The Path

The Path Author Michael Puett
ISBN-10 9781476777832
Year 2016-04-05
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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For the first time an award-winning Harvard professor shares the lessons from his wildly popular course on classical Chinese philosophy, showing you how these ancient ideas can guide you on the path to a good life today. The lessons taught by ancient Chinese philosophers surprisingly still apply, and they challenge our fundamental assumptions about how to lead a fulfilled, happy, and successful life. Self-discovery, it turns out, comes through looking outward, not inward. Power comes from holding back. Good relationships come from small gestures. Spontaneity comes from practice. And excellence comes from what you choose to do, not your “natural” abilities. Counterintuitive. Countercultural. Even revolutionary. These powerful ideas have made Professor Michael Puett's course the third most popular at Harvard University in recent years, with enrollment surging every year since it was first offered in 2006. It's clear students are drawn by a bold promise Professor Puett makes on the first day of class: “These ideas will change your life.” Now he offers his course to the world.

The Path

The Path Author Michael Puett
ISBN-10 9780241970430
Year 2016-04-07
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER Harvard's most popular professor explains how thinkers from Confucius to Zhuangzi can transform our lives The first book of its kind, The Path draws on the work of the great but largely unknown Chinese philosophers to offer a profound guide to living well. By explaining what these teachings reveal about subjects from decision-making to relationships, it challenges some of our deepest held assumptions, forcing us to "unlearn" many ideas that inform modern society. The way we think we're living our lives isn't the way we live them. The authors show that we live well not by "finding" ourselves and slavishly following a grand plan, as so much of Western thought would have us believe, but rather through a path of self-cultivation and engagement with the world. Believing in a "true self" only restricts what we can become - and tiny changes, from how we think about careers to how we talk with our family, can start to have powerful effects that will open up constellations of new possibilities. Professor Michael Puett's course in Chinese philosophy has taken Harvard by storm. In The Path, he collaborates with journalist and author Christine Gross-Loh to make this timeless wisdom accessible to everyone for the very first time.

The Path

The Path Author Michael Puett
ISBN-10 9781476777856
Year 2016-04-05
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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For the first time, an award-winning Harvard professor shares his wildly popular course on classical Chinese philosophy, showing you how ancient ideas—like the fallacy of the authentic self—can guide you on the path to a good life today. Why is a course on ancient Chinese philosophers one of the most popular at Harvard? Because it challenges all our modern assumptions about what it takes to flourish. Astonishing teachings emerged two thousand years ago through the work of a succession of Chinese scholars exploring how humans can improve themselves and their society. And what are these counterintuitive ideas? Transformation comes not from looking within for a true self, but from creating conditions that produce new possibilities. Good relationships come not from being sincere and authentic, but from the rituals we perform within them. A good life emerges not from planning it out, but through training ourselves to respond well to small moments. Influence comes not from wielding power but from holding back. Excellence comes from what we choose to do, not our natural abilities. In other words, The Path “opens the mind” (Huffington Post) and upends everything we are told about how to lead a good life. Its most radical idea is that there is no path to follow in the first place—just a journey we create anew at every moment by seeing and doing things differently. “With its…spirited, convincing vision, revolutionary new insights can be gleaned from this book on how to approach life’s multifarious situations with both heart and head” (Kirkus Reviews). A note from the publisher: To read relevant passages from the original works of Chinese philosophy, see our ebook Confucius, Mencius, Laozi, Zhuangzi, Xunzi: Selected Passages, available wherever books are sold.

The Path

The Path Author Richard Brian
ISBN-10 146203120X
Year 2011-08-04
Pages 316
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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Knowledge is not so much The filling of a vessel As the lighting of a fire Understanding is not so much The assembly of parts As the wonderment of discovery Wisdom is not so much The union of fire and discovery As the tranquility within the storm Inspiration is not so much The elation of epiphany But to see life with new eyes Enlightenment is not so much The invigoration of the soul But the realization of the unseen The Path Lies Within

In the Path of the Moon

In the Path of the Moon Author Francesca Rochberg
ISBN-10 9789004183896
Year 2010
Pages 445
Language en
Publisher BRILL
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"In the Path of the Moon" offers a collection of essays concerning Babylonian celestial divination. It investigates various aspects of cuneiform celestial omens, horoscopes, and astronomy and their wide-ranging influences on later Hellenistic science and philosophy.

The Path Is the Goal

The Path Is the Goal Author Chogyam Trungpa
ISBN-10 0834821443
Year 2011-06-07
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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According to the Buddha, no one can attain basic sanity or enlightenment without practicing meditation. The teachings given here on the outlook and technique of meditation provide the foundation that every practitioner needs to awaken as the Buddha did. Trungpa teaches us to let go of the urge to make meditation serve our ambition; thus we can relax into openness. We are shown how the deliberate practice of mindfulness develops into contrived awareness, and we discover the world of insight that awareness reveals. We learn of a subtle psychological stage set that we carry with us everywhere and unwittingly use to structure all our experience—and we find that meditation gradually carries us beyond this and beyond ego altogether to the experience of unconditioned freedom.

From The Path

From The Path Author William W. Simpson
ISBN-10 1589613457
Year 2005-01-01
Pages 118
Language en
Publisher Conscious Living Foundation
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Aimed at those seeking inspiration, encouragement and spiritual renewal, this non-denominational, accessible poetry offers practical understanding of our modern life with its traffic jams, homelessness, pollution and war, and yet bridges the gap between us and our aspirations-stimulating a restored anticipation of our own steps along the path.

In the Path of the Masters

In the Path of the Masters Author Denise Lardner Carmody
ISBN-10 9781317468202
Year 2015-05-20
Pages 234
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Reflecting on the legacy of four great religious figures, this book places each in their historical context, offers glimpses of what they were like personally, assesses how they saved their followers from confusion, and traces each religious tradition after its founder's death.

The Chela and the Path

The Chela and the Path Author El Morya
ISBN-10 0922729336
Year 1976-01
Pages 163
Language en
Publisher Summit University Press
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The Chela and the Path contains personal instruction from El Morya for all spiritual seekers and chelas (students of a spiritual teacher). With the incomparable skill of a Zen master, El Morya teaches us to become who we are, to see beneath the surface of daily life. He teaches of the divine light above and the divine light below and the many layers of awareness that surround the soul. This book is foundational for those who would not only know their true potential, but fulfill it.

Yoga The Path To Liberation

Yoga   The Path To Liberation Author Osho
ISBN-10 0144000288
Year 2005-09-26
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Penguin Books India
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According to Osho, life is nothing but an expression of silence. We come out of silence but then lose the way.

In the Path of God

In the Path of God Author Daniel Pipes
ISBN-10 1412826160
Year
Pages 373
Language en
Publisher Transaction Publishers
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Americans' awareness of Islam and Muslims rose to seemingly unprecedented heights in the immediate aftermath of September 11, 2001, but this is not the first time they have dominated American public life. Once before, during the period of the Iranian revolution and hostage crisis of 1979 to 1981, Americans found themselves targeted as a consequence of a militant interpretation of Islam. Daniel Pipes wrote In the Path of God in response to those events, and the heightened interest in Islam they generated. His objective was to present an overview of the connection between in Islam and political power through history in a way that would explain the origins of hostility to Americans and the West. Its relevance to our understanding of contemporary events is self evident. Muslim antagonism toward the West is deeply rooted in historical experience. In premodern times, the Islamic world enjoyed great success, being on the whole more powerful and wealthier than their neighbors. About two hundred years ago, a crisis developed, as Muslims became aware of the West's overwhelming force and economic might. While they might have found these elements attractive, Muslims found European culture largely alien and distasteful. The resulting resistance to Westernization by Muslims has deep roots, has been more persistent than that of other peoples, and goes far to explain the deep Muslim reluctance to accept modern ways. In short, Muslims saw what the West had and wanted it too, but they rejected the methods necessary to achieve this. This, the Muslim trauma, has only worsened over the years. "Scholarly, far-ranging, and thoughtful... the debate is interesting, and Pipes has made a stimulating contribution to it."-The New Republic "Brilliant, authoritative... demonstrates encyclopedic knowledge of Muslim intellectual history... Few other writers have explained so lucidly such complex developments in Muslim history."-The Washington Post "He has resisted a widespread tendency to translate Muslim self-expression into social science jargon as unintelligible as any mosque harangue. His unadorned interpretation strikes a judicious balance between faithfulness to sources and clarity of presentation."-The American Spectator Daniel Pipes is director of the Middle East Forum and a columnist for the New York Post and the Jerusalem Post. Among his books are The Long Shadow: Culture and Politics in the Middle East (published by Transaction), Greater Syria: The History of an Ambition, Friendly Tyrants: An American Dilemma, and The Rushdie Affair: The Novel, the Aftermath and the West.

The Path of the Righteous

The Path of the Righteous Author Mordecai Paldiel
ISBN-10 0881253766
Year 1993-01-01
Pages 401
Language en
Publisher KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
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"The book contains a foreword by Rabbi Harold Schulweis, founding chairman of the Jewish Foundation for Christian Rescuers/ADL, and an afterword by Abraham H. Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League and a Holocaust survivor who was saved by his Polish nursemaid, poignantly express their recognition of and gratitude to the untold numbers of righteous gentiles, many of whom will never be known by us."--BOOK JACKET.

Stay the Path

Stay the Path Author Bobbie Houston
ISBN-10 9781473662988
Year 2017-05-04
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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God calls all women to some level of leadership. Yet seeing yourself as a leader, discerning what one is meant to do, and navigating one's role as a woman and leader can be a challenging task. Drawing on the wisdom of 40 years of ministry, Bobbie Houston helps all women to discover their specific purpose and divine calling in STAY THE PATH. She shares the truths and experiences that have kept her and her husband, Brian Houston, on course, on point and focused on the path before them. Readers will be able to recognise and believe in their unique gifts. Packed with personal stories, helpful advice and leadership strategies for women, this book will challenge readers to claim their God-given potential and lead with confidence, poise, and grace.