WEFOUNDA Better Way to Live Og Mandino's Own Personal Story of Success Featuring 17 Rules to Live By


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As we’ve talked about before, we’re focused on delivering connected devices and services to you, our customers. And Microsoft account makes your experiences on devices and services more personal and relevant. When you sign in to any device or service with your Microsoft account, your personal settings, contacts and other information meet you there. It keeps you connected to the people you care about on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other services. It all just works, wherever you go.

One of our principles is that we should adapt to how you want to work, not vice versa. This is why we allow you to use any email address to sign in to your Microsoft account. We’ve also heard from you that over time things change with your account–you might get married, start a new job, move or any number of life events that make you want to change your email address. We want to make it easier to keep your account up to date as these life events happen.

Several years ago we launched the ability to rename or to add aliases to your account, which gave important flexibility to manage these changes. But we found that these tasks were a little too monolithic. For example, sometimes you wanted to sign in with one alias but use another to send mail or display on your Xbox. So we started working to break these tasks down to give you more flexibility.

This translation of the  Discourse on Knowing the Better Way to Live Alone has been prepared by Thich Nhat Hanh. This text is known in the Pali Canon as the Bhaddekaratta Sutta,  and can be found in the Majjhima Nikaya No.131.  In the Chinese Canon it can be found in the  Madhyama Āgama .

This translation is recited regularly at Plum Village Practice Centers around the world, as part of our daily sitting and chanting sessions. It appears in Chanting From the Heart  (Parallax Press, Rev.Ed., 2006).

For further commentary, please see Thich Nhat Hanh, Our Appointment With Life: Discourse on Living Happily in the Present Moment   (Parallax Press, Rev.Ed., 2011).


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