Moments of Enlightenment: Stories from Ancient and Modern Masters

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Moments of Enlightenment brings together the stories of ancient and modern spiritual masters who not only achieved enlightenment themselves, but endeavored by their teaching to help others achieve it as well. A broad spectrum of religious traditions is represented, including Baha'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism.
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Moments of Enlightenment brings together the stories of ancient and modern spiritual masters who not only achieved enlightenment themselves, but endeavored by their teaching to help others achieve it as well. A broad spectrum of religious traditions is represented, including Baha'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781567315394
  • Publisher: MJF Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Pages: 287

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword XIII
Introduction XV
1 Gautama, the Buddha (624-544 B.C.E., Nepal) From Suffering to Nirvana 1
2 Hui-Neng (638-713, China) From Illiterate Woodcutter to Sixth Zen Patriarch 7
3 Yeshe Tsogyal (757-817, Tibet) Lady of the Lotus-Born 15
4 Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273, Afghanistan) Intoxicated with the Beloved 23
5 A Disciple of the Kabbalistic School of Abraham Abulafia (1240-1291, Spain) Kabbalah: The Secret Names of God 29
6 Saint Catherine of Siena (1347-1380, Italy) The Bride of Christ 37
7 Kabir (circa 1440-1518, India) Beyond Dogma to Divinity 47
8 Gendun Gyatso Palzangpo (1475-1541, Tibet) Poems of a Mad Dalai Lama 55
9 Saint John of the Cross (1542-1591, Spain) Transcending the Dark Night of the Soul 63
10 Hakuin (1686-1769, Japan) Falling Down Laughing 69
11 The Baal Shem Tov (1698-1760, Eastern Europe) The Heavenly Hasid 77
12 Baha'u'llah (1817-1892, Iran) In Bondage, Yet Free 85
13 Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (1836-1886, India) The Ecstatic Lover of Mother Kali 91
14 Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950, India) I Am Not the Body, I Am the Self 99
15 Swami (Papa) Ramdas (1884-1963, India) and Mother Krishnabai (1903-1989, India) There Is Only Ram (God) 107
16 Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952, India) Bringing Cosmic Consciousness to the West 113
17 Meher Baba (1894-1969, India) The Universal Love of an Avatar 123
18 Krishnamurti (1895-1986, India) I Am God Intoxicated 133
19 Franklin Merrell-Wolff (1897-1985, United States) Pathways Through to Space 139
20 Peace Pilgrim (Early 1900s-1981, United States) Walking for World Peace 147
21 Gopi Krishna (1908-1984, India) The Awakening of the Kundalini 155
22 Lester Levenson (1909-1994, United States) Releasing for Ultimate freedom 163
23 Jean Klein (Circa 1916-1998, Czechoslovakia) From Individual to Impersonal 175
24 Ramesh Balsekar (1919-present, India) It Had to Happen 185
25 Robert Adams (1928-1997, United States) The Silence of the Heart 191
26 Bernadette Roberts(1931-present, United States) The Journey to No-Self 199
27 Deepa Kodikal (1941-present, India) Becoming the Cosmos Without Leaving Home 207
28 Gangaji (1942-present, United States) Who Are You? You Are THAT! 215
29 Eckhart Tolle (1948-present, Germany) The Power of Now 223
30 A. H. Almaas (?-present, Kuwait) Finding Essence through the Diamond Approach 229
31 Shantimayi (1950-present, United States) The Cannery Enlightenment 241
32 Mata Amritanandamayi (1953-present, India) Embraced by the Divine Mother 245
33 Suzanne Segal (1955-1997, United States) Collision with the Infinite 251
Bibliography and Suggested Reading 261
Internet Resources 269
Index 277
About the Authors 287
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