The Wise Heart

A renowned spiritual teacher examines the full scope of Buddhist psychology and its principles--the nobility and sacredness of the human spirit, analysis of emotion and thought, and the techniques for transforming the body and mind--and ...

Author: Jack Kornfield

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553382330

Category: Philosophy

Page: 429

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A renowned spiritual teacher examines the full scope of Buddhist psychology and its principles--the nobility and sacredness of the human spirit, analysis of emotion and thought, and the techniques for transforming the body and mind--and demonstrates their applications to the dilemmas and trials of modern-day life. Reprint.

The Wise Heart

See the world with the eyes of this wise and gracious being; sense that you are holy. Practice this repeatedly until it becomes more natural to your heart than your “ordinary” identity. And then, at the end of each period of ...

Author: Jack Kornfield

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407025740

Category: Religion

Page: 448

View: 845

For over 2000 years, Buddhist psychology has offered invaluable insights into the nature of the heart and mind, and transformed the way many people around the world handle life's challenges. But the ancient texts on which these remarkable teachings are based can be difficult to penetrate for modern seekers. Now, drawing on his experience as a monk trained in Thailand, Burma and India, as well as his expert psychology practice, Jack Kornfield provides an accessible, definitive guide to Buddhism for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. This important new work is in the tradition of his classic works A Path with Heart and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry, offering practical tools to coping with modern life and dealing with emotions such as fear, anger and shame. Kornfield also shares the illuminating stories of his students and fellow practitioners, as well as his own journey towards enlightenment, including his recovery from a violence-filled childhood. Here is a rare treasure that will give readers greater access to the secret beauty within - and without.

The Wise Heart

The Wise Heart Tales and allegories of three contemporary sages Through words and letters We touch upon that hidden realm called “The Spiritual World” Laitman Kabbalah Publishers The Wise hearT: TaLes and aLLegories of Three ...

Author: Michael Laitman

Publisher: Laitman Kabbalah Publishers

ISBN: 1897448473

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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Our inner work is to tune our hearts and our senses to perceive the spiritual world says Michael Laitman in the poem Spiritual Wave. This is a lovingly crafted anthology comprised of Kabbalistic tales and allegories passed through Dr Michael Laitman, and his mentors Rav Baruch Ashlag (Rabash), and Rabash's father Rav Yehuda Ashlag. The desire of the Kabbalah student is to reach higher levels of spiritual attainment, yet it is difficult to imagine the sensations of the spiritual world. The verse in this reflective and insightful compilation gives the reader a glimpse into the essence of this elevated state of being. The poems herein are excerpts from letters and lessons given by these three, spiritual leaders. They offer inspiring and often amusing depictions of human nature that resonate with reader regardless of his/her level of study. Indeed, this book is a tool for any student seeking to find higher levels of spiritual attainment.

The Answer Is Simple

And the way to peace is through the wise heart. The wise heart is that of your ancient soul, engaging reason and connecting choices and behaviors with consequences and outcomes. It's the universal heart—the aspect of self-love that ...

Author: Sonia Choquette

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458723887

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 260

View: 815

The Answer Is Simple... Having observed thousands and thousands of people from virtually every walk of life, with every advantage or disadvantage, Sonia Choquette can confidently say that the only ones who genuinely succeed, who find peace and joy in their hearts and take great pleasure in their experiences, have a different way of going about things. Rather than relying solely on their egos - their defended, insecure personalities - suffering the assaults life renders them, they turn to a higher aspect of their nature, the Spirit within, and let this direct their lives. The ten simple yet necessary steps outlined in this book will allow you to make that connection to your authentic Spirit and experience your truth. As Sonia says, ''These aren't just metaphysical theories, but are tried-and-true, grounded practices that will lead you directly back to you: the best, holiest, most delightful and delighted you, free of fear and filled with light.'' The most exciting part is that learning to love yourself and live your Spirit is actually quite simple when you realize the truth revealed herein: that you are not the ego, but rather are Divine, Holy Spirit. Once you do, everything will come alive in light and joy. Love yourself and live your Spirit, and your life flows peacefully. It really is that simple.

The Wise Seek Jesus

In the book of Exodus, a “wise heart” appears seven times. To qualify to receive wisdom, you had to have a wise heart. So what is a wise heart? Being wise or having wisdom is a trait that refers to your mind. It is what you know and how ...

Author: George Goodwyn Jr.

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1664228497

Category: Religion

Page: 250

View: 586

Everyone wants to be wise and make wise choices. However, wisdom is not taught in schools or colleges. Yet people pretend to have worldly wisdom. People want to believe they know what is best for themselves and for others. So, how would you become wise? If you could be guaranteed that you could possess wisdom, would you do what it takes? What if gaining wisdom is easier than you think to obtain? The Bible is full of examples of those that were wise and had wisdom. In fact, most of those mentioned with having wisdom and being wise were the same individuals that spoke to God and prophesied about a Messiah. Those that seek Jesus can ask for and are given wisdom from God. It is that simple. But beyond having wisdom, you can find your purpose, leave a legacy that matters, and have an eternal destiny in Heaven. It’s a win, win, win!!!


No Time Like the Present

In this landmark work, internationally beloved teacher of meditation and “one of the great spiritual teachers of our time” (Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple) Jack Kornfield reveals that you can be instantly happy with the keys ...

Author: Jack Kornfield

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451693710

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 655

In this landmark work, internationally beloved teacher of meditation and “one of the great spiritual teachers of our time” (Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple) Jack Kornfield reveals that you can be instantly happy with the keys to inner freedom. Through his signature warmhearted, poignant, often funny stories, with their a-ha moments and O. Henry-like outcomes, Jack Kornfield shows how we can free ourselves, wherever we are and whatever our circumstances. Renowned for his mindfulness practices and meditations, Jack provides keys for opening gateways to immediate shifts in perspective and clarity of vision, allowing us to “grapple with difficult emotions” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) and know how to change course, take action, or—when we shouldn’t act—just relax and trust. Each chapter presents a path to a different kind of freedom—freedom from fear, freedom to start over, to love, to be yourself, and to be happy—and guides you into an active process that engages your mind and heart, awakens your spirit, and brings real joy, over and over again. Drawing from his own life as a son, brother, father, and partner, and on his forty years of face-to-face teaching of thousands of people across the country, Jack presents “a consommé of goodness, heart, laughter, tears, and breath, nourishing and delicious” (Anne Lamott, author of Bird by Bird). His keys to life will help us find hope, clarity, relief from past disappointments and guilt, and the courage to go forward.

Teachings of the Buddha

A reissue of the most popular collection of teachings from Buddhist literature, selected by one of the best known American Buddhist teachers—with a new preface and afterword Jack Kornfield, one of the most respected American Buddhist ...

Author: Jack Kornfield

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834823020

Category: Religion

Page: 232

View: 583

This treasury of essential Buddhist writings draws from the most popular Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese sources. Among the selections are some of the earliest recorded sayings of the Buddha on the practice of freedom, passages from later Indian scriptures on the perfection of wisdom, verses from Tibetan masters on the enlightened mind, and songs in praise of meditation by Zen teachers. The book also includes traditional instruction on how to practice sitting meditation, cultivate calm awareness, and live with compassion. Jack Kornfield, one of the most respected American Buddhist teachers, has compiled these teachings to impart the essence and inspiration of Buddhism to readers of all spiritual traditions.

A Spirituality of Ageing

In the midst of these depressing lyrics about getting old, the psalmist bargains with the Lord, asking him to teach the exiles that every day is a gift, an opportunity to acquire a wise heart. Hopefully, as an individual counts his or ...

Author: Mark G. Boyer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630872105

Category: Religion

Page: 92

View: 662

Sometime around the age of fifty--or as early as forty and as late as sixty--most of us come to terms with our age. We recognize that we have lived out at least half of the time allotted to us, and that the second half may be shorter than the first! Coming to terms with our age is a process, one that usually involves denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. As we progresses through these stages, a spirituality of aging emerges. In this book, the reader is led on a quest to explore his or her own personal spirituality of aging. All the equipment--words of wisdom from the literature of the world's religions--has been gathered here. Each of the book's thirty-two exercises invites readers to reflect on a passage taken from the sacred literature of a world religion, then explore each passage for its meanings and applications through a meditative journaling question and a short prayer. While delving into the universal process of aging, the reader will be guided to discover his or her personal spirituality of aging.

Those Practical Proverbs

16:23 "The heart of the wise instructs his mouth, And adds persuasiveness to his lips." As we have seen before, the "heart" in Biblical Hebrew is the center of thought and control - comparable in western terminology to the mind.

Author: David A. Balsley

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1973646455

Category: Religion

Page: 624

View: 720

Those Practical Proverbs is a verse-by-verse commentary on the book of Proverbs from a pastor’s perspective. It begins with an exploration of the authorship of Proverbs—most of which was written by King Solomon, with brief sections by Agur, the son of Jakeh, and the words of King Lemuel (from an oracle, which his mother taught him). It proceeds to an explanation of the structure of Hebrew poetry, a list of some of the topics addressed in the book, and an outline of the book. The opening chapters of Proverbs (1–9) consist of longer “wisdom poems” on a variety of significant subjects. Most chapters of Proverbs consist of single-verse observations concerning many of life’s practical concerns (with occasional multiverse entries). The book concludes with the entries of Agur and King Lemuel and, finally, the classic alphabetic acrostic poem regarding the “excellent wife.” Because the book focuses largely on the wisdom and understanding, which find their origin in the fear of the Lord, it is among the most life-enriching books ever written. It is extremely important for anyone who longs for practical guidance in the many issues of life.

Heart Almanac Expository and Curriculum

We need to seek God for a wise heart (Exodus 28:3; 31:6; 36:1-8; 1 Kings 3:12; Proverbs 10:8; 11:29; 16:21-23; 23:15; Ecclesiastes 7:4). Wisdom, knowledge, and understanding are predicated upon the overall state of our heart.

Author: Donald R. Downing

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1606476890

Category: Religion

Page: 156

View: 939

Human life is governed by the heart. The physical heart sustains the body by pumping life-giving blood to every organ and cell. The spiritual heart, on the other hand, is God's dwelling place on earth. Our success or failure in life depends not upon material wealth or social status but upon the condition of our spiritual heart. Everyone without exception needs a new heart from God, clean and right before Him, because without a new heart there cannot be a new life. The heart holds the keys of life. Downing's Heart Manual is biblically and scripturally based to help students know their own hearts and enable them to meet the challenges of life from a heart perspective. This 2-year study guide is designed to help students and teachers broaden their knowledge of the heart and of how to love the Lord with all of their heart, which is the first and greatest commandment (Matthew 22:37-38). Knowledge of our heart is very important because out of the heart flow the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23). In Hosea 4:6 God says, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge." Spiritual heart knowledge-God's heart as well as our own-is essential for eternal life. This one-of-a-kind heart manual will guide students on an intimate journey into the very heart of God. Dr. Donald R Downing, a heart physician and specialist for God, has been writing and teaching on the heart for over 21 years. The author of over seven books on the heart, he believes that the greatest need of the church today is for leaders who are also spiritual heart specialists and physicians, and who have pure and clean hearts before God.

Heart Open Body Awake

Can you sense the wise heart resting openly and peacefully around all those sensations ? Ask the wiser , bigger heart if it can hold and soothe your confusion and emotional distress . If it helps you to visualize , see one of these ...

Author: Susan Aposhyan

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834843633

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 567

The human heart forms the essential link between body and spirit. In Heart Open, Body Awake, master somatics teacher Susan Aposhyan presents a simple yet richly detailed four-part practice to experience this link in all its unfolding wonder: opening our hearts, feeling our bodies, allowing ourselves to move and be moved, and connecting with the world in its fullness. Aposhyan weaves together insights from a range of scientific, psychological, and spiritual traditions to present a practical path toward embodied spirituality. Beautiful anatomical illustrations help readers to visualize the body systems, processes, and movements described in the book. Through the practices offered in Heart Open, Body Awake, your sense of spiritual wellness can become as near and palpable as your sensitive, beating heart.


Get Through Going through Life

Heart. “My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast. I will sing and give praise” (Psalm 57:7a). ... Proverbs 16:21 says, “The wise in heart will be called prudent, and sweetness of the lips increases learning.” A wise heart ...

Author: Arnetha Thomas

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1684092140

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 102

View: 690

How can one imagine writing Get Through, Going through Life without going through? How can one passionately tell others about wearing the whole armor of God "to stand against the wiles of the devil" without some evidence? Oftentimes, it seems impossible to identify, understand, and/or endure trials occurring in our spiritual, professional, and/or personal lives. During these challenges, we may experience anger, depression, fear, pain, and/or sorrows. We are not merely

George Moves on

of the Wise Heart' and here is one of the many meditations he's shared with me concerning this - “Where is the way of the wise heart?” he began slowly “Where droplets of rain glisten on a pink rose. Where there is inner peace and going ...

Author: George Coombs

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434370739

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 630

This book concerns a man's journey to find his goal and mission in life with the aid of trusted friends and his spirit guide Chong Tzu. Through many episodes he learns, find himself and is able to move on. All through the book challenging issues are raised such as the true meaning of justice and the true leading of a good life. The system is challenged and this is a sequel to my first novel 'George' yet can be read independently of that.

The Answer Is Simple Love Yourself Live Your Spirit

Those are the expressions of your wise heart. Alternatively, where in your life do you lack peace? Where do you serve your pride in its place? When do you blame, lash out, condemn, or refuse to apologize or forgive, preferring righteous ...

Author: Sonia Choquette, Ph.D.

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401923471

Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 418

Having observed thousands and thousands of people from virtually every walk of life, with every advantage or disadvantage, Sonia Choquette can confidently say that the only ones who genuinely succeed, who find peace and joy in their hearts and take great pleasure in their experiences, have a different way of going about things. Rather than relying solely on their egos—their defended, insecure personalities—suffering the assaults life renders them, they turn to a higher aspect of their nature, the Spirit within, and let this direct their lives. The ten simple yet necessary steps outlined in this book will allow you to make that connection to your authentic Spirit and experience your truth. As Sonia says, "These aren’t just metaphysical theories, but are tried-and-true, grounded practices that will lead you directly back to you: the best, holiest, most delightful and delighted you, free of fear and filled with light." The most exciting part is that learning to love yourself and live your Spirit is actually quite simple when you realize the truth revealed herein: that you are not the ego, but rather are Divine, Holy Spirit. Once you do, everything will come alive in light and joy. Love yourself and live your Spirit, and your life flows peacefully. It really is that simple

The Descent from the Mountain

Corresponding to the everyone incited by his heart' (v. 5), 'everyone wise of heart among you' is invited to take part (v. 10). The addressed 'you' must refer to the assembly of 'the children of Israel' in v. 4.

Author: Martin Ravndal Hauge

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 056714089X

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 281

This 'close reading' of Exodus 19-40 focuses on the repetition of the 'encounter on the mountain'. This double encounter is expressed in a narrative structure of preparatory episodes climaxed by the theophany. The tension of the narrative is linked to 'the people' as the unlikely heroes of encounter and solved by the divine descent from the divine mountain to the man-made tent. The new situation of permanent encounter is foregrounded by the juxtaposed stories of pre- and post- Sinai journey, and the theme of the 'substitution of Moses' underlines a radical reinterpretation of traditional concepts, inviting the reader to embark on a process of identification.

Commentary on the Old Testament

"Whoso remaineth true to the commandment will experience nothing evil; and the heart of the wise man will know a time and judicial decision." That by הוצמ is here to be understood not the commandment of God, at least not immediately, ...

Author: C. F. Keil

Publisher: Titus Books

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page:

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Carl Friedrich Keil (1807 – 1888) and Franz Delitzsch (1813 – 1890) were conservative German Lutheran Old Testament scholars whose commentary on the Old Testament has remained a classic for well over a century.

A briefe concordance to the Bible of the last translation

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Author: John DOWNAME

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The Bible Knowledge Commentary

19 , 26 ) illustrates that a wise child learns from parental discipline ( vv . 13-14 ) . The truth that a wise rather than a foolish son gladdens his father's heart is also stated in 10 : 1 ; 15:20 ; 23:24 ; 27:11 ; 29 : 3 .

Author: John F. Walvoord

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9780882078137

Category: Religion

Page: 1589

View: 289

HELP FROM EXPERT SCHOLARS IN UNDERSTANDING THE SCRIPTURES • What does That verse mean? • How should I interpret this passage? • What is the significance of this word or phrase in Hebrew or Aramaic? • How do Bible-time customs help me understand the meaning of this passage? • How does the information on the author, historical background, and features of a Bible book help interpret that book? The Bible Knowledge Commentary answers these and other questions about the Scriptures, discussing all the Bible verse by verse and often phrase by phrase. In addition, maps, charts, and diagrams help you grasp the meanings of the biblical text. Unlike most others this commentary is by authors from one school - Dallas Theological Seminary. The Bible Knowledge Commentary - popular in style and scholarly in content - will deepen your understanding of God's written Word