By Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi turned well-known because the chief of the Indian independence circulation, yet he known as himself “a guy of God disguised as a politician.” The strategy to God demonstrates his enduring value as a religious chief whose principles supply perception and solace to seekers of each perform and persuasion. accumulating lots of his most vital writings, the publication explores the deep spiritual roots of Gandhi’s worldly accomplishments and reveals—in his personal words—his highbrow, ethical, and religious ways to the divine. First released in India in 1971, the publication relies on Gandhi’s lifetime experiments with fact and divulges the guts of his teachings. Gandhi’s aphoristic energy, his skill to sum up complicated principles in a couple of authoritative strokes, shines via those pages. person chapters hide such subject matters as ethical self-discipline, religious perform, religious adventure, and lots more and plenty extra. Gandhi’s guiding rules of selflessness, humility, provider, lively but nonviolent resistance, and vegetarianism make his writings as well timed this day as whilst those writings first seemed. A foreword by way of Gandhi’s grandson Arun and an creation through Michael Nagler upload priceless context.
By Kirk Packwood
This exceptional paintings possesses the very actual hazard of being hailed as probably the most profound underground books at the magical arts ever written. by no means earlier than has the occult nature of society, the foundation Social Matrix, been mentioned. additionally, the paradigm-shattering declare is made that this booklet includes the foundational framework underlying a radical comprehension of the potential wherein the very textile of truth might be manipulated via easy creative thoughts in line with memetic symbology. the traditional knowledge of the pagan sorcerers is mixed with glossy medical social idea by means of a cultural anthropologist, leading to a brand new age of magic the place fact itself turns into mutable.
By Thich Nhat Hanh
The key to happiness is to recognize and remodel discomfort, to not run clear of it. In No dust, No Lotus, Thich Nhat Hanh bargains practices and proposal for remodeling ache and discovering actual pleasure. Thich Nhat Hanh recognizes that simply because affliction can consider so undesirable, we strive to run clear of it or hide it up by way of eating. we discover whatever to consume or activate the tv. yet except we’re in a position to face our affliction, we can’t be current and to be had to lifestyles, and happiness will proceed to elude us. Nhat Hanh stocks how the practices of forestalling, aware respiring, and deep focus can generate the strength of mindfulness inside our day-by-day lives. With that power, we will include soreness and calm it down, immediately bringing a degree of freedom and a clearer brain. No dust, No Lotus introduces how you can be in contact with ache with out being crushed by way of it. together with his signature readability and experience of pleasure, Thich Nhat Hanh is helping us realize the wonders inside of us and round us that we have a tendency to take without any consideration and teaches us the artwork of happiness.
By Charles Michael Byrd
"“Beyond Race: The Bhagavad-gita in Black and White” is an crucial relief for somebody trying to go beyond America’s oppressive race-consciousness. each one component to past Race is shaped after the eighteen chapters of the Bhagavad-gita, the essence of India’s Vedic knowledge and one of many nice non secular and philosophical classics of the realm.
Along with synopses of every Gita bankruptcy, past Race contains observation culled from Mr. Byrd’s 1995-2001 Interracial Voice editorials. in the course of or after every one chapter’s “race” statement, is incorporated a particular Gita verse for the aim of increasing on that observation from the Vedic standpoint.
By Malcolm Goldsmith
In understanding Me, realizing God, Malcolm Goldsmith presents an easy-to-follow advent to the Myers-Briggs style Indicator because it relates to the non secular existence. the guts of this ebook is a spirituality questionnaire and its interpretation in connection to spirituality. The purpose of the publication is to discover ways that folks may possibly most sensible open their hearts and minds to God.
Knowing Me, realizing God is a priceless source for retreat leaders, worship committee individuals, non secular administrators, prayer workforce participants, and others who're trying to find fabric that support them specialise in the wishes in their community.
The spirituality questionnaire is designed for private finishing touch as an essential component of the full ebook. it may, although, be utilized in small teams to stimulate dialogue.
By Donald S. Lopez, Jr.
The Tibetan e-book of the lifeless is the main well-known Buddhist textual content within the West, having offered greater than 1000000 copies because it was once first released in English in 1927. Carl Jung wrote a observation on it, Timothy Leary redesigned it as a guidebook for an acid journey, and the Beatles quoted Leary's model of their track "Tomorrow by no means Knows." extra lately, the e-book has been followed by way of the hospice circulation, enshrined by means of Penguin Classics, and made into an audiobook learn by means of Richard Gere. but, as acclaimed author and student of Buddhism Donald Lopez writes, "The Tibetan ebook of the useless isn't Tibetan, it isn't quite a e-book, and it's not particularly approximately death." during this compelling creation and brief heritage, Lopez tells the unusual tale of the way a comparatively imprecise and malleable number of Buddhist texts of doubtful beginning got here to be so revered--and so misunderstood--in the West.
The imperative personality during this tale is Walter Evans-Wentz (1878-1965), an eccentric pupil and religious seeker from Trenton, New Jersey, who, regardless of now not understanding the Tibetan language and not traveling the rustic, crafted and named The Tibetan publication of the lifeless. in reality, Lopez argues, Evans-Wentz's booklet is way extra American than Tibetan, owing a better debt to Theosophy and Madame Blavatsky than to the lamas of the Land of Snows. certainly, Lopez means that the book's perennial charm stems not just from its origins in magical and mysterious Tibet, but additionally from the way in which Evans-Wentz translated the textual content into the language of a really American spirituality.
By Ruth A. Tucker
Ruth Tucker recounts a harrowing tale of abuse by the hands of her husband—a well-educated, captivating preacher no less—in desire that her tale may support different girls stuck in a cycle of household violence and supply a balanced biblical method of counter such abuse for pastors and counselors.
Weaving jointly her stunning tale, tales of different girls, and robust tales of husbands who really have established Christ’s like to their other halves, with mirrored image on biblical, theological, old, and modern concerns surrounding family violence, she makes a compelling case for mutuality in marriage and is helping men and women develop into extra conscious of power risks in a doctrine of male headship.
By Melvin McLeod, Editors of Shambhala Sun
An eclectic and thought-provoking selection of Buddhist and Buddhist-inspired writings on a variety of matters released in North the United States in the course of 2012.
The assortment comprises writings by way of Pema Chödrön, Thich Nhat Hanh, Joseph Goldstein, Natalie Goldberg, Sylvia Boorstein, Dzongsar Khyentse, Sakyong Mipham, Norman Fischer, Philip Moffitt, Karen Miller, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Kay Larson, and Lodro Rinzler, between others. chosen by way of the editors of the Shambhala solar, North America's major Buddhist-inspired journal, this anthology deals an exciting mixture of writing kinds and displays on quite a lot of concerns from a Buddhist perspective.
By Jiddu Krishnamurti
Krishnamurti is a number one religious instructor of our century. within the First and final Freedom he cuts away symbols and fake institutions within the look for natural fact and excellent freedom. via discussions on ache, worry, gossip, intercourse and different subject matters, Krishnamurti's quest turns into the readers, an venture of large importance.