lørdag, april 08, 2017

Se «The Book of Joy» på YouTube: Dalai Lama og Desmund Tutu

Two spiritual giants. Five days. One timeless question.

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet.

In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering?

They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy.

This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecendented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye.

We get to listen as they explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joy—from fear, stress, and anger to grief, illness, and death. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives.

The Archbishop has never claimed sainthood, and the Dalai Lama considers himself a simple monk. In this unique collaboration, they offer us the reflection of real lives filled with pain and turmoil in the midst of which they have been able to discover a level of peace, of courage, and of joy to which we can all aspire in our own lives.
....more info about the book, here!

My review:
Who needs a coach after reading: The Book of Joy

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I will recommed The Book of Joy to all my good friends because I want them all the best in their lifes. And within this book they will find the answers to a much better life. I will send my best friends a special invitation to listen to this book during eastern. The time for contemplation.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Book of Joy?
The most memorable moment in The Book of Joy was the gathering in Dalai Lama's private home sharing communion. Christians, Buddhists and Jews joined together breaking all the traditional "rules" whithin their religions. Even Dalai Lama breaking his rule by not tasting alcohol. Dipping his little finger in the wine and put it in his mouth: 
"I am not going to get drunk" he remarked before joining the communion.

What does Douglas Carlton Abrams and full cast bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
It was just as I was listening to a conversation between Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. All put together by Douglas Carlton Abrams beautiful voice and very personal comments. Loved it!

What did you learn from The Book of Joy that you would use in your daily life?
The Book of Joy is a book with a recipy for a better life. With Joy. For me personally the importance of similarity among all people and how to focus on time as something who is coming to you. Not focus on the past or the future but live my life here and now.

Any additional comments?
The Book of Joy draws lines with the most altruistic personalities in modern times: Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and for sure the two persons participate in The Book of Joy. Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. The importance of being an altruistic person independent of religion and religious dogma is the most important message to everyone listening to this book.

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