Peaceful Action Open Heart

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9781888375930
Genre : Religion
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The Lotus Sutra is one of the most revered Mahayana texts, yet there are very few commentaries on it available in English. In this book, renowned Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh explores the Sutra's main theme — that everyone has the capacity to become a Buddha and that the Buddha nature is inherent in everything — while emphasizing that Buddha-nature is the basis for peaceful action. Hanh interprets the Sutra with his signature depth of vision, lucidity, and clarity, showing how both individuals and nations can use its wisdom to solve the many problems facing the world today. Invoking a wide range of current topics, from the threat of terrorism to the degradation of the environment to the Palestinian-Israeli crisis, he challenges the U.N. to change from an organization to an organism working for peace and harmony. In doing so, he demonstrates the practical application of this sacred text to today's most pressing issues.
Category: Religion

A Heart Full Of Peace

Author : Joseph Goldstein
ISBN : 9781458783509
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Love, compassion, and peace - these words are at the heart of all spiritual endeavors. Although we intuitively resonate with their meaning and value, for most of us, the challenge is how to embody what we know; how to transform these words into a vibrant, living practice. In these times of conflict and uncertainty, this transformation is far more than an abstract ideal; it is an urgent necessity. Peace in the world begins with us. This wonderfully appealing offering from one the most trusted elders of Buddhism in the West is a warm and engaging exploration of the ways we can cultivate and manifest peace as wise and skillful action in the world. This charming book is illuminated throughout with lively, joyous, and sometimes even funny citations from a host of contemporary and ancient sources - from the poetry of W.S. Merwin and Galway Kinnell to the haiku of Issa and the great poet-monk Ryokan, from the luminous aspirations of Saint Francis of Assisi to the sage advice of Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama.
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Awakening Of The Heart

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9781937006112
Genre : Religion
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A comprehensive, single volume collection of the Buddha's key sutras, translated with contemporary commentary by a Zen Master and prolific author, is an essential complement to Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices, a collection of meditation and mindful practices. Original.
Category: Religion

The Stories Of The Lotus Sutra

Author : Gene Reeves
ISBN : 9780861716463
Genre : Fiction
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The Lotus Sutra is one of the world's great religious scriptures and most influential texts. It has been a seminal work in the development of Buddhism throughout East Asia, and by extension in the development of Buddhism throughout the world. Taking place in a vast and fantastical cosmic setting, the Lotus Sutra places emphasis on skillfully doing whatever is needed to serve and compassionately care for others, on breaking down sharp distinctions between the ideals of the fully enlightened Buddha and the bodhisattva who vows to postpone personal salvation until all beings may share it together, and especially on each and every being's innate capacity to become a buddha. Wisdom's publication of Gene Reeve's contemporary translation of the Lotus Sutra was a landmark event, and his translation was hailed as "immediately the new standard." Yet even in perfect translation, the full meaning of any Buddhist scripture can still be challenging to grasp. Now, in this equally important volume, Reeves presents the most important themes and most remarkable and memorable stories from the Lotus Sutra along with a distillation of his decades of reflection on them in accessible, easy-to-read, "plan English" style. This book will be the perfect companion to Reeves' translation, as well an excellent stand alone introductory book.
Category: Fiction

Two Treasures

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9781935209324
Genre : Religion
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Two Treasures contains two sutras: The Sutra On The Eight Realizations Of Great Beings and The Discourse on Happiness. They explain in practical detail how to progress step-by-step towards realization of the Buddhist ideals of simplicity, generosity, compassion, and ultimately enlightenment. Entirely in accord with both the Mahayana and Theravada tradition, The Sutra On The Eight Realizations Of Great Beings contain eight essential subjects for meditation. Although simple in form, their content is extremely profound. With a new introduction by Thich Nhat Hanh (The Sutra On The Eight Realizations Of Great Beings was previously published as a stand-alone booklet, ISBN: 0-938077-07-4. The Discourse on Happiness was originally published as part of the Plum Village Chanting And Recitation Book, ISBN:0-938077-91-0).
Category: Religion

Fear And Faith

Author : Trillia J. Newbell
ISBN : 9780802487636
Genre : Religion
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We will never be short on fears. Failure, rejection, sickness, losing a loved one, being alone—the fears we carry are many and heavy. Fear can be a tyrant, a bully we can’t hide from. It can paralyze our spirit, damage our relationships, and hinder our faith. Trillia is no stranger to fear. She has known its harsh grip on her life, but she has also known the gentle hand of God, a peace and a faith from the One who conquers fears. In Fear and Faith, Trillia will encourage you as she reflects on Scripture and her own story. She will show you Jesus, who was tempted like you in every way. She will show you the character of God and how it inspires faith. And she will show you real women who have walked the road of fear—or are still walking it—and how they have found security in the Lord to be their strength. Whatever your fear, you are not alone, nor are you without hope. You have the One who can replace your fear with faith.
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Tariki

Author : Hiroyuki Itsuki
ISBN : 4062115905
Genre : Philosophy
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Drawing upon his remarkable personal history, novelist and Buddhist scholar Itsuki introduces readers to tariki, the Other Power that is the core belief of Pure Land Buddhism.
Category: Philosophy

Introduction To The Lotus Sutra

Author : Yoshiro Tamura
ISBN : 9781614290995
Genre : Philosophy
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The Lotus Sutra--one of the most popular Buddhist classics--is here accessibly introduced by one of its most eminent scholars. "Soon after entering university in December of 1943, I was sent to the front as a student soldier. I wondered if I were allowed to bring but a single book on the trip, possibly to my death, which would I want to bring. It was the Lotus Sutra" -- from the author's Preface. Having developed a lifelong appreciation of the Lotus Sutra -- even carrying a dog-eared copy with him through service in World War II -- Yoshiro Tamura sought to author an introduction to this beloved work of Buddhist literature. Tamura wanted it to be different than other basic explorations of the text; his introduction would be plain-spoken, relevant and sensitive to modern concerns, and well-informed by contemporary scholarship. He succeeded marvelously with Introduction to the Lotus Sutra, which Gene Reeves -- Tamura's student and translator of the popular English edition of The Lotus Sutra -- translates and introduces in English for the first time here. Tackling issues of authenticity in the so-called "words of Buddha," the influence of culture and history on the development of the Lotus Sutra, and the sutra's role in Japanese life, Introduction to the Lotus Sutra grounds this ancient work of literature in the real, workaday world, revealing its continued appeal across the ages.
Category: Philosophy

Open Mind Open Heart

Author : Thomas Keating
ISBN : 0826414206
Genre : Religion
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A beautiful new gift edition of this classic work of spirituality, complete with ribbon marker.This book is designed to initiate the reader into a deep, living relationship with God. Written by an acknowledged spiritual master, the book moves beyond "discursive meditation and particular acts to the intuitive level of contemplation." Keating gives an overview of the history of contemplative prayer in the Christian tradition, and step-by-step guidance in the method of centering prayer. Special attention is paid to the role of the Sacred Word, Christian growth and transformation, and active prayer. The book ends with an explicit treatment of the contemplative dimension of the gospel.
Category: Religion

A Spirituality Of Resistance

Author : Roger S. Gottlieb
ISBN : UVA:X004289371
Genre : Religion
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This personal and powerful book speaks to anyone who has ever wondered how to be happy when there is so much suffering in the world -- anyone who seeks a peaceful heart in a dark time.
Category: Religion