(Review) If Not Now, When?

By Michele Theseira

28 January 2013 - 2:00pm Comments Off

This book review by Michele Theseira was published at lifestyle@thesundaily.com:

The book If Not Now, When? made its debut in 2008. It came as a ­compilation of selected quotations and excerpts from the teachings of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche, who is the founder and spiritual guide of the Buddhist organisation Kechara in Malaysia.

Having received such positive feedback from readers who said their lives were further inspired by the contents of the book, a second edition called If Not Now, When? The Peace Edition was published a year later.

Similar rave ­reviews paved the way for this third volume, just as­ ­eye-­opening and inspirational.

It’s amazing how short phrases and brief quotes, even images, can touch the heart and open up the mind.

This edition is a great read for those with many ­questions on such matters as joy and sadness, peace and anger, commitment and irresponsibility, ­harmony and conflict, as well as love and fear.

There’s also a chapter on the Eight Verses of ­Transforming the Mind, which could come as New Year ­resolutions to work towards attaining.

Apart from the beautiful words and complementing photographs, the messages and realisations picked up by the mind stirs the soul.

This is a good book to cosy up to on a weekend as you ponder about life and what’s important. And it also makes for a great gift.

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The review:

THE book If Not Now, When? made its debut in 2008. It came as a ­compilation of selected quotations and excerpts from the teachings of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche, who is the founder and spiritual guide of the Buddhist organisation Kechara in Malaysia.

Having received such positive feedback from readers who said their lives were further inspired by the contents of the book, a second edition called If Not Now, When? The Peace Edition was published a year later.

Similar rave ­reviews paved the way for this third volume, just as­ ­eye-­opening and inspirational.

It’s amazing how short phrases and brief quotes, even images, can touch the heart and open up the mind.

This edition is a great read for those with many ­questions on such matters as joy and sadness, peace and anger, commitment and irresponsibility, ­harmony and conflict, as well as love and fear.

There’s also a chapter on the Eight Verses of ­Transforming the Mind, which could come as New Year ­resolutions to work towards attaining.

Apart from the beautiful words and complementing photographs, the messages and realisations picked up by the mind stirs the soul.

This is a good book to cosy up to on a weekend as you ponder about life and what’s important. And it also makes for a great gift.

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