New York: Parabola, 1994. Later printing. Paperback in very good condition. Item #19479
Contains "Of Majesties and Majesty" by Frederick Franck - In the seventh century, the Empress of China begged a Buddhist master for a demonstration that would clarify the mystery of the "All in All" and the "One in All." An appreciation of his brilliant solution.; "Strangers at the Gate" by Robert E. Meagher - An exploration of the ancient rites of hospitality and how they reveal our common humanity; "The Thunder, Perfect Mind" - The first appearance in English of an arresting and powerful fragment from the Gnostic writings at Nag Hammadi; "Laws and Customs in a Brahmin Family" by Lizelle Reymond - The subtleties of relationships in a traditional Indian household as experienced by a Western woman; "Selections from Essentials: Definitions and Aphorisms" by Jean Toomer - Best known as the author of Cane, Toomer published these observations "on the nature and forms of human experience" in a private edition in 1931. The second in a series of excerpts.; "The Coat" by Shems Friedlander - The unique Sufic relationship between teacher and disciple, in an intense and dramatic evocation; "Indra's Net--Reflections on Relationships" - Insights into our interwoven human experience; "The Demands of Harmony--An Appreciation of Navajo Relationships" by Barre Toelken - A challenging and provocative essay which indicates a way to approach a view of life radically different from our own; "Teling Stories: A conversation with Diane Wolkstein and Paul Jordan-Smith" - The experience of storytellers who keep an age-old art alive and well in our time; "Two Poems" by Jane Yolen; 135 pages.