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Zen and the Art of Running - The Path to Making Peace with Your Pace (Paperback): Larry Shapiro Zen and the Art of Running - The Path to Making Peace with Your Pace (Paperback)
Larry Shapiro
R306 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R57 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"All that I am, I am because of my mind."
Paavo Nurmi, Olympic runner with nine gold medals in track & field

All runners strive to get in the ?zone, ? but here they?ll learn to enter the ZEN ?zone?! By adopting Buddha's mindful approach, you will discover you can run longer, faster, and harder. This book shows how to align body and mind for success on?and off?the track! Iron Man triathlete and philosophy professor Larry Shapiro coaches you to:

  • Walk the talk: Get out and run
  • Practice mindfulness: Train harder
  • Visualize success: Race the Zen way
  • Accept and let go: Cope peacefully with injuries and aging
Complete with case studies, testimonials, and training techniques, this guide inspires seasoned runners and first timers alike to pound the path to enlightenment?one stride at a time!
From a Mountain In Tibet - A Monk's Journey (Hardcover): Yeshe Losal Rinpoche From a Mountain In Tibet - A Monk's Journey (Hardcover)
Yeshe Losal Rinpoche 1
R340 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R68 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Lama Yeshe didn't see a car until he was fifteen years old. In his quiet village, he and other children ran through fields with yaks and mastiffs. The rhythm of life was anchored by the pastoral cycles. The arrival of Chinese army cars in 1959 changed everything. In the wake of the deadly Tibetan Uprising, he escaped to India through the Himalayas as a refugee. One of only 13 survivors out of 300 travellers, he spent the next few years in America, experiencing the excesses of the Woodstock generation before reforming in Europe. Now in his seventies and a leading monk at the Samye Ling monastery in Scotland - the first Buddhist centre in the West - Lama Yeshe casts a hopeful look back at his momentous life. From his learnings on self-compassion and discipline to his trials and tribulations with loss and failure, his poignant story mirrors our own struggles. Written with erudition and humour, From a Mountain in Tibet shines a light on how the most desperate of situations can help us to uncover vital life lessons and attain lasting peace and contentment.

Songs of Tukoba (Hardcover): Gail Omvedt, Bharat Patankar Songs of Tukoba (Hardcover)
Gail Omvedt, Bharat Patankar
R950 R756 Discovery Miles 7 560 Save R194 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tukoba (Tukaram) was a seventeenth-century Bhakti Sant (saint-poet) of the Varkari movement in Maharashtra. He is still considered the best Marathi poet. These new translations by Gail Omvedt and Bharat Patankar seek to capture the wonder of his writing, his lyricism and his profound meanings.

Dalai Lama: An Appeal to the World - The Way to Peace in a Time of Division (Hardcover): Dalai Lama Dalai Lama: An Appeal to the World - The Way to Peace in a Time of Division (Hardcover)
Dalai Lama; Edited by Franz Alt
R280 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R75 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In An Appeal to the World, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet illuminates the way to peace in our time, arguing for a form of universal ethics that goes beyond religion – values we all share as humans that can help us create unity and peace to heal our world.


‘I see with ever greater clarity that our spiritual well-being depends not on religion, but on our innate human nature, our natural affinity for goodness, compassion and caring for others’

In this urgent ‘appeal to the world’, His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses our time of division, calling on us to draw upon the innate goodness of our shared humanity to overcome the rancour, mistrust, and divisiveness that threaten world peace and sustainability.

Working with trusted collaborator Franz Alt, the Dalai Lama calls on the better angels of our nature to tackle a wide range of contemporary issues, from war, violence and intolerance to climate change, global hunger and materialism. Applying the techniques and teachings of Tibetan Buddhism – from listening and contemplation to meditation and nonviolence – His Holiness provides a roadmap forward.

Brief yet profound, An Appeal to the World is an inspiring message of love and optimism that can truly change the world.

ZEN - The Authentic Gate (Paperback): Koun Yamada ZEN - The Authentic Gate (Paperback)
Koun Yamada; Edited by Molly Delight Whitehead
R425 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R119 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Inward - Vipassana Meditation and the Embodiment of the Self (Paperback): Michal Pagis Inward - Vipassana Meditation and the Embodiment of the Self (Paperback)
Michal Pagis
R578 Discovery Miles 5 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Western society has never been more interested in interiority. Indeed, it seems more and more people are deliberately looking inward--toward the mind, the body, or both. Michal Pagis's Inward focuses on one increasingly popular channel for the introverted gaze: vipassana meditation, which has spread from Burma to over forty countries and counting. Lacing her account with vivid anecdotes and personal stories, Pagis turns our attention not only to the practice of vipassana but to the communities that have sprung up around it. Inward is also a social history of the westward diffusion of Eastern religious practices spurred on by the lingering effects of the British colonial presence in India. At the same time Pagis asks knotty questions about what happens when we continually turn inward, as she investigates the complex relations between physical selves, emotional selves, and our larger social worlds. Her book sheds new light on evergreen topics such as globalization, social psychology, and the place of the human body in the enduring process of self-awareness.

Dreams of Light - The Profound Daytime Practice of Lucid Dreaming (Paperback): Andrew Holecek Dreams of Light - The Profound Daytime Practice of Lucid Dreaming (Paperback)
Andrew Holecek
R501 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Save R87 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

With Dreams of Light, a world-renowned expert in lucid dreaming and Tibetan dream yoga guides us into the tradition's daytime practices Most of us are absolutely certain that we're awake here and now-it's a given, right? Yet, according to Tibetan dream yoga, ordinary waking life is in fact a delusion, as illusory as our nightly dreams. In his previous book Dream Yoga, Andrew Holecek guided us into Tibet's nocturnal path of lucid dreaming and other dimensions of sleeping consciousness. Now, with Dreams of Light, he offers us a step-by-step guide to Tibetan dream yoga's daytime practices. Known in Tibet as the "illusory form" practices, these teachings include insights, meditations, and actions to help us realize the dreamlike nature of our lives. Through an in-depth exploration of the tradition, beginners and seasoned practitioners alike will learn everything they need to enter the unexplored realms of our waking states. "If you've struggled to awaken in your dreams," teaches Holecek, "these techniques will often spark spontaneous lucidity during sleep. And if you're already a successful lucid dreamer, they will open you to new depths of experience throughout your day." For those curious about altered states of consciousness, psychedelic therapies, and near-death and out-of-body experiences, Dreams of Light opens a time-honored gateway to kindred-and for many, even more profound-terrains of perception.

Vajrasattva Meditation - An Illustrated Guide (Paperback): Khenpo Yeshe Phuntsok Vajrasattva Meditation - An Illustrated Guide (Paperback)
Khenpo Yeshe Phuntsok
R435 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R117 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Walk step by step through the stages of this tantric ritual of purification with inspired commentary and sixty full-color illustrations.
The force of our past actions makes it hard to attain our goals, including success in meditation. And so Buddhism has developed methods for purifying our past, clearing the obstacles to success and fulfillment. One of the most popular methods for karmic housekeeping, one common to all schools of Tibetan Buddhism, is the preparatory practice of visualizing the buddha Vajrasattva and reciting his hundred-syllable mantra. It is considered an essential foundation for the success of spiritual endeavor.
The practice of Vajrasattva is often the first experience practitioners have of trying to perform tantric ritual. Combining prayers, visualizations, mantra recitations, and multiple styles of meditation, it can be hard for those who did not grow up in the tradition to know how to proceed. This friendly volume by a young Tibetan lama with many followers in China lays out the practice step by step accompanied by sixty color illustrations.

Basic Practices of Universal Healing Tao - An Illustrated Guide to Levels 1 Through 6 (Paperback, Original): Mantak Chia,... Basic Practices of Universal Healing Tao - An Illustrated Guide to Levels 1 Through 6 (Paperback, Original)
Mantak Chia, William U. Wei
R597 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R211 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Organized progressively by level and system for quick reference during practice or teaching, this illustrated guide covers all of the foundational exercises in the Universal Healing Tao's first 6 levels of instruction. Keyed to the corresponding book for each complete practice, such as Healing Light of the Taoand Chi Self-Massage, this guide includes 220 exercises from more than 20 of Master Mantak Chia's practice systems, including the Inner Smile, the Six Healing Sounds, the Microcosmic Orbit, Iron Shirt Chi Kung, Wisdom Chi Kung, Tao Yin, Chi Nei Tsang, Cosmic Detox, Bone Marrow Nei Kung, Cosmic Healing, Tendon Nei Kung, and Karsai Nei Kung. Offering a comprehensive reference to the beginning and intermediate practices of the Universal Healing Tao, this book allows you to build a regular Taoist practice combining internal and external chi and sexual energy exercises from the full range of Master Chia's teachings, enabling you to purify, transform, regenerate, and transcend not only your own energy but the energy around you as well.

Dalai Lama: His Essential Wisdom (Hardcover): Carol Kelly-Gangi Dalai Lama: His Essential Wisdom (Hardcover)
Carol Kelly-Gangi
R279 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R91 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness." The Dalai Lama has travelled the globe to spread his message of compassion, love, peace and kindness. This book gathers hundreds of inspiring quotations from His Holiness, drawn largely from his writings, teachings, interviews, speeches and other statements made during more than a half-century as the exiled spiritual leader of the Tibetan people.

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Damien Keown Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Damien Keown 1
R248 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R50 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This Very Short Introduction offers readers a superb overview of the teachings of the Buddha, as well as a succinct guide to the integration of Buddhism into daily life. What are the distinctive features of Buddhism? Who was the Buddha, and what are his teachings? Words such as "karma" and "nirvana" have entered our vocabulary, but what do they mean? Damien Keown provides a lively, informative response to these frequently asked questions about Buddhism. As he sheds light into how Buddhist thought developed over the centuries, Keown also highlights how contemporary dilemmas can be faced from a Buddhist perspective.
In the second edition Keown provides new perspectives on Buddhist thought, including up-to-date material about the evolution of Buddhism throughout Asia, the material culture of Buddhism and its importance, new teachings on the ethics of war and peace, and changes to ethnicity, class, and gender.
About the Series:
Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library. Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.

The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali - A New Translation and Commentary (Paperback, New edition): Georg Feuerstein The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali - A New Translation and Commentary (Paperback, New edition)
Georg Feuerstein
R359 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R128 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Approximately two thousand years old, The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjaliis the landmark scripture on classical yoga. The translation and commentary provided here by Georg Feuerstein are outstanding for their accessibility and their insight into the essential meaning of this ancient and complex text. A scholar of international renown who has studied and practiced yoga since the age of fourteen, Feuerstein also brings to The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali his experience as a professional indologist. His faithful and informed rendering of the aphorisms (sutras) is based on extensive personal research into the Sanscrit sources. Each word is explained so that the entire text becomes readily available to the western reader and student of yoga.

Buddhism is Not What You Think - Finding Freedom Beyond Beliefs (Paperback): Steve Hagen Buddhism is Not What You Think - Finding Freedom Beyond Beliefs (Paperback)
Steve Hagen
R347 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R66 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Bestselling author and renowned Zen teacher Steve Hagen penetrates the most essential and enduring questions at the heart of the Buddha's teachings: How can we see the world in each moment, rather than merely as what we think, hope, or fear it is? How can we base our actions on reality, rather than on the longing and loathing of our hearts and minds? How can we live lives that are wise, compassionate, and in tune with reality? And how can we separate the wisdom of Buddhism from the cultural trappings and misconceptions that have come to be associated with it?

Drawing on down-to-earth examples from everyday life and stories from Buddhist teachers past and present, Hagen tackles these fundamental inquiries with his trademark lucid, straightforward prose. The newcomer to Buddhism will be inspired by this accessible and provocative introduction, and those more familiar with Buddhism will welcome this much needed hands-on guide to understanding what it truly means to be awake. By being challenged to question what we take for granted, we come to see the world as it truly is. Buddhism Is Not What You Think offers a profound and clear path to a life of joy and freedom.

Metaphysical Meditations - Universal Prayers Affirmations and Visualisations (Paperback, New edition): Paramahansa Yogananda Metaphysical Meditations - Universal Prayers Affirmations and Visualisations (Paperback, New edition)
Paramahansa Yogananda
R152 R123 Discovery Miles 1 230 Save R29 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this book Paramahansa Yogananda offers prayers and affirmations that beginners and experienced meditators alike can use to awaken the boundless joy, peace, and inner freedom of the soul.

Includes introductory instructions on how to meditate. An encouraging guide that teaches us through our own experience how to spiritually enrich our everyday life.

Three Jewels II, Part 3 (Hardcover): Sanghara Kshita Three Jewels II, Part 3 (Hardcover)
Sanghara Kshita
R822 R776 Discovery Miles 7 760 Save R46 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For Buddhists everywhere, the Three Jewels - the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha - are at the heart of daily life and practice. But how can we engage with these precious ideals in a way that makes a difference to how we live? In this, the companion volume to The Three Jewels I, in which the nature of Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels is explored, are gathered three much-loved books: Who is the Buddha?, What is the Dharma?, and What is the Sangha? In this volume, Sangharakshita tackles a great range of subjects, offering original and imaginative perspectives on all the topics one might expect an introduction to Buddhism to cover - karma and rebirth, Nirvana and the spiral path, and the nature of Buddhahood itself, as well as clear and pragmatic guidance on matters of personal concern, such as individuality, fidelity, gratitude, parenthood and seeking a spiritual teacher. The teachings are underpinned by many references to the Pali canon and other sources, to provide an authentic guide to the Dharma life in all its aspects, and much encouragement and inspiration to live that life to the full.

The Ramayana - A Modern Retelling of the Great Indian Epic (Paperback, 1st North Point Press pbk. ed): Ramesh Menon The Ramayana - A Modern Retelling of the Great Indian Epic (Paperback, 1st North Point Press pbk. ed)
Ramesh Menon
R489 R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Save R88 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The great Indian epic rendered in modern prose
India's most beloved and enduring legend, the "Ramayana "is widely acknowledged to be one of the world's great literary masterpieces. Still an integral part of India's cultural and religious expression, the Ramayana was originally composed by the Sanskrit poet Valmiki around 300 b.c. The epic of Prince Rama's betrayal, exile, and struggle to rescue his faithful wife, Sita, from the clutches of a demon and to reclaim his throne has profoundly affected the literature, art, and culture of South and Southeast Asia-an influence most likely unparalleled in the history of world literature, except, possibly, for the Bible. Throughout the centuries, countless versions of the epic have been produced in numerous formats and languages. But previous English versions have been either too short to capture the magnitude of the original; too secular in presenting what is, in effect, scripture; or dry, line-by-line translations. Now novelist Ramesh Menon has rendered the tale in lyrical prose that conveys all the beauty and excitement of the original, while making this spiritual and literary classic accessible to a new generation of readers.

Ramayana - A Tale of Gods and Demons (Paperback, New Ed): Ranchor Prime Ramayana - A Tale of Gods and Demons (Paperback, New Ed)
Ranchor Prime; Illustrated by B. G Sharma
R311 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R57 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From the kingdom of Ayodhya to the isle of Lanka, we are transported to a land that has inspired morality and spiritual tradition for thousands of years. On the eve if his enthronement, Rama, the beloved prince of Ayodhya, is banished to the forest as a result of a sinister plot. Along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana, Rama accepts his destiny and departs as the kingdom mourns his loss. His exile, however, proves to have a deeper meaning as Rama becomes the protector of the forest sages and sparks the fury of Ravana, the seemingly invincible demon who terrorizes both humans and gods alike. In a vengeful act, Ravana kidnaps Sita, taking her across the ocean to Lanka. Now Rama, with the help of an army of monkeys, must fight to reclaim his dear bride and his honor.

The Jade Emperor's Mind Seal Classic - The Taoist Guide to Health Longevity and Immortality (Paperback, New edition):... The Jade Emperor's Mind Seal Classic - The Taoist Guide to Health Longevity and Immortality (Paperback, New edition)
Stuart Alve Olson
R382 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R62 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Taoist mystics claim that it is possible to achieve immortality: "Within each of us dwells the medicine to cure the affliction of mortality." Now Western readers can access the wisdom of Taoist masters on the subject of immortality through the first English translations of three classic Taoist treatises: The Jade Emperor's Mind Seal Classic; The Immortals, from the Pao P'u Tzu by Ko Hung of the Sung Dynasty; and The Three Treasures of Immortality, from the Dragon Gate Sect. THE JADE EMPEROR'S MIND SEAL CLASSIC teaches that one can attain immortality through the cultivation of the three treasures of Taoism: ching (sexual and physical energy), qi (breath and vital energy), and shen (spirit and mental energy). Chinese history is sprinkled with accounts of individuals who applied the lessons of the Jade Emperor and lived up to 200 years. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of Taoism, martial arts, and Chinese history and culture, Stuart Alve Olson accompanies his translations with informative commentary that explains the historical context of the texts as well as demonstrates the practical applications of their teachings in contemporary life.

What Time is It? You Mean Now?: Advice for Life from the Zennest Master of them All (Paperback, Simon & Schuste): Yogi Berra What Time is It? You Mean Now?: Advice for Life from the Zennest Master of them All (Paperback, Simon & Schuste)
Yogi Berra
R323 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R22 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Could Confucius hit a curveball?
Could Yoda block the plate?
Can the Dalai Lama dig one out of the dirt?

No, there is only one Zen master who could contemplate the circle of life while rounding the bases.

Who is this guru lurking in the grand old game? Well, he's the winner of ten World Series rings, a member of both the Hall of Fame and the All-Century Team, and perhaps the most popular and beloved ballplayer of all time. And without effort or artifice he's waxed poetic on the mysteries of time ("It gets late awful early out there"), the meaning of community ("It's so crowded nobody goes there anymore"), and even the omnipresence of hope in the direst circumstances ("It ain't over 'til it's over").

It's Yogi Berra, of course, and in What Time Is It? You Mean Now? Yogi expounds on the funny, warm, borderline inadvertent insights that are his trademark. Twenty-six chapters, one for each letter, examine the words, the meaning, and the uplifting example of a kid from St. Louis who grew up to become the consummate Yankee and the ultimate Yogi.

Spiritual Initiation and the Breakthrough of Consciousness - The Bond of Power (Paperback, 2): Joseph Chilton Pearce Spiritual Initiation and the Breakthrough of Consciousness - The Bond of Power (Paperback, 2)
Joseph Chilton Pearce
R357 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R65 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Explains the phenomenon of "shaktipat, " the spiritual transmission of power from a teacher to a devotee
- Shows how technology has eroded personal power and how insight and awareness can play a higher role in our lives
- Reveals how insight is the vehicle for profound self-transformation
"Shakti" is the creative force, the bonding power, that holds the universe together. "Shaktipat" is the moment when enlightenment is conferred upon a student instantaneously by his master's touch. The guru conferring "shaktipat" creates a bond of power in those who have accepted him or her as their teacher. In "Spiritual Initiation and the Breakthrough of Consciousness "Joseph Chilton Pearce describes his experience of "shaktipat "from his teacher Swami Muktananda. From this awakening Pearce experiences a dramatic shift of mind and comes to the realization that perception is reality and that insight is our only vehicle for profound self-transformation.
Oneness with God is the birthright of every individual, though we are culturally vaccinated to resist experiencing this higher consciousness. Our search for objective truth has lead us not to wholeness, but instead to the belief that we have no bond to each other, to God, or to an inanimate, physical world. Our technology reduces our ability to experience revelation and leads us instead toward the chatter of confused thinking. The challenge faced by modern humanity, which is the challenge Muktananda gave to his students, is to passionately gather up the scattered fragments of our lives and channel them into the creative realm, where with insight or revelation we will be able to become more than ourselves.

The Analects - An Illustrated Edition (Paperback, An Illustrated): Confucius The Analects - An Illustrated Edition (Paperback, An Illustrated)
Confucius; Illustrated by C.C. Tsai; Translated by Brian Bruya; Foreword by Michael Puett
R545 R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Save R98 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For the first time in one volume, The Analects illustrated by bestselling cartoonist C. C. Tsai C. C. Tsai is one of Asia's most popular cartoonists, and his editions of the Chinese classics have sold more than 40 million copies in over twenty languages. This volume presents Tsai's delightful graphic adaptation of The Analects, one of the most influential books of all time and a work that continues to inspire countless readers today. Tsai's expressive drawings bring Confucius and his students to life as no other edition of the Analects does. See Confucius engage his students over the question of how to become a leader worth following in a society of high culture, upward mobility, and vicious warfare. Which virtues should be cultivated, what makes for a harmonious society, and what are the important things in life? Unconcerned with religious belief but a staunch advocate of tradition, Confucius emphasizes the power of society to create sensitive, respectful, and moral individuals. In many ways, Confucius speaks directly to modern concerns--about how we can value those around us, educate the next generation, and create a world in which people are motivated to do the right thing. A marvelous introduction to a timeless classic, this book also features an illuminating foreword by Michael Puett, coauthor of The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us about the Good Life. In addition, Confucius's original Chinese text is artfully presented in narrow sidebars on each page, enriching the books for readers and students of Chinese without distracting from the self-contained English-language cartoons. The text is skillfully translated by Brian Bruya, who also provides an introduction.

The Little Book Of Buddhism (Hardcover): Dalai Lama The Little Book Of Buddhism (Hardcover)
Dalai Lama 1
R140 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R28 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Discover Buddhism with the world's most revered spiritual leader This jewel of a book offers the core teachings on Buddhism applicable in daily life from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is a classic timeless collection of advice and teachings about the importance of love and compassion, individual responsibility and awareness of the problems in everyday life. Whoever you are, whatever your beliefs, the Dalai Lama's words have the power to calm and inspire.

When Things Fall Apart - Heart Advice for Difficult Times (Hardcover, 20th Anniversary ed.): Pema Chodron When Things Fall Apart - Heart Advice for Difficult Times (Hardcover, 20th Anniversary ed.)
Pema Chodron
R617 R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 Save R118 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Twiceborn - My Early Thoughts That Revealed My True Mission (Hardcover): Ryuho Okawa Twiceborn - My Early Thoughts That Revealed My True Mission (Hardcover)
Ryuho Okawa
R468 R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Twiceborn: My Early Thoughts that Revealed My True Mission chronicles Ryuho Okawa's formative years up to the founding of Happy Science and rise to religious prominence. Comprised of two parts, Part One offers a glimpse into Okawa's early thoughts on profound philosophical themes. Part Two depicts Okawa's first mainstream lecture in Tokyo Dome, where he addressed a grand audience of 50,000 people in July, 1991. Okawa's milestone moments will be featured in the theatrical film, Twiceborn, a dramatized account of Okawa's ascent to greatness, scheduled for international release in the Fall of 2020. Since childhood, Okawa was conscious of an important mission steering his future, and dedicated his youth to assiduous study and training. Part One is comprised of six chapters, where Okawa shares vital lessons and discoveries from his youth that would later stand him in good stead when assuming his mission as a world teacher. Chapter One introduces Okawa's humble beginnings and his awareness of being ordinary. Okawa frames this perception as the impetus governing his aspirations and commitment to diligence. Drawing from experience, Okawa shares key points to consider for those who aspire for greatness. Chapter Two seeds the importance of cultivating a spirit of independence. In this context, independence is the spirit to take responsibility over your life, both mentally and financially, and to live a truly fruitful and meaningful existence. Chapter Three explores the notion of diverse values - why different values, such as people's way of thinking and religious ideas exist, and how we should perceive this diversity. Okawa also shares thoughts on the existence of good and evil and God's purpose behind this duality. Chapter Four focuses objectively on God - from how Okawa came to ponder the existence of God, to his actual experience with the divine - by contemplating his upbringing, environment and the struggles that he encountered throughout adolescence. Okawa accents the importance of controlling and refining one's own mind to encounter God. Chapter Five pertains to time and being. Okawa probes philosophical themes, including why we exist in this world and how we can universally validate the existence of God through love. Chapter Six describes, in detail, the crucial moment when Okawa overcame the Devils' temptation and vowed dedication to a life of religious prominence. Okawa's sincerity conveys his earnest mission to champion peace and deliver salvation to us all. Part Two depicts Okawa's 1991 milestone lecture in Tokyo Dome, "The Victory of Faith," where he made a stunning revelation that forever changed the lives of millions. In this powerful and inspiring lecture, Okawa reveals the spiritual truths governing this world and the reason for our existence. Twiceborn imbues readers with timeless wisdom to further spiritual enrichment and inspire meaningful societal contributions. Find God in your given circumstances and endeavor the mission that you are destined for!

Linked Lives - Elder Care, Migration, and Kinship in Sri Lanka (Paperback): Michele Ruth Gamburd Linked Lives - Elder Care, Migration, and Kinship in Sri Lanka (Paperback)
Michele Ruth Gamburd
R894 Discovery Miles 8 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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