Download The Conference of the Birds by Dick Davis, Farid ud-Din Attar, Afkham Darbandi PDF

By Dick Davis, Farid ud-Din Attar, Afkham Darbandi

Composed within the 12th century in northeastern Iran, Farid Attar’s nice mystical poem is one of the most important of all works of Persian literature. a fabulous, allegorical rendering of the Islamic doctrine of Sufism, it describes the pilgrimage of the world’s birds looking for their perfect king, the Simorgh poultry, and the exhausting trip they take to arrive him. This masterly translation preserves the poem’s rhymed couplet shape and nuances of language.

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Download Divine Providence by Emanuel Swedenborg PDF

By Emanuel Swedenborg

This paintings comprises Swedenborg’s way to the “problem of evil”—that is, to the query of ways one is to reconcile the proposal of a loving God with the life of evil, worry, and agony. it's also anything of a self-help publication, exhibiting what the person must do with a view to switch inwardly. As part of its basic presentation of the motion of divine windfall, it contains a nuanced dialogue of freedom of the need and arguments opposed to conventional Christian notions: that a few everyone is predestined to hell and that it truly is attainable to be stored immediately.

The New Century version is a contemporary translation that includes the newest scholarship approximately Swedenborg and his times.
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"Written at a time of excessive philosophical and theological debate at the nature of God's governance of the realm, Swedenborg's Divine windfall is in lots of methods way more unique and thought-provoking than something produced through his contemporaries. George F. Dole's translation is very readable, and Gregory R. Johnson's authoritative creation not just explains Sweddenborg's frequently tough rules, yet locations them of their old context."
—Glenn A. Magee, Ph.D., writer, Hegel and the Hermetic

"Divine windfall is a demanding essay at the nature of human freedom, a forceful try to justify God's how one can humankind. . . . Dole's eloquent new translation . . . brings a huge and much-needed eighteenth-century treasure to a twenty-first-century world."

—Gary Lachman, writer, A mystery historical past of attention

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Download Opening Doors Within: 365 Daily Meditations from Findhorn by Eileen Caddy PDF

By Eileen Caddy

For twenty years, meditators have trusted those uncomplicated teachings which supply recommendation on religion, achievement, and stillness. Serving as a perennial meditational diary, this new version offers inspirational and functional messages for everybody embarking upon the adventure to discover a real internal self and non secular fact. an individual who meditates—whether inexperienced or seasoned—will locate these adages invaluable and inspirational. a brand new foreword, layout, and revised illustrations create an obtainable and uplifting treatise on day-by-day religious pride and inner happiness.

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Download True Christianity by Charles G. Finney PDF

By Charles G. Finney

What's precise Christianity? there's maybe no larger individual in contemporary historical past to respond to this query than Charles Finney. Finney (1792-1875) was once the main robust Christian preacher of the 1800s who sought to obviously articulate what the Scriptures say approximately residing the real Christian existence that pleases God. He fearlessly challenged his hearers to carry each element in their lives into obedience to God. This e-book includes 16 messages of Finney that describe the fundamental perform of Christianity. each one message will problem your religion in a deep approach and speak to you to the existence that God intends.

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Download The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition by Andrew Louth PDF

By Andrew Louth

Students of the patristic period have paid extra consciousness to the dogmatic culture of their interval than to the improvement of Christian mystical theology. Andrew Louth goals to redress the stability. spotting that the highbrow kind of this practice was once decisively stimulated by way of Platonic principles of the soul's courting to God, Louth starts with an exam of Plato and Platonism. The dialogue of the Fathers which follows indicates how the paranormal culture is on the middle in their notion and the way the dogmatic culture either molds and is the mirrored image of mystical insights and issues. This re-creation of a vintage research of the varied affects upon Christian spirituality features a new Epilogue which brings the textual content thoroughly modern.

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Download Beyond Birth and Death by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada PDF

By A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Editorial experiences The writer, Bhaktivedanta e-book belief -- [email protected], December 31, 1998

Is there existence after demise?

India's most famed Vedic authority offers startling facts of the soul's amazing trip after demise. Srila Prabhupada tells how the soul travels from physique to physique, and the way we will be able to finish the cycle of start and loss of life through achieving Lord Sri Krishna's final home.

An excerpt: ''The uncomplicated means of chanting the names of Krishna will show what one is, what God is, what the cloth and religious universes are, why we're conditioned, how we will be able to get out of that conditioning -- and every thing else, step by means of step.''

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Download Swedenborg: Buddha of the North by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki PDF

By Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki

The 1st entire English translation of 2 works by way of Zen pupil D. T. Suzuki introduces Emanuel Swedenborg and compares Swedenborgian concept to Buddhism. the 1st paintings stresses Swedenborg's message that actual spirituality calls for an engagement during this international; the second one compares Swedenborg's description of heaven to the paradise of natural Land Buddhism.

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