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Ancient Wisdom, Modern World - Ethics for a New Millennium - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1999

Amazon synopsis: This work presents the Dalai Lama's prescription for the spiritual expansion of humankind. Addressing what he sees as the spiritual void in modern society, the Dalai Lama calls for the necessity of virtue and greater compassion. Besides discussing ways in which we may care for the environment, he gives guidance in the techniques of contemplation. Written as a form of spiritual handbook, this work is also a complement to "Freedom in Exile", the Dalai Lama's autobiography.


Angelic Wisdom about Divine Providence - Emanuel Swedenborg 1851

From Preface: The reader will find in this book a firm assurance of God's care of mankind as a whole and of each human being. The assurance is rested in God's infinite love and wisdom, the love pure mercy, the wisdom giving love its ways and means. It is further grounded in an interpretation of the universe as a spiritual-natural world, an interpretation fully set forth in the earlier book, Divine Love and Wisdom, on which the present work draws heavily. As there is a world of the spirit, no view of providence can be adequate which does not take that world into account. For in that world must be channels for the outreach of God's care to the human spirit. There also any eternal goal—such as a heaven from the human race—must exist. A view of providence limited to the horizons of the passing existence can hardly resemble the care which the eternal God takes of men and women who, besides possessing perishable bodies, are themselves creatures of the spirit and immortal. The full title of the book, Angelic Wisdom about Divine Providence, implies that its author, in an other-world experience, had at hand the knowledge which men and women in heaven have of God's care. Who should know the divine guidance if not the men and women in heaven who have obviously enjoyed it? "The laws of divine providence, hitherto hidden with angels in their wisdom, are to be revealed now."   Read online or download

 

Angelic Wisdom Concerning the Divine Love and the Divine Wisdom - Swedenborg 1850

From Chapter One: Man knows that there is such a thing as love, but he does not know what love is. He knows that there is such a thing as love from common speech, as when it is said, he loves me, a king loves his subjects, and subjects love their king, a husband loves his wife, a mother her children, and conversely; also, this or that one loves his country, his fellow citizens, his neighbor; and likewise of things abstracted from person, as when it is said, one loves this or that thing. But although the word love is so universally used, hardly anybody knows what love is. And because one is unable, when he reflects upon it, to form to himself any idea of thought about it, he says either that it is not anything, or that it is merely something flowing in from sight, hearing, touch, or interaction with others, and thus affecting him. He is wholly unaware that love is his very life; not only the general life of his whole body, and the general life of all his thoughts, but also the life of all their particulars. This a man of discernment can perceive when it is said: If you remove the affection which is from love, can you think anything, or do anything? Do not thought, speech, and action, grow cold in the measure in which the affection which is from love grows cold? And do they not grow warm in the measure in which this affection grows warm? But this a man of discernment perceives simply by observing that such is the case, and not from any knowledge that love is the life of man.   Read online or download


A Quaker Book of Wisdom: Life Lessons In Simplicity, Service, And Common Sense - Robert Lawrence Smith 1999

Amazon Synopsis: "The most valuable aspect of religion," writes Robert Lawrence Smith, "is that it provides us with a framework for living. I have always felt that the beauty and power of Quakerism is that it exhorts us to live more simply, more truthfully, more charitably."

Taking his inspiration from the teaching of the first Quaker, George Fox, and from his own nine generations of Quaker forebears, Smith speaks to all of us who are seeking a way to make our lives simpler, more meaningful, and more useful. Beginning with the Quaker belief that "There is that of God in every person," Smith explores the ways in which we can harness the inner light of God that dwells in each of us to guide the personal choices and challenges we face every day. How to live and speak truthfully. How to listen for, trust, and act on our conscience. How to make our work an expression of the best that is in us.

Using vivid examples from his own life, Smith writes eloquently of Quaker Meeting, his decision to fight in World War II, and later to oppose the Vietnam War. From his work as an educator and headmaster to his role as a husband and father, Smith quietly convinces that the lofty ideals of Quakerism offer all of us practical tools for leading a more meaningful life. His book culminates with a moving letter to his grandchildren which imparts ten lessons for "letting your life speak."

 

Arabian Wisdom - John Wortabet 1916

From Introduction: The wise sayings and proverbs of ancient and modern times, and in all the languages I know or to which I had access in translations, have always had a great attraction for me. Drawn from the experiences and study of human life, they have been reduced by wise men to short, pithy sentences, generally expressed in some quaint or striking form, for conveying sound moral truths. They are intended to be maxims of life, or rules of conduct, chiefly for the young, but may be read with pleasure and profit by both young and old. It was with such an object in view that the Editors of the Wisdom of the East series have lately issued a number of small books on this subject carefully translated by competent specialists, and which have been highly appreciated by the English press and public. Their chief desire, however, appears to be "that these books shall be the ambassadors of good-will and understanding between East and West," and also that "the great ideals and lofty philosophy of Oriental thought may help to a revival of that true spirit of Charity which neither despises nor fears the nations of another creed and colour."    Read online or download

 

Dalai Lama's Book of Wisdom – H.H. the Dalai Lama, edited by Matthew Bunson 2000

Amazon Synopsis: A little book for those in search of words to calm and inspire. In this gift book, His Holiness the Dalai Lama imparts his message: the importance of love, compassion and forgiveness.


The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) - Don Miguel Ruiz  2011

From Publisher's Weekly: Ruiz's explanations of Toltec-based cosmography got a major boost recently when publishing pooh-bah Oprah Winfrey mentioned his work on her TV show. Ruiz, whose workshop teachings are distilled here, was born into a Mexican family of traditional healers, became a surgeon in adulthood, then underwent a near-death experience that made him reexamine his life, his beliefs. Like the popular works of the late Carlos Castaneda, Ruiz's teachings focus on dreams and visions. "Dreaming," Ruiz argues, "is the main function of the mind." A series of four "agreements" are detailed, which make up a larger picture of unconditional human faith. Despite the New Age- sounding language, Ruiz is refreshingly clear in the presentation of his ideas. Reading aloud, actor Coyote sounds every bit the enthusiastic old hippie, genuinely excited by the concepts he is spinning.

 

Generous Wisdom - Commentaries on the Jatakamala - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1993

Publisher’s Synopsis:Discourses on the 'Jatakamala: Garland of Birth Stories of Buddha', given during the Great Prayer Festival in Dharamsala.


Inner Wisdom - Louise Hay 2000

Amazon Synopsis: Louise has compiled gems of truth to help you awaken and tap into your own "Inner Wisdom" - changing your beliefs, which will change your world. Some of the areas "Inner Wisdom" can assist and empower you are: Abundance, acceptance, healing, limitations, love, and work.


The Key Is Love: My Mother's Wisdom, A Daughter's Gratitude - Marie Osmond & Marcia Wilkie 2013

Amazon Synopsis: For beloved superstar Marie Osmond, one gift that her mother gave her stands above the rest: the gift to trust and follow her heart. Even when the path seemed bleak, it was this unwavering faith that allowed her to follow her dreams, both professional and personal, and survive the hardest times in her life.

In an age when most women work outside the home—and nearly a third of women raise their children alone—being a mother is no easy task. No one knows that better than Marie, who has been an entertainer for forty-eight years and a mother for thirty. She, like so many women out there, has struggled through years of being a single parent and a working parent, while juggling the need to be there for her children and still be there for her other “family,” the multitude of fans and followers who look up to her.

Through it all, Marie has turned to the person who helped her at every stage of her life and her career: her mother. Drawing on the wisdom that Olive Osmond imparted over the years, Marie weaves a rich, touching, and honest memoir about her life offstage and off-camera, where she took on her most important role: motherhood. Through personal delights, dreams, downturns, and devastating tragedy, Marie offers insights on creating a strong family, raising happy and independent children, and, especially, moving forward when it seems impossible to do so.


Lighting the Path, Teachings on Wisdom and Compassion - H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated by Geshe Tubten Jinpa 2005

Publisher’s Synopsis: This concise and accessible presentation of the path of Tibetan Buddhism by the Dalai Lama shows how to apply basic Buddhist principles in our lives.



The Little Book of Wisdom - H.H. the Dalai Lama 2000

Amazon Synopsis: As the spiritual leader of Tibet. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has captured the attention and admiration of the world through his wisdom. This jewel of a book offers some of his most helpful insights on daily living, inner peace, compassion and justice - for all of us in these troubled times.


Living the Wisdom of the Tao - Dr. Wayne Dyer

Amazon Synopsis: 'Change your thoughts - change your life.' So simple, so profound, and yet for so many, so difficult. This book offers you an opportunity to internalize and directly experience the great wisdom of the Tao Te Ching, a collection of verses authored by the Chinese prophet Lao-tzu. "The Tao Te Ching" offers you divine guidance on virtually every area of human existence. It is a new way of thinking in a world that needs to recapture its ancient teachings. Work with the verses and affirmations regularly and you will come to know the truth behind the ancient Tao observation: when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.


Ocean Of Wisdom - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1989

Publisher’s Synopsis: Sayings, thoughts and inspirations that guide towards creating a positive attitude towards one's self and others.


The Opening of the Wisdom Eye - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1966

Publisher’s Description: Mahayana Buddhism by the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism.


Original Wisdom: Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing - Robert Wolff 2001

Amazon Synopsis: • Explores the lifestyle of indigenous peoples of the world who exist in complete harmony with the natural world and with each other.

  • Reveals a model of a society built on trust, patience, and joy rather than anxiety, hurry, and acquisition.
  • Shows how we can reconnect with the ancient intuitive awareness of the world's original people.

Deep in the mountainous jungle of Malaysia the aboriginal Sng'oi exist on the edge of extinction, though their way of living may ultimately be the kind of existence that will allow us all to survive. The Sng'oi--pre-industrial, pre-agricultural, semi-nomadic--live without cars or cell phones, without clocks or schedules in a lush green place where worry and hurry, competition and suspicion are not known. Yet these indigenous people--as do many other aboriginal groups--possess an acute and uncanny sense of the energies, emotions, and intentions of their place and the living beings who populate it, and trustingly follow this intuition, using it to make decisions about their actions each day.

Psychologist Robert Wolff lived with the Sng'oi, learned their language, shared their food, slept in their huts, and came to love and admire these people who respect silence, trust time to reveal and heal, and live entirely in the present with a sense of joy. Even more, he came to recognize the depth of our alienation from these basic qualities of life. Much more than a document of a disappearing people, Original Wisdom: Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing holds a mirror to our own existence, allowing us to see how far we have wandered from the ways of the intuitive and trusting Sng'oi, and challenges us, in our fragmented world, to rediscover this humanity within ourselves.


Path of Wisdom, Path of Peace - A Personal Conversation - H.H. the Dalai Lama and Felizitas Von Schoenborn 2005

Publisher’s Synopsis: This is a unique book of the Dalai Lama's thought on how he sees himself, Buddhism, the world at war, the meaning of freedom, busy modern life, its challenges and how to master them.


Practicing Wisdom - The Perfection of Shantideva's Bodhisattva Way - H.H. the Dalai Lama, translation by Geshe Tubten Jinpa 2004

Publisher’s Synopsis: A commentary by the Dalai Lama on Shantideva's final chapter on wisdom from the Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life, drawing on contrasting Nyingma and Gelug school viewpoints.


Transcendent Wisdom - H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated, edited & annotated by B. Alan Wallace 1988

Publisher’s Synopsis: This extraordinary clear exposition is based on an oral teaching given by the Dalai Lama in India in 1979 on Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life's ninth chapter, the section on transcendent wisdom.


Wisdom Cards - Louise Hay 2000

Description: This is a deck of 64 affirmation cards to help you develop your inner wisdom.


The Wisdom of Confucius - translated by Epiphanius Wilson 1900

From Introduction: The influence of Confucius springs, first of all, from the narrowness and definiteness of his doctrine. He was no transcendentalist, and never meddled with supramundane things. His teaching was of the earth, earthy; it dealt entirely with the common relations of life, and the Golden Rule he must necessarily have stumbled upon, as the most obvious canon of his system. He strikes us as being the great Stoic of the East, for he believed that virtue was based on knowledge, knowledge of a man's own heart, and knowledge of human-kind.   Read online or download


The Wisdom of Forgiveness - H.H. the Dalai Lama and Victor Chan 2004

Publisher’s Synopsis: One of the most intimate and personal conversations yet published with the Dalai Lama.


Wisdom of the Ages: 60 Days to Enlightenment - Dr. Wayne Dyer 2002

Amazon Synopsis: Bestselling author Wayne W. Dyer has crafted a powerful collection of writings, poems, and sayings by some of the greatest thinkers of the past twenty-five centuries. In succinct original essays, Dyer sets out to explain the meaning and context of each piece of wisdom, and, most important, how we can actively apply these teachings to our modern lives.A beautiful and thoughtful gift, this book shows us a window to wisdom and a door to greatness.


Wisdom: 365 Thoughts from Indian Masters - Danielle Föllmi & Olivier Föllmi

Amazon Synopsis: A work of humanity on a universal scale, a work of reconciliation between nature and culture, Indian Wisdom celebrates those who live in harmony with the forces of earth and sky, who aspire to nirvana-the highest level of heart-, body-, and mind-consciousness. This remarkable book by Danielle and Olivier Föllmi, authors of 15 previous books on Buddhism, presents the wise words of a great master, philosopher, or poet for every day of the year, accompanied by Olivier's beautiful, moving photographs of Indian people and places. The effect is transformative, awakening our senses and preparing our souls to receive these simple yet profound teachings.

Contemporary specialists on Indian culture have contributed to Indian Wisdom, which draws on such ancient yet timeless sources as poems by Rabindranath Tagore and Krishnamurti; the longest epic in world literature, the Mahabharata; and the most significant of the Hindu sacred writings, the Vedas. A treasure in both content and form, this inspirational book artfully conveys the essence of India.  



CDs


Everyday Wisdom - Dr. Wayne Dyer CD 2005

Amazon Synopsis: This collection of over 200 of Dr Dyer's most famous quotes and observations is a must for the readers of his previous work.



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