The coming of the Messiah.
ALL that I have to say to thee, my venerable friend Christophilus, reduces itself to the serious and formal examination of one single point; which, in the present constitution or system of the church and the world, appears to me of the highest importance; viz. Whether the ideas which we entertain concerning the coming of Messiah, that essential and fundamental article of our religion, be true and just ideas, faithfully drawn from the divine testimony, or not.
Colin Byrne is a pickpocket, an artist, and an occasional consultant for the police. He’s also an ex-felon, an initiate into the feral, unspoken magic that only prisoners know: how to vanish, how to tell fortunes, how to steal souls. Now the man who put him in prison wants him to return to Railburg State Correctional Facility to help investigate a case.
Some things at Railburg haven’t changed. His protégé Noel is still the best ink artist in the prison, and their ment...
One evening in September 1991, Kabbalist Rabash summoned his prime student, Michael Laitman, to his bedside and handed him a notebook, whose cover contained one word-Shamati (I Heard), containing transcripts of Rabash's conversations with his father, Yehuda Ashlag, author of a complete commentary on The Zohar. The following morning the Rabash perished.Following Rabash's legacy to disseminate the Kabbalah, Laitman published the notebook just as it was written, retaining t...
In this book you can explore many fascinating subjects, including:
Devil Worship ... Zombies ... Doomsday Cults ... Head Shrinkers ... Hungry Ghosts ... Fire Walking ... the Grim Reaper ... Witch Smellers ... Human Sacrifice ... Holy Mud ... Dervishes ... Sacred Mushrooms ... the Dance of Death ... Snake Handlers ... Sin Eaters ... Demonic Possession ... the Antichrist ... Golems ... the Temple of Rats ... Stoning the Devil ... Weeping Statues ... the Wandering Jew...
For some of us, this is a spiritual book that tells the real Truth of
God. And the true Path to God.
A pragmatic Path we could walk easily, smoothly, within a normal human
For others of us, it is a book that reveals what the future holds. For
each human and all humanity, for each soul and every society. The
developments that would make us materially and morally satisfied and
And for still others, it's just a mundane book.
It gives u...
Serenity and insight are the two great wings of Buddhist meditation. They each have a special role to play in the path to Awakening. While some modern approaches seek to marginalize serenity in favor of ‘dry’ insight, the Buddha’s own discourses place serenity right at the center of the path. This book collects virtually all the significant passages on this topic that are found in the early discourses, carefully elucidated for the modern reader.
The Compassionate's Gifts in Interpreting the Qur'an
Om Mandli. A Reply to 'Is This Justice?' by Om Radhe
This issue of Hinduism Today is one of contrasts, from the deepest teachings on meditation to a stroll through a magnificent New Delhi shopping emporium. Here a few highlights:
The 18-page cover story is all about meditation, including beginners' guidelines and tips for the virtuoso. There is abundant guidance from Hindu masters and yogis, clarifying definitions, delineations of basic goals, methods, principles, guidelines, tips on overcoming obstacles and rewards to ...
Jacqueline Corkish, who suffers much from mental affliction, said she found Therese an inspiring character. She asked me to write on Therese and explain something of her Little Way. This is how the book came about.
Now we are going to discuss a very interesting ecological phenomenon, which has a great significance for spiritual work. This is so called places of power. This term was introduced by Juan Matus; we discussed His Teachings in detail in the book . Places of power are geographic zones, sometimes large, sometimes small, which possess energy fields that are of significance for people. It should be noted right away that there is a similar and sometimes closely related phe...
The Great Scientific Discovery
Have you ever wondered 'Who am I?' in all this that happens and is happening in this life? Who are you, really? Are you really this body-mind complex. Knowing who you really are is Self realization. Self realization helps one become free from the problems of the mind and the body in daily life.
If one has attained eternal bliss, and when the worldly pains do not affect him, then he has become free. Permanent bliss (param anand), is verily called liberation (moksha). What is the use of any other liberation? We want happiness. Do you like happiness or not? Tell me that.
Questioner: All the struggles are for that only.
Dadashri: Yes, you do not like that temporary happiness. Unhappiness (pain) follows this temporary happiness (pleasure); that is why one does not...
Lights of Descending & Realities of Meaning, Part (3) of the holy Qur'an
Andy Ripley was a dear friend of mine. He suggested to me that I write a book that one could meditate on, just taking a little bit or as much as one wanted. Andy had cancer at this time and he suggested such a book would be helpful to him and others. He meditated during his treatment on one of my other books. He suggested I write a book in this form for others who would feel the need of love and consolation.
In this book the author presents the understanding of the primary philosophical truths and that form of religious activity of people that God wants to see on Earth. He also provides a detailed explanation of God, Evolution, man, the purpose of human life, and the Path of spiritual self realization. The book also contains an overview of the Russian history in comparison with the examples of degradation of major religious civilizations — up to the current condition of almo...
We all have questions regarding God’s paradise in heaven; as Christians, there is nothing more disappointing as spending all your life on earth convinced that you will go to Paradise when you die only to arrive there and hear Jesus say to you, “You are not saved; you are going to hell.” There are more than 6,000 spoken languages in the world but one thing that sets heaven apart from the earth is the fact that there is only one language in Heaven. A good knowledge of the ...
If God lives in heaven and the Bible is His holy word, then the Bible must be from heaven. If the Bible is from heaven where God lives, then the Bible is definitely written in the Language of Heaven. If the Bible is the Language of Heaven, then the Bible must be interpreted using the Language of Heaven. As far as Biblical interpretations and mysteries are concerned, strictly using the Language of the World to interpret the Holy Bible explains why the Church for the most ...
Learning how to think about religion. Accounting for religious experience and the esoteric spiritual process in our thinking about "God" and the Greater Reality.
Religion is what we make it.
Reality Is, prior to mind.
Religion is what we make it, with the mind.
Religion without experience in the Greater Reality is often worthy of criticism. But that criticism misses the point. Such religion, rightly engaged, is, as we have seen, only a foundation. Without experience in the Greater Reality neither the atheist nor the religionist has the genuine discrimination to either criticize the other or defend him or herself...
How terrible are the words that issued from the mouths of those deceivers from amongst the jews, who used false statements to insert intrigue into the books of Islam.
Their words about the possible use of magic to bewitch the most honorable one of all creation, Mohammad (cpth), are nothing more than mere lies.
The same is true of another of their sayings- fie on them (may God make them as ugly as their deeds)- wherein they say that the accursed Satan controlled the P...
In this book the author expounds a system of practical methods of the spiritual self-development: starting from the entry level up to the highest ones, which lead to the complete spiritual Self-Realization through cognizing God in His Abode and Merging with Him. The book is addressed to those who want to know and to realize the meaning of their lives, to attain ultimate happiness, to find God, and to immerse in the Embraces of His Love.