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Idiot's Guides: Zen Living by Domyo Sater Burk

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CHAPTER7

Karma Work: Habits of Body, Speech, and Mind

In This Chapter

  • The Zen concept of karma
  • What to do when you want to change your behavior
  • Things that get in the way of change
  • Using Zen tools to understand and change a habit
  • How to set yourself up for success in change

The ultimate Zen paradox is that your life is complete and precious just as it is, but in order to maintain a sense of that preciousness you have to work constantly to decrease the amount of suffering you cause yourself and others.

Chances are good that if you’ve tried some of the practices described in this book so far—meditation, mindfulness, and keeping the precepts—you ...

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