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Stephen Mitchell



Stephen Mitchell is a renowned American translator, anthologist, and poet. He has translated the go-to editions of religious and literary works such as the Tao Te Ching, the Bhagavad Gita, Gilgamesh, the Gospels, the selected works of Rainer Maria Rilke, and Beowulf. Mitchell coauthors works on mindfulness meditation for self-healing with his wife, Byron Katie.

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Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation

The Bhagavad Gita is universally acknowledged as one of the world's literary and spiritual masterpieces. It is the core text of the Hindu tradition and has been treasured by American writers from Emerson and Thoreau to T. S.

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Tao Te Ching: A New English Version

In eighty-one brief chapters, Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, a serene and generous spirit, and teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao—the basic principle of the...

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The Enlightened Mind: An Anthology of Sacred Prose

A collection of prose--discourses, sermons, essays, and aphorisms--includes texts and authors such as the Hindu, Confucian, and Buddhist scriptures, Heraclitus and Plato, Chuang-tzu, Jesus, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Symeon the New Theologian, the Chinese Zen masters, and others.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageWhat we are tempted to call a disaster is sometimes the first, painful stage of a blessing.

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Loving What Is: Four Questions that Can Change Your Life

The Work is simply four questions that, when applied to a specific problem, enable you to see what is troubling you in an entirely different light. As Katie says, “It’s not the problem that causes our suffering; it’s our thinking about the problem.

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Joseph and the Way of Forgiveness: A Biblical Tale Retold

Stephen Mitchell’s gift is to breathe new life into ancient classics. In Joseph and the Way of Forgiveness, he offers us his riveting novelistic version of the Biblical tale in which Jacob’s favorite son is sold into slavery and eventually becomes viceroy of Egypt.

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

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.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageAll streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power. If you want to govern the people, you must place yourself below them. If you want to lead the people, you must learn how to follow them.

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Ahead of All Parting: The Selected Poetry and Prose of Rainer Maria Rilke (English and German Edition)

The reputation of Rainer Maria Rilke has grown steadily since his death in 1926; today he is widely considered to be the greatest poet of the twentieth century.

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A Mind at Home with Itself: How Asking Four Questions Can Free Your Mind, Open Your Heart, and Turn Your World Around

In A Mind at Home with Itself, Byron Katie illuminates one of the most profound ancient Buddhist texts, The Diamond Sutra (newly translated in these pages by Stephen Mitchell) to reveal the nature of the mind and to liberate us from painful thoughts, using her revolutionary system of self-inquiry...

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