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Buddhism - Tools for Living Your Life Review

Guest Author - Jeanette Stingley

Buddhism - Tools for Living Your Life lives up to it's title. For someone who has been a practicing Buddhist for some time may find this a little dry, maybe somewhat repetitive of what you have already been taught or practicing. I am always looking for ways to squeeze spirituality into my life. I am the mother of 2 soccer kids, work full-time, tale college courses part-time, freelance write part-time, and I am married. So where can I find time for myself and my spirituality. This book is a good guide to help you make time and find a balance.

The first few chapters help you to get reacquainted with yourself. The first exercise is based on reflecting on your past experiences that brought you to where you are today. You can be as brief or elaborate as you want. You wonít have to share this with anyone but yourself. All of the exercises presented in this book are simple yet meaningful. You wonít need any expensive props or put your life on hold to find a deeper meaning to your life. Everything you do everyday can be a spiritual experience.

Some popular Buddhist writings make living a Buddhist path seem scary or mystical or both. The way Vajragupta writes and explains his views and practices shows the reader how valuable and rewarding a Buddhist way of life can be. He explains Buddhist teachings with examples from modern life and comparing to everyday people. We donít have to shave our heads, dawn robes, take vows of chastity and join a monastery to get the full meaning of life and learning all we can from the teachings of Buddha. Like I stated earlier, it may be a dry, boring read to a long time practitioner but it is work working through this for anyone looking for a deeper understanding to their life.


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