Friday, November 16"Satyam Vada, Dharmam Chara" - Taittiriya Upanishad

Month: October 2016

The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living

The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living

Books & Reviews, Buddhism, Miscellaneous
An updated edition of a beloved classic, the original book on happiness, with new material from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Dr. Howard Cutler. Nearly every time you see him, he's laughing, or at least smiling. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling. He's the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and a hugely sought-after speaker and statesman. Why is he so popular? Even after spending only a few minutes in his presence you can't help feeling happier. If you ask him if he's happy, even though he's suffered the loss of his country, the Dalai Lama will give you an unconditional yes. What's more, he'll tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that "the very motion of our life is toward happiness." How to get there ha...
Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Vol. 1

Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Vol. 1

Books & Reviews, Miscellaneous
A revised and expanded anniversary edition of Conversations with God, Book 3. Neale Donald Walsch's groundbreaking conversation with God expands to universal proportions to include his discussion with God about "truths of the highest order, and the challenges and opportunities of the soul." The universal themes that this edition of Conversations with God, An Uncommon Dialogue explores include talks about the nature of God, the power of love, and the reality of fear; who we humans really are and who we are destined to become; and the evolution of the species that is about to take place in the universe. This volume of Walsch's discussions with God is a profound dialogue about the culture, philosophy, and spirituality of highly evolved beings—some of whom we call "aliens" or "ETs"—in other
Meditation: Man-perfection in God-satisfaction

Meditation: Man-perfection in God-satisfaction

Books & Reviews, Miscellaneous
This classic introduction remains an enduring favourite. With the simplicity and clarity that is the hallmark of Sri Chinmoy s writings, this comprehensive guide takes you from the first stages of concentration and meditation through the advanced practice of contemplation. Topics include: * Meditation techniques that anyone can learn * How to unfold your deepest spiritual self * Developing your power of concentration * How to find and keep lasting peace of mind * How to break through negative emotions like anger and fear * Awakening the heart center to discover the power of your soul . . . plus a special section in which Sri Chinmoy answers 150 questions on a wide range of experiences often encountered in meditation. Source: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1498164.Meditation
Memories of the Afterlife: Life-Between-Lives Stories of Personal Transformation

Memories of the Afterlife: Life-Between-Lives Stories of Personal Transformation

Books & Reviews, Miscellaneous
Dr. Michael Newton, best-selling author of Journey of Souls and Destiny of Souls, returns with a series of case studies that highlight the profound impact of spiritual regression on people’s everyday lives. Edited by Dr. Newton, these fascinating true accounts from around the world are handpicked and presented by Life Between Lives hypnotherapists certified by the Newton Institute. After recalling memories of their afterlife, the people in these studies embarked on life-changing spiritual journeys—reuniting with soul mates and spirit guides, and discovering the ramifications of life and  body choices, love relationships, and dreams by communing with their immortal souls. As gems of self-knowledge are revealed, dramatic epiphanies result, enabling these ordinary people to understand adversi
The Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna

The Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna

Books & Reviews, Sri Ramakrishna
This 1903 collection of the wisdom of the great sage logically arranges Ramakrishna's aphorisms to create a broad, practical, nonsectarian set of instructions about living a spiritual life. It inspired seekers after the divine a century ago, and it continues to do so today. Indian mystic SRI RAMAKRISHNA (1836-1886) was revered in the East for his keen, artistic intellect and his religious tolerance. He frequently worshipped alongside Muslims and Christians, which was unprecedented at the time. After he directed his disciple, Indian spiritualist SWAMI ABHEDANANDA (1866-1939), to travel the United States and Canada in the late 19th century to spread the teachings of Hindu Vedanta philosophy, he was soon beloved in the West as well. Source: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14571152-the-...
Autobiography of a Yogi

Autobiography of a Yogi

Books & Reviews, Miscellaneous
This acclaimed autobiography presents a fascinating portrait of one of the great spiritual figures of our time. With engaging candor, eloquence, and wit, Paramahansa Yogananda narrates the inspiring chronicle of his life: the experiences of his remarkable childhood, encounters with many saints and sages during his youthful search throughout India for an illumined teacher, ten years of training in the hermitage of a revered yoga master, and the thirty years that he lived and taught in America. Also recorded here are his meetings with Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Luther Burbank, the Catholic stigmatist Therese Neumann, and other celebrated spiritual personalities of East and West. Autobiography of a Yogi is at once a beautifully written account of an exceptional life and a profoun...
Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Books & Reviews, Miscellaneous
By Herman Hesse In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound signals the true beginning of his life—the beginning of suffering, rejection, peace, and, finally, wisdom. Source: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52036.Siddhartha