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|Author||: Marcus Aurelius|
|Editor||: Prabhat Prakashan|
Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD, recording his private notes to himself and ideas on Stoic philosophy
|Author||: Marcus Aurelius|
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (a.d. 121-180) succeeded his adoptive father as emperor of Rome in a.d. 161-and Meditations remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. With a profound understanding of human behavior, Marcus provides insights, wisdom, and practical guidance on everything from living in the world to coping with adversity to interacting with others. Consequently, the Meditations have become required reading for statesmen and philosophers alike, while generations of ordinary readers have responded to the straightforward intimacy of his style. In Gregory Hays's new translation-the first in a generation-Marcus's thoughts speak with a new immediacy: never before have they been so directly and powerfully presented.
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
In the quest for sustained sobriety and self-development, we must look outside of ourselves to discover our inner truths. Whether we are facing dependency or parenthood, marriage or meditation, everyone needs a guide to embolden their coping skills and settle in to a better, more balanced life. Touchstones has strengthened millions of recoveries for more than thirty years. Offering suggestions for deepening integrity, spirituality, and intimacy—a recovering man’s trinity—it helps men transform addictive behaviors and thinking into an empowered manhood. This engaging self-help book, designed specifically for men, explores masculinity through informative, inspirational meditations. Touchstones offers profound advice for life’s many changes and emphasizes the importance of recognizing the effects of common emotions such as anger, resentment, and fear. Its striking insight supports any stage of recovery, but the daily readings in this book are not simply for a better recovery; they are for a better, more balanced life. Continued awareness and involvement with these ideas provide ongoing personal growth. Although this growth is entirely our own, its benefits will be shared. Newfound mental health and wellness will spread infectiously to every relationship, with friends and family alike. Here, every manly struggle meets an insight. The cycle of addiction meets its end.
|Author||: René Descartes|
|Editor||: Cambridge University Press|
New edition of the Meditations with introductions by John Cottingham and Bernard Williams.
|Author||: Stephen Levine|
From the revered meditation teacher Stephen Levine, here is a volume of guided meditations for the deeper healing of spirit, mind, and body. The culmination of decades of personal and professional explorations into the process of human consciousness, Guided Meditations, Explorations and Healings is an indispensable source book, filled with resources for healing and the deepening of awareness. Essential reading for anyone facing pain, severe illness, addiction, or other forms of suffering, in these pages Levine presents practical processes for the deep exploration of the mind and body, which are used widely in meditation centers, hospices, and hospitals around the world. Now, in this remarkable work, they are offered for the benefit of all who are drawn to looking inward—and all who seek the healing power of a merciful awareness.
|Author||: Sah D'Simone|
|Editor||: Althea Press|
"Whenever you’re ready to take five―on your commute, between appointments, or after dinner―5-Minute Daily Meditations offers quick and easy guidance for instant wisdom, clarity, and calm. These short and accessible daily meditations allow you to practice mindfulness any day, anytime, and anywhere. With 365 daily meditations on everything from emotions and fears to forgiveness and love, 5-Minute Daily Meditations is a go-to guide for mindful living when life gets busy."--Publisher's information.
|Author||: Dan Harris,Jeffrey Warren,Carlye Adler|
Harris and Warren present a practical guide to meditation that debunks the myths, misconceptions, and self-deceptions that make many people reluctant to try it. They suggest a range of meditation practices that may lower your blood pressure, mitigate depression and anxiety, and literally rewire key parts of your brain.
|Author||: Marcus Aurelius,C. Scot Hicks,David Hicks|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
A new translation offers readers a practical handbook to life and leadership, filled with classical stoic wisdom and advice.
|Author||: Marcus Aurelius|
Meditations is a work of philosophical nonfiction written by Marcus Aurelius between 161 and 180 AD. A collection of Aurelius's private notes and musings on stoicism, it is unlikely that Aurelius ever intended it to be published. Later historians titled the collection Meditations because it best reflects the subject matter. A Roman emperor, Aurelius wrote the reflections during his reign. He is regarded as one of the most important Roman emperors, remembered for his sense of honor, his humility, and his seemingly unwavering passion for justice.Meditations consists of twelve books, each focusing on a different period in Aurelius's life. The books are not in chronological order, and they vary in length. It is likely that Aurelius wrote the content while he traveled on various military campaigns across Europe to preserve his Roman Empire. As such, the musings are short and succinct. Historians believe that Aurelius often referred to his own writing whenever he needed philosophical comfort.Aurelius begins by thanking everyone who has shaped his character. He gives thanks to his father for his modesty and to his grandfather for his morals. He thanks his mother for teaching him abstinence, piety, and humility. Thanks to her, he enjoys a simple life without obsessing over riches and titles. He says thanks to his great-grandfather for providing him with a good education.According to Aurelius, there is a need for cooperation and understanding. We spend too much time worrying about unimportant quarrels when we should be thanking the gods for giving us life in the first place. Aurelius reminds us that the gods only give us so much time, and it is up to us to use it wisely. Fighting is unproductive and goes against nature. Aurelius laments that we will never live long enough to truly understand ourselves. No amount of time on earth is enough to comprehend everything. We should not waste a single minute in our quest to better ourselves. We should live in the moment and be thankful for what we have. Every action has a purpose.Aurelius continues this theme, worrying that we spend too much time chasing happiness and fulfillment when it is all inside us. Riches, new houses, and luxury goods cannot satisfy us. We do not need sanctuaries or spiritual retreats, either. We must only look inside ourselves for peace and enlightenment. Aurelius examines the idea that it doesn't matter what anyone around us thinks. It only matters what we think of ourselves. What is most important is that we find satisfaction in ordinary life. There is nothing wrong with working hard, enjoying quiet family life, and possessing few luxuries. Aurelius connects humility with divine obedience.Aurelius looks closely at the nature of evil, wondering what it means to be "bad." Evil is short-lived, like all things. There is nothing unfamiliar about it, either. Just as history repeats itself, similar scenarios play out in homes behind closed doors all around us. We all know stories of, for example, violent spouses. Aurelius says we shouldn't worry about evil. If someone shows us cruelty, we should not let it ruin our day, our week, or longer. Life is too short to let someone else's toxic behavior destroy us. If we focus on ourselves, and if we choose to act with compassion and humility, then we are doing all we can.Focusing on justice, Aurelius despises unfairness of any kind. He believes that the gods designed us to help each other. If we treat another person unkindly, we are going against divine will. The only person we harm, then, is ourselves, because we are answerable to a higher power for our behavior.Considering our role in the universe, Aurelius believes in fate. He thinks that the gods plan out our lives and all we do is live out the script. We are all part of something much larger than ourselves, which is both comforting and humbling.
|Author||: Marcus Aurelius|
Packaged in handsome, affordable trade editions, Clydesdale Classics is a new series of essential works. From the musings of intellectuals such as Thomas Paine in Common Sense to the striking personal narrative of Harriet Jacobs in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, this new series is a comprehensive collection of our intellectual history through the words of the exceptional few. Meditations is a collection of twelve books written by Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. The books were originally compiled in the form of private journals. Marcus Aurelius used these notes as personal guides to live by and to better himself as a ruler. He compiled these journals during his time as emperor, and while they were not intended for public consumption, there are valuable lessons to be gleaned from his wisdom. The entries include his views of stoicism--the Hellenistic philosophy devoid of "destructive emotions" that could tamper with logic--and its practical use in ruling and military tactics. Completely unabridged, with a new foreword written by Huffington Post writer Carolyn Gregoire, this publication of Meditations is an all-encompassing collection of Marcus Aurelius's works.
|Author||: Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome)|
|Editor||: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated|
Contents include a translator's introduction, selected bibliography, note on the text, glossary of technical terms, biographical index, and The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius -- books 1-12.
|Author||: Deepak Chopra, M.D.|
The definitive book of meditation that will help you achieve new dimensions of stress-free living For the past thirty years, Deepak Chopra has been at the forefront of the meditation revolution in the West. Total Meditation offers a complete exploration and reinterpretation of the physical, mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual benefits that this practice can bring. Deepak guides readers on how to wake up to new levels of awareness that will ultimately cultivate a clear vision, heal suffering in your mind and body, and help recover who you really are. Readers will undergo a transformative process, which will result in an awakening of the body, mind, and spirit that will allow you to live in a state of open, free, creative, and blissful awareness twenty-four hours a day. With this book, Deepak elevates the practice of meditation to a life-changing quest for higher consciousness and a more fulfilling existence. He also incorporates new research on meditation and its benefits, provides practical awareness exercises, and concludes with a 52-week program of meditations to help revolutionize every aspect of your life.
|Author||: Jiddu Krishnamurti,Evelyne Blau|
|Editor||: Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Ltd.|
Written by one of the 20th century's bestselling spiritual writers, this collection of short, inspirational readings explores the art of meditation.
|Author||: Marcus Aurelius|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
A deluxe special edition of the ancient classic written by the Roman Emperor known as “The Philosopher” Meditations is a series of personal journals written by Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome from 169 to 180 AD. The last of the “Five Good Emperors,” he was the most powerful and influential man in the Western world at the time. Marcus was one of the leaders of Stoicism, a philosophy of personal ethics which sought resilience and virtue through personal action and responsibility. Stoicism, viewed as a foundation of modern self-help, has inspired many personal development and psychotherapy approaches through to the present day. Meditations is perhaps the most important source of our modern understanding of Stoic philosophy. Its twelve books chronicle different stages of Marcus Aurelius’ life and ideas. Although he ruled during the Pax Romana, the age of relative peace and stability throughout the empire, his reign was marked by near-constant military conflict and a devastating plague which killed upwards of five million people. Aurelius’ writings give modern readers an unprecedented look into the “spiritual exercises” which helped him through his tumultuous life and strengthened his patience, empathy, generosity, self-knowledge and emotional health. The private reflections recorded in the Meditations were never meant to be published, rather they were a source for Marcus’ own guidance and self-improvement, and jotted down by campfires or in military tents on the Roman front. The lessons, insights and perspectives contained within this remarkable work are just as relevant today as they were two millennia ago. This volume: Presents the timeless wisdom of Emperor Marcus Aurelius and his Stoic philosophy, with new research on his life and times Contains valuable insights on topics such as resilience, moderation and emotional control Discusses how to live “in agreement with nature” and abide by strong ethical principles Part of the bestselling Capstone Classics Series edited by Tom Butler-Bowdon, this attractive, high-quality hardcover volume includes: An original Introduction by Marcus Aurelius authority and Stoicism expert Donald Robertson, author of How To Think Like A Roman Emperor. A modernised, up to date version of the classic George Long translation. Meditations: The Philosophy Classic is a volume which will occupy a prominent place in any library for years to come.
|Author||: Maureen Garth|
|Editor||: HarperCollins Australia|
Driven by the desire to help her three-year-old daughter settle down into a peaceful night's sleep, Maureen Garth devised meditations that would help her daughter feel secure and cared for. Starbright is a collection of the stories Garth created as her child grew older. these innovative meditations are simple visualisations parents and teachers can read to their children to help them sleep, develop concentration, waken creativity, and learn to quiet themselves.
|Author||: Marcus Antoninus|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: The Complete 12 Books. A New Rendering Based on the Foulis Translation of 1742 by George W. Chrystal. Meditations, literally "things to one's self", is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD, recording his private notes to himself and ideas on Stoic philosophy. Marcus Aurelius wrote the 12 books of the Meditations in Koine Greek as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. It is possible that large portions of the work were written at Sirmium, where he spent much time planning military campaigns from 170 to 180. Some of it was written while he was positioned at Aquincum on campaign in Pannonia, because internal notes tell us that the first book was written when he was campaigning against the Quadi on the river Granova and the second book was written at Carnuntum.
|Author||: Pema Chödrön|
|Editor||: Jaico Publishing House|
More and more people are beginning to recognize a profound inner longing for authenticity, connection, compassion, and aliveness. Meditation, Pema explains, gives us a golden key to address this yearning. This comprehensive guide shows readers how to honestly meet and openly relate with the mind to embrace the fullness of our experience as we discover: • The basics of meditation, from getting settled and the six points of posture to working with your breath and cultivating an attitude of unconditional friendliness • Gentleness, patience and humor – three ingredients for a well-balanced practice • Shamatha (or calm abiding), the art of stabilizing the mind to remain present with whatever arises • Thoughts and emotions as “sheer delight”– instead of obstacles-in meditation Here is a indispensable book from the meditation teacher who remains a first choice for students the world over. Ani Pema Chödrön is an American-born Tibetian Buddhist nun and best selling author. She taught as an elementary school teacher for many years in both New Mexico and California. Pema has two children and three grandchildren.
|Author||: Tobin Blake|
|Editor||: New World Library|
Covering such various techniques as zazen, mantra, visualization, heart, third eye and chakra, this introduction to meditation, which helps lower stress, increase well-being and prevent disease, shows readers how to start meditating as well as how to invigorate an existing practice. Original.