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How To Attain Enlightenment

Author : James Swartz
ISBN : 9781591810940
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Enlightenment has been eagerly sought for generations as a means to remove the limitations that compromise one's happiness. Vedanta, the science of self-inquiry, has been described as the grandfather of all enlightenment traditions. James Swartz explains and unfolds the methods of Vedanta in his direct style, while unravelling the myths and mysteries behind the enlightened state. But this book does not simply present one more set of spiritual techniques; it presents a comprehensive body of knowledge and practice that has successfully directed the inquiry into the nature of reality by untold thousands of enlightened beings. The author starts from the point of view of any individual seeking happiness and logically walks the seeker through the whole spiritual path. The book explains how self-inquiry affects the lives of those who practice it, including its effects on personality, relationships, and the mind. The book considers the qualifications necessary for enlightenment, as well as the obstacles encountered on all spiritual paths, and unfolds proven methods. The ancient teachings of Vedanta, once available only to those who could receive them directly from the sages of India, are now accessible to anyone with a hunger for freedom and enlightenment.

Striving To Attain Enlightenment

Author : Pankaj Kumar
ISBN : 9781946869937
Genre : Self-Help
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The book is a collection of essays about how one can attain enlightenment and overcome a personal crisis. The essays will enable a reader to think over questions concerning his life and draw his/her own conclusions. They will assist the process of introspection and solving of personal problems. Each essay can be read independently. Among the topics covered are writing for personal growth, how books can change lives, mantra meditation and walking. The book stresses that a moderate amount of work is good for us. The perspectives of thinkers on contemporary issues are given. Then there are essays on the art of writing and journalism. The chapters on psychology would benefit anyone facing a personal crisis, but they are not intended to be a substitute for professional care. The book grew out of the author's reading, journal writing, meditation and interactions with thinkers and saints. Ultimately, a man or woman has to make efforts himself to attain enlightenment and what a book can do is offer the motivation to carry on. The great philosophical truths remain the same over the centuries, but what this book does is to present them in simple, clear language suitably adapted for the present times.

Becoming Enlightened

Author : Dalai Lama
ISBN : 9781416565840
Genre : Religion
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The renowned spiritual leader outlines an accessible approach to the pursuit of enlightenment that draws on traditional Buddhist meditative practices, in a step-by-step guide that includes coverage of such topics as embracing a positive attitude and overcoming suffering. 150,000 first printing.

Why Buddhism Is True

Author : Robert Wright
ISBN : 9781439195451
Genre : Philosophy
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Philosophically explains how the human mind evolved to channel anxiety, depression, anger, and greed and how a healthy practice of Buddhist meditation can promote clarity and alleviate suffering.

Inner Engineering

Author : Sadhguru
ISBN : 9780812997798
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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"The founder of the Isha Foundation, an all-volunteer organization involved in large-scale humanitarian, educational, and environmental projects, Sadhguru is a thought leader on a epic scale. His mission is to improve the quality and experience of life, from the individual to the global. He has distilled a system of practices from the ancient yogic sciences that will deepen your perception and bring about a shift in the very way you experience your life, work, relationships, and the world you inhabit. It is a profound system of self-exploration and transformation, based on the radical premise that it is possible for a human being to evolve consciously. Unlike biological evolution, which happens without your conscious participation, spiritual evolution can happen consciously. All it takes is willingness."

The Essence Of Enlightenment

Author : James Swartz
ISBN : 1591812771
Genre : Philosophy
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The counterintuitive, radical message of Vedanta, the ancient science of self-inquiry, is that reality is non-dual consciousness. What this means and how it benefits people in their quest for freedom from limitation is the subject of this inspirational book. In an accessible style, James Swartz's new book develops teachings introduced in his popular first one, How to Attain Enlightenment, covering topics such as values and the enlightened person, dharma and the essence of enlightenment, and the relationship between consciousness, the individual, and the total. Demystifying enlightenment, Swartz makes Vedanta understandable to all.

Siddhartha Dual Language

Author : Hermann Hesse
ISBN : 9780486117690
Genre : Fiction
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DIVThe 1922 classic, based on events from the life of Buddha, tells of a restless young seeker's spiritual journey, ranging from years of asceticism to the ultimate enlightenment. Line-for-line English translation on facing pages. /div

A Commuter S Guide To Enlightenment

Author : Stewart Bitkoff
ISBN : 9780738712635
Genre : Self-Help
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For years, Dr. Stewart Bitkoff suffered through every traffic jam, flat tire, and rude driver that marred his long commute to New York City . . . until he discovered how to transform this soul-draining journey into one filled with divine lessons and meaning. Blending spiritual wisdom with his own astute life observations from the road, Dr. Bitkoff teaches readers how to live in the present and find joy in ordinary moments. His personal stories draw insightful parallels between the "road of life" and one's spiritual path. Meditations, tips, exercises, and prayers will help you shut off shallow concerns, center yourself, and open up to a higher consciousness. Whether you're a stockbroker, a student, or a soccer mom, this guide will show you how to find tranquility during life's most stressful and tiresome activities. Listen to Dr. Bitkoff's weekly internet radio talk show: Practical Wisdom, Tuesday 1-2 pm; go to www.pibco1.com.

Instant Enlightenment

Author : David Deida
ISBN : 1591798515
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Explore the Other Side of Enlightenment Does enlightenment have a dark side? It does, explains David Deida, but instead of closing to what seems unloving, we can learn to open as what we would rather avoid. In Instant Enlightenment, this maverick author and teacher offers a "rude awakening" through a collection of daring exercises and practices intended to provoke, challenge, and immediately reveal the ever-present "love that lives all things." Each pithy chapter encourages readers to blast the light of consciousness on the taboos we hide in shadow, from our ideas about sex and money to emotions and spirituality. Instant Enlightenment will surprise and possibly offend you—but it will lead you "fast and suddenly" to the realization of the sacred entirety of your experience. "Dive straight into this book. Open to any page and read for two minutes, and you'll see that you are instant enlightenment."—Ken Wilber, author of A Brief History of Everything

Bodhicitta

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ISBN : 1559397535
Genre : Religion
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One is unlikely ever to receive a Tibetan Buddhist teaching on either sutra or tantra in which Bodhicitta does not have a central role. Bodhicitta, the compassionate mind which aspires to attain full enlightenment in order to benefit beings, is the very quintessence of the Mahayana path of Buddhist practice. In this practical handbook, Ven. Lobsang Gyatso describes the classical methods for developing the mind of enlightenment and based on his experience as a meditator and a teacher examines a wide range of obstacles to its development.

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