Eknath Easwaran taught spiritual living for nearly 40 years and drew deep, ongoing inspiration from the sacred literature of all traditions — the great river of wisdom that is always flowing throughout the world. The 149 short extracts in this anthology come from the much-loved saints, sages, and scriptures of the Christian, Hindu, Sufi, Jewish, Native American, Buddhist, and Taoist traditions. These passages can be read for daily inspiration, for their insights into other spiritual traditions, for the light they throw on how to live, for the sustenance they offer when we feel sad or tired, and for the deep transformation they can bring in Easwaran’s method of passage meditation. Rich supporting material includes stories from India, detailed background notes, suggestions for memorization and for studying the texts in practices such as lectio divina from the Christian tradition, and instruction in using these texts in passage meditation.
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Religion is commonly viewed through the lens of the world's religious traditions, stressing the differences, and often the conflicts, among them. The author of this book instead presents religion as a common and universal human phenomenon, based deeply in a human nature shared by all. In this view, the underlining and unifying principle of religion is a particular affirmative attitude toward life, which he presents as the Ultimate Value, and as such the key cultural constituent and defining factor of all religion. This Ultimate Value finds its expressions in various civilizations, and results in a variety of forms; these are what we know as the world's religious traditions. By analyzing the roles of both culture and civilization in their attitudes toward life, the author places religion beyond religious traditions, and shows how the latter, regardless of whether they are theistic or atheistic, draw their principles from the former, mainly by promoting the Golden Rule in its applications.
Michael Nagler argues that problems now faced by American society spring from a false way of looking at the world,based on the premise that material things are fundamental, consciousness merely derivative. He advocates a return to the ancient and Eastern spritual view that consciousness is fundamental. In developing a new conception of the universe and applying it to our social problems, Dr. Nagler explains how we can best oppose war, consumerism, commercialism, scientism, and the spiritual hollowness of modern life. Commentary by Lewis S. Mudge.
Timeless Wisdom is a collection of universal texts for study, meditation, and inspiration, selected by Eknath Easwaran, the originator of passage meditation. An authority on world mysticism, and outstanding translator of the Indian classics, Easwaran chose texts that are positive, practical, and inspiring, which express the universal ideals of love, patience, inner strength, and wisdom. Here are flashes of insight from the Hindu Upanishads, prayers of comfort from the Christian saints, the passionate songs of the Sufis, and deep wisdom from the Jewish, Buddhist, and Taoist traditions. By reminding us of our essential goodness, they give us hope. Through the legacy of their words, they show us what it means to think in freedom, love fully, and see life as it really is. This portable, compact anthology includes 95 passages from Easwaran's popular God Makes the Rivers to Flow plus nine new ones.
"Drawing on his intimate knowledge of the mystical tradition, Easwaran gives exhilarating glimpses of what love means to Christian mystics - Augustine, Teresa of Avila, Catherine of Genoa, and others."
"Patience, mercy, peacemaking, simplicity, humility. When we cultivate these qualities our life will become immensely rich. Beneath all our layers of ignorance, we can uncover our essential nature: our Original Goodness. According to the ""Perennial Philosophy"" found in all religions, this divine essence can be realized, and is the supreme goal in life. This unbroken awareness of the presence of God in all creatures is the mark of the mystic. For one who grasps these principles with an open heart, life takes fire with purpose."
This book shows how we can stretch our capacity to love - stretch it beyond anything we can imagine. To love more, we need the desire to love more. We need to slow down - not to do less, but to relax the frantic pace of thinking that leaves so little room for what is worthwhile. We need ways to reorder our priorities. We need time - time for others. And we need some way of renewing ourselves, day in and day out. Eknath Easwaran describes specific methods of meditation and prayer which we can use to tap our inner strength at any time, even when we are frustrated, angry, or sapped by doubt. Introductions to each section give glimpses into the lives and teachings of these saints.
The rise of her is the fall of you. The kingdom of this girl is your ring of fire, your raging desire. This girl, this beautiful and gorgeous girl has the power to stop our hearts with one look into her eyes. Those deep dark eyes, within those eyes I can see my beginning and end. I can see her seeing me. This girl, this girl has stopped my heart, frozen in her storm. Her eyes are relentless, relentlessly pulling you into her storm. The storm raging in her is seen trough her eyes. The wind twirling around us all is her moving toward you. The rain falling on us all is your heart melting for her.
Timothy and Pamela Williams are called by the will of God to be apostles to equip, edify, and perfect the Body of Christ with the mission of "Returning the Hearts of Men back to God". They also have a mandate to prepare the Body of Christ for His return. They have more than twenty-five years in ministry and a strong anointing to encourage every individual to take their rightful place in the body of Christ and to be all that God called them to be. Let the Rivers Flow is an easy to read, easy to understand guide to God's financial plan for His people. It is suitable for all ages and all walks of life. In order to maximize your blessing and potential blessings, you must have an understanding of the vehicles and how to properly use the tools to maximize your blessing potential. To tithe or not to tithe? If tithe, then who, when. where, what, and why? What are the differences between tithes and offerings? What is the will of God concerning these subjects? Who has known the mind of the Lord concerning these matters? These and many other questions will be answered as you read and meditate on this book Let the Rivers Flow. "This book Let the Rivers Flow by Apostles Timothy and Pamela Williams, gives us facts, figures, and many scriptures straight from God's word. It provides us with the knowledge we need concerning the wonderful experience of giving."-Gertrude Kelly "The book Let the Rivers Flow by Apostles Tim and Pam Williams is very timely and very much needed. I found its teaching and instructions to be clear, precise, thorough and easy to read. Anyone after reading this book should be able to get the revelation of the importance of obeying God's command to bring all the tithes into the storehouse."-Antoinette Derrickson, Life in Christ Cathedral, PA
Rivers that flow is a collection of poetry that is divided into two sections: From Deep Within and Seasons of Life. Both sections focus on the power and presence of God. These poems have been written over a period of 7 years and have been chosen from amongst the rest. The aim of this book is to inspire, encourage and minister to those who read it. Each poem is inspirational and can be used for any gathering or occasion.