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The Path to No Self

Author : Bernadette Roberts
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This book shows how, once we have adjusted to the unitive state, the spiritual journey moves on to yet another more final ending. In our major religious traditions, the outstanding milestone in the spiritual journey is the permanent, irreversible transcendence of the self center or ego. The fact that a great deal has been written about the journey to this point means that many people have come this far. But what, we might ask, comes next? Looking ahead we see no path; even in the literature there seems to be nothing beyond an abiding awareness of oneness with God. Had this path been mapped in the literature, then at least we would have known that one existed; but where no such account exists, we assume there is no path and that union of self and God is the final goal to be achieved. The main purpose of The Path to No-Self is to correct this assumption. It verifies that a path beyond union does indeed exist, that the eventual falling away of the unitive state happens as the culmination of a long experiential journey beyond the state. The author shows that a path exists between the transcendence of the ego (self-center), which begins the unitive state, and the later falling away of all self (the true self), which ends the unitive state. As a first hand account, The Path to No-Self will be of interest to those with similar experiences, or those searching for a better understanding of their own spiritual journey. Since the journey is concerned with the effects of grace on human consciousness, the book will be of interest to those psychologists concerned with the transformational process.

The Experience of No Self

Author : Bernadette Roberts
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Within the traditional framework, the Christian notion of loss-of-self is generally regarded as the transformation or loss of the ego (lower self) as it attains to the higher or true self in its union with God. Thus, because self at its deepest center is a run-on with the divine, I had never found any true self apart from God, for to find the One is to find the other. Because this was the limit of my expectations, I was all the more surprised and bewildered when many years later I came upon a permanent state in which there was no self, no higher self, true self, or anything that could be called a self. Clearly, I had fallen outside my own, as well as the traditional frame of reference, when I came upon a path that seemed to begin where the writers on the contemplative life had left off. But with the clear certitude of the self's disappearance, there automatically arose the question of what had fallen away--what was the self? What, exactly, had it been? Then too, there was the all-important question: what remained in its absence? This journey was the gradual revelation of the answers to these questions, answers that had to be derived solely from personal experience since no outside explanation was forthcoming.

What is Self

Author : Bernadette Roberts
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This extraordinary philosophical treatise on the nature of self and God follows on the author's now-classic book, The Experience of No-Self. A renowned contemporary mystic, Bernadette Roberts takes us to the ultimate consciousness that transcends self and experience. The book includes fascinating chronicles of her own spiritual journey. For many readers, this latest effort puts all her insights into clearer and sharper perspective. In this book, Ms. Roberts explains her concepts about ego, self, and the revelations of the contemplative life in a deeper and more mature fashion, as though her own journey has grown clearer with distance.

The Christian Contemplative Journey

Author : Bernadette Roberts
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In this collection of essays, Bernadette Roberts deepens her mark upon the Christian contemplative tradition. Bernadette expands and clarifies many of the important themes from her previous groundbreaking books: The Experience of No-Self, The Path to No-Self, What is Self?, and The Real Christ. Certain to be of broad interest in this collection are two of Bernadette's most recent essays, the "Ten Ox-herding Pictures" and "The Nature of Self." The witness of Bernadette's life, spiritual journey and writings continues to confirm her profound contribution to our understanding and experience of the spiritual journey, especially as it unfolds beyond the unitive state. These essays are at once challenging, provocative, enjoyable, fun and deeply edifying. They help remind us of God's everlasting love and invite us deeper into the life and joys in and as Christ. The essays will also serve as an accessible introduction to Bernadette's primary books. As such, this book will be a welcome primer for all readers and theologians interested in understanding more deeply the nature of what Bernadette experienced and bore witness to.

PATH TO NO SELF

Author : BERNADETTE. ROBERTS
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No Self No Problem

Author : Anam Thubten
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We can realize the highest truth in each moment when we learn to see through the illusion of the self. Anam Thubten, in remarkably easy-to-understand language, provides teachings for doing exactly that, based on the wisdom of the Buddhist traditions. He illuminates the path of going beyond the misconceptions of the ego to experience the reality of our true nature, which is already enlightened. He communicates with clarity, humor, and refreshing honesty, lighting the way to a life full of love, compassion, and true satisfaction.

No Self No Problem Companion Workbook

Author : Chris Niebauer, PhD
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In his bestselling book No Self, No Problem: How Neuropsychology Is Catching Up to Buddhism, Dr. Chris Niebauer explored the incredible link between Eastern philosophy and the latest findings in psychology and neuroscience, and made the case that the latest research in neuropsychology is now confirming a fundamental tenet of Buddhism, what is called anatta, or the doctrine of "no self." We are just beginning to understand these parallels, and what they mean for the human experience. Now, in this practical and powerful guide, Niebauer takes a deeper dive and offers powerful tools, exercises, and practices you can do right now that will help you begin to experience the state of "no self," and its benefits, on your own. Since we now know that the self is an illusion created entirely by the left side of the brain, we can explore the myriad ways this revelation can change the way we experience the world. This companion workbook is a wonderful beginner's guide that will help you tap into a true sense of mindfulness and inner peace, understand human consciousness, and alleviate the daily suffering caused by the way we identify with the false self. If you want to take your consciousness journey even further, this is the book that will set you on the right path.

Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America Metaphysical New Age and neopagan movements

Author : Eugene V. Gallagher
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Annotation. Most new or alternative religious are gravely misunderstood by members of the religious mainstream. Labeled cults or sects, groups and their members are often ridiculed or otherwise disregarded as weird and potentially dangerous by the populace at large. Despite their efforts at educating the general public, the various anti- and counter-cult activists have in fact promoted much more mis-understanding than accurate understanding of the religious lives of some of their fellow citizens. Consequently, they have helped to create a very hostile environment for anyone whose religious practices do not fit within a so-called mainstream. This set rectifies the situation by presenting accurate, comprehensive, authoritative and accessible accounts of various new and alternative religious movements that have been and are active in American society, and it addresses ways of understanding new and alternative religions within a broader context. Determining what actually constitutes a new or alternative religion is a subject of constant debate. Questions arise as to a new faith's legitimacy, beliefs, methods of conversion, and other facets of a religious movement's viability and place in a given culture. How a religion gains recognition by the mainstream, which often labels such new movements as cults, is fraught with difficulty, tension, and fear. Here, experts delineate the boundaries and examine the various groups, beliefs, movements, and other issues related to new faiths and alternative beliefs. Readers will come away with a fuller understanding of the religious landscape in America today. Volume 1: History and Controversies discusses the foundations of new and alternative religions in the United States and addresses the controversies that surround them. This volume helps readers better understand what makes a new or alternative belief system a religion and the issues involved. Volume 2: Jewish and Christian Traditions explores the various new religions that have grown out of these two Abrahamic faiths. Groups such as the Shakers, the People's Temple, the Branch Davidians, Jehovah's Witnesses and others are examined. Volume 3: Metaphysical, New Age, and Neopagan Movements looks at Shamanism, Spiritualism, Wicca, and Paganism, among other movements, as they have developed and grown in the U.S. These faiths have found new and devoted followers yet are often misunderstood. Volume 4: Asian Traditions focuses on those new and alternative religions that have been inspired by Asian religious traditions. From Baha'i to Soka Gakkai, from Adidam to the Vedanta Society, contributors look at a full range of groups practicing and worshiping in the U.S. today. Volume 5: African Diaspora Traditions and Other American Innovations examines the various traditions linked to the African diaspora such as Rastafarianism, Santeria, and the Nation of Islam, alongside traditions that are truly American incarnations like Scientology, UFO religions, and Heaven's Gate. Some of the new and alternative religions covered in these pages include: ; Shamanism ; Wicca ; Black Israelites ; Santeria ; Scientology ; Elan Vital ; Hare Krishna ; Soka Gakkai ; and many more

The Direct Path to Self Realisation and Beyond

Author : Cliff Bunning
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This is a book about spiritual development - your spiritual development actually. It is about empowering you, so that you can take charge of your own spiritual development so as to have a meaningful and deeply rewarding spiritual life. You don't need to join any organisation, or even leave your own home, in order to achieve your full spiritual destiny. Surprising as it might seem, this unique book sets out how you can achieve Self Realisation, (enlightenment), in as little as one to two years. This is something that normally takes many decades or whole lifetimes to achieve using traditional methods. How is it done? By learning a simple, easily mastered method of contacting, and mentally talking with, in a two-way mode, any high level spiritual being you want to. It's called channelling, but there is no spirit taking over your body or funny stuff like that. So you get spiritual guidance, tailored to your own individual needs, from whomever you like, as often as you like, on a 24/7 basis, and entirely at no cost to you. You can see why it is called The Direct Path to Self Realisation and Beyond! What does the Direct Path require of you? Just a strong desire to achieve your full spiritual potential as a human being. The book is written in a warm, personal style, so it is accessible to everyone, and usable by anyone. The way forward is all laid out for you. The only question is - Are you up for the challenge?

Encyclopaedia of Buddhism A World Faith Bodhisattva and Selflessness V 14

Author : Madan Gopal Chitkara
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Communication Cognition

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Trappist Meeting Monks from Tibet

Author : Bernard de Give
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BERNARD DE GIVE, for many years a member of the Society of Jesus, was for eight years a seminary professor, first in Sri Lanka then in India, before pursuing oriental studies at Oxford, where he formed friendships with Tibetan monks. Since becoming a Trappist in 1972, the author has enjoyed meeting monks of other religions: Hindu Swamis, Jain ascetics, Buddhist monks and, above all, Tibetan Lamas. In 1977, a Benedictine and Cistercian Commission for Monastic Interreligious Dialogue (DIM - MID) was established, and it was under these auspices that the author was able to visit numerous Tibetan centres in Western Europe but also in India and in Tibet itself. The invasion of Tibet by the Chinese communists in 1950, followed by the voluntary exile of the Dalai Lama and large numbers of Tibetans, overturned the political and cultural circumstances of a country which, though fiercely isolated for centuries, now found itself suddenly propelled beyond its borders. This traditional culture thus became accessible to Westerners who were eagerly seeking a form of spirituality which corresponded to their needs and their anxieties. The author, though he has a most real sympathy towards the Dharma and its followers, is not a Buddhist, nor even a seeker. While stressing the 'obvious and considerable' doctrinal differences, he experiences an undeniable sense of encounter in depth with Tibetan Buddhists: 'The truest essence of the dialogue partners, especially when they are monks, encounters a kindred spirit. Whether in conversation or in silence, they find themselves in total dialogue.'

International Journal of Buddhist Thought Culture

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Dark Hearts

Author : Loren E. Pedersen
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Tracing the unconscious forces at work in the male psyche, the author uses mythology and psychology to show how the development of a feminine "anima" is a vital component in men's emotional maturity

Government Oriental Series

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The Three Principal Aspects of the Path

Author : Sonam Rinchen
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The wish for freedom, an altruistic intention, and the wisdom of emptiness constitute the three principal aspects of the path to enlightenment.

The Clothes Have No Emperor

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Talk of spiritual "awakening" is growing ever more popular these days. Ever wonder what it takes to actually become a Buddha yourself? This one-year correspondence between two self-described "friends of Truth" will undoubtedly serve you well if this kind of pursuit interests you. The Clothes Have No Emperor is a pragmatic, no-nonsense, approach to spirituality which provides a fascinating glimpse into the waking up process. Distilled down to its essence, the path this book illuminates is the difference between what you think and what you are. The authors generously provide readers the opportunity to be privy to their private correspondence, which often evokes a feeling akin to stumbling across a sign marker in the wilderness. For a lost spiritual seeker, abiding non-dual awareness marks the "way home." The authors, DJ and David, eschew transitory, state bound, pleasurable, transcendent mystical experience in favour of the real McCoy - waking up. Attention is placed squarely on the impersonal, unchanging Self certain Hindus allude to, the non-self/no-mind some Buddhist traditions stress, or the unified Christ consciousness Christian mystics speak of. Clarity and awareness are paramount. Discover how the ego creates unhappiness in your life. The call to awaken beckons. The authors assure you wholeness, joy and peace await!

The Illustrated Weekly of India

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Continuity and Discontinuity in Criminal Behavior from Adolescence to Adulthood

Author : Lisa Lehn O'Brien
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The Path to Bodhidharma

Author : Shodo Harada
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Harada Roshi guides us along The Path to Bodhidharma, skillfully clarifying our understanding of what Bodhidharma called the four all-encompassing practices: requiting animosity, accepting circumstance, craving nothing, and living in accord with the Dharma."--BOOK JACKET.