Author: L. J. R. Ort

Publisher: Brill Archive


Category: Manichaeism

Page: 290

View: 1630


Author: Rajiv K Rout

Publisher: One Point Six Technologies Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9354382185

Category: Fiction

Page: 37

View: 8932

“First it felt horrifying, as if I was floating, not going somewhere, not moving in some direction, but simply at rest without any support. I looked around, but couldn’t see, I couldn’t even sense my body. I am no body; I realized that I didn’t have a body. I have no sight, no sounds and no senses at all. I am just a point. Neither I am standing nor lying, simply a point existence.” “When you think, see the way of the thoughts and when you look, look at the looking. Jumping from a height, watch your legs and hanging from an edge go to your hands.” Fixing his pupils at the top most edge of his eyes and raising his head towards the clouds the bhikhshu uttered distinctly. *To relive the thrill read "Mani" About the Author: Rajiv K Rout is basically a writer com entrepreneur. He started his career as an engineer. Later to explore the other unknown dimensions he quit the job and started following spiritual path. For masters like OSHO, Jiddu Krishnamurti and Swami Vivekananda he plunged into the innermost depths of existence including humanity. Through unshakeable meditational practices for years, he realised the root cause of every misery is attachment and illusion and their solution as awareness or awakeness. His books are his only effort to narrate these solutions through simplified techniques. He can be reached at [email protected] After his first book the “Truth or Nothing” this is his second attempt to narrate the techniques rather in a fictional way. Hope readers will appreciate this effort same as the previous one.

The Gospel of the Prophet Mani

Author: Duncan Greenlees

Publisher: Book Tree

ISBN: 1585095028

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 580

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For many centuries Manicheism was a powerful and far-reaching religion, rivaled only by Christianity in its scope, but today it is virtually unheard of. It was more dualistic, Gnostic and spiritual so became the arch rival of Christianity and was ultimately stamped out. Every effort has been made to remove it from the memory of humankind and, for the most part, these efforts were a success. Today, however, there is a resurgence of interest in Gnostic thought and teachings. This book will contribute a wealth of new information that would otherwise be lost to history. There is without question no better book on the subject. The author has assembled every known lost fragment of the faith that could possibly be found in order to accurately reassemble its doctrines and teachings. The information is presented factually, without a bias in either direction, to document this movement and its history accurately. He lets the teachings speak for themselves, which allows the reader to make an independent assessment regarding its veracity. From an historical point of view the book is valuable because it both broadens and clarifies our view of religious history, showing what Christianity was truly up against and why Manicheism remained so popular for so long. There is no doubt that the prophet Mani was a great spiritual teacher - he had to be for the religion to flourish for so long. It lasted for over one thousand years in one form or another. Many of the holy books written by Mani have been lost or destroyed, only fragments remain, while his followers were killed and persecuted for centuries. What has been recovered has been painstakingly pieced together in this important work for the benefit of scholars, religious researchers and those interested in alternative spiritual paths.

Women, Power, and Political Change

Author: Bonnie G. Mani

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739118900

Category: Political Science

Page: 315

View: 4230

Contemporary women face barriers as they try to balance family and careers, choose the most promising education and employment options, and run for elected office. Women, Power, and Political Change analyzes the lives of sixteen American women who facilitated social and political changes in the seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. These women were entrepreneurs-a small group advocating policies that imposed costs on some Americans but generated benefits for women. Using qualitative and quantitative data, Bonnie G. Mani describes the social and political context of the times when each of the women lived and worked. What she uncovers regarding the similarities and differences between these women demonstrates how women can influence public policy without holding elected office and without personal wealth. This is a must-read book for anyone interested in the evolution of women's political roles in American history.

Contentious Traditions


Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520214071

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 3549

"An important and disturbing book. Lata Mani has reopened the archives on widow burning in colonial India. Her meticulous reading of contemporary texts . . . is exemplary for its conceptual sophistication. Unsettling and illuminating, this is feminist scholarship at its best."—Ranajit Guha, founding editor Subaltern Studies "Mani's argument that the terms 'tradition' and 'modernity' are inscribed and reinscribed in the bodies of colonized women has forever changed our understandings of patriarchy, nationalism, and colonialism, and indeed redefined the conditions for 'knowing' with respect to these contexts."—Lisa Lowe, author of Immigration Acts "Lata Mani's brilliant and persuasive analysis of official, native and missionary writings on sati in colonial India makes for a new beginning in contemporary analysis of colonial discourse.This is the book that many have waited for. A landmark publication in several fields at once: modern South Asian history, feminist critiques of colonial discourse, and cultural studies."—Dipesh Chakrabarty, University of Chicago