He is one of the wisest men of all time. Since the time of the Bible, he is the only man to be celebrated by the three major Western religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
His name is Maimonides. A philosopher, rabbi, physician, religious thinker and logician, today this sage is considered among the greatest thinkers.
The Secret Life reveals his ancient teachings in modern terms.
In T he Secret Life , you will discover true wisdom and success in every aspect of life comes not from our public persona and life –- as so many believe but in our secret thoughts and actions.
Maimonides shows how every person can find their true and best self, not only deriving happiness for themselves, but spreading that bliss to everyone they touch.
The benefits of living the Secret Life are countless. Changing your approaches to giving charity, to seeking justice, to loving others, and to believing in yourself enough to find and act on your true calling will lead you to remarkable heights. You will find a new resilience against the difficulties and turmoil in life, a new inner power that will keep you focused on the things that really matter, and an inner peace few will ever have. The Secret Life is, quite literally, life changing.
“Whatever you do should be done out of nothing else but pure love.” Maimonides
Jeffrey Katz is a lifelong student and teacher of rationalist religious philosophy. He became fascinated in his youth by his discovery of the ancient wisdom of Maimonides, and received rabbinic ordination while focusing on disseminating the ancient, life-changing wisdom he had uncovered. He is a practicing attorney, has appeared on national television on a broad range of issues, and has lectured widely.
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About the Author
Jeffrey Katz is a lifelong student and teacher of rationalist religious philosophy. He has rabbinic ordination as well as a law degree, and is a practicing attorney in New York City.
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The world we live in is relentless. Every day is filled with instantaneous access to information, endless streams of consciousness vying for our attention. Our inner lives are often as tumultuous and overloaded as our daily schedules, and we are compelled to broadcast our every move for all to see.
The pressure that this kind of existence puts upon us can feel overwhelming and stressful even on good days. Not only do we expect ourselves to balance more than ever beforecareers, families, fitness goals and political engagement, to name a few of our preoccupationswe live in an age when social media allows others to observe and critique everything to we do, say or think, so that our lives become a sort of unintended public performance.
Gone, it seems, are the days of privacy and quiet reflection. In this world of constant contact, we have never been more isolated and lonely, and a plague of depression and anxiety is sweeping over us. This can feel overwhelming and upsetting, and also impossible to remedy as our society continues to evolve and speed up day after day.
The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. There is another life simmering just below the surface of this existence. This life, the Secret Life, has been available to us all along, but we have pushed it aside in our rush to check things off of our to-do lists. It is a life in which we strive to discover and develop our most noble selves, to define our sense of justice and infuse our lives with higher purpose, all while intentionally not publishing online updates on every goal we reach.
Learning to keep the right things a secret will bring about the most dramatic benefits you can imagine. We tend to keep our negative experiences private, and to broadcast only positive thing for all the world the see. As a result, we publicly tout our “best” selves at all times, and this can lead to jealousy, competition, and worse.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Maimonides and the Secret Life
Chapter 1: The Secret of Charity
Chapter 2: The Secret of Unconditional Love
Chapter 3: The Secret of Mercy
Chapter 4: The Secret of a Higher Calling
Chapter 5: The Secret of Resilience
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
While I was unfamiliar with the philosopher upon purchase, I found great insight from reading and learning more about the teachings of Maimonides. The book was very easy to follow and a pleasure to read. I am excited to put some of these teachings into practice and have a more meaningful life.