Here Is A Treasury Of Short Selections From The Best Selling Books Of Pema Ch Dr N, The Beloved Buddhist Nun Designed For On The Go Inspiration, This Collection Offers Teachings On Becoming Fearless Breaking Free Of Destructive Patterns Developing Patience, Kindness, And Joy Amid Our Everyday Struggles Unlocking Our Natural Warmth, Intelligence, And Goodness I love this little book Since it s all just excerpts from Pema s writings, it s perfect to read one prior to my meditation session I will be using this little book for years.I read a page from this every day before meditation so have not read all but will be reading from it daily for quite some time Love it bought this from the bookstore in darlinghurst a couple of weeks ago, and it s stayed on my person ever since it really is small enough to fit in the actual pocket of my winter coat.pema ch dr n s writing is the perfect thing to read in these little pieces it s dense with insight even as it s simple and easily grasped, after i started reading it i felt my attention shifting in interesting ways.this is the thing i read a couple of years ago that stuck with me made me think it might be a good idea to buy this little book But loving kindness, or maitri, towards ourselves doesn t mean getting rid of anything Maitri means that we can still be crazy after all these years We can still be angry after all these years We can still be timid or jealous or full of feelings of unworthiness The point is not to try to change ourselves Meditation practice isn t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better It s about befriending who we are already. I wanted to post a random message from this wonderful little book so I closed my eyes and opened the book to any page Here is the message Every day we could think about the aggression in the world, in New York, Los Angeles, Darfur, Iraq, everywhere All over the world, everybody always strikes out at the enemy, and the pain escalates forever Every day we could reflect on this and ask ourselves, Am I going to add to the aggression in the world Every day, at the moment when things get edgy, we can just ask ourselves, Am I going to practice peace, or am I going to war This delightful collection has some of the best of Pema s teachings, little nuggets that, as the title suggests, you can carry in your pocket Well, I carry it in my purse, but I have a feeling that this will quickly become my go to book to understanding the groundlessness of fear, the scrutiny of embracing life as it is, and the relentless path to forgiveness and understanding.The short passages here are perfect to have any time during the day, and that s how I intend to dip into this again Like cups of tea on a warm snowy morning.
Venerable Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche.
- 176 pages
- The Pocket Pema Chodron (Shambhala Pocket Classics)
- Pema Chödrön
- 14 February 2017 Pema Chödrön