yourself……Generate your inner power!
Life is like a matchbox. Matchsticks are inside the box. If you want to illuminate your life, then you've to ignite yourself.
In every juncture of life, there are many ups and downs. And every moment you need motivation and encouragement. It may be from yourself and from your dear ones. However, the question arises, how? If nobody is around you. Then, it’s only you to motivate and encourage yourself. Because, life is a lone journey. First think and then act. Always remember, that you’re the only one who can change yourself and nobody can change you. If you want to light the darkness of your life, then, ignite Your Mind!
It's a collection of inspirational poems.....
Highlights of the book:
* This book is written in very simple poetic rhymes.
* This book is to ignite your hidden potentials.
* This book is to know your true-self.
* This book will act as your true guide.
* This book contains with moral, wisdom, thoughts and philosophies.
* This book will teach you to learn everyday lessons of life.
* This book will always guide you to your success path.
* This book will help you to mould your habits and characters.
* This book is for those who want to motivate and inspire themselves.
Extract from the book:
What you want to do be?
What you want to see?
Everything depends upon your vision.
Find out your reason.
Every event of life is matters to you,
And it asks you its demand,
You must know the right command.
Guide yourself in the wide direction,
To succeed in your mission.
Know your inner potential, which is unlimited,
Don’t spend your life like a timid.
Open your mind, which you keep lock,
It’s time to unlock.
Wash your unclean eyes,
Wear out your old fashion,
Try to be wise.
Everything, which is unseen,
Now, it is visible.
It is your time to walk,
To get your golden luck.
Visualize your ideas to the world,
So that you can shine like a diamond.
Contents of book:
2. Life is full of Mysteries
3. Your vision
4. Only you can change yourself!
5. A Heart of Mine
6. A Game
7. Human's Life
8. A Drama
18. Golden Ray
20. Wicket Habit
26. Bad Memories
30. Not everything is for us
31. The Right way
33. Your Nature
34. Meanings of Life
36. Idle Mind
37. Your Task!
38. The Greatness
39. Give and Take
40. Experiences of Life
44. To Get Our Living
45. Your Questions!
46. Ask yourself
47. Parts of our Life
49. Better Way
50. Today and Yesterday
51. If You Are......
52. Silent Sleep
53. Accept You!
55. Your Fight
56. Your Thoughts
57. Think !
59. Keep Busy!
60. The Blowing Air
61. Born and Die
63. Silent !
64. Take Sometime
66. The Blooming Flower
67. I Thank You !
68. You Can See.........
69. Love Yourself!
70. Why Not You !
71. You are born to be Wise!
72. You’ve to Live Your Life
73. You’re born as the Brave Soldier
74. You’re the Master of Your Own
75. Love is a Prayer
76. The Law of Natural Ordination
77. You will never regain it!
78. In search of life
79. Under Your Feet
80. You’re a Great Soul
81. Rub your tears
82. You’re very special
83. The Smiling Lady
84. For Your Next Mission
85. The Little Candle
86. Never Forget
88. Don’t Sit Down
89. Love is Music
90. The Flying Feather
92. Like a Bicycle
93. Like an Egg
94. Agony of Life
95. Wait for the Right Season
96. A Blooming Flower
97. Life is action and reaction
98. Good Things will come to you
99. Change Yourself
100. Grow Your Life Everyday
101. The Wandering Seed
102. Live your Life
104. Charms of Life
Are you wanted to improve your self-confidence and want to achieve grand success in your life?
If your answer is big ‘YES’, then I urge you to read this book.
START NOW, and build the super foundation of your self-confidence within you and achieve your cherish goal.
What you can gain from this book:
* Increase your self-confidence.
* Improve your self-image.
* Enrich your self-esteem.
* Boast up your low morals.
* Wear out your weak points.
* Realize you your strengths and calibers.
* Build your self-believe.
* Transform your personality.
* Help you to re-discover your hidden potential.
* Guide you as a true mentor in your success path.
The book contains 42 small inspiring chapters:
Chapter-1 Prepare Yourself
Chapter-2 Research Yourself
Chapter-3 Know yourself better
Chapter-4 Improve yourself everyday
Chapter-5 Do your homework
Chapter-6 Belief in yourself
Chapter-7 Give your hundred percent
Chapter-8 Stick to your aims and objectives
Chapter-9 Learn from your mistakes
Chapter-10 Be punctual in your work
Chapter-11 Never leave anything half done
Chapter-12 Be a good reader
Chapter-13 Be a good observer
Chapter-14 Be a good listener
Chapter-15 Be practical
Chapter-16 Ready to face every challenge
Chapter-17 Accept your failures
Chapter-18 Nothing is permanent in this world
Chapter-19 Never expect too much
Chapter-20 Do your best
Chapter-21 Never fear for any result
Chapter-22 Value your time
Chapter-23 Keep yourself cool and calm
Chapter-24 Be a good judge
Chapter-25 Always be positive
Chapter-26 Be optimistic
Chapter-27 Never looking back
Chapter-28 Begin your day with fresh mind
Chapter-29 Stop comparison with others
Chapter-30 Accept criticism as a disguise blessing
Chapter-31 Never run behind success
Capter-32 Believe in your excellence
Chapter-33 Nobody is perfect in this world
Chapter-34 Be satisfied with yourself
Chapter-35 Motivate yourself and motivate others
Chapter-36 Always be responsible
Chapter-37 Learn to take some risk with precautions
Chapter-38 Don’t try to do too many things
Chapter-39 Try to give
Chapter-40 Stop worrying and start living
Chapter 41 Never give up
Chapter 42 You’re unique
Similarly, in the battle of life you need the shrilling slogans (mottos) in order to rise up your slumbering valour. These slogans (mottos) awake you and bestow you energy, strength and power to achieve your goals of life.
You always see the raising balloons in the open sky. Do you know why these balloons raise up in the air? This is because they are filled with hot air, and the hot air always helps the balloons to rise up in the air.
In the same way, you need strong motivations and encouragements to rise up in your life.
‘THE MOTTOS OF LIFE’ is a book of motivations and encouragements that help and guides you to achieve your goals of life.
Live a new life…..
Live in your new world….
Gives you a new resolution in your life
Always keep your mottos of life in order to motivate and encourage yourself.
Highlight of the book:
* This book teaches you lessons of love.
* This book teaches you how to get happiness in your life.
* This book teaches you the meaning of labour.
* This book teaches you the importance of discipline.
* This book teaches you the importance of responsibility.
* This book teaches you the significance of your good character.
* This book teaches you the true meaning of loyalty.
* This book teaches you the power of truthfulness.
* This book teaches you to grow your courage in your life.
* This book helps you to gain your self-believe.
Extract from the book:
Motto of life: Love
You can’t live your life without love.
Love is a breath of your life.
Love is like oxygen of your life.
In every moment you need love.
Your life is only with love. Your world is only with love.
If there is no love; there is no life; and there is no world.
A family can’t survive without love.
Many hearts break ups due to lack of love.
Many relations break ups due to lack of love.
It is only love that can heal the broken hearts.
It is only love that can mend the broken relations.
It is only love that can unite the broken families.
The foundation of every happy family is love.
Without love no relation could ever last.
To live a happy life, it is very important to love each other.
Love brings unity in the family.
It is a thread that keeps intact the entire family.
Contents of book:
You’ve to think positively; you’ve to think affirmatively, because the way you think the way you can execute in your life.
There is a great power in your thinking. If you properly and judicially execute it on the right way; you can touch the summit of success. It will act as magic lamp in your life. You will never see the glimpse of failure.
Think yourself big. Think yourself great. Think yourself good. Think yourself powerful. Think yourself confident. Think yourself excellent. Think yourself perfect.
All the great men in this world are great thinkers. They think great thoughts so they become great in their lives.
Always remember: AS YOU THINK AS YOU BECOME!
Highlights of book:
* This book helps you to change yourself.
* This book helps you to understand yourself.
* This book gives you new morals and wisdom.
* This book guides you towards your success path.
* This book motivates and inspires you.
* This book helps you to gain your confidence.
* This book tells you the real meaning of life.
* This book teaches you the lessons of hard works and dedications in your life.
* This book helps you to rise up after every fall in your life.
* This book contains of life histories of great men.
You will find:
Stories of great motivations and inspiration
* Story of Arjuna
* Story of Ekalabhya
* Story of Karna
* Story of Chanayakya
* Story of Ashoka the great
* Story of Alexander the great
* Story of Akbar the great
* Story of Shivaji
* Story of Mahatma Gandhi
* Story of Thomas Alva Adison
Contents of book:
1. Think you can!
2. You have to lead yourself!
3. Never give up!
4. Will power and courage
5. Challenges of life
6. Conquer yourself!
7. Obstacles of life
8. Never bow down your head!
9. Keep your principle of life
10. Keep your hard work and dedication
Love makes you smile!
Love makes you cry!
Love glimpses you fresh hope!
Love shows you despairs!
But, love always happens!
He loved her beloved the moment he caught her first sight. She has stolen his tender love forever. She becomes his life. He gave up everything for her; even he is willing to do anything for her happiness. For him, she is only the mission of his life. He waited and waited for her answer more than a year like a thirsty bird. Then, the moment of happiness arrive in his life when she accepted his proposal. At once, his deserted life transformed into new looks. His barren land of heart starts blooming a beautiful flower of love.
His love sour the zenith of sky. He can bring anything for her happiness. He is living and dying for her love. His life and his world are only with her love. He dreams for her. He lives for her. She is everything for him. He can’t live without her love.
However, one day she eloped with somebody, forgetting his true love, and leaving him all alone to die. He is stunned to death when he discovers about her betrayal. He couldn’t figure out anything. He wept.
He questioned himself lamenting, “Why did she break my heart?” “I love her more than my life. She is everything to me. Where I was gone wrong?”
All of a sudden his life beautiful world shuttered and crumbled down, and engulfed with dark clouds. He has no hope of his life. He has lost all the flavors of his life. He is lying death. But life goes on…..
But he couldn’t forget her beloved.
Still he remembers her……Still I remember you, is a story of love, which recalls you your first love. It’s a collection of romantic poems.
Extract from the book:
You’re in my temple of love,
You’re the Goddess of love.
I’m your worshiper.
I pray with my true love,
I light the candles of love.
I offer you my garland of love.
I devoted my life for you,
My world is only with your love.
I’ve nothing to give you accept my love,
I can sacrifice my life,
To please you.
My love is pure,
You’re my idol of love.
I present you my heart,
Please accept my prayer of love,
Now, open up your eyes of love,
And fill my life with your beautiful love.
Contents of book:
1. Who are you?
2. The rainy day
3. You’re unmatchable
4. O dear, tell me!
5. First meeting with you
6. When I opened my eyes
7. Only you can fill it
8. Feel my love
9. My temple of love
10. Love is a secret
11. In the season of spring
12. An unknown Song
13. The Birds of Love
14. Please come close
15. As the eternal bliss of my life
16. O Angelic beauty!
17. It’s my hallucination
18. In my dream world
19. My lifelong fame
20. My true feelings of love
21. I do like to see
22. I’ll be yours
23. Someone is always around you
24. To be yours forever
25. My life is full of colour
26. The colourful Queen
27. A little drop of love
28. My love is calling you
29. My letter
30. Message of my love
31. I love you forever
32. My love is divine
33. Hug me with your love
34. A garland of love
35. In the Ocean of my Heart
36. My heart always bows
37. I want to give you my light
38. Three magical words
39. Your only three words
40. Your sweet drops of love
41. You’re my delight
42. The Aroma of love
43. In the paradise of love
44. Your flowery love
45. The shady tree of love
46. I remember you
47. Relations of love
48. In my heart’s temple
49. It was a magic of your love
50. Love is beautiful
51. Your valuable gift
52. True love affairs
53. Breathing together
54. You’re everything for me
55. You dwell within me
56. Your love is my greatest gift
57. With your light
58. Never hurt me with love
59. Straight from my heart
60. When your love is with me
61. My shinning light
62. Message to my beloved
63. I’m death
64. It’s not tears
65. Where I was wrong?
66. I’m lonely soul
67. Broken heart
68. I can’t erase your name
69. I failed to win you
70. Only hot and dry sand
71. My heart still feeling for you
72. Only spreading pieces of love
73. The tragedy of love
74. I couldn’t forget you
75. I lost you
76. Everything is lying
77. Don’t cry!
78. My love comes to the end
79. A hanging bouquet
Always remember that-one story may change your life. One idea may change your life. One thought may change your life. One incident may change your life. One event may change your life.
In life anything can happen and possible that you wouldn’t expect. Life is full of surprises and uncertainties. So, it is always better for you to prepare for the future event or incident; because anything can happen in life. It is well said that a wise man always learns from the mistakes of others. We always learn from our experiences. But question arises, that how many times we try our experiment with life to learn something. It is never possible. We couldn’t sacrifice our life every time, because our life is not a screening movie or drama. We couldn’t experiment with our real life. So it is a smart act for us to learn from the mistakes of others and mend our life before anything happen. But, it is sorry to say, that there are many of us who enjoyed while experimenting with their lives. And the end result is their lamenting and regretful lives.
‘ONE STORY MAY CHANGE YOUR LIFE,’ is a book of well collections of thirty short stories. In this book, you would learn about the morals, wisdoms and knowledge of life which helps you to motivate and encourage in your life and guides you to the path of righteousness.
Highlight of the book:
* This book helps you to know your life.
* This book teaches you the real meaning of life.
* This book teaches you to realize your strengths and weaknesses.
* This book helps you to gear up your self-belief and confidence.
* This book acts as your true guide of your life.
* This book is a bundle of motivations and inspirations.
* This book is well collections of moral stories, wisdom, ideas, and thoughts.
Contents of book:
1. Learn to rise up!
2. Never go with the wishes of others
3. Never share your secrets with anybody
4. Stone and Rock
5. The two fishermen
8. In the Treasure Island
10. Never give up!
11. Aim high and live high
12. Keep your dreams alive
13. Hard work
14. Rays of hope
15. Keep your patience
16. Will power
17. Try again and again
18. Always be positive
20. Encourage yourself!
22. Conquer yourself
23. You can’t hide yourself!
24. Weakness of mind
Vir and Sunita are fallen in love at first sight. They are made for each other. If one is flower then the other one is its fragrance. If one is heart then the other one is its heartbeat. They couldn’t exist without each other.
But their destiny has different plans for them. They are separated from each other.
One day Suman left Vir forever. Nobody knows whereabouts her.
Vir is dying to find her. But he couldn’t find her anywhere. He became like a nomad in search of his love, Sunita. Even he couldn’t aware that he is on the path of self-destruction.
Can Vir find his love, Sunita?
Can their destiny bring them together?
‘I met you again…’is a real story depict of love, temptation, longing desire, separation and destiny.
More than 1,00,000 readers has already read this book worldwide so far!
Change is the universal law. It is the nature of this earth and this world. You’ve to change yourself. You’ve to change yourself the way your life wants or demands from you. If you wouldn’t change yourself with time, then time will destroy you. You wouldn’t survive in this world until and unless you wouldn’t change yourself. We all are bound to change ourselves in life.
Change doesn’t mean to destroy or finish yourself utterly, but to transform yourself according to your need. If you see around your surroundings, you will always find changing in everything with time whether it is a small pitcher plant or a big mango tree, you will always find changing.
There is a great beauty in your change. Is it not true that you always change your dress after wearing two or three days, then how do you feel yourself? You just take off your old and dirty clothes, and in its place you put on your new and neat and tidy clothes. It is also implied the same in your life. You wouldn’t live your life forever in your old thoughts, ideas and faiths. You’ve to change as per your needs. You’ve to adjust yourself with the outlooks of this world, and accordingly you’ve to transform yourself in your new appearance. This is the true law of this world. Then, only you’ll achieve happiness, success, and peace in your life.
You need to change your mind.
You need to change your thoughts.
You need to change your ideas.
You need to change your belief.
You need to change your outlooks.
You need to change your attitudes.
You’ve to change from good to better, and better to best. But not to good to bad; not to better to worse. You’ve to change from worst to best. You’ve to change from failure to successful. You’ve to change from loser to winner.
If you want to survive in this world, then you’ve to change yourself according to time, place and need.
Highlights of the book:
10 WAYS TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE AT ANY AGE!
A self-guide to improve your personality and to change your life….
1. Subtract the wrong things
2. Believe you CAN
3. Work hard for what you want the most
4. Stand up for yourself
5. Let go of the past
6. End hurtful relationships
7. Be thankful for what you have
8. Dedicate some time every day for yourself
9. Keep learning and embracing life’s changes
10. Enjoy where you are now
‘True love is always eternal and immortal. If we love someone truly with heart and soul; we never forget him. He will ever remain alive in our lives!’
Suman and Raj are like the North Pole and the South Pole. There is no match between them. They are absolutely different in everything-their likes and dislikes, hobbies and moods.
In spite of differences, they liked each other and fallen in love. Their love is eternal and immortal. They couldn’t live without each other.
Everything was set up for the confluence of two hearts into a lifelong union, but in the mean time like a thunderbolt strikes on their beautiful lives. In one of the terrible mishap, Raj was killed.
Suman’s life was all of a sudden engulfed with the ocean of laments and a lifelong tragedy.
Can Suman rescue herself from the tragedy of Raj?
Can ever Suman forget the sweet memories of Raj?
You’re forever…. is based on a real story that shows you true love that never dies even one’s beloved left this mortal world forever. Their love ever remains immortal.
More than 2,00,000 readers has already read this book worldwide so far!
In every juncture of life, there are many ups and downs. And every moment you need motivation and encouragement. It may be from yourself and from your dear ones. However, the question arises, how? If nobody is around you, then, it’s only you to motivate and encourage yourself; because, life is a lone journey. First think and then act.
Always remember, that you’re the only one who can change yourself and nobody can change you.
If you want to light the darkness of your life, then, ignite Your Mind!
Change your life, change your world, improve your thoughts and belief…bring self esteem, self confidence and positive thinking….
Highlights of the book:
1. Life is full of Mysteries
2. Your vision
3. Only you can change yourself!
4. Golden Ray
5. Bad Memories
6. The Right way
7. Meanings of Life
8. Your Task!
9. Experiences of Life
It's a story of love, relationship, courage and sacrifice of a young girl who was alone in her goal.
Your parent’s expectations are very high for you.
You, too, have high ambitions and aspirations.
You’ve firm believed that the goddess of success always smile for you.
You’ve never seen the dark glimpses of failure in your life.
However, when your hard work and luck didn’t confluence in your favour.
And your expectations met with disappointments.
Then what would you do?
Exactly, the same fate was happened with Vicky, who was a top most boy in the entire school. He was excellent in every field. He never witnessed any failure in his entire school life.
However, Vicky couldn't come with flying colors in his board exam. Though he passed his exam, but not up to the mark. He was very upset. He couldn't believe his bad result. He didn't know what to do. His life was engulfed with darkness. His friends who were poor in their studies, they did very well. His expectations met with disappointments. He didn't know how to face his parents and his teachers, who were expecting a grand result from him.
Can Vicky face the first failure of his life?
‘My expectations’ unfolds the real meaning of life- that success and failure is a part of everybody’s life. And everybody should accept it with a bright smile.
There is no hope……
There is only darkness and darkness…..
It is a door of ditch, once anyone got trap in its jaws, fall in its deep darkness forever.
There is no rescue…..
There is no turning back…..
Rani is a simple and naive girl, living in her own beautiful and imaginary world. She is unknown to the external world. She is like a butterfly, hovering hither and thither. She is like a bird, flattering her wings to sour in the open sky.
However, one day, her beautiful world came to the abrupt halt; her own uncle, Raghu cajoled her to accompany with him to see her ailing elder sister. But Raghu betrayed her, and trapped her like a prey and hurled her in the midst of hungry human beast to quench the appetites of their lust.
Helpless and hapless Rani, tried to free herself from the shackles of that dark world, but in vain, she is all alone, nobody is there to rescue her, the more she tried to unknot herself, the more she is trapping herself into the deep ditch of darkness.
Poor Rani is mentally and physically tortured, humiliated, and treated as a beast of burden. Her mind, body and soul is killed. She is dragged into the dark world of prostitution. She is forced to transform into a sex symbol. She is renamed as ‘Dolly’ and tagged her ‘the Night Queen.’
Can Rani free herself from that dark world and wear out her tagged ‘the Night Queen’?
What happen to her elder sister?
Can she ever find her?
Can she take her avenge against Raghu?
‘The Night Queen,’ is a realistic story of dark world of prostitution, unseen crimes, humiliations, sins, evils, revenge.
Disclaimer: Please note that this book contained with adult materials. Not appropriate for teenagers.
A Garland of My Love……
True feelings of love…
….is a well collection of beautiful poems that lead you in the zenith of love world. You’ll really feel the beauty and elegance of love that touched the heart of every lover to his beloved, how a true lover expresses his heavenly feelings of love to his beloved; and how he equates his beloved. Sometimes his beloved appeared him like a moon; sometimes appeared like a blooming flower; and sometimes appeared like an Angel of Heaven. For him everything looks beautiful and charismatic. His life fills with the wonders of love. His world fills with the charms of love.
Extract from the book:
O my dear!
In your remembrance
I forgot my appetite;
I forgot my slumber.
I lost my heart;
I lost my mind;
I lost my soul;
I lost my world.
Day and night are coincided,
Every moment I searched you
Hither and thither,
Everywhere I saw you;
Everywhere I felt you.
You’re in my dream;
You’re in my realism.
Everywhere only the hallucination of your love;
Everywhere only the fragrance of your love.
Everywhere only I feel your bonding love.
Everywhere only I see your smiling love.
I’m going to be nuts,
If I ever fail to get you.
Every moment your angelic image hunts me.
Contents of book:
1. As the eternal bliss of my Life
2. You imprisoned me
3. I can enlighten you!
4. Someone is always around you
5. Purity of love
6. In the ocean of heart
7. My heart bow
8. You’re everything For Me
9. Breathing together
10. A garland of my love
11. If I were a bird
12. O my dear love
13. It’s your love
14. You dwelled within me
15. In the season of spring
16. Your love is my greatest gift
17. Three magic words
18. Your sweet drops of love
19. The aroma of love
20. In the paradise of love
21. Your love is my Light
22. As the true love affairs
23. My love is divine
24. Your flowery love
25. Your golden beam
26. My shinning attire
27. O dear tells me!
28. My love is calling you
29. Message of love
30. My Shinning light
31. I'm your true lover
32. The shady Tree of love
33. You’re my Life’s glee
34. You’re my sweet heart
35. Little drops of love
36. My charming dame
37. The colourful queen
38. Live for me
39. Without you I’m Worthless
40. Your Idol Like image
41. Feel my love
Love is the food of our heart, mind and soul. Love is breath of our life. Without love our life is death or lifeless or meaningless or worthless. We can’t think or imagine anything without love.
It is only love which gives us new meaning of our life. It is only love which teaches us the purpose of our life.
Love is the foundation of every relationship. Without love no relationships ever survive in this world.
Love is the mother of everything in this world. Love is the only medicine which heals every wound of our life. We can state that love is the herb of our life.
Without love every creature will die in this world. Love is the only source of life in this entire world. Love is the life saving energy of every creature; love is the only power which combines and binds everything in one knot of togetherness. Love brings everything under one roof or in oneness.
Love is like air we breathe. Love is like water we drink. Love is like fire we get warm. Love is like earth where we live. Love is like the sky which is above us. Love is the element of our life.
Love your life.
Love your world.
Love your beloved ones.
Love your friends.
Love your neighbors.
Love every creature of this world.
Love is the only way to live in this world with happiness and peace.
It is only love which will change your life.
It is only love which will change your world.
Only love can change you.
Only love can change your life.
Only love can change your world.
CHANGE YOUR LIFE WITH THE SWEETNESS OF LOVE!
Love your life…..
Love this world…..
Highlights of the book:
1. Love is beautiful
2. Love is the mother of everything
3. A Divine Love
4. Relation of eternal love
5. Love blooms everywhere
6. Sow a seeds of love
7. Love is a part of your life
8. Love is a word of life
9. Power of Love
10. Love is like a Prayer
11. Love is like Music
12. Love is like a flower
13. A life without love is worthless
14. A True Love is immortal
Swami Vivekananda was born in 1863 in Calcutta. His real name was Narendranath Dutta. Vivekananda joined the course in philosophy at the Scottish Churches College of Calcutta (Kolkata). He became a disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, a great mystic and devotee of Kali. Ramakrishna was a phenomenal enlightened being, and he saw great potential in Narendranath Dutta. Seeing his capability to perceive, Ramakrishna named him Vivekananda, where Viveka means perception in Sanskrit.
Swami Vivekananda went out into the world to spread Ramakrishna Paramahamsa’s message. In 1893, he was invited to the World Parliament of Religions, in Chicago. As a representative of Hinduism, he gave several speeches to great acclaim within the Parliament and the world at large. He is credited with playing a big part in bringing an understanding of Hinduism to the Western mindset.
Vivekananda stressed the importance of coming together for the betterment of society and urged Indians to adopt the Indian Culture and the path of Karma Yoga, or the yoga of action.
Vivekananda gained a great respect in the western part of the world and had a great impact on his Indian contemporaries. British ideas of the Hindu way of life had looked at it as a collection of superstitious nonsense and pointless ritualism.
Vivekananda’s outspoken defense of the Hindu way of life and his explanation of various facets of Indian culture won him many admirers in the East and the West. He fired the imagination of Indian youth and became a national hero. His ideals had a big influence on many Independence-era politicians. The great liberal, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, and the fervent socialist, Jawaharlal Nehru, both acknowledged their debts to Vivekananda in their later years.
In 1887, Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Mission, as an organization for the dissemination of Ramakrishna’s spiritual path.
Lord Krishna is the path finder of all living beings. His teachings in the Gita to Arjuna are immortal. His every word is the ocean of knowledge and wisdom. The man on this mortal world is confused and frustrated like Arjuna. In every juncture of his life, man is tied with the worldly shackles. His life is like the infinite depth of ocean and like the MAHABHARATA WAR. In every walk of his life, he has to fight with the tides and foes of his own desires, egos, hungers, hatreds, angers, greeds, lust and anxieties. But, the man, who follows the knowledge and wisdom of Lord Krishna, he could swim this world of ocean and reach to the next shore; and conquer the MAHABHARATA WAR of his life. His life on this corporeal earth will be filled with bliss, peace and tranquilities.
Jai Shri Krishna!
Mahatma Gandhi was a great soul. He was not only a great leader, but also a great human being. He was a great thinker and great liberator of mankind. He was a great teacher and pathfinder of his countrymen. He lived throughout his life with truth, non-violence and peace. He always lived by his examples. He was a saint of truth, non-violence and peace. In today’s world his great wisdom, words and philosophies are the great liberator for all. One who follows his ideals and morals; he would live a life of peace and tranquility.
‘The Golden words of Gandhiji’ is a book of well collections and compile works of some of the best words delivered by Mahatma Gandhi.
Find your true-self…..
If a man is going for a long journey, first of all, he must know his final destiny. If he doesn’t know, he will reach nowhere. He will wander hither and thither and lost somewhere. No matter how much and how long he tries to reach. He will lost again and again.
In the similar way our life is. We must know the final destiny of our life. There are three stages arrive in our life, first our childhood age, second our young age and third our old age. In every stage of our life we must know our duties and responsibilities. We must know what we’ve to do. We must know what we’re doing. We must know what is good for us. We must know what is right for us. And the most important thing is in which direction we’re heading for. We must know our journey of life and its final destiny.
A man lost in his life when he doesn’t know himself, his life and his world.
‘O WANDERING MIND!’….is a well collection of poems that is trying to give the insight of man and his surroundings world. It helps you to rediscover yourself and to know your true-self.
Highlight of the book:
* This book gives you self-belief and confidence.
* This book helps you to know your true-self.
* This book helps you not to forget your true identity.
* This book teaches you to live your life with dignity and pride.
* This book teaches you to live with some purpose in your life.
* This book helps you to learn from your life.
* This book gives you the insight of real world.
* This book guides you to live your life with mission.
* This book bestows you the magic wane of happiness and prosperities in your life.
* This book teaches you not to give up in the tough situations of your life.
Extract from the book:
Life is full of mysteries,
Sometimes it shows you green trees,
Invites you with its delicious fruits,
And sometimes it gets off with its bitter fluids.
Life gives you full of surprises,
Sometimes it gives you beautiful prizes.
It shows you lovely images,
And sometimes it shows you fake mirages.
In life, both happiness and sorrow
Come one after another in a row.
Life is for a moment,
Full of lament.
When it says goodbye,
When everything remains lie,
When it stops its flow,
You don't know.
What will go to happen with you?
Now, today and tomorrow,
You don't know anything.
But every moment you're heading towards its destiny,
It's the reality.
Contents of book:
1. The Dark Night
2. O Young Blood!
3. Man forgets his life’s onus
4. The Wild Law
5. Awake! Arise!
6. Life is full of Mysteries
7. The true religion
8. Why we’re forgetting ourselves?
9. O rain of peace!
10. We’ve to sail together
11. He always dwells in our heart
12. Serve the humanity
13. One man represents
14. God has given us one heart
15. We all are same
16. The Wild Fire
17. O Wandering Mind!
18. Who will rescue them?
19. I merely watched
20. On your divine lap
21. Bestow me your holding hand
22. The tragedy of his birth
23. Everything merged with this soil
24. Till the end
25. Life is not a tragedy
26. Who creates problems?
27. Unite all
28. Enrich your motherland
29. Man has to leave
30. Engulf with terror
31. In the mid-air
32. Frightened of birth
33. Forgive me!
34. The children
35. An evil eye
36. Choices are yours
37. Don’t kill it!
38. I could see my shore
39. Strong and weak
40. It discloses itself
41. Never the meaning of love
So whether it's Mother Teresa's acts of charity, Gandhi's perseverance, or your aunt Betty's calm demeanor, as long as you're motivated to be better today than you were yesterday, it doesn't matter who inspires you. Regardless of religion, geographical region, race, ethnicity, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, flexibility, or vulnerability, if you do good you feel good, and if you do bad you feel bad.
Buddhism isn't just about meditating. It's about rolling up your sleeves to relieve some of the suffering in the world. If you are ready to be a soldier of peace in the army of love, welcome to Buddhist Boot Camp!
In The Art of Mindfulness, one of the most revered Buddhist teachers in the world, Thich Nhat Hanh delivers a life changing practice to overcome our overdriven mind, to let go of preoccupations and multitasking and focus solely on the task at hand. By devoting 100% of our attention 100% of the time on what we are doing in the moment, we can alleviate suffering, fear, and anxiety. With the energy of mindfulness and the capacity of looking deeply, we can find the insights to transform and heal any situation.
How to Practice will guide you toward opening your heart, refraining from doing harm, maintaining mental tranquility, and more. Divided into a series of distinct steps that will lead spiritual seekers of all faiths toward enlightenment, this accessible book is a constant and daily companion in the quest to practice morality, meditation, and wisdom. The Dalai Lama shows us how to overcome our everyday obstacles, from feelings of anger and mistrust to jealousy, insecurity, and counterproductive thinking. Imbued with His Holiness' vivacious spirit and sense of playfulness, How to Practice offers the Dalai Lama's own sage and very practical insight into the human psyche and what binds us all together.
Over 1 million copies sold
In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.
For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.
Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.
There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.
Demi is a platinum-selling recording artist whose latest album—DEMI—is already a smash hit. She's about to embark on her second season as a judge on X-Factor, and just launched The Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program. And she is an outspoken advocate for young people everywhere.
Demi is also a young woman finding her way in the world. She has dealt deftly with her struggles in the face of public scrutiny, and she has always relied, not just on friends and family, but daily affirmations of her self-worth and value. Affirmations that steady her days and strengthen her resolve.
Those affirmations have grown into STAYING STRONG, a powerful 365-day collection of Demi's most powerful, honest, and hopeful insights. Each day will provide the readers with a quote, a personal reflection and a goal.
These are Demi's words. Words she lives by and shares with the people she loves and total strangers alike. They are a powerful testament to a young woman standing up and fighting back.
--from Radical Acceptance
“Believing that something is wrong with us is a deep and tenacious suffering,” says Tara Brach at the start of this illuminating book. This suffering emerges in crippling self-judgments and conflicts in our relationships, in addictions and perfectionism, in loneliness and overwork--all the forces that keep our lives constricted and unfulfilled. Radical Acceptance offers a path to freedom, including the day-to-day practical guidance developed over Dr. Brach’s twenty years of work with therapy clients and Buddhist students.
Writing with great warmth and clarity, Tara Brach brings her teachings alive through personal stories and case histories, fresh interpretations of Buddhist tales, and guided meditations. Step by step, she leads us to trust our innate goodness, showing how we can develop the balance of clear-sightedness and compassion that is the essence of Radical Acceptance. Radical Acceptance does not mean self-indulgence or passivity. Instead it empowers genuine change: healing fear and shame and helping to build loving, authentic relationships. When we stop being at war with ourselves, we are free to live fully every precious moment of our lives.
From the Hardcover edition.
Everyone knows that regular exercise and weight training lead to physical strength. But how do we strengthen ourselves mentally for the truly tough times? And what should we do when we face these challenges? Or as psychotherapist Amy Morin asks, what should we avoid when we encounter adversity? Through her years counseling others and her own experiences navigating personal loss, Morin realized it is often the habits we cannot break that are holding us back from true success and happiness. Indulging in self-pity, agonizing over things beyond our control, obsessing over past events, resenting the achievements of others, or expecting immediate positive results holds us back. This list of things mentally strong people don't do resonated so much with readers that when it was picked up by Forbes.com it received ten million views.
Now, for the first time, Morin expands upon the thirteen things from her viral post and shares her tried-and-true practices for increasing mental strength. Morin writes with searing honesty, incorporating anecdotes from her work as a college psychology instructor and psychotherapist as well as personal stories about how she bolstered her own mental strength when tragedy threatened to consume her.
Increasing your mental strength can change your entire attitude. It takes practice and hard work, but with Morin's specific tips, exercises, and troubleshooting advice, it is possible to not only fortify your mental muscle but also drastically improve the quality of your life.
Nearly every time you see him, he's laughing, or at least smiling. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling. He's the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and a hugely sought-after speaker and statesman. Why is he so popular? Even after spending only a few minutes in his presence you can't help feeling happier.
If you ask him if he's happy, even though he's suffered the loss of his country, the Dalai Lama will give you an unconditional yes. What's more, he'll tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that the very motion of our life is toward happiness. How to get there has always been the question. He's tried to answer it before, but he's never had the help of a psychiatrist to get the message across in a context we can easily understand. The Art of Happiness is the book that started the genre of happiness books, and it remains the cornerstone of the field of positive psychology.
Through conversations, stories, and meditations, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day anxiety, insecurity, anger, and discouragement. Together with Dr. Howard Cutler, he explores many facets of everyday life, including relationships, loss, and the pursuit of wealth, to illustrate how to ride through life's obstacles on a deep and abiding source of inner peace. Based on 2,500 years of Buddhist meditations mixed with a healthy dose of common sense, The Art of Happiness is a book that crosses the boundaries of traditions to help readers with difficulties common to all human beings. After being in print for ten years, this book has touched countless lives and uplifted spirits around the world.
From the Hardcover edition.
Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters. For example, readers will learn:
Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue. It is a biological function that can be improved through mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and sleep.Willpower is not an unlimited resource. Too much self-control can actually be bad for your health.Temptation and stress hijack the brain's systems of self-control, but the brain can be trained for greater willpowerGuilt and shame over your setbacks lead to giving in again, but self-forgiveness and self-compassion boost self-control.Giving up control is sometimes the only way to gain self-control.Willpower failures are contagious—you can catch the desire to overspend or overeat from your friends—but you can also catch self-control from the right role models.In the groundbreaking tradition of Getting Things Done, The Willpower Instinct combines life-changing prescriptive advice and complementary exercises to help readers with goals ranging from losing weight to more patient parenting, less procrastination, better health, and greater productivity at work.
La La Anthony shares her one-of-a-kind rules on matters of the heart.
Star of VH1’s La La’s Full Court Life, actress, entrepreneur, and wife of New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, La La Anthony found love and success on her own terms. But before La La was a strong woman balancing a growing career, a high-profile marriage, and motherhood, she suffered through bad dates, tumultuous relationships, and backstabbing friends. She learned the hard way how to rise above it all to live the life she loves.
Now La La channels those lessons into a personal playbook, providing empowering go-to advice for healthy relationships and a happy life. Candidly, she draws on her personal experiences, revealing intimate details about her marriage and past relationships to illustrate what she’s learned the hard way: from teaching your man the right way to treat a woman to dealing with a fickle friend and, of course, how to snag a baller. Through her non-nonsense advice on dating, love, marriage, and more, you will learn how to take control of your relationships, rise above adversity, and live your life by your rules.
The Love Playbook is the everywoman guide to dating, finding love, building healthy relationships, and staying true to yourself along the way.
“The first rule of love is that the ball is in the woman’s court.”
“For years,” says the Journal of the Buddhist Society, “the newcomer to Buddhism has lacked a simple and reliable introduction to the complexities of the subject. Dr. Rahula’s What the Buddha Taught fills the need as only could be done by one having a firm grasp of the vast material to be sifted. It is a model of what a book should be that is addressed first of all to ‘the educated and intelligent reader.’ Authoritative and clear, logical and sober, this study is as comprehensive as it is masterly.”
A classic introductory book to Buddhism, What the Buddha Taught, contains a selection of illustrative texts from the original Pali texts, including the Suttas and the Dhammapada (specially translated by the author), sixteen illustrations, and a bibliography, glossary, and index.
How do we say what we mean in a way that the other person can really hear?
How can we listen with compassion and understanding?
Communication fuels the ties that bind, whether in relationships, business, or everyday interactions. Most of us, however, have never been taught the fundamental skills of communication—or how to best represent our true selves. Effective communication is as important to our well-being and happiness as the food we put into our bodies. It can be either healthy (and nourishing) or toxic (and destructive).
In this precise and practical guide, Zen master and Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh reveals how to listen mindfully and express your fullest and most authentic self. With examples from his work with couples, families, and international conflicts, The Art of Communicating helps us move beyond the perils and frustrations of misrepresentation and misunderstanding to learn the listening and speaking skills that will forever change how we experience and impact the world.
In the New York Times bestseller Super Rich, Russell Simmons proved that to be rich is more than just having money in the bank—wealth is about balance, joy, and conscientious living.
In Success Through Stillness, Simmons shows the connection between inner peace and outward success through interviews with other successful leaders in various industries, and how learning to be still has been instrumental in his own career. Simmons attributes his meditation practice with changing his life for the better and says that there is no “bad” way to meditate, only different forms for different people.
In this highly anticipated new book, Russell Simmons guides readers into finding greater clarity and focus, and explains how to be healthier in both mind and body. Simmons breaks down what he's learned from masters of meditation into a guide that is accessible to those unfamiliar with the practice.
With his bestselling spiritual guide The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle inspired millions of readers to discover the freedom and joy of a life lived “in the now.” In A New Earth, Tolle expands on these powerful ideas to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence.
Illuminating, enlightening, and uplifting, A New Earth is a profoundly spiritual manifesto for a better way of life—and for building a better world.
In Mindfulness, Oxford professor Mark Williams and award-winning journalist Dr. Danny Penman reveal the secrets to living a happier and less anxious, stressful and exhausting life. Based on the techniques of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, the unique program developed by Williams and his colleagues, the book offers simple and straightforward forms of mindfulness meditation that can be done by anyone--and it can take just 10-20 minutes a day for the full benefits to be revealed.
Happiness and Healing are yours for the choosing.
We've all been hurt by other people, we've hurt ourselves, and we've hurt others. And as a result, every single one of us ends up with some sort of hurt, hang-up, or habit. But the question we all face is, Where do we go from here?
Life's Healing Choices offers freedom from our hurts, hang-ups, and habits through eight healing choices that promise true happiness and life transformation. Using the Beatitudes of Jesus as a foundation, Senior Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church and John Baker, who is also a pastor at Saddleback, developed the eight choices shared in this book.
In addition to practical, encouraging biblical teaching, each chapter includes two real-life stories of men and women whose lives have been transformed by living out the eight choices in this book. Through making each of these choices, you too will find God's pathway to wholeness, growth, spiritual maturity, happiness, and healing. You'll find real answers, real hope, and a real future -- one healing choice at a time.
For ages, women have come together over coffee, cocktails, or late-night phone chats to analyze the puzzling behavior of men.
He’s afraid to get hurt again.
Maybe he doesn’t want to ruin the friendship.
Maybe he’s intimidated by me.
He just got out of a relationship.
Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo are here to say that—despite good intentions—you’re wasting your time. Men are not complicated, although they’d like you to think they are. And there are no mixed messages.
The truth may be, He’s just not that into you.
Unfortunately, guys are too terrified to ever directly tell a woman, “You're not the one.” But their actions absolutely show how they feel.
Reexamining familiar scenarios and classic mindsets that keep us in unsatisfying relationships, Behrendt and Tuccillo’s wise and wry understanding of the sexes spares women hours of waiting by the phone, obsessing over the details with sympathetic girlfriends, and hoping his mixed messages really mean, “I’m in love with you and want to be with you.”
He’s Just Not That Into You is provocative, hilarious, and, above all, intoxicatingly liberating. It deserves a place on every woman’s night table. It knows you’re a beautiful, smart, funny woman who deserves better. The next time you feel the need to start “figuring him out,” consider the glorious thought that maybe, He’s just not that into you. And then set yourself loose to go find the one who is.
Do you sense the existence of a greater power inside you? You are right. You will discover your true potential in this unique abridgement of the masterwork of higher living: Joseph Murphy's The Power of Your Subconscious Mind.
This thorough but compact condensation exposes you, in an unforgettable forty minutes, to the methods, principles, and exercises you can use right now to harness your subconscious mind for achievement, wellness, and success. Learn:
How to find answers to problems while you sleep.How your inner talking becomes reality.The secret to effective prayer.The right use of visualizations and affirmations. How to escape self-limiting patterns of the past.Condensed and introduced by PEN Award-winning historian Mitch Horowitz, this brief volume will broaden how you see yourself and your possibilities. Discover what millions have found in The Power of Your Subconscious Mind.
Tough Sh*t is the dirty business that Kevin has been digesting for 41 years and now, he’s ready to put it in your hands. Smear this shit all over yourself, because this is your blueprint (or brownprint) for success. Kev takes you through some big moments in his life to help you live your days in as Gretzky a fashion as you can: going where the puck is gonna be. Read all about how a zero like Smith managed to make ten movies with no discernible talent, and how when he had everything he thought he’d ever want, he decided to blow up his own career. Along the way, Kev shares stories about folks who inspired him (like George Carlin), folks who befuddled him (like Bruce Willis), and folks who let him jerk off onto their legs (like his beloved wife, Jen).
So make this your daily reader. Hell, read it on the toilet if you want. Just make sure you grab the bowl and push, because you’re about to take one Tough Sh*t.
In this phenomenal bestseller, “written with the sole objective of helping the reader achieve a happy, satisfying, and worthwhile life,” Dr. Peale demonstrates the power of faith in action. With the practical techniques outlined in this book, you can energize your life—and give yourself the initiative needed to carry out your ambitions and hopes. You’ll learn how to:
· Believe in yourself and in everything you do
· Build new power and determination
· Develop the power to reach your goals
· Break the worry habit and achieve a relaxed life
· Improve your personal and professional relationships
· Assume control over your circumstances
· Be kind to yourself
A young man in line for the throne is trapped in his father's kingdom and yearns for the outside world. Betrayed y those closest to him, Siddhartha abandons his palace and princely title. Face-to-face with his demons, he becomes a wandering monk and embarks on a spiritual fast that carries him to the brink of death. Ultimately recognizing his inability to conquer his body and mind by sheer will, Siddhartha transcends his physical pain and achieves enlightenment.
Although we recognize Buddha today as an icon of peace and serenity, his life story was a tumultuous and spellbinding affair filled with love and sex, murder and loss, struggle and surrender. From the rocky terrain of the material world to the summit of the spiritual one, Buddha captivates and inspires—ultimately leading us closer to understanding the true nature of life and ourselves.
If you graduated from college but still feel like a student . . . if you wear a business suit to job interviews but pajamas to the grocery store . . . if you have your own apartment but no idea how to cook or clean . . . it's OK. But it doesn't have to be this way.
Just because you don't feel like an adult doesn't mean you can't act like one. And it all begins with this funny, wise, and useful book. Based on Kelly Williams Brown's popular blog, ADULTING, makes the scary, confusing "real world" approachable, manageable--and even conquerable. This guide will help you to navigate the stormy Sea of Adulthood so that you may find safe harbor in Not Running Out of Toilet Paper Bay, and along the way you will learn:
What to check for when renting a new apartment--not just the nearby bars, but the faucets and stove, among other things. When a busy person can find time to learn more about the world (It involves the intersection of NPR and hair-straightening.)How to avoid hooking up with anyone in your office--iImagine your coworkers having plastic, featureless doll crotches. It helps. The secret to finding a mechanic you love--or, more realistically, one that will not rob you blind.
From breaking up with frenemies to fixing your toilet, this way fun comprehensive handbook is the answer for aspiring grown-ups of all ages.
Have you ever considered what it means to talk to God? Is it really possible to communicate with the Creator of all that exists and be able to understand His plans and purposes for your life?
Perhaps there are questions you desperately need answered. Maybe you are facing a trial that is too large or difficult to face on your own and you yearn for divine direction. Or it could be you are simply curious about what He would say to you.
In The Ultimate Conversation, which is based on a lifetime of walking with the Father and fifty-five years of ministry founded on prayer, Dr. Charles Stanley not only teaches the disciplines of intercession but also explains how to fight life’s battles through intimate communion with the Lord. Dr. Stanley discusses how to truly know God through communication with Him. He explores topics such as:
Learning to recognize the sound of the Father’s voice
How your perception of God shapes your prayer life
Winning your battles through prayer
Finding true peace and joy through intimacy with the Lord
No matter what confounding questions, perplexing circumstances, or seemingly insurmountable barriers you are facing today, the solution to them is absolutely obvious to God. He has the most profound knowledge and understanding of every topic in the universe—including your personal situation—and He longs to share His answers with you. He also has the power and wisdom necessary to help you overcome your deepest issues and experience your most rewarding successes.
Draw closer to the Father. Get to know God by engaging with Him in The Ultimate Conversation.
Blindsided by the loss of his mother and his marriage in the same month, Millburn started questioning every aspect of the life he had built for himself. Then, he accidentally discovered a lifestyle known as minimalism…and everything started to change.
That was four years ago. Since, Millburn, now 32, has embraced simplicity. In the pursuit of looking for something more substantial than compulsory consumption and the broken American Dream, he jettisoned most of his material possessions, paid off loads of crippling debt, and walked away from his six-figure career.
So, when everything was gone, what was left? Not a how-to book but a why-to book, Everything That Remains is the touching, surprising story of what happened when one young man decided to let go of everything and begin living more deliberately. Heartrending, uplifting, and deeply personal, this engrossing memoir is peppered with insightful (and often hilarious) interruptions by Ryan Nicodemus, Millburn’s best friend of twenty years.
When Buddha was asked to sum up his teaching in a single world, he said, "Awareness." The Buddha taught how to see directly into the nature of experience. His observations and insights are plain, practical, and down-to-earth, and they deal exclusively with the present.
Longtime teacher of Buddhism Steve Hagan presents the Buddha's uncluttered, original teachings in everyday, accessible language unencumbered by religious ritual, tradition, or belief.
This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
With an introductory commentary by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, who calls this translation "an extraordinary accomplishment undertaken with great care over many years" this complete edition faithfully presents the insights and intentions of the original work. It includes one of the most detailed and compelling descriptions of the after-death state in world literature, exquisitely written practices that can transform our experience of daily life, guidance on helping those who are dying, and an inspirational perspective on coping with bereavement. Translated with the close support of leading contemporary masters, including HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and learned scholars such as Khamtrul Rinpoche and Zenkar Rinpoche, His Holiness the Dalai Lama says, "I hope that the profound insights contained in this work will be a source of inspiration and support to many interested people around the world."
In The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, now with added material and new insights, Nhat Hanh introduces us to the core teachings of Buddhism and shows us that the Buddha’s teachings are accessible and applicable to our daily lives.
Covering such significant teachings as the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, the Three Doors of Liberation, the Three Dharma Seals, and the Seven Factors of Awakening, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching is a radiant beacon on Buddhist thought for the initiated and uninitiated alike.
“Thich Nhat Hanh shows us the connection between personal, inner peace, and peace on earth.”
– His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Too many of us are in a cycle of shame and guilt. We spend countless hours worrying about what we ate or if we exercised enough, blaming ourselves for actions that we can't undo. We are stuck in the past and unable to live in the present—that moment in which we do have the power to make changes in our lives.
With Savor, world-renowned Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and Harvard nutritionist Dr. Lilian Cheung show us how to end our struggles with weight once and for all.
Offering practical tools, including personalized goal setting, a detailed nutrition guide, and a mindful living plan, the authors help us to uncover the roots of our habits and then guide us as we transform our actions. Savor teaches us how to easily adopt the practice of mindfulness and integrate it into eating, exercise, and all facets of our daily life, so that being conscious and present becomes a core part of our being.
It is the awareness of the present moment, the realization of why we do what we do, that enables us to stop feeling bad and start changing our behavior. Savor not only helps us achieve the healthy weight and well-being we seek, but it also brings to the surface the rich abundance of life available to us in every moment.
• A New York Times bestseller for over a decade
• Over 6.4 million copies sold in the U.S.
• Translated into 40 languages worldwide
“Don Miguel Ruiz’s book is a roadmap to enlightenment and freedom.” — Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
“An inspiring book with many great lessons.” — Wayne Dyer, Author, Real Magic
“In the tradition of Castaneda, Ruiz distills essential Toltec wisdom, expressing with clarity and impeccability what it means for men and women to live as peaceful warriors in the modern world.” — Dan Millman, Author, Way of the Peaceful Warrior
Nightline anchor Dan Harris embarks on an unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self-help, and discovers a way to get happier that is truly achievable.
After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually, Harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had both propelled him through the ranks of a hyper-competitive business and also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on-air freak-out.
We all have a voice in our head. It’s what has us losing our temper unnecessarily, checking our email compulsively, eating when we’re not hungry, and fixating on the past and the future at the expense of the present. Most of us would assume we’re stuck with this voice – that there’s nothing we can do to rein it in – but Harris stumbled upon an effective way to do just that. It’s a far cry from the miracle cures peddled by the self-help swamis he met; instead, it’s something he always assumed to be either impossible or useless: meditation. After learning about research that suggests meditation can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain, Harris took a deep dive into the underreported world of CEOs, scientists, and even marines who are now using it for increased calm, focus, and happiness.
10% Happier takes readers on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news to the bizarre fringes of America’s spiritual scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that could actually change their lives.
Dhammapada means "the path of dharma," the path of harmony and righteousness that anyone can follow to reach the highest good. The Dhammapada is a collection of verses, gathered probably from direct disciples who wanted to preserve what they had heard from the Buddha himself.
Easwaran's comprehensive introduction to the Dhammapada gives an overview of the Buddha's teachings that is penetrating, and clear - accessible for readers new to Buddhism, but also with fresh insights and practical applications for readers familiar with this text. His translation is based on the original Pali. Chapter introductions, notes and a Sanskrit glossary place individual verses into the context of the broader Buddhist canon.
Easwaran is a master storyteller, and the introduction includes many stories that make moving, memorable reading, bringing young Siddhartha and his heroic spiritual quest vividly to life. This faithful interpretation brings us closer to the compassionate heart of the Buddha.
With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the burgeoning field of mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation. This is a book that people read, love, and share - a book that people talk about, write about, reflect on, and return to over and over again.
Bhante Gunaratana is also the author of Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness, Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English, The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English, and his memoir Journey to Mindfulness.
There's something else--something considered unfathomable by many--that lies behind greatness. And in Awakening Your Inner Genius, you're going to be taken on an adventure to discover what that is, and how you can use it to transform your life.
You see, genius is a path, not a gift. Studies of history's greatest geniuses have shown that there is a "genius code," if you will. A combination of very specific traits that we can develop in ourselves, and thus, operate at a genius level.
In this book, you're going to learn things like...Why IQ, opportunities, and working toward that magical goal of 10,000 hours don't comprise the whole story of great achievers, and what else is needed to walk in the footsteps of our greatest geniuses.How to view and deal with the world as Leonardo da Vinci did, and embrace the one trait that most accounted for his incredible genius and talents.Lessons from Nikola Tesla on why imagination is so vital to awakening your inner genius, and insights into the real "secret" to creativity, as explained by people like Jobs, Picasso, Dali, and Twain.How Thomas Edison was able to go from a mischievous academically challenged kid to the world's most successful inventor, and how you too can formulate and realize goals like he did.The secret to Alexander the Great's superhuman drive and work ethic, and how you can inspire yourself to pursue your own goals and dreams with the same vigor and tenacity.What geniuses like Elizabeth I can teach you about the importance of individualism in your journey to greatness, and how to strengthen your will to break away from conventions, ignore the naysayers, and stay true to your vision and principles.How Hippocrates' epic quest to reform medicine in ancient Greece was fueled by his unparalleled judgment, and how you too can sharpen your ability to make the right decisions at the right times and thus move closer to your dreams, one good call at a time.And much, much more...
Imagine for a moment how this could change your life.
If you dream of escaping the nine-to-five and striking out on your own, imagine if you knew with certainty that you would succeed.
If you don't like where some aspect of humanity is going, imagine if you could do something amazing about it.
If you have a stubborn desire to reach out into our culture and write "I was here," imagine if nothing could stop you.
So, is the journey to genius right for you? Well, ask yourself the following questions.
Who are you, really, and what are you really capable of?
What is your calling, and what might happen in the world if you found out?
If these questions ignite a spark of curiosity in you, then empower yourself to explore their meaning and magnitude.
Read this book today and discover what it really takes to find and follow your bliss, and how to use the lessons passed down to us by some of history's greatest geniuses to systematically rise to top of your fields, activities, and endeavors.
There is another way. Beneath the turbulence of our thoughts and emotions exists a profound stillness, a silent awareness capable of limitless love. Tara Brach, author of the award-winning Radical Acceptance, calls this awareness our true refuge, because it is available to every one of us, at any moment, no exceptions. In this book, Brach offers a practical guide to finding our inner sanctuary of peace and wisdom in the midst of difficulty.
Based on a fresh interpretation of the three classic Buddhist gateways to freedom—truth, love, and awareness—True Refuge shows us the way not just to heal our suffering, but also to cultivate our capacity for genuine happiness. Through spiritual teachings, guided meditations, and inspirational stories of people who discovered loving presence during times of great struggle, Brach invites us to connect more deeply with our own inner life, one another, and the world around us.
True Refuge is essential reading for anyone encountering hardship or crisis, anyone dedicated to a path of spiritual awakening. The book reminds us of our own innate intelligence and goodness, making possible an enduring trust in ourselves and our lives. We realize that what we seek is within us, and regardless of circumstances, “there is always a way to take refuge in a healing and liberating presence.”
Praise for True Refuge
“Drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience as well as ten more years of personal experience on the path of awakening, Tara Brach’s superb second book brings readers ever more deeply in touch with our true nature. This book is a precious gift, filled with insight, shared from heart to heart.”—Thich Nhat Hanh
“True Refuge is a magnificent work of heart. For anyone interested in developing a deeper understanding of the mind and how to improve the quality of their life, this book offers unique insights and easily learned practices that literally can transform your life’s path. Read, explore, and enjoy!”—Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., author of No-Drama Discipline
“This is a special book, lovely, loving, wise, and helpful. It is like having a sage and caring friend sit with you, offering comfort, insight, and guidance for your own true journey home.”—Jack Kornfield, author of The Wise Heart
“A healing and helpful meditation . . . a gracefully written spiritual gem on awareness, refuge, and presence.”—Spirituality & Practice
“[A] richly detailed, hopeful book . . . This accomplished example of spiritual self-help offers a gentle path for change in the face of suffering.”—Publishers Weekly
“This book is an undertaking and one that can change your life if you embrace it. It is heartfelt and practical . . . full of grit, honesty, and clarity.”—Beliefnet
From the Hardcover edition.
The goal of life is the expansion of happiness, he contends. But in today’s demanding world, that goal seems elusive, if not impossibly out of reach. Society reinforces the belief that fulfillment comes from achieving success, wealth, and good relationships. Yet Chopra tells us that the opposite is true: all success in life is the by-product of happiness, not the cause.
So what is the cause? The Ultimate Happiness Prescription shares spiritual principles for a life based on a sense of your “true self” lying beyond the ebb and flow of daily living. Simple daily exercises lead to eliminating the root causes of unhappiness and letting a deeper level of bliss unfold.
After all avenues to happiness have been explored and exhausted, only one path is left: the journey to enlightenment. In The Ultimate Happiness Prescription, the daunting and exotic challenge of finding enlightenment becomes accessible step by step. We are taken on an inspiring journey to the true self, the only place untouched by trouble and misfortune.
On the way we learn the secrets for living mindfully and with effortless spontaneity. Now happiness is no longer hostage to external events but an experience we carry with us always. As Chopra inspiringly concludes, “Everything we fear in the world and want to change can be transformed through happiness, the simplest desire we have, and also the most profound.”
From the Hardcover edition.
In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love. And create it NOW, Make some damn money already. The kind you've never made before.
By the end of You Are a Badass, you'll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can't change, how to change what you don't love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.
How a person thinks, behaves, and feels ultimately impacts not only their own lives, but also the society in which they live. If you desire to attain happiness, you must understand that the journey begins with you. It is only then that you can reach out and touch the lives of others and change society.
In this anthology, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, with characteristic wisdom, humor, and kindness, directs readers toward a happy, healthy, and peaceful life. Talking about universal themes such as compassion, peace, non-violence, secularism, and the pursuit of a healthy mind and body, he reminds us that the responsibility to change our thoughts, actions, and lives lies within our power.
This is a book for fans of His Holiness, for spiritual seekers, and for those interested in the spiritual and emotional health of individuals and societies.