Download e-book for kindle: Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah by Karen Swallow Prior
By Karen Swallow Prior
With a foreword through Eric Metaxas, best-selling writer of Bonhoeffer and Amazing Grace.
The enchanting biography of the lady author who helped finish the slave exchange, replaced Britain's higher sessions, and taught a country tips on how to learn.
The history-changing reforms of Hannah extra affected each point of 18th-Century British society via her willing mind, literary achievements, collaborative spirit, robust Christian rules, and colourful character. a lady with no connections or prestige, extra took the realm of British letters through hurricane whilst she arrived in London from Bristol, turning into a best-selling writer and acclaimed playwright and speedy befriending the writer Samuel Johnson, the baby-kisser Horace Walpole, and the actor David Garrick. but she used to be additionally a pacesetter within the Evangelical flow, utilizing her cultural place and her pen to help the expansion of schooling for the negative, the reform of morals and manners, and the abolition of Britain's slave trade.
Fierce Convictions weaves jointly international and private heritage right into a stirring tale of existence that intersected with Wesley and Whitefield's nice Awakening, the increase and impact of Evangelicalism, and convulsive results of the French Revolution. a lady of remarkable highbrow presents and literary expertise, Hannah extra used to be certainly an individual whose religion forced her either to interact her tradition and to remodel it.
By Wayne Teasdale
The Mystic middle chronicled Brother Wayne Teasdale's trip right into a multifaceted spirituality mixing his conventional Catholic education and the jap approach of sannyasa (Indian monkhood). A Monk on this planet tells what the adventure has intended for him — residing as a monk outdoor the monastery, integrating teachings from the world's religions together with his personal Catholic education, combining his lively religious perform with the prerequisites of creating a dwelling, and pursuing a process social justice in an important American urban. In telling his tale, Teasdale indicates how others can locate their very own inner monastery and convey religious perform into their busy lives.
By Ming-Dao Deng
<p align="left">In this superbly illustrated delivering of historic knowledge, Deng Ming-Dao stocks the secrets and techniques of the non secular direction passed right down to him via Kwan Saihung, his Taoist grasp, in addition to via herbalists, martial artists, and different practitioners of the traditional arts. Deng exhibits how Taoist philosophy and perform will be built-in into modern Western existence for whole actual, psychological, and religious overall healthiness. He offers an abundance of philosophical and useful information regarding hygiene, nutrition, sexuality, physical exertion, meditation, medication, discovering one's goal in existence, discovering the correct instructor, demise, and transcendence.
Download e-book for iPad: Spirituality and Ethics in Management by Laszlo Zsolnai (auth.), László Zsolnai (eds.)
By Laszlo Zsolnai (auth.), László Zsolnai (eds.)
This e-book is a suite of scholarly papers, which concentrate on the function of spirituality and ethics in renewing modern administration praxis. the fundamental argument is extra inclusive, holistic and peaceable method of administration is required if company and political leaders are to uplift the environmentally degrading and socially disintegrating global of our age. The publication makes use of varied value-perspectives (Hinduism, Catholicism, Buddhism and Humanism) and quite a few disciplines to increase conventional reflections on company goal. It specializes in a self-referential organizational-existential look for which means, identification and luck.
Spirituality and Ethics in Management might be of price to managers, scholars of commercial and public management, ethicists, psychologists and students in spiritual stories. The publication can be utilized as supplementary interpreting in graduate and post-graduate classes in management, enterprise ethics, managerial psychology, and social stories of religions.
By Michael Reagan, Jim Denney
"I be aware of in my middle that guy is nice. That what's correct will regularly ultimately triumph. And there's function and price to every and each life." —Ronald Reagan
Noted political commentator Michael Reagan, the son of Ronald Reagan and primary spouse Jane Wyman, has traveled throughout the USA, giving speeches and assembly the general public. Time and time back, humans inform him how a lot they love and omit his father, and what his presidency intended to them. In a global the place position versions are few and much among, Ronald Reagan's legacy stands strong.
In classes My Father Taught Me, Michael Reagan seems to be again over his years along with his father and displays on what he has realized from the best guy he has ever known—and one of many maximum males the area has known.
When Michael was once starting to be up, his father might force him out to his ranch. There Ronald Reagan taught Michael the best way to experience a horse, easy methods to shoot a gun, and lots more and plenty extra. As they drove jointly or did chores jointly, Michael's father instructed him tales and taught him approximately lifestyles, love, relatives, religion, good fortune, and management. Michael didn't totally delight in these classes on the time, yet years later he remembered—and he understood.
Now, Michael Reagan stocks his father's knowledge and adventure during this inspiring e-book.
By Thich Nhat Hanh
We can’t heal with our minds by myself. considering should be whatever efficient and inventive, yet with no integrating physique and brain, a lot of our pondering is dead and unproductive. In Peace of Mind, Zen grasp Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us that integrating physique and brain is the single method to be totally alive in every one second, with out getting misplaced in our suggestions whereas jogging, cooking, using, and going approximately our daily lives. simply by means of cultivating a conscious physique and an embodied brain do we be totally alive. Bringing jointly historic knowledge and modern pondering, Thich Nhat Hanh says it's like and software—if you don't have either, you can't do anything.
Peace of Mind offers a origin for starting mindfulness practices and knowing the rules of mind/body understanding. by means of studying how our actual physique and brain are inseparable in growing our personal perceptions and reviews we will be able to start to belief and nourish our skill to create healthiness.
Download e-book for iPad: Conversations with the Universe: How the World Speaks to Us by Simran Singh
By Simran Singh
Conversations with The Universe: How the realm Speaks to Us unearths how repetitions, twist of fate and synchronicity are a part of a private dialog from the Universe, meant to supply ease and suggestions. we're not on my own, nor have we been developing existence stories on our personal. there's a co-creative common Intelligence who's a great deal concerned and constantly looking a discussion. the matter isn't lots the existence demanding situations, yet our personal person loss of communique with our co-creator. a talk is occurring all the time, yet we needs to open our eyes and ears to it. after we do, a chance to reconnect with the lighter part of existence ensues. we don't have to get wrapped up within the heaviness. rather than turning into crushed through the problems to hand, we will be able to realize the solutions and recommendations regularly featuring themselves. The Universe desires us to be cheerful, have a good time, and permit pass. The synchronicities, symbols, and messages are continually meant to steer us. they're there to make us smile, to forestall to recollect there's extra to lifestyles than the present item of our perceptions. rather than having to paintings issues out, we will be able to play them out, yielding extra aligned results and a better adventure. after we may be able to take into accout the titanic connection that exists, the illusions we are living turn into a growing number of obvious. better understanding of the messages and engagement within the discussion permits us to giggle with the heavens at ourselves at lifestyles and our seriousness.
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By Christopher Ives
During the 1st half the 20th century, Zen Buddhist leaders contributed actively to eastern imperialism, giving upward push to what has been termed "Imperial-Way Zen" (Kodo Zen). Its most suitable critic was once priest, professor, and activist Ichikawa Hakugen (1902–1986), who spent the a long time following Japan’s quit nearly single-handedly chronicling Zen’s help of Japan’s imperialist regime and urgent the problem of Buddhist conflict accountability. Ichikawa centred his critique at the Zen method of non secular liberation, the political ramifications of Buddhist metaphysical constructs, the conventional collaboration among Buddhism and governments in East Asia, the philosophical method of Nishida Kitaro (1876–1945), and the vestiges of nation Shinto in postwar Japan.
Despite the significance of Ichikawa’s writings, this quantity is the 1st by way of any student to stipulate his critique. as well as detailing the activities and beliefs of Imperial-Way Zen and Ichikawa’s ripostes to them, Christopher Ives deals his personal reflections on Buddhist ethics in mild of the phenomenon. He devotes chapters to outlining Buddhist nationalism from the 1868 Meiji recovery to 1945 and summarizing Ichikawa’s arguments concerning the motives of Imperial-Way Zen. After assessing Brian Victoria’s declare that Imperial-Way Zen was once because of the conventional connection among Zen and the samurai, Ives provides his personal argument that Imperial-Way Zen can most sensible be understood as a contemporary example of Buddhism’s conventional function as protector of the area. Turning to postwar Japan, Ives examines the level to which Zen leaders have mirrored on their wartime political stances and began to build a serious Zen social ethic. eventually, he considers the assets Zen could supply its modern leaders as they pursue what they themselves have pointed out as a urgent job: making sure that henceforth Zen will stay away from changing into embroiled in overseas adventurism and in its place devote itself to the promoting of peace and human rights.
Lucid and balanced in its method and good grounded in textual research, Imperial-Way Zen will allure students, scholars, and others drawn to Buddhism, ethics, Zen perform, and the cooptation of faith within the carrier of violence and imperialism.
By Taisen Deshimaru
Mushotoku brain potential an angle of no revenue, no achieve. it's the center of Taisen Deshimaru's Zen. This revered grasp, the pinnacle of jap Soto Zen for all of Europe, moved from Japan in 1967 and taken this paintings to Paris, from the place it was once disseminated through the West. This publication provides his very good statement at the most famed of Buddhist texts, the guts Sutra, recognized in jap as Hannya Shingyo-a philosophical research at the futility of philosophical investigation.
Deshimaru's paintings fills a good hole within the interpretations of this seminal textual content in that he emphasizes "mind-emptiness” (ku) because the origin of Zen perform, unlike the standard "mindfulness” concentration of different Zen ways. This "emptiness” and "purpose of no goal” is likely one of the such a lot tricky rules for Westerners to appreciate. but we all know that our so much adored values are according to mushotoku brain in terms of love. We price the unselfish love of relations or state that's established no longer on what we will get from the connection yet on what we will be able to provide. we all know, too, that those virtues aren't complete without delay via our will yet not directly via shedding our expectancies.
In his lectures in this topic, collected the following into one quantity via translator and Zen instructor Richard Collins, Deshimaru returns to a refrain: Mushotoku brain is the main angle characterizing the way in which of the Buddha, the way in which of the bodhisattva, the best way of Zen and zazen, and how of all sutras (teachings).
The written notice has a checkered previous within the background of Zen, which deals mind-to-mind transmission of knowledge with out scripture and with out phrases. nonetheless, it truly is tough to visualize Zen with out its literature. Poems, koans, anecdotes, autobiographies, commentaries, sutras, all play a job within the transmission of Zen from the 5th century to the current. eventually, those written files can continually be in basic terms arms pointing on the moon of zazen.
Interpretations of the guts Sutra abound, from as early because the T'ang dynasty. Deshimaru's contribution to this wealth is coloured by way of his eastern background, his wisdom of Western philosophy, the cross-fertilization bought from Parisian scholars of the 1960-70s, and in particular via the relevant position he offers to mushotoku, which Richard Collins translator calls "the middle of the center Sutra.”
By Marilynne Robinson
During this formidable e-book, acclaimed author Marilynne Robinson applies her astute mind to a few of the main vexing themes within the historical past of human thought—science, faith, and recognition. Crafted with an analogous care and perception as her award-winning novels, Absence of brain demanding situations postmodern atheists who campaign opposed to faith below the banner of technology. In Robinson's view, clinical reasoning doesn't denote a feeling of logical infallibility, as thinkers like Richard Dawkins may possibly recommend. as an alternative, in its purest shape, technology represents a look for solutions. It engages the matter of data, a facet of the secret of cognizance, instead of offering an easy and ultimate version of reality.
By protecting the significance of person mirrored image, Robinson celebrates the facility and diversity of human attention within the culture of William James. She explores the character of subjectivity and considers the tradition during which Sigmund Freud was once located and its impression on his version of self and civilization. via prepared interpretations of language, emotion, technological know-how, and poetry, Absence of brain restores human awareness to its valuable position within the religion-science debate.