a thousand names for joy

A Thousand Names For Joy
Author: Byron Katie
Publisher: Harmony
Release Date: 2007-02-06
Pages: 288
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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In her first two books, Byron Katie showed how suffering can be ended by questioning the stressful thoughts that create it, through a process of self-inquiry she calls The Work. Now, in A Thousand Names for Joy, she encourages us to discover the freedom that lives on the other side of inquiry.Stephen Mitchell—the renowned translator of the Tao Te Ching—selected provocative excerpts from that ancient text as a stimulus for Katie to talk about the most essential issues that face us all: life and death, good and evil, love, work, and fulfillment. The result is a book that allows the timeless insights of the Tao Te Ching to resonate anew for us today, while offering a vivid and illuminating glimpse into the life of someone who for twenty years—ever since she “woke up to reality” one morning in 1986—has been living what Lao-tzu wrote more than 2,500 years ago.Katie’s profound, lighthearted wisdom is not theoretical; it is absolutely authentic. That is what makes this book so compelling. It’s a portrait of a woman who is imperturbably joyous, whether she is dancing with her infant granddaughter or finds that her house has been emptied out by burglars, whether she stands before a man about to kill her or embarks on the adventure of walking to the kitchen, whether she learns that she is going blind, flunks a “How Good a Lover Are You?” test, or is diagnosed with cancer. With her stories of total ease in all circumstances, Katie does more than describe the awakened mind; she lets you see it, feel it, in action. And she shows you how that mind is yours as well.

The Second Book Of The Tao
Author: Stephen Mitchell
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: 2009-02-19
Pages: 224
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Enhanced by Stephen Mitchell’s illuminating commentary, the next volume of the classic manual on the art of living The most widely translated book in world literature after the Bible, Lao-tzu’s Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, is the classic manual on the art of living. Following the phenomenal success of his own version of the Tao Te Ching, renowned scholar and translator Stephen Mitchell has composed the innovative The Second Book of the Tao. Drawn from the work of Lao-tzu’s disciple Chuang-tzu and Confucius’s grandson Tzussu, The Second Book of the Tao offers Western readers a path into reality that has nothing to do with Taoism or Buddhism or old or new alone, but everything to do with truth. Mitchell has selected the freshest, clearest teachings from these two great students of the Tao and adapted them into versions that reveal the poetry, depth, and humor of the original texts with a thrilling new power. Alongside each adaptation, Mitchell includes his own commentary, at once explicating and complementing the text. This book is a twenty-first-century form of ancient wisdom, bringing a new, homemade sequel to the Tao Te Ching into the modern world. Mitchell’s renditions are radiantly lucid; they dig out the vision that’s hiding beneath the words; they grab the text by the scruff of the neck—by its heart, really—and let its essential meanings fall out. The book introduces us to a cast of vivid characters, most of them humble artisans or servants, who show us what it means to be in harmony with the way things are. Its wisdom provides a psychological and moral acuity as deep as the Tao Te Ching itself. The Second Book of the Tao is a gift to contemporary readers, granting us access to our own fundamental wisdom. Mitchell’s meditations and risky reimagining of the original texts are brilliant and liberating, not least because they keep catching us off-guard, opening up the heavens where before we saw a roof. He makes the ancient teachings at once modern, relevant, and timeless. Listen to a special podcast with Stephen Mitchell:

Peace In The Present Moment
Author: Eckhart Tolle
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing Company Incorporated
Release Date: 2010
Pages: 94
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Presents inspirational passages from Eckhart Tolle's "A New Earth" and Byron Katie's "A Thousand Names for Joy," enhanced by color photographs of flowers.

Constant Companion
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The Constant Companion is a book of daily inspirations - short, personal reminders that divinity can be found all around you, if you only look. Easwaran is one of the twentieth century's great spiritual teachers and an authentic guide to timeless wisdom. In The Constant Companion Easwaran selects from India's traditional Thousand Names of The Lord (the Thousand Names of Vishnu) and shows that these are not only names of God, but also aspects of the spark of divinity within you. The Lord is an inner friend whose love and support you can never lose. This book, too, will serve as a constant companion to help you see God in the faces and events of everyday life.

The Woman Of A Thousand Names
Author: Alexandra Lapierre
Publisher: Atria Books
Release Date: 2020-03-31
Pages: 640
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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From the internationally bestselling author of the “fascinating epic” (Associated Press) Between Love and Honor comes a rich, sweeping tale based on the captivating true story of the Mata Hari of Russia, featuring a beautiful aristocrat fighting for survival during the deadly upheaval of the Russian Revolution. Born into Russian aristocracy, wealth, and security, Moura never had any reason to worry. But in the upheaval of the Bolshevik Revolution, her entire world crumbles. As her family and friends are being persecuted by Vladimir Lenin’s ruthless police, she falls into a passionate affair with British secret agent Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart. But when he’s abruptly and mysteriously deported from Russia, Moura is left alone and vulnerable. Now, she must find new paths for her survival, even if it means shedding her past and taking on new identities. Some will praise her tenderness and undying loyalty. Others will denounce her lies. But all will agree on one point: Moura embodies Life. Life at all cost. Set against the volatile landscape of 20th-century Russia, The Woman of a Thousand Names brings history to vivid life in a captivating tale about an extraordinary woman caught in the waves of change—with only her wits to save her.

One Thousand Names Of Soma
Author: James Kalomiris
Publisher: Balboa Press
Release Date: 2019-07-11
Pages: 268
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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What’s in a name? In the Vedic dharma, it is a lot. This book lists and comments on the one thousand names for Soma. Soma is many things. It is a deity; it is a divine force; it is a religious ceremony; it is an astronomical body; it is a plant; it is a mental state; it is an experience of religious being; it is a substance obtained, brewed, and consumed like beer. It is indeed all these, and this volume, the second volume of the series, The Secret History of the Vedas. The Vedas are written in a highly symbolic manner. The purpose of this series, The Secret History of the Vedas, is to unravel and discover the true meaning of the Vedic deities and to reveal the hidden meaning of the Vedas. While the meaning of the Vedas will perhaps be forever beyond the grasp of the humans and worshipers alike, somewhere, deeply embedded in the rcs (mantras) of the Rg Veda, those secrets are there waiting to be uncovered. This series reveals the hidden meaning of the Rg Veda, reassembled from portions of the Vedas --- the Rg Veda SamaVeda, Yajur Veda, and AtharvaVeda --- as well as the Brahmanas, Upanishads, shastras, and other Vedic and Hindu writings. This series is the key that unlocks the secrets of the Vedas. Shrouded in great, immeasurable, antiquity, the Vedas are capable of many interpretations. The Rig Veda --- and all the Vedas --- may be read as mythology, as history, as simple story-telling or simply as a book of poetry. But there is a secret, deeper, meaning. Arriving at this meaning, however, can be very problematic. Reading the Rg Veda in translation often makes little sense, especially if read from the Victorian era translations. Even when considered as simple mythological stories and when reading the Vedas in translations, one cannot help but notice patterns of themes and characters and thereby perceive an inner grandeur and depth of meaning. If the stanzas and rcs (mantras) are properly de-coded, and the proper passwords understood, the Vedas come alive and reveal a vast repository of occult knowledge concerning the nature of existence, divinity, and everything within. It is a “Secret History” not only because of the occult nature of this knowledge but because so few understand the meaning of the language and passwords of the Vedas. Armed with knowledge of the passwords used in the Vedas and with a proper interpretation, this hidden meaning, even when read in English translation, is ready to be unlocked becomes intelligible. This is the purpose of this series and of the present volume. There are three great themes in the Vedic dharma --- Existence, Bliss, and Consciousness. This volume is an examination of Soma --- Bliss.

The Thousand Names Of The Divine Mother  Shri Lalita Sahasranama
Author: Namboodiri, Dr. M.N.
Publisher: M A Center
Release Date: 2015-05-22
Pages: 496
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Commentary By T.V. Narayana Menon. Sri Lalita Sahasranama With Commentary. The Thousand Names Of The Divine Mother Is An In-Depth Exploration Of One Of The Most Sacred And Powerful Of Chants: In This Scholarly, Yet Devotional Book, Each Of The 1,000 Mantras That Compose The Chant Are Mused Upon And Explained. The Book Also Explains Some Of The History, Benefits As Well As The Powers Of This Great Hymn. A Wonderful Way To Improves One's Understanding And Feel For The Lalita Sahasranama. Devi Will Always Protect Those Who Chant The Lalita Sahasranama With Devotion Each Day, Amma Says In Regards To This Chant. She Also Advises That This Chant Be Recited Daily For The Relief Of Suffering. Published By The Disciples Of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Affectionately Known As Mother, Or Amma The Hugging Saint.

Question Your Thinking  Change The World
Author: Byron Katie
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Release Date: 2007
Pages: 215
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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In this powerful book of quotations, Katie talks about the most essential issues that everyone faces--love, sex, and relationships; health, sickness, and death; and more. The profound, lighthearted wisdom embodied within is not theoretical; it is absolutely authentic.

E2
Author: Pam Grout
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Release Date: 2013
Pages: 161
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Don't face reality. Create reality! E-Squared could best be described as a lab manual with simple experiments to prove once and for all that reality is malleable, that consciousness trumps matter, and that you shape your life with your mind. Rather than take it on faith, you are invited to conduct nine 48-hour experiments to prove there really is a positive, loving, totally hip force in the universe. Yes, you read that right. It says prove. The experiments, each of which can be conducted with absolutely no money and very little time expenditure, demonstrate that spiritual principles are as dependable as gravity, as consistent as Newton's laws of motion. For years, you've been hoping and praying that spiritual principles are true. Now, you can know. E-Squared proves the following: There is an invisible energy force or field of infinite possibilities. You impact the field and draw from it according to your beliefs and expectations. You, too, are a field of energy. Whatever you focus on expands. Your connection to the field provides accurate and unlimited guidance. Your thoughts and consciousness impact matter. Your thoughts and consciousness provide the scaffolding for your physical body. You are connected to everything and everyone else in the universe. The universe is limitless, abundant, and strangely accommodating.

The Gentle Art Of Blessing
Author: Pierre Pradervand
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2009-11-10
Pages: 224
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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How can a blessing change the world? According to Pierre Pradervand, making the conscious choice to bless every person or being around you can truly make a world of difference in yourself and in others around you. In The Gentle Art of Blessing, Pradervand shows that the practice of blessing has the power to create more than just a renewed perspective. It unleashes tangible benefits throughout your entire life -- through your daily interactions, your life-long relationships, and in the way your approach your place in the world. Pradervand describes blessing as genuinely wishing the best for another person through seeing their individual worth and honoring them for it. By looking at several different perspectives -- providing spiritual inspiration from Hinduism, Taoism, the Koran, the Bible, and other important spiritual sources -- The Gentle Art of Blessing explores the potential in shifting one's attitude from confrontation and negativity to acceptance and enthusiasm. A powerfully simple way of perceiving and shaping our surroundings, blessings can reflect the unconditional love and acceptance that is necessary for world -- and inner -- peace.