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More than happiness : Buddhist and stoic wisdom for a sceptical age

Author: Antonia Macaro
Publisher: London : Icon Books, Berkeley, CA : Distributed in the USA by Publishers Group West 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Modern readers tend to think of Buddhism as spending time alone meditating, searching for serenity. Stoicism calls to mind repressing our emotions in order to help us soldier on through adversity. But how accurate are our popular understandings of these traditions? And what can we learn from them without either buying in wholeheartedly to their radical ideals or else transmuting them into simple self-improvement  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antonia Macaro
ISBN: 1785781332 9781785781339
OCLC Number: 999541893
Description: x, 213 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Setting the scene --
Dukkha happens : we suffer --
Maladies of the soul : why we suffer --
How to be saved 1 : nirvana --
How to be saved 2 : living in accordance with nature --
More than happiness --
Removing the dust from our eyes --
The sage and the Buddha : models for living --
Spiritual practice : beyond theory --
Meditations for a better life.
Responsibility: Antonia Macaro.

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