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Publisher's Summary

The Dalai Lama inspired millions around the world with his wisdom and compassion in The Art of Happiness. Now, in The Essence of Happiness, further moving insights from His Holiness are here.
Offering sage advice on defeating day-to-day depression, anxiety, anger, jealousy, and other emotions that get in the way of true happiness, The Essence of Happiness contains transforming reflections on how to overcome suffering and obstacles to create a fulfilled, joyous life.
©2002 His Holiness the Dalai Lama (P)2010 Simon & Schuster Inc
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By MCory13 on 04-25-16

Simplicity that can change your perspective

Honestly helped change my perspective on a few things in my life. The simple language is easy to understand and the examples given really help get the points he's trying to make across and are relatable. Definitely worth a listen and I will reference back to this book I'm sure many times. This book caters to all people of all faiths but if you are a spiritual person that lacks any label, this little guidebook is perfect. Reminds us about kindness to all, explains compassion and helps you understand how your own perspective and reactions play the largest role in how you see life, see others and see yourself. And how this impacts not only your life, but all others as well.
Great narration and layout. A quick read.

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By Emily on 12-03-17

Meaningful Buddhist insights

While this wasn't my favorite of the Dalai Lama's audios, it was certainly worthwhile. Although the narrators were skilled, it was easy for me to space out and lose track of what they were saying. I didn't have that problem with the Book of Joy, for example. But I still learned some useful insights and was glad I had purchased the book.

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By Mrs G. on 01-30-17

Helping with everyday life....

fantastic book cant wait to listen to more. Useing the book to help my depression

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By emma on 01-11-18

Good introduction

An introduction to the philosophy of the Dalai Lama. I found the narration of the intro by the author hard to listen to, but the main text was good. Skip the intro (it finished halfway through chapter one) and enjoy the rest of this short book.

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By Nathan on 09-25-16

Too Short

It's hard to justify the price. The book is great but breaking it up into a series that's sold separately seems like a money grab. I guess only the financially privileged can walk the path to happiness.

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