By Sarah Ban Breathnach, Michael Segell
Author note: Edited via Michael Segell
Publish yr note: First released June 4th 2000
Sarah Ban Breathnach desired to supply males an analogous reflective publication that she provided ladies in uncomplicated Abundance. but, she additionally knew that she wanted a guy to assist her signify an genuine male event, a ebook that mined underneath the "Men Are from Mars" stereotypes and "Iron John" expectancies. So she joined forces with Michael Segell, former "Men's Mind" columnist for Esquire and writer of Standup Guy. From there, the duo accumulated those contemplative, funny, and mature essays written via a various sampling of fellows, together with a backwoods hermit, mystical rabbi, and global well known rock star.
Segell writes the poignant introductions to the essays whereas Ban Breathnach inserts her own responses on the finish of rather provocative essays. from time to time she feels like an outsider in a "boy's only" tree castle membership, her reviews sounding misplaced inside those inner most moments of male bonding. but she forces readers, women and men alike, to recognize the female in the male adventure, a lofty target that we have a tendency to withstand. members comprise Sting, who talks in regards to the distinction among thrill looking and possibility taking in "Let Your Soul Be Your Rookie." event author Tim Cahill writes approximately "The Bravest factor I Ever Did"--face his panic disease as his vomited his approach via an un-aired tv interview. And Thomas Moore speaks to the ecstasy of melding spirituality and sexuality. --Gail Hudson
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Zen Buddhism—Prayers and devotions. I. Nagase, Mitsue. II. Title. 3′438—dc23 2014033961 To Sojun Mel Weitsman with smiles and bows CONTENTS Illustrations Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction Notes to the Reader PART ONE. DAILY CHANTS Awakening Together Four All-Embracing Vows Ten-Line Life-Affirming Sūtra of Avalokiteshvara Sūtra on the Heart of Realizing Wisdom Beyond Wisdom Meal Chant Robe Verse Three Refuges Mettā Great Compassionate Heart Dhāranī Wondrous Auspicious Dhāranī for Averting Calamities Dedication Buddha Ancestors Female Buddha Ancestors Atonement Reminder PART TWO.
Translation, Adaptation, and Modification Credit The “Editor” in “The Texts Illuminated” refers to Kazuaki Tanahashi. Titles of Texts English titles of books and chapters, followed by their original titles, have been translated by the Editor. Many of these texts exist only in Chinese. PART ONE DAILY CHANTS AWAKENING TOGETHER All awakened ones throughout space and time, honored ones, great beings, who help all to awaken, together may we realize wisdom beyond wisdom! FOUR ALL-EMBRACING VOWS Beings are numberless; I vow to awaken them.
To reveal the mind with the mind— is it not a great mistake? Delusion divides stillness from turmoil. Enlightenment does not pick and choose. All things have two sides. Mistakenly, you waver between this and that. Dreams, phantoms, blossoms of illusion— why try to grasp them? Gain and loss, right and wrong— let go of them right now. When your eyes are not shut, then all dreaming ceases. If your mind makes no distinctions, all things are as they are. Thusness is subtle, being free from all conditions.
A Man's Journey to Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach, Michael Segell