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Chop Wood, Carry Water

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Publisher Comments:

More than a thousand years ago a Chinese Zen Master wrote:

Magical Power, Marvelous Action!

Chopping Wood, Carrying Water...

The message is as true today as it was then: the greatest lessons and the profoundest heights of the spiritual path can be found in our everyday life. It is the greatest challenge for people living in contemporary society to find the spiritual aspects of working in an office, store, or factory; balancing a checkbook; raising a family; or making a relationship work. How can we make all these daily activities a part of the path? How can we apply the insights of great spiritual traditions, and our own experience, to the way we live and develop?

This book is a guide - a handbook filled with information, advice, hints, stories, inspiration, encouragement, connections, warning, and cautions, for the inner journey as we live throughout our lives.

Chop Wood, Carry Water contains much ancient wisdom, but the emphasis is on contemporary perceptions. Many of our guides have been known to humanity for millennia: they are the world's great spiritual teachers- Christ, the Buddha, Loa Tse, Confucius. Others are contemporary teacher and healers, widely recognized and respected. All offer ways to integrate the events, our focus on relationships and family, our struggle with technology, money, politics and more- into the quest for spiritual fulfillment.

Synopsis:

Over 140,000 copies sold. An authoritative resource tool and essential companion on any spiritual journey. Practical and inspirational. A must for anyone who wants to integrate the wisdom of spiritual tradition into daily living.

About the Author

Rick Fields is editor in chief of Yoga Journal , author of The Code of the Warrior and How the Swans Came to the Lake: A Narrative History of Buddhism in America, and coauthor of Chop Wood, Carry Water and The Turquoise Bee.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Beginnings

2. Learning

3. Intimate Relationships

4. Sex

5. Family

6. Work

7. Money

8. Play

9. Tuning the Body

10. Healing

11. Technology

12. The Earth

13. Social Action

14. Inner Guidance

15. Perils of the Path

Afterword

Product Details

ISBN:
9780874772098
Author:
Fields, Rick
Author:
Taylor, Peggy
Author:
Weyler, Rex
Publisher:
Tarcher
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Addresses, essays, lectures
Subject:
Inspirational and devotional works
Subject:
Devotional literature
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 16
Publication Date:
19841231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.06x7.36x.84 in. .89 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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