An updated edition of a beloved classic—the original book on happiness, with new material from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Dr. Howard Cutler. Don't miss the Dalai Lama's newest, The Book of Joy,named one of Oprah's Favorite Things.
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. Together with Dr. Howard Cutler, 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.
I enjoyed the book; However, I felt it could be more straightforward in many occasions.35
This deserves a five star rating because the material in this book is life changing.55
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 open minded.55
The most inspirational book I've ever come by. I've never let myself have a bad day again, knowing what I do now. I face many challenges, but have a completely different outlook and perspective on each and every situation. I've probably already bought it for 20 people and introduced it to 100s.55
Never finished a book in my life , found this one and it changed my whole perspective of life . Hope it can do the same for everyone else.55
This a wonderful book, but this e-book version is full of errors. It must have been scanned from a hard copy then dumped unread onto the iBook store. Almost every other page has some typo or mashing of words together that really takes the flow out of reading. It is still very readable but I expect well proofread book for $20. Please correct and update this book to the level the content deserves.35
Worth the read.55