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Twelve steps to a compassionate life

Author: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011, ©2010.
Series: Instant Book Club.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Taking as her starting point the teachings of the great world religions, Karen Armstrong demonstrates in twelve practical steps how we can bring compassion to the forefront of our lives. Armstrong argues that compassion is inseparable from humanity, and by transcending the limitations of selfishness on a daily basis we will not only make a difference in the world but also lead happier, more fulfilled, lives.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Armstrong
ISBN: 9780307595591 0307595595 9780307742889 0307742881
OCLC Number: 630500252
Notes: "A Borzoi book."--Title page verso.
Description: 222 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The first step : learn about compassion --
The second step : look at your own world --
The third step : compassion for yourself --
The fourth step : empathy --
The fifth step : mindfulness --
The sixth step : action --
The seventh step : how little we know --
The eighth step : how should we speak to one another? --
The ninth step : concern for everybody --
The tenth step : knowledge --
The eleventh step : recognition --
The twelfth step : love your enemies --
A last word.
Series Title: Instant Book Club.
Other Titles: 12 steps to a compassionate life
Responsibility: Karen Armstrong.

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Taking as her starting point the teachings of the great world religions, Karen Armstrong demonstrates in twelve practical steps how we can bring compassion to the forefront of our lives. Armstrong argues that compassion is inseparable from humanity, and by transcending the limitations of selfishness on a daily basis we will not only make a difference in the world but also lead happier, more fulfilled, lives.

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