The Bhagavad Gita has been called India's greatest contribution to the world. For more than five thousand years, this great scripture has shown millions in the East how to fill their lives with serenity and love. In these pages, Jack Hawley brings these ancient secrets to Western seekers in a beautiful prose version that makes the story of the Gita clear and exciting, and makes its truths understandable and easy to apply to our busy lives. The Gita is a universal love song sung by God to His friend man. It can't be confined by any creed. It is a statement of the truths at the core of what we all already believe, only it makes those truths clearer, so they become immediately useful in our daily lives. These truths are for our hearts, not just our heads. The Gita is more than just a book, more than mere words or concepts. There is an accumulated potency in it. To read the Gita is to be inspired in the true sense of the term: to be “inspirited,” to inhale the ancient and ever-new breath of spiritual energy.
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Spirituality/Personal Growth/Religion $9.00 USRoadmaps to Self-Realization: Based on the Bhagavad Gita: A Walkthrough for Westerners is a clear, comprehensive review of the world's highest mystical and spiritual principles set forth thousands of years ago in the universally acclaimed Bhagavad Gita.Now, for the first time, these ancient yet modern teachings are presented as a self-inquiry manual, a guidebook to help chart your course to self-realization, the most prized goal in spirituality.This is a veritable treasure map that will show you how to be a happier, more peaceful, loving, kind and accepting human being now, today, in your daily life.As you go through this book you will find yourself no longer merely reading, but drawn into it, having to think, act and evaluate. You become deeply and personally involved in your own spiritual development.This might be the most important reading you ever do. The destination is your divinity deep inside. In the end it's all you have.ISBN 1-886112-20-7
The Bhagavad Gita, the classic spiritual text more than five thousand years old, has often been called India's greatest contribution to the world. In these pages, Jack Hawley presents the essence of the Gita's teachings in a format accessible to modern readers. The book is organized into chapters that address five important questions spiritual seekers have been grappling with for millennia: Who am I? Why am I here? Who, or what, is the Divinity many call “God”? What is my relationship to that Divinity? Is it even possible to live a spiritual life, and if so, how? Each chapter begins with an introduction by Jack Hawley. The teachings from the Gita follow, arranged under headings relevant to today's seekers, such as “Being the Real You,” “Seeing Divinity in Ordinary Humans,” and “Finding Happiness.” The ancient wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita lives on, helping us today as it has helped countless millions of people through the ages.
Learn to meditate consciously and discover your Divine heritage through self-realisation. Divine Meditations: 26 Spiritual Qualities of the Bhagavad Gita is an inspirational, spiritual workbook which unravels the Cosmic Illusion of duality using intuitional wisdom, pranayama, meditations and prayers. Structured in four parts and focusing upon meditation in reference to Patanjali's eightfold path, the Bhagavad Gita and the spiritual aspirant, the 26 qualities and how to assume them and transcending the Cosmic Illusion through devotion, the reader will learn... Conscious breathe (pranayama) to alter your brainwaves into delta waves; Conscious meditation to achieve a super-conscious state; To find happiness is our natural, God-given state. 'This is a fine book, so good it should anchor the spiritual wing of your personal library.' Jack Hawley, author of The Bhagavad Gita: a Walkthrough for Westerners
The West has drawn upon Hinduism on a wide scale, from hatha yoga and meditation techniques, to popular culture in music and fashion, yet the contribution of Hinduism to the counter-culture of the 1960s has not been analysed in full. Hinduism and the 1960s looks at the youth culture of the 1960s and early 1970s, and the way in which it was influenced by Hinduism and Indian culture. It examines the origins of the 1960s counter-culture in the Beat movement of the 1950s, and their interest in Eastern religion, notably Zen. When the Beatles visited India to study transcendental meditation, there was a rapid expansion in interest in Hinduism. Young people were already heading east on the so-called 'Hippie Trail', looking for spiritual enlightenment and an escape from the material lifestyle of the West. Paul Oliver examines the lifestyle which they adopted, from living in ashrams to experimenting with drugs, sexual liberation, ayurvedic medicine and yoga. This engaging book analyses the interaction between Hinduism and the West, and the way in which each affected the other. It demonstrates the ways in which contemporary Western society has learned from the ancient religion of Hinduism, and incorporated such teachings as yoga, meditation and a natural holistic lifestyle, into daily life. Each chapter contains a summary and further reading guidance, and a glossary is included at the end of the book, making this ideal reading for courses on Hinduism, Indian religions, and religion and popular culture.
How I Found My True Inner Peace shares what has brought Maggie Anderson to the divinely untouched part of herself. This book can act as a guidepost along your way to true inner peace, Kundalini awakening, and self-realization. Peace is our constant. Our soul is always at peace. And we can bring that to our waking consciousness, either in little steps or a leap. It is up to you. And it is Maggie's intention that this book will assist you in getting there. Maggie will show you how to empower yourself with conscious awareness of your surroundings and what you create in every moment. She shows you how she found true inner peace and how you can get there too. There is a place in you that remains untouched. No matter how much has happened to you, this sacred place within you can be fully awakened and blossom into your outer reality. You can access this anytime for healing, bliss, and love.
Like earlier editions, the Third Edition of Tourists and Tourism is organized for use in the classroom. While several classic and popular articles from the second edition have been retained, three-quarters are new and cover important areas in tourism studies such as dark tourism, medical tourism, nonvisual sensory experiences of tourism, and tourism as performance. Several address issues that directly relate to the student experience, including study abroad, service learning, social media, and the ethics of travel. Articles vary in length and style; some provide deeper context, while others are designed to spark debate in the classroom. Finally, an introduction to the use of film in teaching about tourism and a link to an important film resource are provided.
When it comes to faith, there is no one size fits all approach, as different people believe in different ways. This book provides a fresh way of looking at the ways different people understand and relate to the divine, and how spiritual directors need to be aware of this when assessing clients, making recommendations and assessing progress.