Are you seeking happiness? Do you know how to be happy? There are ways to find happiness within ourselves now; we just may need a little help. This book, All You Ever Wanted To Know From His Holiness The Dalai Lama On Happiness, Life, Living, and Much More, Conversations with Rajiv Mehrotra offers some insight into how we can find the happiness that we seek.
From The Back of the Book:
His Holiness the Dalai Lama describes himself as “a simple monk.” However, to millions of people around the world, he embodies the highest human aspiration: to be happy.
This remarkable book is an edited compilation of mostly personal conversations spanning more than 25 years between the Dalai Lama and Rajiv Mehrotra, a disciple of his who is now the trustee and secretary of the Foundation for Universal Responsibility, which was established with the funds from the Noble Peace Prize awarded to His Holiness in 1989. Here, the Dalai Lama is a teacher to a spiritual aspirant; a divine master and a temporal leader; an ambassador for Tibet and a lovable guru-philosopher to the whole world; a practitioner of the 2,500 year old teachings of Buddhism and an intense practitioner of mind training, as well as an inveterate optimist.
Within these pages, the Dalai Lama’s disarming candor, his deep empathy for his student’s quest, and his wisdom—garnered not just from texts and scriptures but also from an active engagement with life—offer invaluable insights to us all on how we may find true happiness.
Finding happiness in our lives is not always easy. We all have responsibilities of some type which may keep us from what we believe we need to be happy right now. But we can be happy within ourselves if we follow some simple guidelines. All You Ever Wanted To Know From His Holiness The Dalai Lama On Happiness, Life, Living, and Much More is a book which offers some interesting tips on how to find happiness within ourselves and how to let go of the judgements we place on others and ourselves.
Yes this book explains Buddhism and its practices, but I am not suggesting that you need to convert to Buddhism. Even though I do believe in a creator, I enjoyed the way that this book describes how our mental attitude can dictate how situations affect us daily. For example, when our mind is calm and peaceful than whatever situation that arises can be dealt with in a calm manner. The exact opposite is true of a mind that is chaotic and frustrated. We are all plagued by our mental attitudes whether or not you believe in a creator, a higher power, or something else.
Because I enjoyed this book and I do believe that we can all benefit from the message in All You Ever Wanted To Know From His Holiness The Dalai Lama On Happiness, Life, Living, and Much More, I am going to give this book a 4**** rating. This was a wonderfully written piece of work with a truly great message and I would highly recommend it.