Most of us want to be enlightened, live a meaningful life and be loved by our family and friends. But humans are essentially alone in the world no matter how hard we try to connect. As human beings, ultimately we have to understand that we cannot depend on each other for validation or fulfillment, and we also have to admit that as an individual, one is alone fundamentally.
This book of 108 Adages of Wisdom has 16 chapters and is written by Venerable Sheng Yen.
He will show us how to enjoy work, life and live independently and harmoniously with nature. He will also show us how to live simply, with purpose in meaningful life, and discover the true source of happiness where could only start from self and within.
Here is the list of 16 chapters
Ch 1. Becoming a Good Human Being
Ch 2. Enjoying Work
Ch 3. Living Peacefully and Calmly
Ch 4. Happiness in this World
Ch 5. Living a Life of Freedom
Ch 6. Living a Simple Life
Ch 7. May you have Good Luck and Good Fortune
Ch 8. Spiritual Development
Ch 9. Kind Behavior and Compassionate Vows
Ch 10. Wisdom of the World
Ch 11. Cultivating Gratitude and Blessings
Ch 12. Cultivating Virtues and Merits
Ch 13. The Environmental Protection of the Mind
Ch 14. Fulfilling Responsibilities
Ch 15. Wisdom and Compassion
Ch 16. Happiness and Blessings
Words of wisdom that are simply put and easy to understand. Everyone will understand the short messages and be awakened slightly differently. They are great messages to keep coming back to in times of confusion or turmoil.55
The delivery of this book is bad. It’s not set up like most books available through the iBook store. It’s cumbersome to navigate. It’s too bad because I’m certain it’s full of useful wisdom; but, in its current format, it’s a missed opportunity.15
First I must say that this books description has one of the single greatest life lessons you could possibly learn, not to mention the section of the book where it talks about how to truly enjoy your life. This book instantly became one of my favorites and I know it will be yours to. I highly recommend!55