Table of contents for Happiness : a guide to developing life's most important skill / Matthieu Ricard ; translated by Jesse Browner.

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1 Talking About Happiness
2 Is Happiness the Purpose of Life?
3 A Two-Way Mirror: Looking Within, Looking Without
4 False Friends
5 Is Happiness Possible?
6 The Alchemy of Suffering
7 When Our Thoughts Become Our Worst Enemies
8 The River of Emotion
9 Desire
10 Hatred
11 Envy
12 An Unfortunate Error
13 Disturbing Emotions: The Remedies
14 A Sociology of Happiness
15 Happiness in the Lab
16 The Great Leap to Freedom
17 Happiness and Altruism: Does Happiness Make Us Kind or Does Being Kind Make Us Happy?
18 Happiness and Humility
19 The Silver Lining, the Pot of Gold, and the Lead Balloon: Optimism, Naivety and Pessimism
20 Golden Time, Leaden Time, Trash Time
21 In Thrall to the Tides of Time
22 Ethics as the Science of Happiness
23 Happiness in the Presence of Death
24 One Path

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Religious life -- Buddhism.
Happiness -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.