The Dalai Lama is both the living conscience of the Tibetan people and an internationally respected human rights symbol. His high-profile appearances and books have fueled the surging popularity of Buddhism in the United States and throughout the West. This new, up-to-date biography provides insight into the curious and winning personality of the Dalai Lama as a boy and his wisdom as a man. The Buddhist spiritual worlds and the Dalai Lama’s rarified role are engagingly and evenly presented.
The Dalai Lama’s story is revealed from his early family life to his experiences in the world, his education as the 14th incarnation of the Lama, his exile in India, and his current struggles to help Tibet regain its independence from China. Especially helpful is the clear historical overview of the Tibetan crisis after the Chinese invasion. A timeline and glossary also supplement the text. Though the book is written especially for high school students doing reports, it will also be of immense interest to general readers. [Read More]
The rise and fall of every human being has its effect on the overall human consciousness. Every lesson learnt, every mistake committed, every error corrected, every discovery, every invention, every insight, every idea, every revelation, every talent unfolded, every limit redefined, every thought released, every vibration experienced… by every individual paints yet another stroke in the evolution of human consciousness. When ‘a’ man lives his life with heightened awareness, his life helps humanity to gain a few years of maturity without having to live those few years. In effect, he fast-forwards humanity by a few years. Every being who is living his life with heightened awareness is actually doing God’s work… he has been delegated a responsibility by Existence to play a part in evolving human consciousness… [Read More]
Ken blanchard, one of the best known leadership and business experts, helps you understand and experience the art of influence by revealing the greatest life and leadership lessons he’s learned in his rich career as an educator and business leader. The heart of a leader offers blanchard’s insight and wisdom on: choosing values, aiming for excellence, maintaining integrity, finding the courage to change, helping others reach their potential and much more powerfully challenging and deeply inspiring, the heart of a leader will enable you to develop the courageous heart of a true leader, to master key attitudes and actions needed to impact lives around you and enjoy the profound wisdom that only ken blanchard can deliver. [Read More]
Presenting keys for mastering relationships and combating fear and addictions, this perceptive meditation reflects on methods for creating abundance and love. Examining the question How do we live rewarding inner spiritual lives in a constantly changing world?, this useful guide offers successful tips for countering negative habits and living more successfully each day. Full of wisdom, humor, and common sense, the book portrays conscious individuals as warriors battling the anxieties of modern life through intention and impeccability, as opposed to violent means. A practical journal of spiritual convergence is also included. [Read More]
What’s the difference between a dreamer and someone who achieves a dream? According to best-selling author Dr. John Maxwell, the answer lies in answering ten powerful, yet straightforward, questions. Whether you’ve lost sight of an old dream or you are searching for a new one within you, Put Your Dream to the Test provides a step-by-step action plan that you can start using today to see, own, and reach your dream. Dr. Maxwell draws on his forty years of mentoring experience to expertly guide you through the ten questions required of every successful dreamer.
“It’s one thing to have a dream. It’s another to do the things needed to achieve it,” says Maxwell. “If you’re willing to put your dream to the test?and do what’s needed to answer yes to the ten dream questions?then your odds are very good for seeing your dream become reality.”
Don’t leave your dream to chance. This book is a must-have and can make the difference between failure and success. [Read More]
Within this extraordinary memoir, Radhanath Swami weaves a colorful tapestry of adventure, mysticism, and love. Readers follow Richard Slavin from the suburbs of Chicago to the caves of the Himalayas as he transforms from young seeker to renowned spiritual guide. The Journey Home is an intimate account of the steps to self awareness and a penetrating glimpse into the heart of mystic traditions and the challenges that all souls must face on the road to inner harmony and a union with the Divine. Through near-death encounters, apprenticeships with advanced yogis, and years of travel along the pilgrim’s path, Radhanath Swami eventually reaches the inner sanctum of India’s mystic culture and finds the love he has been seeking. It is a tale told with rare candor, immersing the reader in a journey that is at once engaging, humorous, and heartwarming. [Read More]
“My purpose,” Mahatma Gandhi writes of this book, “is to describe experiments in the science of Satyagraha, not to say how good I am.” Satyagraha, Gandhi’s nonviolent protest movement (satya = true, agraha = firmness), came to stand, like its creator, as a moral principle and a rallying cry; the principle was truth and the cry freedom. The life of Gandhi has given fire and fiber to freedom fighters and to the untouchables of the world: hagiographers and patriots have capitalized on Mahatma myths. Yet Gandhi writes: “Often the title [Mahatma, Great Soul] has deeply pained me. . . . But I should certainly like to narrate my experiments in the spiritual field which are known only to myself, and from which I have derived such power as I possess for working in the political field.”
Clearly, Gandhi never renounced the world; he was neither pacifist nor cult guru. Who was Gandhi? In the midst of resurging interest in the man who freed India, inspired the American Civil Rights Movement, and is revered, respected, and misunderstood all over the world, the time is proper to listen to Gandhi himself — in his own words, his own “confessions,” his autobiography.
Gandhi made scrupulous truth-telling a religion and his Autobiography inevitably reminds one of other saints who have suffered and burned for their lapses. His simply narrated account of boyhood in Gujarat, marriage at age 13, legal studies in England, and growing desire for purity and reform has the force of a man extreme in all things. He details his gradual conversion to vegetarianism and ahimsa (non-violence) and the state of celibacy (brahmacharya, self-restraint) that became one of his more arduous spiritual trials. In the political realm he outlines the beginning of Satyagraha in South Africa and India, with accounts of the first Indian fasts and protests, his initial errors and misgivings, his jailings, and continued cordial dealings with the British overlords.
Gandhi was a fascinating, complex man, a brilliant leader and guide, a seeker of truth who died for his beliefs but had no use for martyrdom or sainthood. His story, the path to his vision of Satyagraha and human dignity, is a critical work of the twentieth century, and timeless in its courage and inspiration. [Read More]
Goodness has no need to enter the soul, wrote a 14th-century mystic it is there already, simply unperceived discovering your hidden spiritual resources is eknath easwarans phrase for the spark of divinity hidden in every one of us that can energize our lives love, compassion, meaning, hope and freedom from fear are not qualities we need to acquire, easwaran points out we simply need to uncover what we already have and in this book he shows us how throughout, the book is enlivened with inspiring quotes from some of the greatest mystics -among them meister eckhart, mechthild of magdeburg, teresa of avila and john ruysbroeck full of helpful suggestions for making spiritual ideals a practical part of daily life, this book will appeal to people who want to learn how to meditate [Read More]
Be more confident, self-assured, and appealing. Have more excitement, a better social life, and more peace of mind. Discover how to live everyday to its fullest. Life is reaching out to you with this message: There is more! Why do some people seem to have it all and for others mere existence is misery? Why are so many people unable to find real meaning and happiness? Aaron Lumpkin takes aim at why disparities exist between people and he offers solutions to help people live more exciting lives. Readers will discover: the 7 basic principles of success, the 8 emotional dangers of life, 15 ways to live a more meaningful life, 20 ways to develop a winning edge, and insights into making sense of ourselves and the world. Also included is a fascinating prize-winning essay on drug abuse by a high school student in the U. S. The book is an invaluable resource for anyone who desires to live a more fulfilling and successful life. [Read More]
Conversations with God Book 1 began a series that has been changing millions of lives for more than ten years. Finally, the bestselling series is now a movie, starring Henry Czerny (The Pink Panther and Clear and Present Danger) and Ingrid Boulting (The Last Tycoon). Produced and directed by Stephen Simon (producer of Somewhere in Time and What Dreams May Come) and distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films and Fox Home Entertainment, the theatrical release is set for October 27, 2006. The movie is the true account of Walsch (played by Cierny), who went from an unemployed homeless man to an “accidental spiritual messenger” and author of the bestselling book. [Read More]