Seeking Happiness (Between Ignorance and Enlightenment VII)
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Seeking Happiness (Between Ignorance and Enlightenment VII)

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Item Code: NAN922
Author: Venerable Miao His and Cherry Lai
Publisher: Buddha Light Art and Living Pvt Ltd
Language: English
Edition: 2011
ISBN: 9789382017325
Pages: 216
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch
Weight 240 gm
About the Book

People in all walks of life are actively pursuing happiness in everything they do. These essays emphasize the importance of how a moment of thought can transform our daily lives. A moment of thought can allow us to reflect upon what is good in both the natural world and society; that moment can help us see the goodness in everything we encounter and find true happiness.

Introduction

In every life experience, we are challenged to look at both the positive and the negative aspects of our surroundings, and to promote what is good and to diminish what is not. In these essays we see how a moment of thought can affect our state of mind and transform our lives.

A moment of thought may bring us a greater understanding of life so that we can see goodness in our world, maintain our physical and mental health, participate in the betterment of society and the world, and ultimately find happiness in everything we do.

These essays skillfully relate the natural world to our human existence and our existence as individuals to our role within society. The essays synthesize East and West, citing a Harvard University medical professor, various sutras, Confucius, and other great thinkers.

May each short essay provide you a moment to contemplate life, to help you look at life from a different perspective, and thus to find happiness in your life!

Contents

Acknowledgements  
Introduction  
Seeking Happiness 1
Turn or Go Straight 3
The Wise and the Mean 5
The Devil and the Angel 7
Advancing and Retreating 9
Magnetic Field and Energy 11
Letting Go and Picking Up 13
Fantasies and Ideals 15
Truth and Lies 17
The Rooster and the Duck 18
Changing and Unchanging 20
The Spirit of A Blade of Grass 22
The Centipede 24
City Lights 26
Polarization 27
Migratory Birds 29
The Language of Flowers 31
The Poisonous Snake Metaphor 33
A Single Spark 35
The Dazzling World 37
Shooting Stars 39
Flowing Water, Stagnant Water 41
The Helmsman 43
The Ocean 45
As Deep as the Ocean 47
Deep or Shallow? 49
Mountains and Oceans 51
Plain Water 53
Climate and Weather 55
Ships and Boats 57
Water and Fire 59
Listen, Contemplate and Cultivate 61
Morning and Evening Practice 63
Meal Time 65
Work Time 67
Finding Flavor in the Flavorless 69
Before Going to Work 71
Idle Talk 73
Loving Words 75
Gratuities 77
Paying Fees 79
Penetrating Space 81
The Inspiration of Shoes 83
Discounting 85
Cars 87
Bags 89
Pens 91
Baggage 93
Kaleidoscope 95
A Piece of Paper 97
Signs and Milestones 99
To Relieve All Suffering 101
Walking, Standing, Sitting and Resting 103
Teamwork 105
Keeping a Distance 107
A Low Profile 109
Our Original Face 111
Hospitality 113
Braking 115
Soul 117
Fortune Telling 119
Each Has Its Own Parents 121
The Abhorrence of Delusion 122
Why We Are Cheated 124
The Outflow of Merit 125
Seeing Problems Clearly 127
Mistaking the Means for the End 129
Dilemmas 131
The Karma of Killing 133
Why? 135
Morphing 137
Main and Supporting Roles 139
The Four Views of Water 141
Respect Dissident 143
The Crisis of Net Understanding Suffering 145
Question Marks 147
Laws and Principles 149
Immunity 151
Learn a Lesson 153
Imagination 155
Lost 157
Organ Transplants 159
What Is Left Behind? 161
Problem People 163
Wonder Drugs 165
Puppet 167
Knowing Both Good and Bad 169
Benevolent Friends 171
All Is Possible 173
Homecoming 175
Value Professionalism 177
The Family Treasure Chest 179
When Worry Comes 181
Regret 183
One Minute 185
Paralysis 187
Looking for Trouble 189
Fear 191
Capabilities 193
One 195
Glossary 197

 

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