Review for: Thubten Chodron's Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness

Did you know lojong, or "mind-training" has gained astonishing popularly in recent year?

Lojong, is a practice that has gained astonishing popularly in recent years because it works in transforming hearts and minds.

Here is a presentation of lojong teachings that predates the "slogan" practice with which people have become so familiar through the books of Pema Chödrön and others, and that is every bit as powerful for imbuing the mind with intelligence and the heart with compassion.

It is Thubten Chodron's commentary on a Tibetan poem with the imposing title "Wheel of Sharp Weapons." It is, as the title of this book indicates, an explanation of how law of karma (Pali: kamma) hukum karma (Indonesian language) works in our lives. But in explaining how to create good karma and avoid the negative effects of bad karma, it shows us how to live our lives with kindness and honesty--which makes things better not only for ourselves, but also for everyone else in the world.

Review:
This offering from Venerable Thubten Chodron is a valuable asset to any practitioner. Karma is a huge subject that has a deep meaning in Buddhism. Ven. Chodron helps us along a clear path of understanding. Her writing style is based in decades of deep practice and teachings.

This is an awesome book written by a great teacher. Whether you are Buddhist or not, the information might help someone live a happier life and be kinder to others.

If you was wonder why some people experienced so much happiness in their lives and others seemed so sad and miserable so much of the time, why some people seemed to be so fortunate and went through life with ease and others struggled so much and seemed to have so much misfortune, this book offers very clear and concrete explanations for why we experience the things we experience.

Not only does it explain how the causes of our experiences were created, it gives many very concrete ways to go about creating happiness for ourselves and others in the future. And it's based on a beautiful Tibetan Buddhist poem religion. Highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to have better understanding of how to create the causes for happiness!

Good Karma opens up for us the liberating insights of karma and bodhicitta. With the support of ancient masters, together with her own deep wisdom and compassion, Thubten Chodron lovingly shares the essence of understanding she has gained through many years of study and practice.”—Sharon Salzberg

Thubten Chodron beautifully illustrates the importance of karma, its intricacies and details, using her own personal experience. Her detailed explanation of the important Tibetan text known as The Wheel of Sharp Weapons will be tremendously beneficial to anyone interested in a spiritual path.”—Gelek Rimpoche, author of Good Life, Good Death

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