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Skillful Means Paperback – Import, 1978
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Step-by-step, I find it benefits my current job situation in a stress free terms--one of the means of converting your energy to good use.
This book constitutes useful means and ideas to support each other.
This is NOT a book for Dharma practicioners and students.
This IS a book for people who are feeling overworked and overtired.
Tarthang Tulku is the author of a great number of books on Tibetan Buddhism. He is a high teacher in the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Don't let that dissuade you from buying and reading this book. This is not a book about Buddhism. It is a book about using some ideas and practices that can make our working lives easier.
Tarthang Tulku shows us that our work can be a joy, not a torment. He shows us why it should be a source of happiness, and how to make it that way and to keep it that way.
This book is uniquely devoid of Buddhist jargon and Tibetan vocabulary. It is brief and easy to read. The author provides clear and lucid explanations of the points he makes, and then he gives us simple exercises to help us experience what he is trying to teach us. You do not have to be a Buddhist to appreciate his message. I got the distinct feeling that this book was not written only for Buddhists, but that it is aimed at American workers, (regardless of religious upbringing)who feel the strain of overwork, and believe that work is interfering with their spiritual life. Sometimes, we resent our jobs, and look at our work as an obstacle to our spiritual growth. Tarthang Tulku shows us that our work can become a major part of that growth.
Most of Tulku's books contain wonderful exercises to practice the concepts he describes, and this book is no exception. For example, the very first chapter describing Inner Freedom offers three ways to practice improving clarity, concentration, and mindfulness. The patterns of success that Tulku discusses in great detail in this book have to do with self awareness, coping with change, and sharing with others. Long before anyone heard the term "emotional intelligence", Tulku was practicing and teaching it.
Just reading Tulku's writing improves my facilities for meditation and mindfulness, by focusing my attention on the process of thought itself. It's always a joy for me to read anything written by this master of consciousness!