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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 world
The 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.
About the Author
Robert Sachs has a BA in comparative religion and sociology and a Masters in Social Work. For over thirty years he has studied eastern spiritual and healing traditions and systems with some of today¯s greatest living Tibetan and Indian masters. Robert co-directs Diamond Way Ayurveda with his wife, melanie, and works with doctors and hospitals to integrate contemporary medical treatment with ancient wisdom in areas including stress management and relationship dynamics. His most recent book is The Passionate Buddha: Wisdom on Intimacy and Enduring Love.
Table of Contents
Introduction: 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 Peace