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When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (Shambha...
by Pema Chodron

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English

Pages

209

Publication Date

September 26, 2000

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The beautiful practicality of her teaching has made Pema Ch枚dr枚n one of the most beloved of contemporary American spiritual authors among Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. A collection of talks she gave between 1987 and 1994, the book is a treasury of wisdom for going on living when we are overcome by pain and difficulties. Ch枚dr枚n discusses:<br /><br />路 Using painful emotions to cultivate wisdom, compassion, and courage<br /> 路 Communicating so as to encourage others to open up rather than shut down<br /> 路 Practices for reversing habitual patterns<br /> 路 Methods for working with chaotic situations<br /> 路 Ways for creating effective social action
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
by Robert M. Pirsig

Language

English

Pages

404

Publication Date

April 10, 2009

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Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. This 25th Anniversary Quill Edition features a new introduction by the author; important typographical changes; and a Reader's Guide that includes discussion topics, an interview with the author, and letters and documents detailing how this extraordinary book came to be. A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, the book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions of how to live. The narrator's relationship with his son leads to a powerful self-reckoning; the craft of motorcycle maintenance leads to an austerely beautiful process for reconciling science, religion, and humanism. Resonant with the confusions of existence, <em>Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance</em> is a touching and transcendent book of life.
Idiot's Guides: Buddhism, 3rd Edition (Complete Idiot's Guides (L...
by Gary Gach

Language

English

Pages

413

Publication Date

June 02, 2009

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<p><i>Reach Your Zen Moment! </i></p><p>The latest edition of <i>The Complete Idiot's Guide廬 to Buddhism</i> updates one of Alpha Books's most successful books in the religion/spirituality category, providing extensive information on both understanding the teachings and schools of Buddhism and incorporating the tenets of Buddhism into everyday life. It also includes additional information on Buddhism's effect on popular arts and sciences, the continuing relevance of the Dalai Lama, and an annotated bibliography. </p><p>- With Buddhism as one of America's fastest growing religions, the audience continues to renew itself </p><p>- Covers all four schools of Buddhism: Zen,Tibetan, Pure Land, and Insight Meditation, which are not in competitors' books </p><p>- For thousands of years, Buddhism has been a source of inner peace and security for millions</p><p>Download a sample chapter.</p>
What the Buddha Taught
by Walpola Rahula

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English

Pages

151

Publication Date

December 01, 2007

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<b>鈥淎 terrific introduction to the Buddha鈥檚 teachings.鈥?鈥擯aul Blairon, <i>California Literary Review</i></b><br /> 聽<br /> This indispensable volume is a lucid and faithful account of the Buddha鈥檚 teachings. 鈥淔or years,鈥?says the <i>Journal of the Buddhist Society</i>, 鈥渢he newcomer to Buddhism has lacked a simple and reliable introduction to the complexities of the subject. Dr. Rahula鈥檚 <i>What the Buddha Taught</i> fills the need as only could be done by one having a firm grasp of the vast material to be sifted. It is a model of what a book should be that is addressed first of all to 鈥榯he educated and intelligent reader.鈥?Authoritative and clear, logical and sober, this study is as comprehensive as it is masterly.鈥?lt;br /> 聽<br /> This edition contains a selection of illustrative texts from the <i>Suttas</i> and the <i>Dhammapada</i> (specially translated by the author), sixteen illustrations, and a bibliography, glossary, and index.<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淸Rahula鈥檚] succinct, clear overview of Buddhist concepts has never been surpassed. It is the standard.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Library Journal</i>
The Book of Secret Wisdom: The Prophetic Record of Human Destiny ...
by Zinovia Dushkova

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English

Pages

270

Publication Date

October 12, 2015

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Do you wonder about the future and the destiny of humanity?<br />Do you want to know the true purpose of your existence on Earth and in the Universe?<br />A long-hidden ancient text holds the answers you seek!<br /><br /><b>Zinovia Dushkova</b>, <b>Ph.D.</b>, is one of the few living people who has gained access to the million-year-old manuscript widely known as the <i>Book of Dzyan</i>. Written in the language of the Gods, called <i>Senzar</i>, it is secretly hidden in the heart of the Himalayas, accessible to only a chosen few over the course of human history, including Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ, Pythagoras, Plato, and Helena Blavatsky. Interpretations of various parts of this secret manuscript, presented in different lights, can be found in all religions and philosophies.<br /><br />Now, for the first time ever, Dr. Dushkova has presented a never-before-seen excerpt from this ancient sacred text in <b><i>The Book of Secret Wisdom</i></b>. Beautiful and enlightening, it will reveal not only our past, but also our present and future. To facilitate your understanding of this profound and poetic text, the book contains a comprehensive glossary gleaned from the supreme sources of wisdom.<br /><br />In <b><i>The Book of Secret Wisdom</i></b>, you will discover the answers to these questions:<br /><ul><li>What are the ultimate goal and purpose of human existence?</li><li>What is the cause of destructive weather, natural disasters, and global warming?</li><li>What really happened in 1999 and 2012?</li><li>What Great Event occurred invisibly in 2017?</li><li>When did Armageddon and the Last Judgment occur?</li><li>What should you expect in the coming decades?</li><li>Why are people dying, and is there a chance to be immortal?</li><li>Why does it seem that time is speeding up?</li><li>What is the famous Philosopher's Stone?</li><li>and much, <i>much</i> more!</li></ul>The all-embracing and undistorted Truth presented in this book was once accessible only to the privileged initiates of ancient civilizations who spent much of their lives seeking it. But now it is available to you in the pages of <b><i>The Book of Secret Wisdom</i></b>, a book that offers unprecedented access to the world's most ancient mysteries.<br /><br />If you are a spiritual seeker who enjoys expanding the boundaries of your understanding, this book is for you.<br /><br />"This book is an immeasurable treasure of knowledge. Its depth and scope are incredible."<br /><b>-- 2016 Benjamin Franklin Awards Judge</b><br /><br />"It reads beautifully like a storybook, feels like a fable, and reveals valuable lessons of love for this lifetime."<br /><b>-- Allyson Gracie, Wellness Specialist, Pilates & Yoga Instructor</b><br /><br />"One of the most inspiring, all encompassing, volumes of true truth I have read in all my years of seeking truth."<br /><b>-- April Gieseking</b><br /><br />"It is deep, deeper and vast than you could have ever imagined."<br /><b>-- Aakriti, Goodreads</b><br /><br /><b> Don't wait! Buy <i>The Book of Secret Wisdom</i> now to unveil the world's most ancient mysteries!</b>
The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy: You Must Unlearn What You ...
by Wiley-Blackwell

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English

Pages

338

Publication Date

August 14, 2015

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<p>Does it take faith to be a Jedi? Are droids capable of thought? Should Jar Jar Binks be held responsible for the rise of the Empire? Presenting entirely new essays, no aspect of the myth and magic of George Lucas鈥檚 creation is left philosophically unexamined in <i>The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy</i>.</p> <ul> <li>The editors of the original <i>Star Wars and Philosophy</i> strike back in this <i>Ultimate</i> volume that encompasses the complete <i>Star Wars</i> universe</li> <li>Presents the most far-reaching examination of the philosophy behind <i>Star Wars</i> 鈥?includes coverage of the entire film catalogue to date as well as the Expanded Universe of novels, comics, television series, games and toys</li> <li>Provides serious explorations into the deeper meaning of George Lucas鈥檚 philosophically rich creation</li> <li>Topics explored include the moral code of bounty-hunter favourite Boba Fett, Stoicism and the Jedi Order, the nature of the Dark Side, Anakin and Achilles in a nihilism face-off, feminism and being chained to a giant slug, cloning, de-extinction, fatherhood, Wookiees, loyalty, betrayal, guardians, republics, tyrants, terrorism, civic duty, friendship, family, and more!</li> <li>Publishing in time for the global release of <i>Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens</i> on December 18, 2015 鈥?hotly anticipated to become the first film to top $3 billion in worldwide box office sales</li> </ul> <p><br /><br /></p>
The Bhagavad Gita (Easwaran's Classics of Indian Spirituality Boo...
by Eknath Easwaran

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English

Pages

298

Publication Date

June 01, 2009

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<p>Easwaran鈥檚 best-selling translation of the Bhagavad Gita is reliable, readable, and profound. His 55-page introduction places the Gita in its historical context, presents key concepts, and brings out the universality and timelessness of its teachings. This edition includes chapter introductions, notes and a Sanskrit glossary.</p><br /><br /><p>Easwaran grew up in the Hindu tradition in India, learned Sanskrit from a young age, and became a professor of English literature before coming to the West. He is a gifted teacher and an authority on the Indian classics and world mysticism. </p><br /><br /><p>The Gita opens, dramatically, on a battlefield, as the warrior Arjuna turns in anguish to his spiritual guide, Sri Krishna, for answers to the fundamental questions of life. Yet the Gita is not what it seems 鈥?it鈥檚 not a dialogue between two mythical figures at the dawn of Indian history. 鈥淭he battlefield is a perfect backdrop, but the Gita鈥檚 subject is the war within, the struggle for self-mastery that every human being must wage if he or she is to emerge from life victorious.鈥?lt;/p><br />
The Ending of Time: Where Philosophy and Physics Meet
by Jiddu Krishnamurti

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English

Pages

499

Publication Date

October 28, 2014

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<p>The provocative and penetrating philosophical classic of science and spirituality鈥攁 discourse between the revered spiritual leader Krishnamurti and renowned physicist Dr. David Bohm, exploring the origin of human conflict and what we can do about the barriers that stand in the way of insight and consciousness, now revised and updated with a new introduction and added dialogues.</p><p><em>The Ending of Time</em> is a series of important and enlightening dialogues in which Jiddu Krishnamurti and Dr. David Bohm鈥攎en from vastly different backgrounds in philosophy and physics, respectively鈥攄ebate profound existential questions that illuminate the fundamental nature of existence, probing topics such as insight, illusion, awakening, transcendence,聽 renewal, morality, the temporal, and the spiritual. Along the way, Krishnamurti and Bohm explore a person鈥檚 relationship to society and offer new insights on human thought, death, awakening, self realization, and the problem of the fragmented mind.</p><p><em>The Ending of Time</em> also refers to the wrong turn humanity has taken鈥攁 state that they argue can be corrected. Though they insist that mankind can change fundamentally, they warn that transformation requires going from one鈥檚 narrow and particular interests toward the general, and ultimately moving still deeper into that purity of compassion, love and intelligence that originates beyond thought, time, and even emptiness.</p><p>This updated edition, edited and revised in clear and engaging language, includes a new introduction and a conversation previously published separately which examines 鈥淭he Future of Humanity.鈥?lt;/p>
The Tao(ism): (or Wisdom of Pooh)
by Lao-tse

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English

Pages

178

Publication Date

May 21, 2019

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The how of Pooh? The Tao of who? The Tao of Pooh!?! In which it is revealed that one of the world鈥檚 great Taoist masters isn鈥檛 Chinese鈥攐r a venerable philosopher鈥攂ut is in fact none other than that effortlessly calm, still, reflective bear. A. A. Milne鈥檚 Winnie-the-Pooh! While Eeyore frets, and Piglet hesitates, and Rabbit calculates, and Owl pontificates, Pooh just is.<br /><br />And that鈥檚 a clue to the secret wisdom of the Taoists.<br />
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Commentary on the Raja Yoga Sutras ...
by Swami Satchidananda

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

October 24, 2012

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This valuable book provides a complete manual for the study and practice of Raja Yoga, the path of concentration and meditation. This new deluxe printing of these timeless teachings is a treasure to be read and referred to again and again by seekers treading the spiritual path. The classic Sutras (thought-threads), at least 4,000 years old, cover the yogic teachings on ethics, meditation, and physical postures, and provide directions for dealing with situations in daily life. The Sutras are presented here in the purest form, with the original Sanskrit and with translation, transliteration, and commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda, one of the most respected and revered contemporary Yoga masters. In this classic context, Sri Swamiji offers practical advice based on his own experience for mastering the mind and achieving physical, mental and emotional harmony.

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