In this inspiring book, Sharon Salzberg, one of America's leading spiritual teachers, shows us how the Buddhist path of lovingkindness can help us discover the radiant, joyful heart within each of us.
Author: Sharon Salzberg
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Throughout our lives we long to love ourselves more deeply and find a greater sense of connection with others. Our fear of intimacy—both with others and with ourselves—creates feelings of pain and longing. But these feelings can awaken in us the desire for freedom and the willingness to take up the spiritual path. In this inspiring book, Sharon Salzberg, one of America's leading spiritual teachers, shows us how the Buddhist path of lovingkindness can help us discover the radiant, joyful heart within each of us. This practice of lovingkindness is revolutionary because it has the power to radically change our lives, helping us cultivate true happiness in ourselves and genuine compassion for others. The author draws on simple Buddhist teachings, wisdom stories from various traditions, guided meditation practices, and her own experience from twenty-five years of practice and teaching to illustrate how each one of us can cultivate love, compassion, joy, and equanimity.
through which you can actualize God's glory through personal deeds of lovingkindness. These attributes of lovingkindness are chanted during various
worship services, especially during the High Holy Days of Rosh HaShanah (the
Author: Rami M. Shapiro
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
Category: Family & Relationships
Drawing on both Eastern and Western approaches to practicing compassion, an award-winning storyteller encourages those who want to develop a capacity for mercy, grace, patience, forgiveness, honesty, and remembrance, and specifically addresses anger--the major roadblock to practicing lovingkindness. Original.
Lovingkindness is not done for your own personal gain or reward. No repayment
is expected or desired. Lovingkindness does not require or rely on gratitude or
anything else that can be given in return. Rather, it is given with and from
Author: William R. Miller
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Lovingkindness--acting with selfless compassion toward others--is a widely recognized virtue that is honored across world religions. But what does it look like in practice? How can we more fully and consistently live this calling, to be a loving presence in the world? This book explores the promise and challenge of living with lovingkindness, a concept with deep ancient roots. It offers a framework of twelve dimensions along which people make choices in daily life. Short chapters explore each of these dimensions of lovingkindness, including opportunities for practice. The structure is suitable for self-study or for use in discussion groups. In truth, lovingkindness is not something that you can achieve or perfect. It is more like a star by which to guide your life journey, a distant goal toward or away from which you move through countless choices that you make each day. This book is about that journey.
Whatever I use for your victory, to bring you out, will be revealed to you only as
you depend upon Me and go as I present My method. Victory in Me always
requires your sensitivity to Me in your life. Notes My lovingkindness in the
morning will ...
Author: Gale Legrand Williams
Publisher: WestBow Press
Lovingkindness in the Morning will revolutionize your life and allow you to walk in divine favor, prosperity and health. Change your days from the ordinary to the extraordinary, from labor to grace, from chaos to peace and from fear to love. Are you ready for a change in your life? If so, start experiencing God's Lovingkindness in your Morning.
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Responsive Lesson Psalm GIVE thanks unto Jehovah ; for He is good : For His lovingkindness endureth forever . 20 give thanks unto the God of gods : For His lovingkindness endureth forever . 3 O give thanks unto the Lord of lords : For His
This guided journal can help you develop a lovingkindness reflective practice, or give you the space to reflect on your current lovingkindness meditation practice. Lovingkindness meditation is a means of directing love and positive energy within yourself, and out into the world around you...to great effect. Scientific studies referenced in the resources section at the end show amazing benefits of this particular kind of meditation, ranging from increasing gray matter volume to decreasing migraines and chronic pain. Lovingkindness meditation is accessible to everyone - you don't have to be a yogi - and is thought to have long-term impact. Even short amounts of time can make a difference - so it's not necessary to go on a retreat or isolate yourself from the world. It's not necessary to purchase an expensive meditation cushion and sit on it for hours at a time. It can be practiced in any comfortable position - standing, sitting, lying down. And it can be practiced anywhere. Phrases are usually recited silently, so no one will know what you're doing! Why not try it while you're commuting to work, waiting in line, or for a health appointment? ***Also available with alternative cover designs***
A guide to the Buddhist view of loving-kindness includes instructions for changing negative thoughts and feelings by cultivating a positive, loving attitude and includes an extended guided meditation practice on the accompanying sound discs ...
Author: Tulku Thondup
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
A guide to the Buddhist view of loving-kindness includes instructions for changing negative thoughts and feelings by cultivating a positive, loving attitude and includes an extended guided meditation practice on the accompanying sound discs.
Often translated as lovingkindness, covenant faithfulness, or steadfast love, Michael Card unpacks the many dimensions of hesed, exploring how it is used in the Old Testament to reveal God's character and how its fullness is ultimately ...
Author: Michael Card
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
God's identity cannot be fully expressed in human words, but Scripture uses one particular Hebrew word to describe God's character: hesed. Often translated as lovingkindness, covenant faithfulness, or steadfast love, Michael Card unpacks the many dimensions of hesed, exploring how it is used in the Old Testament to reveal God's character and how its fullness is ultimately embodied in the incarnation of Jesus.
Findings have implications for research exploring qualities, such as self-nurturing, compassion, empathy, and feelings of connection with others, that appear to be fostered by the practice of lovingkindness meditation. In addition, the findings have potential implications for clinical applications, including that of lovingkindness meditation as a mode of or basis for psychological interventions. Implications, potential clinical applications, and suggestions for future research are discussed.
Release on 1912 | by LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Thinking on God ' s Lovingkindness . An appropriate work for the Lagrave Street
Christian Reformed Church at the QuarterCentennial Celebration of its
organization . Delivered February 22 , 1912 . . . . by . . . . REV . HENRY BEETS ,
Author: LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
From the acclaimed author of "Fruitful" comes a novel of the love between a mother and daughter.
Author: Anne Roiphe
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
From the acclaimed author of "Fruitful" comes a novel of the love between a mother and daughter. Annie Johnson has worked hard to raise her daughter, Andrea. She is shocked, therefore, when 22-year-old Andrea calls from Israel and announces that she has joined an extreme right-wing Orthodox Jewish group and will be seeking an arranged marriage.
Compassion and Lovingkindness and Dreams MANY PEOPLE who experience
nightmares or any type of agitating , disturbing dreams often find that this affects
their mental state for hours after they wake up , and sometimes even for a whole ...
Author: Steve Weissman
Publisher: Weiser Books
Category: Health & Fitness
This excellant guide provides basic instruction for the development of mindfulness -- the development of beneficial qualities, such as Compassion, Lovingkindness, and Wisdom. These authors are wonderful teachers, and this book will be the best present you can buy for yourself or for someone you care for.
Jack Kornfield. Loving Kindness The greatest protection in all the world is loving kindness. Loving Kindness.
Author: Jack Kornfield
Publisher: Random House
This exquisite book is a treasure of timeless wisdom from one of the most respected Buddhist teachers in the West. The book concentrates on personal peace of mind and on how we can help to bring justice and compassion to the world around us. Through striking quotations, concise teachings and memorable true stories organised into three sections, it explores the difficulties of opening our hearts to those who have hurt or betrayed us, and why it is essential to do so. Psychological stumbling blocks and confusions about the real meaning of forgiveness, love and peace are revealed, as well as the blessings and benefits of putting these three qualities into practice.
Ps 136:2 Give thanks to the God of gods, / For His lovingkindness is forever. Ps
136:3 Give thanks to the aLord of lords, / For His lovingkindness is forever; Ps
136:4 To Him who alone does great wonders, / For His lovingkindness is forever;
Author: Living Stream Ministry
Publisher: Living Stream Ministry
Throughout the centuries, translations of the Bible have steadily improved. In general, each new translation inherits from previous ones and opens the way for later ones. While a new translation derives help from its predecessors, it should go further. The Recovery Version of the New Testament, following the precedent set by the major authoritative English versions and taking these versions as reference, not only incorporates lessons learned from an examination of others’ practices but also attempts to avoid biases and inaccurate judgments. This version, frequently guided by other versions, attempts to provide the best utterance for the revelation in the divine Word, that it may be expressed in the English language with the greatest accuracy. Translating the Bible depends not only on an adequate comprehension of the original language but also on a proper understanding of the divine revelation in the holy Word. Throughout the centuries the understanding of the divine revelation possessed by the saints has always been based upon the light they received, and this understanding has progressed steadily. The consummation of this understanding forms the basis of this translation and its footnotes. Hence, this translation and the accompanying footnotes could be called the “crystallization” of the understanding of the divine revelation which the saints everywhere have attained to in the past two thousand years. It is our hope that the Recovery Version will carry on the heritage that it has received and will pave the way for future generations. As with any New Testament translation, the determination of the original Greek text, based upon the available manuscripts, forms the basis for the text of the Recovery Version of the New Testament. The Recovery Version follows, for the most part, the Nestle-Aland Greek text as found in Novum Testamentum Graece (26th edition). However, in determining the original form of any verse, the translators of the Recovery Version gave careful consideration to the larger context of chapter and book and to similar portions of the New Testament. The most recently discovered manuscripts or the manuscripts of oldest date are not necessarily the most accurate or reliable; hence, the determination of the text for this version was based largely upon the principle stated above. Departures from the Nestle-Aland text are sometimes indicated in the footnotes. Italicized words in the verses indicate supplied words, not found in the Greek text. Quotation marks are used to indicate close quotation from the Old Testament. The Recovery Version embodies extensive research into the meaning of the original text and attempts to express this meaning with English that is to the point, easy to understand, and readable. In those places where it is difficult to express the exact meaning of the original Greek, explanatory footnotes have been supplied. The subject provided at the beginning of each book and the outline of each book take the historical facts as their base and express the spiritual meaning in each book. The footnotes stress the revelation of the truth, the spiritual light, and the supply of life more than history, geography, and persons. The cross-references lead not only to other verses with the same expressions and facts but also to other matters related to the spiritual revelation in the divine Word.
The meditative exercises in this book can spark one's journey into greater love and compassion or enrich it anywhere along the path.
Author: Mary Brantley
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Loving-kindness, the English translation of the Pali word metta, is defined as unconditional well-wishing and openhearted nurturing of ourselves and others, just as we are. By practicing loving-kindness, you can learn to treat yourself and others-even strangers-like dear friends, putting aside criticism and judgment and choosing instead to open your heart to greater generosity, forgiveness, and compassion. While Buddha taught loving-kindness meditation as an antidote to fear, it can also quiet feelings of anger, judgment, and worry by helping you see the innate goodness within yourself and others. Whether used as part of a formal meditation practice or as daily mindfulness exercises, the 100 meditations in The Gift of Loving-Kindnessmake it easy to open your heart and share the seeds of loving-kindness with others. The Gift of Loving-Kindnessskillfully guides us to train our minds and hearts in the practice of loving-kindness meditation. The meditative exercises in this book can spark one's journey into greater love and compassion or enrich it anywhere along the path. Combining internal reflection and mindful exploration of our heart's capacity, these pragmatic exercises open us to genuine transformation. -Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness Keep The Gift of Loving-Kindnesson your bed table and let its wisdom guide you. This book offers a rich assortment of contemplations that will open and free your heart. -Tara Branch, Buddhist teacher and author of Radical Acceptance: Embracing your Life with the Heart of a Buddha Simply reading these words will awaken you. Actually doing even one of these practices could profoundly transform your life. I offer warm and deep thanks to the authors for blessing us with these hundred doorways to the deepest and best parts of ourselves as human beings. -Jeffrey Brantley, MD, author of Calming Your Anxious Mind Use this practical and heartfelt book to discover how to open your heart in any circumstance. New scientific evidence confirms that filling your heart with loving-kindness can broaden your mind and build your best possible future. -Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D., recipient of the Templeton Positive Psychology Prize Perhaps the greatest power of loving-kindness meditation lies in its elegant simplicity. It is a gentle, easy-to-learn practice, yet its effects are profound, like a deep massage for the mind and soul. The authors present this ancient wisdom in a way that can soothe, deepen, and enrich our busy, modern lives. -Rebecca Elliott, Ph.D., psychologist
14And made Israel to pass through the midst of it, for His mercy and lovingkindness endure forever; 15 But shook off and overthrew Pharaoh and his
host into the Red Sea, for His mercy and lovingkindness endure forever; 16To
Him Who led ...
When Your Knowledge of the Original Languages of the Bible Is Limited and You Don't Want to Lose Anything in the Translation If you want to get all the rich nuances and shades of meaning of the original Bible languages, the Amplified Bible is for you. No knowledge of Greek or Hebrew is required-just a desire to know all that God says in his Word. With its unique system of brackets, parentheses and italics, the Amplified Bible defines and expands key words and phrases right in the text. Verse by verse, the full meaning of Scripture unfolds as you read. And this Bible features other study aids as well to help you clearly understand God’s Word: - Footnotes-provide concise historical and archaeological information and devotional insights, plus hundreds of references to select sources and authors. - Book Introductions-tell you about the book’s author, background, purpose, and themes. - Concordance-helps you find the location of verses (25,000 entries). - Bibliography and Glossary-give you a handy list of the sources cited in the study notes and the most frequent amplifications in the text.
They are: lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity.
According to Buddhism, it is not easy for us to become full of lovingkindness or
compassion just like that. We have to learn how to do it. We don't seem to have to
Author: Traleg Kyabgon
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
This comprehensive guide to the Buddhist path from the Tibetan point of view is as accessible as it is complete. Traleg Kyabgon breaks the teachings down conveniently into the three traditional "vehicles," while never letting us forget that the point of all the Dharma is nothing other than insight into the mind and heart. Along the way he provides vivid definitions of fundamental Buddhist concepts such as compassion, emptiness, and Buddha-nature and answers common questions such as: • Why does Buddhism teach that there is "no self"? • Are Buddhist teachings pessimistic? • Does Buddhism encourage social passivity? • What is the role of sex in Buddhist tantra? • Why is it said that samsara is nirvana? • Does it take countless lifetimes to attain enlightenment, or can it be achieved in a moment?