The Quran: A Biography (A Book that Shook the World)

By Bruce Lawrence

Few books in background are as poorly learn or understood because the Qur'an. despatched down in a chain of revelations to the Prophet Muhammad, it really is appeared by way of the devoted because the unmediated observe of Allah. it truly is respected through Muslims during the global, it conjures up unprecedented degrees of devotion, ardour, worry and, occasionally, incomprehension. during this booklet, the prestigious student Bruce Lawrence exhibits accurately why the Qur'an is Islam. He describes the origins of the religion in seventh-century Arabia and appears at why the Qur'an should be either memorized and recited by means of its fans. Lawrence additionally discusses the book's many doubters and commentators and assesses its vital impression in societies and politics this present day. primarily, Lawrence emphasizes that the Qur'an calls for interpretation, and will in basic terms be correctly understood via its history.In those more and more occasions, The Qur'an: A Biography is a fantastically written and authoritative account of 1 of the world's most renowned, and so much misunderstood, books.

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You Are That

By Gangaji

The lives of millions of individuals were stimulated by way of Gangaji's teachings. You Are That is a suite of her vintage choices, first shared greater than a decade in the past and now up to date to incorporate either unique volumes, a brand new advent, infrequent pictures, and new insights.

This beautiful particular variation delves into normal inquiries approximately our life, together with the character of brain, easy methods to reveal the middle of pain, and the way to beat the final trouble of self-doubt. Eloquent and direct, Gangaji courses practitioners of all backgrounds via an exam into the self that frequently results in unforeseen glimpses of awakening.

"This is a second of reckoning," she teaches. "Do no longer take this second casually or trivially. realize that for no matter what cause, you're conscious of the opportunity of figuring out the reality of your self as unlimited consciousness―you are that!"

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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 someone be non secular with out belonging to a spiritual crew or organization?
In Spirituality for the Skeptic, thinker Robert Solomon explores what it ability to be religious in present day pluralistic international. in response to Solomon's personal struggles to reconcile philosophy with faith, this ebook deals a version of a colourful, pleasing spirituality that embraces the complexities of human life and recognizes the thrill and tragedies of lifestyles. Solomon has cast an enlightened new course that synthesizes spirituality with feelings, mind, technological know-how, and customary experience. His new paradigm, "naturalized" spirituality, establishes as its cornerstone the "thoughtful love of life"--a passionate situation 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 that means in our lives. As such, this modern day spirituality incorporates a passionate enthusiasm for the realm, 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 ends up in own achievement and delight. through interpreting the information 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 trying to make feel of the human condition.

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Personal Writings (Penguin Classics)

The writings of an important Christian thinker

One of the major figures in Christian heritage, St. Ignatius of Loyola (c. 1491-1556) used to be a passionate and distinctive religious philosopher and visionary. The works collected the following offer a first-hand, own advent to this extraordinary personality: a guy who grew to become clear of the Spanish the Aristocracy to create the progressive Jesuit Order, encouraged via the need to assist humans stick with Christ. His Reminiscences describe his youth, his spiritual conversion following near-paralysis in conflict, and his non secular and actual ordeals as he struggled to aid these in desire, together with plague, persecution and imprisonment. The religious Exercises supply guidance to these looking the need of God, and the Spiritual Diary shows Ignatius in day-by-day mystical touch with God in the course of a private fight. The Letters accumulated right here supply an perception into Ignatius' ceaseless crusade to help these looking enlightenment and to direct the younger Society of Jesus.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts improved by way of introductions and notes via amazing students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by means of award-winning translators.

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The Messianic Idea in Judaism: And Other Essays on Jewish Spirituality

Gershom Scholem was once the grasp builder of historic stories of the Kabbalah. whilst he started to paintings in this missed box, the few who studied those texts have been both amateurs who have been searching for occult knowledge, or old-style Kabbalists who have been looking tips on their non secular trips. His paintings broke with the outlook of the students of the former century in Judaica—die Wissenschaft des Judentums, the technology of Judaism—whose orientation he rejected, calling their “disregard for the main very important points of the Jewish humans as a collective entity: a sort of “censorship of the Jewish past.” the foremost founders of recent Jewish historic reviews within the 19th century, Leopold Zunz and Abraham Geiger, had missed the Kabbalah; it didn't healthy into their account of the Jewish faith as rational and precious of appreciate by way of “enlightened” minds. the one exception used to be the historian Heinrich Graetz. He had paid colossal cognizance to its texts and to their so much explosive exponent, the fake Messiah Sabbatai Zevi, yet Graetz had depicted the Kabbalah and all that flowed from it as an unworthy insurrection from the underground of Jewish existence opposed to its moderate, law-abiding, and realized mainstream. Scholem carried out a continual polemic with Zunz, Geiger, and Graetz by way of bringing into view a Jewish previous extra different, extra important, and extra fascinating than any idealized portrait may perhaps reveal.
from the Foreword through Arthur Hertzberg, 1995

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Ricominciare da un amore che finisce: Strategie di sopravvivenza in un mondo sempre più liquido (Italian Edition)

Sei stato appena lasciato? Senti che stai according to esserlo? Hai vissuto sempre con l. a. paura di essere abbandonato e questo ti ha rovinato le relazioni affettive? los angeles tua relazione è appena finita? Stai ancora elaborando l. a. high-quality di una relazione importante in keeping with te e vorresti chiudere col passato e guardare avanti? Vuoi abbreviare i tempi della tua sofferenza consistent with riprendere al più presto una vita migliore? Sei stanco di aspettare che cambi qualcosa e vuoi partecipare alla costruzione della tua nuova vita? Non sai che pesci pigliare in mezzo alla confusione di questo periodo successivo alla separazione? Se los angeles risposta a una o più di queste domande è SI allora questo è il libro che fa in keeping with te. Avrai una cartina di viaggio che descrive le situazioni in cui più facilmente ti potresti imbattere tanto a livello psicologico quanto esternamente, le modalità di affrontamento più efficaci, le tecniche consistent with accogliere e superare il dolore, i trucchi consistent with individuare un associate migliore in keeping with il futuro alla luce degli errori trascorsi. Il libro vuole essere un manuale pratico di vehicle aiuto e presenta numerosi esempi e tecniche che permettono, passo dopo passo, di elaborare le sofferenze del periodo che stai attraversando e di ritrovare un tuo equilibrio, in keeping with guarire il lutto di una separazione affinché non si trasformi in una trappola in cui gli anni e le occasioni possano perdersi. Questi contenuti derivano dalla mia esperienza personale e professionale come psicologo e psicoterapeuta e intendo in particolare portare los angeles tua attenzione su alcuni strumenti che potrebbero esserti molto utili come advert esempio: a) l. a. meditazione, che ti consente di fare spazio dentro di te in step with iniziare a mettere ordine nel groviglio confuso dell’anima; b) los angeles respirazione consapevole, consistent with riuscire a calmarti e lasciare andare le emozioni che a livello somatico creano ulteriori e inutili dolori; c) l. a. visualizzazione, consistent with orientare efficacemente los angeles tua mente verso los angeles felicità; d) l’enneagramma, che descrive il nostro carattere e quello degli altri, in line with individuare con facilità punti di forza e debolezza; e) l’ipnosi ericksoniana, che permette di costruire dialoghi interni che motivano al successo anziché all’insuccesso; f) l. a. programmazione neurolinguistica (PNL) che comprende strategie semplici e efficaci consistent with affrontare le più svariate sfide. Ma forse l’aspetto più prezioso di queste pagine sta nella possibilità di rispecchiarti in quella che sembra spesso essere una situazione senza speranza, affinché sia scongiurato il primo e più profondo spettro: quello della sensazione di sentirsi soli nel mondo. I four pilastri del successo molte tradizioni spirituali li identificano in queste dimensioni: sapere, osare, volere, tacere. Questo libro ti accompagna verso il sapere, ti incoraggia a volere e osare, ti invita a creare silenzio dentro e intorno a te affinché ti sia possibile una vita dove amore, affetto, considerazione siano abbondanti.

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Inexhaustible Mystery (Diamond Heart, Book 5)

By A. H. Almaas

From one viewpoint, we will see ourselves purely as people suffering in a crowded and chaotic global of anguish. This ebook opens our eyes to another fact, person who turns our time-honored global inside of out.

We want basically explore—with interest and love—our precise power as people so one can realize endless intensity and creativity in our lives as we act and have interaction on the earth. while time and area extend their which means, we come to understand ourselves as having countless dimensions of being and traits of spirit, and discover new mysteries approximately ourselves, each other, and the truth we are living in.

This is the final of the five-volume Diamond Heart sequence of transcribed and edited talks given through A. H. Almaas to inner-work teams in California and Colorado.

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The Soul of Christianity: Restoring the Great Tradition (Plus)

By Huston Smith

"I have attempted to explain a Christianity that is totally appropriate with every little thing we now understand, and to point why Christians believe privileged to offer their lives to it."
—Huston Smith

In his such a lot own and passionate booklet at the religious existence, well known writer, pupil, and instructor of global religions Huston Smith turns to his personal life-long faith, Christianity. With tales and private anecdotes, Smith not just offers the elemental ideals and crucial teachings of Christianity, yet argues why spiritual trust concerns in modern-day secular world.

Though there's a good selection of up to date interpretations of Christianity—some of them conflicting—Smith cuts via those to explain Christianity's "Great Tradition," the typical religion of the 1st millennium of believers, that is the trunk of the tree from which Christianity's many branches, twigs, and leaves have grown. this isn't the exclusivist Christianity of strict fundamentalists, nor the liberal, watered-down Christianity practiced by way of many modern churchgoers. In exposing biblical literalism as unworkable in addition to enumerating the blunders of contemporary secularists, Smith offers the very soul of a true and considerable religion, one nonetheless correct and price believing in.

Smith rails opposed to the hijacked Christianity of politicians who take advantage of it for his or her personal wishes. He decries the workout of commercial that widens the distance among wealthy and negative, and fears schooling has misplaced its feel of course. For Smith, the media has develop into a enterprise that sensationalizes information instead of broadening our figuring out, and paintings and track became advertisement and stunning instead of enlightening. Smith reserves his cruelest condemnation, despite the fact that, for secular modernity, which has stemmed from the misreading of science—the mistake of assuming that "absence of facts" of a systematic nature is "evidence of absence." those error have all yet banished religion in transcendence and the Divine from mainstream tradition and driven it to the margins.

Though the placement is grave, those sleek misapprehensions could be corrected, says Smith, through reexamining the good culture of Christianity's first millennium and reaping the teachings it holds for us this day. This clean exam of the Christian worldview, its background, and its significant branches offers the inner most, so much real imaginative and prescient of Christianity—one that's either tolerant and giant, conventional and relevant.

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