Book Giveaway #63: Effortless Living

Thus, what we have, so far, is TOTAL TRUST and EFFORTLESSNESS.

This is where a philosopher called Laozi (or Lao Tzu) – a mysterious semi-historical duing 6 BC – did us a great service. He is credited with a text called Tao-Te-Ching – which is like a manual on effortlessness. This philosophy could be summarized as – *Do nothing and accomplish everything*. Flow freely like water in life, around whatever shows up, and everything will get done in natural course of life. “Wu Wei” is a term to denote “effortless action”. Continue reading Book Giveaway #63: Effortless Living

Book Giveaway #51: The Essence of Buddhism

Buddhism does not promote the idea of abandoning all desires altogether. What Buddhism encourages is the idea that all forms of craving, grasping and clinging, which are exaggerated forms of desire, have to be abandoned, because they ultimately cause suffering and unhappiness. Continue reading Book Giveaway #51: The Essence of Buddhism

Book Giveaway #46: Awakening the Mind, Lightening the Heart

These aphorisms were formulated by Chekawa Yeshe Dorje (1102–1176) though the Lojong method is seen as evolving through 300 years after the arrival of Master Atiśa (Bengali Buddhist leader and master, 982–1054) in Tibet. It is said that Master Atiśa had, in his lifetime, learned from 150 teachers! Here is fun story on his travel to Tibet: Continue reading Book Giveaway #46: Awakening the Mind, Lightening the Heart