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The Ocean of Wisdom

The Ocean of Wisdom (Paperback)

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The first major anthology of this size and scope since 1935, The Ocean of Wisdom collects over five thousand pearls in poetry and prose, from the earliest of recorded history to modern times. Divided into 54 sections, ranging from Action to Zen, it draws on all faiths and traditions, from Zoroaster to existentialism. It covers the different ages of man, the stages of life, and is an ideal reference work and long term companion, a source of inspiration for the journey of life. Frequently adopting a light touch it also makes a distinction between the Higher Wisdom, which consists of pointers leading to the understanding of philosophical and metaphysical truth, and practical wisdom, which consists of intelligent skills applicable to all fields of ordinary everyday life. So Germaine Greer and Hilary Rodham Clinton have their place alongside Aristotle and Sartre. The carefully chosen quotations make this book the perfect bedside dipper, and will refresh the spirit of all who are willing to bathe in the ocean of the world's wisdom.

Mind, Body & SpiritMind, Body, Spirit: thought & practiceReligion & BeliefsOther Religions, Cults and alternatives to religionSpirituality & religious experience Publisher: John Hunt Publishing Publication Date: 16/06/2005 ISBN-13: 9781905047079  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Few individuals have as wide an acquaintance with the world's traditions and scriptures as Alan Jacobs. He is Chairperson of the Ramana Maharshi Foundation (UK), editor of Poetry of the Spirit, and has translated The Bhagavad Gita (O Books), The Principal Upanishads (O Books) and The Wisdom of Marcus Aurelius (O Books).

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