The Beautiful Way of Life: A Meditation on Shantideva's Bodhisattva Path in the used book room of the local library. I had just lost my job and found myself dealing with some other major life issues causing my anxiety to spiral out of control. T.A., who works at the Frog Pond Holler library on Saturday mornings, had asked me to bring her a drink, so while there I took a peek at the sale.
"The Beautiful Way of Life" is an interpretation of the Shantideva's "Bodhisattva Way of Life," one of the greatest works of the Buddhist tradition, written by Swiss monk Rene Feusi.
I also found Manifest Your Destiny: The Nine Spiritual Principles for Getting Everything You Want, by Dr. Wayne Dyer. I've been a huge fan of Dr. Dyer's for years and finding his book, along with the other, lying on a table, totally out of place in Frog Pond Holler, seemingly waiting for me, to be a sort of sign. I smiled and picked them up without thinking twice.
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