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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.

Zen Judaism

Author : David M. Bader
ISBN : 9780307422750
Genre : Humor
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Few spiritual practices are more intriguing or elusive than those of Zen Judaism,” says David M. Bader in the foreword to Zen Judaism. “This growing movement offers a unique way to follow in the footsteps of the Buddha, ideally without gaining quite so much weight.” These nearly 100 sacred teachings are capable “of bringing about an enlightenment experience so pure, so elevating, and so intense, you could plotz.” For you, some samples: To know the Buddha is the highest attainment. Second highest is to go to the same doctor as the Buddha. Be here now. Be someplace else later. Is that so complicated? There is no escaping Karma. In a previous life, you never called, you never wrote, you never visited. And whose fault was that? If there is no self, whose arthritis is this? Be patient and achieve all things. Be impatient and achieve all things faster. From the Hardcover edition.

Socrates And The Enlightenment Path

Author : William Bodri
ISBN : 9781609254049
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The basis of Western thought and, indeed, our educational system can be attributed to the Greek philosophers: Plato, Socrates, Aristotle. One of Socrates--most enduring concepts, the importance of self-knowing and self-perfection (know thyself), has been echoed throughout Western literature and has many reverberations within Eastern thought. William Bodri shows that Socrates had attained a spiritual stage called samadhi, satisfying the requirements specified in Buddhist systems of one who had attained enlightenment. Bodri points to the comparisons and contrasts between East and West, illuminating both Buddhist and Socratic thought. Using Socrates as an example, Bodri calls for the broadening of our Western ideas of learning to encompass spiritual knowing.

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.


Author : Sirshree
ISBN : 9788184151558
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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ATTAINING COMPLETE ENLIGHTENMENT The very purpose of man’s life is Enlightenment – the realization of our oneness with the Universal Consciousness through the experience of our essential nature. Self Realisation is just the beginning. Being stabilized in the experience of supreme unbroken bliss, the qualities of the Self are expressed through the human body. Thus the journey of Complete Enlightenment is from Self Realisation to Self Stabilisation to Self Expression. This book is a definitive guide on various questions that a seeker on the quest for enlightenment has. What is enlightenment? How can it be attained? What are the paths and the roadblocks? What are the missing links? The completeness to Enlightenment is provided by the five sections of this book, viz. The Meaning – WHAT is Enlightenment? The Major block – WHEN is it attained? The Methods – HOW to attain it? The Magnificent State – WHERE does it lead to? This book also throws light on prevalent beliefs about Enlightenment. We need not wait until ‘death or a Judgment day’ in the hope of deliverance. The Self can be experienced now! This book unfolds this supreme possibility of our life.

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.

Steps On The Path To Enlightenment

Author : Lhundub Sopa
ISBN : 9780861714827
Genre : Philosophy
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This, the third volume in the Steps on the Path to Enlightenment series, explores the path of the Bodhisattvas. The in-depth text explains what distinguishes the Mahayana practitioner from all other Buddhists by describing Bodhicitta, the process through which one attains enlightenment as a means to benefit others. This remarkable title also details the first four of the six Bodhisattva perfections.

The Excellent Path To Enlightenment

Author : Rab-Gsal-Zla-Ba
ISBN : 1559398663
Genre : Religion
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Clear instructions on the foundation practices that illuminate the heart of tantric practice.


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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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