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The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama XIV
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Jun 01, 2009

it was amazing

This is a book that I will always have on my bookshelf. For me it is a reference book on living a more peaceful life. This book changed my life in so many ways. I truly believe Americans are hard wired for aggression and fighting. Not in a physical way, but in a spiritually and emotionally. We are taught to "fight" for everything and to always do what we can to get ahead. In the religion I was exposed to we are taught our beliefs are "the only truth". This book challenged some of my deepest thoughts about living, spirituality, and life. It forced me to rethink how I behave and think towards others. Especially those who are a challenge to me or are different than me.

One of the best parts of this book is how the Dalai Lama explains that our religion doesn't have to be enclusive of only our religion. We really can benefit from learning about other religions.

I highly recommend this book.
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