This is part a story of adventure, freedom and flight as well as an inspirational, thought-provoking book.
Bradley Hope (Author) Bradley Hope, based in London, is the New York Times bestselling co-author of Billion Dollar Whale and covers finance and malfeasance for the Wall Street Journal . Before that he spent six years as a Middle East correspondent. Hope is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and Gerald Loeb Award winner. Justin Scheck (Author) Justin Scheck, based in New York, has worked at the Wall Street Journal since 2007, covering white collar crime across four continents. He has been writing about Saudi Arabia since 2016.
Lao Tzu''s Tao Te Ching is not only the single most important text ever composed in China, it is probably the most broadly influential spiritual text in human history. Complete & Unabridged. Part of the Macmillan Collector''s Library; a series of stunning, cloth-bound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is translated and introduced by David Hinton. Fluent in ancient Chinese and an acclaimed poet, he skilfully reveals how remarkably current and even innovative this text is after 2500 years. According to legend, Lao Tzu left China at the age of eighty, saddened that men would not follow the path to natural goodness. At the border with Tibet, a guard asked him to record his teachings and the Tao Te Ching is what he wrote down before leaving. Lao Tzu''s spirituality describes the Cosmos as a harmonious and generative organism, and it shows how the human is an integral part of that Cosmos.
Within each of us is a warrior of light. Each of us is capable of listening to the silence of the heart, of accepting failure without letting it get us down and of holding onto hope even in the face of weariness and depression. This text is a guide to the process.
A collection of essays by fourteen philosophers presenting a thoughtful, introductory guide to choosing a philosophy for living an examined and meaningful life. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL Socrates famously said "the unexamined life is not worth living," but what does it mean to truly live philosophically? This thought-provoking, wide-ranging collection brings together essays by fifteen leading philosophers reflecting on what it means to live according to a philosophy of life. From Eastern philosophies (Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism), to classical Western philosophies (such as Aristotelianism and Stoicism), to the four major religions, as well as contemporary philosophies (such as existentialism and effective altruism), each contributor offers a lively, personal account of how they find meaning in the practice of their chosen philosophical traditions. Together, the pieces in How to Live a Good Life provide not only a beginner's guide to choosing a life philosophy but also a timely portrait of what it means to live an examined life in the twenty-first century.
The Book of Forgiving, written together by the Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and his daughter Revd Mpho Tutu, offers a deeply personal testament and guide to the process of forgiveness.
All of us have at times needed both to forgive and be forgiven - whether small, everyday harms or real traumas. But the path to forgiveness is not easy, and the process unclear. How do we let go of resentment when we have been harmed, at times irreparably? How do we forgive and still pursue justice? How do we heal our hearts, and move on? How do we forgive ourselves for the harm we have caused others?
Drawing on his memories of reconciliation in post-apartheid South Africa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has identified four concrete steps to forgiveness through which we must all pass if we are to reach our destination:
1) Admitting the wrong and acknowledging the harm 2) Telling one''s story and witnessing the anguish 3) Asking for forgiveness and granting forgiveness 4) Renewing or releasing the relationship Each chapter contains reflections and personal stories, as well as exercises for practising each step of the path. The Book of Forgiving is a touchstone and tool for anyone seeking the freedom of forgiveness: an inspiring guide to healing ourselves and creating a more united world.
A reproduction of the original edition of the translation of the work written by Lao Tzu. The text is accompanied by a selection of ancient Chinese paintings.
Shows how much understanding people can gain about themselves and their world by reflecting on the lessons offered by science, the arts, and history. Covering subjects as diverse as Jane Austen's "Emma", the Rosetta Stone, Shakespeare, the Holocaust, quantum physics, and more, this collection reflects and contemplates over the mysteries of life.
The narrator finds himself in the grey limbo of Hell, where the disgruntled inhabitants take a bus-ride to the plains of Heaven, where they meet angels and the souls of those already in Heaven. This fantasy communicates Lewis's deep spiritual truths through the power of the fantastic.
This larger format, easier to read edition of this Yoga classic contains: a step by step photo-guide to routines for beginners to highly advanced; guide to yoga breathing; introduction to the philosophy behind the Yoga and a guide to healing specific health problems.
A.C. Grayling aims to answer an important question - how do we live a good life?
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In God, Reza Aslan sheds new light on mankind's relationship with the divine and challenges our perspective on the history of faith and the birth of religion.
From the origins of spiritual thought to the concept of an active, engaged, divine presence that underlies all creation, Aslan examines how the idea of god arose in human evolution, was gradually personalized, endowed with human traits and emotions, and eventually transformed into a single Divine Personality: the God known today by such names as Yahweh, Father, and Allah.
Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, God challenges everything we thought we knew about the origins of religious belief, and with it our relationship with life and death, with the natural and spiritual worlds, and our understanding of the very essence of human existence.
IN AN APPEAL TO THE WORLD, HIS HOLINESS THE 14TH DALAI LAMA OF TIBET ILLUMINATES THE WAY TO PEACE IN OUR TIME, ARGUING FOR A FORM OF UNIVERSAL ETHICS THAT GOES BEYOND RELIGION VALUES WE ALL SHARE AS HUMANS THAT CAN HELP US CREATE UNITY AND PEACE TO HEAL OUR WORLD.
Working with tursted collaborator Franz Alt, the Dalai Lama cals on the better angels of our nature to tackle a wide range of contemporary issues, from war, violence and intolerance to climate change, global hunger and materialism. Applying the techniques and teachings of Tibetan Buddhism --
As discussed in The Da Vinci Code... Long buried and suppressed, the Gnostic Gospels contain the secret writings attributed to the followers of Jesus.
A new edition of Richard Bach's bewitching classic with wonderful new illustrations by H Lee Shariro.
A distillation of insights into the human condition, by one of the best-known philosophers in the UK.
A wide-ranging collection of quotes from the new Pope's writings and speeches, revealing his opinions on the moral issues surrounding the Catholic Church today.
The year 2012 is the Chinese Year of the Dragon - what will this mean for you? This complete guide contains all the predictions you will need to take you into the year ahead - a year which offers great hope, advancement and opportunity.The ancient art of Chinese astrology, which predates the Western zodiac, is a detailed system of divination that has been in use in the Orient for thousands of years.The depth of its wisdom and the accuracy of its character analysis and prediction has caught the imagination of the Western world in recent years and led to a rapid rise in its popularity.This popular and enlightening bestselling guide - now in its 21st year - includes:- Everything you need to know about the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac- An explanation of the Five Elements: metal, water, wood, fire and earth, and which one governs your sign- Individual predictions to help you find love, luck and success- What the Year of the Dragon has in store for you, your family, your loved ones and friends.
Reveals how meditation can promote inner peace through understanding, watchfulness and humor, explaining how to overcome mental obstacles to problem solving while promoting relaxation and creativity. By the author of The Book of Secrets . Original. 20,000 first printing.