It’s Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness

Tracy Cochran

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Sylvia Boorstein

HarperSanFrancisco: 1995.

145 pp., $17.00 (cloth).


Sooner or later, certain spiritual truths spell themselves out in the material of our ordinary lives. Anyone who has faced loss or struggled against change—in short, all of us—can tell a story illustrating the Second Noble Truth: attachment causes suffering. The trick is discovering the Third Noble Truth: the possibility of liberation, even in the midst of all our compelling pains and hopes and seductions. For most of us, this is where the Buddha’s path begins.

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