In the whole of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, there is no single treatise more deeply revered or widely practiced than A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life. Composed in the eighth century by the Indian Bodhisattva Santideva, it became an instant classic in the curricula of the Buddhist monastic universities of India, and its renown has grown ever since. Santideva presents methods to harmonize one's life with the Bodhisattva ideal and inspires the reader to cultivate the perfections of the Bodhisattva: generosity, ethics, patience, zeal, meditative concentration, and wisdom.
Where to look for…Ideas
Why are some people more successful in business? Why do some businesses flourish where others fail? Renowned business speaker and author, Brian Tracy has discovered the answers to these profoundly puzzling questions.
First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality.
The beginning, as you observe, is in your imagination.
— Napoleon Hill (resource)Think and Grow Rich
Fate is that thing we cannot avoid. It comes for us despite how we try to run from it. Destiny, on the other hand, is the thing that we must chase, what we must bring to fruition. It's what we strive toward and make true. When bad things happen, the idea of fate make us feel better, whereas taking the time to consider eulogy values help us think more about destiny. Success doesn't come from shrugging off the bad as unchangeable and saying things are already "meant to be," it's the result of chasing the good and writing our own future.
Less fate, more destiny.
—Howard Suber, UCLA Professor (Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science behind why everything you know about success is (mostly) wrong)
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January 23rd: The truth about money
Ryan Holiday, The 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
This is an inspirational guide with 101 short life lessons that will help you live a happier, healthier, and wealthier life and will make your life more enjoyable day-by-day, year-by-year.
"101 Really Important Things You Already Know But Keep Forgetting" addresses many inspirational, spiritual, and motivational topics related to success, personal development, stress management, and health, body & mind.
Ganesha went outdoors one day to play and found a stray cat. Too small to know better, he began to pull her ears and tail. He roughed up that poor cat and even began to beat her with a stick, making marks on her head till, yowling, she ran for her life. Some hours later Ganesha went into the house. His mother, to his astonishment and dismay, was looking terrible. Her hair was a mess, she had scratches on her face and she limped from the bruises on her body.