Living and Dying with Grace

Living and Dying with Grace

This book contains 400 of Hadrat 'Ali's teachings of worldly wisdom, and shows how people can use the everday realities of their lives to cultivate wisdom and well-being, both temporal and eternal.

Author: Hadrat'Ali

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1570622116

Category: Philosophy

Page: 120

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A classic, prize-winning novel about an epic migration and a lone woman haunted by the past in frontier Waipu. In the 1850s, a group of settlers established a community at Waipu in the northern part of New Zealand. They were led there by a stern preacher, Norman McLeod. The community had followed him from Scotland in 1817 to found a settlement in Nova Scotia, then subsequently to New Zealand via Australia. Their incredible journeys actually happened, and in this winner of the New Zealand Book Awards, Fiona Kidman breathes life and contemporary relevance into the facts by creating a remarkable fictional story of three women entangled in the migrations - Isabella, her daughter Annie and granddaughter Maria. McLeod's harsh leadership meant that anyone who ran counter to him had to live a life of secrets. The 'secrets' encapsulated the spirit of these women in their varied reactions to McLeod's strict edicts and connect the past to the present and future.
Categories: Philosophy

Living and Dying with Grace

Living and Dying with Grace

" This book contains four hundred of Hadrat 'Alî's teachings, showing how people can use the everyday realities of their lives to cultivate wisdom and well-being, both temporal and eternal, offering a path to living and dying with grace.

Author: Thomas Cleary

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834827547

Category: Religion

Page: 120

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Living and Dying with Grace is a book of aphoristic Sufi teachings on how to make one's way in the world—especially on how to bring spiritual insight to the affairs of daily life. Sufism, the mystical branch of Islam, contains a vast body of knowledge concerning the inner development of the complete human being. Among the greatest of Sufi masters, Hadrat 'Alî (598-661 CE), cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad, is regarded as a paragon of compassion and virtue and a master of both exoteric and esoteric knowledge. He was not only a great warrior, statesman, and scholar, but also a devoted husband and father. Success in this life, 'Alî teaches, is bestowed on those who maintain generosity, intelligence, perseverance, integrity, and calm reflection. As for success in the hereafter, 'Alî says, "God, the Glorified, admits to Paradise anyone, at will, for truthfulness of intention and goodness of innermost thoughts." This book contains four hundred of Hadrat 'Alî's teachings, showing how people can use the everyday realities of their lives to cultivate wisdom and well-being, both temporal and eternal, offering a path to living and dying with grace.
Categories: Religion

Dying with Grace

Dying with Grace

May God grant me a similar divine grace. I believe that dying grace begins with grace for living. I seriously question whether I will experience a dying grace if I have not learned to appropriate God's grace to live in my present ...

Author: Judson Cornwall

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 9781591854531

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Embark for Heaven Without Fear! This insightful and encouraging book will enable you to find the comfort and consolation of God in your season of distress.
Categories: Religion

Dying with Grace

Dying with Grace

I remember this “inclusion” dynamic being important to my mother in her dying process as well. Conscious Commitment As in living, dying was both a conscious commitment and an adventure ofthe heart. Every day, Dad made small decisions ...

Author: Fran A. Repka

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463426674

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

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This is a book about living, even as one is dying. It is a book about the choices we make: choosing spiritual risk rather than security; choosing surrender to a hunger for God, rather than hanging on to life or fighting death. It is a book on how the quality of one’s relationships with God, creation, self, and others can either help or hinder the dying process. Living well does indeed contribute to dying well. “Dying with Grace: a Conscious Commitment to the Dying Process” is the story of Frank’s ability to let go of control, enjoy his last days, and move toward the unknown and unknowable. Though alert in mind and spirit, Frank’s body was as good as paralyzed. Yet he remained curious about walking through the valley of death, leaning into the process with dignity and grace. Experiencing pain and suffering, joy and love, he lived life immersed in the rhythm of nature, and died in that same rhythm. To the very end, he never lost consciousness. “Dying with Grace” is written as a reflective text for family members who are caring for dying relatives; for parish workers, nurses, and social workers assisting individuals and families during the dying process. The book sheds light on what it means to die as one lives and invites the reader to contemplate just how the dying experience may be spiritually transformative for both family and friends as well as for the one who is passing. The frightened, the skeptical, the devastated, the hope-filled, faith believers and non-believers alike can benefit from this book.
Categories: Self-Help

Graceful Passages

Graceful Passages

Messages and prayers for those facing life-threatening illness, preparing for dying, or meeting other transitions.

Author: Michael Stillwater

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577315618

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 80

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Messages and prayers for those facing life-threatening illness, preparing for dying, or meeting other transitions.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Zen of Living and Dying

The Zen of Living and Dying

... that it is a tricky business for a doctor to predict how long a patient with a lifethreatening illness may live, ... as we have seen, do so with consciousness unimpaired. Now let me tell you about another kind of dying. Grace (not ...

Author: Philip Kapleau

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834800090

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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To live life fully and die serenely—surely we all share these goals, so inextricably entwined. Yet a spiritual dimension is too often lacking in the attitudes, circumstances, and rites of death in modern society. Kapleau explores the subject of death and dying on a deeply personal level, interweaving the writings of Western religions with insights from his own Zen practice, and offers practical advice for the dying and their families.
Categories: Religion

Holy Living and Dying

Holy Living and Dying

from among consolation , and good hope through grace , comfort my heart , and stablish me in every good word and work . The Lord direct my heart into the love of God , and into the patient waiting for Christ . 2 Thess . iii . 5 .

Author: Jeremy Taylor

Publisher:

ISBN: NLI:2587359-10

Category: Christian life

Page: 525

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Categories: Christian life

Living with Dying

Living with Dying

The living - dying process . In Psychosocial Care of the Dying Patient , ed . C. A. Garfield , 133-168 . ... The Grace in Dying : A Message of Hope , Comfort and Spiritual Transformation . San Francisco : HarperCollins .

Author: Virginia Richardson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231127944

Category: Medical

Page: 896

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Living with Dying is the first textbook on end-of-life care for social workers and other healthcare practitioners who work with the terminally ill and their families. Organized around theoretical issues in loss, grief, and bereavement, and around clinical practice with individuals, families, and groups, the book addresses practice with people who have specific illnesses such as AIDS, bone marrow disease, and cancer, and pays special attention to patients that have been stigmatized by culture, ability, sexual orientation, age, and race, or homelessness.
Categories: Medical

Facing Up

Facing Up

Ned Stutman's often humorous account of his life with, and dying of, cancer. The book was completed by family and friends from his incomplete text after his death.

Author: Ned Stutman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440140990

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

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Ned Stutman's often humorous account of his life with, and dying of, cancer. The book was completed by family and friends from his incomplete text after his death.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography