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Buddhism – Plain and Simple

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Steve Hagen

By refraining from passing judgments on ourselves, others, and our circumstances, we can liberate ourselves from the cycle of confusion and discontent. Through the practice of new ways of living, characterized by mindfulness and profound intentions, we gain the ability to enjoy the moment in which we are living. Focus on your breath. When you feel intense nervousness after recalling an unpleasant memory, simply shut your eyes and direct your focus to your breath. Gradually, you will soothe your mind, realizing the strength that comes with being mindful of the present moment.

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Buddhism Plain and Simple provides a straightforward overview of key Buddhist practices, from cultivating mindfulness to embracing the present moment. The book presents essential teachings in an easily understandable manner, highlighting their relevance to everyday challenges.

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By refraining from passing judgments on ourselves, others, and our circumstances, we can liberate ourselves from the cycle of confusion and discontent. Through the practice of new ways of living, characterized by mindfulness and profound intentions, we gain the ability to enjoy the moment in which we are living. Focus on your breath. When you feel intense nervousness after recalling an unpleasant memory, simply shut your eyes and direct your focus to your breath. Gradually, you will soothe your mind, realizing the strength that comes with being mindful of the present moment.

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The source of our discontent often lies in our inability to perceive and accept reality as it truly is.

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Buddhism advocates eight practices to attain peace of mind, two of which revolve around our mentality.

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Another two crucial practices in Buddhism are right mindfulness and right effort.

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The concept of self doesn't define our individuality.

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The reality is that everything is connected and we are all part of a unified whole.

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