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The Buddha's Teachings to Laypeople : Practical Advice for Prosperity and Lasting Happiness - Bhikkhu Rahula Basnagoda

The Buddha's Teachings to Laypeople

Practical Advice for Prosperity and Lasting Happiness

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Published: 1st June 2008
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Money and investing. Family. Relationships. Work and business. Sex. What could the Buddha tell us about such worldly concerns? More than you might think--and you'll find it all here. Some of it might well surprise you. All of it will guide you toward a more prosperous, more fulfilling, and truly happier way of life.

The Buddha had an unusually keen insight into what people with everyday concerns need to know, andThe Buddha's Teachings on Prosperity delivers the actual teachings that he gave to all those many people he encountered who were not monks or nuns-or even, meditators. This is practical advice on the important stuff of life, those things nearly all of us must deal with in order to enjoy a meaningful, lasting happiness:

  • Taking care of children and aging parents
  • Providing for our families
  • Working with employees and business partners
  • Finding and maintaining love relationships and marital partnerships
  • Making responsible, ethical financial decisions
  • Cultivating the best in your personality

These very do-able practices are specifically for those who can't or (for whatever reason) won't be devoting their lives to meditation or any kind of religious teaching--but who nonetheless wish to minimize their suffering, maximize their joy, and help create a better world.

"The Buddha's Teachings on Prosperity is a beautiful reinforcement of the potential dignity of lay life and a clear, well-written, and meticulous documentation of the Buddha's attitude towards it. This major contribution, coupled with our already-existing enthusiasm for contemplative practice, will bring into existence a more authentic, balanced life."--Larry Rosenberg, author of Breath by Breath

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Chapter Organizationp. xiii
Translation of Pali Textsp. xv
Citation of Pali Sourcesp. xvii
A Treasure Buried in Timep. 1
The Buddha's View on Prosperityp. 13
Gaining Wealthp. 21
Retaining Wealthp. 33
The Buddha's View on Relationshipsp. 47
Establishing a Marital Partnershipp. 55
Being Proud Parentsp. 67
Dealing with Conflictp. 77
Succeeding Sociallyp. 95
The Buddha's View on Decision-Makingp. 111
Correct Reasoning, Right Decisionsp. 131
What Not to Do in Daily Lifep. 147
Developing an Attractive Personalityp. 167
Lasting Happinessp. 181
Notesp. 201
Acknowledgmentsp. 215
Indexp. 217
About the Authorp. 227
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ISBN: 9780861715473
ISBN-10: 0861715470
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st June 2008
Publisher: Wisdom Publications,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.34