July 31, 2006

"The Passionate Buddha"

Wisdom on Intimacy
and Enduring Love
by Robert Sachs


Book Description:
Beginning his book with the ringing question "what are you waiting for?" Robert Sachs goes on to interweave traditional Buddhist thought with the concerns of the modern couple. Using clear, playful language, Sachs describes the different aspects of healthy relationships within a Buddhist context. However, rather than just setting an ideal, he clarifies how Buddhist practices not only can be integrated into a modern lifestyle but also can be powerful tools for the many changes that occur in any loving relationship

Meaningful Quotes:
Buddhism is more a set of tools than it is an '-ism.'

If we open our eyes, relax our minds, and offer our hearts to those around us, there is no doubt in my mind that we shall receive in kind - and the journey will be that much richer and more joyful.

We may find something inside ourselves that encourages us to reach through the fog, giving us what may seem to be a completely unwarranted confidence that all will workout - somehow.

"Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It is the ultimate source of success in life." Dalai Lama

Once we have come to the realization that we are inseparable from everyone and everything around us, expressing our loving nature fully and without reserve becomes effortless.

"I remember what somebody said about nostalgia. He said it's okay to look back, as long as you don't stare." Tom Paxton