Reinventing Truth: A New Map of the Spiritual Path and Reality As It Is

Reinventing Truth: A New Map of the Spiritual Path and Reality As It Is Data di pubblicazione: 16/06/2012
Lunghezza stampa: 239
Lingua: Inglese
Formato Kindle
Reinventing Truth, by Edward Mannix, challenges many of the popularly held beliefs that have become conventional wisdom among spiritual seekers over the past 40+ years. The book highlights when these beliefs fall down or lead to distorted, undesirable consequences - often times because they are only partial truths, not the whole thing.

In Part I of the book, the author sheds new light on diverse foundational topics including ego, karma, power, enlightenment, and others. He opens each chapter with a pithy observation that points to the chapter's primary theme. For example,

"Things went wrong. Don't be fooled by the silver lining."

"Ego is not the enemy. When you think it is, that is your ego talking anyway."

"Karma is not just created by what we do. It is also created by what happens to us."

"Power does not corrupt. Power reveals."

"Half enlightenment is not full enlightenment."

Building on the thematic expositions of Part I, Part II delves into deeper philosophical waters - challenging limiting beliefs such as the Buddhist assertion that we can't be fully enlightened in physical form, and overturning more nuanced misunderstandings held by many spiritual seekers and spiritual teachers alike. For example, the idea that there is no such thing as a mistake.

From the text:

"The organizing intelligence of the universe is so awesome, that no matter what we choose in each moment, in the very next moment, everything is already set up to give us a path from where we are to experiencing the bliss of full enlightenment. Reality reconfigures around us in each moment, opening a new door for us to step through towards the Light, orchestrating a new set of synchronicities to lead us there. At any point in time we can look back on our life path and see how everything was set up to lead us to exactly where we are, and this is true no matter how many mistakes we have made and how many times we have strayed from the path of surrender to our Highest Self. Because this is true, it is easy for us to think that we were always on the path and never strayed from it. It is easy for us to get confused and think that we never made any mistakes and that everything including our wrong action was part of the perfect, Divine Plan."

In its totality, Reinventing Truth leads readers to a fuller, more refined and ultimately more useful understanding of reality - a more accurate conception of Reality As It Is that can serve as the basis for a happier and more aligned life.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Edward Mannix has been on a conscious path of personal and spiritual development for over twenty years. He has practiced Vipassana meditation in a monastery in Burma, travelled to Nepal to receive teachings and empowerments from Tibetan Rinpoches, and worked with hidden masters from a number of traditions and geographies, spanning Asia, Europe and the United States. Throughout his journey, Edward has consistently focused on a form of practical spirituality – integrating his spiritual pursuits into ordinary life, not leaving worldly endeavors behind, but instead using them as a vehicle to go deeper into awakening. While on his conscious path and prior to becoming an author, he worked in the private sector as a management consultant and social entrepreneur. He holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University where he studied Sustainability and Social Enterprise, an M.A. from The School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A. in Psychology and Economics from Indiana University. Drawing upon unique insight and an unusually diverse set of life experiences, Edward brings fresh perspective to ancient wisdom, and is emerging as an important new voice in the arenas of philosophy, spiritual development and personal transformation.


OTHER BOOKS BY EDWARD

Impossible Compassion: Utilizing Directed Compassion to Cure Disease, Save the Environment, Transform Relationships... and Do All Sorts of Other Good Things for Ourselves and Everyone Else
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