According to the Buddha, the path of kindness is the path of happiness. Now Sylvia Boorstein, nationally bestselling author of It’s Easier Than You Think,
has taken the 2500-year-old practice of developing the qualities of a
compassionate heart—the core of the Buddha’s own practice—and made it
accessible to all. Pay Attention for Goodness’ Sake is the
first book ever to guide Western readers on the path of the Buddha’s Ten
Paramitas, the Perfections of the Heart. Boorstein combines traditional
Buddhist teachings and parables with stories from her own life, as well
as easy-to-follow meditations, to show how the practice of
Mindfulness—paying attention in everyday life—can lead to these
perfections that all of us strive for, including Generosity, Morality,
Wisdom, Energy, Patience, Determination, and Equanimity.
take on this practice, Boorstein notes, “our vision becomes transformed.
We see, with increasing clarity, the confusion in our own minds and the
suffering in our own hearts. . . . And we also see the
extraordinariness of life, how amazing it is that life exists.”
Boorstein’s lively and practical lessons about everyday generosity,
morality, making and mending mistakes, the bliss of blamelessness, and
other human concerns and frailties, help to clarify our distractions and
connect us with our own goodness, “the part of ourselves that wishes it
had done differently.”
For Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike, Pay Attention for Goodness’ Sake is a cheerful, inspiring book that offers the possibility of a transformed life.
285 pages. Paperback.