By Noah Levine
Buddha was once a innovative. His perform used to be subversive; his message, seditious. His enlightened standpoint went opposed to the norms of his day—in his phrases, "against the stream." His teachings replaced the area, and now they could switch you too.
Presenting the fundamentals of Buddhism with own anecdotes, routines, and guided meditations, bestselling writer Noah Levine publications the reader alongside a non secular direction that has resulted in freedom from pain and has kept lives for 2,500 years. Levine may still recognize. Buddhist meditation stored him from a lifetime of dependancy and crime. He went directly to tips and educate numerous others the Buddhist strategy to freedom, and the following he stocks these life-changing classes with you. learn and wake up to a brand new and higher existence.
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Our tendency to get attached to impermanent experiences causes sorrow, lamentation, and grief, because eventually we are separated from everything and everyone that we love. Our lack of acceptance and understanding of this fact makes life unsatisfactory. Pain and suffering are two completely different experiences. Pain is unavoidable. Suffering is self-created. Some level of dissatisfaction exists for all unenlightened beings. For some this is a revelation, a normalizing statement that brings about a great sense of relief.
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Against the Stream: A Buddhist Manual for Spiritual Revolutionaries by Noah Levine