Practical Buddhism and the Search for Self
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While the modern notion that "happiness can be found within oneself" has recently become a broadly popular idea, Buddhism has taught this belief for thousands of years: that every person is a Buddha, or enlightened being,and has the potential for true and lasting happiness inherent within his or her life. All we have to do is tap into the source of that happiness and this dynamically powerful force will manifest itself in incredible ways throughout every aspect of our lives.
Authors Woody Hochswender, Greg Martin and Ted Morino, each with more than 25 years of practicing and teaching about Nichiren Buddhism, elucidate this concept of true inner happiness and show how this hidden jewel of wisdom can be uncovered and used to change one's life, starting now.
Written in clear, down-to-earth language, The Buddha in Your Mirror reveals a powerful way in which people can bring out their potential. Through real-life examples, the authors explain how adopting this profound outlook on life can have extraordinarily positive effects on our health, relationships and career as well as giving us new insights into world environmental concerns, peace issues and other major social problems. They introduce the concept of "human revolution", that is, how the transformation of oneself is the surest way to change the world for the better.
Tens of thousands of people in the United States and millions throughout the world are finding their way to true and lasting happiness through these life-affirming teachings of Nichiren, a thirteenth-century Japanese Buddhist reformer and educator. Nichiren, who based his philosophy on the Lotus Sutra, the highest teaching of Shakyamuni, revealed a method whereby any individual can attain enlightenment without renouncing or retreating from real life.
The Buddha in Your Mirror reveals Nichiren's practical teachings in the style of a modern self-help book, yet it is rooted in an ancient philosophy that has stood the test of centuries. It offers a quintessential Buddhist practice for everyday busy people with everyday problems and no time for lengthy spiritual retreats.
Readers will find that many of the univeral ideas discussed are what they've intuitively always believed yet did not know were derived from the basic Nichiren Buddhist philosophy - that is, that you possess the inherent ability to reveal true and lasting happiness, you are The Buddha in Your Mirror.