The Spiritual Guide

Four Steps on the Path of Enlightenment

By Richard White

The Spiritual Guide

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  • Pages: 114
  • Publication Date: 11/10/2016
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The Spiritual Guide

Four Steps on the Path of Enlightenment

By Richard White

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  • ISBN: 9781498294836
  • Pages: 114
  • Publication Date: 11/10/2016
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About-

Many people ask, "How can I live a more spiritual life, a life that can ultimately lead to enlightenment?" And by way of an answer this book describes four of the most important steps that we can take along the spiritual path--staying open to suffering, living a generous life, cultivating mindfulness and wonder, and accepting death but affirming joy. The Spiritual Guide offers a clear discussion of basic spiritual themes. It does not assume the truth of any given standpoint, and it has something to say to all people, regardless of their religious affiliation or lack of it. Most of us are profoundly concerned with meaning-of-life issues, but academic philosophy is remote while "new age" spirituality can be impossibly vague. This book uses parables, philosophical ideas, and stories from a variety of religious and philosophical traditions to illuminate what it means to live in a spiritual way. The Spiritual Guide is both practical and theoretical, and it speaks directly to readers as students of life.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Here is a wonderfully compact gift--a profound and refreshing oasis in our daily desert of distraction. Professor White's reach is wide. Through gracefully embracing the heartbeat of major religions, he reminds us of our spiritual core. He takes us on a treasured journey that prompts us to awaken to who we are: pilgrims on our intimate and ultimate quest for that which makes life worth living."
--Michael C. Brannigan, Pfaff Endowed Chair in Ethics and Moral Values, The College of Saint Rose

"In a time when discussions of spirituality tend to be either grossly superficial or too narrowly specialized, Richard White's Spiritual Guide comes as a welcome surprise. White's treatment of spirituality is both profound and accessible, grounded in stories and examples from the world's great philosophical and religious traditions, yet attuned to the challenges of living in today's technologically sophisticated and pluralistic world. The Spiritual Guide is an exceptionally clear book on a topic generally not known for clarity. By focusing on four steps to a spiritual life, White artfully manages to articulate a theory of spirituality while focusing on the practical steps one can take to live a more meaningful life. In this way, White recovers the wisdom of ancient traditions, namely, that the quality of one's life is chiefly influenced by one's understanding of the world, and that a mature understanding is something one acquires over time by responding to suffering with compassion, by learning to live generously, by cultivating wonder, and by acknowledging death in order to live with joy. This book will be well worth reading for anyone who wants to learn more about the enduring relevance of spiritual wisdom and also live a spiritually fulfilled life." 
--Richard Kyte, Endowed Professor, D. B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership, Viterbo University

Contributors-

Richard White

Bio(s)-

Richard White is Professor of Philosophy at Creighton University in Omaha. His most recent books include The Heart of Wisdom (2013), Radical Virtues (2008), and Love's Philosophy (2001).

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