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Faces Of Compassion

Author : Taigen Dan Leighton
ISBN : 9781614290148
Genre : Art
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Faces of Compassion introduces us to enlightened beings, the bodhisattvas of Buddhist lore. They're not otherworldly gods with superhuman qualities but shining examples of our own highest potential. Archetypes of wisdom and compassion, the bodhisattvas of Buddhism are powerful and compelling images of awakening. Scholar and Zen teacher Taigen Dan Leighton engagingly explores the imagery and lore of the seven most important of these archetypal figures, bringing them alive as psychological and spiritual wellsprings. Emphasizing the universality of spiritual ideas, Leighton finds aspects of bodhisattvas expressed in a variety of familiar modern personages - from Muhammad Ali to Mahatma Gandhi, from Bob Dylan to Henry Thoreau, and from Gertrude Stein to Mother Teresa. This edition contains a revised and expanded introduction that frames the book as a exciting and broad-scoped view of Mahayana Buddhism. It's updated throughout to make it of more use to scholars and a perfect companion to survey courses of world religions or a 200-level course on Buddhism.
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The Hidden Faces Of Courage

Author : Peter C. Wilcox
ISBN : 9781532674730
Genre : Religion
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Mother Teresa said, “to have courage for whatever comes in life—everything lies in that.” When people think about courage, they often think about those who put their lives on the line for us every day, like first responders, firefighters, or police officers. But there are so many others who quietly endure, with steadfast courage, whatever comes their way in life. These people are like the anawhim in the Old Testament—the good, kind people whom very few know about, but who trust in the Lord. He is their strength. It is because of their faith in him that they live their lives with courage to face whatever comes their way. In over thirty years as a psychotherapist and spiritual director, Wilcox has often been amazed at the strength and courage of so many of his clients. Some have faced physical disabilities; others struggle with mental, emotional, or psychological problems; still others with personal, family or career issues. These people are what he calls “the hidden faces of courage.” Often, they are not well-known. They certainly receive no notoriety or press. Yet, they are always there, doing the best they can each day. This book is an invitation to understand and appreciate the unnoticed courage and strength of ordinary people. If we can “walk in their shoes,” it will help us to be courageous for whatever comes to us in life.
Category: Religion

Touch Of Compassion

Author : Al Lacy
ISBN : 9780307780560
Genre : Fiction
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In southern Wyoming, an influenza epidemic sweeps in on the tails of a raging blizzard. An already tense situation between whites and the Cheyenne, Shoshoni, and Blackfoot Indian tribes is aggravated when the Indians begin attacking settlers and soldiers alike. Only the nearby Crow remain friendly, at one point even rescuing an army patrol under attack. When influenza and starvation threaten the Crow, Hannah and a young doctor come to their aid. The hungry settlers complain at first, but eventually come to admire and respect the example set by Hannah's Touch of Compassion.
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The Many Faces Of Virtue

Author : Donald DeMarco
ISBN : 0966322398
Genre : Christian ethics
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The Many Faces of Virtue is a personable collection of 48 short essays on the virtues, each no longer than six pages. Dr. DeMarco breathes life to the virtues with both historical and living anecdotes from the lives of such as great heroes as Mahatma Gandhi, Helen Keller, Pope John Paul II, J.R.R. Tolkein, and Emily Dickinson.
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The Two Faces Of Justice

Author : Jiwei Ci
ISBN : 0674029569
Genre : Law
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Justice is a human virtue that is at once unconditional and conditional. Under favorable circumstances, we can be motivated to act justly by the belief that we must live up to what justice requires, irrespective of whether we benefit from doing so. But our will to act justly is subject to conditions. We find it difficult to exercise the virtue of justice when others regularly fail to. Even if we appear to have overcome the difficulty, our reluctance often betrays itself in certain moral emotions. In this book, Jiwei Ci explores the dual nature of justice, in an attempt to make unitary sense of key features of justice reflected in its close relation to resentment, punishment, and forgiveness. Rather than pursue a search for normative principles, he probes the human psychology of justice to understand what motivates moral agents who seek to behave justly, and why their desire to be just is as precarious as it is uplifting. A wide-ranging treatment of enduring questions, The Two Faces of Justice can also be read as a remarkably discerning contribution to the Western discourse on justice re-launched in our time by John Rawls.
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Tough Love

Author : Cynthia Burack
ISBN : 9781438449869
Genre : Religion
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Exposes how ex-gay and postabortion ministries operate on a shared system of thought and analyzes their social implications.

A staple of the culture wars, the struggle between Christian conservatives and progressives over sexuality and reproductive rights continues. Focusing on ex-gay ministries geared to helping same-sex attracted people resist their sexuality and postabortion ministries dedicated to leading women who have had an abortion to repent that decision, Cynthia Burack argues that both are motivated and characterized by a strain of compassion that is particular to Christian conservatism rather than a bias and hatred toward sexual minorities and sexually active women. This compassion reproduces the sexual ideology of the Christian right and absolves Christian conservatives from responsibility for stigma and other forms of harm to postabortive and same-sex attracted people. Using the democratic theory of Hannah Arendt, the popular fiction of Ayn Rand, and the psychoanalytic thought of Melanie Klein, Burack studies the social and political effects of Christian conservative compassion.
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Rudraksha Seeds Of Compassion

Author : Dr. Nibodhi Haas
ISBN : 9781680371338
Genre : Philosophy
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There Is One Truth That Shines Through All Of Creation. Rivers And Mountains, Plants And Animals, The Sun, The Moon And The Stars, You And I, All Are Expressions Of This One Reality. It Is By Assimilating This Truth In Our Lives, And Thus Gaining A Deeper Understanding That We Can Discover The Inherent Beauty Of Diversity. Children, When You Are One With Creation, When Your Heart Is Filled With Nothing But Love, All Of Nature Will Be Your Friend And Will Serve You. Living Harmoniously With Nature Will In Itself Bring Happiness And Contentment. Contents: Sowing The Seed Of Love; The Rudraksha Tree; Ayurveda; Healing With Different Mukhis; Rudraksha Astrology; Rudraksha Mukhis, The Faces Of God; The Rudraksha Mala; Rudraksha In The Scriptures; Growing Rudraksha; Buying Rudraksha Beads; A Rudraksha Story. Published By The Disciples Of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Affectionately Known As Mother, Or Amma The Hugging Saint.
Category: Philosophy

The Empty Cradle

Author : Rosie Goodwin
ISBN : 9780755385775
Genre : Fiction
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When a young woman faces unimaginable heartache, she vows to make a difference... A moving saga of anguish, hope and never-ceasing fortitude, The Empty Cradle is a spell-binding and unforgettable tale from bestselling author of No One's Girl, Mothering Sunday and The Little Angel, Rosie Goodwin. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Dilly Court. 'Goodwin uses her deft touch, natural warmth and superb storytelling skills in a spellbinding story of love, loss and redemption' - Lancashire Evening Post To the outside world, Charlotte is the privileged daughter of the local vicar. Behind closed doors, however, she is the prisoner of her controlling father. As she grows up, Charlotte longs for freedom, but her captivating innocence leads her into trouble. Sent to Ireland to hide a shameful pregnancy, she discovers that once again her father has deceived her. She is forced into a convent's harsh and humiliating regime, where she must eventually give up the one thing that makes her life worthwhile. When Charlotte returns to England, older than her years, she chooses to forget the past. Becoming a London midwife, she longs only to help other women at this hardest and most joyful moment in their lives. But her deep compassion, and desire to prevent anyone else suffering the same horror she did, leads her into a darker and more dangerous place. What Amazon readers are saying about The Empty Cradle: 'I have never felt it quite so necessary to write my thoughts about a book. I cannot wait to read more and more of Rosie Goodwin's books. From the very first page to the very last it holds you page by page. My goodness what an amazing lady this author is. I loved every chapter, every page' '...this one has to be the best [Rosie Goodwin] by far. Certainly not a book that you can guess the ending, and kept me captivated all through. Fantastic story and written superbly'
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The Two Faces Of Islam

Author : Stephen Schwartz
ISBN : 9781400076291
Genre : History
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Since its formation in 1932, Saudi Arabia has been ruled by two interdependent families. The Al Sa’uds control politics and the descendants of Ibn Abd al-Wahhab impose Wahhabism—a violent, fanatical perversion of the pluralistic Islam practiced by most Muslims. Stephen Schwartz argues that Wahhabism, vigorously exported with the help of Saudi oil money, is what incites Palestinian suicide bombers, Osama bin Laden, and other Islamic terrorists throughout the world. Schwartz reveals the hypocrisy of the Saudi regime, whose moderate facade conceals state-sponsored repression and terrorism. He also raises troubling questions about Wahhabi infiltration of America’s Islamic community and about U.S. oil companies sanitizing Saudi Arabia’s image for the West. This sharp analysis and eye-opening expose illuminates the background to the September 11th terrorist attacks and offers new approaches for U.S. policy toward its closest ally in the Middle East.
Category: History

The Many Faces Of Grief Ebook

Author : Nola Shaw
ISBN : 9781770369221
Genre : Religion
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Grief is a part of the life cycle of every person. Loss, loneliness, hurt, and pain are experienced by every person during different stages of his or her life. Grief can seem unbearable at times, but it is a necessary process which has the potential to heal the heart of the bereaved. THE MANY FACES OF GRIEF will encourage, comfort, and help you to realize that the greatest Healer of all, Jesus Christ, cares for you in a special way. He walks with you as you travel through your personal journey of pain and grief. Nola Shaw uses real-life stories to address the different types of grief, such as: ▪ Bereavement ▪ Divorce ▪ Old Age ▪ Trials and Tribulation ▪ Abuse THE MANY FACES OF GRIEF offers hope and healing for grief-stricken hearts.
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Secrets Of Success

Author : Sandra Anne Taylor
ISBN : 1401922201
Genre : Self-Help
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Are you inspired by the Laws of Attraction, yet aren’t quite sure how to use their power in your life? Well, you’re not alone! This life-changing book reveals the truth about how consciousness and energy really work in your life. The approach presented here can finally help you to experience a life full of wealth and give you the ability to tap into all the power within and around you. Part of that power is one of the best-kept secrets of success—your connection with the presence and energy of Spirit! You have an entire team of experts, messengers, assistants, and creative advisors at your disposal at any time, and within these pages you’ll learn how to sharpen your intuition and work with the angels and the Divine. Discover dozens of simple ways to access the talent of the ages and connect with those in really high places. The world of endless possibilities is awaiting you, and now is your moment!
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Zen Questions

Author : Taigen Dan Leighton
ISBN : 9780861717088
Genre : Philosophy
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Whether speaking of student or master, Zen hinges on the question. Zen practice does not necessarily focus on the answers, but on finding a space in which we may sustain uncertainty and remain present and upright in the middle of investigations. Zen Questions begins by exploring "The World of Zazen,"--the foundational practice of the Zen school--presenting it as an attitude of sustained inquiry that offers us an entryway into true repose and joy. From there, Leighton draws deeply on his own experience as a Zen scholar and teacher to invite us into the creativity of Zen awareness and practice. He explores the poetic mind of Dogen with the poetry of Rumi, Mary Oliver, Gary Snyder, and even "the American Dharma Bard" Bob Dylan. What's more, Leighton uncovers surprising resonances between the writings of America's Founding Fathers--including Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin--and the liberating ideals at the heart of Zen.
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The Constant And Changing Faces Of The Goddess

Author : Deepak Shimkhada
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131696325
Genre : History
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The Constant and Changing Faces of the Goddess: Goddess Traditions of Asia contains essays written by established scholars in the field that trace the multiplicity of Asian goddesses: their continuities, discontinuities, and importance as symbols of wisdom, power, transformation, compassion, destruction, and creation. The essays demonstrate that while treatments of the goddess may vary regionally, culturally, and historically, it is possible to note some consistencies in the overall picture of the goddess in Asia. The book provides a comprehensive treatment of the goddess, culminating in the selections that draw from research on Indian, Nepali, Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese traditions, seldom found in other works of similar subject. The volume will be useful for students in religious studies, gender studies, Asian studies, and women's studies. With the intent of making the volume truly broad in scope, an effort has been made to include works written by art historians, sociologists, anthropologists, and religious studies scholars. Culture cannot be separated from religion; they are intertwined as an organic whole, and variations manifest themselves in the rituals and daily lives of the people. In this sense, all the essays are interconnected: the goddess manifests in many forms and appeals to differing aspects of a particular culture as a paradigm of the divine feminine.
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The Demise Of Compassion

Author : Donald G. Davis
ISBN : 9781617777592
Genre : Religion
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Over the years, our nation's value system has been disrupted. During the rise of our present generation and the birthing of a new generation, our nation's caring and compassion appear to have diminished. People are more concerned with their own self-preservation and self-worth. Careers have become the focal point of men and women alike. People have become self-centered, looking for the advancement of their cause, and unfortunately, it is at the expense of love and compassion. Why is compassion in our society on the decline? Dr. Donald Davis seeks to find the causes of and solutions to this decline in his study, The Demise of Compassion: A Casualty of a Changing Culture. In this study, Dr. Davis explores: • compassion versus culture • the essence of compassion • the challenges facing compassion • and the path that is leading to compassion's demise • the road to recovery By utilizing over thirty years of pastoral experience with the thoughts of the leading experts on compassion, Dr. Davis provides a tough but fair look at what is happening in our modern society. Join Dr. Davis as he analyzes the trends in compassion today and shares simple, everyday ways that compassion can be restored in The Demise of Compassion: A Casualty of a Changing Culture.
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The Prophet And The Bodhisattva

Author : Charles R. Strain
ISBN : 9781630873325
Genre : Religion
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Can religious individuals and communities learn from each other in ways that will lead them to collaborate in addressing the great ethical challenges of our time, including climate change and endless warfare? This is the central question underlying The Prophet and the Bodhisattva. It juxtaposes two figures emblematic of an ideal moral life: the prophet as it evolved in ancient Israel and the bodhisattva as it flowered in Mahayana Buddhism. In particular, The Prophet and the Bodhisattva focuses on Daniel Berrigan and Thich Nhat Hanh, who in their lives embody and in their writings reflect upon their respective moral type. Berrigan, a Jesuit priest, pacifist, and poet, is best known for burning draft files in 1968 and for hammering and pouring blood on a nuclear warhead in 1980. His extensive writings on the Hebrew prophets reflect his life of nonviolent activism. Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk, Vietnamese exile, and poet struggled to end the conflict during the Vietnam War. Since then he has led the global movement that he named Engaged Buddhism and has written many commentaries on Mahayana scriptures. For fifty years both have been teaching us how to pursue peace and justice, a legacy we can draw upon to build a social ethics for our time.
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Author : James W. Goll
ISBN : 9780768423860
Genre : Religion
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Jesus demonstrated compassion in everything He did and everyone He touched. Jesus lived it and breathed it. He was and is compassion itself. Authors James and Michal Ann Goll share lessons they have learned from the Lord that will rekindle the compassion within you. As God is the source of all compassionate action, you will discover that your compassion is a reflection of His unfailing love.
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The Heart Is Noble

Author : O-rgyan-ʼphrin-las-rdo-rje (Karma-pa XVII)
ISBN : 9781611800012
Genre : Religion
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The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa presents a collection of teachings imparted to 16 American college student visitors to India with whom he discussed a wide range of pressing world issues while offering counsel on living in harmony with others and the planet.
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