A renowned writer and translator presents an anthology of essential quotations from the masters of spiritual wisdom.
The most powerful messages are the simplest ones. With that in mind, Stephen Mitchell has selected one hundred illuminating sayings from the great Eastern and Western literary and spiritual traditions. Ranging in length from one sentence to a dozen lines, the brief passages in The Essence of Wisdom convey the life-transforming insights of the Buddha, Lao-tzu, Heraclitus, the Zen and Sufi masters, Spinoza, Blake, Emerson, Rilke, and other sages.
The book is arranged to follow the course of the inner life from its beginning to the fullest embodiment of wisdom. Each quotation stands alone on the page. Each is a meditation in itself, meant not only to be read, but to be absorbed and reflected upon. This remarkable book gathers the words of the world's deepest thinkers and spiritual teachers, and speaks to us in the clear voice of enlightenment.
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Praise for Stephen Mitchell:
Meetings With The Archangel:
"An absolutely incredible piece of writing: extremely witty, profound, erotic, and deeply satisfying in many ways."
The Gospel According To Jesus:
"A bottomless text, so large-hearted that it can cause one to gasp with wonder and relief."
--Gail Caldwell, Boston Sunday Globe
Tao Te Ching:
"Stephen Mitchell's rendition comes as close to being definitive for our time as any I can imagine."
The Book Of Job:
--George Steiner, The New Yorker
Stephen Mitchell's many books include The Book of Job, Tao Te Ching, Parables and Portraits, The Gospel According to Jesus, Real Power (with James A. Autry), and Meetings with the Archangel.
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Book Description Broadway, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0767903056
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