Original Goodness

Nothing is required but diligent gardening to bring into existence the God-tree: a life that proclaims the original goodness in all creation. The implications of this statement are far-reaching. Rightly understood, they can lift the ...

Original Goodness

"Patience, mercy, peacemaking, simplicity, humility. When we cultivate these qualities our life will become immensely rich. Beneath all our layers of ignorance, we can uncover our essential nature: our Original Goodness. According to the ""Perennial Philosophy"" found in all religions, this divine essence can be realized, and is the supreme goal in life. This unbroken awareness of the presence of God in all creatures is the mark of the mystic. For one who grasps these principles with an open heart, life takes fire with purpose."

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Original Sin in the Twenty-First Century
Language: en
Pages: 120
Authors: Richard J. Coleman
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-11 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Original Sin in the 21st Century begins with a cold, hard fact: Christians, we have a problem! No one is listening to us when we talk about original sin. That will change as you follow an exploration of original sin as an enduring truth about human nature. This book is
Rousseau's Ethics of Truth
Language: en
Pages: 250
Authors: Jason Neidleman
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-01 - Publisher: Routledge

In 1758, Rousseau announced that he had adopted "vitam impendere vero" (dedicate life to truth) as a personal pledge. Despite the dramatic nature of this declaration, no scholar has yet approached Rousseau’s work through the lens of truth or truthseeking. What did it mean for Rousseau to lead a life
Education as Cultivation in Chinese Culture
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Shihkuan Hsu, Yuh-Yin Wu
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-24 - Publisher: Springer

Given the increasing global interest in Chinese culture, this book uses case studies to describe and interpret Chinese cultivation in contemporary Taiwanese schools. Cultivation is a concept unique to Chinese culture and is characterized by different attitudes towards teaching and learning compared to Western models of education. The book starts
Religious Feminism and the Future of the Planet
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Rita M. Gross, Rosemary Radford Ruether
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-06 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Rita Gross and Rosemary Radford Ruether have long been known for their feminist contributions to Buddhism and Christianity, respectively. In this book, they talk candidly about what these traditions mean to them in both their liberating as well as problematic aspects. Throughout the book, their life stories provide the rich
Reconceptualizing Confucian Philosophy in the 21st Century
Language: en
Pages: 460
Authors: Xinzhong Yao
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-08 - Publisher: Springer

This book comprises 30 chapters representing certain new trends in reconcenptualizing Confucian ideas, ideals, values and ways of thinking by scholars from China and abroad. While divergent in approaches, these chapters are converged on conceptualizing and reconceptualizing Confucianism into something philosophically meaningful and valuable to the people of the 21st