By Mata Amritanandamayi, Swami Jnanamritananda
L'enseignement non-dualiste d'Amma est des plus concret, vehicle il puise constamment dans des exemples de events de l. a. vie de tous les jours et utilise de nombreux aphorismes pour illustrer son message de paix et de connaissance de soi.
" Qui est animé d'un désir ardent n'a pas besoin de trois ans. Il atteint son yet en moins de temps qu'il ne faut pour percer une feuille de lotus avec une aiguille. Mais l'intensité de son désir doit être extrême... "
Au fil des chapitres du Tome 1, Amma répond à toutes sortes de questions, que ce soit au sujet de los angeles vie de famille et de l. a. vie spirituelle, ou le sens de los angeles sadhana [pratique spirituelle], l. a. méditation, l'Advaita [non-dualité] au quotidien, le rôle du vrai dévot, l. a. foi ou le karma. Amma n'hésite pas à parler d'elle-même, comme lorsqu'elle évoque ses souvenirs d'enfance.
Tome 2 est tout aussi riche d'instructions spirituelles des plus élevés, mais rendues entièrement accessibles par l'esprit d'universalité qui anime Amma. Elle y aborde, entre autres, les Écritures, le sannyas [renonçant], Om [la syllabe sacrée], los angeles sympathie pour les pauvres, l. a. colère ou l. a. patience...
Les grands courants de l. a. mystique juive ( los angeles merkaba , los angeles gnose , l. a. kabbale , le zohar , le sabbatianisme , le hassidisme ) . Traduit par M . -M. Davy . Paris , Payot , 1950 , in eight , broché 432 pages biblio .
By M. Gerspach
Advertisement artists and architects trying to find powerful, novel motifs for his or her photos, textiles, advertisements, will locate this quantity a wealthy sourcebook. 153 designs, together with nine in colour at the covers, comprise animals, geometrics, human figures, wave and scroll results, culmination, floral and leaf styles and extra.
By Rodney Leon Taylor
* obtainable and actual surveys of mainstream religions * All facets - together with roots and founding, basic bellefs, and cultural actions, the ways that the faiths are perceived by way of the remainder of the realm, and the adventure of becoming up as a member of the faith - are tested * very good introductions to the world's significant faiths Examines the moral method of Confuclus, with its emphasis on ethical order.
By Thomas F. Farr
Nearly each hassle spot on this planet has a few type of spiritual part. One want purely think of Iraq and Afghanistan, Iran, Israel and Palestine, Turkey, India, Pakistan, Russia, and China, to call yet a number of. Looming at the back of nationwide concerns, after all, is the matter of nearby Islamist extremism and transnational Islamist terrorism. In all of those sectors, non secular tensions, principles and actors are of significant geo-political value to the U.S.. but, argues Thomas Farr, our overseas coverage is gravely handicapped through an lack of ability to appreciate the function of faith both nationally or globally. there's a powerful disinclination in American international relations to contemplate spiritual elements in any respect, both as a part of the matter or a part of the answer. during this attractive and well-written insider account, Farr bargains a heavily reasoned argument that non secular freedom, the liberty to perform one's personal faith in deepest and in public, is an important prerequisite for a strong, sturdy democratic society. If the U.S. desires to foster democracy that lasts, he says, it needs to specialize in fostering non secular liberty, specifically in its public manifestations, safely restricted in a manner that advances the typical reliable. even though we ourselves have built a remarkably winning version of spiritual freedom, our international coverage favors an competitive secularism that's at odds with the yankee version. it really is crucial, says Farr, that we take an method that acknowledges the good value of faith in people's lives.
By Ivan Biliarsky
Within the story of the Prophet Isaiah. The future and Meanings of an Apocryphal textual content Ivan Biliarsky proposes an version of the unique textual content of the medieval apocryphon, including photos of the one manuscript replica. the writer additionally encompasses a huge remark at the differently fairly uncertain narrative bearing on its origins, its improvement, a prosopography of the pointed out people, an interpretation of its that means and of the levels of its non-stop production. This thoroughly new strategy profoundly revises the resource with a powerful concentrate on its biblical roots. Ivan Biliarsky abandons the “national” knowing of the apocryphon and introduces facts approximately its importance for the enforcement of the Byzantine-Slavic/Bulgarian Commonwealth and cohesion.
By Penny Edgell Becker
Congregations in clash makes use of the suburbs of Chicago to ascertain the character of yank congregations as associations, having a look specifically at how they care for clash inside their ranks, to achieve perception into non secular tradition. In targeted and good documented case stories of clash in twenty-three congregations together with Protestant parishes, Catholic parishes, and Jewish synagogues, Becker examines such elements as organizational strategies, the level and kinds of ties between church contributors, their shared understandings approximately venture and identification, and their point of public dedication. on the neighborhood point Becker unearths very important "public religion": congregations that offer worrying and help for contributors, provider to the area people, and demanding arenas for ethical debate and public activism.
By Brian D. Russell
The music of the ocean: The Date of Composition and impact of Exodus 15:1-21 deals an intensive exegetical examine of the tune and its intertextual impact around the Hebrew Bible. It argues via a convergence of 3 strains of proof - linguistic, historic, and intertextual - for a composition of the poetic sections of Exodus 15:1-21 within the mid-twelfth century b.c.e. classes at the booklet of Exodus, Hebrew poetry, or intertextuality within the Hebrew Bible will locate this article worthy.