One Minute Wisdom

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Crown Publishing Group, Oct 3, 2012 - Religion - 224 pages
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Bestselling author Anthony de Mello has earned international acclaim for his profound spiritual insights and his unique approach to the inner life. In One Minute Wisdom, he points the way toward new levels of contemplation and contentment, love and harmony, wisdom and enlightenment.

In more than two hundred parables and lessons about living life fully yet simply, de Mello gives examples filled with wisdom that cannot be conveyed in regular direct discourse. Rooted in the spirit of the Gospel and spanning the mystical traditions of East and West, this invigorating volume -- like all the author's previous books -- is intended to enliven our faith and free us from whatever imprisons our mind, body, and soul.

One Minute Wisdom will lead from sense to sensitivity, from mood to meaning, from thought to feeling. And as de Mello writes, "Wisdom can come without the slightest effort -- in the time it takes to open your eyes."

Wherever your spiritual belief may lie -- or even if you have no beliefs at all -- you will find in these pages needed and helpful direction on continuing the process of self-discovering and on finding the satisfying riches that lie deep within you.

 

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This book was a very easy read, but with great depth. The teachings are so brief, yet profound. like a modern Lao-Tzu. While reading this book, I laughed until my eyes watered. If you are on the path and have been awakened to any extent, you also will laugh, because you will understand. As Lester Levenson has said, "You will know, and you'll know that you know." The book is only as good as the reader allows it to be.  

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
6
Section 3
11
Section 4
13
Section 5
14
Section 6
19
Section 7
22
Section 8
26
Section 16
69
Section 17
70
Section 18
103
Section 19
105
Section 20
116
Section 21
126
Section 22
129
Section 23
168

Section 9
35
Section 10
36
Section 11
40
Section 12
41
Section 13
44
Section 14
48
Section 15
68
Section 24
172
Section 25
174
Section 26
176
Section 27
183
Section 28
200
Section 29
205
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About the author (2012)

Anthony de Mello, SJ, is the author of many spiritual bestsellers, including Sadhana, Awareness, and The Way to Love. A native and lifelong resident of India, de Mello taught throughout the world, and his books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages.


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