By John Miller, Aaron Kenedi, Thomas Moore
"To comprehend God is to pay attention. take heed to Jesus and Muhammad and Buddha, yet do not get stuck up within the names. pay attention past them; take heed to God's breath." --A Zen announcing God's Breath is an important quantity for all religious seekers on the sunrise of a brand new millennium. The sacred texts accumulated the following symbolize seven of the world's significant knowledge traditions: Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Sufism, and Taoism. For countless numbers of generations they've got suggested, encouraged, and consoled women and men all over the world. Now, their presentation here--side by way of side--offers us a different chance to understand their enduring truths anew. Fourteen major non secular academics and writers introduce the decisions, additional enriching our appreciation for and knowing of those sacred works. God's Breath comprises the next sacred texts:
The ebook of Genesis, the 1st ebook of the vital textual content of Judaism, the Torah, with a prologue by means of Herman Wouk and an advent through Karen Armstrong;
The Tao Te Ching, the principal textual content of Taoism, with a prologue by means of Joseph Campbell and an advent by means of Stephen Mitchell;
The e-book of Rumi, containing the poetry of the thirteenth-century Sufi poet and thinker Jelaluddin Rumi, with a prologue through Thomas Merton and an advent by means of Jonathan famous person;
The Gospel of John, within the incomparable, loved King James model, with a prologue by way of Marcus Borg and an advent via Reynolds expense;
The Bhagavad-Gita, a Sanskrit poem included into the vintage Hindu textual content the Mahabharata, with a prologue by way of Henry David Thoreau and an creation by way of Barbara Stoler Miller;
The Qur'an, the sacred ebook of Islam, with a prologue through Sirdar Ikbal ali Shah and an creation by means of Huston Smith;
The Tibetan publication of the Dead, the vintage Tibetan Buddhist textual content on existence, demise, and the after-life, with a prologue through His Holiness the Dalai Lama and an creation by way of Carl Jung. Thomas Moore, best-selling writer of Care of the Soul, offers an total advent to the ebook. Editors John Miller and Aaron Kenedi run giant Fish in San Francisco. great Fish has created greater than 50 books, together with Legends: girls who've replaced the World, Paul Gaugin's Noa Noa, Muhammad Ali Ringside, Lovers, and San Francisco Stories.
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Stress the thought of plenty. Thoughts of plenty help create plenty. MAY 21 Be humble, be big in mind and soul, be kindly; you will like yourself that way and so will other people. MAY 22 Believe that problems do have answers, that they can be overcome, that you can solve them. These positive belief thoughts will strongly tend to bring back belief results. MAY 23 See how many people you can help to cure their own worry habit. In helping another to overcome worry you get greater power over it within yourself.
And then release the giant YOU. MAY 25 Take a long, straight look at your fear. Know it for the ghostly thing it is and stand firmly up to it. Then practice strong action. MAY 26 Practice believing that God is as real and actual as your wife, or your business partner, or your closest friend. Practice talking matters over with Him; believe that He hears and gives thought to your problem. MAY 27 If there’s no fun in it, something’s wrong with all you’re doing. MAY 28 When uncontrolled, your mind can be very damaging to you, but when controlled it can develop unlimited power.
AUGUST 13 Keep thinking, keep interested, keep praying, keep dreaming. Be mentally sensitive at all times so that the magic word that motivates you may one day speak to your deep inner self. AUGUST 14 Each of us has a big piece of good news deep within ourselves—the fact that with God’s help we have what it takes to meet all upsetting situations and to react creatively to them. AUGUST 15 Take God as your partner in every enterprise. AUGUST 16 Image your goal. Hold that image in consciousness. Keep that image always before you and your goal will materialize.