Introducing the timeless guide to happiness by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, now available in an accessible trade paperback edition. This multi-million copy bestseller unveils the profound wisdom of a man whose very presence is synonymous with joy and contentment. The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet, Nobel laureate, and globally revered speaker and statesman, exudes an infectious happiness that leaves everyone he encounters with a smile. But what is the secret behind his enduring popularity and unwavering happiness?
Even in the face of personal and national hardships, the Dalai Lama’s response to the question of his own happiness is an unequivocal “yes.” To him, happiness is not just a fleeting emotion; it’s the very purpose of life. He asserts that the trajectory of our existence inherently inclines towards happiness. The perennial question has always been how to attain it. While he has endeavored to address this query in the past, this time, he’s enlisted the help of a psychiatrist to communicate his message in a format easily comprehensible to a broad audience.
“The Art of Happiness” stands as the trailblazing work that inaugurated the happiness book genre and remains the cornerstone of positive psychology. Through candid conversations, illustrative stories, and profound meditations, the Dalai Lama imparts the wisdom needed to conquer the daily struggles of anxiety, insecurity, anger, and despondency. Collaborating with Dr. Howard Cutler, he delves into various facets of our lives, including relationships, the experience of loss, and the relentless pursuit of wealth, to demonstrate how one can navigate life’s challenges while tapping into an enduring wellspring of inner peace.
Drawing upon 2,500 years of Buddhist contemplative practices infused with a generous dose of common sense, “The Art of Happiness” transcends cultural and philosophical boundaries to address the shared human experiences that connect us all. Over its decade-long presence in print, this book has touched countless lives, serving as a beacon of hope and a source of inspiration, uplifting spirits worldwide.
In a world marked by stress and uncertainty, this enduring classic offers a roadmap to lasting happiness, reminding us that contentment is not just a fleeting moment but a profound, attainable state of being. It invites readers to embark on a transformative journey toward inner peace and genuine happiness, making it a cherished companion for anyone seeking a more fulfilling and joyful life.