Enlightenment to Go

Shantideva and the Power of Compassion to Transform Your Life

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Author: David Michie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861717570

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 274

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The Dalai Lama always recommends a classic text by the Buddhist master Shantideva as essential reading for those seeking a practical approach to Buddhism. With its life-changing teachings and transcendent wisdom, it is one of the world's great spiritual treasures. In Enlightenment to Go, David Michie provides a lively, accessible introduction to the 'best of' Shantideva. He shows how the insights of Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life can transform the spiritual well-being of modern day readers, and he unpacks its powerful antidotes to contemporary problems, including stress, anxiety and depression. He also offers a gentle introduction to meditation in order to help readers integrate these transformational insights into daily life. Recounting stories from his own journey, Michie illustrates the relevance of Shantideva's breakthrough teachings to a typically busy Westerner with warmth and humour. Whether you are a newcomer to Buddhism or a seasoned practitioner, Enlightenment To Go offers a glimpse of a radiantly different reality.

From Enlightenment to Receptivity

Rethinking Our Values

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Author: Michael Slote

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019997070X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 245

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This new book by Michael Slote argues that Western philosophy on the whole has overemphasized rational control and autonomy at the expense of the important countervailing value and virtue of receptivity. Recently the ideas of caring and empathy have received a great deal of philosophical and public attention, but both these notions rest on the deeper and broader value of receptivity, and in From Enlightenment to Receptivity, Slote seeks to show that we need to focus more on receptivity if we are to attain a more balanced sense and understanding of what is important to us. Beginning with a critique of Enlightenment thinking that calls into question its denial of any central role to considerations of emotion and empathy, he goes on to show how a greater emphasis on these factors and on the receptivity that underlies them can give us a more realistic, balanced, and sensitive understanding of our core ethical and epistemological values. This means rejecting post-modernism's blanket rejection of reason and of compelling real values and recognizing, rather, that receptivity should play a major role in how we lead our lives as individuals, in how we relate to nature, in how we acquire knowledge about the world, and in how we relate morally and politically with others.

From Enlightenment to Romanticism

Anthology II

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Author: Ian L. Donnachie,Ian Donnachie,Carmen Lavin

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719066733

Category: History

Page: 400

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Designed to accompany the OU course "From Enlightenment to Romanticism," this anthology provides primary and secondary sources on changing landscapes, new forms of knowledge, conceptions of art and the artist and the exotic and Oriential. Introductory sections explain the context of the sources.

Our Ancient National Airs: Scottish Song Collecting from the Enlightenment to the Romantic Era

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Author: Karen McAulay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317084764

Category: Music

Page: 294

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One of the earliest documented Scottish song collectors actually to go 'into the field' to gather his specimens, was the Highlander Joseph Macdonald. Macdonald emigrated in 1760 - contemporaneously with the start of James Macpherson's famous but much disputed Ossian project - and it fell to the Revd. Patrick Macdonald to finish and subsequently publish his younger brother's collection. Karen McAulay traces the complex history of Scottish song collecting, and the publication of major Highland and Lowland collections, over the ensuing 130 years. Looking at sources, authenticity, collecting methodology and format, McAulay places these collections in their cultural context and traces links with contemporary attitudes towards such wide-ranging topics as the embryonic tourism and travel industry; cultural nationalism; fakery and forgery; literary and musical creativity; and the move from antiquarianism and dilettantism towards an increasingly scholarly and didactic tone in the mid-to-late Victorian collections. Attention is given to some of the performance issues raised, either in correspondence or in the paratexts of published collections; and the narrative is interlaced with references to contemporary literary, social and even political history as it affected the collectors themselves. Most significantly, this study demonstrates a resurgence of cultural nationalism in the late nineteenth century.

Enlightenment and the Creation of German Catholicism

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Author: Michael Printy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521478391

Category: History

Page: 246

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The first account of the German Catholic Enlightenment, this book explores the ways in which 18th-century Germans reconceived the relationship between religion, society, and the state.

Enlightenment to Enlightenment

Intercritique of Science and Myth

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Author: Henri Atlan

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791414521

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

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This book is a thorough and critical, comparative analysis of the logic of modern scientific thought and of traditional teachings generally referred to as mythological and mystical. Different rationalities with different domains of interest and legitimacy exist, which should not be confused and cannot be unified in any theory of "Ultimate Reality." Atlan suggests they must coexist in practice, although each of them presents itself as an exclusive and all-encompassing truth. The book introduces teachings from Jewish talmudic, midrashic, and kabbalist sources and text from Zen and Taoism to exemplify the kind of rationality or controlled irrationality at work in such traditional thinking.

The Enlightenment and the Origins of European Australia

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521803434

Category: History

Page: 233

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This book surveys some of the key intellectual influences in the formation of Australian society by emphasizing the impact of the Enlightenment, with its commitment to rational inquiry and progress. The first part analyzes the political and religious background of the period from the First Fleet (1788) to the mid-nineteenth century. The second demonstrates the pervasiveness of ideas of improvement across a range of human endeavors, from agriculture to education, penal discipline and race relations. Throughout, the book highlights the extent to which developments in Australia can be compared with those in Britain and the U.S.

Enlightenment and romance

gender and agency in Smollett and Scott

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Author: Robert P. Irvine

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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This study places the novels of Tobias Smollett and Walter Scott in two critical contexts: the rise, from the middle of the eighteenth century, of the discourses of the human or social sciences; and the dominance of the novel by women writers throughout the eighteenth century. It argues that both authors, so often seen as paradigmatically masculine, in fact use the discourses of feminine romance or the domestic novel to figure authorial control over narrative structure. It suggests that they do so in order to combine utopian plot-endings, enacting a nostalgic tory ideology, with an essentially deterministic account of history and society, borrowed from the human sciences of the Scottish Enlightenment.

Dahnhak Kigong

Using the Body to Enligten the Mind

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Author: Ilchi Lee

Publisher: Healing Society

ISBN: 9781932843019

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 159

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Experience Power and Serenity through Dahnhak Kigong Dahnhak Kigong is an ideal combination of physical and mental training formulated by Ilchi Lee on his journey to enlightenment. Dr. Lee created each movement of Dahnhak Kigong while in a deep meditative state. Dahnhak Kigong is a training method that maximizes the capacity of the body and mind by gathering and using Ki-energy, the ultimate life force of the universe. This practice uses a combination of concentration exercises and Kigong movement. You will discover the original natural rhythm and order of life as well as achieve balance by reawakening Ki-energy sensations in your body. You can feel gentle power, serenity in movement, and discover the original natural rhythm through this practice.

No Dope-A Book of Enlightenment and Pathway to Love

With an Extra Element: Bones-Meditations of an Old Black Man

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Author: Colbert Cobene

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1420883704

Category: Self-Help

Page: 300

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SYNOPSIS: Lavishly illustrated with 33 color cloud photographs, this coffeetable-sized book introduces the Love in Transition series, published originally in Romania, to the United States. Midwest Book Review calls it "an enthusiastically recommended reading experience," Kirkus Discoveries identifies "the premise that all human beings, through our individual life experiences, have the potential to make an impact on the collective consciousness of humanity." It recommends the "nuggets of brilliant insight into life, death and the collective human consciousness"; and the Mindquest Review publisher notes that "Margaret Harrell has produced one of the most perceptive works available for our time." Some of the photography is on view at the Gallery Gora,Montreal in the summer 2010. See book illustrations in the on-line Le Portail des Antiquaires Galerie des Artistes, Paris, http://www.leportaildesantiquaires.com/index.asp?ID=2379. And Marquis Who's Who of American Art. NEW: Also at http://www.lightangel.net. And http://www.cloudgiclee.com.