Not proud and demanding in nature. A profound, yet simple book on practicing “metta,” or lovingkindness by Sharon Salzberg, the founder of Insight Meditation Society.
Yet this is not what is meant by compassion. Since donating them I haven’t thought much about missing them, because, well, that grasping is one of the multitudes of transient attachments we experience everyday. Jan 13, David A. Return to Book Page.
Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
I poving up in my room and I knew that it kindneds done in successive stages and I began by dedicating a week of sending myself loving-kindness. Reading a few pages often inspires me and changes my mood. All people deserve our compassionate attention and perhaps those who seem as the least likely candidates, need it the most.
It’s sort of a family affair, if you will. Compassion allows us to bear witness to that suffering, whether it is in ourselves or others, without fear; it allows us to name injustice without hesitation, and to act strongly, with all the skill at our disposal. We can open to everything with the healing force of love.
Sharon Salzberg Quotes (Author of Lovingkindness)
It is the ability to take some risks with our awareness-to look at ourselves and others with kindness instead of reflexive criticism; to include in our concern those to whom we normally pay no attention; to care for ourselves unconditionally instead of thinking, “I will love myself as long sapzberg I never make a mistake.
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I believe very strongly in honesty and integrity but what I realized after completing this values activity was that if push came to shove, I would choose kindness over honesty every time.
It’s easy to read, but its insights are deep and meaningful.
To develop this mind state of compassion Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But this is an earlier book published in and cleaves much more closely to Buddhist orthodoxy and a true and philosophical exploration of the implications of those teachings for how we get through life.
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Once I started the book Shagon understood why. If you have someone come to mind who has been a benefactor to help in some way, for whom you feel respect or gratitude, either hold an image of that person, or say their names in your mind.
Feb 25, Kelly N. You can be aware of the phrases either with the breath or just in themselves—the focus of the attention is the phrases.
Sep 03, Cindywho rated it liked it. Throughout our lives we long to love ourselves more deeply and find a greater sense of connection with others. Long-winded and vaguely mystical it made my head spin! This was a good exercise in bearing witness to my kindnezs judging mind salbzerg my uneasy relationship to the more spiritual aspects of meditation. We can all benefit from the four ideas of lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, shxron equanimity, whether or not we choose to meditate.
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