Five Jewels of Wisdom

A Discourse on the Art of Questing Life

Cover image for

Download


Published: 2010
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,326 / 16 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.9
LoC Category: B
Downloads: 9,140
Added to site: 2010.01.18
mnybks.net#: 26369
Origin: artdaja.com
License: pd

The five jewels of wisdom are a fundamental part of the path of awakening and the way of enlightenment. You are not asked to believe but to discover the truths outlined in these jewels of wisdom and how they can transform your life.

Show Excerpt

he common source of emotional stress. To put the nature of self-importance into an understandable perspective consider the following examples. If someone insults you then it is your sense of self-importance that responds emotionally with hurt and retribution. Likewise, if someone praises you then it is your sense of self-importance that responds emotionally with a feeling of pride and self-esteem. When self-importance is frustrated then it becomes self-pity, which is one of the most crippling states of emotional suffering. Yet if one has no sense of self-importance then insults and praise are meaningless.

There is a tendency for socialites, intellectuals and the wealthy to develop a hardcore sense of self-importance. These people usually find the path of awakening far more difficult, since the path really begins when self-importance ends. The average person, who has less of a sense of self-importance, can and often does progress faster. This was true in the time of Jesus and it is still true today.

Reviews

Average Rating of 3.5 from 2 reviews: ****
2010.02.05
C. Alan Loewen
***..

There is an idealistic charm to David Barrett-Murrer's treatise on metaphysics that this reviewer does not wish to disparage, but as a scholar of comparative religion, I wish to comment on some very large generalities that are presented in this work without much explanation.

Barrett-Murrer's Five Jewels of Wisdom is an attempt to fuse several ideologies together as a cohesive whole, particularly Buddhism and Christianity, claiming there are universal truths that can be found in both worldviews. Though I agree there are some extremely rudimentary basics such as the Golden Rule, Barrett-Murrer bases his entire treatise on the doctrine of karma which no serious scholar of comparative religion would claim exists even as a secondary thought in Judeo-Christianity.

And reincarnation in Christianity's linear timeline—as compared to Hinduism's and Buddhism’s circular timeline—simply cannot fit.

I accede for the sake of argument that in today's atmosphere of supermarket relativism, we can simply ignore historical realities and declare that truth and the interpretation of specific religious worldviews is simply left up to the individual to define, but then we must follow that conclusion logically and simply say the same about Five Jewels of Wisdom which would make its perusal of little value.

I appreciate Barrett-Murrer's work as an interesting glimpse into another worldview, but I would encourage the reader to remember “caveat emptor.”

2010.01.18
Lucy Jones
****.

This book is great. To the point and full of interesting insights into the role karma plays in our life. I would recommend this book to anyone seeking a better quality of life by following a more spiritual path.


SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Five Jewels of Wisdom by David Barrett-Murrer - Free eBook

Valkyrie's Vengeance

Loki's Wolves Book 0
Melissa Snark

Fans of paranormal and urban fantasy will enjoy... Read more

Cover image for Five Jewels of Wisdom by David Barrett-Murrer - Free eBook

Helga: Out of Hedgelands

Wood Cow Chronicles Book 1
Rick Johnson

VOLUME ONE in the WOOD COW CHRONICLES series. <... Read more

Cover image for Five Jewels of Wisdom by David Barrett-Murrer - Free eBook

The Titan Drowns: Time Travel Romance

New Atlantis Time Travel Romance Book 6
Nhys Glover

2013 SFR GALAXY AWARD WINNER

"Heroism and... Read more

Cover image for Five Jewels of Wisdom by David Barrett-Murrer - Free eBook

Chausiku

Nightmare of the Clans Book One
Pamela E. Cash

There are six secret clans across the world–Afr... Read more

Cover image for Five Jewels of Wisdom by David Barrett-Murrer - Free eBook

Mademoiselle At Arms

A Georgian Romance
Elizabeth Bailey

Set in the late Georgian era, Elizabeth Bailey’... Read more

Cover image for Five Jewels of Wisdom by David Barrett-Murrer - Free eBook

The Tales of Tim Hurtletuta - New Beginnings

Tales of Tim Hurtletuta Series, Book 1
Matthew James Wilkins

"Tim Hurtletuta has forgotten something. He can... Read more

Cover image for Five Jewels of Wisdom by David Barrett-Murrer - Free eBook

After the Cure

Deirdre Gould

Eight years ago the December Plague swept throu... Read more

Cover image for Five Jewels of Wisdom by David Barrett-Murrer - Free eBook

The Unveiling

Book One (Age of Faith 1)
Tamara Leigh

12th century England: Two men vie for the thron... Read more

Cover image for Five Jewels of Wisdom by David Barrett-Murrer - Free eBook

Healing Her Heart

Crystal Lake Series Book 1
Laura Scott

Dr. Gabe Allen has a rule about dating colleagues... Read more

Cover image for Five Jewels of Wisdom by David Barrett-Murrer - Free eBook

Never A Choice

The Choices Trilogy #1
Dee Palmer

Bethany Thorne has secrets and she’s told a few... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

The Art of Public Speaking
by Dale Carnegie
As a Man Thinketh
by James Allen
The Power of Concentration
by Theron Q. Dumont
The Elements of Drawing
by John Ruskin
The Art of Money Getting
by P.T. Barnum
Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases
by Grenville Kleiser
Clairvoyance and Occult Powers
by Swami Panchadasi

See more popular titles from this genre.