""Karma," he [Buddha] often said, "is intention": i.e., a movement of the mind that occurs each time we think, speak, or act. By being mindful of this process, we come to understand how intentions lead to habitual patterns of behavior, which in turn affect the quality of our experience."
Stephen Batchelor, Buddhism Without Beliefs.
Taking Our Places: The Buddhist Path to Truly Growing Up by Norman Fischer
Harper San Francisco
Approximate Price: $11.16
Growing up happens whether we like it or not, but maturity must be cultivated. Renowned Zen teacher Norman Fischer addresses this long-neglected subject, drawing upon insights from both the Buddhist and Jewish traditions in this accessible guide to skillfully navigating the ongoing demands of our adult lives.
Showing how crucial true maturity is to leading an engaged, fulfilled life, Fischer outlines the characteristics of a mature person, demonstrating how these attributes can help us successfully negotiate the challenges we face and enrich all of our relationships. Exploring essential qualities such as awareness, responsibility, humor, acceptance, and humility, Taking Our Places brings a fresh, necessary, and surprising perspective to what it means to be truly mature.