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Essential Spirituality: The 7 Central Practices to Awaken Heart and Mind by Roger Walsh
This Light in Oneself
Jiddu Krishnamurti - 1999
His main theme is the essential need to look inward, to know ourselves, in order really to understand our own—and the world's—conflicts. We are the world, says Krishnamurti, and it is our individual chaos that creates social disorder. He offers timeless insights into the source of true freedom and wisdom.
The Big Questions: A Buddhist Response to Life's Most Challenging Mysteries
Surya Das - 2007
Along the way, however, we tend to encounter the same perplexing questions again and again. Some are cosmic enigmas that have always tested the human mind: What is my purpose in life? What happens after I die? Others are puzzles presented by daily life in modern society: What, if anything, justifies assisted suicide? What is my personal responsibility to the homeless? According to Lama Surya Das, one of the foremost Western Buddhist scholars and teachers, the more we seek to resolve these mysteries, the more fully we live.Along with his own personal beliefs, the author presents a variety of thoughtful points of view representing different schools of Buddhism, other religions, spirituality in general, and pragmatism. The Big Questions challenges readers in the most stimulating and thoughtful way to formulate individual, authentic responses to life’s big questions.
Invisible Acts of Power: Channeling Grace in Your Everyday Life
Caroline Myss - 2004
Through her special brand of spiritual insight and intuition, her popular workshops, and her bestselling books, Myss has helped hundreds of thousands of people meet the lifelong challenge of managing their spiritual energy and improving their lives. Now, in this inspiring new book, Myss expands her message about power in an entirely new spiritual direction. With characteristic originality, she explains how we become channels for divine grace and a conduit for miracles through kind, compassionate, generous actions, or, as she calls them, invisible acts of power. When we act compassionately, without a private agenda or expectation of credit or reward, God works invisibly, anonymously through us. And as we move from visible acts, such as giving a friend a helping hand, to invisible acts, such as prayer and healing, we undergo a profound journey of personal empowerment. The myriad simple but profound ways that people connect to create small miracles, gain a greater sense of spirituality, and transform their own -- and others' -- lives in an instant will inspire you to your own invisible acts of power...and attract them to you.
Man's Eternal Quest (Collected Talks & Essays 1)
Paramahansa Yogananda - 1975
In this first volume of the collected talks and essays of Paramahansa Yogananda, readers will journey through some little-known and seldom-explained aspects of meditation, life after death, healing, and the power of the mind.
Living the Liberated Life and Dealing with the Pain-Body
Eckhart Tolle - 2001
This is the essence of all the world's spiritual teachings. And it is available to you now, in the moment you read this. In Living the Liberated Life and Dealing with the Pain-Body, bestselling author Eckhart Tolle points a way out of the conditioned mind that keeps us trapped, helpless, and unhappy. In simple language, he describes a deeper level of consciousness beyond the limited thinking mind, and the way to make it available to you. He teaches that only by fully accepting this moment in time can you free yourself from the pain-body, the accumulated pain of your past, and from your fears about the future. Once you achieve this state of presence, a radical inner transformation begins that connects you with an infinite potential that defies the human mind. Warmly shared, in the authentic voice that has brought him international acclaim, here is Eckhart Tolle's simple and profound gift to us, at a time when our world needs it most.
Living A Course in Miracles: An Essential Guide to the Classic Text
Jon Mundy - 2011
This book, totaling 1,333 pages, went on to sell more than two million copies around the world. Its lessons are meant to be digested one at a time; those who study ACIM do so over years, often struggling to progress through its resonant but difficult-to-comprehend truths.Jon Mundy-who knew the Course's founders and the text from the very beginning-is the perfect guide to the book's central tenets. Using passages from ACIM, he illuminates its teachings on such subjects as the self, forgiveness, desire, health, money, addiction, and the afterlife. Through Jon's lively storytelling and in-depth knowledge of the Course's wisdom, readers gain wisdom that might otherwise have taken them a lifetime to grasp.
The Secret of Secrets
Osho - 1983
It will show you the way to become more than the body and the way to bloom - how not to remain a seed but to become a golden flower. What, in India, they call the one thousand-petalled lotus, in China they call the golden flower. It is a symbol that represents perfection, totality. Moreover, the flower represents the actualisation of the potential - the beauty, the grandeur, the splendour of being.This treatise, The Secret of Secrets, is very ancient - possibly one of the most ancient treatises in the world - at least twenty-five centuries old. But twenty-five centuries can be traced back very easily. And this treatise is also, uniquely, a great synthesis of all the great religions. The Bible belongs to the Christians, the Talmud belongs to the Jews, the Vedas belong to the Hindus, the Dhammapada to the Buddhists, the Tao Te Ching to the Taoists. But this small book, The Secret of Secrets, belongs to no one in particular, or it belongs to all.It is heavily based on Taoist teachings, a flowering of the Taoist approach to life and existence. But it is not only that - Zarathustra has played a role; his teachings are incorporated within it. Buddhist teachings have also been integrated, and a certain esoteric school of Christians, the Nestorians, have played their part. It is one of the most synthetical approaches.
Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style
Amit Ray - 2010
On the physical side yoga makes our body strong and flexible. Yoga brings relaxations in our muscles and it also helps to improve the blood circulation in our body. Yoga brings harmony in body mind and soul. The peaceful and calming effect of Vipassana is also time tested. The insight meditation, mindfulness of Vipassana meditation removes the past impressions.The author Amit Ray, shares the benefits of yoga and vipassan in an integrated way, which is easy to follow. This is a practical and valuable guide for all, who wants to enjoy the combine fruits of the ancient practices of yoga and vipassana.
JOY 24X7/Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Jeetendra Jain - 2008
This is not a guide book.This is not a self-help book.It is not going to give you an instant formula for joy.But it will surelyl make you explore your Joy for yourself in a very direct way.The simple,short snippets of daily lives connected with what Sadhguru has to say about Joy,will take you on a wonderful roller coaster ride on Joy with the Master himself. With Sadhguru's incredible clarity of expression,his brilliant wit and sense of observation,his ability to bring the most profound aspect in a very simple and direct way,this book is for any human being who seeks to be joyful. No matter who you are,what you are trying to do,Sadhguru's words will touch a wonderful wave of Joy inside you and you will soon be restless to seek Joy 24x7. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev's other books Essential Wisdom From A Spiritual Leader and The Mystic Eye are already listed on amazon and the Guru has a huge following.
Jack Canfield's Key to Living the Law of Attraction: A Simple Guide to Creating the Life of Your Dreams
Jack Canfield - 2007
Canfield has been consciously living in harmony with this universal law for more than thirty years, and his personal success is a testament to its power. Now, in Jack Canfield's Key to Living the Law of Attraction, he shares his knowledge and experience with you and offers you his proven tools and techniques for applying the Law of Attraction in your own life.This book is a simple 'how to' guide for using the Law of Attraction to create the life you desire. Within these pages, Canfield clearly explains not only what you need to know, but what you need to do in order to attract what you want in your life. Jack Canfield's Key to Living the Law of Attraction addresses the important issues of clarity, purpose, and action. This thought-provoking guide will take you step by step through the processes of defining your dreams, goals, and desires. Along the way, you will gain a greater understanding of yourself--a sense of who you really are and why you are here. Your journey begins right here, right now. You can change your life, increase your awareness, and empower yourself to create an amazing future--one that is filled with love, joy, and abundance.This book is your key.
The Way To Happiness
L. Ron Hubbard - 1981
“It is truly a guide to living a happy and productive life. The day-to-day challenges we face often seem insurmountable. However, honesty and kindness are contagious. The sharing of these traits will make our world a better place.” (Undersecretary of the Army, Washington, D.C.) “The book The Way To Happiness should be an inspiration to everyone. By following the advice contained in the book, there is no doubt that all will benefit personally and successfully across life's path.” (City Mayor, California) How do you find real happiness? It can be difficult to keep going when times are tough, or when the choices others make set you back or hinder your progress toward your goals. Here are the real-life, doable actions and attitudes that help those around you build up values based on commonly held, easy-to-understand virtues and precepts. People from all walks of life use this book every day to dramatically improve their happiness. “One can feel at times like a spinning leaf blown along a dirty street, one can feel like a grain of sand stuck in one place. But nobody has said that life was a calm and orderly thing: it isn't. One isn't a tattered leaf nor a grain of sand: one can, to greater or lesser degree draw his road map and follow it.” —L. Ron Hubbard When one follows these principles and assists others to do so, one’s own happiness and survival can be improved.
Awakening: Conversations with the Masters
Anthony de Mello - 1998
With more than two million books sold and countless admirers throughout the world, Anthony de Mello is regarded as one of the most influential religious teachers of the past fifty years. Since his death in 1987, widespread recognition of his work’s enduring value has continued to grow. In Awakening, de Mello explores “the wisdom that cannot be conveyed in human speech.” Through 365 meditations, blending the mystical traditions of both East and West, he creates the lessons of a profound “master” to his “pupil,” illustrating our common need for harmony and enlightenment. The daily parables, sometimes cryptic and often witty, are not meant so much to instruct as to awaken the understanding deep within the human heart.