Candles in the Dark: A Treasury of the World's Most by Todd Outcalt

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Profound perception and knowledge from the world's nice cultures, and spiritual traditions"Through using a narrative, you could comprehend even the private truths." those phrases, taken from a Jewish parable, underscore the facility of Candles in the dead of night. This beautiful choice of profound and enlightening parables comprises the knowledge and perception of the world's nice religions, philosophies, and cultural traditions. In those tales, you will discover religious concept and useful counsel that will help you deal with life's many difficulties and conflicts.Christian and Buddhist, Jewish and Islamic, African and local American, historic and sleek parables: those splendidly different and pleasing tales handle each element of existence, from relations concerns to private freedom, from cash difficulties to the facility of friendship. they'll assist you observe fact, attractiveness, and pride inside of your self and on the planet round you. the teachings they train will deepen your realizing of uncomplicated human and religious truths and bring up your skill to:* dwell a lifetime of religion, desire, and love* get pleasure from the wonder that surrounds you* embody the liberty to dwell your existence* search and locate advice* become aware of energy in a virtuous lifestyles* inspire others who're in want

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In Buddhism, Zen has achieved a greater level of acceptance and appeal in Western societies than the classical form of Buddhism. Zen first came to Japan in the mid-twelfth century, when a monk named Eisai returned from China with the new philosophical approach. Unlike its more classical counterpart—which 46 Candles in the Dark emphasized ritual—Zen was fiercely demanding, emphasizing personal effort and offering enlightenment rather than heaven itself. For these reasons, among others, Zen did not initially meet with an enthusiastic welcome.

As this parable demonstrates, the secret to a harmonious family is to give focused attention to the important matters of the heart. Respect, courtesy, dignity—these virtues are the ones healthy families pass along from one generation to the next. They are the cornerstones of love. A home must be nurtured if one expects to see maturity and growth—the transformation of love into a thing of beauty. @ Reconciliation (Buddhist) Once there lived a man of deep faith who, after his father died, lived happily with his mother before taking a wife.

Love is the bond that binds a family together, and love alone allows us to triumph over the sorrows and inequalities of life, even when we do not understand the nature of another’s sacrifices. These are the lessons of this parable. 14 Candles in the Dark On another level, this story is much like Jesus’s parable of the prodigal son who left home, only to be accepted again by the loving parent. Beyond the relationship itself is a greater love. Many people who have been harmed or injured by love discover that memories can be painful.

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