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@Read Pdf Ö Pay Attention, for Goodness' Sake: Practicing the Perfections of the Heart--The Buddhist Path of Kindness ⚡ According to the Buddha, the path of kindness is the path of happiness Now Sylvia Boorstein, nationally bestselling author of It s Easier Than You Think, has taken theyear old practice of developing the qualities of a compassionate heart the core of the Buddha s own practice and made it accessible to all Pay Attention for Goodness Sake is the first book ever to guide Western readers on the path of the Buddha s Ten Paramitas, the Perfections of the Heart Boorstein combines traditional Buddhist teachings and parables with stories from her own life, as well as easy to follow meditations, to show how the practice of Mindfulness paying attention in everyday life can lead to these perfections that all of us strive for, including Generosity, Morality, Wisdom, Energy, Patience, Determination, and EquanimityWhen we take on this practice, Boorstein notes, our vision becomes transformed We see, with increasing clarity, the confusion in our own minds and the suffering in our own hearts And we also see the extraordinariness of life, how amazing it is that life exists Boorstein s lively and practical lessons about everyday generosity, morality, making and mending mistakes, the bliss of blamelessness, and other human concerns and frailties, help to clarify our distractions and connect us with our own goodness, the part of ourselves that wishes it had done differently For Buddhist and non Buddhist alike, Pay Attention for Goodness Sake is a cheerful, inspiring book that offers the possibility of a transformed life I love her books. Inspiration for living in a world that will make you crazy I will buy this one so I can re read and refer to it as necessary I highly recommend for anyone who feels the need forpeace in their life Sylvia Boorstein s style is so warm and friendly and accessible She s a treasure. The ParamitasGenerosityMoralityRenunciationWisdomEnergyPatienceTruthfulnessDeterminationLovingkindnessEquanimityFour Noble TruthsI Life is challenging For everyone Our physical bodies, our relationships all our life circumstances are fragile and subject to change We are always accommodating.II The cause of suffering is the mind s struggle in response to challenge.III The end of suffering a nonstruggling, peaceful mind is possible.IV The program the Eightfold Path for end The ParamitasGenerosityMoralityRenunciationWisdomEnergyPatienceTruthfulnessDeterminationLovingkindnessEquanimityFour Noble TruthsI Life is challenging For everyone Our physical bodies, our relationships all our life circumstances are fragile and subject to change We are always accommodating.II The cause of suffering is the mind s struggle in response to challenge.III The end of suffering a nonstruggling, peaceful mind is possible.IV The program the Eightfold Path for ending suffering is 1 Understanding realizing the cause of suffering 2 Intention motivation to end suffering 3 Speech Speaking in a way that cultivates clarity 4 Action Behaving in ways that maintain clarity 5 Livelihood Supporting oneself in a wholesome way 6 Effort Cultivating skillful mind habits 7 Concentration Cultivating a steady, focused, easy mind 8 Mindfulness Cultivating alert, balanced attentionWhen we see clearly, we behave impeccably out of love on behalf of all beings.Do no harm to anyoneTake nothing that is not freely givenSpeak truthfully and helpfullyUse sexual energy wiselyKeep the mind clear.Three Characteristics of Experience1 Everything is always changing impermanent 2 Suffering is extra tension created in the mind when it struggles3 Nothing has a substance existence apart from contingency interdependence Everyone coming and going how heroic people around, everyone walking around in the middle of their whole personal life of suffering and happiness, doing the best they canYou re not going to get to do today over.What s going on here that I don t see What am I missing What would open my heart of lift it up Patience, by definition, can only be present in response to a visiting stress Patience depends on being able to feel at home, to relax in the middle of tensionPatience remains present as long as the mind remembers that things endConcentration keeps the mind tranquil and the body comfortable so that Patience can keep itself from running out.Each new moment of experience is related to the previous one, contingent on it but different Think of developing Patience as practicing abiding in the moment.We could choose not to hurry, not to miss this moment, not to miss our lives We could abide.Think it over for a long time.A wise person, upon acknowledging the truth,becomes like a lake clear and deep and still.Find friends who love the truth BuddhaSgt Friday Dragnet Just the factsMay I feel protected and safe.May I feel contented and pleased.May my physical body provide me with strength.May my life unfold smoothly with ease.EM Forster A Passage to India Only connect.Wherever you are right no, pay attention Forever I loved Sylvia Borstein s interview with Krista Tippett on the On Being podcast, and have been keeping an eye out for her books ever since, so I was happy to stumble on this when in the Sunset library This book was a helpful tool for me, and I would recommend it to anyone interested in learningabout Buddhist principles and how to practically becalm It personally helped me and I would ve given if five stars if I weren t so annoyed by the last chapter or so that uses an example tha I loved Sylvia Borstein s interview with Krista Tippett on the On Being podcast, and have been keeping an eye out for her books ever since, so I was happy to stumble on this when in the Sunset library This book was a helpful tool for me, and I would recommend it to anyone interested in learningabout Buddhist principles and how to practically becalm It personally helped me and I would ve given if five stars if I weren t so annoyed by the last chapter or so that uses an example that fails to take privilege into account at all I d still readof Boorstein and recommend Also, true story a bus I was riding popped a tire while I was reading this book, giving me a perfect opportunity to put it into practice Favorite parts I love the concept of working toward enlightened moments instead of enlightenment So muchapproachable The way she outlined The Four Noble Truths reminded me a lot of writing good code, clear, direct , and logical Virtuous behavior Attention Insight Wisdom Compassion I love the five generous acts a day challenge and want to get on that myself Right Speech is truthful and helpful, and useful and not hurtful I love how Boorstein recognizes when she is about to do something unkind and stops herself I need to do the same, I m in the middle of making a mistake Please forgive me I ve never feltseen than when Boorstein wrote, NoI m sure I can t be perfect I pay attention so I won t be worse AndI think everything matters The idea of moving the marketplace into the home via online shopping was a new and interesting one to me Of course I don t want the same energy in my home as the mall This is what I can do and I ll do it vs I need things to be another way My thoughts are not me