A Thousand Names for Joy

A Thousand Names for Joy

Living in Harmony With the Way Things Are

Book - 2007
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In her first two books, Byron Katie showed how suffering can be ended by questioning the stressful thoughts that create it, through a process of self-inquiry she calls The Work. Now, inA Thousand Names for Joy, she encourages us to discover the freedom that lives on the other side of inquiry. Stephen Mitchell--the renowned translator of the Tao Te Ching--selected provocative excerpts from that ancient text as a stimulus for Katie to talk about the most essential issues that face us all: life and death, good and evil, love, work, and fulfillment. The result is a book that allows the timeless insights of the Tao Te Ching to resonate anew for us today, while offering a vivid and illuminating glimpse into the life of someone who for twenty years--ever since she "woke up to reality" one morning in 1986--has been living what Lao-tzu wrote more than 2,500 years ago. Katie's profound, lighthearted wisdom is not theoretical; it is absolutely authentic. That is what makes this book so compelling. It's a portrait of a woman who is imperturbably joyous, whether she is dancing with her infant granddaughter or finds that her house has been emptied out by burglars, whether she stands before a man about to kill her or embarks on the adventure of walking to the kitchen, whether she learns that she is going blind, flunks a "How Good a Lover Are You?" test, or is diagnosed with cancer. With her stories of total ease in all circumstances, Katie does more than describe the awakened mind; she lets you see it, feel it, in action. And she shows you how that mind is yours as well.
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, c2007.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780307339232
Branch Call Number: 170.44 Kat
Characteristics: xv, 281 pages
Additional Contributors: Mitchell, Stephen 1943-
Alternative Title: 1000 names for joy


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Apr 07, 2019

I read this book while going through a hard life transition and it was my saving grace. Everyday, reading only a few lines, put me a place of amazement with life, ability to handle anything, which I needed. I have since given this book to friends, who all have loved it and thanked me. The story of how this book came to be is magic in itself and led to the marriage of both writers!

Jun 07, 2016

Very good.

May 14, 2014

If you are fond of Zen koans like the sound of one hand clapping, this may make sense to you. If you're not, it's just page after page of unintelligible gibberish.

Dec 16, 2011

I love this book

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