By Thich Nhat Hanh
The key to happiness is to recognize and rework pain, to not run clear of it. In No dust, No Lotus, Thich Nhat Hanh bargains practices and concept for reworking pain and discovering real pleasure. Thich Nhat Hanh recognizes that simply because soreness can believe so undesirable, we strive to run clear of it or conceal it up via eating. we discover anything to consume or activate the tv. yet except we’re capable of face our pain, we can’t be current and to be had to lifestyles, and happiness will proceed to elude us. Nhat Hanh stocks how the practices of forestalling, aware respiring, and deep focus can generate the strength of mindfulness inside our day-by-day lives. With that power, we will be able to embody soreness and calm it down, immediately bringing a degree of freedom and a clearer brain. No dust, No Lotus introduces how one can be in contact with agony with no being beaten via it. together with his signature readability and experience of pleasure, Thich Nhat Hanh is helping us realize the wonders within us and round us that we have a tendency to take without any consideration and teaches us the paintings of happiness.
By Karen Armstrong
Karen Armstrong starts this spellbinding tale of her religious trip along with her departure in 1969 from the Roman Catholic convent she had entered seven years before—hoping, yet finally failing, to discover God. She knew nearly not anything of the replaced international to which she used to be returning, and she or he used to be laid low with panic assaults and inexplicable seizures.
Armstrong’s fight opposed to melancholy used to be additional fueled through a string of discouragements—failed spirituality, doctorate, and jobs; fruitless dealings with psychiatrists. ultimately, in 1976, she used to be clinically determined with epilepsy, given right therapy, and published from her “private hell.” She then all started the writing profession that may develop into her real calling, and as she curious about the sacred texts of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, her personal internal tale started to emerge. with out figuring out it, she had launched into a non secular quest, and during it she could finally adventure moments of transcendence—the profound achievement that she had now not present in lengthy hours of prayer as a tender nun.
Powerfully attractive, usually heartbreaking, yet lit with bursts of humor, The Spiral Staircase is a unprecedented historical past of self.
By Gershom Scholem
Original yr of publication: 1971; Revised ed. 1995
Excerpt from the Foreward
Gershom Scholem was once the grasp builder of historic reviews of the Kabbalah. whilst he started to paintings in this missed box, the few who studied those texts have been both amateurs who have been trying to find occult knowledge, or old-style Kabbalists who have been looking information on their non secular trips. His paintings broke with the outlook of the students of the former century in Judaica—die Wissenschaft des Judentums, the technological know-how of Judaism—whose orientation he rejected, calling their “disregard for the main very important points of the Jewish humans as a collective entity: a kind of “censorship of the Jewish past.” the foremost founders of contemporary Jewish ancient experiences within the 19th century, Leopold Zunz and Abraham Geiger, had missed the Kabbalah; it didn't healthy into their account of the Jewish faith as rational and invaluable of recognize by means of “enlightened” minds. the one exception used to be the historian Heinrich Graetz. He had paid great realization to its texts and to their such a lot explosive exponent, the fake Messiah Sabbatai Zevi, yet Graetz had depicted the Kabbalah and all that flowed from it as an unworthy rebellion from the underground of Jewish existence opposed to its moderate, law-abiding, and discovered mainstream. Scholem carried out a continuous polemic with Zunz, Geiger, and Graetz through bringing into view a Jewish earlier extra diverse, extra very important, and extra fascinating than any idealized portrait may well reveal.
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By David G. Myers
A pleasant Letter to Skeptics and Atheists is helping readers—both secular and religious—appreciate their universal floor. For these whose considering has moved from the non secular thesis to the skeptical antithesis (or vice versa), Myers bargains tips that could a science-respecting Christian synthesis. He indicates how skeptics and folks of religion can proportion a dedication to cause, facts, and demanding considering, whereas additionally embracing a religion that helps human flourishing—by making experience of the universe, giving aspiring to lifestyles, connecting us in supportive groups, mandating altruism, and supplying wish within the face of adversity and loss of life.
By Guy Murchie
Publish 12 months note: initially released in 1978
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"All lifestyles in all worlds" -this was once the article of the author's seventeen-year quest for wisdom and discovery, culminating during this ebook. In a way unmistakably his personal, Murchie delves into the interconnectedness of all lifestyles on this planet and of such fields as biology, geology, sociology, arithmetic, and physics. He deals us what the poet could Sarton has referred to as "a strong publication to take to a wilderness island as sole better half, so wealthy is it in wisdom and insight."
By Ervin Laszlo
Offers a innovative new conception that bridges the divide among technology and spirituality
• Discloses the ramifications of non-localized recognition and the way the actual global and religious event are features of an identical reality
• comprises contributions from Jane Goodall, Ed Mitchell, Stanislav Grof, Ralph Abraham, and Christian de Quincy, between others
What scientists at the moment are discovering on the outermost frontiers of each box is overturning all of the simple premises in regards to the nature of subject and fact. The universe isn't an international of separate issues and occasions yet is a cosmos that's hooked up, coherent, and bears a profound resemblance to the visions held within the earliest religious traditions during which the actual global and religious event have been either facets of an analogous fact and guy and the universe have been one. The findings that justify this new imaginative and prescient of the underlying common sense of the universe come from just about all of the empirical sciences: physics, cosmology, the lifestyles sciences, and cognizance study. They clarify how interactions bring about interconnections that produce prompt and multifaceted coherence--what occurs to at least one half additionally occurs to the opposite elements, and therefore to the approach as an entire. The experience of sacred oneness skilled by means of our ancestors that used to be displaced through the unyielding fabric presumptions of contemporary technology will be restored, and humanity can once more suppose at domestic within the universe.
By William Buhlman
Explore new worlds . . .
If you ever questioned what may well lie past the truth we adventure on a daily basis, if you've ever overjoyed to money owed of out-of-body commute and longer to head on my own for the journey, this attention-grabbing, useful consultant is for you. America's best professional on out-of-body trip tells the riveting tale of his travels to different nation-states and provides easy-to-use thoughts to lead you in your trip of a lifetime'and beyond.
Travel into parallel realities . . .
William Buhlman has informed out-of-body tourists in his workshop for greater than a decade, instructing humans the way to venture their attention outdoors the bounds in their actual our bodies and to discover dimensions and worlds past lifestyle. Now he vividly recounts how personal adventures within the parallel universe defined within the new-physics theories of Stephen Hawkins, Paul Davies, and Fred Alan Wolf and offers his step by step advisor to astral travel'including workouts, suggestions, strategies, and solutions for your each query approximately out-of-body experiences.
And observe staggering truths approximately fact, prior lives, the soul, and existence after death.
Astral go back and forth, Buhlman finds, not just can extend your conscious'it might help be sure the life of the soul, educate you approximately earlier lives, and improve your lifestyle. discover during this compelling instruction manual for everybody who desires to enterprise past the physique and take the last word trip.
By Ken Wilber
What may the Buddhism of the longer term appear like? With all that we've got discovered within the sleek and postmodern international, how can Buddhists be real to the vital teachings of the culture whereas additionally together with them in a brand new framework that's including ongoing discoveries? Ken Wilber the following explores those key questions dealing with Buddhism and certainly the entire world’s nice religions this present day, displaying how conventional Buddhist teachings themselves recommend an ongoing evolution major towards a extra unified, holistic, and interconnected spirituality. relating the entire key turning issues within the background of Buddhism, Wilber describes the original approach within which the culture has been open to the continued unfolding and enlargement of its personal teachings, and he indicates attainable paths towards an ever extra imperative process.
By Augustine of Hippo
Boulding's clean new translation of this vintage captures the essence of Augustine's fight to combine religion and knowing as his middle seeks to leisure in God.
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Augustine's Confessions has been a lot translated: however it isn't any exaggeration to assert that Sister Maria Boulding's model is of alternative point of excellence from virtually anything out there.
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By Jacky Sach
Lately, progressively more humans were turning to Buddhist ethics for a better realizing of themselves and their position on the earth. The religion's ideas of nonviolence, mindfulness, and self-awareness have resonated between those that believe more and more distracted and conflicted of their day-by-day lives. you may also reap the benefits of the traditional teachings of the Buddha and follow them for your personal existence to accomplish readability and internal calm. The every little thing Buddhism booklet walks you thru the wealthy traditions and historical past of the Buddhist religion, whereas delivering an easy method of its ideological foundations. you'll know about the facility of karma, the perform of Zen, and the concept of nirvana. specific positive factors comprise: the lifetime of Buddha and his impression through the international; descriptions of the definitive Buddhist texts and their importance; Buddhist ceremonies and celebrations; what the Buddhist teachings say approximately schooling, marriage, intercourse, and dying; or even extra!