Particularly suited for young people, this book brings spiritual laws to life through engaging stories and anecdotes. Wisdom from World Religions: Pathways toward Heaven on Earth is designed to offer people of all ages and all nations an opportunity to learn more about the laws, principles, and teachings of a variety of religions worldwide.
Every religion has an assemblage of acknowledged spiritual ideas or truths, often recorded in sacred scripture and literature and practiced in the accumulated teachings and traditions of many generations. This book offers a selection of readings from the teachings of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Persian, Native American, Sikhism, Taoism, Zen, and Zoroastrianism. Included are modern-day and ancient parables, disciplines, and quotations that may advocate beneficial growth opportunities for inquiring and open minds.
Wisdom from World Religions is a book whose contents can be read, considered, studied, absorbed, and practiced. It encourages readers to explore the spiritual life through thought-provoking questions, such as: How do we move toward experiencing "heaven on earth" as a way of life? What is the purpose for
humans and what is human purpose? How can we be agents of divinity through unlimited love and creativity? Uplifting and instructional, Wisdom from World Religions will be treasured by all.
Wisdom From World Religions: Pathways Toward Heaven On Earth is an impressive and memorable collection of anecdotes, meaningful teachings, insights, and much more thoughts of spiritual enlightenment drawn from religions and religious individuals worldwide, ranging from Christianity and Islam to Hinduism and Confucianism. One does not necessarily need to practice a religion or hold to a particular belief system in order to incorporate the fruits of this cornucopia of wisdom teachings into one’s life. A broad, exhaustive, powerful compendium of tenants for self-improvement, morality, and love, Wisdom From World Religions is a most profound book and highly recommended for reading for students of religion, spirituality, ethics, and morality.
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The book is ideally suited for contemplative reading since the chapters are short and the reflections and quotations so pithy. A number of principles recur during the book, such as the importance of a positive and loving attitude, of determination and perseverance, of forgiveness and humility. Needless to say the selections reflect the life experience of Sir John himself, who at 91 is still actively engaged in his extensive philanthropic work. Sir John is an exemplar of many of the qualities about which he writes so eloquently. The book contains the kind of insights that one would associate with advice given by a wise old relative or teacher; many more experienced readers will recognize their own life lessons in the text but younger readers may glean some valuable understanding that will support them through their journeys.
Having spent his life studying world religions and spiritual practices, Templeton has translated this mass of information into 200 “laws of life.” Arranged in weekly sessions of study, the book is specifically organized to accommodate the school calendar as well as study groups and organizations. Templeton's sources are extensive, including teachings from Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Native American, Jainism, ancient Persian texts, Confucianism, Taoism, Sikhism, Zen, and Zoroastrianism. The material was chosen for its ability to uplift the mind, provide answers to life's most profound questions, and contribute to the growth of wisdom and a peaceful heart. At the end of each section, there are highlights from the week's study material, suggestions for putting the laws into practices in daily life, and a place for personal notes. Reading through this book is a calming experience, a welcome break from stressful and agitated thinking.
Particularly suited for young people, this book brings spiritual laws to life
through stories and anecdotes. A selection of ancient and modern readings is
offered from the teachings of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism,
Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Persian, Native American, Sikhism, Taoism, Zen, and