White Fire

Author: Mooji
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1684030609
Size: 67.99 MB
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Most of us are eventually compelled to search for meaning and fulfillment amidst the increasing busyness, isolation, and uncertainty of daily life. When our outer pursuits have failed to bring lasting contentment, it is our great fortune that we are inspired to turn inward. If you have found yourself on the quest for true Self-discovery and realization, the wisdom and power of White Fire will illumine your way and help you see clearly, thereby ending suffering and unveiling the happiness and everlasting peace that is our natural and effortless state. White Fire is 800 gleaming sparks of wisdom from world-renowned Advaita Zen master Mooji’s essential spiritual teachings. Mooji’s approach is direct and immediate, combining deep spiritual wisdom with revealing self-inquiry. Each one of the quotes and sayings in this brilliant collection has the power to ignite a burning flame within your heart, clear away confusion and doubt, and reveal your true nature as perfect and timeless Being. Divided into five sections, and replete with color photos and Mooji’s mystical ink drawings, White Fire is an unsparing light for complete Self-realization. In Mooji’s own words, “Only when the ego is slain by the white fire of pure seeing will the light be set free—the light that illumines the whole world.”

Ending The Search

Author: Dorothy S. Hunt
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 1683640640
Size: 13.22 MB
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What is life when seeking ends? Just what is, nothing more or less— an ordinary person doing ordinary things, not wishing to be more or less, content to simply be herSelf. —Dorothy Hunt, Only This Do you ever feel as if your spiritual search is getting you nowhere? That despite sincere intention and effort, you’re reaping frustration instead of fruit? In Ending the Search, Dorothy Hunt unravels a dilemma that has vexed countless people on a spiritual path. “You may have tried all manner of practices, meditation, guru shopping, chanting, prayer, and still you have not attained your heart’s desire,” she writes. “This book is about the ego’s spiritual ambition, its search for its idea of ‘enlightenment,’ its struggles and its eventual fate as seeker becomes the sought.” Ending the Search explores the deep spiritual impulse to awaken and the ways a future-focused mind “co-opts” or veils what is timelessly free, loving, and ever present. Dorothy invites us to follow our longing for truth, love, or enlightenment back to their source—the Heart that is beckoning us beyond separation. While describing and honoring different practices and paths taken in one’s search for Truth, she emphasizes the practice of self-inquiry as taught by Ramana Maharshi. We are invited to search not for an idea of something “out there,” but for the true identity of the seeker, the unnamable Mystery that is compassionately aware, existing right now in each of us. The book also looks at the processes of embodiment and surrender, the need for “ruthless honesty” without self-judgment, and in its concluding section, shares a vision of life lived authentically. “The spiritual search is a call to remember who or what you essentially are,” explains Dorothy Hunt. “What ends the search is actually present from the very beginning, beckoning you to come Home. In truth, you are what you seek, yet you must make the discovery for yourself.” This is your invitation, with Ending the Search. Highlights: • The nature of spiritual ambition • When practice becomes problematic • How the thinking mind separates us from the moment • Silence and stillness, our greatest teachers • Ego and the trance of separation • The human heart as a doorway to the infinite • The freedom of Presence • The price of Realization • Gurus, spiritual teachers, and charlatans • Undoing core egoic beliefs • Resting the mind in the Heart of Awareness

The New Black Sociologists

Author: Marcus A. Hunter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429018053
Size: 63.23 MB
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The New Black Sociologists follows in the footsteps of 1974’s pioneering text Black Sociologists: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, by tracing the organization of its forbearer in key thematic ways. This new collection of essays revisit the legacies of significant Black scholars including James E. Blackwell, William Julius Wilson, Joyce Ladner, and Mary Pattillo, but also extends coverage to include overlooked figures like Audre Lorde, Ida B. Wells, James Baldwin and August Wilson - whose lives and work have inspired new generations of Black sociologists on contemporary issues of racial segregation, feminism, religiosity, class, inequality and urban studies.

Desperately Seeking Self Improvement

Author: Carl Cederström and André Spicerm
Publisher: OR Books
ISBN: 1682191036
Size: 40.81 MB
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In these pages, the authors of the widely-acclaimed The Wellness Syndrome throw themselves headlong into the world of self-optimization, a burgeoning movement that seeks to transcend the limits placed on us by being merely human, whether the feebleness of our bodies or our mental incapacities. Cederström and Spicer, though willing guinea pigs in an extraordinary (and sometimes downright dangerous) range of techniques and technologies, had hitherto undertaken little by way of self-improvement. They had rarely seen the inside of a gym, let alone utilized apps that deliver electric shocks in pursuit of improved concentration. But, in the course of a year spent researching this book, they wore head-bands designed to optimize meditation, attempted to boost their memory through learning associative techniques (and failed to be admitted to MENSA), trained for weightlifting competitions, wrote what they (still) hope might become a bestselling Scandinavian detective story, enrolled in motivational seminars and tantra sex workshops, attended new-age retreats and man-camps, underwent plastic surgery, and experimented with vibrators and productivity drugs. André even addressed a London subway car whilst (nearly) naked in an attempt to boost attention. Somewhat surprisingly, the two young professors survived this year of rigorous research. Further, they have drawn deeply on it to produce a hilarious and eye-opening book. Written in the form of two parallel diaries, Desperately Seeking Self-Improvement provides a biting analysis of the narcissism and individual competitiveness that increasingly pervades a culture in which social solutions are receding and individual self-improvement is the only option left.