Lieh-tzu: A Taoist Guide to Practical Living (Shambhala by Eva Wong

By Eva Wong

The Lieh-tzu is a set of reports and philosophical musings of a sage of a similar identify who lived round the fourth century BCE. Lieh-tzu's teachings variety from the beginning and objective of lifestyles, the Taoist view of truth, and the character of enlightenment to the educational of the physique and brain, verbal exchange, and the significance of non-public freedom. This exact translation provides Lieh-tzu as a pleasant, intimate better half talking on to the reader in a modern voice approximately issues appropriate to our daily lives.

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Laozi's Dao de Jing: Band I - DAO (German Edition) by Laotse,Laozi,Richard Wilhelm,Jan Silberstorff

By Laotse,Laozi,Richard Wilhelm,Jan Silberstorff

Das „Dao De Jing“ ist Weltliteratur. Geschrieben vom „Alten Meister –Laozi“, ist es eines der ältesten und bekanntesten Bücher dieser Erde. Und obwohl es dutzende Übersetzungen und auch Kommentare dazu gibt, ist dieser Kommentar von Meister Jan Silberstorff doch vollständig anders. Meister Silberstorff hat das Dao De Jing nicht aus seinem sinologischen Wissen heraus kommentiert, obwohl ihm dies sicherlich hilfreich battle, sondern mittels seiner inzwischen mehr als 25-jährigen meditativen Praxiserfahrung. Er ist einer der wenigen westlichen Meister, die sich diesen Titel wirklich verdient haben. Er praktiziert neben seiner internationalen Unterrichtstätigkeit seit Jahrzehnten überwiegend in Stille und Zurückgezogenheit das daoistisch geprägte Chenstil Taijiquan und buddhistische Meditation. Außerdem hat er sich der christlichen Mystik erlebter- und studierenderweise genähert. Sein Kommentar entspringt einer gelebten Erfahrung, keiner intellektuellen Überlegung. Meister Jan Silberstorffs Kommentar zu Laozi´s „Dao De Jing“ ist deshalb weitreichender, verständlicher und hilfreicher, da er den Brückenschlag zwischen Ost und West, zwischen Herz und Verstand und zwischen Theorie und Praxis darstellt. Schon jetzt eines Meisters Werk.

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Heidegger and the Environment (New Heidegger Research) by Casey Rentmeester

By Casey Rentmeester

In the earlier few a long time, it has turn into transparent that the Western world’s relation to nature has ended in environmental degradation so wide-ranging that it threatens the life of human civilizations as we now have come to understand them. The onset of anthropogenic weather switch and the expanding threats of source depletions are the obvious indicators of an environmental hindrance.

This booklet makes an attempt to envision the metaphysical underpinnings of our present environmental challenge, thereby viewing it from a philosophical point of view. utilizing Martin Heidegger’s writings at the heritage of being as its lynchpin, it examines how people have come to view nature as an incredible array of mere assets to be maximally exploited. Following Heidegger, Casey Rentmeester argues that this knowing of nature is rooted within the figuring out of what it ability to be that took place in historic Greece. Rentmeester then makes use of parts of Heidegger’s post-metaphysical later philosophy and facets of early philosophical Daoism to create another method to take into consideration the relation among people and nature that's environmentally sustainable.

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Who Am I?: The Sacred Quest by Jean Klein

By Jean Klein

In his popular, transparent and lucid variety, Jean Klein bargains a e-book that's essentially approximately ourselves, approximately our personal fact, and the way we will be able to begin to appreciate our real nature, our internal stillness and wholeness.

Unique between Jean Klein's works, the dialogues contained during this ebook were organised through topic. subject matters comprise: courting; the character of considering; The paintings of Listening; a talk on paintings, etc.

Questioner: “In sure events in lifestyles i think blocked through a terror which prevents me from acting.  How am i able to be loose from this obstacle?”

Jean Klein: “First loose your self from the be aware, the idea that, "fear." it really is loaded with reminiscence. Face in simple terms the conception. settle for the feeling thoroughly. while the character who judges and controls is totally absent, whilst there is not any longera mental dating with the feeling, it truly is welcomed and unfolds. in basic terms in welcoming with no welcomer can ther be actual transformation.

“We are in essence one with all life; after we actually notice ourselves there's finally no observer, merely observation--awareness.”

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Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living by Steven M. Cahn,Christine Vitrano,Robert Talisse

By Steven M. Cahn,Christine Vitrano,Robert Talisse

How should still we overview the good fortune of every person's existence? Countering the favourite philosophical point of view at the topic, Steven M. Cahn and Christine Vitrano shield the view that our health and wellbeing depends now not on specific actions, accomplishments, or awards yet on discovering own delight whereas treating others with due concern.

The authors recommend that ethical habit isn't precious for happiness and doesn't determine it. but in addition they argue that morality and happiness are wanted for residing good, and jointly suffice to accomplish that objective. Cahn and Vitrano hyperlink their place to components inside either the Hellenistic and Hebraic traditions, specifically the perspectives of Epicurus and classes present in the e-book of Ecclesiastes. Written in an available variety and illustrated with incisive vignettes drawn from heritage, literature, movies, and daily life, Happiness and Goodness is a compelling paintings of philosophy for an individual who seeks to appreciate the character of a very good life.

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Contemporary Confucian Political Philosophy by Stephen C. Angle

By Stephen C. Angle

Confucian political philosophy has lately emerged as a colourful region of suggestion either in China and world wide. This ebook presents an obtainable advent to the most views and themes being debated this day, and exhibits why revolutionary Confucianism is a very promising strategy. scholars of political thought or modern politics will examine that faraway from being limited to a museum, modern Confucianism is either responding to present demanding situations and delivering insights from which we will be able to all learn.

The innovative Confucianism defended the following takes key principles of the twentieth-century Confucian thinker Mou Zongsan (1909-1995) as its element of departure for exploring matters like political authority and legitimacy, the guideline of legislation, human rights, civility, and social justice. the result's anti-authoritarian with no forsaking the information of advantage and concord; it preserves the major values Confucians locate in ritual and hierarchy with out giving in to oppression or domination. A important objective of the ebook is to offer innovative Confucianism in this sort of method as to make its insights appear to non-Confucians, be they philosophers or just voters drawn to the capability contributions of chinese language pondering to our rising, shared world.

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Transnationalism in Iranian Political Thought: The Life and by Ali Mirsepassi

By Ali Mirsepassi

in the course of the Iranian Revolution of 1978/9, the impression of public intellectuals was once common. Many espoused a imaginative and prescient of Iran free of the affects of 'Westtoxification', encouraged through Heideggerian techniques of anti-Western nativism. by way of following the highbrow trip of the Iranian thinker Ahmad Fardid, Ali Mirsepassi deals during this booklet an account of the increase of political Islam in sleek Iran. via his debatable personality and diverse private and non-private appearances prior to, in the course of and especially after the Revolution, Fardid popularised an Islamist imaginative and prescient militantly adverse to the trendy global that is still a primary a part of the political philosophy of the Islamic Republic to this present day. by means of additionally bringing components of Fardid's post-revolutionary concept, in addition to a severe research of Foucault's writings on 'the politics of spirituality', Mirsepassi deals a necessary learn for all these learning the evolution of political notion and philosophy in glossy Iran and beyond.

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Sei Sonne, sonst bleibst du Fledermaus (German Edition) by Maulana Dschelaluddin Rumi,Ulrich Holbein

By Maulana Dschelaluddin Rumi,Ulrich Holbein

Maulana Dschelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273) struggle Sufi-Mystiker, Drehwirbeltänzer und ekstatischer Dichter des islamischen Mittelalters. Vielfach als „größer pantheistischer Poet des Planeten" bezeichnet, hinterließ er ein Werk aus 60000 inspirierten Versen. In den bisherigen deutschsprachigen Auswahlausgaben zeigte guy ihn als frommen Gottesmann. Hier werden nun unbekannte Seiten an ihm hervorgehoben: bizarrer Humor, grübelnde Philosophie, verblüffende Metaphern mit unorthodoxen, freizügig-deftigen und sogar archaischen Zügen. Vor allem die Parabeln aus seinem weltumspannenden Epos „Mathnawi" bieten ein Sammelbecken tiefsinniger Geschichten.

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Journey to the Heart of Aikido: The Teachings of Motomichi by Linda Holiday,Motomichi Anno

By Linda Holiday,Motomichi Anno

Journey to the center of Aikido presents the lessons of Motomichi Anno Sensei, one of many few last direct scholars of Morihei Ueshiba, the mythical founding father of Aikido. After a life of perform and educating in Japan, the USA, and Europe, Anno Sensei conveys via his teachings Aikido's crucial spirit of affection, concord, gratitude, and purification with uncomplicated authenticity and eloquence. writer and translator Linda Holiday--herself a senior teacher of Aikido--brings to lifestyles the intimacy of this verbal exchange via translated discourses at the deep perform of Aikido and candid dialogues among Anno sensei and Western scholars.

Journey to the center of Aikido includes Linda Holiday's vibrant account of her experience as a tender lady learning Aikido within the mystical quarter of Kumano, Japan, within the Seventies, and a poignant telling of Anno sensei's existence and his first-hand event of teaching with Aikido's founder. a necessary source for the worldwide Aikido group, Journey to the center of Aikido also bargains religious teachings suitable to all modern seekers, touching a variety of subject matters equivalent to the that means of martial arts, the mixing of physique and spirit, the reality of interconnectedness, and the perform of peace, delivering all readers perception into the profound non secular questions on the center of life.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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Bhagavad Gita: Das Hohelied der Tat (German Edition) by K. O. Schmidt,Manuel-V. Kissener

By K. O. Schmidt,Manuel-V. Kissener

Die Bhagavad Gita ist mit ihren 18 Gesängen die berühmteste und zugleich eine der ältesten Episoden des großen altindischen Helden-Epos Mahabharata.
In der Bhagavad Gita steht das Zwiegespräch zwischen Krishna, dem Wagenlenker und göttlichen Weisen und dem Menschen Ardjuna, einem Kämpfer, im Mittelpunkt.
Die Bhagavad Gita ist keine Schilderung historischen Geschehens, sondern ein Gleichnis für den inneren Kampf, den jeder im Leben ausficht. Die Offenbarungen Krishnas an Ardjuna beschreiben den Weg, das Leben zu meistern – durch rechtes Denken und rechtes Tun.

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