The Path by Michael Puett


Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Editor : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-04-05
ISBN-13 : 9781476777856
Hardcover : 224 Pages


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For the first time, an award-winning Harvard professor shares his wildly popular course on classical Chinese philosophy, showing you how ancient ideas—like the fallacy of the authentic self—can guide you on the path to a good life today. Why is a course on ancient Chinese philosophers one of the most popular at Harvard? Because it challenges all our modern assumptions about what it takes to flourish. Astonishing teachings emerged two thousand years ago through the work of a succession of Chinese scholars exploring how humans can improve themselves and their society. And what are these counterintuitive ideas? Transformation comes not from looking within for a true self, but from creating conditions that produce new possibilities. Good relationships come not from being sincere and authentic, but from the rituals we perform within them. A good life emerges not from planning it out, but through training ourselves to respond well to small moments. Influence comes not from wielding power but from holding back. Excellence comes from what we choose to do, not our natural abilities. In other words, The Path “opens the mind” (Huffington Post) and upends everything we are told about how to lead a good life. Its most radical idea is that there is no path to follow in the first place—just a journey we create anew at every moment by seeing and doing things differently. “With its…spirited, convincing vision, revolutionary new insights can be gleaned from this book on how to approach life’s multifarious situations with both heart and head” (Kirkus Reviews). A note from the publisher: To read relevant passages from the original works of Chinese philosophy, see our ebook Confucius, Mencius, Laozi, Zhuangzi, Xunzi: Selected Passages, available wherever books are sold.

The Path by Michael Puett


Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Editor : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-04-05
ISBN-13 : 9781476777832
Hardcover : 224 Pages


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

For the first time an award-winning Harvard professor shares the lessons from his wildly popular course on classical Chinese philosophy, showing you how these ancient ideas can guide you on the path to a good life today. The lessons taught by ancient Chinese philosophers surprisingly still apply, and they challenge our fundamental assumptions about how to lead a fulfilled, happy, and successful life. Self-discovery, it turns out, comes through looking outward, not inward. Power comes from holding back. Good relationships come from small gestures. Spontaneity comes from practice. And excellence comes from what you choose to do, not your “natural” abilities. Counterintuitive. Countercultural. Even revolutionary. These powerful ideas have made Professor Michael Puett's course the third most popular at Harvard University in recent years, with enrollment surging every year since it was first offered in 2006. It's clear students are drawn by a bold promise Professor Puett makes on the first day of class: “These ideas will change your life.” Now he offers his course to the world.

The Path by Michael Puett


Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Penguin UK
Release : 2016-04-07
ISBN-13 : 9780241970430
Hardcover : 288 Pages


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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER Harvard's most popular professor explains how thinkers from Confucius to Zhuangzi can transform our lives The first book of its kind, The Path draws on the work of the great but largely unknown Chinese philosophers to offer a profound guide to living well. By explaining what these teachings reveal about subjects from decision-making to relationships, it challenges some of our deepest held assumptions, forcing us to "unlearn" many ideas that inform modern society. The way we think we're living our lives isn't the way we live them. The authors show that we live well not by "finding" ourselves and slavishly following a grand plan, as so much of Western thought would have us believe, but rather through a path of self-cultivation and engagement with the world. Believing in a "true self" only restricts what we can become - and tiny changes, from how we think about careers to how we talk with our family, can start to have powerful effects that will open up constellations of new possibilities. Professor Michael Puett's course in Chinese philosophy has taken Harvard by storm. In The Path, he collaborates with journalist and author Christine Gross-Loh to make this timeless wisdom accessible to everyone for the very first time.


Genre : Self-Help
Editor : Ballantine Books
Release : 1989
ISBN-13 : 9780449903377
Hardcover : 285 Pages


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Describes the basic steps of creating, discusses the creative cycle, and shows how to use these skills to reshape one's life

The Path To Mass Rebellion by Ruth Margolies Beitler


Genre : History
Editor : Lexington Books
Release : 2004
ISBN-13 : 0739107097
Hardcover : 189 Pages


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The Path to Mass Rebellion: An Analysis of Two Intifadas should be read by policy makers, international relations and conflict resolution scholars, Middle East Studies scholars, political scientists, and anyone else interested in better understanding the current violence surrounding the creation of a Palestinian state and security issues this creates for Israel.


Genre : History
Editor : Manchester University Press
Release : 2005
ISBN-13 : 0719070082
Hardcover : 220 Pages


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This book focuses on explaining why the EU agreed to eastern enlargement and the (uneven) pattern of accommodation of the applicants' preferences in substantive policies.

The Path Of Serenity And Insight by Henepola Gunaratana


Genre : Religion
Editor : Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Release : 1992
ISBN-13 : 8120808711
Hardcover : 263 Pages


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In the oldest scriptures of Theravada Buddhism much attention is given to the jhanas high levels of meditative attainment distinguished by poweful concentration and purity of mind. Ven. Dr. Gunaratana examines these jhanas within the context of Buddhist t

Following The Path by Joan Chittister


Genre : Religion
Editor : Image Books
Release : 2012
ISBN-13 : 9780307953988
Hardcover : 188 Pages


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The author uses advice and insight to help readers find purpose, happiness, and fulfillment in their lives.

The Path Of Life by Cyprian Smith


Genre : Religion
Editor : Gracewing Publishing
Release : 1995
ISBN-13 : 0852443021
Hardcover : 181 Pages


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The Path To Spiritual Excellence by Shaykh Adil Al-Haqqani


Genre : Self-Help
Editor : ISCA
Release : 2002-07
ISBN-13 : 1930409184
Hardcover : 156 Pages


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From the head of the world's largest Sufi order comes another luminous volume of inspiring lectures. This book includes practical steps to find your " true identity" and tune in to your individual spiritual powers, which complete the universal scheme.