Gita Wisdom: Krishna's Teachings on the Yoga of Love

By Joshua Greene

The Bhagavad Gita is among the so much respected texts of all time, yet it’s frequently impenetrable to the 21st-century seeker. In Gita Wisdom, Joshua Greene retells this undying textual content in a totally new manner, revealing that it truly is, in essence, a heart-to-heart speak among pals in regards to the which means of lifestyles. As Krishna and his good friend Arjuna reminisce on a battlefield referred to as Kurukshetra, readers research that the 2 performed jointly as young ones, have been shut as younger males, and have become relatives while Arjuna married Krishna’s sister. In later existence the boys shared awesome adventures, together with a trip to locations outdoors the identified universe. like any nice literature, the Gita explores the human situation: who we're, the place we got here from, and why we’re right here. With a worthy thesaurus that lists names, phrases, and locations, this obtainable, enlightening retelling is the correct advent to the Gita’s venerable knowledge.

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The Paradox of God and the Science of Omniscience

By Clifford A. Pickover

In his so much bold ebook but, Clifford Pickover bridges the gulf among common sense, spirit, technology, and faith. whereas exploring the concept that of omniscience, Pickover explains the types of relationships restricted beings may have with an all-knowing God. Pickover's suggestion workouts, debatable experiments, and functional analogies support us go beyond our usual lives whereas difficult us to raised comprehend our position within the cosmos and our desires of a supernatural God. via a creative combination of technology, heritage, philosophy, technology fiction, and mind-stretching brainteasers, Pickover unfolds the paradoxes of God like no different author. He offers glimpses into the endless, permitting us to imagine vast, and to have bold, unlimited dreams.

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Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation (Sacred Activism)

By Adam Bucko

Named one of many Fifty most sensible religious Books of 2013 via SPIRITUALITY & perform within the JUSTICE category!

The Occupy Wall road flow and protest pursuits world wide are proof of a brand new period of intergenerational activists looking deeper religious which means of their quest for peace and justice.

This publication is a choice to motion for a brand new period of spirituality-infused activism. Authors Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox inspire us to exploit our abilities in provider of compassion and justice and to maneuver past our damaged systems--economic, political, academic, and religious--discovering a spirituality that not just is helping us to get alongside, but in addition encourages us to reevaluate our traditions, reworking them and within the procedure construction a extra sacred and simply world.

Incorporating the phrases of younger activist leaders culled from interviews and surveys, the e-book presents a framework that's intentionally interfaith and speaks to our profound craving for a lifestyles with religious goal and for a greater global. each one bankruptcy is construed as a discussion among Fox, a 72-year-old theologian, and Bucko, a 37-year-old religious activist and mentor to homeless formative years. As we snoop on those usual but profound conversations, we find out about Fox and Bucko's personal non secular trips and find a radical spirituality that's inclusive, democratic, and proper to the area we are living in today.

Table of Contents
Foreword via Mona Eltahawy
Foreword by means of Andrew Harvey
Introduction: Invitation to Occupy Your Conscience
1. Is It Time to switch the God of faith with the God of Life?
2. Radical Spirituality for an intensive Generation
3. Adam's Story
4. Matthew's Story
5. what is Your Calling? Are You residing in carrier of Compassion and Justice?
6. non secular perform: contact lifestyles and Be replaced via It
7. No iteration Has all of the solutions: Elders and adolescence operating Together
8. Birthing New Economics, New groups, and New Monasticism
Conclusion: Occupy new release and the perform of non secular Democracy
Afterword by means of Lama Surya Das

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The New Revelations: A Conversation with God

By Neale Donald Walsch

This is a life-altering publication. It comprises New Revelations. It presents the instruments with which to drag ourselves out of depression, lifting the complete human race to a brand new point of expertise, to a brand new knowing of lifestyles itself, to a brand new expression of its grandest vision.
Neale Donald Walsch believes that the human race has reached a Time of selecting. Our concepts are being positioned earlier than us by means of the tide of occasions -- and through these whoa re growing them. we will both flow ahead, development jointly ultimately a brand new international of peace and concord in accordance with new ideals approximately God and existence, or movement backward, individually and continually reconstructing the previous international of clash and discord.
In The New Revelations, bestselling writer Walsch deals attainable and strong solutions to the questions dealing with the realm, and urges us to open our hearts and minds to what might be probably the most vital non secular statements of our time.

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The Freedom to Be (Diamond Heart, Book 2)

By A. H. Almaas

We are living in an international of poser, ask yourself, and sweetness. yet so much folks seldom perform this actual international, being targeted relatively at the elements which are regularly strife, affliction, or meaninglessness. the placement is essentially as a result of our no longer figuring out and residing our complete human power. This capability may be actualized via the belief and improvement of human essence. The human essence is the a part of us that's innate and genuine, and that could perform the true global.

The sequence of books Diamond center are transcriptions of talks given via A. H. Almaas to internal paintings teams in Colorado and California.

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The Power of Parable: How Fiction by Jesus Became Fiction about Jesus

By John Dominic Crossan

The world’s top-rated Jesus student John Dominic Crossan exhibits us how the parables current through the New testomony not just show what Jesus desired to educate but in addition give you the key for explaining how the Gospels’ writers sought to provide an explanation for the Prophet of Nazareth to the area. during this significant exploration of the metaphorical tales informed through Jesus and the Gospel writers, Crossan combines the biblical services of his The maximum Prayer with a ancient and social research that harkens heavily to his Jesus: A progressive Biography, growing an illuminating and nuanced exploration of the Scripture that fanatics of Marcus Borg and Bart Ehrman will locate interesting and essential.

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Learning Native Wisdom: What Traditional Cultures Teach Us about Subsistence, Sustainibility, and Spirituality

By Gary Holthaus

Medical proof has made it abundantly transparent that the world's inhabitants can now not proceed its current expense of eating and despoiling the planet's restricted typical assets. students, activists, politicians, and electorate around the world are selling the assumption of sustainability, or structures and practices of residing that let a group to take care of itself indefinitely. regardless of elevated curiosity in sustainability, its recognition on my own is inadequate to shift our tradition and society towards extra reliable practices. Gary Holthaus argues that sustainability is feasible yet is much less a suite of practices than the results of a fit worldview. studying local knowledge: Reflections on Subsistence, Sustainability, and Spirituality examines a number of aspects of societies -- cultural, monetary, agricultural, and political -- looking insights into the power of a few societies to stay vivid for millions of years, even in super antagonistic stipulations and climates. Holthaus appears to be like to Eskimo and different local American peoples of Alaska for the sensible knowledge in the back of this fashion of dwelling. studying local knowledge explains why reaching a sustainable tradition is extra vital than the other problem we are facing this day. even though there are numerous measures of a society's development, Holthaus warns that just a shift clear of our present tradition of momentary abundance, based on a trust in limitless fiscal development, will symbolize precise development. In societies that price the durability of individuals, tradition, and the surroundings, subsistence and spirituality quickly turn into heavily allied with sustainability.Holthaus highlights the significance of language as a mirrored image of shared cultural values, and he exhibits how our knowing of the very note subsistence illustrates his argument. In a tradition of abundance, the time period implies deprivation and lack of confidence. despite the fact that, as Holthaus reminds us, "All cultures are subsistence cultures." Our post-Enlightenment consumer-based societies imprecise or maybe deny our absolute dependence on soil, air, sun, and water for survival. This publication identifies spirituality as a key part of significant cultural swap, an idea that Holthaus defines because the reputation of the invisible connections among humans, their friends, and their atmosphere. For generations, local cultures celebrated and respected those connections, fostering a recognize for earlier, current, and destiny generations and for the earth itself.Ultimately, Holthaus illustrates how spirituality and the concept that of subsistence can act as robust guiding forces at the route to worldwide sustainability. He examines the perceptions of cultures way more profitable at long term survival than our personal and describes how we would use their knowledge to beat the sustainability difficulty at the moment dealing with humanity.

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The Last Laugh

By Arjuna Ardagh

“I stood at the bridge prior to hour of darkness, the wind from the sea arriving in violent blasts, as though announcing less than its breath, ‘Jump, motherf***er, jump.’ This was once the final of a string of tried departures, such a lot orchestrated in my drained brain. consistently a sour reminder of all that have been misplaced and destroyed via my foolishness.”

whilst suicide appears like your only option, you recognize anything has long past horribly wrong—and that’s simply how Matt Thomson felt. He had misplaced every little thing: his spouse, his childrens, his activity, all his cash, and his entrance door key. yet every little thing alterations whilst he meets Joey Murphy, ex-Merchant Marine, entrepreneur, instructor, and wild guy, an enigmatic mix of Forrest Gump, Merlin, and a long-lost top friend.
Upon listening to Matt’s woes, Joey bargains Matt a life-changing deal he can’t resist:

“The lifestyles you recognize has been thoroughly predetermined by means of previous conduct, either your triumphs and your disasters. while you're relatively on the finish of your rope, those behavior will drop away, and you'll be unfastened . . . I offer you ten days, beginning at the present time. i'm going to express you all you want to see. it's as much as you.”

And with the deal struck Joey leads Matt at the roller-coaster experience of his existence: a 10 day experience choked with dodging cop automobiles, taking part in Blind Man’s baseball at the fringe of a cliff, discovering heaven in a Taco Bell, and studying tips on how to open the hearts of overall strangers. Joey introduces Matt to “the real Teacher,” but additionally leads him to stand his personal inner most darkness and melancholy.

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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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