The Karma Of Words

Author : William R. LaFleur
ISBN : 0520046005
Genre : Buddhism in literature
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Category: Buddhism in literature

The Karma Of Words

Author : William R. LaFleur
ISBN : 9780520056220
Genre : History
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"A masterly book . . . will prove of great assistance to a student of Japanese literature and thought from the eleventh century onwards." --Times Literary Supplement "A major contribution to the fields of Japanese studies, comparative literature, and history of religions . . . a book that begs for classroom use." --The Eastern Buddhist "Innovative and provocative . . . will be of interest not only to specialists in Japanese religion and Japanese culture, but also to literary critics and cultural historians." --Religious Studies Review "Rich and stimulating material . . . an important help and influence to all concerned with understanding the tradition that has shaped Japanese culture and religion." --History of Religions "Thought provoking, finely written . . . one of the more original and creative contributions to the study of medieval culture and religion to be produced by a Western scholar. . . . Can be read with profit by all Western students of Japanese culture . . . one of those rare books that has something to offer Japanese specialists in medieval studies." --Journal of Japanese Studies "A very important contribution to Japanese studies . . . a paradigm of the genre." --Pacific Affairs "This is an exciting, ground-breaking book." --Chanoyu Quarterly "I have been most impressed and even excited by what I have read." --Donald Keene, Professor Emeritus and Shincho Professor Emeritus of Japanese Literature at Columbia University "This is one of the most important books in Japanese studies in a long time and will influence the entire field." --Robert Bellah, former Elliott Professor of Sociology, Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley
Category: History

The Karma Of Untruthfulness

Author : Rudolf Steiner
ISBN : 1855841916
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Although these lectures were given during 1916, they have much to teach us about the political spin, media distortions, propaganda and downright lies we encounter on a daily basis in public life. Rudolf Steiner's calm and methodological approach penetrates the smokescreen of accusations and counterclaims, of illusion and untruth, surrounding the Great War. Hiding behind this fog, and under the guise of outer events, he reveals the true spiritual struggle that is taking place. His words give a deeper understanding of the politics and world conflicts that confront us today through the filter of the media. In the midst of the turmoil of the First World War, Steiner speaks out courageously against the hatred and untruthfulness in the propaganda of the time. From his detailed research into the spiritual impulses of human evolution, he describes the dominant role secret brotherhoods played in the events culminating in the cataclysmic war, and warns that the retarding forces of nationalism must be overcome if Europe is to find its new destiny. He also emphasizes the urgent need for new social structures if further catastrophes are to be avoided.At a time when political events throughout the world are moving with breathless rapidity, the reader will find much in these lectures that will illuminate what lies behind the symptoms of our turbulent times. This new edition, reproduced in a larger format, is put in a modern context and introduced by Terry Boardman.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Karma Of Anthroposophy

Author : Rudolf Steiner
ISBN : 9781855842199
Genre : Social Science
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'If such authentic souls, such honest anthroposophists can be found ...then an upward movement and dynamic will arise. If such souls do not appear, then decadence will take its inexorable downward course...Today humanity stands before a great crisis: either it will see all civilization collapsing into the abyss, or else spirituality will raise civilization up by the power of the Michael impetus, through which the Christ impetus works, thus continuing, enriching and sustaining it.' In 1924, the final full year of his life, Rudolf Steiner gave a series of urgent, sometimes impassioned, talks to members of the Anthroposophical Society regarding their karma and its relationship to the culture of the time, referring in particular to the vital task of renewing civilization and preserving it from the threat of decline. Steiner's words characterize vividly a great spiritual battle, of forces gathering to fight for the soul of humanity itself. He presents a striking panorama in which anthroposophists are compelled to broaden their vision; to see true esoteric and exoteric anthroposophical work as a live yeast that can set all culture rising.To waken the members of the Society to the dimensions of their task, Steiner saw it as essential that they begin to understand the many different karmic threads from which the movement is woven. This recognition - of difference as much as unity - can give the strength of diversity which, if unconscious and unrecognized, leads easily to division. In the lectures and excerpts compiled here Steiner speaks of the unprecedented convergence of two specific groups of souls within the anthroposophical movement: the Platonists and the Aristotelians. In the karmic background lies a conflict of approaches, but the task today calls for a unity based on love and knowledge; to work with Michael and Christ in the face of Ahriman, materialism and the possibility of civilization collapsing into decadence. Given the challenges faced by humanity today, it has, perhaps, never been more urgent for those who ally themselves with Rudolf Steiner's work to study, absorb and take to heart the contents of this critically important material.
Category: Social Science

The Karma Of Jesus

Author : Mark Herringshaw
ISBN : 1441210458
Genre : Religion
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The Karma of Jesus follows the tradition of bold Christian communicators who dare to borrow pop=culture-friendly language to communicate sacred truth. It explains the relevance of Christ's life using the idea of karma, which maintains an exacting payback for one's actions. Using personal vignettes, as well as stories from history, popular culture, and the Bible, pastor Mark Herringshaw walks the reader through a progression of thought. Rather than didactic formulas, he presents questions and conjectures that sensitively reveal how Jesus has reaped the ultimate consequences of our actions.
Category: Religion

The Karma Of Success

Author : Alex Tran
ISBN : 1430310278
Genre : Self-Help
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Top Nuggets Inside This Book: Learn how to systematize success so that you can experience it over and over again. Learn the one skill you must uncover in order to be successful at everything. Take a peek at an amazing invention called the "portal of needs.,." Learn how you can use it to help people and become wealthy.
Category: Self-Help

A Tractate On Japanese Aesthetics

Author : Donald Richie
ISBN : 9781933330235
Genre : History
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Sure to be a classic, Donald Richie's concise, profound insights into the mysteries of Japanese
Category: History

Awesome Nightfall

Author : Saigyo
ISBN : 9780861719075
Genre : Poetry
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Awesome Nightfall: The Life, Times, and Poetry of Saigyo captures the power of Saigyo's poetry and this previously overlooked poet's keen insight into the social and political world of medieval Japan. It also offers a fascinating look into the world of Japanese Buddhism prior to the wholesale influence of Zen.
Category: Poetry

Tending The Fire

Author : Dale Verkuilen
ISBN : 9780983097228
Genre : Religion
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Tending the Fire is dedicated to the study and cultivation of transformation through an innovative systematic approach for working with conditioned states, the third aspect of Dukkha--cause of suffering. It blends Zen training with an original Western psychological method of introspection called the Resolution Sequence and introduces a symbolic means of conveying information that assists practitioners with structuring, organizing, and understanding the process of awakening.Tending the Fire is offered as a skillful means for studying the constituents of self before and after transformative experiences. Original.
Category: Religion

Encyclopedia Of Monasticism

Author : William M. Johnston
ISBN : 9781136787164
Genre : Reference
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Reference