Breathe, You Are Alive!

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This 20th anniversary edition of Thich Nhat Hanh's classic commentary offers new insights into one of the Buddha's most important teachings. According to the Anapanasati Sutra, maintaining awareness of our breathing is a means of awakening to the true nature of all things and arriving at spiritual liberation. Breathe, You Are Alive! outlines the Buddha's exercises of conscious breathing along with commentaries and further exercises for daily life. Thich Nhat Hanh gently walks the reader through a progression of exercises that focus on the physical, mental, and spiritual planes. This new edition includes Thich Nhat Hanh's most recent commentaries
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Published on
Oct 21, 2008
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Pages
107
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ISBN
9781458711304
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Language
English
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Genres
Body, Mind & Spirit / Mindfulness & Meditation
Religion / Buddhism / Zen
Religion / Hinduism / General
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Mục lục............................................................................................................2

Chương một: Thương yêu là hạnh phúc..................................................4

Hạnh phúc ...................................................................................................4

Thương yêu là hạnh phúc ..........................................................................6

Bốn tâm là một.............................................................................................7

Tình thương là linh dược ...........................................................................7

Nếp sống thanh cao ....................................................................................8

Theo đạo nhất thần cũng có thể thực tập đạo Bụt...................................8

Tình thương đưa tới giải thoát ..................................................................9

Bốn khía cạnh của tình thương đích thực...............................................11

Công dụng giải thoát của tình thương....................................................13

Kinh văn căn bản.......................................................................................14

Tình thương chuyển hoá hận thù và khổ đau........................................15

Thuốc bệnh và thuốc bổ ...........................................................................17

Ba bài thực tập về tình thương ................................................................18

Bài thứ nhất ................................................................................................. 18

Bài thứ hai.................................................................................................... 18

Chương hai: Bài thực tập thứ nhất..........................................................20

Bắt đầu bằng một ước mong....................................................................20

Nhận diện nhu yếu ...................................................................................20

Thương thân ..............................................................................................21

Ai là kẻ thù số một....................................................................................23

Nhổ gốc bạo động .....................................................................................24

Trả thù bằng cách huỷ hoại bản thân......................................................26

Năng lượng Từ Bi......................................................................................27

Tai nạn........................................................................................................29

Giết cái giận ...............................................................................................30

Bậc y sĩ........................................................................................................31

Phiền não....................................................................................................34

Quán chiếu năm uẩn.................................................................................35

Người thân................................................................................................... 37

Người dưng................................................................................................. 39

Người ghét................................................................................................... 40

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Chương ba: Bài thực tập thứ hai..............................................................43

Hiểu biết và thương yêu...........................................................................43

Quán chiếu tự thân ...................................................................................45

Tưới tắm hạt giống hạnh phúc ................................................................49

Chuyển hoá tam độc .................................................................................51

Quay về thủ hộ ý.......................................................................................53

Kinh thuỷ dụ..............................................................................................58

Lá thư tình cho cha....................................................................................62

Chương bốn: Bài thực tập thứ ba ............................................................66

Nuôi dưỡng bằng hạnh phúc...................................................................66

Thiền duyệt................................................................................................67

Người thương............................................................................................70

Thoát bẫy ngũ dục ....................................................................................73

Vững chãi...................................................................................................74

Thảnh thơi..................................................................................................76

Quan tâm....................................................................................................77

Vướng mắc.................................................................................................78

Ghét bỏ .......................................................................................................80

Địa chí của Bụt...........................................................................................82

Vướng mắc có nghĩa là chiếm hữu và độc tài........................................83

Không gian thênh thang...........................................................................84

Vấn đề không phải ly dị hay không ly dị ...............................................86

Đừng để bị cô lập hoá...............................................................................87

Thương yêu hăm bốn giờ một ngày........................................................88

Đừng bỏ người thương.............................................................................89

Chương năm: Thực tập thương yêu bằng năm cái lạy........................92

Năng lượng................................................................................................92

Cảm ứng đạo giao.....................................................................................94

Lạy thứ nhất...............................................................................................97

Lạy thứ hai...............................................................................................102

Lạy thứ ba ................................................................................................107

Lạy thứ tư.................................................................................................109

Lạy thứ năm.............................................................................................111

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