Don't Believe Everything You Think: Living with Wisdom and Compassion

Don't Believe Everything You Think: Living with Wisdom and Compassion

It can be hard for those of us living in the twenty-first century to see how fourteenth-century Buddhist teachings still apply. When you?re trying to figure out which cell phone plan to buy or brooding about something someone wrote about you on Facebook, lines like ?While the enemy of your own anger is unsubdued, though you conquer external foes, they will only increase? c It can be hard for those of us living in the twenty-first century to see how fourteenth-century Buddhist teachings ...

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Title:Don't Believe Everything You Think: Living with Wisdom and Compassion
Author:Thubten Chodron
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Genres:Religion
ISBN:1559393963
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Don't Believe Everything You Think: Living with Wisdom and Compassion Reviews

  • Maggie
    Jan 29, 2013
    really appreciated this book. an excellent summary of buddhist methods at a moment when i needed a serious review and when the ideas are deepening within my practice making more sense out of the abstract qualities of this worthwhile method. but -- for me -- it also helped contrast the ...
  • Justin Lee
    Sep 10, 2013
    This is not a self help book. I feel like with a title like that, one could easily assume that it is. I'm a fan of the author, Thubten Chodron, so I knew it was a book about using Buddhism in your life. The main title itself doesn't really fit this book and that's perfectly fine. It de...
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    Sep 23, 2013
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    May 06, 2013
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  • Zaynab Shahar
    Jan 14, 2014
    The most interesting part of this book is Chodron's commentary on Togmay Zangpo?s The Thirty-seven Practices of Bodhisattvas. The antidotes from dharma students waxed and waned between being really interesting and quite frankly a little dull. They also embodied something I struggled ...
  • Elysse
    Jul 07, 2014
    Lots of great wisdom if everyone applied just one thing he teaches to their life, this world would be a better place; However, Chodron does seem to push going to a temple, or living the monastic life a bit too much. Still an insightful book, encouraging us to live compassionate lives....
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    Jan 16, 2017
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  • Tanya McGinnity
    Jun 04, 2013
    Venerable Thubten Chodron is a notable author, Buddhist monastic and the founder/abbess of Sravasti Abbey, a meditation community in Newport, Washington. She also hosts the Bodhisattva Breakfast Corner channel on YouTube which I highly encourage you to check out as well as her website ...
  • L
    Jun 26, 2016
    This is definitely focused on Buddhist teachings and thus may not be as non-secular as it claims at the beginning of this book. There are definite wisdom in the 37 Practises but there was just something missing in it for me to give this a full five stars. Perhaps it leans too much in t...
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    Jul 31, 2013
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  • Sandy
    Jun 03, 2013
    Explication of The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas. ...
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    Sep 26, 2014
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  • Tessa
    Sep 19, 2016
    The 37 practices of Bodhisattvas were fantastic. I got tired of reading oversimplified example stories of people learning each one. It became redundant. I also felt that it was problematic to focus on folks in prison, it at times read like "trauma porn" to me. ...
  • Nancy Nesbitt
    Nov 17, 2012
    I just finished reading Don't Believe Everything You Think. It is one of the most hands on thought training handbooks I've seen. Reading the personal stories of everyday folks that have used these verses to transform challenges into opportunities for growing their courage and compa...
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    Nov 10, 2014
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    Mar 30, 2017
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  • Wisdom Garden
    Sep 25, 2013
    In a world of spiritual symbology within all religions and philosophies, Venerable Thubten Chodron cuts to the chase by reducing the ladder of abstraction into practical everyday living terms according to the Buddha..I recommend this book. ...
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    Aug 29, 2015
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  • Jess
    Aug 19, 2016
    Thubten Chodron did an admirable job simplifying The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas. Not only did she thoroughly decipher each verse but she also helped make them applicable to modern times. When unraveling the verses, she used exceptional metaphors, similes, symbolism, and other fig...
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    Jun 15, 2017
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    Aug 03, 2018
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