This book shows how, once we have adjusted to the unitive state, the spiritual journey moves on to yet another more final ending.
Author: Bernadette Roberts
Publisher: SUNY Press
This book shows how, once we have adjusted to the unitive state, the spiritual journey moves on to yet another more final ending. In our major religious traditions, the outstanding milestone in the spiritual journey is the permanent, irreversible transcendence of the self center or ego. The fact that a great deal has been written about the journey to this point means that many people have come this far. But what, we might ask, comes next? Looking ahead we see no path; even in the literature there seems to be nothing beyond an abiding awareness of oneness with God. Had this path been mapped in the literature, then at least we would have known that one existed; but where no such account exists, we assume there is no path and that union of self and God is the final goal to be achieved. The main purpose of The Path to No-Self is to correct this assumption. It verifies that a path beyond union does indeed exist, that the eventual falling away of the unitive state happens as the culmination of a long experiential journey beyond the state. The author shows that a path exists between the transcendence of the ego (self-center), which begins the unitive state, and the later falling away of all self (the true self), which ends the unitive state. As a first hand account, The Path to No-Self will be of interest to those with similar experiences, or those searching for a better understanding of their own spiritual journey. Since the journey is concerned with the effects of grace on human consciousness, the book will be of interest to those psychologists concerned with the transformational process.
The purpose of this book is to help clarify the second movement, to make it more recognizable and to bring to light, if possible, the ultimate final realization of the Christian motion of loss-of-self.
Author: Bernadette Roberts
Publisher: SUNY Press
Within the traditional framework, the Christian notion of loss-of-self is generally regarded as the transformation or loss of the ego (lower self) as it attains to the higher or true self in its union with God. Thus, because self at its deepest center is a run-on with the divine, I had never found any true self apart from God, for to find the One is to find the other. Because this was the limit of my expectations, I was all the more surprised and bewildered when many years later I came upon a permanent state in which there was no self, no higher self, true self, or anything that could be called a self. Clearly, I had fallen outside my own, as well as the traditional frame of reference, when I came upon a path that seemed to begin where the writers on the contemplative life had left off. But with the clear certitude of the self's disappearance, there automatically arose the question of what had fallen away--what was the self? What, exactly, had it been? Then too, there was the all-important question: what remained in its absence? This journey was the gradual revelation of the answers to these questions, answers that had to be derived solely from personal experience since no outside explanation was forthcoming.
In this book, Ms. Roberts explains her concepts about ego, self, and the revelations of the contemplative life in a deeper and more mature fashion, as though her own journey has grown clearer with distance.
Author: Bernadette Roberts
Publisher: Sentient Publications
This extraordinary philosophical treatise on the nature of self and God follows on the author's now-classic book, The Experience of No-Self. A renowned contemporary mystic, Bernadette Roberts takes us to the ultimate consciousness that transcends self and experience. The book includes fascinating chronicles of her own spiritual journey. For many readers, this latest effort puts all her insights into clearer and sharper perspective. In this book, Ms. Roberts explains her concepts about ego, self, and the revelations of the contemplative life in a deeper and more mature fashion, as though her own journey has grown clearer with distance.
Anam Thubten, in remarkably easy-to-understand language, provides teachings for doing exactly that, based on the wisdom of the Buddhist traditions.
Author: Anam Thubten
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
We can realize the highest truth in each moment when we learn to see through the illusion of the self. Anam Thubten, in remarkably easy-to-understand language, provides teachings for doing exactly that, based on the wisdom of the Buddhist traditions. He illuminates the path of going beyond the misconceptions of the ego to experience the reality of our true nature, which is already enlightened. He communicates with clarity, humor, and refreshing honesty, lighting the way to a life full of love, compassion, and true satisfaction.
No self—only this thought, that sensation, this feeling, that impression. Even the
experience of consciousness comes and goes. Who, then, am I? A sense of “self”
seems to arise spontaneously when we're in emotional pain. For example, if ...
Author: Christopher K. Germer
Publisher: Guilford Press
This wise, eloquent, and practical book illuminates the nature of self-compassion and offers easy-to-follow, scientifically grounded steps for incorporating it into daily life. Vivid examples and innovative exercises make this an ideal resource for readers new to mindfulness.
Therefore, the status of independence Is the self that is to be negated.40 Of the
Mahayana schools that accept the notion of no-self of person and the no-self of
phenomena, all schools apart from the Madhyamaka Prasangika, including the ...
Author: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Publisher: Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive
You can find an ebook version of this title on GooglePlay! About one thousand years ago, the great Indian pandit and yogi, Dipamkara Shrijnana (Atisha), was invited to Tibet to re-establish the Buddhadharma, which had been suppressed and corrupted for almost two centuries. One of Atisha's main accomplishments in Tibet was his writing of the seminal text, A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, in which he extracted the essence of all 84,000 teachings of the Buddha and organized them into a clear, step-like arrangement that makes it easy for any individual practitioner to understand and practice the Dharma. This genre of teachings is known as lam-rim, or steps of the path, and forms an essential part of every school of Tibetan Buddhism. In this book, His Holiness the Dalai Lama gives a commentary to not only Atisha's revolutionary work but also to Lines of Experience, a short text written by Lama Tsongkhapa, who was perhaps the greatest of all Tibetan lam-rim authors. In bringing together Atisha, Lama Tsongkhapa and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, this book offers readers one of the clearest and most authoritative expositions of the Tibetan Buddhist path ever published, and it is recommended for those at the beginning of the path, the middle and the end. This book is made possible by kind supporters of the Archive who, like you, appreciate how we make these teachings freely available in so many ways, including in our website for instant reading, listening or downloading, and as printed and electronic books. Our website offers immediate access to thousands of pages of teachings and hundreds of audio recordings by some of the greatest lamas of our time. Our photo gallery and our ever-popular books are also freely accessible there. Please help us increase our efforts to spread the Dharma for the happiness and benefit of all beings. You can find out more about becoming a supporter of the Archive and see all we have to offer by visiting our website. Thank you so much, and please enjoy this book.
... answer and one only, the rest being errors; second, there is a dependable path
or method to discover thistruth,and, when found, the truth must be a unified whole
; and,third, alltrue answers mustnecessarily becompatible with oneanother.
Author: Dale Mathers
This collection explores the growing interface between Eastern and Western concepts of what it is to be human from analytical psychology, psychoanalytic and Buddhist perspectives. The relationship between these different approaches has been discussed for decades, with each discipline inviting its followers to explore the depths of the psyche and confront the sometimes difficult psychological experiences that can emerge during any in-depth exploration of mental processes. Self and No-Self considers topics discussed at the Self and No-Self conference in Kyoto, Japan in 2006. International experts from practical and theoretical backgrounds compare and contrast Buddhist and psychological traditions, providing a fresh insight on the relationship between the two. Areas covered include: the concept of self Buddhist theory and practice psychotherapeutic theory and practice mysticism and spirituality myth and fairy tale. This book explains how a Buddhist approach can be integrated into the clinical setting and will interest seasoned practitioners and theoreticians from analytical psychology, psychoanalytic and Buddhist backgrounds, as well as novices in these fields.
I also see that there is no permanent element to be found in any of the five rivers.
I can even see that the belief in a separate self is false. But I still don't understand
why one should follow a spiritual path if there is no self? Who is there to be ...
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Old Path White Clouds presents the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. Drawn directly from 24 Pali, Sanskrit, and Chinese sources, and retold by Thich Nhat Hanh in his inimitably beautiful style, this book traces the Buddha's life slowly and gently over the course of 80 years, partly through the eyes of Svasti, the buffalo boy, and partly through the eyes of the Buddha himself. Old Path White Clouds is destined to become a classic of religious literature. Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. His life long efforts to generate peace and reconciliation moved Martin Luther King, Jr. to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. He is the founder of Van Hanh Buddhist University in Saigon, and has taught at Columbia University and the Sorbonne. He is the author of Being Peace, The Miracle of Mindfulness, Peace Is Every Step, and 75 other books. ''I have not avoided including the various difficulties the Buddha encountered, both from his own disciples and in relation to the wider society. If the Buddha appears in this hook as a man close to us, it is partly due to recounting such difficulties.'' --from the author's afterword
the working of kamma nor its development , but one in which kamma has no
place whatsoever , to which kamma is altogether foreign . This is clearly to be ...
He who has attained Nibbana knows of no time , no self , no woe . Must we say
Author: Ernest Erle Power
Publisher: Asian Educational Services
A Classic Exposition Of The Buddhist Faith Written With The Western Audience In Mind, First Published In 1928.
So while traditional egoism (the path of the separate, oppositional, atomistic self
that discounts the needs of others) is the corollary of a view of the Many that
negates the One, and self-abnegation (the path of no-self) is the corollary of a
view of ...
Author: Freya Mathews
Publisher: SUNY Press
A bold and original work in ecocosmology and metaphysics.
Sudden contraction tightening, I feel propel/ed without understanding, life
contracts, never ending tunnel and I am like a toy in the body of life, transported,
pushed unbeknownst to me outside of stomach. Terror, it is like decision was
Author: Martine Garcin-Fradet
Publisher: BoD - Books on Demand France
A path to Self This book is the synthesis of my work detailed in my previous books. My objective is to explain the elaboration of an unknown yet very promising accompaniment technique. I am talking about CPA, in English “Accompanied Inner Communication”. By accompanying the hand over a computer keyboard, expression emerges from a part of ourselves that we do not usually have access to. Thanks to this particular type of communication, the hand becomes the heart’s messenger. By accompanying the hand over a computer keyboard, the expression of a part of ourselves that we don’t usually have access to emerges. AIC is used with people who cannot speak as well as those who can. The vision of handicap undergoes a quantum shift. The typed texts show that, no matter what the handicap is that limits communication or speaking, an intact conscience unfolds at another level of reality than the cognitive or sensorial system. The support of the hand opens the access to this intact part of the individual. It is an approach that seems simple, yet requires that the professionals using it be in a very special state of presence. It is a state of consciousness that allies vigilance and total release, which allows the sacred aspect of the text to emerge. AIC does not claim to have a new theory about man or life. It cannot be considered as a simple technique, or as a treatment. It is an attitude, a welcome, a companionship. Accompanied Inner Communication helps each person accompanied to better structure himself and live his own life, free of unconscious loyalties and useless attachments. Listening is an essential aspect of Accompanied Inner Communication. By listening and with the texts that emerge, the person connects to his inner Self. If this approach raises questions, it also gives fabulous hope which contributes to each person’s meaning of life.
The Path of a Zen Methodist John D. Hiestand. We both laughed uproariously, no
longer caring if we woke the neighbors. ... Bourgeault is paraphrasing concepts
developed by Bernadette Roberts in two of her books: The Path to No-Self ...
Author: John D. Hiestand
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Why a journey from Zen to Methodism? Two friends embark on a dual path of discovery while driving from Portland to Denver. The miles take them through the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Northwest as their souls traverse the spiritual landscapes of a lifetime. The journey begins in the San Francisco Bay Area of the 1960s with the nascent American Zen movement led by Shunryu Suzuki. From there it winds through the years, passing through Christianity and pop culture, John Cage and avant-garde music, the haunting beauty of Taize worship, Celtic Christianity, spiritual naturalism, the painful failures of the modern church, and the promise the church may still hold. The barren landscape of southern Wyoming becomes a fitting backdrop for one friend's growing skepticism as the spiritual past seems more and more disconnected from the present uncertainty. Unexpectedly, the practical theology of eighteenth-century theologian John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, offers the possibility of merging these disparate spiritual experiences together into a single pathway. Transformation, however, inevitably involves loss when the friends find their roads diverging as the destination approaches: one branching towards hope, and the other towards despair.
CHAPTER 7: ENLIGHTENMENT THE PATH TO AWAKENING Enlightenment
does not mean getting rid of an unenlightened self, and then finding a self that is
a Buddha somewhere else. Because you are a Buddha, there is no self to throw ...
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
It is often said that enlightenment means "crossing over to the other shore," that far-off place where we can at last be free from suffering. Likewise, it is said that Buddhist teachings are the raft that takes us there. In this sparkling collection from one of the most vital teachers of modern Korean Buddhism, Zen Master Daehaeng shows us that there is no raft to find and, truly, no river to cross. She extends her hand to the Western reader, beckoning each of us into the unfailing wisdom accessible right now, the enlightenment that is always, already, right here. A Zen (or seon, as Korean Zen is called) master with impeccable credentials, Daehaeng has developed a refreshing approach; No River to Cross is surprisingly personal. It's disarmingly simple, yet remarkably profound, pointing us again and again to our foundation, our "True Nature" - the perfection of things just as they are.
Figure 3 and 4 tests the models A and B hypothesized in Figure 2 A and B for
math and verbal self-esteem. Figure 3 has paths from achievement through
external and internal comparison to math and verbal self-esteem, with no direct
Author: J.H. Oosterwegel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
How diverse or potentially overlapping are the numerous self-models, self-theories, and directions of self-research? It has become clear that the processes associated with the self are complex and diverse, and that many of the approaches associated with the self have been pursued in isolation. Moreover, the fact of there being different traditions within developmental and social psychology, as well as different traditions in Europe and North America, has also led to a certain cacophony when we examine the self-field as a whole. The chapters here confront these differences, trying to come to terms with phenomena that are overarching, that extend through the dimensions of developmental psychology, social psychology, motivation psychology, and parts of clinical psychology. The book as whole gives a clear presentation of the issues, questions and phenomena that surface in research fields known as self psychology.
The Buddha is without a self-existent nature; the cosmos too is without a self-
existent nature. ... you have always been, this assertion can be expanded: your
true nature—your no-self-nature, right here and now—is not different from the no-
Author: David R. Loy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Engage with a new vision of Buddhism and the modern world with the bestselling author of Money Sex War Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution. David R. Loy addresses head-on the most pressing issues of Buddhist philosophy in our time. What is the meaning of enlightenment--is it an escape from the world, or is it a form of psychological healing? How can one reconcile modern scientific theory with ancient religious teachings? What is our role in the universe? Loy shows us that neither Buddhism nor secular society by itself is sufficient to answer these questions. Instead, he investigates the unexpected intersections of the two. Through this exchange, he uncovers a new Buddhist way, one that is faithful to the important traditions of Buddhism but compatible with modernity. This way, we can see the world as it is truly is, realize our indivisibility from it, and learn that the world's problems are our problems. This is a new path for a new world.
He said, “My brothers, there are two extremes that a person on the path should
avoid. One is to indulge in ... The Buddha's teaching of no-self was in direct
contradiction to the philosophy and religion prevalent in India at the x / Beyond
the Self ...
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: Parallax Press
One of the Buddha's most central ideas is the importance of transcending "either/or" thinking to avoid the trap of extremist views. In Beyond the Self Thich Nhat Hanh suggests that we can find tranquility by embracing all aspects of life, instead of focusing on what we like and dislike. The book contains Nhat Hanh's original translation of the Sutra on the Middle Way, as well as his commentary on how we can use this teaching to better understand how to navigate our difficulties and find peace of mind. By changing how we see the world, Beyond the Self helps us transform ourselves.
Siegel, M.D. No Self No Prohlem, Anam Thubten On Being Certain, Robert A.
Burton, M.D. Passages, Gail Sheehy* The Places that Scare You, Perna Chodron
Primal Leadership, Daniel Golernan* Simple Taoism, C. Alexander Simpkins and
Author: Larry Wharton
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
We are challenged by lifes difficulties and by people not doing what we want. We desire the world to be different than it is, and it refuses to comply. Inner peace is the only answer, but we cannot get to inner peace using gurus, seminars, workshops, or meditation, as good as those may be. This book cuts through all the esoteric advice and gets directly at what we have to understand about ourselves and have to do to attain inner peace. The key: Only with help from those who care for us can we begin the journey.
With true Self connections, we connect true Self to true Self through the qualities
that we own within our true Self without anything intervening. We interact or
energetically engage through the qualities of the true Self without an agenda and
Author: Dr. Michael D. Winer
Publisher: Balboa Press
Praise for Healing: The Path to Freedom: “What Michael has apparently discovered and teaches is that how we interact with life, moment by moment, particularly our feeling experience, is visibly at the core of everything. From the broken things to the extraordinary things, it is nowhere else but the place that no one thinks to look—literally in ourselves. The remarkable, almost unique aspect of Michael’s work is that everything he does and teaches points you back to the truth of your own tangible experience. If you want to entertain the possibility of real change, this can be an excellent place to do it. If you seek to preserve your status quo, well, this may not be the place. The work is not easy, though it is simple and clear. It’s also not necessarily a quick fix, though some experience rapid results. Expect change and be prepared to see that life is not (only) what you thought it was. In today’s increasingly small world, sticking one’s head in the sand is becoming a less and less viable option as hiding places become hard to find. Michael’s work is all about strongly engaging life and finding the only reliable refuge: your true self.” — Marc Glassgold