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The Dalai Lama's Big Book of Happiness
How to Live in Freedom, Compassion, and Love
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Renuka Singh
ISBN: 9781571747396
Edited by Renuka Singh
Book (Paperback)
Hampton Roads Publishing Company
$16.95
5 1/4 x 6 3/4
288 pages
March 1, 2016


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Everyone wants to be happy. Here in this profound volume is a road map for discovering a life filled with happiness, joy, and a sense of purpose. The Dalai Lama’s basic premise is that each of us is responsible for our own health and happiness and for the health of society. He further asserts that health and happiness are within our reach—both individually and collectively.

How a person thinks, behaves, and feels ultimately impacts not only their own lives, but also the society in which they live. If you desire to attain happiness, you must understand that the journey begins with you. It is only then that you can reach out and touch the lives of others and change society.

In this anthology, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, with characteristic wisdom, humor, and kindness, directs readers toward a happy, healthy, and peaceful life. Talking about universal themes such as compassion, peace, non-violence, secularism, and the pursuit of a healthy mind and body, he reminds us that the responsibility to change our thoughts, actions, and lives lies within our power.

This is a book for fans of His Holiness, for spiritual seekers, and for those interested in the spiritual and emotional health of individuals and societies.

Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, is the exiled spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. Born in 1935, he was recognized at the age of two as the reincarnation of the thirteenth Dalai Lama and was enthroned in 1940. Following the suppression of the Tibetan national uprising in 1959, he was given political asylum in India. He is widely recognized as an advocate of world peace and has received many honors, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.
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Renuka Singh is a professor at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems at Jawaharlal Nehru University. She has edited other Dalai Lama collections, including The Dalai Lama’s Little Book of Buddhism and The Dalai Lama’s Big Book of Happiness.
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