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Buddist

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CONTENTS
Dedication 15
Foreword: Dr Ian Rubenstein 17
Author’s Introduction 19
SECTION ONE:
The Practice of Letting Go

Part 1:
Letting Go Of The Past 29
1. Let go of doing hindsight
2. Let go of the idea of ‘Why me?’
3. Let go of seeking for revenge
4. Let go of attachment to past suffering
5. Let go of grief at the passing of a loved one
6. Let go of labels and personas
7. Let go of the idea that we learn from the failures of the past

Part 2:
Letting Go In The Present 37
8. Let go of allowing other people to control our personal happiness
9. Let go of doing more than one thing at a time
10. Let go of the idea that you have to ‘improve yourself’
11. Let go of the ‘fault finding mind’
12. Let go of giving, expecting something in return
13. Let go of thinking about life, instead of living it
14. Let go of the idea that you need to go so fast
15. Let go of the idea that we need to ‘get things right’
16. Let go of the idea that life should be fair
17. Let go of the idea that you have to criticise yourself
18. Let go of focusing on the weeds in your garden
19. Let go of suffering over events you have no choice over
20. Let go of taking things too personally
21. Let go of asking the world what it can never give you
22. Let go of the prisons of your life
23. Let go of conceit
24. Let go of the idea that you need more
25. Let go of the idea that you will do something about a “problem” at a future time
26. Let go of impatience
27. Let go of personal criticism about ‘stuffing up’
28. Let go of the tendency to take criticism to heart
29. Let go of trying to be a control freak
30. Let go of the ‘what’s in it for me’ attitude
31. Let go of wasting time on insoluble problems
32. Let go of indecision
33. Let go of anger
34. Let go of the idea that ‘I can get what I want if I try hard enough’
35. Let go of the idea that ‘life is hard’
36. Let go of the idea that ‘the grass is greener on the other side’
37. Letting go in meditation

Part 3:
Letting Go Of The Future 63
38. Let go of the idea that ‘I will be happy in the future’
39. Let go of trying to get anywhere
40. Let go of making long-term plans
41. Let go of unrealistic expectations

Part 4:
Dealing With Difficult Emotions 66
42. Depression
43. Anxiety
44. Stress
45. Anger
46. Fear
47. Sadness
48. Disgust
49. Hatred
50. Jealousy and envy
51. Guilt
52. Boredom
53. Low self esteem
54. Worry too much

Part 5:
Reflections On Happiness 74

SECTION TWO:
Buddhism, Hinduism, & Mystic Christianity

Part 1:
Buddhism & Hinduism A Personal Perspective 81
1. The Essence Of Buddhism
2. Who is a Hindu? Who is a Buddhist?
3. Buddha as the Tenth Avatar of Vishnu
4. Buddhism outside the shores of India
5. Buddhist Meditation
6. Anatta
7. One Dharma Buddhism
8. Ten Pali Words

Part 2:
Seven Messages of The Bhagavad-Gita 91
1. The Spiritual Crisis of Arjuna
2. Sadhana
3. Yogas of the Gita
4. Chitta Vritti Nirodha
5. The Breaking of the Contact with Pain
6. Kshetrajana – Knower of the Field
7. Time and Synergy

Part 3:
Christianity Through Eastern Eyes 101
1. “The Kingdom of Heaven is within you”
2. “Be Still and Know that I am God”
3. Christ on the Cross
4. Mary. Mother Goddess. Queen of Angels
5. “I am the Way, The Truth and The Life…”
6. Reincarnation and Christianity
7. The Eastern God and the Western God
8. Christianity through the eye of Eastern Gurus

Part 4:
Buddhist Psychology & the Game of Life
A Personal Perspective 107
1. The Game of Life
2. The Search for Guidance
3. Facing Our Fears
4. Saturn
5. Journey into Spiritualism
6. Evidence based Religion
Further Information 129
The Story of the DVDs
DVD contents:
1. Meditation
2. Mysticism
3. Medicine
4. Books

Help & Resources 140
Bibliography 146