Wolf Haas' Detective Brenner series has become wildly popular around the world for a reason: They're timely, edgy stories told in a wry, quirky voice that's often hilarious, and with a protagonist it's hard not to love. In this episode, Brenner-forced out of the police force-tries to get away from detective work by taking a job as the personal chauffeur for two-year-old Helena, the daughter of a Munich construction giant and a Viennese abortion doctor. One day, while Brenner's attention is turned to picking out a chocolate bar for Helena at a gas station, Helena gets snatched from the car. Abruptly out of a job, Brenner decides to investigate her disappearance on his own. With both parents in the public eye, there's no scarcity of leads-the father's latest development project has spurred public protest, and the mother's clinic has been targeted by the zealous leader of an anti-abortion group. Brenner and God is told with a dark humor that leaves no character, including Brenner, unscathed. Haas tells the story of a fallible hero who can be indecisive and world-weary, baffled and disillusioned by what he finds, but who presses forward nonetheless out of a stubborn sense of decency-a two-year-old is kidnapped, so you find her, because that's just what you do.
Author: Manuel Schoch
Publisher: Sentient Publications
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
In interpreting the timeless wisdom of the ancient Ashtavakra Gita for modern sensibilities, Manuel Schoch shows us very practically, step by step, how one can simply observe, instead of constantly reacting, projecting, desiring, and struggling in life. Instead of identifying with forms (the body, thoughts, feelings, habits, and experience) one can be connected to the everlasting consciousness that manifests forms. Out of this stillness emerge the qualities of life, love, peace, compassion, bliss, and enlightenment.
"Everything happens in its own time. The one who is ready for the Absolute Knowledge will be made somehow to hear of it and follow it up." - Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi Rarely has the Absolute Truth been exposed in such a direct, profound and modern manner that goes straight into the Heart instead of the usual head. This book goes straight into the Heart and completely dissolves the mind. Reading this book with your Heart can melt you into Samadhi. It can be read in an instant, and last a lifetime. This book contains the culmination of Advaita Vedanta, Upanishads, Non-duality, Tao Te Ching, Bhagavad, Ashtavakra, Avadhut & Ribhu Gita, all Yogas, all Ancient Scriptures and all True Spirituality. If you follow the most profound spiritual teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Lord Buddha, Bhagavan Krishna or any other Truly Enlightened Guru, then this book is also for you. However, there is a chance this book will contradict most things you've heard in Spirituality. This book is not about Spirituality. It is about You. No concepts or beliefs will be entertained. Only the most profound Truth will be found here. This is about going BEYOND life itself. Beyond the Dream of Creation. Beyond God. Beyond You into your True Supreme Existence. Beyond Shiva.
This is a valuable new guide to the practice of Vedanta and inner yoga: a priceless collection of spiritual instructions from Swami Ashokananda (1893-1969) to his close American disciples. Vedanta's eternal truths come alive in Swami Ashokananda's down-to-earth words of encouragement and advice. More than eight hundred passages for contemplation shed light on the spiritual path. Early chapters such as "The Agony of Conflict" and "The Secrets of Suffering" show how to cope with common problems; later chapters such as "Be Calm" and "Meditate" guide readers toward a higher state of consciousness. "Shafts of Light" illumines the heart of spiritual practice-its teachings can help seekers from any tradition enjoy a deeper spiritual life."Swami Ashokananda was a brilliant and accomplished spiritual teacher in the West."-HUSTON SMITH "Swami Ashokananda's words ignited in his listeners the longing for realization on their own."-AMERICAN VEDANTIST"Swami Ashokananda brought courage and strength to hundreds of lives."-THE BEACON
How Can Knowledge Be Acquired? How Can Liberation Be Attained?... So Begins The Ashtavakra Gita A Dialogue Between An Earnest Seeker Of Truth (King Janaka) Nd The Enlightened Sage Ashtavakra As Translated From The Sanskrit By Ramesh S. Balsekar.In This Book Ramesh Reveals Himself As A Spiritual Master For The Modern Age. His Insightful Commentary Unlocks The Beauty And The Mystery In This Ancient Text. He Points Us To The Understanding That Is The True Nature Of Us All.
Author: John L. Dobson
Publisher: Temple Universal
Release Date: 2004
So far as we know this is the first book to present the rock bottom connection between science and religion. And the interesting thing about it is that it is done from the basis of Einstein's equations of physics and geometry. For thousands of years we have been faced with the problem of understanding the relation between our physics and what underlies it. So far as we know this is the first time the solution has been in print. And it is simple and readable. We don't have two worlds one for the scientists and one for the mystics. There's only one of it. And if the mystics are right in their descriptions, and if the scientists are right in theirs, we need only a translator and a dictionary of both languages. Fortunately for us, John Dobson has lived and worked in both camps, and knows both languages, so he undertook the task of translating. But to succeed in joining the descriptions by the physicists and the mystics he had to start far below the scientist's descriptions and he got there through Einstein's 1905 equations, his physics and his geometry.
In this book the reader will find the Master Key to Self-Realization that is in the form of the methodical teaching of Shri Siddharameshwar Maharaj about Self-Knowledge and realization of Final Reality. The teaching contained in this text reflects the clear and direct language that was used by Shri Siddharameshwar Maharaj and that has been similarly used for expressing Advaita Vedanta teachings that have been passed down through the ages. The spiritual instruction contained in this book forms the foundation for understanding the Advaita teachings of Shri Ranjit Maharaj and Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj, and is consistent with the teachings of other great Masters such as Shri Ramana Maharshi, Shri Adi Shankaracharya, and Saint Shri Samartha Ramdas, among others. May the one reading these words attain the realization of the Final Reality with the aid of this text by the Grace of the Sadguru, who is your own True Self. Jai Sadguru Parabrahman
Do you know who you are? Really? Perhaps not.Are you on this planet because of Karma Or because of something else?Was it your choice to be in your current form Or have you been forced to be like this? Free will or Destiny?Explore the depths and grandeur of your real self with this unique book.Highly enlightening commentary on Ashtavakra Gita.A must for everybody to find the way to liberation and peace.Poetic yet precise translation of original Sanskrit verses into English.Commentary in 'Doubt/Answer' format.Feel the peace coming from the existence while reading this book.For more , Please Visit : ajatsrishti.com
The first edition of The Perennial Way included Yoga Sutras, Dhammapada, Ashtavakra Gita, Tao Te Ching, Heart Sutra, and Faith Mind Sutra, which and are considered by many to be the essential statements of Yoga, Buddhism, Advaita, Taoism, and Zen. It is to these traditions that serious seekers of enlightenment are generally drawn because they comprise a core methodology for Awakening that, to borrow from Huxley, might be called the Perennial Way. This new expanded edition adds four more spiritual classics: Avadhuta Gita, Atma Shatakam, Three Books of the Absolute, and Book of Yeshua-the inner teachings of Jesus Christ. In these timeless works, Patanjali, Buddha, Jesus, Lao Tsu, and other great masters of the Way speak with resonant authority on man's deepest questions, and offer explicit instructions for how an earnest seeker of Truth should conduct his or her search and life. These insightful new versions by Bart Marshall are presented without commentary. Clear and poetic, yet intensely faithful to the language and nuance of the originals, they invite direct communion with the masters, and vibrate with a revelatory self-evidence that resonates in the mind and heart long after reading. "Bart Marshall is a remarkable confluence of awakened soul and poet. He has an ability to convey the truth of ancient writings with a profound spiritual immediacy. His translations not only interpret ancient mystical writings, but transmit their essential power to utterly alter and redefine our lives." -- Bruce Joel Rubin, spiritual teacher and Oscar-winning screenwriter (Ghost, Jacob's Ladder, My Life)