The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation is a non-fiction book written by William Hart based on the teachings of S. N. Goenka. Vipassana, a meditative technique, was first preached by Gautam Buddha and was later adopted by inhabitants of countries across Asia. Mr. Goenka learned this technique from Sayagi U Ba Khin in Burma and later introduced it in India. Simple yet powerful, the principles expressed in this book are aimed at teaching every person to adapt to an overall change in their lifestyle.
One of the main components of this meditation technique, as explained in the book is Dhamma, which is often interpreted as the way to liberation. The teachings inspire self-responsibility in each individual, while also helping them get rid of impure thoughts to channel a positive outlook towards life. In this book, the author provides a 10 day course to help the reader weed out the bad habits, negative influences and selfish behaviour. It also includes wonderful stories such as To Walk on the Path, The Buddha and the Scientist and The Striking of the Clock that enlighten the mind, body and spirit. The Art of Living is used an international handbook for Vipassana meditation and has been translated in more than fifteen different languages.
William Hart is a renowned writer and teacher, who is affluent in many languages, including French, Hebrew and English. He not only practises that art of Vipassana, but also preaches it all over the world. Hart has worked extensively as an editor-translator and authored books such as Never Fade Away and Operation Supergoose.
The paperback edition of this book has been published in English by Embassy Books and comprises 180 pages. It has an ISBN 10 number of 8188452130 and an ISBN 13 number of 9788188452132. So order it online today and learn in detail about the age-old method of Vipassana.