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Enlightening Tales: as Told by Sri Swami Satchidananda
Sri Swami Satchidananda
Integral Yoga Publications
These delightful short stories turn on lights in the mind. Like Christ's parables, many tales exist in India that illustrate moral lessons in a vivid way. Satchidananda retells many of these in everyday language, making them feel close. He adds a few original tales of his own. Although I don't think every one of the tales suitable for children, most of them would delight both the parent who ...
Enlightening the World: The Creation of the Statue of Liberty
Yasmin Sabina Khan
Cornell Univ Pr
Ms. Khan tells us everything we ever wanted to know about the Statue of Liberty in her latest work. Ms. Khan's lively presentation of the facts kept me turning the pages, utterly captivated at every turn. While the Statue of Liberty is arguably one of the most important statues in the US, much of her fascinating history is unknown. Ms. Khan walks us through each of the events which culminated in ...
Buddha 9 To 5: The Eightfold Path to Enlightening Your Workplace and Improving Your Bottom Line
A wonderful guide for the workplace and everyday life
This book provides an easy to understand guide for attaining inner peace and happiness. The contents are useful not only in the business world but also in everyday life outside of the workplace.
Activation of Energy: Enlightening Reflections on Spiritual Energy
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Christianity within the bounds of Evolution
Chardin takes us through an ontological "proof" of his theory of man. By assigning to humanity the same laws that are assigned to the rest of the universe, Chardin levels the playing field between the exclusivity of matter and spirit. He describes the ascent of life into humanity, and posits that if the same essential rule of the universe applies in the future as it does today, that there is an ...
Scary, Gross, and Enlightening Books for Boys Grades 3-12
Deborah B. Ford
Scary, Gross, and Enlightening: Books for Boys Grades 3-12 is the helpful new reference handbook for educators looking for just the right books to captivate the imaginations of boys in a way that makes reading fun as well as effective. In chapters than span the full range of categories and genres, Scary, Gross, and Enlightening surveys the latest and greatest titles aimed at boys in the primary and secondary grades, including nonfiction, ...
Enlightening Revolutions: Essays in Honor of Ralph Lerner
The essays collected in this volume make a serious, enlightened contribution to the history of political philosophy. While offering striking new interpretations of crucial texts and events in the history of the West, they illuminate fundamental questions of politics, religion, and philosophy.
Enlightening Object Lessons for Children (Object Lesson Series)
Robert S. Coombs
Baker Book House
Great book, a must to do your own Childeren's Sermon.
A really great book, that can benefit anyone.
The Mind Is Mightier Than the Sword: Enlightening the Mind, Opening the Heart
Lama Surya Das
This book is written straight from heart of Lama Surya Das. That is why it is so powerful. Based on decades of raw practice and experience, this book hits you like a lion's roar. My personal favourite is Chapter 3 - Swooping from Above, containing an important secret oral pith-instruction of the Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje. This gently whispered instruction is a wonderful guide to a profound ...
St. Petersburg Nights: Enlightening Story of Life and Science in Russia
William Campbell Douglass II
Rhino Publishing, S.A.
"What in blazes am I doing here?!" ~ My first St Petersburg night was spent on a filthy train, sleeping in a cold compartment with three strangers who probably were smugglers. I was asking for it. thieves were everywhere, and tourists were a major target. They would think nothing of cutting off your finger for a gold ring, worth a year's pay... Why on earth would I want to spend a year living in the 'evil empire?" Believe me, friends and ...
All in My Head: An Epic Quest to Cure an Unrelenting, Totally Unreasonable, and Only Slightly Enlightening ...
Da Capo Press
Thank You, Paula!
Hi Paula, I just finished your remarkable book, All In my Head. Thank you, thank you, thank you a zillion times for writing it. Pretty much everything you describe: your daily experience living with constant head, face, neck pain and your exhaustive (and exhausting) trials with doctors and quacks, endless experimentation with alternative medicine, every neurological drug known to mankind, the ...
Enlightening Remarks on Painting by Shih-T'Ao (Pacific Asia Museum Monographs)
Richard E. Strassberg
Pacific Asia Museum
A masterful translation of an Asian Treasure
To a fan or student of Asian Art the name Shih Tao is familiar. Excerpts from his text 'Enlightening Remarks on Painting'that he wrote in the 17th century/Ching Dynasty are often republished. Shih Tao masterfully wove many strands in his philosophy of art. You will find in this text the currents of Taoism and Buddhism that flowed from his meditative and artistic practice.This book by Richard ...
Enlightening Cinderella: Beyond the Prince Charming Fantasy
Suzanne E. Harrill
My husband realized it wasn't my fault
Accessible. Lighthearted but deeply wise. I read this book on a friend's recommendation because my husband is having a mid-life crisis. I got him to read this book and he said, "Oh, I've been projecting." In other words, he was blaming me for things about himself that he didn't like. It was an important step in a living nightmare that came after 15 years of a mostly wonderful marriage. If only we ...
The Art Within Portrait Photography: A Master Photographer's Revealing and Enlightening Look at Portraiture
Exploring the art and creativity that exists in portraiture allows us to create a greater awareness of ourselves and our surroundings. From Glamour to Children, Couples, Families, Pets, Executives and more, Klaus Bohn's work lets us really see the emotions, feelings and art contained within these images. Klaus Bohn explores unique compositional elements as well as the use of space, shapes and forms in many of his photographs. His skills ...
Enlightening the World: Encyclopedie, The Book That Changed the Course of History
Philipp Blom is a delightful writer and this is a fascinating and highly entertaining history of the great French Encyclopedie created over the course of 25 turbulent years in the mid-1700s. Despite the title, this is really a book about people, with the encyclopedie as thread to tie the stories together. I have very little background in 18th C European/French history Blom makes it entirely ...
Enlightening the British: Knowledge, discovery and the museum in the eighteenth century (None)
British Museum Press
The British Museum was born into a world of intellectual turbulence and intensive enquiry - the Age of Enlightenment. Established in 1753 by Act of Parliament as the first national museum of its kind in the world, it naturally reflected contemporary cultural enterprise throughout Europe and further afield. Exploration around the globe had already produced a vast range of new discoveries: collections had sprung up in which scholars attempted to ...
The Bliss of Freedom : A Contemporary Mystic's Enlightening Journey
Profound mystical experience by a westerner
My comparative religion professor included this book on a recommended reading list as an example of profound mystical experience written by a westerner. I have read fairly extensively in this field and consider the level of spiritual mastery expressed by Master Charles in this book to be a least on a par with the more profound examples of mystical realization I am aware of, both Eastern and ...
Enlightening Romanticism, Romancing the Enlightenment
Miriam L. Wallace
As eighteenth-century scholarship expands its range, and disciplinary boundaries such as Enlightenment and Romanticism are challenged, novels published during the rich period from 1750 to 1832 have become a contested site of critical overlap. In this volume, scholars who typically write under the rubric of either the long eighteenth century or Romanticism examine novels often claimed by both scholarly periods. This shared enterprise opens new ...
Polishing the Diamond, Enlightening the Mind: Reflections of a Korean Buddhist Master
Jae Woong Kim
Unique, Practical, and Simple but Profound Instructions
At the start, I considered this book another Buddhist book written in English but as soon as I finished reading the section, "ABOUT THE MASTER'S TEACHING", I was hooked to the core of the instructions. The striking core to me was "whenever a thought or an emotion occurs in your mind, offer it up to Buddha with reverence." Offering up to Buddha is termed "surrendering." Then, what do we offer ...
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