Living Beautifully: with Uncertainty and Change

Living Beautifully: with Uncertainty and Change Author Pema Chodron
ISBN-10 1611800765
ISBN-13 9781611800760
Year 2013-10-08
Pages 160
Language English
Publisher Shambhala
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The best selling author and spiritual teacher shares practices for living with wisdom and integrity even in confusing and uncertain situations Is it possible to live well when the very ground we stand on is shaky Yes says everyone s favorite Buddhist nun it s even possible to live beautifully compassionately and happily on shaky groundand the secret is the ground is always shaky Pema shows how using a traditional Buddhist practice called the Three Vows or Three Commitments offering us a way to relax into profound sanity in the midst of whatever non sanity is happening around us Just making these simple aspirations can change the way we look at the world and can provide us with a lifetime of material for spiritual practice The Three Commitments are three methods for embracing the chaotic uncertain dynamic challenging nature of our situation as a path to awakening The first of the commitments traditionally called the Pratimoksha Vow is the foundation for personal liberation This is a commitment to doing our best to not cause harm with our actions or words or thoughts a commitment to being good to each other It provides a structure within which we learn to work with our thoughts and emotions and to refrain from speaking or acting out of confusion The next step toward being comfortable with groundlessness is a commitment to helping others traditionally called the Bodhisattva Vow It is a commitment to dedicate our lives to keeping our hearts and minds open and nurturing our compassion with the longing to ease the suffering of the world The last of the three commitments traditionally known as the Samaya Vow is a resolve to embrace the world just as it is without bias a resolve to see everything we encounter good and bad pleasant and painful as a manifestation of awakened energy It is a commitment to see everything and anything as a means by which we can awaken further

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Living Beautifully

Living Beautifully Author Pema Chodron
ISBN-10 9780834828131
Release 2012-10-09
Pages 128