Item description for The Empty Chair: Finding Hope & Joy - Timeless Wisdom from a Hasidic Master, Rebbe Nachmann of Breslov by Moshe Mykoff, Lauren M. MacLean, Benjamin L. Read, Rudy Antoine, Carl Bauer, Matthieu Ricard & S. Cao...
Overview Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (1772-1810) is best known for stories that possess profound depth and speak to the very soul. To others, his teachings shed light on some of the deepest mysteries. Here, is timeless wisdom, adapted by disciplines living in Jerusalem today, reaches out to us all: Never lose hope. Find joy and cause for happiness in everything that happens to you.
Know A person walks in life on a very narrow bridge. The most important thing is not to be afraid.
A treasury of insights and advice for living joyously and spiritually today, for people of all faiths and no faith.
One of the great spiritual seekers, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov (1772 1810) is among the most often quoted of the Hasidic masters. Even after two centuries, his teachings have a potent, meaningful message: Never lose hope; find joy and cause for happiness in everything that happens to you.
In these pages, his powerful wisdom brings us inspiration for life today.
Always remember: joy is not merely incidental to your spiritual quest. It is vital.
Rebbe Nachman of Breslov 1772 1810
To some, Rebbe Nachman is best known for stories that possess profound depth and speak to the very soul. To others, his teachings shed light on some of life s deepest mysteries. Now, as before, he speaks to a spiritually seeking generation in strong and uplifting ways.Teacher, guide and spiritual master, Rebbe Nachman provides vital words of inspiration for life today. With timeless insight and wisdom, Rebbe Nachman shows us how to fill the empty chair the alienated self by leaving sadness and finding hope and joy.
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Studio: Jewish Lights Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.02" Width: 4.22" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 1996
Publisher Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN 1879045672 ISBN13 9781879045675
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More About Moshe Mykoff, Lauren M. MacLean, Benjamin L. Read, Rudy Antoine, Carl Bauer, Matthieu Ricard & S. Cao
Nachman of Breslov (1772 1810) was founder of the Breslov Hasidicmovement, known for its spiritual approach to Judaism.
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Rebbe Nachman makes life a little easier. Jun 2, 2008
compact wisdom is always a pleasure. Rebbe Nachman offers a lot in a small package.
Best advice from a wise man Nov 21, 2006
This book has brought a lot of comfort to me and my friends. I am a Christian, and I love the wisdom imparted that spans religions and speaks to our hearts. I have given this book to some of my friends who are Jewish and they cherish the book, it has given one solace in the death of her best friend, and the other keeps it by her bedside, to read daily. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to live a happy and God-filled life!
Inspiring, moving wisdom May 3, 2003
This book has beautiful, moving quotations full of great wisdom and advice from Rebbe Nachmann that will provide inspiration at any point in time in one's life. My only complaint is that there are not more of them in this book. It is disapointingly short (about 100 pages with 1-2 quotes a page), especially for the price.
Teaching Resilency and Providing Comfort Mar 23, 2002
This pocketsize collection of pithy quotes and classical Hasadic stories from a mystic rabbi may ironically appeal more to New Age spiritual seekers than traditional synagogue worshippers. Rebbe Nachman of Breslov (1772-1810) avoids obscure religious references to any holy book while encouraging readers to "never despair!" and "get into the habit of dancing." "Always remember: joy is not merely incidental to your spiritual quest," warns Nachman, a Hasadic leader in Ukraine during a turbulent time of religious persecution. "It is vital." Nachman's inspirational quotes, often given in imperative sentences, focus on the need to liberate yourself by maintaining hope and secluding yourself daily. Adored by his followers, many modern readers will find his extremely optimistic assertions questionable. "When troubles come, as they will, take comfort in your faith that whatever happens is for the best," advises Nachman. This soothing advice, especially in light of the Holocaust and suicide bombers, remains a very difficult task for contemporary adults. Still I have found myself drawn to this wise little book on many somber, pensive occassions. The Rebbi seems like a kind, tolerant older brother urging me forward toward the light. "Go carefully: spiritual growth must proceed slowly and steadily. Too often we want to improve ourselves and our relationships so quickly that we make ourselves frustrated and confused." Doesn't that sound very apt for the 21st century? For whatever reason, I have found myself giving copies of this book to friends during times of emotional confusion and mild depression. It seems to strike a familiar chord and ease burdens. What more can a thin book do?
A source of inspiration during emotional times Jan 25, 2001
Like another book published by Jewish Lights, "The Gentle Weapon" (see my separate review of it) this book of short teachings and aphorisms of a great Rabbi of 2 centuries ago brings me comfort. In a book like this, it is best to go through it and find, perhaps two or three entries that have special meaning to you and then refer to it over and over again. There is one entry which states that attempts to get closer to God are never wasted even if you fail to reach your goal. Through some profoundly emotional times, I have prayed fervently only to have things turn out disappointingly. Therefore I ponder whether I am indeed better for searching for God even though at times I have been left empty. I recommend that you search for God by finding the entries in this book that reach you and then truly thinking about their meanings.