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This book organises 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, this book demonstrates the common thread that runs through all mystical traditions. The author/editor prefaces each topic 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. Sections include: - The Great Way - God, Tao and Universal Mind - The Self - Suffering - Karma and Reincarnation - "A priceless treasury of interfaith understanding." -Brother David Steindll-Rast This publication "...is truly a timely event, bound to nourish those who are soul-weary of combativeness in the name of religion." -Carol Lee Flinders, author of Laurel's Kitchen and Enduring Grace. "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 "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
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Richard Hooper has degrees in both theology and the philosophy of world religions. Once a nationally syndicated radio commentator on religion, Hooper is now a columnist for United Press International's web forum: ReligionandSpirituality.com, and has recently founded The Sedona Institute for Comparative Theology. His other books include The Crucifixion of Mary Magdalene and The Gospel of the Unknown Jesus.

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"A priceless treasury of interfaith understanding." -Brother David Steindl-Rast "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 "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 "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" "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"

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