Pure Heart Enlightened Mind

Absolutely absorbing from start to finish, this is a true story you might truly fall in love with.

Author: Maura O'Halloran

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 086171752X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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One of the most beloved Buddhist books of all time-having inspired popular musicians, artists, a documentary film, and countless readers-is now in an expanded, new edition, loaded with extras. Absolutely absorbing from start to finish, this is a true story you might truly fall in love with. At only 24, Maura O'Halloran left her Irish-American family stateside and traveled to Japan, where she began studying under an inscrutable Zen master. She would herself become recognized as a Zen master-in an uncommonly brief amount of time. Pure Heart, Enlightened Mind is Maura's beautifully-written account of her journey. These journal entries and letters home reveal astonishing, wise-beyond-her-years humor, compassion, wisdom, and commitment. This expanded edition includes never-before-seen entries and poems, the author's unfinished novel, and an afterword that discusses the book's cultural impact. It will be a must-have for Maura's previous fans--and will surely find her thousands of new ones.

Calcutta Review

... he was somewhat reserved , and few in Calcutta acquired his confidence
sufficiently to become acquainted with his thoughts and feelings upon those most
sacred and interesting of all subjects to a man of pure heart , enlightened mind ,
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The Calcutta Review

... he was somewhat reserved , and few in Calcutta acquired his confidence
sufficiently to become acquainted with his thoughts and feelings upon those most
sacred and interesting of all subjects to a man of pure heart , enlightened mind ,
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From Egypt to Canaan The progress of man from the unregenerate to the regenerate state

Worship from pure hearts , and enlightened minds , is indeed as holy incense
before the Lord , and before His angels ; but worship from mystery , mummery
and selfishness , benumbs the conscience , intoxicates the judgment , and is like
the ...

Author: Jonathan Bayley

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The Hand of God in History With an Introduction Additions and Notes by H Christmas

If supplied by the enlightened mind , the pure heart , and the liberal hand of
Christianity , it will be as a fountain of living waters . Another providential feature
of the period now under review , was a spirit of bold inquiry . As the time for the
world's ...

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Hymns

sublime emotions and visions that passed over his heart and mind . These
Hymns represent in their heavenward aspiration ... They are the expression of a
pure heart and an enlightened mind . They are the inner thoughts of a man of
God .

Author: Frederick William Faber

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Page: 427

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The Hand of God in History

If supplied by the enlightened mind , the pure heart , and the liberal hand of
Christianity , it will be as a fountain of living waters . Another providential feature
of the period now under review , was a spirit of bold inquiry . As the time for the
world's ...

Author: Hollis Read

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Page: 860

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The Freemason s Repository

It is not well , we are sometimes told , to have too nice a sense of moral
obligations , or be over anxious to apply the tests of an enlightened mind and a
pure heart to the ordinary , every day matters of life . It is better to float with the
current and ...

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Yazoo

... BRICK WITHOUT STRAW — AS COVERING FOR A PURE HEART AND AN
ENLIGHTENED MIND WHICH IS MOST ... When once we had fairly entered on
our work and the incrustations of slavery surrounding the hearts and the minds of
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Author: Albert Talmon Morgan

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Page: 512

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Tricycle

Maura O'Halloran Pure Heart , Enlightened Wind EDITED BY DORIS WOLTER
THE LIFE LETTERS OFANZIMSARU STANFORD UNIVERSITY LIURARY MAY
17 2007 Pure Heart , Enlightened Mind The Life and Letters of an Irish Zen Saint
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The Doctor Who Sat for a Year

Sunday 19 March This month I'm rereading one of the most astonishing books I'
ve ever come across, Pure Heart, Enlightened Mind by Maura O'Halloran. Maura
was an Irish-American Zen Buddhist monk. Her book is essentially a meditation ...

Author: Brendan Kelly

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717184595

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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As a psychiatrist, Brendan Kelly is used to extoling the benefits of a daily meditation practice, but following his own advice is a different story. Finding the time to sit quietly every day isn’t easy when you’re already trying to juggle a stressful job, a busy family life, a cinema addiction, a cake habit and low-level feelings of guilt over an unused gym membership. But this is the year he is going to do it. Can he improve his life by meditating for 15 minutes every day? Will it improve his relationships with his family and patients? And will he ever be more Zen than Trixie the cat? The Doctor Who Sat for a Year is a funny, thoughtful and inspiring book about embracing both meditation and our imperfections. ‘An excellent introduction to the path of meditation … The author describes both how difficult meditation can be in the face of daily distractions and, ultimately, how easy it becomes when simple choices are put in place.’ Michael Harding

The Journal of Education for Upper Canada

For there is all the difference of civilization and barbarism , of religion and
infidelity , in the kind of literature a peoplo have . If supplied by the enlightened
mind , the pure heart , and the liberal hand of Christianity , it will bo as a fountain
of living ...

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Papers on Popular Education and School keeping

In such feelings and in such motivesworthy of a pure heart and an enlightened
mind - may you , sir , find a satisfaction and an encouragement which , perhaps ,
neither reason nor patriotism can sufficiently supply . It is thus the numerous and
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The Freewill Baptist Quarterly

Hence the need of constant vigilance and faithfulness , especially on the part of
those who interpret the sacred oracles , that with an enlightened mind , a pure
heart , candor , and experience , the truth as revealed may be so set forth as to ...

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The Oneness Hypothesis

It is interesting to think about O'Halloran in relation to her story as told in Pure
Heart, Enlightened Mind: O'Halloran as story, as well as O'Halloran and her story.
Ironically, we would likely not have her story in all of its vivid vulnerability had she
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Author: Philip J. Ivanhoe

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231544634

Category: Religion

Page: 403

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The idea that the self is inextricably intertwined with the rest of the world—the “oneness hypothesis”—can be found in many of the world’s philosophical and religious traditions. Oneness provides ways to imagine and achieve a more expansive conception of the self as fundamentally connected with other people, creatures, and things. Such views present profound challenges to Western hyperindividualism and its excessive concern with self-interest and tendency toward self-centered behavior. This anthology presents a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary exploration of the nature and implications of the oneness hypothesis. While fundamentally inspired by East and South Asian traditions, in which such a view is often critical to their philosophical approach, this collection also draws upon religious studies, psychology, and Western philosophy, as well as sociology, evolutionary theory, and cognitive neuroscience. Contributors trace the oneness hypothesis through the works of East Asian and Western schools, including Confucianism, Mohism, Daoism, Buddhism, and Platonism and such thinkers as Zhuangzi, Kant, James, and Dewey. They intervene in debates over ethics, cultural difference, identity, group solidarity, and the positive and negative implications of metaphors of organic unity. Challenging dominant views that presume that the proper scope of the mind stops at the boundaries of skin and skull, The Oneness Hypothesis shows that a more relational conception of the self is not only consistent with contemporary science but has the potential to lead to greater happiness and well-being for both individuals and the larger wholes of which they are parts.

Memories of Youth and Manhood

It was a fortunate companionship for both ; giving to the elder an opportunity for
foreign travel 50 generally coveted , and to the younger the benefit to be derived
from a patron of enlightened mind cultivated by liberal study , of pure heart , and ...

Author: Sidney Willard

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A History of Irish Autobiography

O'Halloran left a diary, which her mother and siblings published as Pure Heart,
Enlightened Mind (2007). Having reached enlightenment at the age of twenty-six,
she writes that 'there is nothing else to strive after' and so wants live her life 'for ...

Author: Liam Harte

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108548458

Category: Literary Criticism

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A History of Irish Autobiography is the first ever critical survey of autobiographical self-representation in Ireland from its recoverable beginnings to the twenty-first century. The book draws on a wealth of original scholarship by leading experts to provide an authoritative examination of autobiographical writing in the English and Irish languages. Beginning with a comprehensive overview of autobiography theory and criticism in Ireland, the History guides the reader through seventeen centuries of Irish achievement in autobiography, a category that incorporates diverse literary forms, from religious tracts and travelogues to letters, diaries, and online journals. This ambitious book is rich in insight. Chapters are structured around key subgenres, themes, texts, and practitioners, each featuring a guide to recommended further reading. The volume's extensive coverage is complemented by a detailed chronology of Irish autobiography from the fifth century to the contemporary era, the first of its kind to be published.

Women Practicing Buddhism

Library Journal Pure Heart, Enlightened Mind The Life and Letters of an Irish Zen
Saint Maura O'Halloran 352 pages, ISBN 0-86171-283-8, $17.95 "Some of the
most important lessons I've learned have come from Maura O'Halloran.

Author: Peter N. Gregory

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 086171539X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 239

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This book grew out of the conference, Women Practicing Buddhism: American Experiences, held at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, in 2005. The conference brought together students, scholars, Buddhist teachers, practitioners, artists, activists, and healers to explore the diverse experiences of women practising Buddhism in contemporary America. The pieces here centre on issues of practice, bringing to bear women's particular experiences of Buddhism as it is spreading to North America and taking root in new contexts. They celebrate the ways in which women are changing Buddhism and explore the array of issues that women as Buddhists face today. Contributors include those recognizable as Buddhist teachers, as well as well-known (and even famous) practitioners.

Shambhala Sun

In her letters and journal - published posthumously in the book , Pure Heart ,
Enlightened Mind — the young monk - in - training comments at length about her
hopes to write a novel that would be based on her travels in Japan and
elsewhere .

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Journal of Mycology

In nature , the heavens were stretched out over us for a temple , and if we had
pure hearts and enlightened minds , we would sit in it , always near the Father ,
and pray to him between the Cherubim in the Holy of Holies , besides a great
deal ...

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