Buddhism for Couples: A Calm Approach to Relationships by Sarah Napthali

By Sarah Napthali

Learn Buddhist ideas that may aid enhance your romantic existence, your existence ordinarily, and the lives of these round you.

Surely a cheerful marriage for a commonly adjusted couple is an easy subject of give-and-take—some endurance, tolerance, and simply attempting to be joyful as frequently as attainable. there's no scarcity of books supplying courting recommendation that could support us with those concerns. yet Buddhist teachings deal with greater than simply floor wisdom, and advisor us to delve deeper into our psyches.

With an emphasis on self-compassion, Buddhism for Couples explains the right way to practice Buddhist teachings on your relationships to patch issues up, carry issues jointly, and, even on solid days, scale the heights of dating happiness. Written for either women and men, this ebook tackles the loaded topics of housekeeping, anger, intercourse, clash, and infidelity, and introduces Buddhist concepts that may enhance a relationship.

Humorous and informative, Buddhism for Couples presents a clean method of residing as a pair, persuading us to depart at the back of stale, recurring methods of concerning that don’t paintings.

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If we are able to live the present moment completely, we will not feel regret later. We will know how to care for those who are close to us and how to bring them happiness. When we accept that all things are impermanent, we will not be incapacitated by suffering when things decay and die. We can remain peaceful and content in the face of continuity and change, prosperity and decline, success and failure. 84 Conscious Breathing BREATHING AND knowing that we are breathing is a basic practice. No one can be truly successful in the art of meditating without going through the door of breathing.

There are distinctions between waves. ” It is a wave, but at the same time, it is water. Concepts such as birth and death, higher and lower, rising and falling apply only to the waves, which represent the historical dimension, and do not apply to the water itself, the ultimate dimension. 88 The Deepest Relief WE COME TO the practice of meditation seeking relief from our suffering, and meditation can teach us how to transform our suffering and obtain basic relief. But the deepest kind of relief is the realization of nirvana.

Not only Buddhists, but also Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Marxists can accept that each of us has the capacity of being mindful, that everyone has the seed of mindfulness in himself or herself. If we know how to water this seed, it will grow, and we will become alive again, capable of enjoying all the wonders of life. 81 Don’t Run Away THE TENDENCY TO run away from suffering is there in every one of us. We think that by seeking pleasure we’ll avoid suffering. But this doesn’t work. It stunts our growth and our happiness.

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