Altruism

The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World
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Product Number: DD16602
Released: Jun 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781478986959
Narrator/s: Dan Woren
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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 twenty-first 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.

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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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Author(s): Matthieu Ricard
Product Number EB00354541
Released: Jun 02, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316215923

Professional reviews

"Dan Woren's vocal calmness and smooth phrasing create a compelling performance of this thoughtful book, translated from French, about how to become a better human being. Woren's pacing has the distinctive quality of being slow and determined without sounding labored or overdramatic. The life quest of the author, a long-serving French translator for the Dalai Lama, is to use the traditions of Buddhism, science, and Western philosophy to balance the contemplative life with serving others effectively. His colorful international stories embody the wisdom of many spiritual leaders and tell us that compassion without action is hypocritical. Advocating that we cultivate an appreciation for the future of our planet as well as for each passing moment, he says we need to make the combination of compassion and altruism a continuing part of our culture. T.W. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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