Happiness

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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Happiness
  • Matthieu Ricard
  • English
  • 07 September 2019
  • 0316167258

About the Author: Matthieu Ricard

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Happiness In This Groundbreaking Book, Matthieu Ricard Makes A Passionate Case For Happiness As A Goal That Deserves As Least As Much Energy As Any Other In Our Lives.Wealth Fitness Career Success How Can We Possibly Place These Above True And Lasting Well Being Drawing From Works Of Fiction And Poetry, Western Philosophy, Buddhist Beliefs, Scientific Research, And Personal Experience, Ricard Weaves An Inspirational And Forward Looking Account Of How We Can Begin To Rethink Our Realities In A Fast Moving Modern World With Its Revelatory Lessons And Exercises, Happiness Is An Eloquent And Stimulating Guide To A Happier Life.

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10 thoughts on “Happiness

  1. Tatiana says:

    I can imagine reading this book at some other life juncture and thinking ah, that s nice and moving on That is, I can imagine reading it and not taking it seriously, and not getting very much out of it But a number of things have come together just at this point in my life to cause me to pay special attention to this idea It s very scientific and it s very simple.1 Brains are quite plastic Just as we might completely rewire the brain nerve finger connection by practicing guitar for 10,000 I can imagine reading this book at some other life juncture and thinking ah, that s nice and moving on That is, I can imagine reading it and not taking it seriously, and not getting very much out of it But a number of things have come together just at this point in my life to cause me to pay special attention to this idea It s very scientific and it s very simple.1 Brains are quite plastic Just as we might completely rewire the brain nerve finger connection by practicing guitar for 10,000 hours, just as a chess master greatly expands the chess logic strategy capacities of her brain by playing chess against tough opponents for 10,000 hours, we can completely overhaul our brain s skills in coping with sadness, stress, anger, impatience, envy and everyday unp...

  2. Amal Bedhyefi says:

    If i picked up this book earlier in my life , i would have left it unfinished , because I used to think i m such a happy person.But after being through a lot , picking this book up and reading it couldn t get any better.This book is not addressed only to people suffering from mental illness , it could be read by anyone , litterally any one who s searching for a better , happier and healthier life.I loved how he made complicated explanations seem easy and simple and how he managed to change my If i picked up this book earlier in my life , i would have left it unfinished , because I used to think i m such a happy person.But after being through a lot , picking this book up and reading it couldn t get any better.This book is not addressed only to people suffering from mental illness , it could be read by anyone , litterally any one who s searching for a better , happier and healthier life.I loved how he made complicated explanations seem easy and simple and how he managed to change my perspective on happiness.Though I don t quite like Budhism nor i m interested in learning it , I really enjoyed this spiritual aspect o...

  3. Happyreader says:

    Ricard strongly emphasizes that diligent practice is the key to happiness, that we confuse pleasure and desire with happiness, and that true happiness is constant and maintained from within, not reliant on external circumstances Also emphasized are that the positive emotions need to be cultivated and that they don t simply arise out of the absence of the negative amotions such as anger or hatred Some good practices are given to handle thedifficult emotions and to cultivate theposit Ricard strongly emphasizes that diligent practice is the key to happiness, that we confuse pleasure and desire with happiness, and that true happiness is constant and maintained from within, not reliant on external circumstances Also emphasized are that the positive emotions need to be cultivated and that they don t simply arise out of the absence of the negative amotions such as anger or hatred Some good practices are given to handle thedifficult emotions and to cultivate thepositive emotions I especially appreciated the chapter on the remedies for disturbing emotions contemplating the antidotes patience for anger, altruistic love for hatred, inner...

  4. Jonathan says:

    Without succumbing to his arguments in favor of pacifism, or his simplistic exaltation of places like Tibet and Bhutan, I think Ricard has written a brilliant treatise on human flourishing This is a great read And it will challenge the way you think.

  5. Camille says:

    Je ne suis pas sp cialement lectrice des livres de d veloppement personnel j essaye de me d velopper personnellement en lisant n importe quoi Plaidoyer pour le bonheur de Ricard est un achat compulsif d un jour de stress, j ai pens qu en de telles circonstances, a ne pouvait pas me faire de mal Je connaissais d j l auteur, pour avoir lu ses entretiens avec son p re, et son Plaidoyer pour les animaux , et j esp rais bien en apprendre un peu plus, peut tre, sur la conception bouddhiste Je ne suis pas sp cialement lectrice des livres de d veloppement personnel j essaye de me d velopper personnellement ...

  6. Joshua says:

    This is the most inspiring book I have read recently I picked it up when I was feeling depressed and I was starting to get into learning about Buddhist thought It is amazing and inspiring and I have started to re read it I also sent it to my sister who seemed rather down and is searching for happiness right now As a side note, the brain activity which signals someone is happy was tested in the author and he scored off the charts They also tested others who meditate and practice loving kin This is the most inspiring book I have read recently I picked it up when I was feeling depressed and I was starting to get into learning about Buddhist thought It is amazing and inspiring and I have started to re read it I also sent it to my sister who seemed rather down and is searching for happiness right now As a side note, the brain activity which signals someone is happy was tested in the author and he scored off the charts They also tested others who meditate a...

  7. Suhrob says:

    My longer term flirtations with buddhism led me to finally try to read a book on this topic I picked Ricard because of his scientific credentials, he is an ex molecular biologist gone monk, interfacing now with scientists on studies of meditation Unfortunately the book didn t really grab me on any level It mixes basics of buddhist teaching and metaphors with little bits of western, analytic psychology, some anecdotes and entry level introduction into meditation practice All however feels f My longer term flirtations with buddhism led me to finally try to read a book on this topic I picked Ricard because of his scientific credentials, he is an ex molecular biologist gone monk, interfacing now with scientists on studies of meditation Unfortunately the book didn t really grab me on any level It mixes basics of buddhist teaching and metaphors with little bits of western, analytic psycholo...

  8. Rubina says:

    This has to be one of my favourite books on happiness and positive psychology Covering such concepts as seeking happiness within without, the alchemy of suffering, egoism, managing our thoughts and disturbing emotions, compassion, altrusium, happiness set point and the impact positive thinking and mediation has on the neuroplasticity, Ricard s coverage of the topic is comprehensive without being too heavy or technical Being happy is a skill which can only be acqu...

  9. Kelsy says:

    This is a sort of holistic look at happiness from the perspective of a Buddhist monk who was originally formally trained as a scientist and grew up around philosophers There s a lot to wade through, here, but at its heart, the main goal seems to be to convince us that meditation is really what we should all be doing to improve our general wellbeing I, for one, am totally sold on this Ricard details various studies done where scientists are able to measure brainwaves of trained meditators vs This is a sort of holistic look at happiness from the perspective of a Buddhist monk who was originally formally trained as a scientist and grew up around philosophers There s a lot to wade through, here, but at its heart, the main goal seems to be to convince us that meditation is really what we should all be doing to improve our general wellbeing I, for one, am totally sold on this Ricard details various studies done where scientists are able to measure brainwaves of trained meditators vs control subjects and see drastic differences There s also a lot of anecdotal discussion of meditators dealing with extreme circumstances, specifically Tibetan monks who were imprisoned and tortured for years but showed very little psychological trauma upon their freedom The research presented is incredibly fascinating, indeed.The only real negative here is that at times this can get quite in the weeds, so to speak This is not a typical pop psych or self help book There are a lot of very poignan...

  10. Marie-Claude says:

    J ai bien aim , mais ayant d j lu d autres ouvrages sur la philosophie bouddhiste, je n ai pas appris tant de choses nouvelles C tait toutefois un tr s bon rappel, et c est s rement une super introduction pour quelqu un qui est moins familier avec ces id es Aussi, j ai ador son chapitre final o il compare des th ories thiques rapidement , il mentionne Kant, Mills, Rawls et les utilitaristes en r pondant...