Wisdom 365: Daily Buddha, Daily Solomon

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365 daily readings. On each page is a proverb of the Buddha, and an analogous proverb of Solomon, side-by-side. Brief commentary concludes each page. This is a life-transforming, groundbreaking book. These 365 daily readings provide incisive tools for coping with the full gamut of life’s challenges. Tools like compassion, kindness, mindfulness, meditation, non-violence, generosity, humility, moderation and contentment. They teach us how to face suffering, injustice, hostility and the brevity of life. They help us avoid becoming judgmental, divisive, depressed, selfish people. Oh, that we could all be wiser! If we were, surely we would be happier, life would be more meaningful and the world would be a better place. Take just a few minutes each day to receive a daily diet of insights and advice from two of the wisest men in history. Begin an uplifting journey and marvel at how Eastern and Western wisdom can combine to enrich our lives. You will never be the same. [All of the proverbs of the Buddha, from the Dhammapada, are presented in their commonly accepted order. Since the Dhammapada presents the Buddha’s proverbs in 26 topical groupings, the proverbs of Solomon are also shown in the same topical order. When the Buddha presented two related, contrasting proverbs, these were combined into one daily reading. This pared the number of daily readings down from 423 to 365.] Excerpt from a sample page: Buddha said, “All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts.” Solomon wrote, “For as he thinks within himself, so he is.” Though they lived 400 years and 3,000 miles apart, many of their proverbs are quite similar. It is astonishing that a proverb of Solomon analogous to every proverb of the Buddha has been found.

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