by Robin Craig Clark (Goodreads Author)
Inspired by the Upanishads ancient poems tha…more
Inspired by the Upanishads ancient poems that teach pure awareness, this unique book speaks directly to the heart and soul of every reader, revealing a beautiful vision of a perfect world. A love story that transcends all time and space and the illusion of separation, told in simple lyrical style with dazzling illustrations.
This gentle tale weaves together a world of unity where opposites play together in a deep absorption of what is real and what is illusory. Told in four parts: The First Awakening, The Sleeping, The Dreaming and The Reawakening, The Garden mirrors the Upanishads Three States and One Reality: Waking to an outside world, Dreaming in the mind, Dissolving in deep sleep and Awakening to pure awareness.
The condensed narrative contains deeper meanings so designed that each reader needs to think about the words through a sustained process of inner reflection. Each reader will discover many different levels of meaning and this will lead to their own individual "awakening" in The Garden.
The Garden is a parable about the origin of life that gently opens the heart, allowing the reader to experience oneness: a self-realization where feelings, thoughts and perceptions are seen as the ever-changing appearances of awareness itself. Enlightenment is simply the art of being. The art of love. An openness, where everything and nothing are one. The cup and water, though not joined together, they are one. We are all connected to the origin of life. The boundless all. The clear state of being awake. The invisible source of being. Inside us there is peace and happiness. It is our home.
So journey into life, journey into the fullness and perfect presence of oneness and see the wonderful miracle that you already are.
"It is the beautiful illustrations of sacred geometry woven into Celtic patterns and nature's gifts that makes this little book really special. The reader is taken through a love story of the soul and I could not help but think of that other great poem of love by Khalil Gibran, The Garden of The Prophet, as I read through these pages. This is a book to languish over in the quiet of your mind and can be used as an excellent tool for inspiration, illumination and opening of the heart." -- Elizabeth Peru, Insight Publishing
by Stanley Victor Paskavich (Goodreads Author)
by Jennifer A. Marsh (Goodreads Author)
Excerpt from back cover:
What’s it like to be pregnant with a demon? Well, it isn’t normal, much like Quartessa’s already complicated existence. But no one told her just what a fast endeavor it was going to be when she goes from flat tummy to baby bulge in a matter of a few weeks.
Expelled and disowned from her father’s land and life, and still recovering her tragic loss, Quartessa tries to pick herself up and regain some control in her life despite the fact that it never really seems possible for her. As much as Quartessa wishes that her life was in her control, fate has a funny way of popping back up to screw with her in ways that piss her off, change her life forever, or merely just to remind her that her future isn’t up to her in the slightest bit. And when she meets a man who informs her of her child’s future, she begins to question if she ever really had a say in anything she has or will do.
In Kortis, the Zolera territory becomes torn between the truth and their King’s denial. Knowing that a mutiny is sure to ensue, Gader seeks his sister’s assistance in restoring order within their land. And, despite the fact that her and her father are currently at odds, she agrees to help for the sake of her brother and her kind. But when she learns just who her kind seeks to replace her father, she becomes torn between her family ties and the wellbeing of her former home. With her demon darkness growing stronger, alongside her fear that it will take her over to kill those she loves before she can ever touch them again, she seeks a way to rid herself of it as well as James. But when his demeanor changes for the better, Quartessa finds herself stuck in one hell of a dilemma. Not everything that lives remains so. And neither can be said for what is dead but refuses to be gone. [close]
― Richelle Mead, Blood Promise
― Tom Robbins
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