This course will inspire you and enrich your understanding of the greatest spiritual masters that have ever lived. Your guide is Dr. Kenneth Rose (PhD, Harvard University), an acclaimed expert in comparative religion. Under his tutelage, you’ll discover the lives and teachings of 11 holy persons throughout the ages and from around the world. Each of these legendary men and women helped bridge Eastern and Western spirituality. By examining their respective religious traditions, you will gain a deeper appreciation of world religions and interfaith dialogue. Dr. Rose will help you place these paragons of faith in their historical contexts, showing you how they came to be such extraordinary channels of spiritual power and wisdom. But this brilliantly taught course goes beyond merely identifying a collection of figures of historic and religious import. Through their individual stories, you’ll also do the following: Grasp the lifeblood of religions like Hinduism, Christianity, and Buddhism Examine the wisdom of both foundational figures (Aquinas, the Buddha) and modern spiritual masters (the Dalai Lama, Thomas Merton) Meet lesser-known men and women whose thought was ahead of their time The wisdom of each of these men and women is not only influential but also profound, moving, and beautiful. Through their words and actions, you will discover new ways to deepen your spiritual wisdom and knowledge of world religions.Orient yourself within the sublime tradition of mysticism as you take inspiration from the lives of Dr. Rose’s hand-picked Mystics, Sages, and Saints. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Kenneth Rose, PhD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000833/bk_nykm_000833_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book argues that Hip Hop?s early history in the South Bronx charts a course remarkably similar to the conceptual history of artistic creation presented in Hegel?s Lectures on Aesthetics . It contends that the resonances between Hegel?s account of the trajectory of art in general, and the historical shifts in the particular culture of Hip Hop, are both numerous and substantial enough to make us re-think not only the nature and import of Hegel?s philosophy of art, but the origin, essence and lesson of Hip Hop. As a result, the book articulates and defends a unique reading of Hegel?s Aesthetics , as well as providing a philosophical explanation of the Hip Hop community?s transition from total social abandonment to some limited form of social inclusion, via the specific mediation of an artistic culture grounded in novel forms of sensible expression. Thus, the fundamental thesis of this book is that Hegel and Hip Hop are mutually illuminating, and when considered in tandem each helps to clarify and reinforce the validity and power of the other.
´A refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like ...It´s an amazing tale´ Bill Gates In 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the boot of his Plymouth, Knight grossed $8000 in his first year. Today, Nike´s annual sales top $30 billion. In an age of start-ups, Nike is the ne plus ultra of all start-ups, and the swoosh has become a revolutionary, globe-spanning icon, one of the most ubiquitous and recognisable symbols in the world today. But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always remained a mystery. Now, for the first time, he tells his story. Candid, humble, wry and gutsy, he begins with his crossroads moment when at 24 he decided to start his own business. He details the many risks and daunting setbacks that stood between him and his dream - along with his early triumphs. Above all, he recalls how his first band of partners and employees soon became a tight-knit band of brothers. Together, harnessing the transcendent power of a shared mission, and a deep belief in the spirit of sport, they built a brand that changed everything. A memoir rich with insight, humour and hard-won wisdom, this book is also studded with lessons - about building something from scratch, overcoming adversity, and ultimately leaving your mark on the world.