• Explores the lifestyle of indigenous peoples of the world who exist in complete harmony with the natural world and with each other. • Reveals a model of a society built on trust, patience, and joy rather than anxiety, hurry, and acquisition. • Shows how we can reconnect with the ancient intuitive awareness of the world's original people. Deep in the mountainous jungle of Malaysia the aboriginal Sng'oi exist on the edge of extinction, though their way of living may ultimately be the kind of existence that will allow us all to survive. The Sng'oi--pre-industrial, pre-agricultural, semi-nomadic--live without cars or cell phones, without clocks or schedules in a lush green place where worry and hurry, competition and suspicion are not known. Yet these indigenous people--as do many other aboriginal groups--possess an acute and uncanny sense of the energies, emotions, and intentions of their place and the living beings who populate it, and trustingly follow this intuition, using it to make decisions about their actions each day. Psychologist Robert Wolff lived with the Sng'oi, learned their language, shared their food, slept in their huts, and came to love and admire these people who respect silence, trust time to reveal and heal, and live entirely in the present with a sense of joy. Even more, he came to recognize the depth of our alienation from these basic qualities of life. Much more than a document of a disappearing people, Original Wisdom: Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing holds a mirror to our own existence, allowing us to see how far we have wandered from the ways of the intuitive and trusting Sng'oi, and challenges us, in our fragmented world, to rediscover this humanity within ourselves.
Fifty-two stories about the large themes of life, nature and faith. Positive and life-affirming, 52 Original Wisdom Stories follows the liturgical year and is an ideal resource for public worship. Sid and Rosie are an older married couple, with several children and grandchildren. Through a series of short, engaging narratives, we learn about their faith, their feelings for one another, their hopes and dreams, and their perception of how God speaks to them through the events of their lives. Each story stands on its own; their sequence follows the rhythm of the church's year from Advent through Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, and Harvest Thanksgiving. With an open tone of wonder and reflection, author Penelope Wilcock explores the ordinary and extraordinary topics of daily life: falling in love, marriage, birth, education, illness, woodlands, farming, meeting adversity, hospitality, home-making, work. This beautiful hardback is ideal for personal reflection and growth and as a refreshing resource for church and small group discussions.
In this book and (and accompanying audio book) you will discover the unlimited and transformative power of wisdom confessions and declarations. What Has Wisdom Got to do with it? - 365 Daily Wisdom Confessions and Declarations is a valuable tool for all wisdom lovers and seekers and those desirous of starting their day with daily doses and shots of wisdom confessions and declarations. In What Has Wisdom Got to do with it? - 365 Daily Wisdom Confessions and Declarations Dr. Jasmine Renner offers a practical approach to wisdom confessions and declarations based on a collection of well-established principles that are life giving. This book and (accompanying audio book) details lasting, unchanging, time-proven, solid and permanent principles that have stood the test of time. It explores the vision of cultivating a year -round system of renewal and positioning of your mind to think thoughts of wisdom. The book and accompanying audio book's focus is on making accessible to individuals of all backgrounds, races and geographical regions the timeless truth that has been have used for centuries. This book and accompanying audio book: 1.Outlines daily wisdom confessions, declarations and affirmations based on time-tested principles from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. 2. Provides a synopsis about significant truths about wisdom that would startle you 3. Talks about "original wisdom" and the source of true original wisdom outlines the role of diligent hearing in the pursuit of wisdom and the essential place of wisdom. 4. Includes, Biblical Wisdom Quotes, General Wisdom Quotes and most important wisdom quotes from the Diary of Dr. Jasmine Renner 5.Also provides a wisdom application diary and workbook that will be of tremendous benefit to seekers and lovers of wisdom. The main thrust and foundation of the confessions, declarations and affirmations is based on Godly and skillful wisdom.
Release on 2010-02-09 | by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso
Analytical Meditation, Songs of Yogic Joy, and Prayers of Aspiration
Author: Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso
Pubpsher: Shambhala Publications
Tibetan Buddhist master Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso is known for his joyful songs of realization and his spontaneous and skillful teaching style. In this book he explains how to gain clarity, peace, and wisdom through step-by-step analysis and meditation on the true nature of reality. He also introduces readers to the joy and profundity of yogic song, and reveals the power of aspiration prayers to inspire, transform, and brighten our hearts. To learn more about the author, visit his website at www.ktgrinpoche.org.
"No words can explain enlightenment," says the seventh-century Zen classic Xin Ming, or "Song of Mind," yet, paradoxically, this poem is a masterpiece of expressing the inexpressible. In his commentary on it, Chan Master Sheng Yen takes a practical approach, opening up the language of the Xin Ming to show students how to approach meditation, how to deal with problems that arise in their spiritual practice, and how to accomplish the imperative task of integrating this practice into every aspect of one's life. "True understanding comes only with direct experience," according to Master Sheng Yen. "These lectures, the Buddhist sutras, songs, poems, and commentaries are useful only insofar as they encourage you to practice and incorporate the Dharma [teachings] into your daily life." The book takes the form of a week-long retreat with Master Sheng Yen, with each chapter in the form of an evening talk given on a particular section of the "Song of Mind" text—giving this book a far more intimate and accessible feel than most commentaries on Zen texts and creating a feeling of being right there with the master as he brings the text to life.
Have your been told that you looked pretty, handsome, beautiful or smart? How did it make you feel? Did you smile or said a 'Thank You?' Now, imagine if people told you that you were a good human, a great parent or an intelligent individual. Would it make you happy? Would you strive to become better? Kindness in words truly spreads like a delicate scent. Words can mould your children into successful, happy beings and appreciation can bring world to your feet. In his new masterpiece, Arun Malik, the master motivator shares his reflections on appreciation, parenting and general ideas on family, social circle and relationships. This book is all about cherishing your loved ones and being grateful.
Now in its 7th printing since republication in 1997, the Sefer Yetzirah has established itself as a primary source for all serious students of Kabbalah. Rabbi Kaplan's translation of this oldest and most mysterious of all Kabbalistic texts provides a unique perspective on the meditative and magical aspects of Kabbalah. He expounds on the dynamics of the spiritual domain, the worlds of Sefirot, souls and angels. This translation is based on Gra version of the Sefer Yetzirah and includes the author's extraordinary commentary on all its mystical aspects including kabbalistic astrology, Ezekiel's vision and the 231 gates. Also included are three alternative versions to make this volume the most complete work on the Sefer Yetzirah available in English.
The brand new self-help book that is the ultimate in being pro-human - the ultimate in humanism(!) - with the new subject-theme of "Be good, be neutral ... but don't be bad". With brand new “How To Be ... ” subject-lessons: Supreme Super Power: The Secret Ultimate Power [ The Most Powerful New Human Subject-Lessons For Greatness, Fame, Fortune, And Power ] ( Created By And Given By John Rosario / Rex Supreme ) [p. 374] Super-Human: How To Become A Super Human(-Being) [ Become The Super-Human Version Of Yourself ] [p. 538] Human-God: How To Become Your Own God (A Self-God) [p. 558] Human-God: How To Be A Human-God (A Demi-God) [p. 566] Billionaire: How To Become A Billionaire (Become Billionaire-Rich, Famous & Powerful) [p. 586] THAT'S RIGHT! LEARN HOW TO BECOME A BILLIONAIRE! It’s humankind reformed, perfected and made superior (to its previous, regular self)!