Click here to skip to this page's main content.

New Feature: You can now embed Open Library books on your website!   Learn More
Last edited by ImportBot
June 17, 2010 | History

A Thousand Names for Joy: Living in Harmony with the Way Things Are 3 editions

Cover of: A Thousand Names for Joy | Byron Katie
About the Book

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, in A 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.From the Hardcover edition.

People

3 editions First published in 2007

Edition Read Borrow Buy
Cover of: A Thousand Names for Joy
2007, Crown Publishing Group
A Thousand Names for Joy
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: A Thousand Names for Joy
February 6, 2007, Harmony
A Thousand Names for Joy
Hardcover in English
Cover of: A Thousand Names for Joy
April 1, 2008, Three Rivers Press
A Thousand Names for Joy
Paperback in English

History Created April 16, 2010 · 3 revisions Download catalog record: RDF / JSON

June 17, 2010 Edited by ImportBot add details from OverDrive
April 28, 2010 Edited by Open Library Bot Linked existing covers to the work.
April 16, 2010 Created by WorkBot work found