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Buddhism has 8 “Auspicious Symbols.” What Are Your Symbols?

Every Wednesday is List Day, or Tip Day, or Quiz Day. This Wednesday (well, Friday, I forgot to hit “publish”): What are your “auspicious symbols?” I love numbered lists. My 12 Personal Commandments. My 8 Splendid Truths. The 10 Myths about happiness. The Essential 7 of Habits. Buddhism has many numbered lists—the Triple Refuge, the Noble Eightfold Path, the Four …


The Eight Splendid Truths of Happiness.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day, or List Day. In my study of happiness, I’ve labored to identify its fundamental principles. Because I get a tremendous kick out of the numbered lists that pop up throughout Buddhism (the Triple Refuge, the Noble Eightfold Path, the Four Noble Truths, the eight auspicious symbols), I decided to dub these fundamental principles as my …


Buddhism Has 8 Auspicious Symbols. I Chose My Own Set of Symbols. What Are Yours?

Every Wednesday is Tip Day – or List Day. This Wednesday: The 8 auspicious symbols of Buddhism — and my own list, too. I get a tremendous kick out of the numbered lists that pop up throughout Buddhism: the Triple Refuge, the Noble Eightfold Path, the Four Noble Truths. In fact, it was Buddhism that inspired me to write my …


Video: Meditate on Koans.

2010 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2010 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year – and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge — this month’s focus is Mindfulness. Last week’s resolution was a quiz, How mindful are you? Did you take that quiz? How did you do? This week’s resolution is …