By Marcus Aurelius
A new translation of the philosophical trip that has encouraged luminaries from Matthew Arnold to invoice Clinton
Written via an highbrow Roman emperor, the Meditations provide quite a lot of non secular reflections constructed because the chief struggled to appreciate himself and the universe. Marcus Aurelius covers themes as assorted because the query of advantage, human rationality, the character of the gods, and his personal feelings, spanning from doubt and depression to conviction and exaltation.
* comprises an creation, chronology, explanatory notes, normal index, index of quotations, and index of names
By Shunryu Suzuki
The Zen grasp explains the perform, nature, and easy attitudes of Zen meditation.
summary: The Zen grasp explains the perform, nature, and easy attitudes of Zen meditation
By Jiddu Krishnamurti
Counted between his admirers are Jonas Salk, Aldous Huxley, David Hockney, and Van Morrison, in addition to numerous different philosophers, artist, writers and scholars of the non secular direction. Now the trustees of Krishnamurti’s paintings have amassed his best possible and such a lot illuminating writings and talks to give in a single quantity the actually crucial rules of this nice religious thinker.Total Freedom contains choices from Krishnamurti’s early works, his ‘Commentaries on Living’, and his discourses on lifestyles, the self, meditation, intercourse and love. those writings show Krishnamuri’s middle teachings of their complete eloquence and gear: the character of non-public freedom; the mysteries of lifestyles and demise; and the ‘pathless land’, the non-public look for fact and peace. caution readers clear of blind obedience to creeds or lecturers – together with himself – Krishnamurti celebrated the person quest for fact, and therefore turned on of the main influential publications for independent-minded seekers of the 20 th century – and past.
By David Jeremiah
Within the confusion of voices on the flip of the millennium, Christians have to listen one voice principally others: the voice of Jesus Christ. in keeping with the Olivet Discourse within the publication of Matthew, Jesus' ultimate Warning bargains point of view and well timed insights from the Lord Jesus to convenience, inspire and problem His Church in those annoying, distracting instances.
By Kittisaro, Thanissara
Husband and spouse Kittisaro and Thanissara take turns coauthoring chapters during this deeply own dharma booklet exploring the internal perform of meditation in aid of awakening. in the context of the lives of the authors, either monastics of their early life, awakening unfolds as a multifaceted method following the archetypal trip of the hero(ine). touring from innocence to disillusionment in the course of the fields of trials and melancholy that result in adulthood, and eventually to concept and a blessed lifestyles, hearing the center tells the tale of 2 unconventional people who have jointly embraced spirituality because the keystone in their lives.
At the guts of the ebook, via teachings at the nondual nature of truth, we input the "intimacy with all things" as printed in middle Buddhist texts. with no finishing on the target of non-public freedom, Thanissara and Kittisaro inspire us to move past the event of internal peace to embodying knowledge in acts of provider in the international. With a practical appraisal of our present worldwide problem during which sustainability is threatened by way of catastrophic weather swap, the authors inspire a preparedness that allows a aware stability of equanimity and passionate engagement regardless of the final result of our international evolutionary journey.
The guiding shelter for this trip is the Buddha, the historic instructor and--most profoundly--that fast and direct natural information, which all of us can entry. The booklet additionally attracts on teachings and tales of Buddhist masters who're fearless, humorous, and demanding. ultimately we're led into the Mary-like presence of the goddess of mercy, Kuan Yin who, as an excellent archetype inside of Buddhist cosmology, finds the inner most secret of our personal hearts and our means for merciful and compassionate reaction. because the internal means of awakening unfolds, it transforms seekers and their lives, as modeled by means of the authors. It either heals the non-public self in its trip via its wounds and shadows, and but even as dissolves identity with the self. The ebook then ends by way of returning to the simplicity of the authors' basic instructor, Ajahn Chah, together with his encouragement to "Be the Dharma."
By Traktung Dudjom Lingpa
Own memoirs aren't unusual in Tibetan Buddhism, yet A transparent reflect offers an strange version: 3 degrees of non secular teachings, conveying outer, internal, and sophisticated facets of knowledge, that supply readers complete entry to the wealthy lifetime of one in every of Vajrayana Buddhism’s most beneficial figures. Dudjom Lingpa (1835–1904) used to be a Tibetan visionary and nice Perfection grasp, or tertön, a revealer of non secular treasures referred to as terma hidden within the Earth and within the minds of disciples. Dujdom Lingpa is well known for his revelations on “refining perception” or Nang Jang, and, via dream yoga, trance, and visions, for transmitting the “mindstream” of a couple of enlightened religious beings, comparable to Sri Singha, Saraha, Vajradhara, and Manjushri, whose knowledge he got and stocks during this ebook.
A transparent reflect reveals what excessive lamas regard as so much sacred and intimate: religious evolution through the lens of an innermost visionary existence. Lingpa recounts each one step of his personal enlightenment process—from studying tips on how to meditate to the top tantric practices—as he skilled them. A transparent replicate is a non secular event that still contains daily meditation recommendation, designed for the lay reader in addition to the extra professional practitioner, during this evocative unique translation.
By Mark Richard
In this otherworldly memoir of outstanding strength, Mark Richard, an award-winning writer, tells his tale of starting to be up within the American South with a heady Gothic mixture of racial pressure and spiritual fervor.
Called a "special child," Southern social code for mentally--and physically--challenged teenagers, Richard was once crippled via deformed hips and was once informed he could spend his grownup existence in a wheelchair. in the course of his early years in charity hospitals, Richard saw the drama of different damaged boys' lives, young ones from impoverished Appalachia, tobacco kingdom lowlands, and Richmond's poorest neighborhoods. The son of a solitary alcoholic father whose hair-trigger mood terrorized his kin, and of a mom who sought internal peace via fasting, prayer, and scripture, Richard spent his bedridden adolescence withdrawn into the corporate of books.
As a tender guy, Richard, defying either his medical professionals and fogeys, got down to adventure as a lot of the area as he could--as a disc jockey, fishing trawler deckhand, apartment painter, naval correspondent, aerial photographer, deepest investigator, international journalist, bartender and unsuccessful seminarian--before his hips failed him. whereas digging irrigation ditches in east Texas, he found instructor had despatched a narrative of his to the Atlantic, the place it used to be named a winner within the magazine's nationwide fiction contest launching a occupation a lot within the mildew of Jack London and Mark Twain.
A fantastically written and impossible to resist mixture of historical past, travelogue, and private mirrored image, House of Prayer No. 2 is a awesome portrait of a writer's fight together with his religion, the evolution of his artwork, and of spotting one's singularity within the face of painful incapacity. Written with humor and a poetic strength, this memoir is destined to develop into a contemporary classic.
From the Hardcover edition.
The vintage creation to Ramtha and his teachings now revised and accelerated with a Foreword by way of JZ Knight, a thesaurus of phrases and ideas utilized by Ramtha, an in depth index and a observation essay by means of Jaime Leal-Anaya displaying the importance of Ramtha s teachings. It addresses questions about the resource of all life, our forgotten divinity, lifestyles after dying, evolution, love, the ability of attention and the brain, classes from nature, and Ramtha s ascension.
By Karl Ove Knausgaard
Within the 16th century, Antinous Bellori, a boy of 11, is misplaced in a dismal woodland and stumbles upon sparkling beings, one wearing a spear, the opposite a flaming torch ... This occasion is decisive in Bellori's lifestyles, and he thereafter devotes himself to the pursuit and learn of angels, the intermediaries of the divine. starting within the backyard of Eden and hovering via to the current, A Time for every thing reimagines pivotal encounters among people and angels: the glow of the cherubim gazing over Eden; the profound love among Cain and Abel regardless of their ameliorations; Lot's disgrace in Sodom; Noah's isolation ahead of the flood; Ezekiel tied to his mattress, prophesying ferociously; the dying of Christ; and the emergence of sensual, mischievous cherubs within the 17th century. Alighting upon those dramatic scenes -- from the Bible and past -- Knausgaard's mind's eye takes flight: the result's a blinding reveal of storytelling at its majestic, spellbinding most sensible. Incorporating and hard culture, legend, and the Apocrypha, those penetrating glimpses probability chilling questions: can the character of the divine suffer swap, and will the immortal perish?
By Jeanne De Salzmann
In line with notebooks saved via G.I. Gurdjieff's closest follower, this publication deals new perception on his religious teachings—a approach of gnosis or "knowledge of being" handed on from distant antiquity. it's a entire and uniquely authoritative advisor to the good teacher's rules and to his equipment for releasing ourselves from the country of "waking sleep" within which so much folks reside our lives.
Gurdjieff revered conventional spiritual practices, which he considered as falling into 3 basic different types or "ways": the best way of the Fakir, regarding mastery of the actual physique; the best way of the Monk, in keeping with religion and feeling; and how of the Yogi, which specializes in improvement of the brain. He awarded his instructing as a Fourth means that built-in those 3 features right into a unmarried course of self-knowledge. development within the Fourth means comes via wide awake attempt towards a high quality of pondering and feeling that brings a brand new skill to work out basically and to like.