The author contextualizes Sufism within a larger sphere of spiritual transformation, making this book useful for anyone searching for a spiritual teacher, e.g., the responsibilities of a teacher and the qualities necessar.
Author: Shaykh Hazrat Rasool
Turning Toward the Heart poses 40 questions about Sufism and the Naqshbandi-Mujaddidi path, with straightforward, lucid answers. The author contextualizes Sufism within a larger sphere of spiritual transformation, making this book useful for anyone searching for a spiritual teacher, e.g., the responsibilities of a teacher and the qualities necessar.
Finding nothing, he wasted no time in turning toward the heart of the city looking for a side street and another path around. Recalling that there was a street a few paces back, he launched into another sprint as he ran ...
Author: Diana Rego
Publisher: Independent publisher
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Giants and Prophets. Princes and Prostitutes. A place where blood is currency and only the violent survive. Fear is a luxury you can not afford … in Jericho! When Zalmon, son of the former Prince of Judah, and his best friend, Othniel, are secretly chosen to spy out the formidable city of Jericho, the two find the task far more treacherous than they could ever imagine. Accidentally thrown together with the captivating temple priestess, Rahab, the two must escape monstrous giants, a bloodthirsty people and a violent king with the help of their beautiful new companion, in exchange for the promise to protect her and her family. But unforeseen problems threaten their oath and Rahab is left at the mercy of the vengeful king. Will glory, honor, or love be enough in the end--or will ancient forces, locked in battle, destroy them all? Exhilarating action and a steamy adventure, this ancient story is retold in a stunning new way.
As a result of this prophet's ministry, many parents and children would turn toward God. ... Your grace at work in me is turning my heart toward my parents so that my desire to honor them as you've comconfident manded is growing.
Author: Nancy Guthrie
Publisher: Tyndale Momentum
Category: Family & Relationships
The only sure thing you can count on when it comes to your kids . . . is that God has got them. As parents we strategize and agonize. We wish for secret formulas and surefire methods. But somewhere along the way, we discover that what our kids need most is for God to do in their lives what only He can do. This beautiful deluxe edition of The One Year Praying through the Bible for Your Kids is designed to provide you with a daily dose of parenting perspective and hope. Join trusted author Nancy Guthrie as she takes you through The One Year Bible reading plan, helping you to mine each day's passages to discover how the Scriptures speak into the triumphs and turbulence of parenting, as well as provide fresh ways to pray for each of your children. Day by day you'll find yourself worrying less and praying more as your dreams and desires for your kids are increasingly shaped by the Scriptures rather than the culture around you. Let go of fear, and expect God to work as you pray through the Bible for your kids.
Crooked , extending toward the Line of the Heart : Loss or shedding of blood ; foolishness . Extending only as far as the ... Toward the end , turning toward the Line of the Heart and touching it : Early death , envy , ill - luck .
The heart inclines toward those who are of the same kind as itself in purity through essential love, because of the ... Then it became manifest from its own horizon, inclining and turning through its love from their Cave, the body, ...
Author: Sachiko Murata
Publisher: SUNY Press
The Tao of Islam is a rich and diverse anthology of Islamic teachings on the nature of the relationships between God and the world, the world and the human being, and the human being and God. Focusing on gender symbolism, Sachiko Murata shows that Muslim authors frequently analyze the divine reality and its connections with the cosmic and human domains with a view toward a complementarity or polarity of principles that is analogous to the Chinese idea of yin/yang. Murata believes that the unity of Islamic thought is found, not so much in the ideas discussed, as in the types of relationships that are set up among realities. She pays particular attention to the views of various figures commonly known as "Sufis" and "philosophers," since they approach these topics with a flexibility and subtlety not found in other schools of thought. She translates several hundred pages, most for the first time, from more than thirty important Muslims including the Ikhwan al-Safa', Avicenna, and Ibn al-'Arabi.
The movement in Hawthorne's oeuvre, both in and toward the heart's interior, creates a safety for being itSelf, a security without care, a care-free kern which turns toward the open draught of being and into it.
Author: John Dolis
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The Style of Hawthorne’ s Gaze is an unusual and insightful work that employs a combination of critical strategies drawn from art history, philosophy, psychoanalysis, and contemporary aesthetic and literary theory to explore Nathaniel Hawthorne’ s narrative technique and his unique vision of the world. Dolis studies Hawthorne’ s anti-technological and essentially Romantic view of the external world and examines the recurring phenomena of lighting, motion, aspectivity, fragmentation, and imagination as they relate to his descriptive techniques. Dolis sets the world of Hawthorne’ s work over and against the aesthetic and philosophical development of the world understood as a “ view” , from its inception in the camera obscura and perspective in general, to its 19th-century articulation in photography. In light of this general technology of the image, and drawing upon a wide range of contemporary critical theories, Dolis begins his study of Hawthorne at the level of description, where the world of the work first arises in the reader’ s consciousness. Dolis shows how the work of Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Freud, Lacan, and Derrida can provide fresh insights into the sophisticated style of Hawthorne’ s perception of and system for representing reality.
elsewhere ; never mind towards which way he is turned , it is not necessary to turn it again , except when it ( the mule ) is turned towards the ... By keeping one's face turned towards heaven , the eyes and heart towards the earth .
The Heart of Christianity Richard E. Creel. terms of turning away from something—like stealing or lying or adultery or drunkenness. But we cannot turn away from one thing without turning toward something else— and it is just as ...
Author: Richard E. Creel
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
If you would like to read many reasons for admiring and loving Jesus, then this is the book for you! If you admire and love Jesus but have difficulty identifying yourself as a Christian or have difficulty joining a church because of problems with this or that aspect of Christianity, then this is a book for you, too! Among other things, Love of Jesus points out that Jesus accepted and even encouraged doubters. Important as scholarship is, Love of Jesus is not a scholarly book. Rather, it reaches out to lay people, believers, and non-believers. It takes at face value a wide range of New Testament stories about Jesus and asks of them why we should admire and love the man who inspired them. Then, hoping it has inspired the reader to admire and love Jesus-or to admire and love him even more-Love of Jesus offers answers to the questions, "How should we follow him?" and "How should we relate to one another as Christians when we have different understandings of Christianity?"
... presupposes that, in the unison between proposition and thing, the proposition and the thing must be directed, oriented, turned toward one another. ... What, then, is this directedness at the heart of accordance and correctness?
Author: James Risser
Publisher: SUNY Press
Leading figures in Heidegger scholarship critically reflect on the dominant topics of Heidegger's thought during the 1930s.
The shaykh focuses this energy by putting his heart in front of the seeker's heart. ... Then the shaykh strongly focuses spiritual energy toward the seeker's heart. ... This is a sign that the heart is turning toward its own origin.
Author: Louis Komjathy
Publisher: SUNY Press
An anthology of primary texts on meditation and contemplative prayer from a wide range of religious traditions. This is the first theoretically informed and historically accurate comparative anthology of primary texts on meditation and contemplative prayer. Written by international experts on the respective texts and corresponding traditions, Contemplative Literature provides introductions to and primary sources on contemplative practice from various religious traditions. The contributors explore classical Daoist apophatic meditation, Quaker silent prayer, Jewish Kabbalah, Southern Buddhist meditation, Sufi contemplation, Eastern Orthodox prayer, Pure Land Buddhist visualization, Hindu classical Yoga, Dominican Catholic prayer, Daoist internal alchemy, and modern therapeutic meditation. Each introduction to a contemplative text discusses its historical context, the associated religious tradition and literature, the method of contemplative practice, and the text’s legacy and influence. Volume editor Louis Komjathy opens the work with a thoughtful consideration of interpretive issues in the emerging interdisciplinary field of contemplative studies. Readers will gain not only a nuanced understanding of important works of contemplative literature, but also resources for understanding contemplative practice and contemplative experience from a comparative and cross-cultural perspective. “We have not seen anything this bold and this global since Friedrich Heiler wrote his classic study on the typology of prayer over eighty years ago. Komjathy and his essayists have vastly expanded the scope, depth, and sophistication of this project here. In the process, they have struggled with all of the critical questions around religious pluralism, tradition, and religious authority, and have emboldened the comparative project itself. Contemplation and comparison, it turns out, go very well together.” — Jeffrey J. Kripal, author of Comparing Religions: Coming to Terms “Teachers and scholars, undergraduate and graduate students, and general readers interested in contemplative practice will cherish a book like this. I’m happy that Louis Komjathy has done this great work. It will undoubtedly be hailed as a milestone.” — Ruben L. F. Habito, author of Healing Breath: Zen for Christians and Buddhists in a Wounded World