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Wisdom Is Bliss

Four Friendly Fun Facts That Can Change Your Life
Hardcover Book
Publisher: 
Hay House
 | 
August, 2021
ISBN:
9781401943431
Quantity: 
7
$25.99 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Robert Thurman, the preeminent scholar and interpreter of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy for the modern world, leads us on a joyful exploration into the nature of reality through Buddha's threefold curriculum of "super-education"—ethical, mental, and scientific.

Buddha had to be an educator, rather than a prophet or religion founder, since he had achieved his goal of exact and complete understanding of reality by using reason, experiments to open his own mind, and vision to do so. From his own experience, he could help [others] as a teacher by streamlining the process. He could not just transplant his realization into their minds. They could not get their own realizations just by believing whatever he said. He could only provide them with a prospect of full realization along a path of learning and experiencing they could follow—they would have to travel on their own.

This book is your invitation to travel that same road. Deeply felt and bracingly direct, it doesn't teach about the teaching—it is the teaching. Get ready to get real, and have fun along the way, as you chart a path to reliable, lasting happiness.

It is a path of education for anyone. You need not be Buddhist, you need not be religious, you need not even be “spiritual”—in fact, skeptics are most welcome. You do need to be a bit open-minded about the question of what is real and what is unreal. You do need to be willing to learn, to think critically and confidently and question everything. Ultimately you will need to experiment by cultivating both your own good sense and your own inner intuitive experience. After some learning, you will need to meditate and concentrate on examining the mental and physical realities within and without.

Welcome to the path. I hope you are pleasantly surprised by just how real and applicable these teachings can be.

"Robert Thurman is a living treasure, one of today's most provocative spiritual thinkers." —Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

In partnership with Nena Thurman and dedicated contributors, Thurman now focuses on making Tibet House US and its Menla Retreat & Spa a global center for the promotion, study, and practice of Tibetan Buddhist healing arts and sciences of body, mind, and spirit, dedicated as a complement to the vast life work of its patron, His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Publisher’s Description: 

"Robert Thurman is a living treasure, one of today's most provocative spiritual thinkers." - Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

Robert Thurman, the preeminent scholar and interpreter of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy for the modern world, leads us on a joyful exploration into the nature of reality through Buddha's threefold curriculum of "super-education."

"Buddha had to be an educator, rather than a prophet or religion founder, since he had achieved his goal of exact and complete understanding of reality by using reason, experiments to open his own mind, and vision to do so," Thurman writes. "From his own experience, he could help [others] as a teacher by streamlining the process. He could not just transplant his realization into their minds. They could not get their own realizations just by believing whatever he said. He could only provide them with a prospect of full realization along a path of learning and experiencing they could follow—they would have to travel on their own."

This book is your invitation to travel that same road. Deeply felt and bracingly direct, it doesn't teach about the teaching—it is the teaching. Get ready to get real, and have fun along the way, as you chart a path to reliable, lasting happiness.

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