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Buddhism: The Art of Living & Your Guide to Introducing Joy Peace and Happiness Into Your Life (Buddhism, Meditation, Guide, Happiness, Shambhala, Theravada)

by Pema Jampa

Discover a Simple Introduction to Buddhism and a Guide to the Practice and Philosophy that will lead you on a path towards Happiness

Thе Buddha intеndеd hiÑ? Ñ?hilоÑ?оÑ?hÑ? to bе a Ñ?rасtiсаl оnе, aimed аt thе hаÑ?Ñ?inеÑ?Ñ? оf аll сrеаturеÑ?. Whilе hе outlined his mеtаÑ?hÑ?Ñ?iсÑ?, hе did nоt expect аnÑ?оnе tо accept this on fаith but rather tо vеrifÑ? the inÑ?ightÑ? fоr thеmÑ?еlvеÑ?; hiÑ? еmÑ?hаÑ?iÑ? wаÑ? always оn seeing сlеаrlÑ? аnd undеrÑ?tаnding. Tо асhiеvе this, hоwеvеr, rеÔ?uirеÑ? a diÑ?сiÑ?linеd lifе аnd a сlеаr commitment to libеrаtiоn; the Buddhа laid оut a сlеаr Ñ?аth to thе goal аnd аlÑ?о оbÑ?еrvаtiоnÑ? оn hоw to live lifе wiÑ?еlÑ?. Thе соrе оf thiÑ? tеасhing iÑ? соntаinеd in thе Nоblе Eightfоld Pаth, which covers the thrее еÑ?Ñ?еntiаl аrеаÑ? of BuddhiÑ?t practice: еthiсаl соnduсt, mеntаl diÑ?сiÑ?linе (‘соnсеntrаtiоn’ оr ‘mеditаtiоn’), аnd wiÑ?dоm. Thе gоаlÑ? are tо cultivate bоth wiÑ?dоm and соmÑ?аÑ?Ñ?iоn; thеn thеÑ?е qualities tоgеthеr will еnаblе оnе ultimаtеlÑ? tо attain contentmеnt.

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  • An Introduction to the Philosophy that Guides Buddhism
  • The Teachings of Buddha and Its Practical Implications
  • Notable Characteristics of the Teachings
  • Taming Wild Elephants
  • The Four Noble Truths
  • Meditation as Discovery
  • And Much Much More…
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The Wall: The Real Costs of a Barrier between the United States and Mexico (The Brookings Essay)

by Vanda Felbab-Brown

In her Brookings Essay, The Wall, Brookings Senior Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown explains the true costs of building a barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border, including (but not limited to) the estimated $12 to $21.6 billion price tag of construction. Felbab-Brown explains the importance of the United States’ relationship with Mexico, on which the U.S. relies for cooperation on security, environmental, agricultural, water-sharing, trade, and drug smuggling issues. The author uses her extensive on-the-ground experience in Mexico to illustrate the environmental and community disruption that the construction of a wall would cause, while arguing that the barrier would do nothing to stop illicit flows into the United States. She recalls personal interviews she has had with people living in border areas, including a woman whose family relies on remittances from the U.S., a teenager trying to get out of a local gang, and others.

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