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How To Attain Enlightenment

Author : James Swartz
ISBN : 9781591810940
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Enlightenment has been eagerly sought for generations as a means to remove the limitations that compromise one's happiness. Vedanta, the science of self-inquiry, has been described as the grandfather of all enlightenment traditions. James Swartz explains and unfolds the methods of Vedanta in his direct style, while unravelling the myths and mysteries behind the enlightened state. But this book does not simply present one more set of spiritual techniques; it presents a comprehensive body of knowledge and practice that has successfully directed the inquiry into the nature of reality by untold thousands of enlightened beings. The author starts from the point of view of any individual seeking happiness and logically walks the seeker through the whole spiritual path. The book explains how self-inquiry affects the lives of those who practice it, including its effects on personality, relationships, and the mind. The book considers the qualifications necessary for enlightenment, as well as the obstacles encountered on all spiritual paths, and unfolds proven methods. The ancient teachings of Vedanta, once available only to those who could receive them directly from the sages of India, are now accessible to anyone with a hunger for freedom and enlightenment.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Striving To Attain Enlightenment

Author : Pankaj Kumar
ISBN : 9781946869937
Genre : Self-Help
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The book is a collection of essays about how one can attain enlightenment and overcome a personal crisis. The essays will enable a reader to think over questions concerning his life and draw his/her own conclusions. They will assist the process of introspection and solving of personal problems. Each essay can be read independently. Among the topics covered are writing for personal growth, how books can change lives, mantra meditation and walking. The book stresses that a moderate amount of work is good for us. The perspectives of thinkers on contemporary issues are given. Then there are essays on the art of writing and journalism. The chapters on psychology would benefit anyone facing a personal crisis, but they are not intended to be a substitute for professional care. The book grew out of the author's reading, journal writing, meditation and interactions with thinkers and saints. Ultimately, a man or woman has to make efforts himself to attain enlightenment and what a book can do is offer the motivation to carry on. The great philosophical truths remain the same over the centuries, but what this book does is to present them in simple, clear language suitably adapted for the present times.
Category: Self-Help

The Essence Of Enlightenment

Author : James Swartz
ISBN : 1591812771
Genre : Philosophy
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The counterintuitive, radical message of Vedanta, the ancient science of self-inquiry, is that reality is non-dual consciousness. What this means and how it benefits people in their quest for freedom from limitation is the subject of this inspirational book. In an accessible style, James Swartz's new book develops teachings introduced in his popular first one, How to Attain Enlightenment, covering topics such as values and the enlightened person, dharma and the essence of enlightenment, and the relationship between consciousness, the individual, and the total. Demystifying enlightenment, Swartz makes Vedanta understandable to all.
Category: Philosophy

Enlightenment

Author : Sirshree
ISBN : 9788184151558
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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ATTAINING COMPLETE ENLIGHTENMENT The very purpose of man’s life is Enlightenment – the realization of our oneness with the Universal Consciousness through the experience of our essential nature. Self Realisation is just the beginning. Being stabilized in the experience of supreme unbroken bliss, the qualities of the Self are expressed through the human body. Thus the journey of Complete Enlightenment is from Self Realisation to Self Stabilisation to Self Expression. This book is a definitive guide on various questions that a seeker on the quest for enlightenment has. What is enlightenment? How can it be attained? What are the paths and the roadblocks? What are the missing links? The completeness to Enlightenment is provided by the five sections of this book, viz. The Meaning – WHAT is Enlightenment? The Major block – WHEN is it attained? The Methods – HOW to attain it? The Magnificent State – WHERE does it lead to? This book also throws light on prevalent beliefs about Enlightenment. We need not wait until ‘death or a Judgment day’ in the hope of deliverance. The Self can be experienced now! This book unfolds this supreme possibility of our life.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Socrates And The Enlightenment Path

Author : William Bodri
ISBN : 9781609254049
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The basis of Western thought and, indeed, our educational system can be attributed to the Greek philosophers: Plato, Socrates, Aristotle. One of Socrates--most enduring concepts, the importance of self-knowing and self-perfection (know thyself), has been echoed throughout Western literature and has many reverberations within Eastern thought. William Bodri shows that Socrates had attained a spiritual stage called samadhi, satisfying the requirements specified in Buddhist systems of one who had attained enlightenment. Bodri points to the comparisons and contrasts between East and West, illuminating both Buddhist and Socratic thought. Using Socrates as an example, Bodri calls for the broadening of our Western ideas of learning to encompass spiritual knowing.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Steps On The Path To Enlightenment

Author : Lhundub Sopa
ISBN : 9781614290308
Genre : Religion
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Geshe Lhundub Sopa's Steps on the Path to Enlightenment is a landmark commentary on what is perhaps the most elaborate and elegant Tibetan presentation of the Buddhist path, Tsongkhapa's monumental Lamrim Chenmo. In this third volume of five, readers are acquainted with the bodhisattva's path and the altruistic desire to make service to others the driving force of spiritual development. It begins with an explanation of what distinguishes the Mahayana practitioner from other Buddhists and goes on to describe the nature of bodhichitta. Geshe Sopa then provides a detailed commentary on the two methods to develop this awakening attitude: the techniques of sevenfold cause-and-effect and exchanging self and other. While bodhichitta's significance in Mahayana Buddhism is universally known, Geshe Sopa illustrates how bodhichitta can motivate a devoted practitioner toward complete enlightenment and how this is accomplished through the performance of the bodhisattva perfections. Whether engaged in a scholarly study or personal practice of the Lamrim Chenmo, Geshe Sopa's guiding voice leads readers to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the bodhisattva way.
Category: Religion

Joyful Path Of Good Fortune

Author : Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
ISBN : 8120816676
Genre : Buddhism
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Joyful Path of Good Fortune presents the complete Buddhist path to enlightenment in a form that is easy to understand and put into practice. Enriched with stories and illuminating analogies, it presents the essential meaning of all Buddha`s teachings in the order in which they are to be practised, giving step-by-step guidance on all the meditations leading to full enlightenment.
Category: Buddhism

Enlightenment 101

Author : Jan Esmann
ISBN : 098477677X
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Why a book about fallacies? Why be so negative and focus on what is wrong? Well, first of all because correcting wrong notions is an important part of any teaching, second because it becomes an excuse to propose correct understanding in the context of misunderstanding. For this reason, I have examined common ideas and beliefs that have become widely accepted, but which upon closer examination are seen to be fallacious. Here are a few examples: * Our only obstacle keeping us from fully awakening is our mind - therefore we must stop the mind. * To attain Spiritual enlightenment, you must still your mind, detach from all the worldly distractions. * The very entry point into the ego-less state or the enlightened state is the present moment. The ego can only be transcended by accessing the present moment. * Our own intense emotions - even negative ones - can be a path for spiritual growth towards enlightenment. * The common basic definition of enlightenment is that the enlightened one lives in total and constant contact with the divine, that this persons ego is permanently dissolved in divine ecstasy, and that the person in all acts and words is a pure channel for the divine energy. * Enlightenment is the understanding that I am everything that is. * Enlightenment is a process of peeling back the many layers of the ego to experience your true radiant infinite Self.
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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Enlightenment Answers To The Profound And Mundane Questions Of Spiritual Life

Author : G. Tyler Wright
ISBN : 1726810224
Genre : Self-Help
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This is the book the world has been waiting for!Answers to over one hundred and eighty of the most important questions on enlightenment and spiritual awakening are at your fingertips!The keys to attaining enlightenment are available, and the path towards spiritual awakening is here now. You can have them, if you are ready...These answers have already helped thousands of people better understand their spiritual life, and they are now available to you!This book begins with a look at what enlightenment really is, and how we can attain it. We look happiness and how we can attain it. We look at spiritual awakenings, and we also look at Kundalini awakenings, dispelling myths and guiding seekers to a deeper understanding of both.We answer questions on meditation in order to help people set up effective meditation practices, and we answer many questions on the mind, to help clarify the part the mind plays in our spiritual awakening.From there we go on to look at how our family life and our friendships are affected by our spiritual growth, and how we can help those we love to grow with us. We see the humor and joy in living a life of spiritual growth with a family!You will find the author's story told from different perspectives to point out various truths experienced along the spiritual path.It has been said before: If you enjoy seeking and do not want to reach your goal, then this book is not for you. If on the other hand, you are tired of glimpses of the truth and want more than just knowing that enlightenment is out there somewhere, if you believe you are ready to know who you really are at your core, and if you can believe the time is now for you to reach your goal, then this book will lead you there!Now is your time to understand what spiritual awakenings are, to know what your mind is, and to see yourself from an awakened perspective. Your personal enlightenment awaits!The time to know yourself is now, and these answer will help you clarify your understanding of your spiritual self.Do you really want to know who you are Then trust your inner guidance system and take what could be your final step along the path of self-knowledge towards your ultimate goal!Start now and take your final steps to awakening and enlightenment!
Category: Self-Help

Modern Buddhism

Author : Kelsang Gyatso
ISBN : 9781616060060
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A guide to the Buddha's teachings explains the fundamentals of Buddhist meditation and philosophy and provides practical explanations for developing compassion and wisdom to achieve lasting happiness.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit