This booklet contains teachings and instructions selected from the letters of Swami Ramakrishnananda which provide the much needed consolation for the struggling spiritual aspirants.

Author: Swami Ramakrishnananda

Publisher: Sri Ramakrishna Math




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This booklet contains teachings and instructions selected from the letters of Swami Ramakrishnananda which provide the much needed consolation for the struggling spiritual aspirants. The author, a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna is a great thinker, forceful speaker, and above all, an illumined soul.

Consolations from a Stoic

Seneca composed the Consolations while in exile on Corsica during 40-44 AD and used each opportunity to show off in writing his trendy Stoic ideas about life and the universe.

Author: Seneca


ISBN: 132986476X

Category: Religion

Page: 80

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Seneca composed the Consolations while in exile on Corsica during 40-44 AD and used each opportunity to show off in writing his trendy Stoic ideas about life and the universe. His three letters of condolences De Consolatione ad Marciam, De Consolatione ad Polybium and De Consolatione ad Helviam caused a sensation in Rome when they were circulated and before long the disgraced aristocrat was recalled from banishment and given the plum appointment of tutor to the young future emperor Nero. In each work Seneca employs many of the rhetorical devices common to the consolatio tradition while incorporating his unique philosophy. His seemingly positive outlook on his own exile follows the Stoic principle that one should not be upset by uncontrollable events.

The Consolations of Theology

derscores the functional benefits of the most profound thinkers in the discipline. In
2006, Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia, where five of the
contributors to this volume teach,hosted a conference on The Consolations of
Theology ...

Author: Brian S. Rosner

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802860400

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Inspired by Alain de Botton's bestselling Consolations of Philosophy, this volume shows how theology can be of practical value to every believer. The great theologians in the history of the church have always found that theology affords genuine comfort in the face of life's difficulties. InThe Consolations of Theology Brian Rosner and other practical theologians present a compelling blend of biography and theology that profoundly addresses the perennial human problems of anger, obsession, despair, anxiety, disappointment, and pain. Contributors: Gwenfair Walters Adams Robert Banks Peter Bolt Andrew Cameron Richard Gibson Brian Rosner Mark Thompson

The Consolations of God

Consolations. of. God. Are the consolations of God small with thee? Job xv. 1 1 If
we could fully tell each other our thoughts of God, or if we could look with perfect
clearness into one another's hearts, and see what thought of the great Father is ...

Author: Phillips Brooks

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802813534

Category: Religion

Page: 140

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Compelling sermons by one of the nineteenth century's finest preachers Best known today as the author of the Christmas carol "O Little Town of Bethlehem, " Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) has been called the greatest American preacher of the nineteenth century. Yet his magnificent sermons, which brought standing-room-only crowds to Trinity Church in Boston, have long been out of print and hard to find. But, thanks to Ellen Wilbur, the illuminating messages delivered by Brooks are once again available in this collection of twelve of his best sermons, allowing modern readers to be touched by the man whom Wilbur describes as "a poet of a speaker, " Upon first immersing herself in his long lost sermons, she felt deeply that his "loftiness of mind and heart shone through his words in such a way that made it easy to imagine rooms of hushed, uplifted people pinned on him, as much astonished by the man as by his teachings." The Consolations of God will appeal to a wide range of readers wanting to deepen their spiritual lives.

The Overture of the Book of Consolations

... found ( Luke 15 : 4 – 6 ) . The climax is that the good shepherd lays down his
life for his sheep ( John 10 : 11 ) . The second metaphor is that of a mother . Once
again we have a classic text in the Book of Consolations : Does a woman forget ...

Author: Peter Damian Akpunonu

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820467788

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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An inspiration to writers, musicians, and mystics, The Overture of the Book of Consolations summarizes and highlights all the major themes of Deutero-Isaiah. Its predominant theme is consolation - consolation of Israel after the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple and the depopulation of the kingdom of Judah. The Overture assures Judah that the past is forgiven and Yahweh is ushering in a New Creation, a future more glorious than the Exodus, the march through the desert, where Israel will once again be wedded to her husband: Yahweh, the Holy One of Israel.

Ten Consolations

Study No.3 " ~ Study No.4 Study No.5 Study No.6 ' study No.7 ; ' Study No.8 e '
Study No.9 ` ` Study No.10 Consolation No.1 Consolation No.2 Consolation No.3
Consolation No.4 Consolation No.5 Consolation No.6 Consolation No.7 ...

Author: Dubiell De Zarraga Lago


ISBN: 0557256585


Page: 95

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Greek and Roman Consolations

A reassessment of the standard ways of reading Seneca's ideas on consolation
leads Wilson to an original interpretation of the hidden agendas in well-known
consolations (Ad Marciam, Ad Helviam and Ad Polybium) and his tragedies.
Wilson ...

Author: H. Baltussen

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 1910589136

Category: History

Page: 232

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In the Ancient World death came - on average - at a far earlier age than in today's West, and without the authoritative warnings given by modern medicine. Consolation for the trauma of loss had, accordingly, a more prominent role to play. This volume presents eight original studies on consolatory writings from ancient Greek, Roman, early Christian and Arabic societies. The authors include internationally recognised authorities in the field. They offer insight into the ancient experience of loss and the methods used to palliate it. They explore how far there was a consolatory 'genre', involving letters, funerary oratory, epicedia, and philosophical prose. Focusing on responses to grief in numerous ancient authors, this volume finds elements of continuity and of individual variety in modes of consolation, and reveals instructive tensions between the commonplace and the personal.

Six Consolations

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MIMO ...

Author: Franz Liszt

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457475160

Category: Music

Page: 16

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A collection of Advanced piano solos composed by Franz Liszt.

Christian Consolations

Public employment alone , ” he says , “ can afford resource or consolation ; and
the opportunity for that is cut off by the distracted state of the commonwealth . ”
There remains for him , therefore , only hopeless grief and remediless despair .

Author: Andrew Preston Peabody



Category: Consolation

Page: 367

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Whispered Consolations

Author: Jon-Christian Suggs

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472022823

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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African Americans have experienced life under the rule of law in quite different contexts from those of whites, and they have written about those differences in poems, songs, stories, autobiographies, novels, and memoirs. This book examines the tradition of American law as it appears in African American literary life, from pre-Revolutionary murder trials to gangsta rap. The experience, and the critique it produces, changes our pictures of both American law and African American literature. This study reads the already canonical works of nineteenth- and twentieth-century black literature in the context of their responses to and critiques of American legal history. At the same time, it examines little known texts of African American life, from the urban humor of James D. Corrothers, through the early political essays of Chester Himes, to the adventures of black comic book heroes like Steel, Wise Son, and Xero. These are contextualized within specific legislation and case law, from the slave laws of early Virginia to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, from the case of Phillis and Mark in 1755 to the Simpson trials of the mid 1990s. Finally, the legal texts presented are themselves critiqued by the fictions and legal analyses of the African Americans who lived out their implications in their daily lives. Through a positing of the legal and cultural concepts of privacy, property, identity, desire and citizenship, and the romantic ideals of authenticity, irony, and innocence, Suggs is able to show how our understanding of American law should be influenced by African American conceptions of it as depicted through literature. This book will appeal to students and scholars of literary and cultural studies, law and literature, American history, as well as to scholars of African American literature and culture. Jon-Christian Suggs is Professor of English, John Jay College, City University of New York.

The Consolations of Writing

Consolations. of. Imagination. and. Lyric. Poetry. This chapter explores the
personal and the political tactics of two remark- able, yet little-known, twentieth-
century poets who survived their impris- onments in life-threatening conditions
and ...

Author: Rivkah Zim

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400852099

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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Why writing in captivity is a vitally important form of literary resistance Boethius wrote The Consolation of Philosophy as a prisoner condemned to death for treason, circumstances that are reflected in the themes and concerns of its evocative poetry and dialogue between the prisoner and his mentor, Lady Philosophy. This classic philosophical statement of late antiquity has had an enduring influence on Western thought. It is also the earliest example of what Rivkah Zim identifies as a distinctive and vitally important medium of literary resistance: writing in captivity by prisoners of conscience and persecuted minorities. The Consolations of Writing reveals why the great contributors to this tradition of prison writing are among the most crucial figures in Western literature. Zim pairs writers from different periods and cultural settings, carefully examining the rhetorical strategies they used in captivity, often under the threat of death. She looks at Boethius and Dietrich Bonhoeffer as philosophers and theologians writing in defense of their ideas, and Thomas More and Antonio Gramsci as politicians in dialogue with established concepts of church and state. Different ideas of grace and disgrace occupied John Bunyan and Oscar Wilde in prison; Madame Roland and Anne Frank wrote themselves into history in various forms of memoir; and Jean Cassou and Irina Ratushinskaya voiced their resistance to totalitarianism through lyric poetry that saved their lives and inspired others. Finally, Primo Levi's writing after his release from Auschwitz recalls and decodes the obscenity of systematic genocide and its aftermath. A moving and powerful testament, The Consolations of Writing speaks to some of the most profound questions about life, enriching our understanding of what it is to be human.

The Consolations of Philosophy

Author: Alain de Botton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141930314

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER One of the most influential voices in modern philosophy - the author of The Course of Love, Religion for Atheists, The Art of Travel and The School of Life Alain de Botton presents a one-stop shop for solving the problems of everyday life through the wisdom of history's great philosophers 'Singlehandedly, de Botton has taken philosophy back to its simplest and most important purpose: helping us live our lives' Independent 'Few discussions on the great philosophers can have been so entertaining... An ingenious, imaginative book' The Sunday Times 'Witty, thoughtful, entertaining... It manages to make philosophy both enjoyable and relevant' Anthony Clare, Literary Review 'No doubt about it, philosophy is the new rock and roll and Alain de Botton is its Colonel Tom Parker... A pleasure to read. And good writing, like good philosophy, is always a consolation' John Banville, Irish Times Alain de Botton has set six of the finest minds in the history of philosophy to work on the problems of everyday life. Find out what Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche would say about the things that bother us all the most: lack of money, the pain of love, inadequacy, anxiety, the fear of failure and the pressure to conform.


Beginning with ‘Alone’ and closing with ‘Withdrawal’, each piece in this life-affirming book is a meditation on meaning and context, an invitation to shift and broaden our perspectives on life: pain and joy, honesty and anger, ...

Author: David Whyte

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1786897644

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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In Consolations David Whyte unpacks aspects of being human that many of us spend our lives trying vainly to avoid – loss, heartbreak, vulnerability, fear – boldly reinterpreting them, fully embracing their complexity, never shying away from paradox in his relentless search for meaning. Beginning with ‘Alone’ and closing with ‘Withdrawal’, each piece in this life-affirming book is a meditation on meaning and context, an invitation to shift and broaden our perspectives on life: pain and joy, honesty and anger, confession and vulnerability, the experience of feeling overwhelmed and the desire to run away from it all. Through this lens, procrastination may be a necessary ripening; hiding an act of freedom; and shyness something that accompanies the first stage of revelation. Consolations invites readers into a poetic and thoughtful consideration of words whose meaning and interpretation influence the paths we choose and the way we traverse them throughout our lives.

The Consolations of Science

Many minds are doubting ; many are asking for more than the words of the Bible ;
many are fearing that science is working the destruction of faith . At such a time
this patient thinker and scholar comes along to tell us of “ The Consolations of ...

Author: Jacob Straub



Category: Future life

Page: 435

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Consolations of Solitude

senseless clay , If speech can rend those realms of night , Where Fate , that
snatched thy breath away , Hides thee so darkly from my sight , Where has the
cheerful spirit ...

Author: John Witt Randall




Page: 261

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Counsels and Consolations

He hath strength for all thy weaknesses , balm for all thy wounds , consolations
for all thy griefs , and is ready to give good things and his holy spirit to them that
ask him . He can make his grace sufficient for thee at all times , and in all places .

Author: Jonathan Farr



Category: Consolation

Page: 206

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Seneca Selected Dialogues and Consolations

Consolation. to. His. Mother. Helvia. (Ad Helviam Matrem De Consolatione) 1.1. I
have often, dearest mother, felt the urge to console you, and often I have held
back. Many things pushed me to try. First of all, it seemed that I would have laid ...

Author: Seneca

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1624663702

Category: History

Page: 256

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Seneca's dialogues--as his epistolary essays have traditionally been known--offer an ideal path into the philosophical thought of first-century Rome's most famous Stoic, whose compelled suicide in 65 CE (by order of his former pupil Emperor Nero) drew comparisons to the death of Socrates. Notable for, among other things, their portrait of a providential universe and defense of the life of virtue, the nine dialogues included in this volume illustrate the deeply intertwined cosmological and moral arguments of ancient Rome’s chief philosophical alternative to Epicureanism and Academic Skepticism. Peter J. Anderson's new translation conveys the distinctive character of Seneca's style, while striving for accuracy and consistency in its renderings of key terms. His Introduction discusses the dialogues as works of art and situates them in the context of ancient Stoic philosophy as well as the wider philosophical scene. Notes and a glossary are also included.

Consolations of Gospel Truth

It cheers the cottage ; and the possessor of a palace can find no true happiness
without its consolations . It teaches the babe to lisp a dear Redeemer ' s praise ;
and supports the hoary head , that bows beneath the weight of years . It makes
the ...

Author: John Gregory Pike



Category: Biography

Page: 360

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Consolations for the Bereaved

And how admirably fitted are such doctrines to sustain the mind under the
removal of pious relatives ; unlike the frigid consolations of philosophy . or the
hollow maxims that the world exhibits to her votaries -which have never been
found to dry ...

Author: Ebenezer Halley



Category: Funeral sermons

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