FACES OF COMPASSION

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Faces Of Compassion

Author : Taigen Dan Leighton
ISBN : 9781614290230
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.
Category: Art

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

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.
Category: Christian ethics

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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The Full Severity Of Compassion

Author : Chana Kronfeld
ISBN : 9780804797214
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Yehuda Amichai (1924–2000) was the foremost Israeli poet of the twentieth century and an internationally influential literary figure whose poetry has been translated into some 40 languages. Hitherto, no comprehensive literary study of Amichai's poetry has appeared in English. This long-awaited book seeks to fill the gap. Widely considered one of the greatest poets of our time and the most important Jewish poet since Paul Celan, Amichai is beloved by readers the world over. Beneath the carefully crafted and accessible surface of Amichai's poetry lies a profound, complex, and often revolutionary poetic vision that deliberately disrupts traditional literary boundaries and distinctions. Chana Kronfeld focuses on the stylistic implications of Amichai's poetic philosophy and on what she describes as his "acerbic critique of ideology." She rescues Amichai's poetry from complacent appropriations, showing in the process how his work obliges us to rethink major issues in literary studies, including metaphor, intertextuality, translation, and the politics of poetic form. In spotlighting his deeply egalitarian outlook, this book makes the experimental, iconoclastic Amichai newly compelling.
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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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!
Category: Self-Help