This introduction to Nichiren Buddhism explores the philosophical intricacies of life and reveals the wonder inherent in the phases of birth, aging, and death. Core concepts of Nichiren Buddhism, such as the 10 worlds and the nine consciousnesses, illustrate the profundity of human existence. This book provides Buddhists with the tools they need to fully appreciate the connectedness of all beings and to revolutionize their spiritual lives based on this insight. Also explored are how suffering can be transformed to contribute to personal fulfillment and the well-being of others and how modern scientific research accords with ancient Buddhist views. Ultimately, this is both a work of popular philosophy and a book of compelling, compassionate inspiration for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike that fosters a greater understanding of Nichiren Buddhism.
In a radical approach to understanding current affairs and history, Rudolf Steiner presents a method of penetrating to the hidden causes and realities that lie behind outer appearances. Contemporary life cannot fully be understood by an analysis that is restricted to external events, he says. Deeper levels of meaning are revealed when one begins to view such events as symptoms. The causes of these symptoms – the reality behind them – are to be discovered on other levels of existence.
In the last decade, the topic of motherhood has emerged as a distinct and established field of scholarly inquiry. A cursory review of motherhood research reveals that hundreds of scholarly articles have been published on almost every motherhood theme imaginable. The Encyclopedia of Motherhood is a collection of approximately 700 articles in a three-volume, A-to-Z set exploring major topics related to motherhood, from geographical, historical and cultural entries to anthropological and psychological contributions. In human society, few institutions are as important as motherhood, and this unique encyclopedia captures the interdisciplinary foundation of the subject in one convenient reference. The Encyclopedia is a comprehensive resource designed to provide an understanding of the complexities of motherhood for academic and public libraries, and is written by academics and institutional experts in the social and behavioural sciences.
The Journal for Star Wisdom includes articles of interest concerning star wisdom (Astrosophy), as well as a guide to the correspondences between stellar configurations during the life of Christ and those of today. The guide comprises a complete sidereal ephemeris and aspectarian, geocentric and heliocentric, for each day throughout the year. Published yearly, new editions are available beginning in November for the coming new year. According to Rudolf Steiner, every step taken by Christ during his ministry between the baptism in the Jordan and the resurrection was in harmony with--and an expression of--the cosmos. The Journal for Star Wisdom is concerned with these heavenly correspondences during the life of Christ. It is intended to help provide a foundation for cosmic Christianity, the cosmic dimension of Christianity. It is this dimension that has been missing from Christianity in its two-thousand-year history. Readers can begin on this path by contemplating the movements of the Sun, Moon, and planets against the background of the zodiacal constellations (sidereal signs) today in relation to corresponding stellar events during the life of Christ. In this way, the possibility is opened for attuning, in a living way, to the life of Christ in the etheric cosmos. Contents: Preface "The Rose of the World" by Daniel Andreev Editorial Foreword by Robert Powell "World Pentecost" by Robert Powell "Sun on the Galactic Center" by David Tresemer "Kyot and the Stellar Script of Parsifal" by Ellen Schalk "Signature of Jupiter in the Events of Christ Jesus' Life" by David Tresemer, with Robert Schiappacasse, and William Bento "Contemplations on the Jupiter-Uranus Conjunction" by William Bento "Commentaries and Ephemerides: January-December 2010" by William Bento, David Tresemer, Claudia McLaren Lainson, and Sally Nurney Epitaph: "Though My Soul May Set in Darkness" -- words attributed to Galileo; music by Joseph Haydn Peter Treadgold (1943-2005) was the creator of Astro and Astrofire, the computer programs he designed and wrote for research into Astrosophy. The programs are used by many researchers around the world, and Astrofire is a particularly far-reaching creation, opening up extraordinary possibilities for research. It contains a database of birth and death dates of historical personalities, as well as a star catalog with more than 4,000 stars. It is this program by means of which the monthly ephemeris pages are produced for the Journal for Star Wisdom. Read more about "Astrofire" at the Sophia Foundation website.
These lectures were given in 1922, midway between World War I and Steiner's death in 1925. They will be of particular interest to anyone wanting to comprehend Rudolf Steiner's mature understanding of his mission: "enchristing" the world.
This Volumes’ of Sri Sathya Sai Speaks are compiled and offered at Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s Lotus Feet on His 97th Birthday as a reminder to all Spiritual Aspirants of Baba’s Love & Message Compilation of Discourses from 1953 to 2010 (1614 Discourses) Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 01 | Year(s) : 1953 to 1960 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 02 | Year(s) : 1961 to 1962 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 03 | Year(s) : 1963 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 04 | Year(s) : 1964 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 05 | Year(s) : 1965 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 06 | Year(s) : 1966 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 07 | Year(s) : 1967 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 08 | Year(s) : 1968 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 09 | Year(s) : 1969 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 10 | Year(s) : 1970 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 11 | Year(s) : 1971 to 1972 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 12 | Year(s) : 1973 to 1974 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 13 | Year(s) : 1975 to 1977 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 14 | Year(s) : 1978 to 1980 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 15 | Year(s) : 1981 to 1982 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 16 | Year(s) : 1983 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 17 | Year(s) : 1984 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 18 | Year(s) : 1985 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 19 | Year(s) : 1986 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 20 | Year(s) : 1987 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 21 | Year(s) : 1988 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 22 | Year(s) : 1989 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 23 | Year(s) : 1990 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 24 | Year(s) : 1991 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 25 | Year(s) : 1992 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 26 | Year(s) : 1993 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 27 | Year(s) : 1994 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 28 | Year(s) : 1995 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 29 | Year(s) : 1996 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 30 | Year(s) : 1997 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 31 | Year(s) : 1998 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 32 | Part 1 | Year(s) : 1999 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 32 | Part 2 | Year(s) : 1999 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 33 | Year(s) : 2000 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 34 | Year(s) : 2001 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 35 | Year(s) : 2002 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 36 | Year(s) : 2003 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 37 | Year(s) : 2004 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 38 | Year(s) : 2005 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 39 | Year(s) : 2006 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 40 | Year(s) : 2007 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 41 | Year(s) : 2008 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 42 | Year(s) : 2009 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 43 | Year(s) : 2010
This book provides an in-depth introduction to existential psychotherapy. Presenting a philosophical alternative to other forms of psychological treatment, it emphasises the problems of living and the human dilemmas that are often neglected by practitioners who focus on personal psychopathology. Emmy van Deurzen defines the philosophical ideas that underpin existential psychotherapy, summarising the contributions made by Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger and Sartre among others. She proposes a systemic and practical method of existential psychotherapy, illustrated with detailed case material. This expanded and updated second edition includes new chapters on the contributions of Max Scheler, Albert Camus, Gabriel Marcel and Emmanuel Levinas, as well as on feminist contributors such as Simone de Beauvoir and Hannah Arendt. In addition a new extended case discussion illustrates the approach in practice. Everyday Mysteries offers a fresh perspective for anyone training in psychotherapy, counselling, psychology or psychiatry. Those already established in practice will find this a stimulating source of ideas about everyday life and the mysteries of human experience, which will throw new light on old issues.
Started in 1958, Sanathana Sarathi is a monthly magazine devoted to Sathya (Truth), Dharma (Righteousness), Shanti (Peace) and Prema (Love) - the four cardinal principles of Bhagawan Baba's philosophy. It is published from Prasanthi Nilayam (the Abode of Highest Peace) and acts as a mouthpiece of Baba's Ashram as it speaks of the important events that take place in His sacred Abode, besides carrying Divine Messages conveyed through Divine Discourses of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The word meaning of Sanathana Sarathi is the 'Eternal Charioteer'. It signifies the presence of the Lord in every being as the atma guiding their lives like a charioteer. It implies that he who places his life, the body being likened to a chariot, in an attitude of surrender in the hands of the Lord, will be taken care of by the Lord even as a charioteer would take the occupant of his chariot safely to its destination. The magazine is an instrument to disseminate spiritual knowledge for the moral, physical and mental uplift of humanity without any discrimination as the subject matter discussed therein is always of common interest and of universal appeal. The fifteen Vahinis - streams of sacredness - known as the Vahini Series comprising annotation and interpretation of the Upanishads and other scriptures, Itihasas like the Ramayana, the Bhagavatha and the Mahabharata, and authentic explanations on Dhyana, Dharma, Prema, etc., have been serially published in this magazine as and when they emanated from the Divine pen of Bhagawan Baba. This magazine is published in almost all Indian languages, English and Telugu from Prasanthi Nilayam and others from respective regions. Every year Sanathana Sarathi comes out with a special issue in November commemorating the Divine Birthday. The English and Telugu magazines are posted on the 10th and 23rd respectively, of every month, from Prasanthi Nilayam. This magazine has wide, ever increasing circulation in India as well as abroad, as the study of it brings the reader closer to the philosophy of the Avatar in simple understandable language THUS SPAKE SAI... Discoursing during the launch of Sanathana Sarathi... From this day, our Sanathana Sarathi will lead to victory the cohorts of truth - the Vedas, the Sastras and similar scriptures of all faiths, against the forces of the ego such as injustice, falsehood, immorality and cruelty. This is the reason why it has emerged. This Sarathi will fight in order to establish world prosperity. It is bound to sound the paean of triumph when universal Ananda is achieved.
The only dictionary of its kind, this greatly expanded second edition lists objects, concepts, traits and situations ancient and modern and gives their appropriate symbols. A companion to Symbolism: A Comprehensive Dictionary (2012), this volume presents symbols and their referents in reverse association (but is not simply a reconfiguring of information). Examples: a symbol for "hell" is descending stairs; an attribute of Saint Benedict is a raven; joy after sorrow is signified by the gemstone amber. Ethnic, literary, artistic, religious, heraldic, numerological, folkloric, occult and psychological usages are included.
In this selection of thirty of Rudolf Steiner's most important lectures on the Festivals, he identifies and illumines the true meaning behind Christmas, Easter, Ascension and Pentecost, and Michaelmas, emphasizing both their inner-spiritual and outer-cosmic aspects. He shows that the Festivals are not merely the commemoration of mighty historical events or truths within the Christian tradition, but are in themselves - each year - spiritual events, manifesting in seasonal and natural rhythms, which carry a significance that grows and deepens with the developing of human evolution.
Rudolf Steiner received The Fifth Gospel--unrecorded events from the so-called lost years of the life of Jesus, obtained by grace and by spiritual research into the akashic record--as a "sacred obligation" to which he experienced a deep sense of responsibility. However, he never finished the project of unveiling it. Had he done so, not only Anthroposophy but also Christianity would have received an enormous spiritual gift: a concrete, soul-filled description of the Mystery of Golgotha. His deeply moving and often startling lectures in 1913 are thus fragmentary, giving the near-tragic impression that, because those who heard or read them did not take them up with sufficient seriousness and inner dedication, humanity has suffered an inestimable loss. "Steiner traveled through various German cities to give personal summaries of the Fifth Gospel. But in each center, he encountered the same "sleepiness." The thorns were already starting to prick; he seemed to begin hiding the content rather than disclosing it. He was forced to see in all clarity that the Fifth Gospel was not being appropriately received." (Andrei Bely) In this dramatic book, Selg tells the story of those lectures. He recounts their background and many of the most important episodes. He illumines and gives context to the excerpts with a profound yet accessible commentary. Most important, he offers insights into their importance to both Steiner and the hearts of those who heard and understood--even those who felt inadequate to the task. Those who has read Steiner's lectures on the Fifth Gospel and wondered about their significance will find here an inspiring guide to further meditation, while those who have not yet read them will find many reasons for doing so and discover a new way of understanding Steiner and his mission. Those unfamiliar with Steiner but wish to fine a meaningful, heartfelt way to Jesus Christ and the Christian mystery will discover a new way of understanding a new path to Christ. As Steiner said: "Knowing something of the significance of what Jesus lived through in preparation for the Mystery of Golgotha depends not so much on being able to recall...the events I have attempted to recount, but more on achieving a profoundly moving and shattering inner impression of what this person Jesus of Nazareth had to suffer in order to approach the Mystery of Golgotha and allow the Christ impulse to flow into earthly evolution. By reawakening these feelings and sensations of suffering in ourselves...we evoke a living impression of the Christ impulse. The more we succeed in reliving the surging, weaving experiences of a being such as Jesus of Nazareth, the more deeply we delve into these mysteries. (The Fifth Gospel)
This book has two aims. The first aim is a modest attempt to help to overcome the neglect to which German expressionist paintings have been condemned by historians and art critics. The second aim is more difficult from an educational perspective. The book points out that a moving beauty and worthy truths call out from many German expressionist paintings. At times, this beauty and these truths may be comprehended straightforwardly. To complement the direct encounter with these paintings, the book suggests learning from concepts, ideas, and insights presented by existentialist philosophers. The book shows that these concepts, ideas, and insights can assist in harkening to the call of beauty and truth that calls out from the paintings of the six German expressionist painters which are discussed here: Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Otto Mueller, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, and Erich Heckel. Thus, they can assist the educator in showing the grandeur of the works of the six painters. The book points to the educational value of the personal and existential encounter with the beauty and truths that call out from the paintings of these artists. Haim Gordon is professor emeritus at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. He has published, at times in collaboration with colleagues, 26 books and more than 150 papers in professional journals and books on philosophical, educational and political topics. He resides with his wife in Eilat, Israel.