Spiritual Compass

Author: Satish Kumar
Publisher: Uit Cambridge Limited
ISBN: 9780857844163
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In our modern, materialistic world it is easy to separate spirituality from everyday life, but this book encourages spirituality to be a part of our ordinary, everyday existence. It needs to be implicitly present in business, in politics, in farming, in cooking, and in relationships. To illustrate this, Satish Kumar draws on the Indian Ayurvedic tradition which characterizes the mind as having three gunas, or primary qualities: sattva (characterized by calmness, clarity and purity), rajas (energy and passion), and tamas (dullness and ignorance). When we see ourselves in the light of the three gunas, they can orient us toward the direction in which we wish to go. They can help us to recover the art of living, and lead us towards a peaceful and contented existence.

You are therefore I am

Author: Satish Kumar
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This book traces the spiritual journey of Satish Kumar--child monk, peace pilgrim, ecological activist, and educator. In it he traces the sources of inspiration that formed his understanding of the world as a network of multiple and diverse relationships. You Are, Therefore, I Am is in four parts. The first describes the author's memories of conversations with his mother, his teacher, and his guru, all of whom were deeply religious. The second part recounts his discussions with the Indian sage Vinoba Bhave, J. Krishnamurti, Bertrand Russell, Martin Luther King, and E. F. Schumacher. These five great activists and thinkers inspired him to engage with social, ecological, and political issues. In the third part Satish narrates his travels in India, which have continued to nourish his mind and reconnect him with his roots. The fourth part brings together his worldview, which is based in relationships and the connections between all things, rather than the philosophy of dualism, division, and separation that are found in Rene Descartes' famous maxim "I think, therefore, I am." Satish Kumar holds an emergent worldview encapsulated in a fundamental Sanskrit dictum, So Hum, well known in India but not in the West, which can be translated as "You are, therefore, I am." This mantra underpins all the experiences brought together in this book.

Moral Compass

Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684803135
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Presents a selection of spiritually and morally uplifting literature, organized according to the stages on life's way

Reluctant Saint

Author: Donald Spoto
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780142196250
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An account of the life of one of the great Catholic saints delves into his own unpublished letters to offer a portrait of this complicated man and the movement he spawned.

Falling Upward

Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118428560
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"A fresh way of thinking about spirituality that grows throughout life. In Falling Upward, Fr. Richard Rohr seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show them that those who have fallen, failed, or "gone down" are the only ones who understand "up." Most of us tend to think of the second half of life as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life, but the whole thesis of this book is exactly the opposite.? What looks like falling down can largely be experienced as "falling upward."? In fact, it is not a loss but somehow actually a gain, as we have all seen with elders who?have come to their fullness.?? Explains why the second half of life can and should be full of spiritual richness Offers a new view of how spiritual growth happens loss is gain Richard Rohr is a regular contributing writer for Sojourners and Tikkun magazines This important book explores the counterintuitive message that we grow spiritually much more by doing wrong than by doing right."--

Your Living Compass

Author: Scott Stoner
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819229407
Format: PDF, Mobi
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• Structured holistic wellness program for individuals and groups based on a highly successful retreat model developed by priest-psychotherapist • Builds on the national network of Living Compass workshops, presentations, and publications, and soon, the 14-room Nicholas Center, a faith and wellness retreat and training center in the heart of Chicago • Each chapter includes questions for reflection If Barbara Brown Taylor and Steven Covey ever wrote a book together, this might be the book! Living Compass is a church-based faith and wellness program designed for individuals and small groups. Readers engage in a 10-week, self-guided wellness retreat, consisting of daily ten-minute readings, plus questions that guide the user to make small, meaningful action steps designed for getting “your life, your relationships, and your work headed in a new direction,” according to the author. Deeply spiritual and exceedingly practical, the new book joins the national Living Compass ministry, which includes educational classes on a multitude of wellness topics, small groups that promote and support those who desire to make healthy changes in their lives and, wellness resources (including a free Living Well with Living Compass app), social media, and soon, a new center for trainings and retreats that will be located in the offices of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.

Spirituality Unveiled

Author: Stephen Wollaston
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1846945097
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Spirituality Unveiled puts forward a succinct and compelling synthesis of numerous spiritual traditions. While weaving together insights from contemporary and past masters of spirituality along with holistic and Earth centred wisdom it beautifully highlights teachings about the essentials of creative unfoldment. Spirituality Unveiled invites readers to join in the important search to find a healthy interaction with life. Key areas include the power of creativity the effects of positive and negative actions and harmonious living with the natural world.

Soil Not Oil

Author: Vandana Shiva
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1783607726
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'One of the world's most prominent radical scientists.' The Guardian This book is classic of the environmental movement. In it, Vandana Shiva envisions a world beyond our current dependence on fossil fuels and globalization, and makes the compelling case that food crises, oil dependency and climate change are all inherently interlinked. Any attempt to solve one without addressing the others is therefore doomed to failure. Condemning industrial agriculture and biofuels as recipes for ecological and economic disaster, Shiva instead champions small independent farmers. What is needed most, in a time of hunger and changing climates, are sustainable, biologically diverse farms that are better able to resist disease, drought and flooding. Calling for a return to local economies and small-scale agriculture, Shiva argues that humanity’s choice is a stark one: we can either continue to pursue a market-centred approach, which will ultimately make our planet unliveable, or we can instead strive for a people-centred, oil-free future, one which offers a decent living for all. This edition features a new introduction by the author, in which she outlines recent developments in ecology and environmentalism, and offers new prescriptions for the environmental movement.

If the Buddha Dated

Author: Charlotte Davis Kasl
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140195835
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Approaching the dating process as a means for awakening, the author offers quotes from wisdom traditions