Category Archives: Spirituality

The Hermetic Deleuze: Philosophy and Spiritual Ordeal (New Slant: Religion, Politics, Ontology)

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In his writing, Gilles Deleuze drew on an unlimited array of resource fabric, from philosophy and psychoanalysis to technological know-how and paintings. but students have mostly ignored one of many highbrow currents underlying his paintings: Western esotericism, in particular the lineage of airtight concept that extends from overdue Antiquity into the Renaissance throughout the paintings of figures resembling Iamblichus, Nicholas of Cusa, Pico della Mirandola, and Giordano Bruno. during this e-book, Joshua Ramey examines the level to which Deleuze's ethics, metaphysics, and politics have been trained by way of, and will merely be totally understood via, this airtight tradition.

Identifying key airtight moments in Deleuze's idea, together with his theories of paintings, subjectivity, and immanence, Ramey argues that the philosopher's paintings represents one of those modern hermeticism, a constant test in unifying idea and have an effect on, percept and thought, and brain and nature so that it will engender new kin among wisdom, energy, and wish. by way of uncovering and clarifying the airtight strand in Deleuze's paintings, Ramey bargains either a brand new interpretation of Deleuze, relatively his insistence that the improvement of concept calls for a religious ordeal, and a framework for retrieving the pre-Kantian paradigm of philosophy as non secular practice.

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True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart

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By Thich Nhat Hanh

Love will not be what we expect it's. all of us search the happiness that comes from loving and being enjoyed, but we regularly locate ourselves disappointed in our relations and not able to understand the reason. Thich Nhat Hanh the following exhibits how to triumph over our recurrent stumbling blocks to love—by studying to keep in mind, open, and current with ourselves and others. As he explains, “training is required which will love adequately; and with the intention to supply happiness and pleasure, you want to perform deep having a look directed towards the individual you're keen on. simply because in the event you do not realize this individual, you can't love effectively. knowing is the essence of love.”

This crucial consultant to loving additionally introduces the 4 key features of affection defined within the Buddhist tradition—loving-kindness, compassion, pleasure, and freedom—and describes many easy and direct ways that we will be able to perform genuine love in our daily lives.

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L'inespéré

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By Jean-Philippe Salabreuil

"Demandes-tu ce qu'est l'Inespéré ? C'est l'étrange équivoque du don sans le mérite et de l. a. faute sans vouloir.

Et le Maître de l. a. Vie existe ! Mais pourquoi, demandes-tu, a-t-il permis l'Inespéré ? Parce que sont aussi les êtres, mais ne peuvent poursuivre qu'en l'intervalle où los angeles grâce et los angeles culpabilité les dépassent. Telles sont les justifications de l'Inespéré"

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Lessons My Father Taught Me: The Strength, Integrity, and Faith of Ronald Reagan

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"I be aware of in my center that guy is sweet. That what's correct will consistently finally triumph. and there is objective 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 pass over his father, and what his presidency intended to them. In a global the place position types are few and much among, Ronald Reagan’s legacy stands strong.

In Lessons My Father Taught Me, Michael Reagan appears again over his years together with his father and displays on what he has discovered from the best guy he has ever known—and one of many maximum males the area has known.

When Michael used to be starting to be up, his father may force him out to his ranch. There Ronald Reagan taught Michael how one can experience a horse, the right way to shoot a gun, and masses extra. As they drove jointly or did chores jointly, Michael’s father advised him tales and taught him approximately lifestyles, love, relatives, religion, luck, and management. Michael didn’t totally take pleasure 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 book.

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L'acceptation profonde : Dire oui à la vie... et se transformer

| March 26, 2017 | admin | 0

By Jeff Foster

Pour ne plus souffrir, il faut vivre en totale intimité avec l. a. vie elle-même et accepter tout ce qui apparaît au sein de nos expériences. los angeles liberté authentique ne se trouve pas en fuyant le présent mais en plongeant sans peur et sans réserve dans ses profondeurs cachées. Jeff Foster nous montre ici de manière basic et touchante, dans trois domaines concrets : los angeles souffrance, l. a. relation aux autres, les addictions, remark ne pas s'identifier à nos problèmes, à notre histoire personnelle, à notre ego. Il nous donne des conseils précis pour réconcilier les opposés, nous ramener dans le courant de los angeles vie et dénouer les crises. Jeff Foster démontre que l'éveil spirituel consiste à dire oui profondément, totalement, à los angeles vie.

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The Soul of Christianity: Restoring the Great Tradition (Plus)

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By Huston Smith

"I have attempted to explain a Christianity that's totally appropriate with every thing we now be aware of, and to point why Christians suppose privileged to offer their lives to it."
—Huston Smith

In his such a lot own and passionate ebook at the religious lifestyles, popular writer, student, and instructor of worldwide religions Huston Smith turns to his personal life-long faith, Christianity. With tales and private anecdotes, Smith not just provides the fundamental ideals and crucial teachings of Christianity, yet argues why non secular trust issues in present day secular world.

Though there's a wide selection of latest interpretations of Christianity—some of them conflicting—Smith cuts via those to explain Christianity's "Great Tradition," the typical religion of the 1st millennium of believers, that is the trunk of the tree from which Christianity's many branches, twigs, and leaves have grown. this isn't the exclusivist Christianity of strict fundamentalists, nor the liberal, watered-down Christianity practiced by way of many modern churchgoers. In exposing biblical literalism as unworkable in addition to enumerating the blunders of recent secularists, Smith provides the very soul of a true and substantive religion, one nonetheless suitable and value believing in.

Smith rails opposed to the hijacked Christianity of politicians who take advantage of it for his or her personal wishes. He decries the workout of industrial that widens the distance among wealthy and negative, and fears schooling has misplaced its feel of course. For Smith, the media has develop into a enterprise that sensationalizes information instead of broadening our figuring out, and artwork and track became advertisement and stunning instead of enlightening. Smith reserves his cruelest condemnation, notwithstanding, for secular modernity, which has stemmed from the misreading of science—the mistake of assuming that "absence of proof" of a systematic nature is "evidence of absence." those blunders have all yet banished religion in transcendence and the Divine from mainstream tradition and driven it to the margins.

Though the location is grave, those sleek misapprehensions might be corrected, says Smith, via reexamining the good culture of Christianity's first millennium and reaping the teachings it holds for us this day. This clean exam of the Christian worldview, its background, and its significant branches presents the private, so much actual imaginative and prescient of Christianity—one that's either tolerant and enormous, conventional and relevant.

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The Essential Yoga Sutra: Ancient Wisdom for Your Yoga

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The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is a vintage Sanskrit treatise inclusive of 195 “threads,” or aphorisms, describing the method of liberation via yoga. even supposing little is understood approximately Patanjali (most students estimate that he lived in India circa 200–300 b.c.), his writings have lengthy been famous as an important contribution to the philosophy and perform of yoga. This new, specialist translation of the unique Sanskrit textual content of Patanjali’s best-known paintings offers his seminal rules and techniques in available, plain-language English.

Patanjali equipped the sutra into 4 elements: Samadhi (absorption), Sadhana (practice), Vibhuti (supernatural powers), and Kaivalya (liberation). every one represents a step in breaking freed from our restricted definition of realization and coaching the brain to accomplish oneness with the universe. Geshe Michael Roach, essentially the most revered academics of Tibetan Buddhism in the United States and a well known pupil of Sanskrit, presents authoritative remark on all of the sutras. His notes and explanation are basic and hugely readable, untainted through vague, educational terminology or New Age jargon. the 1st version of the Yoga Sutra to provide a Buddhist viewpoint, this paperback unique might be welcomed through scholars and religious seekers alike.

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The Diamond Approach: An Introduction to the Teachings of A. H. Almaas

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By John Davis

The Diamond technique has been built and taught during the last twenty-five years via Hameed Ali (known mainly via his pen identify, A. H. Almaas), who's well known as a pacesetter within the integration of spirituality and psychology. this can be the 1st publication to introduce the whole spectrum of his teachings to a common viewers.

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Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India (Vintage Departures)

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By William Dalrymple

From the writer of The final Mughal, an enlightening booklet that explores with amazing compassion and expansive perception 9 types of non secular devotion in India today.

In pics of individuals we would another way by no means comprehend William Dalrymple distills his twenty-five years of commute in India to discover the demanding situations confronted by means of practitioners of conventional different types of religion in modern India. for 2 months a yr, a guy in Kerala divides his time among jobs as a jail warden and a well-builder and his calling as an incarnate deity. A temple prostitute watches her daughters die from AIDS after getting into a alternate she regards as a sacred calling. A Jain nun recollects the ache of looking at her closest good friend ritually starve herself to death.

Together, those stories show the resilience of people within the face of the relentless onslaught of modernity, the iconic legacy of culture, and the desire and honor that may be chanced on even within the very unlikely places.

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The Translucent Revolution: How People Just Like You Are Waking Up and Changing the World

| March 26, 2017 | admin | 0

By Arjuna Ardagh

The growing to be phenomenon often called translucence is effecting a gradual but profound revolution in human realization. thousands of individuals from all walks of existence are experiencing a deep swap in information, an event marked via a brand new feel of overall healthiness, and lengthening pleasure in existence, a diminishing of worry — together with worry of loss of life — and a typical impulse to serve the realm in a true approach. The Translucent Revolution describes this awakening and provides readers plentiful possibilities to domesticate and inspire the traits of translucence of their personal lives. Drawing from a hugely convincing physique of facts, observations from pioneers within the box of human recognition, and an unlimited pool of robust tales, the publication explores the consequences of translucence on many facets of up to date western lifestyles, together with own relationships, intercourse, parenting, schooling, psychotherapy, medication, getting older, company, and international politics.

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