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A Heart Full of Peace

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Love, compassion, and peace - these words are at the heart of all spiritual endeavors. Although we intuitively resonate with their meaning and value, for most of us, the challenge is how to embody what we know: how to transform these words into a vibrant, living practice. In these times of conflict and uncertainty, this transformation is far more than an abstract ideal; it ...more
ebook, 128 pages
Published November 10th 2007 by Wisdom Publications (first published January 1st 2007)
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All of us have this inner battle in our minds, with whatever struggle we go through in that moment in time. We can be the happiest of people but still have thoughts that conflict, questions we have, things we have to work through. It could be a decision we have to make, a relationship gone downhill or any otherwise change that sets us aback in thought. In the end, how we feel is up to us. There's a balance we have to find. That balance between self-righteousness and self-judgement. And it's a jo ...more
Love this book. Unlike any other "self-help book", this one is straight to the point about how to be in happy, peace, free of suffering states. To conclude, it is all in your (healthy) mind.

I was so depressed for the past years and under shrink care with cocktail of medications. The depression is almost no more, however my brain was shaped by the experience of depression-state itself, and became so negative.

What i need now are factors that could reshaping my mind into positive one with less worr
Only a 100 pages but this compact book is filled with so much insightful teachings on the practice of compassion, loving-kindness and peace. Goldstein reminds us by developing awareness of our motivations, thoughts and emotions, we can learn to accept and manage the many struggles and difficulties we face in life.
Definitely a book which should be read not just by anyone who wants to understand the basic philiosphy of Buddhism but also for advanced practitioners.
A quick and gentle reminder to actively embrace peace and see the good around us.
Steve Woods
This is another great little collection of readings. These collections, I use two or three, are an integral part of my daily practice. I read at least one a day, just to get my mind focused on a specific thought and to keep my own practice alive to the basics of my own path. It is a habit I strongly recommend to anyone who is walking any kind of spiritual path.
Fantastic teacher.
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Joseph Goldstein (born 1944) is one of the first American vipassana teachers (Fronsdal, 1998), co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) with Jack Kornfield and Sharon Salzberg, contemporary author of numerous popular books on Buddhism (see publications below), resident guiding teacher at IMS, and leader of retreats worldwide on insight (vipassana) and lovingkindness (metta) meditation.

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Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation Insight Meditation: A Psychology of Freedom One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism The Experience of Insight: A Simple & Direct Guide to Buddhist Meditation (Shambhala Dragon Editions) Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening

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“The commitment to morality, or non-harming, is a source of tremendous strength, because it helps free the mind from the remorse of having done unwholesome actions. Freedom from remorse leads to happiness. Happiness leads to concentration. Concentration brings wisdom. And wisdom is the source of peace and freedom in our lives.” 9 likes
“The tremendous danger is that this belief - that genuine happiness comes only from pleasant feelings - becomes a strong motivation to stay closed to anything unpleasant. But by staying closed to all unpleasantness, we also stay closed to our own wellspring of compassion.” 0 likes
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