Paths to God
Author: Ram Dass
For centuries, readers have turned to the Bhagavad Gita for inspiration and guidance as they chart their own spiritual paths. As profound and powerful as this classic text has been for generations of seekers, integrating its lessons into the ordinary patterns of our lives can ultimately seem beyond our reach. Now, in a fascinating series of reflections, anecdotes, stories, and exercises, Ram Dass gives us a unique and accessible road map for experiencing divinity in everyday life. In the engaging, conversational style that has made his teachings so popular for decades, Ram Dass traces our journey of consciousness as it is reflected in one of Hinduism’s most sacred texts. The Gita teaches a system of yogas, or “paths for coming to union with God.” In Paths to God, Ram Dass brings the heart of that system to light for a Western audience and translates the Gita’s principles into the manual for living the yoga of contemporary life. While being a guide to the wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita, Paths to God is also a template for expanding our definition of ourselves and allowing us to appreciate a new level of meaning in our lives. From the Hardcover edition.
Paths to God
Author: Ram Dass
A companion to the Bhagavad Gita offers a series of reflections on the major themes of the classic Hindu texts, translating the ancient teachings into principles for contemporary Western life and making its wisdom relevant to modern life. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Paths To God
Author: Ram Dass
A companion to the Bhagavad Gita offers a series of reflections on the major themes of the classic Hindu texts, translating the ancient teachings into principles for contemporary Western life and making its wisdom relevant to modern life. 30,000 first printing.
7 Paths to God
Author: Joan Borysenko
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Some people find God by living in harmony with the rhythms of nature, others by the practice of specific meditations and prayers. For some, the way is beauty, creativity, love, devotion, study, or service. Just as many rivers lead to the sea, there are many paths to God. Each of the seven primary energy centers of the human body—the chakras—corresponds to a specific path. In this book, those paths are outlined, complete with spiritual exercises, giving you, the reader, a sense of the most fruitful direction for your journey.
Paths to God
Author: Javier Echevarria
Publisher: Scepter Publishers
How can a person live his faith seriously in our time? Bishop Javier Echevarria takes up key questions of faith, God’s existence, and the many ways people find their path to God. While focusing on the most important aspects of faith life, he also addresses the causes of the loneliness and isolation that afflict so many people today. Particularly insightful are his reflections on suffering. Bishop Echevarria was born in Madrid, Spain in 1932. He worked closely with St. Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei, from 1953 until his death in 1975. Following the death of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo in 1994, he was elected Prelate of Opus Dei and in the following year ordained bishop by Pope John Paul II. Bishop Echevarria has lived in Rome during the pontificates of six popes as well as during the Second Vatican Council. This experience, along with his many pastoral visits on six continents, gives him a broad knowledge of the situation of present-day believers and the challenges facing the Church throughout the world. He is the author of eight books.
Pathways to Joy
Author: Dave DeLuca
Publisher: New World Library
At the 1893 Parliament of Religions in Chicago, Swami Vivekananda transformed Western thinking. He showed that, far from being an exotic novelty, Hinduism is an important, legitimate spiritual tradition with valuable lessons for the West. Pathways to Joy is a selection of 108 of his sacred teachings on Vedanta philosophy. In accessible and powerful prose, Vivekananda illuminates the four classical yoga paths — karma, bhakti, raja, and jnana — for the different natures of humankind. The messages focus on the oneness of existence; the divinity of the soul; the truth in all religions; and unifying with the Divine within. Invaluable and inspiring, the selections also explore karma, maya, rebirth, and other great revelations of Hinduism.
Longing for God
Author: Richard J. Foster, Gayle D. Beebe
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Richard Foster and Gayle Beebe, both experienced leaders in spiritual formation, introduce you to people from the past who have known God deeply. Each person helps you to grasp one of the seven primary paths to intimacy with God that have been developed throughout Christian history. A Renovare Resource."
Mystical Paths to God
Author: Brother Lawrence
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Collected in this Omnibus edition are three classic works exploring the mystical nature of God. Included are The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence, Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila, and Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross. The Practice of the Presence of God is one of the most beautiful and touching stories of Christian devotion ever written. Brother Lawrence was a Carmelite Brother known for his profound peace and deep relationship with God; many came to seek spiritual guidance from him. The wisdom that he passed on to them, in conversations and in letters, would later become the basis for the book. This edition has two translations of this book to help the reader find a more complete understanding of this wonderful and enduring story. This is the definitive edition of St. Teresa of Avila's Interior Castle: translated by E. Allison Peers. This mystic book is as inspirational and enlightening today as it was when it was first written. St. Teresa lays out the foundation for an ideal journey of faith. St. Teresa was a reformer of the Carmelite Order and is considered to be, along with Saint John of the Cross, a founder of the Discalced Carmelites. She became the first female to be named a Doctor of the Church, in 1970, and is one of only three females to be awarded that honor. St. John of the Cross was a Carmelite friar and priest; he is renowned for his cooperation with Saint Teresa of Ávila in the reformation of the Carmelite order, and for his poetry and his studies on the growth of the soul. Dark Night of the Soul is considered one of the greatest religious poems ever written. This masterpiece of Mystic Christianity examines faith and how to keep faith when all seems lost. Think of it as guide to making it through the dark night of the soul to the brighter, happier, faith filled tomorrow that awaits.
God Goes to Work
Author: Tom Zender
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Your most important business asset is already within you – realize it and capitalize on it Spirituality is the basis for all successful organizations and the most important asset you have in elevating you and your business to a new level of performance. The most successful individuals and firms in the world are changing the way they do business, in order to access a vast resevoir of untapped energy. You too can join the revolution, because the tools these people are utilizing are found inside each and every one of us. Tom Zender, President Emeritus of Unity – a spiritual organization serving over three million individuals – and veteran corporate executive, reveals simple ways that you can use to find yourself suddenly on the inside edge. God Goes to Work lays out how the world rediscovered the essence of the most effective transactions and how you can implement these methods into the way you do business. This groundbreaking text gives you practical steps on how, no matter what you believe, you can learn to use your spiritual assets in business to achieve better things with greater ease. You'll discover How to make better, more profitable deals in business. The secret behind the world's most effective managers, executives and leaders, so that you can become one yourself. Simple steps to prepare your organization – no matter the size – to take advantage of the wondrous prospects that await it in this new economy. The world is finally ready to discover that spirituality is the very basis of all our most profitable business transactions. God Goes to Work gives you the practical roadmap to utilize this amazing, untapped resource for breakthrough business results.
One God, Many Paths
Author: Amy Hirshberg Lederman
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
"One God, Many Paths" celebrates the joy and wisdom that the teachings of Judaism can bring to everyday life. Regardless of your age, religious background, or observance, Amy Lederman's heartwarming stories will inspire you as they provide new insights into love, family, work, relationships, tradition, and God.
Author: Corey Russell
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
There’s always more… What’s to be learned from walking a well-worn trail? Much! What’s to be discovered by exploring a 2,000-year-old story? A lot! Ancient Paths: The Rediscovery of Delight in the Word of God is a prophetic call to return to the ancient paths of finding God through long and loving meditation. In this urgent hour, the Lord is calling a people to pull away from the busyness of our culture, and learn to hear again through the word of God. Revolutionary chapter topics include: The crisis in the church with the Word How to go beyond knowing the Scriptures to actually hearing them Meditation and the Word Breaking Strongholds Messengers who "eat the scroll" In this critical moment, God is drawing His people back to the source, His word. This alone will restore our souls, our lives and our witness in the earth, while awakening our ears to hear again.
Paths to Prayer
Author: Patricia D. Brown
With step-by-step instructions for over forty ways to pray, this valuable guide contains a wealth of timeless spiritual prayer practices that Christians have used over the last 2000 years from cultures around the world. Among the prayer practices you'll encounter in this book are the daily office, the prayer shawl, praying with icons, centering prayer, fasting, prayer beads, walking a labyrinth, pilgrimage, anointing for healing, and praying the scriptures. Paths to Prayer offers a whole-person approach to prayer that takes into account each person's individuality and doesn't assume we all relate to God in the same way. A prayer styles self-assessment will help you reflect on your life, your preferences, and your unique way of interacting with the world. Try new dimensions of praying— innovative, searching, relational, and experiential— to deepen your encounter with the divine.
Every child is created in the image of God, and every child carries this amazing gift of greatness inside himself or herself. But children hear mixed messages on a daily basis. Growing into Greatness with God encourages kids to see themselves as unique - already blessed with what they need to succeed in life and achieve their God-given dreams.
Author: Elizabeth Clare Prophet
Publisher: Summit University Press
Mystics are those who seek a direct experience of the Presence of God. Mysticism is not exclusive to Christianity. It is the vital, animating element at the heart of every religion. The spiritual marriage, the mystics tell us, is not merely a conforming to the ways and will of God but a total transforming of the soul into God. And this is the heart of the teaching that you only whisper: The soul that is transformed into God is God.