|The Buddha in meditation in Japanese temple near Vulture's Peak, Rajgir, India (_leonid)|
|Father Bob and Uma Thurman|
|Radio host Krista Tippett (onbeing.com)|
Sharon Salzberg is a meditation teacher, co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, co-author of Love Your Enemies, and the author of other books including Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation and Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace.
Robert Thurman is professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University and the president of the Tibet House U.S., co-author of Love Your Enemies, and author of other books including Infinite Life: Awakening to Bliss Within and Inner Revolution.
Love Your Enemies: How to Break the Anger Habit and Be a Whole Lot Happier
|Love Your Enemies (BAM)|
But what if we could move past this pain, anger, and defensiveness?
Inspired by Buddhist philosophy, this book introduces us to the four kinds of enemies we encounter in life:
- the outer enemy, people, institutions, and situations that mean to harm us;
- the inner enemy, anger, hatred, fear, and other destructive emotions;
- the secret enemy, self-obsession that isolates us from others;
- the super-secret enemy, deep-seated self-loathing that prevents us from finding inner freedom and true happiness.