Altruism

The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World
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Author(s): Matthieu Ricard
Original Publish Date: Jun 02, 2015
Product Number: EB00354541
Released: Jun 02, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316215923
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Description

The author of the international bestseller Happiness makes a passionate case for altruism -- and why we need it now more than ever. In Happiness, Matthieu Ricard demonstrated that true happiness is not tied to fleeting moments or sensations, but is an enduring state of soul rooted in mindfulness and compassion for others. Now he turns his lens from the personal to the global, with a rousing argument that altruism -- genuine concern for the well-being of others -- could be the saving grace of the 21st century. It is, he believes, the vital thread that can answer the main challenges of our time: the economy in the short term, life satisfaction in the mid-term, and environment in the long term. Ricard's message has been taken up by major economists and thinkers, including Dennis Snower, Amartya Sen, Joseph Stiglitz, and George Soros. Matthieu Ricard makes a robust and passionate case for cultivating altruistic love and compassion as the best means for simultaneously benefitting ourselves and our society. It's a fresh outlook on an ardent struggle -- and one that just might make the world a better place.

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Matthieu Ricard
Narrator(s): Dan Woren
Product Number DD16602
Released: Jun 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781478986959
eAudio
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Author(s): Matthieu Ricard
Narrator(s): Dan Woren
Product Number Z100091712
Released: Jun 02, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
ISBN: #9781478958031

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