Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (Shambhala Classics) Revised edition [Sharon Salzberg] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying. A profound, yet simple book on practicing “metta,” or lovingkindness by Sharon Salzberg, the founder of Insight Meditation Society. We can all benefit from the. quotes from Sharon Salzberg: ‘You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection’, ‘You can search throughout the .

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Whether standing or walking, seated or lying down, Free from drowsiness, One should sustain this recollection. Our fear of intimacy—both with others and with ourselves—creates feelings of pain and longing.

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg

lovng Salzberg breaks it down into abstract, but digestible chunks. This book is doing more to spread well-being than the many I’v read thus far. This one is alternately encouraging and overwhelming, with odd exotic anecdotes.

May all beings be free from danger, may they have mental happiness, may they have physical happiness, may they have ease of well-being. I caught myself resisting donating some books that are dear to me or that I really, truly want to read Return to Book Page. Be the lovng to learn about new releases!

Loving-kindness xharon has been one of my favorite tools in meditation to return to, the second one being using sound instead of breath as a place to always return to when I practice.

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I found this book profoundly long-winded. My full mindfulness is Priceless.

It acknowledges that we have nothing that we can hold on to anyway. Expand your awareness to all beings, everywherewithout distinction, without exclusion. Nov 29, Dominique rated it it was amazing. All day long, I would go around the building—sitting in my room, sitting in the hall—saying the whole thing, may I be happy, may I be peaceful, may I be liberatedand I felt absolutely nothing.


As a relatively inexperienced meditator, I have found this to be a helpful guidebook and will refer to it for exercises. The Power of Meditation. sqlzberg

Sharon Salzberg Quotes (Author of Lovingkindness)

See if you can understand that this person wants to be happy just as each one of us wants to be happy and open, extend that force of loving-kindness towards them. Picked up at a used bookstore at slazberg difficult time in my life and it gave me so much peace and a more positive outlook – it’s one of the few books I would call life changing, and I reread it a while ago a rare distinction usually reserved for my favorite novels! It covers all of the essential, told with a soft and gentle voice, with many concrete real-life examples, and little or none of the “technical lovijg.

Yet this is not what is meant by compassion. Reading a few pages often inspires me and changes my mood. May I have ease of well-being —which means may I not have shharon struggle terribly, day by day, with livelihood, with family issues.

Why Loving-Kindness Takes Time: Sharon Salzberg

A Day Programme for Real Happiness. Peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful, Not proud and demanding in nature.

Instead of jumping straight to loving enemies, Sharon insists that we start with loving ourselves. Sounds simple enough, right?

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

After we do that for a little while, move on, just briefly, to sending loving-kindness to somebody that we have difficulty with. To ask other readers questions about Lovingkindnessplease sign up.


To develop this mind state of compassion Whatever l interesting quotes: Every being, all places, may they be able to realize the fruits of just what it is that we wish for ourselves. Spreading upward to the skies, And downward to the depths; Outward and unbounded, Freed from hatred and ill-will. Salzberg makes clear in this wonderful book that metta is one of the primary ways we can extricate ourselves from this self-destructive pattern of behavior. There are few books that actually teach the reader how to have compassion and kindness towards ourselves.

Jan 10, Stephanie Thoma rated it really liked it Shelves: I found bits of wisdom and practical ideas on nearly every page – perhaps more even on the second time around than the first! It is the strength that arises out of seeing the true nature of suffering in the world.

Often such stories treat a fleeting state of mind as if it were our entire and permanent self.

When we feel love, our mind is expansive and kindneess enough to include the entirety of life in full awareness, both its pleasures and its pains, we feel neither betrayed by pain or overcome by it, and thus we can contact that which is undamaged within us regardless of the situation. Preview — Lovingkindness by Sharon Salzberg. I loved this book and plan on rereading it immediately as part of my daily practice.