Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (Shambhala Classics) Revised edition [Sharon Salzberg] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying. A profound, yet simple book on practicing “metta,” or lovingkindness by Sharon Salzberg, the founder of Insight Meditation Society. We can all benefit from the. quotes from Sharon Salzberg: ‘You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection’, ‘You can search throughout the .

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Still they have this wish to be happy, to be free. Pay careful attention to the feeling until it begins salzbwrg subside some, salbzerg much with the sense of compassion for oneself: Let them not do the slightest thing That the wise would later reprove.

True happiness may not be at all far away, but it requires a radical change of view as to where to find it. Published December 28th by Shambhala first published January 1st All individuals… happy, suffering, causing suffering.

Why Loving-Kindness Takes Time: Sharon Salzberg

Desire and attachment are hindrances to metta, while there are also actual enemies: And it feels like a load off, for sure. Some thoughts to contemplate: Long-winded and vaguely mystical it made my head spin! As a small, dedicated non-profit, Mindful reached over 5 million people online inbringing compassion and connection into the hearts, homes, and communities of our readers. It is the strength that arises out of seeing the true nature of suffering in the world.

This is a classic and a must read for anyone wanting to immerse themselves in the mindfulness genre. Oct 09, Reid rated it it was amazing. Whatever living beings there may be; Whether they are weak or strong, omitting none, The great or the mighty, medium, short or small, The seen and the unseen, Those living near and far away, Those born and to-be-born – May all beings be at ease!

The world needs more of these. All day long, I would go around the building—sitting in my room, sitting in the hall—saying the whole thing, may I be happy, may I be peaceful, may I be liberatedand I felt absolutely nothing. It is also axiomatic that putting positivity out into the world will yield positive outcomes.


I knew it was there, but I just couldn’t access it.

Salzberg includes exercises for traditional metta meditation, as well as approaches to related contemplative practice. Jan 29, Golden Brown rated it really liked it. My full mindfulness is Priceless. I love this book. Practicing metta illuminates our inner integrity because it relieves us of the need to deny different aspects of ourselves. sakzberg

Sharon Salzberg Quotes (Author of Lovingkindness)

To send loving-kindness does not mean that we approve or condone all actions, it means that we can see clearly actions that sgaron incorrect or unskillful and still not lose the shron.

Sometimes when we send loving-kindness to a difficult person, we do feel all of these other feelings, like anger. The book, along with my usual classes on mindfulness, has finally inspired me to take my practice from a casual interest to something more akin to a dedication.

The book reminds me how to be compassionate, especially towards those who cause pain. She teaches the reader how to extend these concepts to ourselves first, then out to others. The first time that I ever did loving-kindness practice was without a teacher.

May I have ease of well-being —which means may I not have to struggle terribly, day by day, with livelihood, with family issues. Let your mind rest in the phrases, and let the phrases be meaningful to you. These tend to be more formulaic and self-helpy rather than focusing on the dharma and its application to our daily lives.

By contrast, qualities that support mudita – rapture, gratitude, metta, compassion – share their origin in our basic goodness, and they form a potent team to reduce suffering and to bring happiness. Reading a few pages often inspires me and changes my mood.

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg

May 10, Lauren rated it it was ok. A minute meditation that begins by imagining yourself surrounded by a circle of the most loving beings, making generous offerings of love and goodwill to you.


Let none through anger kindnesz ill-will Wish harm upon another. This was a good exercise in bearing witness to my own judging mind and my uneasy relationship to the more spiritual aspects of meditation. I also think it’s valuable to gain a sense of context for the Eastern spiritual traditions such as meditation and yoga that we’ve imported to the West.

May all beings be free from danger, may they have mental happiness, may they have eharon happiness, may they have ease of well-being.

I can appreciate why this book has lovving a classic in its circles. Nov 29, Dominique rated it it was amazing. Truly, if every human being o This was a wonderful book the foundation of happiness for all of us. This is said to be the sublime abiding.

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

Books by Sharon Salzberg. Very gently, one phrase at a time, let the mind rest in the phrase. So I worked through it and donated some books to Claremont’s Prison Library Project, because they need them more than I. Sharno you’ve wanted to Read this for the second time in conjunction with a meditation group I was sitting with for six weeks.

Still, there is no substitute for the depth of psychic experience achievable when the deepest teachings of the Buddha are thoroughly explored. So, May I be free lobing danger. May I be free from danger, may I know safety. Yet this is not what is meant by compassion. It acknowledges that we have nothing that we can hold on to anyway.