From the River of Heaven

From the River of Heaven

This text presents an overview of Indian spiritual tradition and its relevance to the modern mind.

Author: David Frawley

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 0910261385

Category: Philosophy

Page: 180

View: 686

This text presents an overview of Indian spiritual tradition and its relevance to the modern mind. It introduces Vedic knowledge as the root of many mystical traditions and as a complete system of spiritual science, including the practice of yoga as part of a field of spiritual culture.
Categories: Philosophy

The River of Heaven

The River of Heaven

Author: Garrett Kaoru Hongo

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

ISBN: 0394568435

Category: American poetry

Page: 67

View: 562

Categories: American poetry

The River of Heaven

The River of Heaven

“In this, his final work, American senior Zen Roshi Robert Aitken lovingly ties together two threads, Zen practice and haiku.” —Spirituality & Health Known to many as the study of quiet stillness and introspection, Zen Buddhism ...

Author: Robert Aitken

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781582438887

Category: Poetry

Page: 210

View: 792

“In this, his final work, American senior Zen Roshi Robert Aitken lovingly ties together two threads, Zen practice and haiku.” —Spirituality & Health Known to many as the study of quiet stillness and introspection, Zen Buddhism distinguishes itself through brilliant flashes of insight and its terseness of expression. In River of Heaven these concepts and pillars lend themselves to an exploration of Haiku, one of the most delicate and interpretive poetic forms in the world. The haiku verse form, with its rigid structure and organic description is a superb means of studying Zen modes of thought because its seventeen syllables impose a limitation that confines the poet to vital experience. In Haiku as in Buddhism, the silences are as expressive as the words. In this volume, American Senior Zen Roshi Robert Aitken gives new insight into Haiku by poetic masters Basho, Issa, Buson, and Shiki. In presenting themes from Haiku and from Zen literature, Aitken illuminates the relationship between the two. Readers are certain to find this an invaluable and enjoyable experience for the remarkable revelation it offers. “I am grateful for Robert Aitken’s enthusiastic sharing of poems in The River of Heaven, together with his rich personal and cultural perspectives. It is a book where the author joyfully calls each of us as readers to share in the transcendent joys of haiku.” —Juxtapositions “Aitken mines the meanings in these brief gems about nature, impermanence, travel, awareness, silence, beauty, being present, the turn of the seasons, and much more.” —Spirituality & Practice
Categories: Poetry

River of Heaven

River of Heaven

Author: Lee Martin

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307407337

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 494

“You have to know the rest of my story, the part I can’t yet bring myself to say. A story of a boy I knew a long time ago and a brother I loved and then lost.” Past and present collide in Lee Martin’s highly anticipated novel of a man, his brother, and the dark secret that both connects and divides them. Haunting and beautifully wrought, River of Heaven weaves a story of love and loss, confession and redemption, and the mystery buried with a boy named Dewey Finn. On an April evening in 1955, Dewey died on the railroad tracks outside Mt. Gilead, Illinois, and the mystery of his death still confounds the people of this small town. River of Heaven begins some fifty years later and centers on the story of Dewey’s boyhood friend Sam Brady, whose solitary adult life is much formed by what really went on in the days leading up to that evening at the tracks. It’s a story he’d do anything to keep from telling, but when his brother, Cal, returns to Mt. Gilead after decades of self-exile, it threatens to come to the surface. A Pulitzer Prize finalist for The Bright Forever, Lee Martin masterfully conveys, with a voice that is at once distinct and lyrical, one man’s struggle to come to terms with the outcome of his life. Powerful and captivating, River of Heaven is about the high cost of living a lie, the chains that bind us to our past, and the obligations we have to those we love.
Categories: Fiction

Li Ch ing chao Complete Poems

Li Ch  ing chao  Complete Poems

married, they loved each other so much that they ignored their duties completely.
The Emperor of Heaven became so angry at them that he separated them by the
River of Heaven, the Milky Way. Later the Emperor was moved by their love and ...

Author: Qingzhao Li

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811207455

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 118

View: 627

The Complete Poems of Li Ch'ing-chao (1084-c. 1151) brings together for the first time in English translation all the surviving verse of China's greatest woman poet.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Heaven s River

Heaven s River

This lap book for young children focuses on the beauty of heaven (not death) when a child is faced with the loss of a family member, a friend, or a pet. Scriptures from the Bible verify the content and are listed at end of book.


Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1534856722


Page: 34

View: 239

This lap book for young children focuses on the beauty of heaven (not death) when a child is faced with the loss of a family member, a friend, or a pet. Scriptures from the Bible verify the content and are listed at end of book.

Beyond Heaven s River

Beyond Heaven s River

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497608726

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 217

A Japanese WWII soldier finds himself on an alien world in this novel from the bestselling “master of the grand-scale SF novel” (Booklist). Yoshio Kawashita is a great warrior until aliens whisk him away during World War II. They put him on a desolate planet far from his home, where he is destined to remain forever, leaving him alone in his new hell. Then Anna Nestor appears. This empress does not see planets as homes for their inhabitants; she sees exploitable real estate. Anna Nestor views Kawashita as a sideshow attraction until they fall in love. But the two lovebirds cannot be free until they find out who kidnapped Kawashita and why.
Categories: Fiction



The story of how Ganga was born, and how she became a river, tells of a journey from a place even higher than the Himalayan mountaintops--a journey from Heaven itself.

Author: Vatsala Sperling

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781591439080

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 468

Tells how the Hindu goddess Ganga came to Earth as the Ganges River • Introduces children to one of the most beloved characters of Hindu mythology • Illustrated throughout with full-color paintings in traditional Indian style The Ganges River, which flows from the high reaches of the Himalayas all the way down to the Bay of Bengal, is sacred to the Hindu people, who consider it to be the earthly form of the goddess Ganga. The story of how Ganga was born, and how she became a river, tells of a journey from a place even higher than the Himalayan mountaintops--a journey from Heaven itself. Born in a pot of sacred water, the baby Ganga grows into a beautiful and lighthearted girl, the darling of Heaven. But one day her sense of humor gets her in trouble. When grumpy Sage Durvasa is caught in a whirlwind that blows his clothes right off him, Ganga makes the mistake of laughing at him. In a rage, the sage puts a curse on her: “You must go to Earth as a river!” Ganga is heartbroken and begs the sage to forgive her. He can’t take back the curse, but seeing that she is truly sorry, he gives her a blessing as well: her water will purify the souls of men, releasing them from sin. When Sage Baghirath prays to the gods to help him release the souls of his ancestors, Ganga comes tumbling from the sky and follows the sage across India, the river unfurling behind her. To this day millions of people take comfort in her healing waters, and Ganga, too, takes comfort in relieving their suffering.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

A Place Called Heaven

A Place Called Heaven

A river it will be—not a branch, nor a well, but a river, ever expanding and ever
moving on. All things in heaven will be to refresh, to gladden, and to give and
increase life. A powerful river, heaven's life flows out of the throne of God.

Author: E. M. Bounds

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN: 9781629110912

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 904

If heaven is truly a paradise where God dwells, we should desire it more than anything on this frail, fleeting earth. The trials and difficulties of life should each be seen in light of the coming glory of heaven. Unfortunately, we rarely view things from this perspective. Our schedules are filled with the present, allowing no time for contemplating or desiring eternity. Our incorrect perspective makes us spend our time on the least important things while ignoring those things that are most crucial. Take a break from the present and let E. M. Bounds help you discover A Place Called Heaven. Examining virtually all the Scriptures that pertain to heaven, Bounds masterfully explains the nature of heaven and our purpose in it. Get a taste of heaven here on earth, learn a true Christian attitude toward eternity, and discover a purer, truer life.
Categories: Religion



Oh, how true it is that the “weeping willow grows not by the river of the water of
life.” In heaven, there will be no need to toil and sorrow and sweat for food and
shelter and a secure life. The essence of heaven will include a new economy.

Author: Michael G. Maness

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468512786

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 132

View: 244

In heaven we shall know everlasting rest and the full measure of our inheritance. Though no eye has seen what God has prepared for us, from Revelation 21-22 we can understand a little of what heaven will feel like. We shall know a new freedom, economy, purity, peace, and so much more. Those will be the simple experiences. The greater experiences will be in everlasting love, most especially in an everlasting marriage and an enduring intimate community. Likewise, we shall know a growing and everlasting security within our grand heritage within God’s promises and in the work of Christ. Yet the greatest experience of all is also the hardest to understand, because it is the farthest removed from our earthly experience. The greatest experience of all will be that—for the rest of our everlasting loving lives—we will share in the very life and glory of our dynamic and loving God, our loving Father and Abba. The greatest experience in heaven will be the very life and light that we share with God Himself, so very personal and loving to the uttermost.
Categories: Family & Relationships



sometimes it's just waiting in a tiny town in Ohio with a cute little schoolhouse by
the river. Heaven was waiting for us. If the whole truth be told, that's adding
Pops's truth and the little bit that Butchy knows—I figure we ended up in Heaven ...

Author: Angela Johnson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780689848285

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 287

A poignant novel of deception and self-discover from three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Angela Johnson. You never know what’s gonna come down—in Heaven. At fourteen, Marley knows she has Momma's hands and Pops's love for ice cream, that her brother doesn't get on her nerves too much, and that Uncle Jack is a big mystery. But Marley doesn't know all she thinks she does, because she doesn't know the truth. And when the truth comes down with the rain one stormy summer afternoon, it changes everything. It turns Momma and Pops into liars. It makes her brother a stranger and Uncle Jack an even bigger mystery. All of a sudden, Marley doesn't know who she is anymore and can only turn to the family she no longer trusts to find out. Truth often brings change. Sometimes that change is for the good. Sometimes it isn't. Coretta Scott King award-winning author Angela Johnson writes a poignant novel of deception and self-discovery -- about finding the truth and knowing what to do when truth is at hand.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Hillsong Worship Open Heaven River Wild

Hillsong Worship   Open Heaven River Wild

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). 12 songs from the live worship album from Australia's Hillsong Church.



ISBN: 1495059405


Page: 80

View: 329

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). 12 songs from the live worship album from Australia's Hillsong Church. Includes: Faithfulness * Heart like Heaven * Here with You * In God We Trust * Jesus I Need You * Love on the Line * Never Forsaken * O Praise the Name (Anastasis) * One Thing * Open Heaven (River Wild) * Transfiguration * What a Saviour.

Under The Banner of Heaven

Under The Banner of Heaven

Powell's expedition cast off in puny wooden boats from Green River Station,
Wyoming, on May 24, 1869, planning to float the Green River to its confluence
with the Colorado River,60 then continue downstream through the treacherous, ...

Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330527491

Category: Religion

Page: 372

View: 335

'A provocative look at the twisted roots of American fundamentalism.' Will Self, Evening Standard Books of the Year ‘Excellent . . . a lucid, judicious, even sympathetic account not just of Mormon Fundamentalism but of the seductive power of fanaticism in general.’ Daily Telegraph ‘Remarkable . . . for anyone interested in the wilder frontiers of spiritual conviction, this book is a must.’ Independent Brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty insist they were commanded to kill by God. In Under The Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer's investigation is a meticulously researched, bone-chilling narrative of polygamy, savage violence and unyielding faith: an incisive look inside isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities in America, this gripping work of non-fiction illuminates an otherwise confounding realm of human behaviour.
Categories: Religion

Lost In Heaven

Lost In Heaven

One final brief look at heaven ... I had to drink it in one last time. I turned to view
the scenery of the Heavenly Realm, but to my crushing realization, it was much
farther away than it should have been. It seemed miles now across the river.

Author: Gary W. Livengood

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781490804422

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 504

An apostate man, delving into occult activities, suddenly and unexpectedly finds himself transported through a spiritual nexus to the heavenly realm. In heaven he experiences surprising intersections with people from his earthly past, strange meetings with prophets of old, and the evil one who is seeking the man’s soul and his return to earth. He makes startling and disturbing visits to the temple of the old covenant and the City of God, as well as a horrifying return to his childhood. Guided by an angel and one of the glorious redeemed, he travels through heaven seeking answers to his life and purpose and searching his soul as to how he came to the place of unbelief and rejection of all that his childhood had valued. With the approach of heaven’s end, he must still grapple with guilt, failure, lostness, and the burden that was laid on him in the City of God, which ultimately drives him out of the heavenly realm to a place of darkness.
Categories: Fiction

Moose Tracks on the Road to Heaven

Moose Tracks on the Road to Heaven

Salmon River Upstate New York April 1, 1995 Elena is twentysix years old. Don't.
judge. a. book. by. its. cover. . . . As the sun climbed higher,it cast pleasant
warmth on the rocks all along the edge ofthesecluded length of river where Pa
and ...

Author: M. Reed McCall

Publisher: Teabury Books

ISBN: 9780986246715

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 459

Elena Wright Maguire has a problem: for nearly two decades, she’s used sheer will to hold together her safe, predictable, and mostly fulfilling life. Then she’s involved in a fender bender and all bets are off. She’s forced to confront a tragedy from long ago that threatens the sense of security she’s worked so hard to create. But as the aftershocks of the past unfold, it seems they just might have something to offer—for Elena and for us—in the journey of navigating the sometimes heartbreaking challenges of the here and now. Set in the foothills of Upstate New York’s Adirondack Mountains, and spanning events over four decades, M. Reed McCall’s humorous, poignant, and endearing novel is a tender foray into the emotional landscape of family, friendship, and the kind of love that transcends boundaries, weaving an inspiring tale about what it means to hang on before learning to let go . . . and remembering how to keep living when you lose someone you love.
Categories: Fiction

A Heaven of Hell

A Heaven of Hell

In passing along the river barrier, John had seen homes three stories high,
multilevel buildings, round buildings, geometric designs embossed on buildings,
and even detailed statuary from finely woven reeds standing atop buildings. The
only ...

Author: D. B. Clark

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595174676

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

View: 172

Father John Garrington, angry at God for allowing the Earth to become corrupted, is losing his faith. When lightening almost strikes him, he bitterly challenges God to condemn him to Hell rather than merely taunt him. Instantly, he finds himself in a world that is almost idyllic rather than Hellish, but soon he discovers that he is being pressed to become the new leader of this idyllic Hell and to defend his new followers and especially his new friend, Beel, from a menace the has suddenly appeared among them and that threatens to return the new Hell to he Hell of Old.
Categories: Fiction

Heaven s Command

Heaven s Command

Red River was the only sizeable settlement in central Canada. To the west of it
the open prairie extended to the Rockies. To the east lay an appalling barrier of
forest, quagmire, lake and rocky outcrop, smothering northern Ontario, and so ...

Author: Jan Morris

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571265961

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 394

Jan Morris tells the epic story of the rise of the British Empire, from the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 to her Diamond Jubilee in 1897. In this celebrated masterwork she vividly evokes every aspect of the 'great adventure', ranging from ships and botanical gardens to hill stations and sugar plantations, as she traces the impact of empire on places as diverse as Sierra Leone and Fiji, Zululand and the Canadian prairies. The Pax Britannica Trilogy also includes Pax Britannica: The Climax of an Empire and Farewell the Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat. Together, these three works of history trace the dramatic rise and fall of the British Empire, from the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the death of Winston Churchill in 1965. Jan Morris is also world-renowned for her collection of travel writing and reportage, spanning over five decades and including such titles as Venice, Coronation Everest, Hong Kong, Spain, A Writer's World and most recently, Contact! 'How many professional historians can write books that give so much pleasure? This is a book planned by an architect, fitted together by a craftsman, and polished by a cabinet-maker.' Sunday Times
Categories: History

To Heaven and Back

To Heaven and Back

A Doctor's Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels, and Life Again:
A True Story Mary C. Neal, M.D. ... As we put on the river, Chad called out to my
husband, “We will bring back your wife, and she won't be an inch shorter” ...

Author: Mary C. Neal, M.D.

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 9780984819218

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 894

A kayak accident during a South American adventure takes one woman to heaven—where she experienced God’s peace, joy, and angels—and back to life again. In 1999 in the Los Rios region of southern Chile, orthopedic surgeon, devoted wife, and loving mother Dr. Mary Neal drowned in a kayak accident. While cascading down a waterfall, her kayak became pinned at the bottom and she was immediately and completely submerged. Despite the rescue efforts of her companions, Mary was underwater for too long, and as a result, died. To Heaven and Back is Mary’s remarkable story of her life’s spiritual journey and what happened as she moved from life to death to eternal life, and back again. Detailing her feelings and surroundings in heaven, her communication with angels, and her deep sense of sadness when she realized it wasn’t her time, Mary shares the captivating experience of her modern-day miracle. Mary’s life has been forever changed by her newfound understanding of her purpose on earth, her awareness of God, her closer relationship with Jesus, and her personal spiritual journey suddenly enhanced by a first-hand experience in heaven. To Heaven and Back will reacquaint you with the hope, wonder, and promise of heaven, while enriching you own faith and walk with God.
Categories: Religion

Water from Heaven

Water from Heaven

However, in contrast to the Aswân High Dam behind which the Nile River's silt
accumulates, the dams of the upper Yellow River retain only relatively clear water
, regulating the river's flow before it reaches the most densely populated areas.

Author: Robert Kandel

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231507752

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 210

From where—and what—does water come? How did it become the key to life in the universe? Water from Heaven presents a state-of-the-art portrait of the science of water, recounting how the oxygen needed to form H2O originated in the nuclear reactions in the interiors of stars, asking whether microcomets may be replenishing our world's oceans, and explaining how the Moon and planets set ice-age rhythms by way of slight variations in Earth's orbit and rotation. The book then takes the measure of water today in all its states, solid and gaseous as well as liquid. How do the famous El Niño and La Niña events in the Pacific affect our weather? What clues can water provide scientists in search of evidence of climate changes of the past, and how does it complicate their predictions of future global warming? Finally, Water from Heaven deals with the role of water in the rise and fall of civilizations. As nations grapple over watershed rights and pollution controls, water is poised to supplant oil as the most contested natural resource of the new century. The vast majority of water "used" today is devoted to large-scale agriculture and though water is a renewable resource, it is not an infinite one. Already many parts of the world are running up against the limits of what is readily available. Water from Heaven is, in short, the full story of water and all its remarkable properties. It spans from water's beginnings during the formation of stars, all the way through the origin of the solar system, the evolution of life on Earth, the rise of civilization, and what will happen in the future. Dealing with the physical, chemical, biological, and political importance of water, this book transforms our understanding of our most precious, and abused, resource. Robert Kandel shows that water presents us with a series of crucial questions and pivotal choices that will change the way you look at your next glass of water.
Categories: Science

Country Heaven

Country Heaven

(Dare River: Book 1) Ava Miles. sleeping for years. He shoved the man out of his
way, and the man fell to the side and started howling. Rye immediately reached
to help him up, but the guy jerked away and yelled, “He hit me! Rye Crenshaw hit

Author: Ava Miles

Publisher: Ava Miles Inc.

ISBN: 9781940565057

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 968

Millions of readers have fallen in love with Ava's bestselling books...come join the family. International Bestselling Author Ava Miles presents a sweet and emotional love story about two people who should be wrong for each other but turn out to be so right. Chosen as Best Book of the Year and connected to Ava’s bestselling small town Dare Valley series, this romance will warm your hearts and curl your toes. When famous--and infamous--country singer rock star Rye Crenshaw saunters into the diner where she cooks, Tory Simmons is certain she's got him pegged. He's a bad boy Alpha male who indulges himself in all things, women included. But while she couldn't care less about country music or arrogant men, Rye makes her an offer she can't refuse when he asks her to be his private chef on his multi-city concert tour. The job is the answer to all her prayers: it will clear out her debt and finance the fresh start she desperately needs. Rye is certain his sassy new cook is the last woman who'd ever tempt him, but spending time with the wholesome girl next door will do wonders for his damaged public image, whether she likes being forced into the spotlight or not. Her food also happens to be the best he's ever eaten, both comforting and seductive. But spending time with Tory on the road shows him a new side to her--one that's as impossible to resist as her food. And when an emergency in his family whisks him home, he does the one thing he's never risked: he lets a woman into his heart... Soon the emotions Rye faked for the tabloids become all too real, but will the country heaven he's found in Tory's arms survive in the real world? PRAISE: "Ava's story is witty and charming." Barbara Freethy #1 New York Times Bestselling Author on Nora Roberts Land "On par with Nicholas Sparks' love stories." Jennifer's Corner Blog “The constant love, and the tasteful sexual interludes, bring a sensual, dynamic tension to this appealing story.” Publisher’s Weekly "I am adding Ava Miles to my list of always reads like Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, and NORA ROBERTS." Marjay's Reading Blog "Miles' story savvy, sense of humor, respect for her readers and empathy for her characters shine through..." USA Today on The Gate to Everything KEYWORDS: small-town romance, feel-good romance, contemporary romance, romantic comedy, series, romantic comedy series, funny romance, laugh romance, modern romance, urban romance, dare valley, dare river, USA today, USA today bestseller, smart romance, something funny to read, lighthearted romance, light romance, hot romance, ava miles, romance for adults, contemporary romance, funny romance, funny romance new, swoonworthy, romance series, romance series, romance books, small-town, funny, female, stories, sensual, sensual romance, free ebook, freebie, free book, free reads, free romance novel, free romance book, free beach read, romantic comedy books free, romance books free, alpha male, hot guy, racy, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming romance, family, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, captivating romance, books for the beach, fun summer reads, love and friendship, new romance series, hot romance series, new small-town series, Barbara O'Neal, Nora Roberts, Tricia O'Malley, Bella Andre, Susan Mallery, Robyn Carr, Barbara Freethy, Jill Sanders, Debbie Macomber
Categories: Fiction