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Idiot's Guides: Zen Living by Domyo Sater Burk

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CHAPTER21

Zen When Life Is Tough

In This Chapter

  • Practice in challenging circumstances
  • The reward of forbearance
  • Dealing more effectively with injustice
  • Profound peace despite illness, pain, and old age
  • The lessons of loss

Unless you are going through great difficulty, reading a chapter about dealing with it may not seem like your idea of a good time. Illness, pain, loss, death—these are things you naturally would rather not dwell on unless you have to. However, in Zen practice you are advised to explore everything, and are told that doing so will have a positive effect on your life. Even if things are going well for you now, you may find it ...

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