By The River Piedra I Sat Down And Wept

Author: Paulo Coelho
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061859953
Size: 23.59 MB
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From Paulo Coelho, author of the international bestseller The Alchemist, comes a poignant, richly poetic story that reflects the depth of love and life. Rarely does adolescent love reach its full potential, but what happens when two young lovers reunite after eleven years? Time has transformed Pilar into a strong and independent woman, while her devoted childhood friend has grown into a handsome and charismatic spiritual leader. She has learned well how to bury her feelings . . . and he has turned to religion as a refuge from his raging inner conflicts. Now they are together once again, embarking on a journey fraught with difficulties, as long-buried demons of blame and resentment resurface after more than a decade. But in a small village in the French Pyrenees, by the waters of the River Piedra, a most special relationship will be reexamined in the dazzling light of some of life's biggest questions.

Pearls Of Wisdom

Author: Mamutty Chola
ISBN: 9388930347
Size: 11.64 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The book — Pearls of wisdom presents a historical and panoramic view of human civilization. It is a compilation of quotes /sayings of prophets, philosophers, thinkers, poets, emperors, politicians and business tycoons; on various aspects of human lives; be it religions, ethics, morals, business, principles of governance, evolution of science and technology, besides quotes on Nature, Earth, Soul, Love, Beauty, Human Minds, Human Hearts, and Eyes. There are quotes about the qualities of animals; like Dog, Horse, Lion and their influence on human lives. There are in all 26 sections chapters as reflected in the Index. On perusal of these quotes following facts emerge: 1) The human race loves to live in peace. The religions, though was intended to achieve peace in society, have unfortunately been one of the main reasons for wars, crimes, destruction, and genocides because of the intolerance among the believers since faith is blind. Rationality had been and is the first casualty. 2) All the religions are the gifts of the East. The gifts of the west are communism and Atheism. 3) Things once considered as blasphemies have come to be accepted as truth. The example of Galileo Galilei is remarkable. 5)The governing principles have been evolutionary. There can never be a uniformed pattern of governance as peoples differ in their thinking and beliefs for that reasons there have been clashes of civilization down the ages. 6)The exploration of our solar systems is the result of endless and insatiable urge in man to unravel nature. The achievements of science and technology belong to the whole of humanity. I have tried to present a snapshot profile of March of human civilization through the voices of the great minds ever walked on mother earth. This compilation will serve as ready reckoner

Nine Simple Laws To Create Joy And Grace

Author: Sue Hanks Singleton
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475978871
Size: 11.52 MB
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Sue Hanks Singleton’s near-death experience provided her with an invaluable vision about the big picture and how the universe works. In Nine Simple Laws to Create Joy and Grace, she shares a treasure trove of wisdom on reclaiming and using the spiritual underpinnings of the universal laws to create a more conscious, fulfilled, and dynamic life. Sue and her husband and coauthor, Aaron L. Singleton, reveal which universal laws are the architects with blueprints; which laws are the reliable builders and carpenters who carry out the architectural plans; and which laws provide the infrastructure, much like electricians and plumbers, to build your path to happiness. With a chapter dedicated to each law, this guide includes descriptions, examples, quotations, and artwork. This is followed by exercises to enhance your understanding of the law and to practice it on your own, a daily affirmation for each law to help you focus, and Stone PlayTM Crystal Layouts for each law. Intentionally written with many layers of understanding, Nine Simple Laws to Create Joy and Grace helps you discover the timeless and joyful wisdom of living in cooperation with the heightened awareness of the nine universal laws. Learn to begin anew and to manifest joy and grace in your life.

Mind Your Business

Author: Toine Knipping
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 9781452554952
Size: 41.62 MB
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“Toine Knipping has taken to heart the statement, ‘One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure that it is worth watching.’ In a very engaging, lucid style, he draws the reader not only into his philosophy of entrepreneurship but also explains how to live a well-rounded life. This is a book full of wisdom—highly recommended to anyone interested in acquiring a deeper understanding of the inner theatre of the entrepreneur.” —Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries, Clinical Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change, The Raoul de Vitry d’Avaucourt Chaired Professor of Leadership Development “While you may or may not agree with everything Toine Knipping says, one thing is for sure: he is an inspiration to all entrepreneurs. Mind Your Business is a practical and necessary read for anyone who wants to succeed in business.” —Chip Conley, Founder of Joie de Vivre Hotels and author of PEAK and Emotional Equations “Mind Your Business is a rare book that combines eminently practical and valuable advice for would-be entrepreneurs with wise reflections that imbue the whole activity with a larger purpose. Toine Knipping is a hugely successful entrepreneur who has valuable observations not only about business but also about the business of life. Mind Your Business should not only be read by budding entrepreneurs but by everyone who is involved in business life and is struggling to give this life more meaning.” —Sudhir Kakar, World-renowned Psychoanalyst and Author of numerous books including The Inner World

Around India In 80 Trains

Author: Monisha Rajesh
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1857889487
Size: 29.39 MB
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'Crackles and sparks with life like an exploding box of Diwali fireworks' -William Dalrymple 'One can only envy Monisha Rajesh as she embarks on this epic journey' -Tim Parks When she was a child, Monisha Rajesh's family uprooted to Madras in the hope of making India their home, but soon returned to England with a bitter taste in their mouths. Two decades on, Monisha turns to a map of the Indian Railways and takes a page out of Jules Verne's classic tale, embarking on an adventure around India in 80 trains, covering 40,000km - the circumference of the Earth. Her journey takes her on toy trains, luxury trains, Mumbai's infamous commuter trains and even a hospital on wheels. Along the way she meets a kaleidoscope of characters and discovers why the railways are considered the lifeline that keeps the country's heart beating. Most of all, she hopes that these 80 train journeys will lift the veil on a country that has become a stranger to her.