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By Alan Lew

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ISBN: 0316739103
EAN: 9780316739108
ASIN: 0316739103
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: 2005-08-30
Number of Pages: 272
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- Written in a hot, available, and intimate kind, BE nonetheless AND GET GOING will contact people who are trying to find an real religious perform that speaks to them of their personal cultural language.- Lew's first publication, "One God Clapping (Jewish lighting Publishing, 2/01), was once a "San Francisco Chronicle bestseller and winner of the PEN Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence. "Publishers Weekly hailed him as "a perceptive thinker" for his "refreshing and occasionally startling perspective" in his final booklet, "This Is genuine and also you Are thoroughly Unprepared (Little, Brown and corporate, 2003).- Lew is likely one of the such a lot sought-after rabbis at the lecture circuit. He has had nationwide media publicity for his dynamic fusion of japanese perception and biblical studies, having been the topic of reports on ABC information, the "McNeil Lehrer information Hour, and numerous NPR programs.- long ago 5 years there were nationwide meetings on Jewish meditation in San Francisco, la, and Miami the place Lew has been a featured speaker.

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Consequently, "the world" became a unity. Siddhartha must also have become aware that the world of manifestation was an apparent outpouring of energy from a mysterious, unlimited source. During deep meditation, his mind perfectly still and quiet, he could feel the presence of this source, in totality, in his own heart-core. It was simi­ larly in all other beings. Thus it was the true nature of all things, the basic ground ofbeing itself Never having been born, however, it was not subj ect to suffering or death; thus it could be called the deathless.

Shortly afterwards the Buddha was at Vaishali again. There, he and Ananda sat in the Capala Shrine after going out on alms rounds together. Now the Buddha hinted to Ananda that, if asked directly, it was possible for him to prolong his life more or less indefinitely. Ananda, however, failed to seize the opponunity-a slip for which he was later sternly reprimanded by the sangha, for the Buddha now let go of the will to live and the death process was set irreversibly in motion. -look at the city and proceeded to Bhoganagaraka.

It is also significant that this man, who was to awaken Siddhartha's dormant spirituality, was not a brahmana priest but follower of the alternative shramana tradition. He was alone and dressed in rags, and clearly possessed nothing; yet there was a quality about his whole demeanor that deeply impressed Siddhartha­ a tranquillity that other men, for all their possessions and family connections, clearly lacked. Perhaps, Siddhartha wondered, he has discovered some secret; perhaps old age, sickness, and death are no longer frightening for him?

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