The Long Path To Wisdom

Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590519655
Size: 76.75 MB
Format: PDF
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From the author of the internationally bestselling Art of Hearing Heartbeats series, a charming collection of folktales that offer a window into Burma's fascinating history and culture. Since 1995 Jan-Philipp Sendker has visited Myanmar (Burma) dozens of times, and while doing research for his novels The Art of Hearing Heartbeats and A Well-Tempered Heart, he encountered numerous fairy tales and fables. These moving stories speak to the rich mythology of the diverse peoples of Burma, the spirituality of humankind, and the profound social impact Buddhist thinking has had over centuries. Some are so strange he couldn't classify them or identify a familiar moral, while others reminded him of the fairy tales of his childhood, except that here monkeys, tigers, elephants, and crocodiles inhabited the fantastic lands instead of hedgehogs, donkeys, or geese. The teachings they convey resemble those of the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Andersen, illustrating how all cultures draw on a universal wisdom to create their myths. The Long Path to Wisdom's evocative stories run the gamut of human emotions, from the familiar to the shocking, and are sure to delight Heartbeats fans as well as those newly discovering the magic of Sendker's incandescent writing.

T Ai Chi As A Path Of Wisdom

Author: Linda Myoki Lehrhaupt
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834826747
Size: 43.22 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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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
Size: 60.16 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

A Guide To The Hidden Wisdom Of Kabbalah

Author: Michael Laitman
Publisher: Laitman Kabbalah Publishers
ISBN: 1897448163
Size: 68.40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In a time of crisis, we need a guide to help us calm and stabilize our lives. This is why Kabbalah is being revealed to millions today. Kabbalah is a tool for bettering life, and A Guide to the Hidden Wisdom of Kabbalah teaches how we can use this tool. In a graceful, easygoing style, you'll learn the basics of Kabbalah, and receive much needed suggestions for employing this age-old science to your daily life.

A Path To Wisdom

Author: Tony Selimi
Publisher: Panoma Press
ISBN: 9781909623576
Size: 75.98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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No matter who you are, step forward and get ready to start living your best life -it is what you came here for. Use your built-in ALARM to awaken you to your true calling, your greatness, your wisdom. Use the method, do the simple exercises in each chapter, take action and learn to truly: acknowledge and own your power; learn to listen to your body's wisdom and experience life through the infinite wisdom of love; accept your authentic self and achieve higher vibrational states of awareness and intelligence; reconnect you to your life's purpose by focusing and having greater clarity on the results you wish to create; motivate, meditate and create a meaningful and mindful life. Love your life, live your dreams. You will come away from this book having a deeper understanding of self, freeing yourself from old limiting beliefs that keep you stuck in a rut, and starting to walk a path that leads you to living a meaningful and inspiring life. Inner peace, calmness and clarity are just some of the results you can expect from reading this book. You become effective, productive and live a healthy and balanced life.

Infinite Compassion Endless Wisdom

Author: Hsing Yun
Publisher: Buddha's Light Publishing
ISBN: 1932293361
Size: 40.43 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Infinite Compassion, Endless Wisdom introduces us to the many Buddhist practitioners who have, for centuries, selflessly labored for the benefit of others. These men and women are bodhisattvas: people who work not only for their own enlightenment and self-improvement, but have vowed to lead all beings down the path to liberation as well.From the great bodhisattvas that adorn shrine rooms whose lives are confined to myth and legend, to those Buddhist masters who shaped the religion we know today, Infinite Compassion, Endless Wisdom shares their lives, their teachings, and their practice.

The Wisdom Of No Escape

Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590307933
Size: 27.18 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An American Buddhist nun encourages accepting everyday life and the wonders and pains of this world as the gateway to an enhanced spiritual life.

The Path

Author: Michael Puett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476777837
Size: 54.43 MB
Format: PDF
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For the first time an award-winning Harvard professor shares the lessons from his wildly popular course on classical Chinese philosophy, showing you how these ancient ideas can guide you on the path to a good life today. The lessons taught by ancient Chinese philosophers surprisingly still apply, and they challenge our fundamental assumptions about how to lead a fulfilled, happy, and successful life. Self-discovery, it turns out, comes through looking outward, not inward. Power comes from holding back. Good relationships come from small gestures. Spontaneity comes from practice. And excellence comes from what you choose to do, not your “natural” abilities. Counterintuitive. Countercultural. Even revolutionary. These powerful ideas have made Professor Michael Puett's course the third most popular at Harvard University in recent years, with enrollment surging every year since it was first offered in 2006. It's clear students are drawn by a bold promise Professor Puett makes on the first day of class: “These ideas will change your life.” Now he offers his course to the world.