Read an excerpt from Father Richard Rohr’s ‘Immortal Diamond.’ In this section, he engages the age-old question, ‘Who am I?’. Richard Rohr is a Franciscan priest and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation. He is well-known for his many books and recorded teachings. Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self. Richard Rohr. Jossey-Bass, $ (p) ISBN
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The ego has found its cover, so be quite careful about being religious.
Get to Know Us. In his bestselling book Falling Upward, Richard Rohrtalked about ego or the False Self and richwrd it gets in the way ofspiritual maturity. Throughout life, we construct False Selves, which are not necessarily evil or wrong, so much as incomplete versions our whole selves that we use as masks to get by in everyday life.
When I began my year of reading, Ikmortal reached out to a few close friends who are avid readers for books that were important to them. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Published January 22nd by Jossey-Bass first published January 2nd If you wonder what I teach or believe. The book was pretty short and to me flew by quickly I literally spent just one day to listen the entire thing.
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Where did the title, Immortal Diamondcome from? His message is revolutionary, yet he is simply passing on what Jesus taught, before His teaching was tamed, re-packaged and turned into idolatry. If you don’t learn how to die early, ahead of time, you spend your life avoiding all failure, humiliation, loss, and you’re not ready for the last death. The hard part is how to apply it. Religion tends to ask its adherents to find God out there, but God is really in you When you discover your True Self, it’s very easy to recognize the presence of God.
Here are a handful of statements that can benefit any reader. It can change your life. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. It is the false self that gives place to greed, pride, anger, vanity, whereas the true self allows the love and grace of God to burst forth from our lives. It worked in part, but I really had a difficult ti Connecting with your truly divine inner self and the ground of all being is the theme of this book.
There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Resurrection is key, both of our Lord and of ourselves. It’s hard to put into words a book that leads the reader to great introspection. You do things because they are true, not because you have to or you are afraid of punishment. Connecting with your truly divine inner self and the ground of all being is the theme of this book. That’s the self that can go to Heaven, if you want to put it that way, because it’s already in Heaven.
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And the God talk does increase as you proceed into the book, especially when you get to the Appendixes at the end tohr the book you have at least 5 or 6 Appendix I believe. Richard’s teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplat Fr. It’s just spinning the necessary prayer wheels, whatever your tradition tells you is the appropriate prayer wheel.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The hard part is how to apply it. It boldly shows us how teachings of Christ have been misinterpreted by the churches and occasionally, with the help of Hinduism and Buddhism, brings the lost essences of Advaita Tat vam asi and Brahmanback into Christianity.
I really like this analogy of finding the Way without being a “true believer. Both would have been better if a diajond editing process had been employed. Recommended by my Spiritual Director, I knew that I should read it.
Immortal Diamond : The Search for Our True Self
I hope if he intends to keep proclaiming such grand universal truths, he truly will speak with a bit more universal enlightenment. I did not know this when I originally got t For most people, the book is going to fall on one of two ends of richarrd spectrum for people Why does it matter? Surely, this is a good thing but in Rohr’s case it results in a diamons that might fit in Brueggemann’s psalms of Orientation or distant Re-orientation.
If you are into these types of books and specifically you are a Christian, this book will be absolutely perfect. When you’re living out of your False Self, you tend to be more attracted to externals–external beliefs, external rituals–but you are never really touched at any deep level because it’s not really YOU that’s making contact. Oct 15, Laura rated it really liked it. Rohr is definitely a Richwrd, I find his ideas and the way he burrows into them inspiring. Try the Kindle edition and ricjard these great reading features: May 17, Veronica Zundel rated it really liked it.
Your True Self, your soul knows spiritual things, and knows God.
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Kitts and Nevis St. This book was a bit of a disappointment. However, the book doesn’t seem to have gone through a good edit. Good, definitely good, but with its high popularity I hadn’t expected it to rohg so deep. He challenges me, pushes me, and enlightens me.
It took me a little longer than usual to immorttal into the book, which keeps it below a five-star review, but it was worth the persistence. The generating motor is inside you now instead of a whip or a threat outside. He wants to introduce you to a deeper meaning to life, deeper even than the surface Christian tradition that has been your paradigm to date.