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A Mind at Home with Itself

How Asking Four Questions Can Free Your Mind, Open Your Heart, and Turn Your World Around
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
HarperCollins
 | 
September, 2018
ISBN:
9780062651594
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$21.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

In A Mind at Home with Itself, Byron Katie illuminates one of the most profound Buddhist texts, The Diamond Sutra (newly translated in these pages by Stephen Mitchell) to reveal the nature of the mind and to liberate us from painful thoughts, using her revolutionary system of self-inquiry called The Work.

Katie doesn’t merely describe the awakened mind; she empowers us to see it and feel it, in action. Startlingly fresh, A Mind at Home with Itself offers us a transformative new perspective on life and death. As she says,

If you find internal work exciting, you’ll look forward to the worst that can happen, because you won’t find a problem that can’t be solved from the inside.

In the midst of a normal American life, Byron Katie became increasingly depressed and over a ten-year period sank further into despair and suicidal thoughts. Then one morning in 1986 she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her. Its direct result, The Work, has helped millions of people all over the world to question their stressful thoughts and set themselves free from suffering.

You can’t have anything. You can’t have any truth. Inquiry takes all that away…

The Work wakes us up to reality. When we take it on as a practice, it leaves us as flawless, innocent, a figment of pure imagination. Practicing inquiry takes us to the Buddha-mind, where everything, without exception, is realized as good. It leads to total freedom. Why would you want to experience a problem and pretend it isn’t there—to skip over it and find just some tiny place inside you that’s free? Don’t you want to find freedom with every breath? Nothing exists but the concept in the moment. Let’s meet that now with understanding.

“A truly illuminating and lively hookup of revered ancient Zen Diamond Sutra teachings and a wild and clear-eyed modern sage. It will help you to question deeply, inspire your spirit, and awaken your understanding.” Jack Kornfield

“I think Byron Katie is just a real thing. I love her to death. She’s pure and her intent is only to serve and she brings people back to reality so quickly.” Tony Robbins

Among Byron Katie’s other books are Loving What Is and I Need Your Love—Is That True?

Publisher’s Description: 

Internationally acclaimed, bestelling author Byron Katies most anticipated work since Loving What Is

We live in difficult times, leaving far too many of us suffering from anxiety and depression, fear and anger. In her new and most anticipated work sinceLoving What Is, beloved spiritual teacher Byron Katie provides a much-needed beacon of light, and a source of hope and joy.

InA Mind at Home with Itself, Byron Katie illuminates one of the most profound ancient Buddhist texts,The Diamond Sutra(newly translated in these pages by Stephen Mitchell) to reveal the nature of the mind and to liberate us from painful thoughts, using her revolutionary system of self-inquiry called The Work. Byron Katie doesnt merely describe the awakened mind; she empowers us to see it and feel it in action. At once startlingly fresh and powerfully enlightening,A Mind at Home with Itselfoffers us a transformative new perspective on life and death.

 

In the midst of a normal American life, Byron Katie became increasingly depressed and over a ten-year period sank further into despair and suicidal thoughts. Then one morning in 1986 she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her. Its direct result, The Work, has helped millions of people all over the world to question their stressful thoughts and set themselves free from suffering.

 

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