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Why Loving-Kindness Takes Time: Sharon Salzberg
May I have ease of well-being —which means may I not have to struggle terribly, day by day, with livelihood, with family issues. Loving self, friends, acquaintances, enemies – all are difficult. Your ability to break an unhealthy habit or turn off an old tape doesn’t depend on how long it has been running; a shift in perspective doesn’t depend on how long you’ve held on to the old view.
Irrespective of your spiritual or philosophical bent, Salzberg makes it clear that starting simply by becoming aware of the I can appreciate why this book has become a classic in its circles. Feb 25, Kelly N.
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Spreading upward to the skies, And downward to the depths; Outward and unbounded, Freed from hatred and ill-will. I liked the gentle voice the book is written with – reminding readers on every page – we are all able and qualified to bring loving-kindness into the world – and most especially to ourselves. These tend to be more formulaic and self-helpy rather than focusing on the dharma and its application to our daily lives.
To ask other readers questions about Lovingkindnessplease sign up. I caught myself resisting sazlberg some books that are dear to me or that I really, truly want to read Jan 29, Golden Brown rated it really liked it.
I found this book profoundly long-winded. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
I thought it was a perfect opportunity to do it. Throughout our lives we long to love ourselves more deeply and find a greater sense of connection with others.
Our job, so to speak, is just to say those phrases, to say them knowing what they mean but without trying to fabricate a feeling, without putting that overlay on top of it, of stress. The principle underlying lovingkindness metta in the Pali of the time the teachings were committed to writing is that we are all interconnected, and therefore any unkindness to others does harm to ourselves.
Jan 03, Satia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Every being, all places, may they be able to salzbegg the fruits of just what it is that we wish for ourselves. Truly, if every human being o This was a wonderful book the foundation of happiness for all of us. The book fabulously disentangled some of my burning questions about the practice: Stories on the Path of Lovingkindness. Some thoughts to contemplate: Salzberrg your awareness to all beings, everywherewithout distinction, without exclusion.
Mar 01, Sirpa Grierson rated it really liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. It’s easy to read, but its insights are deep and meaningful.
This is the work and the power of lovingkindness, the embrace that allows no separation between self, others, and events – the affirmation and honoring of a core goodness in others and in oneself. A profound, yet simple book on practicing “metta,” or lovingkindness by Sharon Salzberg, the founder of Insight Meditation Society. Taking a few deep breaths, relaxing the body, finding the phrases that reflect what you wish most deeply for yourself.
It is that kindnesw that defines the line between that which is finite and that which is infinite. Jul 29, Philippe Desaulniers rated it really liked it. I surprised myself once when I took part in a values clarification exercise. Although it purports to be about metta translated from the Pali as ‘lovingkindness’both what it is and how to cultivate it, it addresses much more than that, since metta can be seen as an entry point for just about every quality and practice that the Buddha suggested we nurture in order to sharkn happily.
Therefore, when I saw a book entitled, Loving-Kindness, you can imagine it caught my attention. The Buddha described the nature of such a spiritual path as “the liberation of the heart, which is love. Lovingkindness kihdness, ratings Open Preview See a Problem?
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May 07, Dharmamitra Jeff Stefani rated it it was amazing. Whatever l interesting quotes: Let your mind rest within them. She teaches the reader how to extend these concepts to ourselves first, then out to others. Very gently repeat them. It is the strength that arises out of seeing the true nature of suffering in the world.
This was ssalzberg wonderful book the foundation of happiness for all of us. 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.
Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
It covers all of the essential, told with a soft and gentle voice, with many concrete real-life examples, and little or none salsberg the “technical details”. Very often to think of this person and you enmity, or anger, or fear, whatever.
Jan 19, Matthew Hunter rated it it was amazing Shelves: The beauty of metta is that as we learn to see ourselves with clarity, we will then move from this cent A profound, yet simple book on practicing “metta,” or lovingkindness by Sharon Salzberg, the founder of Insight Meditation Society.
The beauty of metta is that as we learn to see ourselves with clarity, we will then loging from this center of compassionate acceptance towards truly loving others.
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