A beloved classic—the original book on happiness, with new material from His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Nearly every time you see him, he's laughing, or at least smiling. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling. He's the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and a hugely sought-after speaker and statesman. Why is he so popular? Even after spending only a few minutes in his presence you can't help feeling happier.
If you ask him if he's happy, even though he's suffered the loss of his country, the Dalai Lama will give you an unconditional yes. What's more, he'll tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that the very motion of our life is toward happiness. How to get there has always been the question. He's tried to answer it before, but he's never had the help of a psychiatrist to get the message across in a context we can easily understand. The Art of Happiness is the book that started the genre of happiness books, and it remains the cornerstone of the field of positive psychology.
Through conversations, stories, and meditations, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day anxiety, insecurity, anger, and discouragement. Considerd by many to the classic book by the Dalai Lama, he explores many facets of everyday life, including relationships, loss, and the pursuit of wealth, to illustrate how to ride through life's obstacles on a deep and abiding source of inner peace. Based on 2,500 years of Buddhist meditations mixed with a healthy dose of common sense, The Art of Happiness is a book that crosses the boundaries of traditions to help readers with difficulties common to all human beings. After being in print for ten years, this book has touched countless lives and uplifted spirits around the world.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Originally published in 1989, this international bestseller sprung from an ongoing collaboration between Tenzin Gyatso (better known as the Dalai Lama) and American psychiatrist Howard Cutler. As Cutler presses the Nobel Peace Prize–winning Tibetan leader for the secrets to his perennially cheerful and optimistic disposition, he unveils the tenets of Buddhism in a way that’s accessible to everyone—and relevant to everyday encounters and emotions.
Fun to read. Personal experiences are in important factor in growth. This book does a nice job relating personal stories and morals.
one of his best books
this book will touch on very deep
levels emotionally. you are able to
think in ways never before. your
life will change if you read it.
recommended for readers who are
Just What I Needed
Second time reading and I still loved it!