Be a Light Unto Yourself

Be a Light Unto Yourself : Discovering and Accepting Who You Are from the Words of the Buddha

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Gautama Buddha was the founder of what we know as Buddhism, a spiritual tradition that is recognized throughout the world as one of compassion, peace, and understanding. Like his final words, Gautama Buddha"s teachings were often simple phrases that carried profound thoughts and implications. When the words of the Buddha were gathered together, a special collection was made"The Dhammapada or The Way of Truth. Be A Light Unto Yourself relates the story of Gautama Buddha and the spiritual revolution he began. It is a collection of teachings that relate strongest to the power and depth of the statement "Be a light unto yourself." This book teaches you to know yourself and to always look within yourself for guidance and to trust your own senses. Among the teachings you"ll find:" "Your life is determined by the nature of mind. . . . A silent mind creates a peaceful life. Happiness will follow this mind like an ever-present shadow."" "Not in the sky, not in the deepness of the sea, not in the rocky clefts of the mountains is there a spot in the world where you can hide from yourself."" "If you can govern your anger like a charioteer his chariot, you are a real driver; otherwise you simply hold the reins."show more

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  • Hardback | 143 pages
  • 132.08 x 134.62 x 17.78mm | 22.68g
  • Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 0740738216
  • 9780740738210

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