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Faces of Compassion

Faces of Compassion
  • Author : Taigen Dan Leighton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-05-01
  • Total pages :348
  • ISBN : 9781614290148
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Summary : Faces of Compassion introduces us to enlightened beings, the bodhisattvas of Buddhist lore. They're not otherworldly gods with superhuman qualities but shining examples of our own highest potential. Archetypes of wisdom and compassion, the bodhisattvas of Buddhism are powerful and compelling images of awakening. Scholar and Zen teacher Taigen Dan Leighton engagingly explores the imagery and lore of the seven most important of these archetypal figures, bringing them alive as psychological and spiritual wellsprings. Emphasizing the universality of spiritual ideas, Leighton finds aspects of bodhisattvas expressed in a variety of familiar modern personages - from Muhammad Ali to Mahatma Gandhi, from Bob Dylan to Henry Thoreau, and from Gertrude Stein to Mother Teresa. This edition contains a revised and expanded introduction that frames the book as a exciting and broad-scoped view of Mahayana Buddhism. It's updated throughout to make it of more use to scholars and a perfect companion to survey courses of world religions or a 200-level course on Buddhism.

The Two Faces of Justice

The Two Faces of Justice
  • Author : Jiwei Ci
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-06
  • Total pages :264
  • ISBN : 0674029569
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Summary : Justice is a human virtue that is at once unconditional and conditional. Under favorable circumstances, we can be motivated to act justly by the belief that we must live up to what justice requires, irrespective of whether we benefit from doing so. But our will to act justly is subject to conditions. We find it difficult to exercise the virtue of justice when others regularly fail to. Even if we appear to have overcome the difficulty, our reluctance often betrays itself in certain moral emotions. In this book, Jiwei Ci explores the dual nature of justice, in an attempt to make unitary sense of key features of justice reflected in its close relation to resentment, punishment, and forgiveness. Rather than pursue a search for normative principles, he probes the human psychology of justice to understand what motivates moral agents who seek to behave justly, and why their desire to be just is as precarious as it is uplifting. A wide-ranging treatment of enduring questions, The Two Faces of Justice can also be read as a remarkably discerning contribution to the Western discourse on justice re-launched in our time by John Rawls.

The Hidden Faces of Courage

The Hidden Faces of Courage
  • Author : Peter C. Wilcox
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-01-16
  • Total pages :132
  • ISBN : 9781532674730
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Summary : Mother Teresa said, “to have courage for whatever comes in life—everything lies in that.” When people think about courage, they often think about those who put their lives on the line for us every day, like first responders, firefighters, or police officers. But there are so many others who quietly endure, with steadfast courage, whatever comes their way in life. These people are like the anawhim in the Old Testament—the good, kind people whom very few know about, but who trust in the Lord. He is their strength. It is because of their faith in him that they live their lives with courage to face whatever comes their way. In over thirty years as a psychotherapist and spiritual director, Wilcox has often been amazed at the strength and courage of so many of his clients. Some have faced physical disabilities; others struggle with mental, emotional, or psychological problems; still others with personal, family or career issues. These people are what he calls “the hidden faces of courage.” Often, they are not well-known. They certainly receive no notoriety or press. Yet, they are always there, doing the best they can each day. This book is an invitation to understand and appreciate the unnoticed courage and strength of ordinary people. If we can “walk in their shoes,” it will help us to be courageous for whatever comes to us in life.

The Constant and Changing Faces of the Goddess

The Constant and Changing Faces of the Goddess
  • Author : Deepak Shimkhada,Phyllis K. Herman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-03-26
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781443807029
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Summary : The Constant and Changing Faces of the Goddess: Goddess Traditions of Asia contains essays written by established scholars in the field that trace the multiplicity of Asian goddesses: their continuities, discontinuities, and importance as symbols of wisdom, power, transformation, compassion, destruction, and creation. The essays demonstrate that while treatments of the goddess may vary regionally, culturally, and historically, it is possible to note some consistencies in the overall picture of the goddess in Asia. The book provides a comprehensive treatment of the goddess, culminating in the selections that draw from research on Indian, Nepali, Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese traditions, seldom found in other works of similar subject. The volume will be useful for students in religious studies, gender studies, Asian studies, and women's studies. With the intent of making the volume truly broad in scope, an effort has been made to include works written by art historians, sociologists, anthropologists, and religious studies scholars. Culture cannot be separated from religion; they are intertwined as an organic whole, and variations manifest themselves in the rituals and daily lives of the people. In this sense, all the essays are interconnected: the goddess manifests in many forms and appeals to differing aspects of a particular culture as a paradigm of the divine feminine.

The New Faces of Fascism

The New Faces of Fascism
  • Author : Enzo Traverso
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9781788730464
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Summary : What is fascism in the twenty first century? What does Fascism mean at the beginning of the twenty-first century? When we pronounce this word, our memory goes back to the years between the two world wars and envisions a dark landscape of violence, dictatorships, and genocide. These images spontaneously surface in the face of the rise of radical right, racism, xenophobia, islamophobia and terrorism, the last of which is often depicted as a form of "Islamic fascism." Beyond some superficial analogies, however, all these contemporary tendencies reveal many differences from historical fascism, probably greater than their affinities. Paradoxically, the fear of terrorism nourishes the populist and racist rights, with Marine Le Pen in France or Donald Trump in the US claiming to be the most effective ramparts against "Jihadist fascism". But since fascism was a product of imperialism, can we define as fascist a terrorist movement whose main target is Western domination? Disentangling these contradictory threads, Enzo Traverso's historical gaze helps to decipher the enigmas of the present. He suggests the concept of post-fascism--a hybrid phenomenon, neither the reproduction of old fascism nor something completely different--to define a set of heterogeneous and transitional movements, suspended between an accomplished past still haunting our memories and an unknown future.

Help for the Helper: The Psychophysiology of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

Help for the Helper: The Psychophysiology of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma
  • Author : Babette Rothschild
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006-03-17
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9780393712704
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Summary : How empathy can jeopardize a therapist's well-being. Therapist burnout is a pressing issue, and self-care is possible only when therapists actively help themselves. The authors examine the literature from neurobiology, social psychology, and folk psychology in order to explain how therapists suffer from an excess of empathy for their clients, and then they present strategies for dealing with burnout and stress.

Arcana Coelestia

Arcana Coelestia
  • Author : Emanuel Swedenborg
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1870
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : MSU:31293030319028
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Human Faces, what They Mean

Human Faces, what They Mean
  • Author : Joseph Simms
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1887
  • Total pages :225
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924074296801
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The Art and Science of Compassion, a Primer

The Art and Science of Compassion, a Primer
  • Author : Agnes M. F. Wong
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-12-23
  • Total pages :216
  • ISBN : 9780197551387
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Summary : "The Art And Science Of Compassion. A Primer is designed as a short, "all-in-one", introductory text that covers the full gamut of compassion, from the evolutional, biological, behavioural, and psychological, to the social, philosophical, and spiritual. Written with busy trainees, clinicians, and educators in mind, it aims to address the following questions: What is compassion? Is it innate or a trainable skill? What do different scientific disciplines, including neuroscience, tell us about compassion? Why is "compassion fatigue" a misnomer? What are the obstacles to compassion? Why are burnout, moral suffering, and bullying so rampant in healthcare? And finally, what does it take to cultivate compassion? Drawing on her diverse background as a clinician, scientist, educator, and chaplain, Dr. Wong presents a wealth of scientific evidence supporting that compassion is both innate and trainable. By interleaving personal experiences and reflections, she shares her insights on what it takes to cultivate compassion to support the art of medicine and caregiving. The training described draws on both contemplative and scientific disciplines to help clinicians develop cognitive, attentional, affective, and somatic skills that are critical for the cultivation of compassion. Compassion not only benefits the recipients, produces better patient care, and improves the healthcare system, it is also a boundless source of energy, resilience, and wellness for the givers. With striking illustrations for key concepts and a concise summary for each chapter, this book provides a solid conceptual framework and practical approaches to cultivate compassion. It serves to complement the experiential component of compassion that the readers are strongly encouraged to develop and practise in their daily lives"--

The Many Faces of the Divine

The Many Faces of the Divine
  • Author : Hermann Häring,Johann Baptist Metz
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1995
  • Total pages :142
  • ISBN : 0334030315
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Summary : Introduction: The many faces of the divine? / Hermann Ha'ring -- I. Images of God and the divine. 'Treasure to the good, protection to evil' / Knut Walf. God, gods and divinity in the Hindu tradition of the Pa'n'cara'tra / Angelika Malinar. Zen and human existence / Ruben L.F. Habito. The paradox of the many faces of God in monotheism / David Tracy. Christian belief in the threefold God / Hermann Ha'ring -- II. Dimensions of religious experience of God. God in Ntomba prayer / Laurent Mpongo. The experience of God in Jesus Christ / Bruno Forte. Meister Eckhart : the postponement of unity as a sphere of life / Frans Maas. The relationship with God and social conduct / Peter Eicher. The feminine face of God / Helen Schu'ngel-Straumann. Negative theology as postmodern talk of God / Erik Borgman -- III. The God of life and the gods of death. The divine in a godless society / Johann Figl. The God of life and the revival of religion / Pablo Richard -- Special column 1995/2: The church a/ Pablo Richard -

The Empty Cradle

The Empty Cradle
  • Author : Rosie Goodwin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-11-08
  • Total pages :357
  • ISBN : 9780755385775
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Summary : When a young woman faces unimaginable heartache, she vows to make a difference... A moving saga of anguish, hope and never-ceasing fortitude, The Empty Cradle is a spell-binding and unforgettable tale from bestselling author of No One's Girl, Mothering Sunday and The Little Angel, Rosie Goodwin. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Dilly Court. 'Goodwin uses her deft touch, natural warmth and superb storytelling skills in a spellbinding story of love, loss and redemption' - Lancashire Evening Post To the outside world, Charlotte is the privileged daughter of the local vicar. Behind closed doors, however, she is the prisoner of her controlling father. As she grows up, Charlotte longs for freedom, but her captivating innocence leads her into trouble. Sent to Ireland to hide a shameful pregnancy, she discovers that once again her father has deceived her. She is forced into a convent's harsh and humiliating regime, where she must eventually give up the one thing that makes her life worthwhile. When Charlotte returns to England, older than her years, she chooses to forget the past. Becoming a London midwife, she longs only to help other women at this hardest and most joyful moment in their lives. But her deep compassion, and desire to prevent anyone else suffering the same horror she did, leads her into a darker and more dangerous place. What Amazon readers are saying about The Empty Cradle: 'I have never felt it quite so necessary to write my thoughts about a book. I cannot wait to read more and more of Rosie Goodwin's books. From the very first page to the very last it holds you page by page. My goodness what an amazing lady this author is. I loved every chapter, every page' '...this one has to be the best [Rosie Goodwin] by far. Certainly not a book that you can guess the ending, and kept me captivated all through. Fantastic story and written superbly'

Acts of Compassion in Greek Tragic Drama

Acts of Compassion in Greek Tragic Drama
  • Author : James Franklin Johnson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-10-19
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780806154930
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Summary : The ability of human beings to feel compassion or empathy for one another—and express that emotion by offering comfort or assistance—is an important antidote to violence and aggression. In ancient Greece, the epics of Homer and the tragic dramas performed each spring in the Theater of Dionysus offered citizens valuable lessons concerning the necessity and proper application of compassionate action. This book is the first full-length examination of compassion (eleos or oiktos in Greek) as a dramatic theme in ancient Greek literature. Through careful textual analysis, James F. Johnson surveys the treatment of compassion in the epics of Homer, especially the Iliad, and in the works of the three great Athenian tragedians: Aischylos, Euripides, and Sophokles. He emphasizes reciprocity, reverence, and retribution as defining features of Greek compassion during the Homeric and Archaic periods. In framing his analysis, Johnson distinguishes compassion from pity. Whereas in English the word “pity” suggests an attitude of superiority toward the sufferer, the word “compassion” has a more positive connotation and implies equality in status between subject and object. Although scholars have conventionally translated eleos and oiktos as “pity,” Johnson argues that our modern-day notion of compassion comes closest to encompassing the meaning of those two Greek words. Beginning with Homer, eleos normally denotes an emotion that entails action of some sort, whereas oiktos usually refers to the emotion itself. Johnson also draws associations between compassion and the concepts of fear and pity, which Aristotle famously attributed to tragedy. Because the Athenian plays are tragedies, they mainly show the disastrous consequences of a world where compassion falls short. At the same time, they offer glimpses into a world where compassion can generate a more beneficial—and therefore more hopeful—outcome. Their message resonates with today’s readers as much as it did for fifth-century Athenians.

Darkness and Dawn ; Or Scenes in the Days of Nero

Darkness and Dawn ; Or Scenes in the Days of Nero
  • Author : Frederic William Farrar
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1893
  • Total pages :594
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101067643781
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The Two Faces of Religion

The Two Faces of Religion
  • Author : N. S. Xavier
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1987
  • Total pages :214
  • ISBN : UVA:X001782714
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A Crusade of Compassion for the Healing of the Nations

A Crusade of Compassion for the Healing of the Nations
  • Author : Caroline Atwater Mason
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1919
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : UOM:39015063910551
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The Well of Compassion

The Well of Compassion
  • Author : David Alman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1948
  • Total pages :278
  • ISBN : WISC:89087889812
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The Voice of the Buddha, the Beauty of Compassion

The Voice of the Buddha, the Beauty of Compassion
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1983
  • Total pages :704
  • ISBN : 0913546852
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The American Asian Review

The American Asian Review
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1985
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : UCAL:B4317515
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Raising Courageous Kids

Raising Courageous Kids
  • Author : Charles A. Smith
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :251
  • ISBN : 1893732762
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Summary : Our children's lives are filled with countless opportunities, both big and small, to make a difference in the world. And sooner or later, they will face adversity when we cannot be there to help them. Perhaps there will be a bully to deal with at school, an offer of drugs, or a life-threatening accident, attack, or illness. But eventually, in some way, life will demand that our children face fear, make choices, and take action. In this groundbreaking guide for parents, Charles Smith shows how to nurture the virtue of everyday courage in children. He explains how courage develops in eight stages from birth to early adolescence. And he provides solid information and practical ideas to help nurture courage at every one of those stages.

The Way of Compassion

The Way of Compassion
  • Author : Richard C. Antall
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :331
  • ISBN : 0879738545
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Summary : As a missionary in El Salvador during some of the worst years of the civil war there, Father Antall saw sorrow in its most tragic forms. In these mediations on the Seven Sorrows of Mary, Father Antall tells the moving stories of seven women who, like Mary, endured great sorrow with great faith.

A People of Compassion

A People of Compassion
  • Author : Edward Moore Kennedy
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1972
  • Total pages :182
  • ISBN : WISC:89067294983
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