Meaning in Life

Meaning in Life

By (author) S. Sarvananda

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How can we bring more sense of significance into our lives? What meaning does life have in the face of suffering or death? Do we have a 'why' to live for? Sarvananda takes us from the challenge of finding meaning to a need to engage with the wider world, by drawing a parallel with the Buddha's own quest. Using references from the 20th Century, Sarvananda covers many of the ways in which we seek meaning, citing writers & thinkers such as Akira Kurosawa, Wordsworth and Woody Allen. In so doing he moves from individual understanding to the principles of Buddhist teaching & demonstrates in a calm, friendly way how to apply the teachings practically, before finally taking the reader to the deeper reality of clear vision. It is a concise, witty exploration of what truly matters.

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 118 x 184 x 12mm | 158.76g
  • 01 Jan 2010
  • Windhorse Publications
  • Birmingham
  • English
  • 1899579877
  • 9781899579877
  • 507,106

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Sarvananda was born and educated in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1987, after being ordained as a member of the Western Buddhist Order, he moved to Norwich, England, where over the last 20 years, he has taught classes in Buddhism and meditation. At present he earns a living by writing and has had six plays and a comedy series broadcast on British BBC radio. This is his first book.

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