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The Religion of the Samurai: A Study of Zen Philosophy and Discipline in China and Japan

Zen was uniquely suited to the Samurai of Japan. The high moral principles of Buddhism, when adopted and adapted by the Japanese warriors who became the Samurai, created an austere philosophy of singular beauty and depth. Its characteristic requirements of strict control over body and mind was exemplified by ancient warrior monks whose serene countenance, even in the face of certain death, made them much admired even by their foes.

Zen may be the most misunderstood of the world's moral philosophies. While it is often classified as a Religion, it is frequently considered by its adherents to be a utilitarian philosophy, a collection of rational moral precepts or, even more simply, as a state of being. The aim of the practice of Zen is to become Enlightened and achieve the beatitude of Nirvana.

To reach Nirvana means to achieve the state of extinction of pain and the annihilation of sin. Zen never looks for the realization of its beatitude in a place like heaven, nor believes in the realm of Reality transcendental of the phenomenal universe, nor gives countenance to the superstition of Immortality, nor does it hold the world is the best of all possible worlds, nor conceives life simply as blessing. It is in this life, full of shortcomings, misery, and sufferings, that Zen hopes to realize its beatitude. It is in this world, imperfect, changing, and moving, that Zen finds the Divine Light it worships. It is in this phenomenal universe of limitation and relativity that Zen aims to attain to highest Nirvana.

Overwhelmed by the Spirit: Empowered to Manifest the Glory of God Throughout the Earth

Get ready to Experience the Holy Spirit Like Never Before!If believers want to accomplish the Great Commission and see nations brought to Christ, it is absolutely essential that they work with the Holy Spirit. His presence and power is non-negotiable!God the Father is in Heaven. Jesus is seated at His right hand. The Holy Spirit is God on the Earth, purposed to fill and empower you to bring heaven's supernatural plans to pass in your life and in the lives of those around you.In this book, James Maloney draws from years of theological training and powerful testimony, to help you: Scripturally understand Who the Holy Spirit is and how He worksDiscover your gifts and callingsExperience supernatural strength in areas of weaknessWalk in the miraculous and lead others to ChristTo fulfill your divine destiny, you need the Holy Spirit. Get ready to experience His presence and power like never before!


What Can We Know About God?: Crucial Questions

Jesus Himself said that knowing God is an essential part of salvation. We must know who God is, and the way to know God is to learn what He has revealed about Himself. In What Can We Know About God?, Dr. R. C. Sproul unfolds Scripture's teachings on the nature, will, and attributes of God, presenting a glorious picture of our great Creator and Savior.

The Power Of Choice: Choose Faith Not Fear

Our choices can lead to happiness or sadness. Due to the situations, many people find themselves in; they think that the power of choice has been taken from them. They feel helpless, out of control of their own life.

There are two main choices in this world, you can choose to FEAR the future, which limits the options available to you, or you can choose to have FAITH which opens up unlimited options.

Through the media. Be it television, newspaper or The Internet we can be bombarded with fear from a morning to night, so much so that we become accustomed to it and take it as the norm. If you are looking for examples of faith then you have to search for it, seek it out.

In this book, I would like to restore some of that faith that may have been taken from you throughout the years. I will share stories of how both faith and fear are equally powerful and need to be treated as so.

FEAR can bring sickness, depression, heartache.

FAITH can bring healing, good fortune, mental clarity.

When you take responsibility that the power of choice is within you and not in the circumstances that affect your life, then with that comes an within bliss. As you stand in faith, it allows Gods love to flow into your life, creating stronger family bonds, peace of mind, healing, often off incurable diseases.

I welcome you today to make a choice of faith and learn to leave fear behind. Where you once seen a dead end, you will now see crossroads.

I leave the choice to join me up to you. Have a great day.

The 7-Day Prayer Warrior Experience (Free One-Week Devotional)

The 7-Day Prayer Warrior Experience is a free eBook from bestselling author Stormie Omartian, developed using excerpts from Prayer Warrior and Prayer Warrior Prayer and Study Guide. Are you equipped for spiritual battle? Take the next seven days to "put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil" (Ephesians 6:11). Join Stormie as she explains the pieces of armor, what they mean, and how they can help you be a prayer warrior in your spiritual battle. With devotional thoughts, suggested prayers, ways to dig deeper, and opportunities to connect with Stormie and a whole community of prayer warriors, The 7-Day Prayer Warrior Experience will empower you with the truth that "He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world" (1 John 4:4).

Does God Control Everything? (Crucial Questions)

Dr. R.C. Sproul explores and explains the Christian doctrine of providence, the teaching that God is the sovereign ruler of the universe. He then deals with some of the philosophical and theological questions and objections the doctrine raises. His teaching challenges popular assumptions about the universe and exalts God as the sovereign ruler and sustainer of all things.

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit: Its Purpose and Power (Christian Discipleship Series Book 3)

Jesus commanded His disciples to be baptized in water. However, Jesus also commanded His disciples to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. This raises a very important question: if we received the Holy Spirit when we were saved, then why do we need to be baptized in the Holy Spirit after we are saved? This eBook explains the reason why every serious Christian needs to be baptized in the Holy Spirit, and also clarifies the proper use of the gift of tongues, our God-given new language.

Learning to Pray

Prayer moves heaven and earth! ??? Do you not believe that? Consider Elijah, whose prayers halted rain for more than three years. Or the believers of the early Church, whose prayers released the chains that bound Peter in prison. No special formulas were used to yield these results. These were just simple men and women like you and me, praying to an awesome God.

God still hears and does the impossible through the prayers of His people! In this book, K.P. Yohannan will show you how significant of a role your prayers play on this earth, and you will learn the first steps of praying consistently and effectively.

Start reading (and praying) today!

Can I Have Joy in My Life? (Crucial Questions)

Title: Can I Have Joy in My Life? Binding: Paperback Author: R.C.Sproul Publisher: ReformationTrustPublishing

The Power Of Faith Can Move Mountains: Attain health happiness and love.

o Improve your health and well-being.

o Remove the problems from your life

o Increase the power of your faith

In life, day-to-day problems come to us all, but if our faith is weak, even small problems can quickly grow to appear bigger than they really are.

Doubt and worry are the most destructive forms of fear; they can cloud our vision blinding us from the truth.

A mountain of doubt can cripple your life. Like a rabbit in headlights, you close your eyes and freeze, hoping the problem will go away when you have opened them.

When it remains, you can be left dazed and confused not knowing what way to turn. All rational thought goes out the window. In a panic to get things back to the way they were; you can make all the wrong decisions

No one likes change, but it is much easier when you come from a place of strength; when it originates from a place of faith and not fear.

Faith is like a muscle; like any muscle, it needs to be consistently exercised to have maximum power. When all is going smoothly, our faith can be easily neglected, although this is the time that we must use to maintain its strength.

If you were asked to run a marathon tomorrow, unless you had put in the training, you might not even reach the half way point. How then can you expect to have the faith to remove the problems from your life if you do not first develop a level of faith that can do so?

Faith is something that needs constant attention or thoughts of doubt will set in.

In this book, I will share with you methods to increase your faith, and keep it at its highest level; so you are prepared for any problem or difficulty that may arise.

When you nurture your faith, you will begin to see your life change in unusual ways. Things that once held you back will soon fade away.

A simple change of perspective can make a mountain become level ground.

Change your life today; increase the power within.

Thin Black Road

There's a thin black road I have traveled many times. It leads to peace In so many ways. It's kind of hard to describe For the road's oft unclear. It unfolds to me Like a lovely gift One word at a time. Then, music fills in the gaps, Making worries fade away, As unexplainable peace pours in. There's a thin black road It leads me to peace. When good or ill tidings come To threaten my equilibrium, I will travel that road And return to peaceful calm.