... 256–57, 301–2; and prophecy and personal affinity, 252,269–72; romantic love
and (im)permanence, 301–15; and separation, 282–93; and Sera Khandro's
relationships with lamas, 266-67; and spiritual liberation, 249–52 (sce also
Author: Sarah H. Jacoby
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Love and Liberation reads the autobiographical and biographical writings of one of the few Tibetan Buddhist women to record the story of her life. Sera Khandro Künzang Dekyong Chönyi Wangmo (also called Dewé Dorjé, 1892–1940) was extraordinary not only for achieving religious mastery as a Tibetan Buddhist visionary and guru to many lamas, monastics, and laity in the Golok region of eastern Tibet, but also for her candor. This book listens to Sera Khandro's conversations with land deities, dakinis, bodhisattvas, lamas, and fellow religious community members whose voices interweave with her own to narrate what is a story of both love between Sera Khandro and her guru, Drimé Özer, and spiritual liberation. Sarah H. Jacoby's analysis focuses on the status of the female body in Sera Khandro's texts, the virtue of celibacy versus the expediency of sexuality for religious purposes, and the difference between profane lust and sacred love between male and female tantric partners. Her findings add new dimensions to our understanding of Tibetan Buddhist consort practices, complicating standard scriptural presentations of male subject and female aide. Sera Khandro depicts herself and Drimé Özer as inseparable embodiments of insight and method that together form the Vajrayana Buddhist vision of complete buddhahood. By advancing this complementary sacred partnership, Sera Khandro carved a place for herself as a female virtuoso in the male-dominated sphere of early twentieth-century Tibetan religion.
When the Jews Tore Down the Ghetto Walls Ralph David Fertig. LOVE AND LIBERATION LOVE AND LIBERATION WHEN THE JEWS TORE DOWN THE
Author: Ralph David Fertig
In the Breslau ghetto in the late eighteenth century, Jonah seeks to avenge his father, unjustly imprisoned by Prussians. He confronts subjugation from without the Jewish community and the oppression of religious fundamentalism within. When his Jacobin cell is discovered, he flees westward, joins the French revolutionists, and marches with Napoleon across Italy and the Germanic states, battling his way back to Hadassah, the schoolmaster's daughter, the love he seeks to liberate. Aaron finds comfort in the Talmud and tries to express its message of social justice in a context suited to the Age of Enlightenment, against the exuberance of the Chasids, on the one hand, and the growing impetus for assimilation, on the other. Widowed upon the death of Hadassah's sister, he finds a partnership with her in the nascence of Reform Judaism. Nathan, whose father manipulates the ambiguity of the period, builds economic opportunity as capitalism emerges from the wreckage of feudalism. He faces conflicts in values between the salon society of affluent Berlin Jews, the intellectual heritage of his wife's family, and the pushcart peddlers of the ghetto, among whom Aaron and Hadassah minister. Their interactions with one another and with representative and real characters of the time reveal the struggles and forces that culminate for each in their own personal liberation and that of Jews throughout Europe.
Author: Rev. angel Kyodo williamsPublish On: 2016-06-14
In a society where profit rules, people's value is determined by the color of their skin, and many voices—including queer voices—are silenced, Radical Dharma recasts the concepts of engaged spirituality, social transformation, ...
Author: Rev. angel Kyodo williams
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Social Science
Igniting a long-overdue dialogue about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out in society at large and Buddhist communities in particular, this urgent call to action outlines a new dharma that takes into account the ways that racism and privilege prevent our collective awakening. The authors traveled around the country to spark an open conversation that brings together the Black prophetic tradition and the wisdom of the Dharma. Bridging the world of spirit and activism, they urge a compassionate response to the systemic, state-sanctioned violence and oppression that has persisted against black people since the slave era. With national attention focused on the recent killings of unarmed black citizens and the response of the Black-centered liberation groups such as Black Lives Matter, Radical Dharma demonstrates how social transformation and personal, spiritual liberation must be articulated and inextricably linked. Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens, and Jasmine Syedullah represent a new voice in American Buddhism. Offering their own histories and experiences as illustrations of the types of challenges facing dharma practitioners and teachers who are different from those of the past five decades, they ask how teachings that transcend color, class, and caste are hindered by discrimination and the dynamics of power, shame, and ignorance. Their illuminating argument goes beyond a demand for the equality and inclusion of diverse populations to advancing a new dharma that deconstructs rather than amplifies systems of suffering and prepares us to weigh the shortcomings not only of our own minds but also of our communities. They forge a path toward reconciliation and self-liberation that rests on radical honesty, a common ground where we can drop our need for perfection and propriety and speak as souls. In a society where profit rules, people's value is determined by the color of their skin, and many voices—including queer voices—are silenced, Radical Dharma recasts the concepts of engaged spirituality, social transformation, inclusiveness, and healing.
Fortune Hunt lives with her sisters and father in the beautiful Rose Garden Cottage. Unbeknown to Fortune her father, William, has agreed an unscrupulous and despicable trade. This plot will affect Fortune's future forever in the most horrendous way. When she finds out about the deal Fortune flees to the safe haven of her Aunt with the plight of blackmail and guilt hanging over her head. But it looks doubtful that Fortune will avoid her impending fate forever? Will the chance meeting with the handsome Duke of Hertfordshire be her saviour? A romantic, compelling and appealing read which spins a mesmerising tale. Elizabeth Downton deftly stages heartstring tugging moments, that guilty pleasures are made of.
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(Katha Upanishad, 4.1) Love The third path of liberation is the way of love.
Through our attachment or passionate devotion to divine symbols and
incarnations, or even to human beings who are their image, we can, by the
complete gift of ...
Author: Alain Daniélou
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Exploring the fundamental concepts of the caste system, Alain Danielou addresses issues of race, individual rights, sexual mores, marital practices, and spiritual attainments. In this light, the author explains how Hindu society has served as a model for the realization of human potential, and exposes the inherent flaws and hypocrisies of our modern egalitarian governments.
As this occurs, stillness becomes dynamic in our awareness, culminating in the
constant outpouring of divine love and the realization of unity in all action. This is
the fruition of human spiritual ... of Devotion and Liberation Through Action – 71.
Publisher: AYP Publishing
Bhakti and Karma Yoga - The Science of Devotion and Liberation Through Action covers the systematic application of the essential principles of desire and devotion to aid us in achieving our goals and spiritual aspirations. Through inspired action we can transform our life experience to one of ecstatic bliss and outpouring divine love. In combination with an effective daily routine of yoga practices, the applied principles of bhakti and karma yoga elevate the relationship of our desires and actions to divine expression, greatly hastening our progress toward enlightenment. Yogani is the author of two landmark books on the world's most effective spiritual practices: Advanced Yoga Practices - Easy Lessons for Ecstatic Living, a comprehensive user-friendly textbook, and The Secrets of Wilder, a powerful spiritual novel. The AYP Enlightenment Series makes these profound practices available for the first time in a series of concise instruction books. Bhakti and Karma Yoga is the eighth book in the series, preceded by Self-Inquiry, Diet, Shatkarmas and Amaroli, Samyama, Asanas, Mudras and Bandhas, Tantra, Spinal Breathing Pranayama, and Deep Meditation.
Author: Jayshree Singh (Kama)Publish On: 2009-08-04
His imagination is fashioned from memory, fantasy and deep longing for love and
rescue, coupled with a sense of despair and marginalization. The past mingled in
the present situation in the character's life portrays not only their escape into ...
Liberation Theology as a Method Our purpose is not to elaborate an ideology to
justify postures already taken, nor to ... It is rather to let ourselves be judged by
the Word of the Lord, to think through our faith, to strengthen our love, and to give
All verses and origins used in this book were thoroughly researched as to original (Greek/Hebrew) wording, intent, and context. The time spent researching the background took longer than the time it took to write the book.
Author: Laran Mithras
Publisher: Laran Mithras
Christians have sex? Like... kinky sex? Dina is a young, married Christian. Hired as a part-time maid by some wealthy employers, she is surprised to recognize some familiar faces at the weekly parties. She is hired to clean the basement where the furnishings and implements tell her the parties are very sexual in nature. Kinky sexual. Troubled by the lady of the house, Dina struggles to discover if her preconceptions were wrong. Has she been living with traditions rather than truth? She is faced with the realization that much of what she learned was a product of teaching with no relation to the truth in the scriptures. Note: the story delivers a challenge to religious preconceptions by exposing a couple of very common myths about sex. It will be left to the reader to research and decide on their own. All verses and origins used in this book were thoroughly researched as to original (Greek/Hebrew) wording, intent, and context. The time spent researching the background took longer than the time it took to write the book. The author (Laran Mithras is a Jesus-freak) hopes the reader enjoys the effort expended.
1 although i am tempted to criticize what i perceive as the song's unwarranted
personification of the Bible, i celebrate the fact that my grandmother taught me to love scripture and to use it as a tool to interpret reality. i never talked to her about
Author: João B. Chaves
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Despite the fact that the theological gains of Latin American Liberation Theology (LALT) have been incorporated into several theologies around the world, many North Atlantic evangelicals still consider LALT a heresy. The underlying reason for the lack of positive engagement between North Atlantic Evangelical Theology in general--and American Evangelical Theology in particular--and LALT is the mistaken perception that LALT and evangelical theology are necessarily contradictory. In Evangelicals and Liberation Revisited, Joao Chaves analyzes instances of the evangelical-liberationist interaction and examines the generally suspicious responses given to LALT by North Atlantic Evangelicals. Evangelicals who think of LALT as a heresy have failed to look not only into the diversity that exists among liberationists, but also into the different theological expressions within their own movement. Joao Chaves argues convincingly that if evangelicals think about both liberation theology and their own theological commitments critically, then they will be able to recognize that LALT can be an indispensable ally in their commitment to following God.
Seeing her made me love her, and even if there was a chance, I would not be
able to have that family with Jean; I know we could love her like our own. And
then a thought hit me! If Jean and I were to have a family, what would that make
This is what St. Paul meant when he said that freedom and love are the highest
principles of Christianity. The ancient world was ruled by law; love is the
governing principle of the new order. Thus three principles are integrated and
essential in ...
Meanwhile , whatever actualizes justice also strengthens love and opens the
human being to God and to the presence of the reality of the kingdom being
concretized within the limits of space and time . Justice is justice and love is love ,
to be ...
They pray to the Lord: "What we beg for is neither possessions nor gold nor
pleasures, but the triad of your love and grace and righteousness."17 Continuity
of Bondage (Samsara,) and Liberation (Moksa) One of the most beautiful features
Author: Andrew O. Fort
Publisher: SUNY Press
This book is about the state of embodied perfection often called enlightenment, self-realization, or liberation. It examines the types, degrees, and stages of liberation that are possible, with and without a body.
The Buddha gently asked Prakriti, “You love Bhikkhu Ananda deeply, don't you?”
Prakriti answered, “I love him with all my heart.” “What is it you ... Prakriti, Bhikkhu
Ananda's love comes from understanding and liberation. He does not suffer or ...
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Old Path White Clouds presents the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. Drawn directly from 24 Pali, Sanskrit, and Chinese sources, and retold by Thich Nhat Hanh in his inimitably beautiful style, this book traces the Buddha's life slowly and gently over the course of 80 years, partly through the eyes of Svasti, the buffalo boy, and partly through the eyes of the Buddha himself. Old Path White Clouds is destined to become a classic of religious literature. Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. His life long efforts to generate peace and reconciliation moved Martin Luther King, Jr. to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. He is the founder of Van Hanh Buddhist University in Saigon, and has taught at Columbia University and the Sorbonne. He is the author of Being Peace, The Miracle of Mindfulness, Peace Is Every Step, and 75 other books. ''I have not avoided including the various difficulties the Buddha encountered, both from his own disciples and in relation to the wider society. If the Buddha appears in this hook as a man close to us, it is partly due to recounting such difficulties.'' --from the author's afterword
... to be sifted through, rejected, laid aside for a long time, or turned to the light for
new colors and flashes of meaning: power, love, control, violence, political,
personal, private, friendship, community, sexual, work, pain, pleasure, self,
Author: Christina Hendricks
Publisher: SUNY Press
Gathers authors with different backgrounds and methods to advance feminist discussions of the relation between language and women's oppression, suggesting promising new directions for further research.
love. and. equilibrium. Now you can see why Lord Buddha always stressed that
we should abandon ignorance and develop understanding. He wasn't the
slightest bit interested in religious games, ritual or theory. His teachings always ...
Author: Lama Yeshe
Publisher: Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive
The Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive (LYWA) is the collected works of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Kyabje Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche. The Archive was founded in 1996 by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, its spiritual director, to make available in various ways the teachings it contains. This book contains the teachings and meditations Lama gave at a five-day retreat he led near Melbourne, Australia, which he introduced by saying:"Whether or not this five-day meditation course becomes beneficial is up to you; it depends on your own mind. It's not a lama thing; I'm not going to bring you to enlightenment in this short time. Instead of having too many expectations of the lama, it's better that you generate a pure motivation for being here. Expectations cause mental problems; instead of being positive, they become negative..."If over the next five days you can begin to recognize the reality of your own nature, this meditation course will have been worthwhile. Therefore, dedicate your actions during this time to discovering inner freedom through recognizing the negative characteristics of your own uncontrolled mind."In line with Lama's intentions, this book is dedicated to the awakening of inner freedom within the minds of its readers and all other sentient beings.
In fact in Islam there is greater stress on justice than even on love as love of
justice is love of humanity indeed . However , with the end of the early period of
Caliphate and floodtide of wealth due to conquests , power began to overwhelm