The Science of Religion

By Paramahansa Yogananda

2015 Reprint of the 1926 version. complete facsimile of the unique version, now not reproduced with Optical popularity software program. This brief ebook is an elaboration by way of Paramahansa Yogananda of his first speech introducing his philosophy to the US - the ancient speak that brought his teachings to the Western international. He issues out the universality of the world's religions and explains why the solutions to the last word questions of existence lie within the direct own event of a better fact. encompasses a exact dialogue of the clinical foundation of yoga meditation.

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Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy

By Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, David L. Weaver-Zercher

Praise for Amish Grace

"A tale our polarized nation must pay attention: it really is nonetheless grace that saves."—Bill Moyers, Public Affairs Television

"In a global the place repaying evil with evil is sort of moment nature, the Amish remind us there is a larger manner. In simple and lovely prose, Amish Grace recounts the Amish witness and connects it to the guts in their spirituality."—Sister Helen Prejean, writer, lifeless guy Walking

"Faced with the infamous Amish aversion to exposure, reporter after reporter became to the authors...to solution one query: How may perhaps the Nickel Mines Amish so conveniently, so thoroughly, forgive? whereas the textual content offers an in depth account of the tragedy, its good looks lies in its discovery of forgiveness because the crux of Amish tradition. by no means preachy or treacly, it indicates a bigger meditation greater than apt in our time."—Philadelphia Magazine

"This balanced presentation . . .blends heritage, present overview of yankee society, and an exam of what builds neighborhood right into a seamless tale that info the shootings whereas it probes the spiritual ideals that resulted in such speedy forgiving. Recommended." —Library Journal

"Professors Kraybill, Nolt, and Weaver-Zercher have written a good book—a version of transparent, forceful writing a few tragedy and its aftermath. they've got an seen affection for the Amish but ask tricky questions, weigh contradictions, and discover conundrums reminiscent of how a loving God may possibly let schoolgirls to be massacred." —National Catholic Reporter

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Hope Unfolding: Grace-Filled Truth for the Momma's Heart

By Becky Thompson

God's love, plans, and gives you for you're perpetually unfolding.
 
I get it, Momma. I absolutely get it.

Every day you get up and check out your best possible. you're keen on, supply, and pour out your lifestyles for those who name you Momma. yet irrespective of how a lot you provide, there are nonetheless days you are feeling as if you come back up brief. you are concerned, Am I loving those infants sufficient? is that this ever going to get more uncomplicated? Why does it look like i'm the one person who can't stability it all?

Sometimes, we simply want desire (and might be an extended uninterrupted nap). we'd like somebody to aid song our hearts to the voice of the daddy and to remind us that He has no longer forgotten approximately us.
In Hope Unfolding, Becky Thompson is a chum who reminds you that you just aren't on my own, and that God remains to be writing your tale. She publications you to come across the reality of God's presence that not just fuels you with power, but in addition a clean self assurance. And past gaining religion that day after today might be diversified, you discover desire and function the place you're status this day.

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The Dalai Lama's Cat

By David Michie

“‘Oh! How lovely! I didn’t understand you had a cat!’ she exclaimed.

I am regularly shocked what number of people make this statement. Why should still His Holiness not have a cat?

‘If in simple terms she may speak,’ persevered the actress. ‘I’m certain she’d have such knowledge to share.’

And so the seed used to be planted . . .

I started to imagine that maybe the time had come for me to jot down a booklet of my own—a e-book that will express many of the knowledge I’ve discovered sitting now not on the ft of the Dalai Lama yet even nearer, on his lap. A ebook that might inform my very own story . . . how i used to be rescued from a destiny too grisly to think about to turn into the consistent significant other of a guy who's not just one of many world’s maximum non secular leaders and a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate but additionally a dab hand with a can opener.”

 

Starving and pitiful, a mud-smeared kitten is rescued from the slums of latest Delhi and transported to a existence she may have by no means imagined. In a gorgeous sanctuary overlooking the snow-capped Himalayas, she starts off her new lifestyles because the Dalai Lama’s cat.

Warmhearted, irreverent, and clever, this cat of many names opens a window to the interior sanctum of existence in Dharamsala. A tiny undercover agent gazing the consistent circulation of personal conferences among His Holiness and everybody from Hollywood celebrities to philanthropists to self-help authors, the Dalai Lama’s cat offers us with insights on how to define happiness and that means in a hectic, materialistic international. Her tale will placed a grin at the face of an individual who has been blessed by means of the kneading paws and bountiful purring of a cat.

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

By Arjuna Ardagh

The growing to be phenomenon referred to as translucence is effecting a gradual but profound revolution in human realization. hundreds of thousands of individuals from all walks of existence are experiencing a deep switch in information, an event marked by way of a brand new experience of health and wellbeing, and lengthening pleasure in existence, a diminishing of worry — together with worry of demise — and a ordinary impulse to serve the area in a true method. The Translucent Revolution describes this awakening and provides readers abundant possibilities to domesticate and inspire the features of translucence of their personal lives. Drawing from a hugely convincing physique of facts, observations from pioneers within the box of human awareness, and an enormous pool of strong tales, the booklet explores the results of translucence on many points of latest western existence, together with own relationships, intercourse, parenting, schooling, psychotherapy, medication, getting older, company, and international politics.

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Falling into Grace: Insights on the End of Suffering

By Adyashanti

“Falling Into Grace is a stunning, transparent, profound book—a cool drink of water for thirsty hearts everywhere."
Geneen Roth, author of Women, nutrition, God
 
“The route to enlightenment at the present time is cluttered with concepts:  Adyashanti cuts via them with a sword so cruel and gentle that in basic terms area remains.”
Meg Lundstrom, writer of What to Do should you Can’t Decide
 
“Adyashanti’s teachings element us towards what we such a lot yearn for:  figuring out and embodying the affection and know-how that's our normal state.  Falling Into Grace is splendidly lucid, uncomplicated, and powerful.  it is going to remind you to forestall the fight and to sit back back into what you already are.”
—Tara Brach, writer of Radical Acceptance
 

Adyashanti asks us to permit cross of our struggles with existence and open to the complete promise of mindfulness and religious awakening:  the tip of fantasy and the invention of our crucial being.  In his decades as a non secular instructor, Adyashanti has came upon the better the educating, the larger its strength to begin this awakening.  In Falling intoGrace, he stocks what he considers basic insights that would spark a revolution within the manner we understand life—through a revolutionary inquiry exploring the idea that of a separate self and the alternative to prevent believing the options that perpetuate agony; “taking the backward step” into the natural strength of the current second; why mindfulness and religious awakening could be a worrying procedure; absolute union with everything of our event and real autonomy—the distinctive expression of our personal experience of freedom.
 

 
Excerpt:
 
while i used to be a tender baby, approximately seven or 8 years outdated, one of many issues i began to note and contemplate as I watched the adults round me was once that the grownup global is vulnerable to pain, soreness, and conflict.  although I grew up in a comparatively fit family with loving mom and dad and sisters, I nonetheless observed loads of ache round me.  As I checked out the grownup global, I wondered:  How is it that individuals come into conflict?
 
As a toddler, I additionally occurred to be a superb listener—some will also say an eavesdropper.  i'd hearken to each dialog that went on within the house.  in truth, it was once a kinfolk shaggy dog story that not anything occurred in the home with no me understanding approximately it.  I cherished to understand every thing  that was once occurring round me, and so I spent loads of my early life hearing the dialog of adults, in my domestic and within the houses of relatives.  a lot of the time, i discovered what they mentioned to be really attention-grabbing, yet I additionally spotted a undeniable ebb and movement to so much in their discussions—how conversations moved into a bit of clash, then again clear of it.

Table of Contents:
 
bankruptcy 1:  The Human Dilemma
bankruptcy 2:  Unraveling Our Suffering
bankruptcy 3:  Awakening from the Egoic Trance
bankruptcy 4:  Letting cross of Struggle
bankruptcy 5:  Experiencing the uncooked power of Emotion
bankruptcy 6:  internal Stability
bankruptcy 7:  Intimacy and Availability
bankruptcy 8:  the top of Suffering
bankruptcy 9:  precise Autonomy
bankruptcy 10:  past the area of Opposites
bankruptcy eleven:  Falling into Grace

"One of the simplest motives of mindfulness i've got ever come across."
Janice Long (Amazon review)
 

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Spirituality for the Skeptic: The Thoughtful Love of Life

By Robert C. Solomon

Is it attainable to be non secular and but now not think within the supernatural? Can somebody be non secular with no belonging to a non secular staff or organization?
In Spirituality for the Skeptic, thinker Robert Solomon explores what it ability to be non secular in ultra-modern pluralistic international. in line with Solomon's personal struggles to reconcile philosophy with faith, this e-book deals a version of a colourful, enjoyable spirituality that embraces the complexities of human lifestyles and recognizes the fun and tragedies of existence. Solomon has solid an enlightened new direction that synthesizes spirituality with feelings, mind, technology, and customary feel. His new paradigm, "naturalized" spirituality, establishes as its cornerstone the "thoughtful love of life"--a passionate problem for the here-and-now, and never the by-and-by. Being religious does not imply being holed up as a recluse, spending hours in meditation and contemplation, Solomon argues. It calls for involvement and emotional engagement with others within the fight to discover which means in our lives. As such, this modern day spirituality includes a passionate enthusiasm for the area, the transformation of self, cosmic belief and rationality, coming to phrases with destiny, and viewing lifestyles as a present, all of that are explored extensive all through this book.
Spirituality for the Skeptic solutions the necessity for a non-institutional, non-dogmatic spirituality that results in own success and pride. through reading the tips of significant thinkers from Socrates and Nietzsche to Buddha to Kafka, Solomon arrives at a realistic imaginative and prescient of spirituality that are supposed to entice many seekers seeking to make experience of the human condition.

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The Art of Spiritual Healing: Chakra & Energy Bodywork (Llewellyn's New Age)

By Keith Sherwood

Healing strength is usually flowing via you―discover tips to realize and faucet this really good therapeutic resource. every one folks has the aptitude to heal ourselves and develop into a channel for therapeutic others. The step by step instructions during this chakra and effort instruction manual will educate you ways to:

―Develop “attention,” a key think about strength paintings and healing
―See and think auras, and use them as a diagnostic tool
―Open and stability the chakras
―Heal via vibration, polarization, and empathetic
    healing techniques
―Channel therapeutic power from a distance

You can develop into a wellspring for Divine therapeutic strength and non secular, emotional, and actual wellbeing and fitness and well-being utilizing the robust recommendations and practices during this book.

 

 

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The Five Things We Cannot Change: And the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them

By David Richo

Why is it that regardless of our greatest efforts, many folks stay essentially unsatisfied and unfulfilled in our lives? during this provocative and encouraging publication, David Richo distills thirty years of expertise as a therapist to provide an explanation for the underlying roots of unhappiness—and the fabulous mystery to discovering freedom and fulfillment. 

There are yes evidence of existence that we won't change—the unavoidable "givens" of human lifestyles: (1) every little thing adjustments and ends, (2) issues don't consistently move in response to plan, (3) existence isn't consistently reasonable, (4) ache is part of existence, and (5) individuals are no longer loving and constant for all time. Richo indicates us that by way of losing our deep-seated resistance to those givens, we will locate liberation and realize the real richness that lifestyles has to provide. mixing Western psychology and japanese spirituality, together with functional workouts, Richo indicates us the way to divulge heart's contents to our lives—including to what's scary, painful, or disappointing—and observe our best presents.

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