Seek that Goal from which they who have reached it never return. The Bhagavad Gita 15:4
The steps on the Eightfold Path can be found in many teachings and are sometimes called by different names.
The steps on the path to enlightenment are right understanding or view, right intention or judgment, right speech, right action or morality, right livelihood or habits, right effort or endeavour, right mindfulness or memory and right concentration or contemplation.
These steps are aspects of the path rather than a sequence of steps on the path. It is easy to see that the steps do not stand alone. Right speech must be preceded by the right intention which is preceded by the right understanding. Right endeavour must be preceded by right morality and so on. This book leads the reader into a deeper understanding of how they may experience these things in modern life. It is a guide to conquering the difficulties in life by accepting the challenges and dealing with them in a higher way - that is the I AM that is the heartbeat of the soul.
Kristina Kaine has worked with people all her life: during her early career in medical sales and staff recruitment, and for the last 20 years in her own business which matches people in business partnerships, as well as for home sharing and home minding. Through this rich interaction with people, Kristina has observed the struggle for self identity from many angles. She was awakened to the ideas of Rudolf Steiner by Rev Mario Schoenmaker, attending all of Schoenmaker’s lectures for 14 years.
After Schoenmaker's death in 1997, Kristina realised the need to explain the knowledge of the threefold human being in simple terms that could be applied easily in daily life. As well as her weekly reflections that are read worldwide, she has set this out in her book, 'I Connecting : the Soul’s Quest', which was published in 2007 by Robert Sardello. It is not unusual for her to receive comments about her book like this: “It seems like a very lucid treatment, like looking through a clear glass window through which one can discover and recognize the landscape of the soul.”read more