The Four Noble Truths of Wealth

The Four Noble Truths of Wealth

An introduction to Buddhism and mindfulness meditation using examples from work, money, and office politics. Instructions on how to discover richness through perception and awareness meditation.

Author: Layth Matthews

Publisher:

ISBN: 0991802306

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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The way we think about wealth and livelihood affects our personal experience and our world dramatically. Yet we rarely contemplate the heart of prosperity, which may be why it feels like we are struggling personally and globally. The Four Noble Truths illuminate the foundation of a wealthy outlook, which makes economic life more workable and creates a better world at the same time. Layth Matthews is a Buddhist economist who thinks you can afford to cheer up right now! With humor and practical examples he will confirm your hunch that economic life is miserable, but not serious, and materialism is an endless detour from richness of all kinds. This book provides the essential DNA of sustainable business, sustainable economics, and mindful leadership.
Categories: Religion

The Life and Times of Buddha

The Life and Times of Buddha

Presents the life and accomplishments of the son of a king who gave up a life of wealth to seek spiritual enlightenment and found it in the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.

Author: Mona K. Gedney

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1584153423

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 647

Presents the life and accomplishments of the son of a king who gave up a life of wealth to seek spiritual enlightenment and found it in the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

How to Solve Our Human Problems

How to Solve Our Human Problems

The instructions given in this book are methods for improving our human nature and qualities through developing the capacity of our mind.

Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Publisher: Tharpa Publications US

ISBN: 9780978906719

Category: Religion

Page: 172

View: 769

Guiding readers in learning how to respond to difficult situations with a positive, peaceful mind, this resource educates on how to turn challenges into opportunities for mental and spiritual growth and development.
Categories: Religion

How to Solve Our Human Problems

How to Solve Our Human Problems

Geshe Kelsang begins by presenting Buddha's popular teaching on the Four Noble Truths, which offers a clear and simple solution to all our problems, guiding us to an oasis of peace within our hearts.

Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Publisher: Tharpa Publications US

ISBN: 9781616060404

Category: Self-Help

Page: 136

View: 341

In this busy world, our experiences of happiness are fleeting and short-lived, while inner peace eludes us completely. Our negative states of mind, such as uncontrolled desire and anger, create endless problems for ourselves and others, and prevent us from fulfilling our deepest wishes. Geshe Kelsang begins by presenting Buddha's popular teaching on the Four Noble Truths, which offers a clear and simple solution to all our problems, guiding us to an oasis of peace within our hearts. He then focuses in particular on overcoming the problem of anger, learning how to develop and maintain patience when faced with even the most difficult circumstances.
Categories: Self-Help

The Four Noble Truths

The Four Noble Truths

Both poor people and rich people suffer. Wealth, power, and status bring the
worry of losing them, and the struggle for reputation never ceases. I have friends
who are world-famous singers. They have achieved great recognition, but along
with ...

Author: Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614294092

Category: Philosophy

Page: 312

View: 785

The Buddha’s profound teachings on the four noble truths are illuminated by a Tibetan master simply and directly, so that readers gain an immediate and personal understanding of the causes and conditions that give rise to suffering as well as the spiritual life as the path to liberation. Experiential teachings on the Dharma by the Tibetan master Lama Zopa Rinpoche, written in a lively manner to inspire and motivate both general readers and experienced Buddhist practitioners to persist in understanding the nature or truth of suffering, its causes, and the remedies to secure the end of all suffering—the four noble truths of the path, the Buddha’s psychological method for us to break free from suffering. Speaks intimately and directly to the reader about how the principles of the four noble truths are to be applied to one’s day-to-day spiritual life as the path to liberation.
Categories: Philosophy

Beyond Wealth

Beyond Wealth

The Road Map to a Rich Life Alexander Green. Buddhism is more than just a ...
He taught that wisdom begins with recognizing Four Noble Truths: The First
Noble Truth: There is suffering in every life. The Second Noble Truth: Our
suffering is ...

Author: Alexander Green

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118027615

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 727

It's not all about the money; the key to true riches Leo Tolstoy said, "Nobody knows where the human race is going. The highest wisdom, then, is to know where you are going." Yet many today chase the false rabbits of success: status, luxury, reputation and material possessions. In the quest to "have it all," our lives often lack real meaning and purpose. Beyond Wealth is the antidote. New York Times bestselling author Alexander Green takes things right down to brass tacks: We are here for a short time. Knowledge is limitless. Therefore, the most critical knowledge is not any particular skill but rather wisdom about "how to live." Fortunately, men and women have had several thousand years to think about what it means to live "the good life." And the answers found here, from Plato and Aristotle to Mahatma Gandhi and Stephen Hawking, will both surprise and delight you. Beyond Wealth provides insightful commentary on the most important aspects of our lives: love, work, honor, trust, freedom, death, fear, truth, beauty and other timeless issues. The book is both a thought provoking read and the ideal gift, guaranteed to ennoble, uplift and inspire.
Categories: Business & Economics

Perfect Roger

Perfect Roger

He eventually finds a form of contentedness at the local sailing club.This story of diverse parallel lives goes some way to addressing the West to East, money vs principle divide as it moves gradually and inexorably towards its catastrophic ...

Author: Lindsay C. Ross

Publisher:

ISBN: 1534631895

Category:

Page: 306

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People and things. There is always a reason behind why us human-beings do what we do, and why objects and artefacts are like they are.Perfect Roger is the story behind two boys growing into men, into their own families and their own businesses. One born into a 1970's English home-counties affluence thanks to his father's successful City of London firm, the other growing up amidst the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime in deepest Cambodia.While Han Sen struggles to live up to the teachings of the Buddha, he becomes deeply embroiled in an emotionally super-charged love triangle with two fellow survivors of the genocide and embarks with a steely resolve on making the perfect range of rotary salad tossers, and some perhaps even less flamboyant household products. Roger Collins spurns education, abjectly craves his father's wealth and eventually finds a type of fulfilment at the local sailing centre. Despite a spell in a Mafia infested prison sharing a cell with a convicted murderer, he somehow finds his match in an unconventional love. Uncle Vern, the retired general and expat, is the catalyst behind the development of Han Sen's sexual-aid range, the untapped strength of the MassageOmatic, with its roots in the distant past of the Killing Fields, opens up uncharted possibilities for the more imaginative of Vern's S&M and military customers. Megalomaniac ambition and some would say, misguided ambivalence culminate in a corporate collapse on a colossal scale, and pitches Roger and Han Sen on to an unwittingly calamitous collision course. Are there survivors? Is there a winner? Which one would care the least? Could they have learnt from one another? Find out in this definitive tale of diverse parallel lives.
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Principle and Privilege

Principle and Privilege

Only a fated meeting will resolve the differences between the two men, or will it? This book tells the two men's story.

Author: Lindsay Ross

Publisher:

ISBN: 1481063774

Category:

Page: 450

View: 899

The westernized pursuit of status and wealth versus the four noble truths of Buddhism - given a choice (and none of us are of course) where would you rather be? Hun Sen is from a small village in Cambodia, bought up with Buddhist monks into the desperately horrifying Khmer Rouge period. Roger is from Surrey, England, the son of a City of London financier. He eventually finds a form of contentedness at the local sailing club. One grows up to be a successful industrialist, the faceless name behind countless household products from rotary salad tossers to uniquely ingenious sex toys. The other gains control of a multi-million pound financial institution and manages to buy several large cars and a yacht. Uncle Vern is the shadowy middle-man, big in Far East import/export with an unhealthy interest in recreational pain and humiliation. He is the unwitting catalyst who brings the two companies into a win or lose everything situation. The story of the two men's lives exemplify the contrast between a typical Western culture of relentless advancement and a world where money and possessions have no significant meaning and where joy and inner-peace transcend desire. Only a fated meeting will resolve the differences between the two men, or will it? This book tells the two men's story.
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Embracing the Buddha Within

Embracing the Buddha Within

This book features 108 motivational quotes alongside beautiful artwork and embellishments to take readers on a journey of self-discovery and inner peace.

Author: Cider Mill Press

Publisher: Cider Mill Press

ISBN: 9781604334739

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 262

Wrapped in elegant packaging and filled with decorative art, Embracing the Buddha Within is a collection of inspirational Buddhist quotes that center on the Buddha’s first teachings of the Four Noble Truths. These truths will both comfort and inspire the modern-day spiritual seeker. For more than 2,500 years, the Buddha’s insightful teachings have helped people find solitude and perspective amidst life’s constant chaos. This book features 108 motivational quotes alongside beautiful artwork and embellishments to take readers on a journey of self-discovery and inner peace.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Four Noble Truths

The Four Noble Truths

This is the statement of the Second Noble Truth , the thesis , the pariyatti . ... We
get caught in that movement of striving to become happy , seeking to become
wealthy ; or we might attempt to make our life feel important by endeavouring to ...

Author: Sumedho (Bhikkhu.)

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030266871

Category: Buddhism

Page: 73

View: 314

Categories: Buddhism

Buddhism Made Easy

Buddhism Made Easy

This book is a must read for anyone looking to get an insight on Buddhism.

Author: Shalu Sharma

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1507896824

Category:

Page: 122

View: 963

This book is a must read for anyone looking to get an insight on Buddhism. It covers all aspects of Buddhism and defines what it is in such a way that everyone can understand it. Despite Buddhism being one of the oldest religions in the world, there are many people who still do not understand it. In fact, they misinterpret the teachings so much because they only know what they see in television and movies. These depictions of Buddhism are often wrong and send out the wrong message of what Buddhism actually teaches. In a nutshell, it teaches that suffering is bad, but it is also guaranteed in our physical world. It doesn't matter how rich or poor a person is because they will eventually endure suffering in their life. However, the state of mind you carry with you determines the amount of suffering you will endure. That is where the teachings of Buddha come into play. He will show you that refraining from cheating, lying, sexual misconduct, killing and intoxication are the key ways to overcome suffering upon yourself and others. Buddhism was created by a young prince named Siddhartha Gautama, who later became known as Buddha. He is the central figure of this book because he was the one who created the Buddhist religion in the first place. Even to this day, Buddha is celebrated all over eastern society with big statues in his honor. Despite how godly they make Buddha out to be, he was still just a man. In fact, he was a prince who left his throne and wealth in order to become a wandering preacher that spread his teachings on ending suffering and finding peace. How many rich people in the modern age do you think would leave their wealth behind to become a poor humanitarian? There probably aren't too many, unless they were of the Buddhist faith because Buddhists do not care about monetary gains. Now no one is saying that you have to give away all your money and become a poor Buddhist on the streets. You will learn by reading this book that there are all kinds of Buddhist followers, not just monks and nuns. You can become a lay follower that still lives a life filled with money, sex and material things. Just as long as you are not hurting anybody then you can enjoy all the sensual pleasure that you want. Buddha isn't going to send you to hell for it. What's covered in this book? Preface Introduction to Buddhism Who was Buddha? Buddha's life Basics of Buddhism Principles of Buddhism Teachings of Buddha Karma in Buddhism Rebirth in Buddhism What is Nirvana? God in Buddhism Three marks of existence The three jewels in Buddhism - Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha Buddhist philosophy Buddhist spirituality Types and major divisions of Buddhism Zen Meditation Four noble truths The eight fold path Vipassana Meditation Buddhist precepts and how to keep them Buddhism and sex Buddhism and alcohol Animals in Buddhism Human suffering or Dukkha in Buddhism Western Buddhism Buddhism in America Buddhism and vegetarianism Buddhism can change your life Inner peace through Buddhism Buddhism and Christianity - Differences and similarities Buddhist ethics Buddhism and homosexuality How to become a Buddhist? How to practice Buddhism without converting? Buddhist meditation Power of meditation How to find enlightenment? Conclusion
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Buddhism Step by Step Guide to Practice Buddhism in Your Everyday Life

Buddhism  Step by Step Guide to Practice Buddhism in Your Everyday Life

This book contains a basic overview of Buddhism, including the life of Buddha, and the various kinds of Buddhism that have developed.

Author: David Shaw

Publisher:

ISBN: 172243158X

Category:

Page: 112

View: 906

Have you longed for a sense of peace in your life? Have you found yourself craving a kind of happiness you cannot define? Have you ever considered how Buddhism might enrich your life?Forget what you think you may know about this ancient and culturally significant religion, and open your mind to the limitless possibilities that Buddhism has in store for you.This book contains a basic overview of Buddhism, including the life of Buddha, and the various kinds of Buddhism that have developed. It takes a look at all the key concepts and most important teachings, methods and insights in a way that is easy to understand. Filled with a wealth of common-sense and other-worldly wisdom, the path to enlightenment is considered.In this book, you'll learn... Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: The Foundation Of Buddhism Chapter 3: The Four Noble Truths Chapter 4: The Noble Eightfold Path Chapter 5: Mindfulness Chapter 6: How You Can Benefit From Buddhism Chapter 7: Influence Of Zen Chapter 8: Buddhism And Health Chapter 9: How To Meditate Chapter 10: Buddhism In America Chapter 11: Self, Karma, Bardo And Reincarnation Chapter 12: The Twelve Turnings Of The Wheel Of Dharma Chapter 13: The Steps To Becoming A Buddhist Make use of this book today to educate yourself about one of the most popular ideas in history - transcending the mundane and discovering the ultimate. Get to know Buddhism intimately, and understand why it has had such a powerful effect on the world.Written in a relaxed, easy to read and follow manner, A Beginner's Guide to Buddhism will open your path to a meaningful life.
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Indian Thought Through the Ages

Indian Thought Through the Ages

... 110 ; on non - vio Four Noble Truths of the Buddha , lence , 185 ; on trade , 56 ;
on 127 wealth , 55 ; world - view of , 133 , Four Basic Values of Life , 199 134
Dharmavijaya , conquest through GAHAPATIKAS , householders , 56 morality ,
45 ...

Author: Balkrishna Govind Gokhale

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3622970

Category: Civilization, Hindu

Page: 236

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Categories: Civilization, Hindu

Power Wealth and Women in Indian Mahayana Buddhism

Power  Wealth and Women in Indian Mahayana Buddhism

... The four noble truths in the Theravada Buddhist canon Carol S. Anderson
EMPTINESS APPRAISED A critical study of Nagarjuna's philosophy David F.
Burton THE SOUND OF LIBERATING TRUTH Buddhist–Christian dialogues in
honor of ...

Author: Douglas Osto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134018802

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

View: 498

This book examines the concepts of power, wealth and women in the important Mahayana Buddhist scripture known as the Gandavyuha-sutra, and relates these to the text’s social context in ancient Indian during the Buddhist Middle Period (0–500 CE). Employing contemporary textual theory, worldview analysis and structural narrative theory, the author puts forward a new approach to the study of Mahayana Buddhist sources, the ‘systems approach’, by which literature is viewed as embedded in a social system. Consequently, he analyses the Gandavyuha in the contexts of reality, society and the individual, and applies these notions to the key themes of power, wealth and women. The study reveals that the spiritual hierarchy represented within the Gandavyuha replicates the political hierarchies in India during Buddhism’s Middle Period, that the role of wealth mirrors its significance as a sign of spiritual status in Indian Buddhist society, and that the substantial number of female spiritual guides in the narrative reflects the importance of royal women patrons of Indian Buddhism at the time. This book will appeal to higher-level undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars of religious studies, Buddhist studies, Asian studies, South Asian studies and Indology.
Categories: Philosophy

The Job Delusion How to Start Thinking Your Way to Financial Freedom

The Job Delusion  How to Start Thinking Your Way to Financial Freedom

This book is the story of what happened in the following 6 years. It is the story of a regular guy, working in IT, who escaped the 9 to 5 and found a new way to live.

Author: Kevin H. Boyd

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781471688850

Category: Self-Help

Page:

View: 296

“How does a guy like me, with all my limited resources and, even worse, my limiting beliefs, escape my day job and become financially free?” Kevin asked himself this question in 2006. This book is the story of what happened in the following 6 years. It is the story of a regular guy, working in IT, who escaped the 9 to 5 and found a new way to live. Join Kevin on his journey towards financial and spiritual freedom and discover how you too could achieve the same.
Categories: Self-Help

Dhammapada

Dhammapada

Philosophy, Cultural

Author: M. K. Sharan

Publisher: Abhinav Publications

ISBN: 9788170174752

Category: Buddhism

Page: 248

View: 635

Philosophy, Cultural
Categories: Buddhism

Faith Morals and Money

Faith  Morals  and Money

The Four Noble Truths The Buddha's teaching, like the wisdom of so many
ancient sages, was transmitted orally for a long time. It was finally committed to
writing in approximately 50 3.012., some four centuries after his death, in a body
of work ...

Author: Edward D. Zinbarg

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826417626

Category: Religion

Page: 182

View: 525

Most books on business ethics approach the subject philosophically. That approach, Zinbarg tells us, is that it neglects the most important source of most people's understanding of right and wrong: their religious tradition. While philosophy can shed the light of reason on the ethical dilemmas of economic life, it's less than convincing about why we ought to behave well, lacking the compelling urgency of religious faith. Following a wonderfully lucid and succinct summary of the ethical systems relative to Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism, the author presents a variety of case studies (in lively dialogue form) from the whole gamut of economic life, including misrepresentation by sellers, truth in advertising, the ethics of part-time employment, child labor and environmental ethics. The solutions may vary from tradition to tradition, but overall one is struck by the similarities. This is a book grounded in the real ethical challenges of modern business practice, with a kind of world-religious perspective so necessary in an era of globalization.
Categories: Religion

Buddhist Legends

Buddhist Legends

The Noble Truth regarding Suffering is this : Birth is Suffering , the Decrepitude of
Old Age is Suffering , Disease is ... The Noble Truth regarding the Origin of
Suffering is this : It is Craving that leads to Rebirth ; Craving for Sensual Pleasure
, Craving for Existence , Craving for Wealth . ... Salvation , which is of course
Escape from the Round of Existences , Nibbāna , must first accept the Four Noble
Truths .

Author: Buddhaghosa

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025807582

Category: Tipiṭaka

Page: 1129

View: 839

Categories: Tipiṭaka

Buddhist Legends Introd synopses trans of books 1 and 2

Buddhist Legends  Introd   synopses  trans  of books 1 and 2

The Noble Truth regarding Suffering is this : Birth is Suffering , the Decrepitude of
Old Age is Suffering , Disease is ... The Noble Truth regarding the Origin of
Suffering is this : It is Craving that leads to Rebirth ; Craving for Sensual Pleasure
, Craving for Existence , Craving for Wealth . ... Salvation , which is of course
Escape from the Round of Existences , Nibbāna , must first accept the Four Noble
Truths .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:39000005839407

Category: Tipiṭaka

Page:

View: 221

Categories: Tipiṭaka

Ultimate Journey

Ultimate Journey

The Buddha had seen in the Four Noble Truths that the usual strivings of
humankind for pleasure and wealth inevitably led to suffering, and that the
antidote to that suffering was to understand that the self, as it is normally
experienced, was an ...

Author: Richard Bernstein

Publisher: Vintage Departures

ISBN: 0679781579

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 719

Retraces the path of Buddhist monk Hsuan Tsang through Asia, reconstructing the spiritual and physical journey undertaken by this holy man in the sixth century.
Categories: Religion