In this book Almaas demonstrates that healthy ego development is part of the continuum of spiritual development.
Author: A. H. Almaas
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
In this book Almaas demonstrates that healthy ego development is part of the continuum of spiritual development. He also establishes the possibility of attaining inner realization and developing our essential being—"the pearl beyond price"—in the context of living a normal human life.
“'Tis a wondrous pearl, but its greater value is the vow of the man who grants it. That alone ensures that it is a pearl beyond price.” Thierry chuckled and drew her closer. “Nay, Kira,” he murmured. “Since you have accepted the pearl, ...
Author: Claire Delacroix
Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke
Black Wind, the Mongols hailed him. Swift, fierce and proud. Yet Kira looked upon Thierry de Pereille and saw, not a man marked by legend, but a warrior who had taken her from the life she knew…to a place of passion beyond her wildest dreams. The woman was a witch. Truly, who else could make pearls drop from her mouth? Or ensare a man with nothing more than a touch? Yet, even as he fought the power that bound them together, Thierry knew he could not deny that the gentle Kira was his destiny. “Another dazzling Delacroix delicacy!”—Affaire de Coeur This edition of Pearl Beyond Price has been revised from the original published version and includes new scenes.
“ In the end he brought me the pearls . I wouldn't even look at them at first . I was so sick of receiving gifts instead of his ... “ I don't think you would have believed me . " He sighed . “ No , I wouldn't . If 136 A PEARL BEYOND PRICE.
One pearl in store was reputedly 00 O so big , So precious , and withall so orient , As , be it valued but indifferently , The price thereof will serve to entertain Selim and his soldiers for a month . " 10 а - In Tamburlaine the Great ...
Author: R. A. Donkin
Publisher: American Philosophical Society
Man has been intrigued by the origin of pearls, sensitive to their beauty, & convinced of their medicinal value for at least five millennia. A mixture of folklore & observation preceded the earliest scientific inquiries. Fishing & trade commenced in southern Asia, between India & Sri Lanka & around the Persian Gulf. In Western & Central Europe, Inner Asia & China, & North America, freshwater pearls were probably known & treasured before those of marine origin. R.A. Donkin combines written sources with the results of archaeological & philological research. A refined nomenclature lends support to other evidence pointing to long familiarity, & etymologically related words for 'pearl'- reflecting former trading connections or colonization. Pearls were prominent among the luxury products which, for many centuries, the West associated with the legendary East & South; conversely, the Chinese looked to the West & South. From the opening of the Age of Discoveries & for the next two & a half centuries marine pearls were high among the objectives of expeditions to the eastern & western Tropics. The often remote centers of demand were affluent & culturally advanced societies where dealers & purchasers exercised fine judgment in matters of shape & color & iridescence, as they continue to do today. Beyond Price: Pearls & Pearl-Fishing, organized both chronologically & by region is called by reviewer, James Parsons, "the crowning achievement of a world-class scholar....The folklore regarding pearls has created an endlessly imaginative literature, here analyzed meticulously." The book is enhanced with over 100 maps & illustrations.
Alanna hoped that Darby might know the origin of the pearl necklace or the identity of someone who would want Emory dead . If Darby could give her some information ... Cuts down on people trying to interrupt 45 Pearl Beyond Price.
Author: Alisa McNair
Seeking her husband's murderer in London, Allana Audsley is targeted by family friend Alexander Sutton, who frowns upon Allana's active social life so soon after her husband's death. Original.
Author: Joan Z. Borysenko, Ph.D.Publish On: 2008-10-01
Nonetheless, the Hymn of the Pearl made its way into the apocryphal Christian gospel the Acts of Judas Thomas the Apostle ... He has found the Pearl beyond price—his own divine nature—and the childish aspects of false identity are gone.
Author: Joan Z. Borysenko, Ph.D.
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
In this time of global change and uncertainty, of spiritual indirection, Americans are asking these age-old questions with renewed curiosity. There’s a thirst for meaning and purpose—a dawning realization that happiness isn’t a commodity that can be bought with a gold card. Fulfillment and joy arise naturally from creative and compassionate action-- from the understanding that all life is interconnected and guided by a higher intelligence. Our personal choices make a difference, and when they are spiritually inspired even the smallest action serves a larger whole. Sacred texts ranging from the Torah to the New Testament, the Tao Te Ching to the Buddhist scriptures, the Vedantas to the Koran, speak of making life-enhancing choices where a force greater than the individual flows through us and informs our thoughts and actions. In this book we’ll focus on the three classic aspects of living such a spiritually guided life: (1) alignment: maintaining a direct and personal connection to the Source of our Being; (2) discernment: distinguishing the movement of Spirit in our lives from our own wants, fears and social conditioning; and (3) action: making our best, most inspired contribution to the evolution of life.
You Are a Treasure, a Pearl Beyond Price In prayer this morning, these words came: You are a pearl beyond price. I cover each of your imperfection with my grace and mercy. You are luminescent! Surrender to compassion, surrender to love.
Author: Wendi Romero
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This collection of stories and poems from the writers of Sacred Center are real stories about our real lives and lived experiences. We’ve been gathering every Thursday morning for the past twelve years in a little cabin in the countryside of Maurice, La. We gather, through centering prayer and ritual, to nurture our individual spiritual lives as well as one another. We come from various backgrounds, cultures, religions, and ethnicities. We are nurses, teachers, artists, writers, mothers, grand-mothers, and caregivers; but once our labels dissolve, we are essentially seekers of sisters who are attentive to the power of the Spirit within. Sacred Center has become a sacred vessel where deep and profound transformation can occur. These stories are sacred to this circle of women, so “care for them and give them away where they are needed,” writes author, Barry Lopez. As you drink deeply and slowly from the stream of our lives, allow it to enter you. May it water your own life and leave you thirsting for more.
This central aspect of essence is what we call the personal essence ; in Work literature it is usually called " the pearl beyond price . " Some authors , such as the Sufi Alaoddawleh Semnani , have called it the " True Ego " : " The ...
Author: A H Almaas
Publisher: Weiser Books
Enlightenment is not what many think it is, nor is the path to attain it. A. H. Almaas presents myth-shattering aspects of reality that allow true seekers to pass through to a "spiritual reality".
From the pearl of the Gospels comes another group of ideas which are of great importance to the understanding of the symbol ... In the parable of the pearl beyond price, the Merchant sells all that he has, that is all that is normally ...
Author: P.M. Kean
Category: Literary Criticism
Originally published in 1967 The Pearl looks at the anonymous fourteenth century poet of Pearl. The book argues that the poem ranks in importance and interest with that of Chaucer and Langland, but suggests that it has always proved more difficult to approach to the modern reader. The aim of this book is to clear away some of the difficulty through a close examination of the material the poet had to draw on, and the poet’s use of this in the organisation of the poem. The main themes are established through detailed analysis of the poem, which is seen as much more than either a lament for an individual or the mere figurative presentation of an idea.
He wiped his celestial eyes , and leading forth the peerless Chaoukeun , put her into the hands of the barbarian envoy , saying , " I send your master the pearl beyond all price . I have worn her for some time , but still she is as good ...