But Talan keeps coming back, demanding more, and his timing couldn't be worse. A life-changing diagnosis forces Bliss to abandon her carefully crafted plans. This is a problem she can't fix with her 50-pound bag of beauty tricks.
Author: Adrian R. Hale
Category: Man-woman relationships
Making people beautiful is a sweet gig. Until it's not. Tired of working for someone else who takes all the credit, Bliss Kaufman wants to do her own thing—with a perfect plan in place to execute it—so going solo in the beauty industry should be a piece of cake.A cute bartender with a panty-melting grin wants to change all that. In a moment of wine-soaked decision making, she swerves from her plan for an unexpected night with Talan McGregor. Just One. It was never supposed to go further. But Talan keeps coming back, demanding more, and his timing couldn't be worse.A life-changing diagnosis forces Bliss to abandon her carefully crafted plans. This is a problem she can't fix with her 50-pound bag of beauty tricks. There's no product or tool that changes fate, sadly.The only way Bliss can crack open her heart enough to let Talan in is to embrace the messy, complicated risk that comes with living without a safety net.After all, love is life's greatest complication.
Various foods satisfy their taste buds, and the sounds of various kinds of lovely music are offered, which satisfy their minds with the taste of bliss and emptiness. Beautiful, delightful goddesses of form make offerings pleasing to the ...
Author: Dudjom Lingpa
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A systematic presentation of the path of Dzogchen, the Great Perfection, by one of its most renowned proponents and rendered by a master translator. Düdjom Lingpa (1835–1904) was one of the foremost tantric masters of nineteenth-century Tibet, and his powerful voice resonates strongly among Buddhist practitioners today. The Vajra Essence is Düdjom Lingpa’s most extended meditation on the path of Great Perfection, in many senses a commentary on all his other Dzogchen works. Dzogchen, the pinnacle of practice in the Nyingma school, is a radical revelation of the pure nature of consciousness that is delivered from master to disciple and perfected in a meditation that permeates every moment of our experience. Revealed to Düdjom Lingpa as a visionary “treasure” text in 1862, the Vajra Essence takes the reader through seven stages of progressively deeper practice, from “taking the impure mind as the path” up to the practice of “direct crossing over” (tögal). The longest of Düdjom Lingpa’s five visionary works on Dzogchen, readers will find this a rich and masterful evocation of the enlightened experience. This is the first translation of this seminal work in any Western language, and B. Alan Wallace, with his forty-five-plus years of extensive learning and deep meditative experience, is one of the most accomplished translators of Tibetan texts into English.
Pure consciousness is blissfid. This is the root of happiness and its highest expression. Any surge of happiness, whatever the cause, is a taste of bliss. An orgasm is blissful, but so is compassion. Every experience of love can also be ...
Author: Deepak Chopra, M.D.
Two bestselling authors first met in a televised Caltech debate on “the future of God,” one an articulate advocate for spirituality, the other a prominent physicist. This remarkable book is the product of that serendipitous encounter and the contentious—but respectful—clash of worldviews that grew along with their friendship. In War of the Worldviews these two great thinkers battle over the cosmos, evolution and life, the human brain, and God, probing the fundamental questions that define the human experience. How did the universe emerge? What is the nature of time? What is life? Did Darwin go wrong? What makes us human? What is the connection between mind and brain? Is God an illusion? This extraordinary book will fascinate millions of readers of science and spirituality alike, as well as anyone who has ever asked themselves, What does it mean that I am alive?
Yet me you force each Day , and all the Day To behold you ; and for the lovely Sight Ipay down all my Bliss , and all ... and sent thee down To give Mankind a Taste of Bliss eternal : Witness P 2 Witness these Gods , who know the Heart ...
When we realize fully that we are satchitananda, we will be completely and permanently absorbed in bliss. In the meantime we can at least have a small taste oftheblissof ourhigher Selfanddispel our ignorance by reflecting on thegreat ...
Author: Robert HOULTON (M.A. Acad. Ox. et Dub.)Publish On: 1782
To the truth , my Lord , of this position Ireland stands a striking example . Stranger for centuries to the taste of bliss ; curbed , fettered and oppressed for ages both in COMMERCE and CONSTITUTIon , when the dawn ...
A trustworthy person is the best kinsman, Nibbana the highest bliss. Having savored the taste of solitude and peace (of Nibbana), pain-free and stainless he becomes, drinking deep the taste of the bliss of the Truth.
Author: Wesley J. Wildman
Publisher: SUNY Press
A meditation on how religious language tries to limn the liminal, conceive the inconceivable, speak the unspeakable, and say the unsayable. In Effing the Ineffable, Wesley J. Wildman confronts the human obsession with ultimate reality and our desire to conceive and speak of this reality through religious language, despite the seeming impossibility of doing so. Each chapter is a meditative essay on an aspect of life that, for most people, is fraught with special spiritual significance: dreaming, suffering, creating, slipping, balancing, eclipsing, loneliness, intensity, and bliss. These moments can inspire religious questioning and commitment, and, in extreme situations, drive us in search of ways to express what matters most to us. Drawing upon American pragmatist, Anglo-American analytic, and Continental traditions of philosophical theology, Wildman shows how, through direct description, religious symbolism, and phenomenological experience, the language games of religion become a means to attempt, and, in some sense, to accomplish this task. “This is a fine example of Wildman’s way of doing philosophy of religion. It demonstrates the importance, if not necessity, of religious philosophers working comparatively and also the benefits of multidisciplinary inquiry.” — Stephen Dawson, Lynchburg College