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The Religion of the Samurai: A Study of Zen Philosophy and Discipline in China and Japan

Zen was uniquely suited to the Samurai of Japan. The high moral principles of Buddhism, when adopted and adapted by the Japanese warriors who became the Samurai, created an austere philosophy of singular beauty and depth. Its characteristic requirements of strict control over body and mind was exemplified by ancient warrior monks whose serene countenance, even in the face of certain death, made them much admired even by their foes.

Zen may be the most misunderstood of the world's moral philosophies. While it is often classified as a Religion, it is frequently considered by its adherents to be a utilitarian philosophy, a collection of rational moral precepts or, even more simply, as a state of being. The aim of the practice of Zen is to become Enlightened and achieve the beatitude of Nirvana.

To reach Nirvana means to achieve the state of extinction of pain and the annihilation of sin. Zen never looks for the realization of its beatitude in a place like heaven, nor believes in the realm of Reality transcendental of the phenomenal universe, nor gives countenance to the superstition of Immortality, nor does it hold the world is the best of all possible worlds, nor conceives life simply as blessing. It is in this life, full of shortcomings, misery, and sufferings, that Zen hopes to realize its beatitude. It is in this world, imperfect, changing, and moving, that Zen finds the Divine Light it worships. It is in this phenomenal universe of limitation and relativity that Zen aims to attain to highest Nirvana.

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Healing the Hurts of Your Past: A Guide to Overcoming the Pain of Shame

Do you find that you are your own worst enemy? Are you your biggest critic? Do others believe in you, but you find yourself filled with doubt? Why is that? You are not alone in this. Many of us do the same thing. Why do we so often sabotage the success we long for? The answer, in a word, is shame. Shame plays a vital role in our lives and is often overlooked. Shame can come from many things such as addiction and the hurts of our past. How we deal with those issues can be the difference between healing and rising from the ashes as a more confident and powerful person to being stuck in the same old rut. What do you want to do? Are you reading to start dealing with the pain and find real healing? This book is not a "feel-good" story but a "roll-up your sleeves" down and dirty look at the pain of shame. F. Remy Diederich helps you connect the dots to your self-defeating behavior and then gives you practical how-to advice about how a true understanding of God's love can free you to live the life you've always wanted. If you have been searching for a way to find Christian counseling or addiction treatment or just repairing the damage that has been done by living with the lies and hurts of your past, Healing the Hurts of Your Past is a powerful first step to freedom.

Jesus Came to Save Sinners: An Earnest Conversation with Those Who Long for Salvation and Eternal Life

This is a heart-level conversation with you, the reader. Every excuse, reason, and roadblock for....

Prayer Will Change Your Life: Step by Step Actions on Why You Need to Use the Power of Prayer

You will not achieve fulfillment and happiness until you allow God to be the architect of your reality. Imagine that with a few moments each day, you could begin the powerful transformation toward complete control of your own life and well-being through prayer.

You will be able to release all fear and doubt simply because you know that God gives you the strength. You can utilize this simple, proven technique to regain the lost comforts of joy, love, and fulfillment in your life.

God's gift of life is too short to be exhausted on thousands of everyday anxieties and fears. Sadly, the average person will get to the end of his life and realize that more than half of it was spent struggling with these kinds of problems. Because they didn't know what to do, many of these people never found any satisfaction in life. You can and will become bigger than those struggles by enhancing the positive energy that God already has flowing within you.

If you want to see positive change now, you'll find the quickest path to fulfillment with prayer through God's love. There is no time to spend on loss, negativity, and defeat when you can be achieving tangible, historically proven results with minimum time and effort invested.

There is no limit to changes that God can make in your life through the power of creating truth with prayer.

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An Unforgivable Secret (Amish Secrets #1)

Hannah has a good life. A beautiful home, a loving husband, and a wonderful Amish community are only a few of her daily blessings. But she has carried a heavy burden for years: a secret that no one must know. When tragedy strikes, her secret threatens to be revealed, jeopardizing everything she's ever loved. Will Hannah be able to face her greatest fear and find God's purpose for her life? Inspirational Christian Fiction

Sermon Crunch Template Guide

Preaching sermons and writing sermon outlines is difficult for many pastors, and can negatively effects their leadership. That's why Sermon Crunch and this template guide exists.

If receiving your sermon message comes easy to you but preaching it in a coherent, flowing, powerful delivery does not, then this book and template guide is for you. Sermon Crunch will help you tremendously in sermon writing and preaching!

Fashioned from 10 years of studying how to communicate and preach powerfully, Sermon Crunch provides you with 7 structural pillars that help you:

oPreach sermons at a deeper level than the normal introduction / body / conclusion

oGive yourself an excellent base from which to write sermons

oEliminate time wasted deciding how to arrange your preaching prep

A must-have book to add to your pastoral resources, Sermon Crunch revolutionizes your preaching and the way you prepare your sermons for Sunday!

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit: Its Purpose and Power (Christian Discipleship Series Book 3)

Jesus commanded His disciples to be baptized in water. However, Jesus also commanded His disciples to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. This raises a very important question: if we received the Holy Spirit when we were saved, then why do we need to be baptized in the Holy Spirit after we are saved? This eBook explains the reason why every serious Christian needs to be baptized in the Holy Spirit, and also clarifies the proper use of the gift of tongues, our God-given new language.

DOES PRAYER CHANGE THINGS (Crucial Questions)

Does prayer make any difference? Does it really change anything? Yes, says Dr. R. C. Sproul in this....

Meditation: Meditation for Beginners: How to Meditate to Relieve Stress, Anxiety, Achieve Happiness and Living a Peaceful Life

Change Your Life with the Power of Meditation!

What is meditation?

Meditation is an ancient practice for cleansing your mind and rejuvenating your body!

How does it work?

Meditation awakens your "conditional mind" and makes you more aware of your habitual thinking. This insight and focus can free you from the "overthinking" that leads to stress and anxiety!

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If so, Meditation: Meditation for Beginners is the right book - at the right time! It describes how to focus your attention and live free from mental anguish by using meditation to slow down your daily flow of sensations, emotions, and thoughts. With this insightful guide, you'll learn how to approach life with curiosity, kindness, and a "light touch"!

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You'll also discover the many types of meditation - and learn which one is right for you!

Trancendental Meditation

Zen Meditation

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Mindfulness Meditation

Kundalini Meditation

Guided Visualization

and even Heart Rhythm Meditation

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Does God Control Everything? (Crucial Questions)

Dr. R.C. Sproul explores and explains the Christian doctrine of providence, the teaching that God is the sovereign ruler of the universe. He then deals with some of the philosophical and theological questions and objections the doctrine raises. His teaching challenges popular assumptions about the universe and exalts God as the sovereign ruler and sustainer of all things.

The Shadow of Death - Book 1 (The Shadow of Death Serial (Amish Faith Through Fire))

BOOK 1 -- MUST READ FOR LOVERS OF AMISH ROMANCE!When a tragic loss strikes at the heart of seventeen-year-old Katie Lapp's home, will she find the strength to save her family? Or will depression, rage and loss of faith lead Katie's mamm to make a final, horrifying mistake?After seventeen-year-old Katie Lapp's family home is swept away in a flash flood, she believes the worst is over. Katie and Zach, the man she loves, are planning their marriage, and while it's been difficult for her daed, Daniel, to believe in Zach's commitment to stay and build a life with Katie in their Amish community of Faith's Landing, slowly, the two stubborn men are coming to an understanding. But when a tragic loss strikes at the heart of Katie's home, will Katie, with Zach's help, find the strength to hold her family together? Or will depression, rage and loss of faith lead Katie's mamm to make a final, horrifying mistake?

This is book 1 of 3 of The Shadow of Death Serial (Amish Faith Through Fire Series).

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A Life for Christ: What the Normal Christian Life Should Look Like

It would be good that all the LORD's people were prophets and that the LORD would put his spirit....

Visions of Mary: Global Apparitions And Prophecies

One of the most endearing names in the Christian world is the Blessed Virgin Mary. She is considered to be the patron saint of all mankind. In her honor, numerous churches, shrines, and cathedrals all around the world express our devotion to her. Through the apparitions of Mary, many believers have strengthened their faith, hope, and love. Healings and miracles have been reported at apparition sites world wide.

This book portrays the background, types, and impact of Marian apparitions, and the Catholic doctrines for approved apparitions. The most popular Marian apparitions are discussed and their prophecies. Future revelation prophecies and secrets are revealed in Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Garabandal, and Our Lady of Medjugorje.

Book of Martyrs: Or, a History of the Lives, Sufferings and Triumphant Deaths of the Primitive and Protestant Martyrs, From the Introduction of ... Popish, Protestant, and Infidel Persecutions

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Thus Spake Zarathustra, a Book for all and None

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