Forgiving The Unforgivable: The True Story of How Survivors of the Mumbai Terrorist Attack Answered Hatred with Compassion

Forgiving The Unforgivable: The True Story of How Survivors of the Mumbai Terrorist Attack Answered Hatred with Compassion

by Master Charles Cannon, Will Wilkinson
     
 

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In November, 2008, Pakistani Muslim terrorists attacked Mumbai. The 5 Star Oberoi Hotel was one of their targets. The Oberoi was also where M.C. Cannon, leader of the Synchronicity Foundation for Modern Spirituality in Virginia, and 24 of his associates were staying. Four in the group were wounded and two were killed. When rescued by SWAT teams and interviewed by

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In November, 2008, Pakistani Muslim terrorists attacked Mumbai. The 5 Star Oberoi Hotel was one of their targets. The Oberoi was also where M.C. Cannon, leader of the Synchronicity Foundation for Modern Spirituality in Virginia, and 24 of his associates were staying. Four in the group were wounded and two were killed. When rescued by SWAT teams and interviewed by the press, Synchronicity survivors expressed immediate compassion and understanding towards the terrorists. During interviews and press conferences following the attack, they repeated words of forgiveness, not accusation. This ignited an international tsunami of stunned curiosity and thousands of e-mail messages and phone calls flooded in. I am inspired by your response. How did you get to be the way you are? And, How can I learn to do that? This book is a response to those inquiries.This book uses the Mumbai siege as a context for a revolutionary explanation of what true forgiveness really is and how to live the Holistic Lifestyle in a state of awareness where true forgiveness becomes instinctive.

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Publishers Weekly
Cannon's book is a study in contrasts. It is the horrific retelling of the 2008 Pakistani terrorist attack on Mumbai that lasted more than 40 hours, leaving over 150 dead and many more wounded. But it is also the story of the "Holistic Lifestyle," a system that allowed Cannon and members of his Synchronicity Foundation for Modern Spirituality, several of whom were killed in the assault, to not only forgive their attackers, but to send them, in the words of one survivor, "our love, forgiveness and compassion." The book is told in powerful flashback interviews—one woman vividly describes having to extricate herself from the dead bodies on top of her. Interspersed with the scenes of terror are lessons about the Lifestyle, which is predicated on balancing "physical, mental, and emotional experiences throughout the day." If readers struggle with the "Lifestyle" lessons (and they will—talk of "Ultimate Myster" and "Pregnant Void" abounds), Cannon repeatedly grounds the narrative by returning to survivors' firsthand accounts of the attacks. Whether readers leave this book as converts or skeptics, there's compelling reason to explore the teachings of the Holistic Lifestyle—few would be able to endure a tragedy of this proportion and be able to say, "Mumbai enriched our lives." (Feb.)
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Cannon's book is a study in contrasts. It is the horrific retelling of the 2008 Pakistani terrorist attack on Mumbai that lasted more than 40 hours, leaving over 150 dead and many more wounded. But it is also the story of the — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

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ISBN-13:
9781590792186
Publisher:
Select Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/21/2012
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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