The search for higher truth must be conducted in the midst of the forces of life, with all its demands and seductions. So teaches The Bhagavad Gita, an ancient text that has been called the quintessence of the spirituality of India. In it, the great warrior Arjuna contemplates the meaning of life, just moments before entering the battlefield. "Why do I exist? Why should I fight against my loved ones? And where shall I go after I die?" he asks himself in search for knowledge of the Absolute.
"Oh, the humanity!"
Listen closely as each orator mines his or her past for gems of advice. From funny to sentimental, imbued with important social and cultural commentary, these timeless speeches by successful public figures will motivate alumni to move forward with zest as they enter the real world. Speeches include Barack Obama at Notre Dame, Hilary Clinton at NYU, Tony Blair at Yale, Dana Gioia at Stanford, Robert Gates at West Point, Mitt Romney at Regent University, John F. Kennedy at American University, and many more.
Rich, evocative, and dignified, the King James Version of the Bible remains the favorite of millions of readers for both inspirational and poetic qualities. Here are three of the most remarkable books, Ecclesiastes, The Song of Solomon, and Isaiah, read with eloquent expressiveness by distinguished performers.
As a revelation of the mind of God to the minds of men and women, Genesis makes a fitting beginning for the story of God's love for his creation, and this, the King James Version of the Old Testament, remains the favorite of millions for both its inspirational and poetic qualities.