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The Four Desires

The Four Desires
Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom

by Rod Stryker

  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release : 2011-07-26
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0440423287
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Desire is here to stay. The challenge we all face, and which I intend to guide you through, is to learn how to take into account the full measure of who you are and use the positive force of all four of your soul’s desires to lead you to your best life.” —Rod Stryker According to ancient Yogic tradition, your soul has four distinct desires: • The desire for purpose, the drive to become who you are meant to be • The desire for the means (money, security, health) to prosper in this world • The desire for pleasures like intimacy, beauty, and love • The desire for spiritual fulfillment and lasting freedom Learning to honor these four desires is the key to happiness, and to a complete and balanced life. But how can you discern what will truly satisfy your desires? How can you increase your capacity to achieve them? What if your desires seem to conflict with one another? Is it really possible to live a spiritual life while also wanting material pleasures and success? For more than three decades, master teacher Rod Stryker has taught yoga in the context of its deepest philosophy. His course, called The Yoga of Fulfillment™, has helped thousands recognize their soul’s call to greatness and to achieve their dreams. Now, in this wise and richly practical book, he has distilled those broad teachings into a roadmap for becoming the person you were meant to be. It is filled with revealing true stories, provocative exercises, and practices for unlocking your inner guidance. And even if you’ve never done a yoga pose, you can follow this step-by-step process to: • discover your soul’s unique purpose—the one you came into this world to fulfill. • recognize the goal(s) you need to focus on at any given time and enliven your capacity to reach them. • overcome self-defeating ideas and behavior. • recruit your deepest energies and strengthen your resolve to meet any challenge. • learn to live with joy at every stage of your growth. The Four Desires is nothing less than a complete path toward living your best life possible—a life that is rich in meaning and in means, a life that attracts and emanates happiness, a life that is your unique gift to yourself and the world.

Abhidharmakosabhasyam of Vasubandhu - Vol. IV

Abhidharmakosabhasyam of Vasubandhu - Vol. IV

by Vasubandhu

  • Publisher : Jain Publishing Company
  • Release : 2014-05-01
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 0875730108
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the most important compendium of Indian Buddhist philosophy and psychology. The four volume masterwork begins with a history of Abhidharma literature and covers a vast array of subjects from a Buddhist viewpoint. Some of these subjects are Buddhist cosmology and the process of rebirth, karma and the Buddhist ethical theory, mental defilements, causes of suffering and the path to enlightenment, the supernatural powers of a Buddha, a taxonomy of meditative states and a refutation of the existence of soul. This is the fourth of 4 volumes.

The Book of Cabolèk

The Book of Cabolèk
A Critical Edition with Introduction, Translation and Notes. A Contribution to the study of the Javanese Mystical Tradition

by I. Yasadipura

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2013-11-11
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9401747725
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Scope of the Work The main purpose of this work is to give a critical edition of a Javanese text - the Serat Cabolek - together with an Introduction, an English trans lation of the text, and Notes. The present publication is a slighdy revised version of a doctoral dissertation submitted to the Australian National Univer sity in 1967. The Introduction to the text begins with a brief description of each of the extant MSS of the Serat Cabolek to be found in the Manuscript Sections of the Jakarta Museum Library and the Lembaga Kebudayaan Indonesia and in the Griental Manuscripts Section of the Leiden University Library. In addition, a description is given of a printed version of the Serat Cabolek. The eleven MSS and the printed text are compared with one another on the points of form, structure and content, in order to discover their mutual relationship. From this comparison it becomes clear that no matter how much these eleven MSS and the printed text of theSerat Cabolek may differ the one from the other, they all share a common core and all ultimately derive from a single source. The kernel of the Serat Cabolek in all probability comprised only the following sections: (1) the story dealing with the trial of Haji Mutamakin by the Kartasura tribunal; (2) the teaching of Dewa Ruci to Bhima; and (3) a commentary on Dewa Ruds counsel to Bhima.

Five Pillars of the Spiritual Life

Five Pillars of the Spiritual Life
A Practical Guide to Prayer for Active People

by Robert J. Spitzer

  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release : 2008-01-01
  • Pages : 171
  • ISBN : 1681491842
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fr. Spitzer, President of Gonzaga University and a highly regarded spiritual teacher and writer, presents a practical, yet rich guide for helping busy people develop a regular and deeper prayer life. Based on many successful retreats and seminars he has given to much acclaim over the years, this brilliant Jesuit priest presents five essential means through which the contemplative and active aspects of our lives can be fused together for a stronger spiritual life.

Chakra Healing and Karmic Awareness

Chakra Healing and Karmic Awareness
A Book

by Keith Sherwood

  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : 0738703540
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents a step-by-step approach to overcoming karmic baggage and energy blockages by activating chakras, strengthening boundaries, arousing the kundalini, and embracing personal dharma. Original.

Sex: It's Worth Waiting For

Sex: It's Worth Waiting For
A Book

by Greg Speck

  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release : 2007-01-01
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1575674246
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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God has a perfect design for great sex--with one person in a committed marriage. But get outside of that design and you are headed for destruction. Good sex is a gift that God wants to give you, but exposed to air outside of marriage, this gift turns sour. Lust overcomes love, and risks of disease, abuse, and pregnancy are real. Sex: It's Worth Waiting For will answer some of your honest questions like, "How far can we go before we've gone too far?" and "If we love each other, why should we wait?" Making right choices today will give you the good sex you desire later. Whether you're tempted by the thrill or longing for love, don't be fooled--God desires so much more for you.

The Secrets of Cosmic Energy Portals “Nakshatras”

The Secrets of Cosmic Energy Portals “Nakshatras”
A Book

by Vashisht Vaid

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1105874710
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms

A Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms
With Sanskrit and English Equivalents and a Sanskrit-Pali Index

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 510
  • ISBN : 9780700714551
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This invaluable interpretive tool, first published in 1937, is now available for the first time in a paperback edition specially aimed at students of Chinese Buddhism. Those who have endeavoured to read Chinese texts apart from the apprehension of a Sanskrit background have generally made a fallacious interpretation, for the Buddhist canon is basically translation, or analogous to translation. In consequence, a large number of terms existing are employed approximately to connote imported ideas, as the various Chinese translators understood those ideas. Various translators invented different terms; and, even when the same term was finally adopted, its connotation varied, sometimes widely, from the Chinese term of phrase as normally used by the Chinese. For instance, klésa undoubtedly has a meaning in Sanskrit similar to that of, i.e. affliction, distress, trouble. In Buddhism affliction (or, as it may be understood from Chinese, the afflicters, distressers, troublers) means passions and illusions; and consequently fan-nao in Buddhist phraseology has acquired this technical connotation of the passions and illusions. Many terms of a similar character are noted in the body of this work. Consequent partly on this use of ordinary terms, even a well-educated Chinese without a knowledge of the technical equivalents finds himself unable to understand their implications.

Biblical Tradition in Blake's Early Prophecies

Biblical Tradition in Blake's Early Prophecies
The Great Code of Art

by Leslie Tannenbaum

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2017-03-14
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 1400886597
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In a detailed examination of the ways in which Blake's use of biblical tradition gives form and meaning to his early prophetic books, Leslie Tannenbaum shows what Blake meant when he called the Bible the Great Code of Art." Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Planet on Purpose

Planet on Purpose
Your Guide to Genuine Prosperity, Authentic Leadership and a Better World

by Brandon Peele

  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Release : 2018-02-13
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 1504392485
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Are you ready for a fulfilling, prosperous career, a life you love and a better world? Unleashing your higher purpose is a scientifically-validated method to achieve breakthrough success, and change the world. Planet on Purpose takes you deep into the question of your higher purpose. Leveraging the extensive research on purpose (and it's relationship to leadership, impact, success, love and a better world), you'll be guided into a clear vision of what your life will look like when you are on fire with your higher purpose. This book will empower you to unleash the scientifically-validated benefits of higher purpose in your career, love life and health: CAREER: realize higher levels of income, wealth, abundance (+47%), leadership effectiveness (+63%), fulfillment (+64%), engagement (4x) and productivity (5x) LOVE LIFE: experience more attraction and love (+31%) HEALTH: unlock the secret to vitality and longevity (+7 years) Further, you will try on a vision for how we can purposefully regenerate our planet economically, politically, culturally and ecologically. Praise for Planet on Purpose: "If you imagine yourself as a world leader, let Planet on Purpose be your field guide." CHIP CONLEY, Founder, Joie de Vivre Hospitality, New York Times Best-Selling Author, Emotional Equations "Planet on Purpose is a MUST read for women as we emerge in powerful, impactful ways in the world." CHARLENE TOSI, Founder, Woman Within International, Author, Discover Your Woman Within: A Journey to Wholeness "...the most comprehensive book about higher purpose ever written." TIM KELLEY, Author, True Purpose, and Founder, True Purpose® Institute "Brandon Peele brings passion, insight, and data to the question of purpose." RACHEL SLAYBAUGH PhD, Asst. Professor, University of California, Berkeley, Program Director ARPA-E, US Department of Energy "The Purpose Economy is in full swing. Brandon's book articulates... how you can ride this wave to make your highest contribution." AARON HURST, CEO, Imperative, Author, The Purpose Economy "Brandon's personal embodiment of his purpose is proof positive that his big mind, wide-eyed, open-hearted vision is possible." SUSAN LUCCI, Purpose GuideTM, Co-author, Purpose Rising "My advice: devour this amazing book... It's that powerful. Come play, be legendary, the world needs you." BILL KAUTH, Co-founder, The ManKind Project, Author, A Circle of Men "Brandon's... arguments are compelling and, for the skeptics, he also includes the research that backs up what he asserts." SRIKUMAR RAO PhD, TED Speaker, Author, Finding Happiness at Work Please see link below for book trailer: https://vimeo.com/260072790

Finding True Happiness

Finding True Happiness
Satisfying Our Restless Hearts

by Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ

  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release : 2015-04-23
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1681496550
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of the hottest topics in contemporary culture is happiness—so much so that the United Nations declared an International Happiness Day in response to the immense popularity of Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy”. The explanation for this current fixation seems to lie in the contrary phenomenon—unhappiness. Despite the fact that we have tremendous access to every imaginable form of entertainment, we experience a pervading sense of insecurity, emptiness, and malaise amid sporadic peak experiences. The problem seems to lie less in the external environment than in the internal one. We seem, in the words of Viktor Frankl, to be suffering from an absence of meaning that pervades both individuals and societies, giving rise to a collective emptiness, loneliness, and alienation. Finding True Happiness attempts to provide a way out of this personal and cultural vacuum by helping people to identify and then reach for happiness. As Aristotle noted 2,400 years ago, happiness is the one thing we can choose for its own sake—everything else is chosen for the sake of happiness. After an exhaustive investigation of philosophical, psychological, and theological systems of happiness, author Fr. Spitzer developed the “Four Levels of Happiness”, which he based on the classical thinkers Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and Aquinas; the contemporary philosophers Marcel, Scheler, Buber, Ricoeur, and Jaspers; and the modern psychologists Maslow, Frankl, Erikson, Seligman, Kohlberg and Gilligan. Finding True Happiness is both a philosophical itinerary and a practical guidebook for life’s most important journey—from the mundane and the meaningless to transcendent fulfillment No other book currently available combines such breadth of practical advice and such depth of philosophical, psychological, and spiritual wisdom.

Mahamudra and Related Instructions

Mahamudra and Related Instructions
Core Teachings of the Kagyu Schools

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2010-05-10
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN : 0861719298
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism began in the eleventh century with such renowned figures as Marpa and Milarepa, and its seminal meditative traditions are Mahamudra and the six Dharmas of Naropa. Mahamudra teachings focus on the cultivation of profound insight into the nature of the mind. The Mahamudra texts in this volume include a lucid work by the celebrated master Tsele Natsok Rangdrol and works by the twelfth-century master Shang Rinpoche, the great Third Karmapa, the Eighth Tai Situ, and Drukpa Pema Karpo. The volume also contains an inspirational work by Gampopa, the Drigung Kagyu root text, The Single Viewpoint, the Sixth Shamarpa's guide to the six Dharmas of Naropa, and finally an overview of tantric practice by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal, author of the famous Moonlight of Mahamudra. The texts in this volume were selected by the preeminent scholar of the Kagyu school, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche.

Healthy Happy Sexy

Healthy Happy Sexy
Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women

by Katie Silcox

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2015-01-13
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1476757380
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A hip, sensual Ayurveda bible for the modern woman, this life-changing guide distills ancient teachings into a spirit-infused yet pragmatic approach to your physical, mental, and spiritual health. Teacher and yoga instructor Katie Silcox is a leading expert on Ayurveda. She knows that bringing ancient wisdom into our modern lives does not mean sacrificing the occasional rendezvous with red wine, fashion magazines, and other sensual pleasures. In Healthy Happy Sexy, Katie offers not only a philosophy of life but a time-tested (we’re talking thousands of years!) method for living your most radiant, healthy, and sexually vital life possible. Covering everything from how to get the perfect poo to glowing skin to deeper sexual fulfillment, here is a complete guide to women’s health. It offers evocative questions, journaling exercises, simple but deep meditations, and natural recipes and remedies for common health and beauty needs. By engaging in these lifestyle choices, you will experience ancient practices that resonate with the way we live our lives now. Combining Ayurvedic wisdom with practical tools and her lively, playful, and down-to-earth voice, Katie provides a method to heal, entertain, inspire, and remind you that you are one sexy goddess.

The Art of War

The Art of War
Complete Texts and Commentaries

by Sun Tzu

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2005-01-11
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780834827301
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sun Tzu's Art of War, compiled more than two thousand years ago, is a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict. It is perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world today. Now, this unique volume brings together the essential versions of Sun Tzu's text, along with illuminating commentaries and auxiliary texts written by distinguished strategists. The translations, by the renowned translator Thomas Cleary, have all been published previously in book form, except for The Silver Sparrow Art of War, which is available here for the first time. This collection contains: The Art of War: This edition of Sun Tzu's text includes the classic collection of commentaries by eleven interpreters. Mastering the Art of War: Consisting of essays by two prominent statesmen-generals of Han dynasty China, Zhuge Liang and Liu Ji, this book develops the strategies of Sun Tzu's classic into a complete handbook of organization and leadership. It draws on episodes from Chinese history to show in concrete terms the proper use of Sun Tzu's principles. The Silver Sparrow Art of War: A version of Sun Tzu's Art of War based on a manuscript of the classic text discovered at a Chinese archeological site in China's Shandong Province in 1972, which contains previously unknown fragments. Note: The electronic edition of this book does not contain The Lost Art of War, as seen in the paperback edition.

The Sufi Message Volume 7

The Sufi Message Volume 7
In An Eastern Rose Garden

by Hazrat Inayat Khan

  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN : 8120806662
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"How the words 'love', 'harmony' and 'beauty' delight the heart of everyone who hears them" is the opening sentence of this volume. The author, Hazrat Sufi Inayat Khan, has labelled his message as the Sufi message of Love, Harmony and Beauty, because in the present world these qualities seem to be underrated if not neglected altogether. Moreover, spirituality cannot exist without these. The first prerequisite, however, even to experience the delight he mentions above, is an open heart. This book aims at awakening and developing this heart quality, and preparing the reader to be able to face the world's hardships, yet fostering a sympathizing warmth for our fellowmen. It covers a marvellous variety of subjects which turn out to be strongly interrelated. In a smooth and unassuming manner, the author creates an integrated view of life within and without. He has created a beautiful system of thought and feeling without running into the risks of straightforwardness, simplicity and rigour. Yet his views tend to strike you for their very simplicity, inspired and inspiring as they are.

40 Questions About Roman Catholicism

40 Questions About Roman Catholicism
A Book

by Gregg R. Allison

  • Publisher : Kregel Publications
  • Release : 2021-09-28
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 082544716X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Straightforward answers about Roman Catholicism for a Protestant audience The Roman Catholic faith is one of the world's most widespread religious traditions, yet the unique aspects of Roman Catholicism elicit perennial questions from adherents and outsiders alike. Such questions tend to fall into three major categories: historical backgrounds, theological matters, and personal relationships. Using Catholic Church documents and the writings of Catholic scholars, Baptist systematic theologian Gregg R. Allison distills the teachings of Catholicism around forty common questions about Catholic foundations, beliefs, and practices. The accessible question-and-answer format guides readers to the areas of interest, including: Where do Roman Catholic and Protestant beliefs differ? What happens during a Roman Catholic Mass? How does Roman Catholicism understand the biblical teaching about Mary? Who are the saints and what is their role? How can my Roman Catholic loved ones and I talk about the gospel? 40 Questions About Roman Catholicism explores theology and practice, doctrine and liturgy, sacraments and Mariology, contributions and scandals, and many other things, clarifying both real and perceived differences and similarities with other Christian traditions.

The Poison of Angels

The Poison of Angels
A Book

by Thomas Martin

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2005-01-01
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN : 1413471900
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The messages in this book speak out loud and clear to our day in no uncertain terms, for the worldly conditions that are within the church, and the chaos that surrounds her from all sides. And these conditions are eroding the very roots of the church to the point where she must hear from God a resounding clarion call for a return to the Biblical standard of Christian life, and the God ordained plan of true redemption and true revival. The messages in this book are designed (when followed) to revive the cold Christian, and to reclaim the backslider, and to help all to see how simple it is to follow Christ and obey Him. The messages in this book will also help you to live a life of healthy faith and a healthy body. Before you attempt to read this book, be prepared to hear things that you have never heard before, and to see light that you have never seen before. The treasures in this book can change your life for the good of those around you and for the good of your future. May God bless the reading of this book to your soul.

Mastering the Art of War

Mastering the Art of War
A Book

by Liang Zhuge,Ji Liu

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN : 1590302648
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Composed by two prominent statesmen-generals of classical China, this book develops the strategies of Sun Tzu's classic, The Art of War , into a complete handbook of organization and leadership. The great leaders of ancient China who were trained in Sun Tzu's principles understood how war is waged successfully, both materially and mentally, and how victory and defeat follow clear social, psychological, and environmental laws. Drawing on episodes from the panorama of Chinese history, Mastering the Art of War presents practical summaries of these essential laws along with tales of conflict and strategy that show in concrete terms the proper use of Sun Tzu's principles. The book also examines the social and psychological aspects of organization and crisis management. The translator's introduction surveys the Chinese philosophies of war and conflict and explores in depth the parallels between The Art of War and the oldest handbook of strategic living, the I Ching (Book of Changes).

The Ontology of Man

The Ontology of Man
A Book

by Frank Marcello Antonetti

  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release : 2014-11-06
  • Pages : 51
  • ISBN : 1312626275
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The book is the study of man in his 5 element of earth, water, fire, air, and spirit. The book is alchemical study of self growth

The Karmic Rewind

The Karmic Rewind
Rewind Revive Re-Live

by Atam Dhillon

  • Publisher : Atam Dhillon
  • Release : 2011-12-29
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Book to help you REWIND, REVIVE & RE-LIVE Learn about Uncommon Common Sense Learn about new Concept of Future Probablility Sphere FPS Understand Karma & The Karmic Rewind Change Your Karma to live an Abundant Life. So you can make the change get Motivation with Time for Four Changes