The Long Path To Wisdom

Author: Jan-philipp Sendker
Publisher: Other Press (NY)
ISBN: 9781590519646
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These moving stories speak to the rich mythology of the diverse peoples of Burma, the spirituality of humankind, and the profound social impact of Buddhist thought. Some are so strange they cannot be classified or identify a familiar moral, while others are reminiscent of European fairy tales, except that here monkeys, tigers, elephants, and crocodiles inhabited the fantastic lands instead of hedgehogs, donkeys, or geese. Their morals resemble those of the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Andersen, illustrating how all cultures draw on a universal wisdom to create their myths.

Path To Wisdom

Author: Dr. James Mittelstadt
Publisher: Partridge Singapore
ISBN: 148289131X
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The focus of this book is on early Western Philosophy. It is obvious that they are other ancient and important strains of philosophy that are also highly significant in the development of universal philosophical thought. For example, I mention the ancient philosophies for India and China. These philosophical beginnings influenced the cultures of East Asia and Far East throughout many centuries and their basic ideas still influence many cultures in that area of the world. This book concentrates on the philosophical origins that for centuries influenced the cultures of the West. Primarily the origins began in ancient Greece, spread to many countries by Hellenism after Alexander the Great, expanded and added to even more by the way of Rome and its empire.

T Ai Chi As A Path Of Wisdom

Author: Linda Myoki Lehrhaupt
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834826747
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Unlike most t'ai chi books, which focus strictly on how to do the t'ai chi forms, T'ai Chi as a Path of Wisdom presents a personal, practical view of this intriguing martial art. Lehrhaupt shares illuminating stories from her own life and the lives of her students that show how t'ai chi can be a vehicle for profound self-discovery and spiritual growth. In learning to master each body posture, t'ai chi students often confront self-doubt, frustration, and the desire to compete and compare themselves to others—problems that also arise in daily life. Lehrhaupt shows how these and other obstacles provide valuable opportunities to deepen awareness and recognize the striking continuities between practice and everyday life. Each section of the book includes practical exercises designed to enhance students' understanding of t'ai chi movements, and a helpful appendix answers many frequently asked questions about t'ai chi training such as how to find a teacher and how to balance practice with family life. Full of useful insights and guidance, T'ai Chi as a Path of Wisdom will be a valuable companion for all students of this increasingly popular martial art.

The Path Of Wisdom

Author: Leo D. Lefebure
Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers
ISBN: 9789042923300
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The Dhammapada is Buddhism's most beloved compendium of the Buddha's sayings. It is memorized by thousands of monks, nuns, and laypeople, and it is chanted daily by millions of pious Buddhists. The Path of Wisdom presents this distillation of the Buddha's wisdom in a fresh translation together with an explanation of the Buddhist context in dialogue with wisdom from the Bible and the Christian monastic and spiritual traditions. In continuity with the long tradition of seeking wisdom through the exchange of insights and experience, this work explores the possibilities that arise when Christianity engages the profound teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha. Above all, what this text uncovers is that both wisdom traditions speak piercingly relevant words to us today, and that placing them together in conversation yields surprising insights.

The Dhammapada

Author: Acharya Buddharakkhita
Publisher: Buddhist Publication Society
ISBN: 9552401313
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The most beloved Buddhist classic of all time, the Dhammapada is an anthology of over 400 verses on the ethics, meditation, and wisdom of Buddhism. This translation by a long-term student of the work transmits the spirit and content as well as the style of the original. Includes the original Pali text. With introduction by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

A Long Path

Author: Heidi Brenes
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781718902961
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A Long Path begins Grace a girl in the 1950's and a boy her true love in a life that offers love, wisdom, and self-discovery. The girl, enduring every hardship from loneliness to abuse , she managed to be battle life on hard work, self encouragement and faith ... what happened to Grace? would she be able to keep on going or got lost in the way, challenges arise and throw you off course, life can be frustrating, maddening . . . heartbreaking.

I Found God In Me

Author: Mitzi J. Smith
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630878715
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I Found God in Me is the first womanist biblical hermeneutics reader. In it readers have access, in one volume, to articles on womanist interpretative theories and theology as well as cutting-edge womanist readings of biblical texts by womanist biblical scholars. This book is an excellent resource for women of color, pastors, and seminarians interested in relevant readings of the biblical text, as well as scholars and teachers teaching courses in womanist biblical hermeneutics, feminist interpretation, African American hermeneutics, and biblical courses that value diversity and dialogue as crucial to excellent pedagogy.