The Spiritual Practice of Good Actions: Finding Balance Through the Soul Traits of Mussar

The Spiritual Practice of Good Actions: Finding Balance Through the Soul Traits of Mussar

by Greg Marcus PhD

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738748658
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 09/08/2016
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 679,622
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Greg Marcus, PhD (San Francisco, CA) is a practitioner, facilitator, and innovator of American Mussar, a 21st century spiritual practice for an authentic and meaningful life. He earned a BA in Biology from Cornell University, and earned his PhD in biology from MIT. Visit him online atwww.AmericanMussar.com.

Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction: 1
Part 1: A Glimpse of the Inner World 15
1. Meet Your Soul 17
2. A Soul Self-Evaluation 23
3. Four Assumptions About the Soul 31
4. From Assumptions to Action 37

Part 2: Balancing the Inner World 47
5. Humility 49
6. Patience 67
7. Enthusiasm 77
8. Trust 89
9. Loving-Kindness 101
10. Truth 113
11. Honor 127
12. Gratitude 137
13. Order 149
14. Silence 161
15. Equanimity 173
16. Fear of Consequences 187
17. Awe of Majesty 197

Conclusion: Continue Taking Action 215
Acknowledgments 221
Appendix I: Mussar Overview 225
Appendix II: English to Hebrew Terms 229
Bibliography 231
Index 239

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