That dual commitment accounts for the uncommon insights?and pleasures?offered by this book.
Author: Paul A. Olson
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The Journey to Wisdom addresses a broad array of topics in education, the natural world, and medieval intellectual history. The book examines a philosophy of education that originated with the ancient Greeks and that reached its culmination in the late-medieval and early-Renaissance periods. That philosophy of education promotes a journey to wisdom, involving an escape from pure subjectivity and ?the seductions of rhetoric? and leading to a profound awareness of the natural world and ?nature?s God.? It grants us a renewed sense of education as a self-directed, transforming journey to knowledge and insight?rather than (as is so often the case now) as an impersonal, bureaucratized trek that reflects little sense of the ultimate aims of education.øThe volume opens with a discussion of the quarrel in ancient Greece between the Sophists and the so-called ?philosophers??a quarrel, Paul A. Olson writes, ?out of which the [philosophers?] tradition centering education in reality, as opposed to social convention, develops.? Subsequent chapters follow the development of this tradition in the writings of Augustine, Boethius, Dante, Petrarch, Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, and others. Here Olson refutes several recent theories: that medieval intellectuals helped legitimize technological mastery and exploitation of the environment; that medieval education involved no systematic progress ?toward recognizing the sanctity of creation?; and that all literary works?medieval ones included??are self-referenced,? and therefore that they offer no guidance to a world beyond themselves.øThe Journey to Wisdom will be essential reading for students of ancient, medieval, and Renaissance intellectual history. But in its unmistakably modern concerns about education, the book also speaks to a far wider spectrum of readers. Olson?s study falls into that rarest category of scholarly productions: one that reflects both its author?s profound knowledge of the past and his equally great commitment to the present. That dual commitment accounts for the uncommon insights?and pleasures?offered by this book.
Every single individual on Earth is on assignment, for the whole world lives within each individual.
Author: Justin Cannatella
Every single individual on Earth is on assignment, for the whole world lives within each individual. The purpose of human life on Earth is for each individual to experience a steady peace and happiness in its life and then return this energy back to the universe, for ones truest life is when it can experience its dreams while awake. In order for one to create its dream state into physical reality, it will need a spiritual connection with the divine and a desire to bring its hearts desires into physical form.
Acharya Mahapragya: A Journey to Wisdom traces his growth from little Nathmal, who would fly into a rage and refuse to eat, to his asceticism, which earned him the name of Mahapragya -- the very embodiment of wisdom and inner peace.
Author: Sohan Lal Gandhi
Publisher: Harper Collins
Acharya Mahapragya (1920-2010) - the tenth acharya of the Jain Swetambar Terapanth - was a divine presence. One of the most revered Jain thinkers, he was often hailed as a 'modern Vivekananda'. He delved deep into the inner world and devised Preksha Meditation, a scientifically tested system to know the self. He was also a scholar of Indian and Western philosophy and religion, a prolific writer and the brain behind the Jain Vishva Bharati University. Born in a village in Rajasthan, he became a monk at the age of ten and received his education under Acharya Tulsi, who launched the Anuvrat Movement in 1949 to rid the world of hatred. Acharya Mahapragya himself undertook the Ahimsa Yatra in 2001, traversing more than 10,000 km on foot. This remarkable feat at the age of eighty-one won him the Communal Harmony Award in 2004. Acharya Mahapragya: A Journey to Wisdom traces his growth from little Nathmal, who would fly into a rage and refuse to eat, to his asceticism, which earned him the name of Mahapragya - the very embodiment of wisdom and inner peace. It offers insights into his thoughts on science and spirituality, and the philosophy of anekanta. A much-needed examination of a towering figure whose relevance is not confined to the faith he belonged to.
This book will make the reader question his or her own purpose and may help define his or her specific personal quest.
Author: Charles Blount
This book will make the reader question his or her own purpose and may help define his or her specific personal quest. This trilogy builds from one book to another and has its high point in Purpose: A Journey to Wisdom as the author begins to find peace, acceptance and satisfaction with the decisions which have led him to his present position in life. However, as you will also discover, the quest goes on.
Elemental Dragons, once allied, are clashing and ruthlessly destroying everything, one sanctuary at a time.
Author: Dow Jones
Elemental Dragons, once allied, are clashing and ruthlessly destroying everything, one sanctuary at a time. And rumors begin to spread that the Black Elf has returned and is raising a new army that could well mean another War of Anarchy. The only way to stop the chaos is for Zakaisia, a white tiger Vorshen, to return the eyes of the most potent Goddess to the Realm of Ice, her birthplace. Forced to ally with malicious women of dark races and traitorous intentions, Zakaisia clings to her family as she struggles not to relive her past; the murders; the blood; and her former allegiance to the evil and formidable Black Elf. Zakaisia must fulfill the prophecy to restore the Elements to their place in the great pentacle. She leaves the sanctity of her city to cross many hostile Realms before reaching the Realm of Ice. Along with her niece and a small group; they attempt to return what was never theirs to the Ice Goddess. As long as no Elementals, including her Goddess, discover what they have concealed in a sealed chest, peace can once again reign over the worlds. But for each Realm they cross, and every Element they defend themselves against, Zakaisia's burden becomes greater and more perilous then even she had feared.
Years go by without a completed manuscript. It seems like the write-a-book dream had faded. Then one day when I least expect it, the "write-a-book dream" returns resuscitated and stronger than ever.
Author: Odella Glenn
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Wisdom for the Journey culminates years of periodic, miscellaneous writing. My desire to write spills over from my love for reading. Between reading fascinating books and creating writing projects, I began to say "Someday, I'll write a book." "Someday" dragged on into years. I finally chose a book title and began to write. Pages of dated manuscript filed away in folders attest to my periodic bouts of writing. Years go by without a completed manuscript. It seems like the write-a-book dream had faded. Then one day when I least expect it, the "write-a-book dream" returns resuscitated and stronger than ever. I hear a voice in my spirit say "You have a book, books to write before you sleep. You must begin to write now!" Immediately I am moved to start over again, and to forget the manuscript I had toyed around with for so long. Wisdom for the Journey is the title that erupts from that voice. With it comes a mandate, "Go all the way this time on to a published book. Suddenly, my self-talk is activated and I say to myself "Here I go again back to the writing track. How many times have I been here before? I must not allow history to repeat itself again" When the self-talk stops, I realize that I need some way to ensure that I stay on course, keep procrastination away, and finish the book this time. The idea floods my mind that making a writing vow to God would give me assurance. I search the Bible for wisdom on making vows. Many people of the Bible have made them. Some of their vows have been foolishly made and produced unfavorable consequences. The eleventh chapter of Judges records such a vow. Jephthah, a great warrior, made a vow that results in the death of his only child. Not wanting to make a mistake, I search the scriptures for more wisdom. Scriptures teach that: vows are voluntary, but very serious; carry as much force as a written contract ; and are unbreakable. (Deut. 23:21, 23) Wisdom's bottom line is: If you make a vow to God you must pay it. The Lord demands it. There are no excuses and no exceptions. I carefully consider the biblical cautions and warnings about making a vow. I prayerfully conclude that for me a vow is the assurance I need for getting the book finished. So I make this vow to God. "Every day that you allow me to live, I will write for at least one hour. The writing sessions will continue daily until I have a completed manuscript ready for publishing. Making that vow is the beginning of Wisdom for the Journey. A few months into the writing sessions, painful arthritis and carpal tunnel pain attack my hands and wrists. I begin to think that its okay to quit now. But I recognize that voice as Satan with a "buyout package". My response to him is "Get behind me Satan ! You must have lost your mind to suggest that I break my vow to God." I recite biblical scriptures for strength and courage. Galatians 6:9 reminds me that "in due season we shall reap, if we faint not". In the meantime, wearing arthritic gloves, and carpal tunnel wrist braces, I continue to write as I seek more wisdom. I apply Romans 4:17 to the situation that says "Call those things which be not as though they were." And the wisdom of Job 22:28 that says "Thou shall also decree a thing and it shall be established unto thee." So believing and trusting God, I pray. Then I declare and decree that: "As I continue to write the manuscript my hands are healed and strengthened, and I am anointed and empowered to finish writing the book." The daily writing sessions continue as planned; the manifestation takes place as decreed; and Wisdom for the Journey is completed, fulfilling the writing vow I made to God.
This much needed book is a valuable tool for parents, teachers, students, pastors and all those who hold leadership positions.
Author: Adam Rondeau
DESTINATION WISDOM: DISCOVERING THE JOURNEY Dr. Adam Rondeau explores life's peaks and valleys when taking on the quest of attaining godly wisdom. In this thought-provoking book, he cleverly illustrates the challenges of traveling toward one's goals by conveying his message in an easy to read, adventurous style. A cornerstone of this outstanding book is the discussion of the five character types portrayed in the book of Proverbs. Dr. Rondeau emphasizes and demonstrates the need to use reliable transportation when pursuing wisdom, and ideally with the assistance of godly leadership. Understanding and utilizing the fundamental precepts which he so effectively describes will equip leaders to effectively mentor each character type and help devise a roadmap for each person's journey. Obtaining wisdom stems from acknowledging the fear of the Lord. This important biblical concept can be initiated and cultivated by parents through a valuable tool which Dr. Rondeau refers to as the law of the home. The journey to wisdom is not an accidental turnoff on one of life's highways, but as the book of Proverbs demonstrates, it is a purposeful pursuit. Many people see the book of Proverbs as simply a litany of pithy sayings that are conveniently grouped together for use as a daily devotional. Dr. Rondeau unveils the deeper message of the entirety of Proverbs and sheds light on the wise man's earnest desire to preserve the spiritual condition of his family. The overriding theme of Proverbs is that of a father desiring to guide his son away from moral pitfalls and rescue him from potential apostasy. It is a timeless theme that is both relevant and pragmatic. Through careful exegesis, Dr. Rondeau draws careful attention to the active voice of wisdom that is calling to all who will hear, receive and embrace her precepts. With the reinforcement of godly leadership, willing individuals can appropriately hear and respond to wisdom's cry and begin a journey toward attaining it. This much needed book is a valuable tool for parents, teachers, students, pastors and all those who hold leadership positions.
Drawing on a rich selection of mythological and religious stories from many faiths, Berhony provides a historical and cultural context that enriches the meaning of these deeply personal tales.
Author: Kathleen A. Brehony
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
In the tradition of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, a book that explains the transformative power of suffering Most people understand that suffering and sorrow are inevitable parts of every life and that illness, death, or loss of a loved one are universal experiences, not retribution or a symptom of bad luck. But few of us comprehend the ways in which suffering can give rise to growth. In this sensitive and caring book, Kathleen Brehony describes the experiences of people who have endured life's trials and consequently found deeper spiritual and psychological meaning in their lives. Drawing on a rich selection of mythological and religious stories from many faiths, Berhony provides a historical and cultural context that enriches the meaning of these deeply personal tales. After the Darkest Hour explores the qualities--psychological, behavioral, and spiritual--of those who have turned periods of pain and suffering into opportunities for growth and renewal. The final chapters offer exercises that will help readers approach the difficult situations they face in a more conscious, enlightened way, as well as specific suggestions for creating personal healing rituals.
If you need a boost, more insight or an interesting read, this book is for you. People have encouraged Shuck to write a book, so here it is.
Author: Ellen Shuck
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
"Wisdom for the Journey," is an inspiring collection of true life scenarios. Ellen Shuck shows that life is indeed a journey filled with bumps, and unpredictable perils and pitfalls. Yet in spite of the unpleasant and seemingly insurmountable obstacles that you encounter, life is filled with mountain tops, joy and promise as well. "One can never give up," says Shuck. She writes in a style that is both serious and meaningful, but also interesting and filled with hope. She stirs your curiosity and her stories and bits of wisdom inspire you to keep on reading. They are lessons in motivation, endurance and the resiliency of human beings. Rather than presenting a dull wordy manuscript, Shuck has broken each life lesson into a brief section. Each story has a moral that you haven't thought of before. She presents her valuable insights, gleaned from life, in a way that everyone can relate to them. Shuck's morsels of wisdom keep the reader clamoring for more. She writes a newspaper column and people who read them cut them out and save them to refer back to, to use as devotionals and to send to others who benefit from them. Many, who are depressed, have found solace merely from reading Shuck's reflections that are spiritual, psychological, and down to earth. God plays a major role is Shuck's outlook on life. She offers insights into why things happen and how you can best deal with them." Wisdom for the Journey" is a valuable tool for living a happier life and understanding that everything happens for a reason. She talks about how everyone can have true happiness and presents a formula for happiness. Shuck delves into discussions of death, work, and loving yourself--to giving someone a dream. Her reflections and stories appeal to all ages and walks of life. Shuck draws from life experience and her background and education in psychology, spirituality/religion and philosophy. If you need a boost, more insight or an interesting read, this book is for you. People have encouraged Shuck to write a book, so here it is.
When Patti met renowned spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, she left her corporate ca.
Author: Patti Montella
Life has a way of coming at us fast, and when it does, we're usually left searching for answers. That's where Patti Montella found herself early in life after the death of a beloved friend and the unraveling of her marriage-seeking the universal truths of life. When Patti met renowned spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, she left her corporate ca.
This book provides encouragement and direction for the pilgrim who desires to know, love, and serve our Lord.
Author: Ralph Martin
Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
Winner: Honorable Mention from the Catholic Press Association Ralph Martin, drawing upon the teaching of seven acknowledged "Spiritual Doctors" of the Church, presents an indepth study of the journey to God. This book provides encouragement and direction for the pilgrim who desires to know, love, and serve our Lord. Whether the reader is beginning the spiritual journey or has been traveling the road for many years, he will find a treasure of wisdom in The Fulfillment of All Desire. It is destined to be a modern classic on the spiritual life.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." ( Jeremiah 29:11)This is my Journey to success.
Author: Pearline Gill
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." ( Jeremiah 29:11)This is my Journey to success. You are never too young or to old to allow God to direct your path.
The stories can be related to wisdom and parables - stories that capture love upon Mother Earth. All ages will find warmth and goodness as the stories unfold.
Author: Tracy R.
A man named Ben with the company of his animal friends share stories that will captivate your heart and expand the knowing of goodness in all. The stories can be related to wisdom and parables - stories that capture love upon Mother Earth. All ages will find warmth and goodness as the stories unfold. Great bedtime stories for the young, and the mature, to remind us of the goodness that we all hold. Stories to capture your heart to understand that kindness, and compassion, and love, is always the answer.Three Book Series - Eighteen stories per book. Complete Enlightenment Collection and Illustrated Collection also available. Five books offered in total under The Journey of Benevolence Title.
Readers can tap into the powerful, life-impacting wisdom gleaned from generations of husbands, fathers, sons and brothers-plus a few good women-as they travel Along the Road to Manhood with Stu Weber, best-selling author of Tender Warrior ...
Author: Stu Weber
This book for younger men taps into powerful, life-impacting wisdom gleaned from generations of husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, and women who address the journey toward manhood.
How does Jewish tradition influence our own aging? What are the tasks and the meaning of aging? How does being Jewish inform our relationships with the elderly? How does living, thinking and worshipping as a Jew affect us as we age?
Author: Susan Berrin
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Category: Family & Relationships
We all are growing older. A Heart of Wisdom shows us how to understand and meet the challenges of our own process of aging?and the aging of those we care about?from a Jewish perspective, from midlife through the elder years. How does Jewish tradition influence our own aging? What are the tasks and the meaning of aging? How does being Jewish inform our relationships with the elderly? How does living, thinking and worshipping as a Jew affect us as we age? How can Jewish tradition help us retain our dignity as we age? Over 40 contributors?people who themselves are dealing with the unique life passages that aging brings; their loved ones; and the rabbis, social workers, and other professionals who assist them?offer their insights about the changes and new perspectives that come with aging, retiring, growing, learning, caring for elderly parents, living, and dying. By sharing experiences in direct and personal narratives, poems, ceremonies, and stories, they help us explore: ? What traditional religious texts have to teach us about aging. ? Ways to cherish the integrity of the aging process. ? Women's unique roles as they age in our changing society. ? Advice for all generations on how to meet the opportunities and difficulties of aging. ? Creative ceremonies to mark milestones in our lives and in the lives of senior citizens. Offering enlightenment from Jewish tradition, A Heart of Wisdom is not just for the middle-aged, the old or the soon-to-be old. It is for all of us.
Through his experiences with meditation, he uncovered the mysteries of healing and the human body. In Journey to Mudryi, Kamp discusses the basis of energetic, esoteric, and spiritual healing.
Author: Ira Kamp DDS
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The magic of human life has always fascinated Dr. Ira Kamp. Through his experiences with meditation, he uncovered the mysteries of healing and the human body. In Journey to Mudryi, Kamp discusses the basis of energetic, esoteric, and spiritual healing. He explores many issues relating to physical health and spiritual well-being and weaves both his personal and professional experiences to present a helpful resource for healers and those needing healing. Journey to Mudryi brings together all forms of healing and shares information on energetic healing useful for acupuncturists, massage therapists, naturopaths, chiropractors, spiritual counselors, and healers, as well as physicians, nurses, and psychologists. It provides a well-rounded understanding of healing to help practitioners create a healing experience that is effective, tolerant, and respectful of each persons path on his or her journey to transformation. An innovative and deeply personal exploration of how the miracle of healing takes place between the healer and the one in need of healing, told with compassion and wit. Marne OShae, MD, integrative family physician
Incorporated throughout the storyline are tips that help bring these valuable skills to the forefront. It is hoped that parents, teachers and all who work with children will use the stories to help teach the lessons being taught.
Author: Edie Jones
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Walker will wheedle his way into your heart, making you fall head over heels in puppy love. Whether you are reading to a child or are an adult who loves dogs, you will delight in the stories portrayed in each poem. Following his journey from playful puppy to big dog you will revisit memories of your favorite pet. Through the power of poetry and stunning illustrations, Walker's Wisdom, His Journey from Puppy to Big Dog comes to life. As Walker learns and grows, readers are reminded of the important role patience, encouragement, and unconditional love play in the life of a "child," whether two or four legged. Incorporated throughout the storyline are tips that help bring these valuable skills to the forefront. It is hoped that parents, teachers and all who work with children will use the stories to help teach the lessons being taught.