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Jesus, Buddha, Krishna & Lao Tzu : The Parallel Sayings, Paperback by Hooper, Richard J. (EDT)
A song in four voices. In this fascinating volume, independent scholar Richard Hooper proves what many have suspected. The great religious traditions have a common spiritual thread. Here are organized hundreds of sayings attributed to Jesus, Buddha, Krishna and Lao Tzu into topics such as, "The Great Way" and "God, Tao and Universal Mind,"and assembles the sayings into four parallel columns for easy reference. Edited from over fifty ancient Christian, Buddhist, Hindu and Taoist texts, The Parallel Sayings demonstrates the common thread that runs through all mystical traditions. The author/editor prefaces each top with an introduction that is insightful and sends a powerful message that will be welcomed by all who seek the truth within, and within their own spiritual tradition.
In this fascinating volume, theologian and philosopher Richard Hooper reveals the common spiritual threads of the world's great religious traditions. Hooper organizes hundreds of sayings attributed to Jesus, Buddha, Krishna and Lao Tzu thematically and assembles these parallel sayings into four columns for easy reference. Culled from more than fifty ancient Christian, Buddhist, Hindu and Taoist texts, Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, and Lao Tzuincludes topics such as, "The Great Way, "Suffering," and more. Each topic includes an insightful introduction that sends a powerful message that will be welcomed by all who seek the truth within, and within their own spiritual tradition.
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"A much needed journey into the minds and hearts of the great prophets of our world; academic, yet heart-filled, stimulating and illuminating...This rare text answers many questions that others leave hanging, and touches the spirit as well as the mind." - Alan Cohen , author of How Good Can it Get and A Deep Breath of Life
"A priceless treasury of interfaith understanding." - Brother David Steindl-Rast
"I was much taken by the idea of this book when I first learned it was in the making, but the execution of it-the reality of it-is just wonderful. Its publication is a truly timely event, bound to nourish those who are soul-weary of combativeness in the name of religion." - Carol Lee Flinders, PhD, author of Enduring Lives: Portrait of Women and Faith in Action
"In this book, former minister Richard Hooper presents the basic building blocks of world spirituality...Here one finds our common thread in the universality of spirituality." - Adrian Ravarour, PhD , American Catholic Church bishop
"Richard Hooper sends a powerful message that will be welcomed by all who seek the truth within, and within their own tradition." - Jeff Cox , Snow Lion Publications
"Richard Hooper shatters any preconceived notions that there is only 'one way' to enlightenment. Instead he blazes a path of collective understanding beyond dogma toward finding the divinity within ourselves" - Judy Martin, NPR journalist and founder of WorkLifeMonitor.com