Living Wisely: Further Advice from Nagarjuna's Precious Garland by SangharakshitaLiving Wisely: Further Advice from Nagarjuna's Precious Garland by Sangharakshita

Living Wisely: Further Advice from Nagarjuna's Precious Garland

bySangharakshita

Paperback | April 9, 2013

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How do we live wisely? Sangharakshita outlines how in this companion volume of commentary on Nagarjuna'sPrecious Garland, showing us how to use our positive ethical position, our momentum in goodness, to develop a deep understanding of the nature of life.In the companion volumeLiving Ethically, Sangharakshita showed us that to live a Buddhist life we need to develop an ethical foundation. Ethical living means being motivated increasingly by love, contentment, and awareness. However, from a Buddhist viewpoint, this being good" is not good enough. We become good in order to be wise.Although ultimately the most satisfying of all human endeavors, here we learn that the development of wisdom is also not an easy task. The truth of things is elusive, subtle, and even frightening. So we need to get to it by developing both a more non-literal and reflective intelligence, and greater maturity and courage.Sangharakshita is the founder and principal teacher of Triratna, a worldwide Buddhist movement. With teaching experience spanning sixty years, he is the author of over forty books. How do we live wisely? Sangharakshita outlines how in this companion volume of commentary on Nagarjuna'sPrecious Garland, showing us how to use our positive ethical position, our momentum in goodness, to develop a deep understanding of the nature of life.In the companion volumeLiving Ethically, Sangharakshita showed us that to live a Buddhist life we need to develop an ethical foundation. Ethical living means being motivated increasingly by love, contentment, and awareness. However, from a Buddhist viewpoint, this "being good" is not good enough. We become good in order to be wise.Although ultimately the most satisfying of all human endeavors, here we learn that the development of wisdom is also not an easy task. The truth of things is elusive, subtle, and even frightening. So we need to get to it by developing both a more non-literal and reflective intelligence, and greater maturity and courage.Sangharakshita is the founder and principal teacher of Triratna, a worldwide Buddhist movement. With teaching experience spanning sixty years, he is the author of over forty books. "
Sangharakshita is the founder and principal teacher of Triratna, a worldwide Buddhist movement. With teaching experience spanning 60 years, he is the author of over 40 books.
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Title:Living Wisely: Further Advice from Nagarjuna's Precious GarlandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.97 × 6.21 × 0.36 inPublished:April 9, 2013Publisher:Windhorse PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1907314938

ISBN - 13:9781907314933

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Sangharakshita is one of the most significant Buddhist pioneers in the West,... . I have always looked to his books for inspiration and ideas on how to better translate the principles and practices of Buddhism for western audiences and practitioners today,... ." - Lama Surya Das "