Author: Robert SachsForeword/Introductio: Stephen LevinePublisher: Viva BooksYear: 2007Language: EnglishPages: 242ISBN/UPC (if available): 1842931741
Buddhist masters say that we are in a Dark Age - but even in this difficult time all joy and possibilities are not lost. If we are to strive for a new way of life and a lasting peace, we must become warriors. We must take responsibility for the future and guide the world through its Dark Age into a more enlightened and peaceful time. To achieve this vision we need to: • Understand the four thoughts that revolutionize the mind – and take personal responsibility for the future • Understand the four noble truths – there’s no need to despair • Understand and act on the four components of action – and change our attitude to life • Use the power of meditation and turn the goodness of the human race into positive energy to help transform the worldThe Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche used to say that it is always possible to cheer up. And ultimately, a mind that is transformed, free and cheerful can help create peace and happiness. Let us start down the path from this very moment.
DedicationPreface by His Holiness the 14th Kunzig Shamar RinpocheForeword by Stephen LevineIntroduction: A Ray of Hope Chapter 1: A Call to Action in a Dark Age Chapter 2: War and Buddhism Chapter 3: Why Bother? Revolutionizing the Mind Chapter 4: A Fine Mess: Handling the Truth Chapter 5: Intention: Planting the Seed of Action Chapter 6: Meditations and Mantras for Becoming a Conscious, Engaged Activist Chapter 7: The Power of Compassion Chapter 8: "The Wheel of Sharp Weapons" Chapter 9: The Conscious, Engaged Activist Chapter 10: Pockets of Light, Sources of Inspiration Chapter 11: The Buddha at PeaceAppendix 1:"How to React as a Buddhist to the September 11th Tragedy"Appendix 2:Postscript on an American ElectionBibliographyIndex