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Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

Karen Armstrong

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One of the most original thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world-author of such acclaimed books as A History of God, Islam, and Buddha-now gives us an impassioned and practical book that can help us make the world a more compassionate place. Karen Armstrong believes that while compassion is intrinsic in all human beings, each of us needs to work diligently to cultivate and expand our capacity for compassion. Here, in this straightforward, thoughtful, and thought-provoking book, she sets out a program that can lead us toward a more compassionate life. The twelve steps Armstrong suggests begin with "Learn About Compassion" and close with "Love Your Enemies." In between, she takes up "compassion for yourself," mindfulness, suffering, sympathetic joy, the limits of our knowledge of others, and "concern for everybody." She suggests concrete ways of enhancing our compassion and putting it into action in our everyday lives, and provides, as well, a reading list to encourage us to "hear one another's narratives." Throughout, Armstrong makes clear that a compassionate life is not a matter of only heart or mind but a deliberate and often life-altering commingling of the two. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 21m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:57


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:54


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:22


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:48


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:35


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:59


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:44


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:51


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:27


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:09


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:58


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:09


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:19


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:12


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:50


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:25


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:58


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:30


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:34


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:58


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:39


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:48


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:15


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:08


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:25


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:55


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:48


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:39


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:22


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:32


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:44


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:56


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:59


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:45


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:44


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:01


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:43


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:48


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:24


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:53


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:32


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:53


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:54


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:32


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:17


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

01:54


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:46


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:40


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

00:52