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Meditations and Prayers on the Supreme Lord
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Up Close and Personal
Deeply penetrating reflections in the form of a personal dialogue with God remind the reader of the necessity to dedicate time to spiritual growth along with secular pursuits. Written in an easily readable, non-sectarian style, this book explores such topics as patience, tolerance, humility, compassion and determination. The author presents these subjects not as quaint musings from another age but as necessary tools for maintaining sanity in a world full of conflict and stress.
"Now, my dear Lord, I am completely confused. I have tried to attract You, but I see I have nothing to attract You with. I am a pretender. I want Your kingdom, without You. I am a criminal who has tried to plead innocent, and now I have nowhere to hide, no presentations to make. What am I to do, dear Lord?"
"Then I heard the Lord say: 'You have always been, and always will be dear to Me, but you do not believe it. Therefore you separate us by being an enemy to yourself. Come on, My child, and experience what it is to be fully dear to Me."
-- Excerpt from The Beggar
The Beggar II
Crying Out for the Mercy
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Commune with the Lord
This deeply inspirational offering to the Lord and His devotees is Bhakti Tirtha Swami's wonderful follow-up book to The Beggar I: Meditations and Prayers on the Supreme Lord. You'll love this all new collection of prayers, meditations and essays, as they make you cry, laugh, and most of all, commune with that innermost part of you that's crying out for the mercy. This book is a must read, so order yours now, and get ready for the Lord's mercy!
"Immediately I felt the weight of my deficiencies, and realized how polluted my consciousness had become. The voice continued speaking, giving me a welcome distraction."
"Despite your many deficiencies, I have been drawn to you by the intensity of your greed and desperation for transcendence. In fact, I have been sanctioned by higher authority to reveal your shortcomings to you. I therefore beg you to listen closely, for this is a rare opportunity that may not come again for many lifetimes."
"I braced myself for a rude awakening..."
-- Excerpt from The Beggar II
The Beggar III
False Ego: The Greatest Enemy of the Spiritual Leader
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Release Your True Self
"Bhakti Tirtha Swami's books are all written to facilitate us in keeping our highest Self in charge of our lives as we move toward our greatest potential and highest good. The Beggar III is his latest contribution to helping us do the often-difficult inner work of understanding that our life force is our God force. Typical of all true leaders, he teaches by loving, living example."
-- John T. Chissell, M.D.
Author: Pyramids of Power
"...Selflessness is the ingredient most lacking in today's world, because people misunderstand the purpose and principle behind this wonderful science. Genuine selflessness is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less."
"My mentor continued: 'Selflessness doesn't mean to give up pursuing adventurous goals, but rather to attach ourselves to transcendental goals. Actual selflessness means we must genuinely access humility and submissiveness. This can be very scary, because we normally identify humility and submissiveness with low self esteem."
-- Excerpts from The Beggar III
The Beggar IV
Die Before Dying
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Death is to Remove Everything False and Secondary
This newest offering of prayers and meditations written by Bhakti Tirtha Swami began after he was diagnosed with advanced cancer. Through these illuminating meditations we participate in the process he calls "die before dying." It is easy to take so many opportunities for granted, even life itself. However, when we no longer have such opportunities, we are often forced to reflect more on how we have benefited from past situations. Just as there is life, there is death. Someone or something takes birth, grows, stays for some time, deteriorates, and then dies. Therefore, it is important to say and do whatever is best for all now because once the body is gone, the soul departs for its next encounter.
"We must allow every day of our lives to represent healthy closure now! When we live for love, this is most natural because all of our associations will be quality associations in which we share our compassion, determination, and realizations, and receive the same from others. This is the technology of how to celebrate life now and live with proper preparation and detachment, so that we will master the science of dying before dying so as to connect with the should and its home-the spiritual world. After all, death is to remove all that is false and secondary. I am that lowly beggar who is desperately trying to die before dying."
-- Excerpt from The Beggar IV