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Eight mindful steps to happiness : walking the path of the Buddha /

Main Author: Gunaratana, Henepola, 1927-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Boston, MA : Wisdom Publications, 2001
Contents: Introduction. The Buddha's discovery -- Supports for practice -- Beginning a practice of mindfulness.Step 1 : skillful understanding. Understanding cause and effect -- Understanding the four noble truths -- Mindfulness of skillful understanding -- Key points for mindfulness of skillful understanding.Step 2 : skillful thinking. Letting go -- Loving-friendliness -- Compassion -- Mindfulness of skillful thinking -- Key points for mindfulness of skillful thinking.Step 3 : skillful speech. Speak the truth -- Words are not weapons -- Speak softly -- Avoid useless chatter -- Mindfulness of skillful speech -- Key points for mindfulness of skillful speech.Step 4 : skillful action. The five precepts -- Ethics in action -- Higher precepts for laypeople -- Mindfulness of skillful action -- Key points for mindfulness of skillful action.Step 5 : skillful livelihood. Questions for assessing skillful livelihood -- Finding skillful livelihood -- Mindfulness of skillful livelihood -- Key points for mindfulness of skillful livelihood.Step 6 : skillful effort. The ten fetters -- The five hindrances -- Four steps to skillful effort -- Remember the big picture -- Mindfulness of skillful effort -- Key points for mindfulness of skillful effort.Step 7 : skillful mindfulness. The four foundations of mindfulness -- Mindfulness of the body -- Mindfulness of feelings -- Mindfulness of the mind -- Mindfulness of mental objects -- Key points for the practice of skillful mindfulness.Step 8 : skillful concentration. Wholesome concentration -- The stages of full concentration -- Mindfulness of skillful concentration -- Key points for mindfulness of skillful concentration.The promise of the Buddha. Enlightenment -- "Come and see.".
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