Friday, October 8, 2010 By: Suzanne

Friday 56: A Flash of Lightning

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to this blog.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

This week's selection is from A Flash of Lightning In The Dark Of Night by The Dalai Lama. I bought this last week and am still on page 29. I think it might be a little over my head. :) I understand this sentence though! It's very encompassing of Buddhism.

Suffering are numerous and their causes abundant. A wise person can achieve happiness by transforming the causes of unhappiness into favorable conditions.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, this does sound very deep...I generally find the principles to be comforting, though. As if we can change things by changing our attitudes, which I tend to believe.

Here's mine:

Click on my name for the link...

Bev Hankins said...

It is sometimes very, very difficult to be wise enough to do this.

Here's mine:

LadyD said...

Perspectives on conflict, tension and suffering can be a good thing whether in life or story book. Deep, for sure.

fredamans said...

A deep read I bet.

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

I think I understand that sentence too. Thanks for sharing. I have had books that I felt that way about too... but if I get through them I usually learn something. :D

My teaser is up AND you can win the ebook too.

Becca said...

That sounds easier said than done.

Mine's here:

Amy Durham said...

Wow! Kudos to you for reading the Dalai Lama!

Here's mine:

Live Out Loud said...

Awesome 56. Buddhism is so wise, isn't it? It's like, 'Oh yeah, I'll do that' and then you turn around and get upset at something trivial. At least, this is what I find for myself! I think it's habit - it's important to train your mind how to respond to stress or even the attitude you have.

My blog all week has been about Stephen J. Cannell and the 56 is no different!

cj'alhafiz said...

my friday 56.

lulilut said...

Here's mine for the week:

Natalie said...
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Natalie said...

Tonya, that line is too deep for my English level. But there are many of my co-workers that follow his words and teachings.

I think peace and quiet time would be perfect while you read the book. I hope you'll finish it and share the words to us. Enjoy.

P.S. I didn't have my Friday 56 yesterday I got home late but I'll sure do visit other's posts.

Kelsey said...

Wow...very deep...:)

Here is mine: