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For Seven Lifetimes: An East-West Journey to a Spiritually Fulfilling and Sustainable Marriage

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How to cultivate a successful marriage based on shared values and spiritual growth andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andbull; With new chapters on their past 15 years together, stories of happy marriages modeled on the book, marital andldquo;obedience,andrdquo; and the family way to world peace andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andbull; Reveals how a couple can become an engine for higher spiritual experiences andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andbull; Includes more than 60 letters written between the authors during their courtship and over 100 full-color photographs, including their traditional wedding in India andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Defying the norms of her culture and tradition, a highly educated Tamil Brahmin woman decides to arrange her own marriage. Simultaneously, an American book publisher--disillusioned with love in the Western world--looks to India to find a wife by placing an ad in an Indian newspaper. A dialogue between two souls, two families, and two cultures, andlt;Iandgt;For Seven Lifetimesandlt;/Iandgt; chronicles the year-long written courtship of this pair as they share their beliefs on sexuality, desire, gender roles, careers, parenthood, spirituality, and religion. By appreciating the similarities and differences in their worldviews, they initiate a union that reflects their ideals as a couple and the life they will create together. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Revealing the secrets to a fulfilling relationship based on shared values and spiritual growth, Vatsala and Ehud outline the principles needed to truly understand the roles of husband and wife and the questions to ask to recognize true spiritual compatibility. With new chapters on the 15 years since their wedding day, stories of happy marriages inspired by and modeled on the book, marital andldquo;obedience,andrdquo; and how a couple can become an engine for higher spiritual experiences, this new edition shows how the successful marriage reflects the greater union between the masculine and the feminine.

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For Seven Lifetimes chronicles the year-long written courtship of a cross-cultural couple as they share their beliefs on sexuality, gender roles, careers, parenthood, and religion, and reveals the secret of a fulfilling relationship based on shared values and spiritual growth.

About the Author

Vatsala Sperling, Ph.D., fluent in a number of Indian languages and Sanskrit, learned these traditional stories at her motherandrsquo;s feet and enjoys introducing them to children of the Western world. Before marrying and moving to the United States, she was the chief of Clinical Microbiological Services at the largest childrenandrsquo;s hospital in India. She is the author of andlt;Iandgt;How Ganesh Got His Elephant Headandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;How Parvati Won the Heart of Shivaandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;Ram the Demon Slayerandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;Hanumanandrsquo;s Journey to the Medicine Mountainandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;Ganga: The River that Flows from Heaven to Earthandlt;/Iandgt;, and andlt;Iandgt;Karna: The Greatest Archer in the Worldandlt;/Iandgt;. She lives in Vermont with her husband and son.Ehud Sperling is founder and president of Inner Traditions International, one of the worldandrsquo;s largest publishers of books on spirituality, religion, and alternative health. He lives in Vermont with his wife and son.

Table of Contents

andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Acknowledgments andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Introduction andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part Iandnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;/Bandgt;Namaste: andlt;Iandgt;I Salute the God within Youandlt;/Iandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;1andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Matrimonials andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;2andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Reaching Out andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;3andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Mukta andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;4andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Let That Be andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;5andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Dos and Donandrsquo;ts andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;6andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Mitzvoth andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;7andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Sailing the Backwaters andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;PART IIandnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;/Bandgt;KALYANAM: andlt;Iandgt;Striving for the Well-being of the Familyandlt;/Iandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;8andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; The Circle of Love andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;9andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; The Color of Abundance andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;10andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; The Big Gamble andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;PART IIIandnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;/Bandgt;MANZIL: andlt;Iandgt;The Goalandlt;/Iandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;11andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; For Seven Lifetimes andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;12andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; The Right Moment, the Right Place andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part IVandnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;/Bandgt;Grihasthashrama: andlt;Iandgt;The Ashrama of a Householderandlt;/Iandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;13andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; As Advertised andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;14andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Planet India andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;15andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Samskaras, the Rites of Passage andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;16andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; The Jewish Flavor andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;17andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; An Empty Vessel or a Seed? andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;18andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; How Ganesh Got His Elephant Head andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;19andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Only Sunshine, No Clouds? andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;20andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; A Marriage Made in Heaven andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;GLOSSARYandlt;/Bandgt;

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594773730
Author:
Sperling, Vatsala
Publisher:
Inner Traditions International
Author:
Sperling, Ehud
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Self-Help/Relationships
Subject:
FAMILY;MARRIAGE;RELATIONSHIPS;PERSONAL GROWTH;SELF-TRANSFORMATION;SPIRITUALITY;CULTURE;TRADITIONS
Edition Description:
2nd Edition, Revised and Expanded Edition of andlt;iandgt;A Marriage Made in Heavenandlt;/iandgt;
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full color throughout
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 0.8 in 26.285 oz

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