Happiness by Matthieu Ricard
A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill

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A molecular biologist turned Buddhist monk, described by scientists as "the happiest man alive," demonstrates how to develop the inner conditions for true happiness.

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Mattieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk residing at the Shechen monastery near Kathmandu in Nepal. He is coauthor of the critically acclaimed The Monk and the Philosopher and is the official French translator of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Trinh Xuan Thuan is a professor of astronomy at the University of Virginia and the author of the critically acclaimed The Secret Melody and several other popular science books.
Published December 1, 2008 by Little, Brown and Company. 308 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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For millennia, philosophers, writers and artists have sought the key to human happiness. A Buddhist monk and former cell biologist, Ricard offers his own musings about the nature of happiness and t

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Happiness is often equated with a maximization of pleasure, and some imagine that true happiness would consist of an interrupted succession of pleasurable experiences.

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There are exercises to help search for the “lost self” in order to be selfless, essential to happiness.

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