Being Happy as a Profound Form of Altruism
The following article by Bodhipaksa shows that we offer a great service to others and to humanity in general by cultivating the art of happiness:
“ Saddhamala wrote the other dayabout how we “catch” emotions from others. As she points out, this happens when you’re hanging around someone who is negative, and it brings you down, and that it even happens when we watch a movie!”
(Read the entire article HERE.)
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- Freedom from the Burden of Existence Through Meditation
- David Korten's Agenda for a New Economy
- Your Happiness--What Does It Really Depend On?
In his seminal book, “Sacred Economics,” Charles Eisenstein describes the present era as “The Age of Separation.” Very cogently, he shows how our current form of capitalism/consumerism has alienated us from each other and from the biosphere . As an antidote, he prescribes the healing alternative of a new “gifting economy.”
According to the teachings of The Buddha, the greatest happiness is attained through awakening fully through meditation to our timeless essence, the Unborn, which is completely unstained and uncorrupted by the “burden of existence.”
In the following short video, Andrew Cohen presents this as also being the ultimate form of psychotherapy. I strongly recommend that you watch
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