The Purpose and Practice of Buddhist Meditation: A Source Book of Teachings

By Sangharakshita

How a lot meditation is nice for you? Why visualize an Enlightened being? Are there locations that meditation does not succeed in? All of those questions and intensely many extra are tackled during this vast compilation of Sangharakshita's teachings on meditation, drawn from formerly released works and from the unpublished transcripts of seminars. Discussions display how Sangharakshita discovered the practices on which his method of meditation – 'an natural, dwelling process' - is predicated, and the way that process has developed through the years.

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By Sangharakshita

How a lot meditation is nice for you? Why visualize an Enlightened being? Are there locations that meditation does not succeed in? All of those questions and intensely many extra are tackled during this vast compilation of Sangharakshita's teachings on meditation, drawn from formerly released works and from the unpublished transcripts of seminars. Discussions display how Sangharakshita discovered the practices on which his method of meditation – 'an natural, dwelling process' - is predicated, and the way that process has developed through the years.

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Prends-moi, chaos, dans tes bras

By Adonis

L. a. parole oublie los angeles parole /

il est infrequent que los angeles parole parle /

Aram arim ram rama Ararat /

De l. a. montagne des neiges se sont tendues vers moi les mains d’une Histoire errante éparpillée dans le désert de l’époque /

mains qui cousent des oreillers aux étoiles qui saignent sur les cartes /

et l’impression de toucher des éclats de têtes et de corps dans les nuages qui les côtoient

Né en 1930 en Syrie dans une famille paysanne, naturalisé libanais, Ali Ahmad Saïd Esber prend très tôt le nom d’Adonis pour devenir le plus marquant et le plus varié des poètes arabes de notre temps. Poète méditatif, il est l’homme de toutes les migrations, ouvert aux courants qui se croisent, se combattent et paraissent irréconciliables. Le poème est, pour Adonis, le lieu même où los angeles pensée se forme, se déforme et se divise en paraboles.

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By Adonis

L. a. parole oublie los angeles parole /

il est infrequent que los angeles parole parle /

Aram arim ram rama Ararat /

De l. a. montagne des neiges se sont tendues vers moi les mains d’une Histoire errante éparpillée dans le désert de l’époque /

mains qui cousent des oreillers aux étoiles qui saignent sur les cartes /

et l’impression de toucher des éclats de têtes et de corps dans les nuages qui les côtoient

Né en 1930 en Syrie dans une famille paysanne, naturalisé libanais, Ali Ahmad Saïd Esber prend très tôt le nom d’Adonis pour devenir le plus marquant et le plus varié des poètes arabes de notre temps. Poète méditatif, il est l’homme de toutes les migrations, ouvert aux courants qui se croisent, se combattent et paraissent irréconciliables. Le poème est, pour Adonis, le lieu même où los angeles pensée se forme, se déforme et se divise en paraboles.

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The Five People You Meet in Heaven

By Mitch Albom

A in particular produced paperback edition--with flaps--of the outstanding number 1 New York Times bestseller, that has bought greater than six million copies in hardcover

Eddie is a grizzled conflict veteran who feels trapped in a meaningless lifetime of solving rides at a seashore enjoyment park. His days are a lifeless regimen of labor, loneliness, and regret.

Then, on his 83rd birthday, Eddie dies in a sad twist of fate, attempting to shop a bit woman from a falling cart. He awakens within the afterlife, the place he learns that heaven isn't really a lush backyard of Eden, yet a spot the place your earthly existence is defined to you through 5 humans. those humans could have been family or far-off strangers. but each one of them replaced your course forever.

one after the other, Eddie's 5 humans light up the unseen connections of his earthly lifestyles. because the tale builds to its attractive end, Eddie desperately seeks redemption within the still-unknown final act of his existence: used to be it a heroic luck or a devastating failure the reply, which comes from the main not likely of resources, is as inspirational as a glimpse of heaven itself.

In The 5 humans You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom supplies us an astoundingly unique tale that might switch every thing you have ever thought of the afterlife--and the which means of our lives the following in the world. With a undying story, beautiful to all, it is a e-book that readers of good fiction, and those that enjoyed Tuesdays with Morrie, will treasure.

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By Mitch Albom

A in particular produced paperback edition--with flaps--of the outstanding number 1 New York Times bestseller, that has bought greater than six million copies in hardcover

Eddie is a grizzled conflict veteran who feels trapped in a meaningless lifetime of solving rides at a seashore enjoyment park. His days are a lifeless regimen of labor, loneliness, and regret.

Then, on his 83rd birthday, Eddie dies in a sad twist of fate, attempting to shop a bit woman from a falling cart. He awakens within the afterlife, the place he learns that heaven isn't really a lush backyard of Eden, yet a spot the place your earthly existence is defined to you through 5 humans. those humans could have been family or far-off strangers. but each one of them replaced your course forever.

one after the other, Eddie's 5 humans light up the unseen connections of his earthly lifestyles. because the tale builds to its attractive end, Eddie desperately seeks redemption within the still-unknown final act of his existence: used to be it a heroic luck or a devastating failure the reply, which comes from the main not likely of resources, is as inspirational as a glimpse of heaven itself.

In The 5 humans You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom supplies us an astoundingly unique tale that might switch every thing you have ever thought of the afterlife--and the which means of our lives the following in the world. With a undying story, beautiful to all, it is a e-book that readers of good fiction, and those that enjoyed Tuesdays with Morrie, will treasure.

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Mahatma Gandhi (Reaktion Books - Critical Lives)

By Douglas Allen

The notion of nonviolent resistance remains to be as crucial and nearly as radical this present day because it used to be whilst Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948) first pioneered in India the protest of political tyranny—in his case opposed to British colonialism—through gigantic monitors of civil disobedience. Gandhi’s rules of peaceable protest went directly to encourage the marches and sit-ins of the yank Civil Rights move and remain the foundations for political and social demonstrations round the world.
 
This biography by way of top pupil Douglas Allen provides a brand new and not easy method of realizing Gandhi’s life—the time during which he lived, how he formed background, and the way his philosophy and practices can be reformulated in ways in which are major and potent at the present time. Allen analyzes his carrying on with relevance by way of addressing key problems with fact and ethics, violence and nonviolence, equality and freedom, in addition to rules of exploitation, oppression, spiritual clash, and environmental crises.
 
Allen offers a far wanted new viewpoint on Gandhi that enables us to reconsider our easy values and priorities. through assisting us comprehend Gandhi’s lifestyles and message, he creates a brand new paradigm for comparing fact, nonviolence, peace, and morality; and  he deals new standards for assessing our smooth method of criteria of residing, improvement, growth, and significant human existence.

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By Douglas Allen

The notion of nonviolent resistance remains to be as crucial and nearly as radical this present day because it used to be whilst Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948) first pioneered in India the protest of political tyranny—in his case opposed to British colonialism—through gigantic monitors of civil disobedience. Gandhi’s rules of peaceable protest went directly to encourage the marches and sit-ins of the yank Civil Rights move and remain the foundations for political and social demonstrations round the world.
 
This biography by way of top pupil Douglas Allen provides a brand new and not easy method of realizing Gandhi’s life—the time during which he lived, how he formed background, and the way his philosophy and practices can be reformulated in ways in which are major and potent at the present time. Allen analyzes his carrying on with relevance by way of addressing key problems with fact and ethics, violence and nonviolence, equality and freedom, in addition to rules of exploitation, oppression, spiritual clash, and environmental crises.
 
Allen offers a far wanted new viewpoint on Gandhi that enables us to reconsider our easy values and priorities. through assisting us comprehend Gandhi’s lifestyles and message, he creates a brand new paradigm for comparing fact, nonviolence, peace, and morality; and  he deals new standards for assessing our smooth method of criteria of residing, improvement, growth, and significant human existence.

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The Soul of Christianity: Restoring the Great Tradition (Plus)

By Huston Smith

"I have attempted to explain a Christianity that's absolutely appropriate with every thing we now recognize, and to point why Christians think privileged to provide their lives to it."
—Huston Smith

In his so much own and passionate publication at the non secular lifestyles, well known writer, student, and instructor of global religions Huston Smith turns to his personal life-long faith, Christianity. With tales and private anecdotes, Smith not just offers the elemental ideals and crucial teachings of Christianity, yet argues why non secular trust concerns in cutting-edge secular world.

Though there's a large choice of up to date interpretations of Christianity—some of them conflicting—Smith cuts via those to explain Christianity's "Great Tradition," the typical religion of the 1st millennium of believers, that's the trunk of the tree from which Christianity's many branches, twigs, and leaves have grown. this isn't the exclusivist Christianity of strict fundamentalists, nor the liberal, watered-down Christianity practiced by way of many modern churchgoers. In exposing biblical literalism as unworkable in addition to enumerating the error of contemporary secularists, Smith offers the very soul of a true and substantial religion, one nonetheless correct and value believing in.

Smith rails opposed to the hijacked Christianity of politicians who make the most it for his or her personal wishes. He decries the workout of commercial that widens the distance among wealthy and terrible, and fears schooling has misplaced its experience of path. For Smith, the media has turn into a company that sensationalizes information instead of broadening our realizing, and artwork and tune became advertisement and stunning instead of enlightening. Smith reserves his cruelest condemnation, although, for secular modernity, which has stemmed from the misreading of science—the mistake of assuming that "absence of proof" of a systematic nature is "evidence of absence." those errors have all yet banished religion in transcendence and the Divine from mainstream tradition and driven it to the margins.

Though the location is grave, those sleek misapprehensions may be corrected, says Smith, via reexamining the nice culture of Christianity's first millennium and reaping the teachings it holds for us at the present time. This clean exam of the Christian worldview, its background, and its significant branches offers the inner most, such a lot actual imaginative and prescient of Christianity—one that's either tolerant and colossal, conventional and relevant.

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By Huston Smith

"I have attempted to explain a Christianity that's absolutely appropriate with every thing we now recognize, and to point why Christians think privileged to provide their lives to it."
—Huston Smith

In his so much own and passionate publication at the non secular lifestyles, well known writer, student, and instructor of global religions Huston Smith turns to his personal life-long faith, Christianity. With tales and private anecdotes, Smith not just offers the elemental ideals and crucial teachings of Christianity, yet argues why non secular trust concerns in cutting-edge secular world.

Though there's a large choice of up to date interpretations of Christianity—some of them conflicting—Smith cuts via those to explain Christianity's "Great Tradition," the typical religion of the 1st millennium of believers, that's the trunk of the tree from which Christianity's many branches, twigs, and leaves have grown. this isn't the exclusivist Christianity of strict fundamentalists, nor the liberal, watered-down Christianity practiced by way of many modern churchgoers. In exposing biblical literalism as unworkable in addition to enumerating the error of contemporary secularists, Smith offers the very soul of a true and substantial religion, one nonetheless correct and value believing in.

Smith rails opposed to the hijacked Christianity of politicians who make the most it for his or her personal wishes. He decries the workout of commercial that widens the distance among wealthy and terrible, and fears schooling has misplaced its experience of path. For Smith, the media has turn into a company that sensationalizes information instead of broadening our realizing, and artwork and tune became advertisement and stunning instead of enlightening. Smith reserves his cruelest condemnation, although, for secular modernity, which has stemmed from the misreading of science—the mistake of assuming that "absence of proof" of a systematic nature is "evidence of absence." those errors have all yet banished religion in transcendence and the Divine from mainstream tradition and driven it to the margins.

Though the location is grave, those sleek misapprehensions may be corrected, says Smith, via reexamining the nice culture of Christianity's first millennium and reaping the teachings it holds for us at the present time. This clean exam of the Christian worldview, its background, and its significant branches offers the inner most, such a lot actual imaginative and prescient of Christianity—one that's either tolerant and colossal, conventional and relevant.

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The Preservation of Youth: Essays on Health

Based on his Jewish religion, Maimonides fused neo-Aristotelian philosophy with the Jewish felony culture right into a systemic complete. In his major philosophic paintings, The advisor for the Perplexed, he tried to entice rationalists afflicted by means of the non-public embodiment of God within the biblical money owed. it truly is in that rational spirit that he supplied a strikingly smooth paintings for use by means of sufferers and working towards physicians alike.
 
Capitalizing on his titanic sensible event as a doctor, mixed along with his wisdom of classical and medieval rules of therapeutic, Maimonides was once in a position to supply a entire thought for the treatment of physique and brain. during this paintings he describes many stipulations together with bronchial asthma, diabetes, hepatitis and pneumonia. He contains tips on many points for a fit lifestyles that are nonetheless appropriate at the present time. incorporated are feedback on vitamin and workout, intercourse existence and the underlying mental factors of illness.

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Based on his Jewish religion, Maimonides fused neo-Aristotelian philosophy with the Jewish felony culture right into a systemic complete. In his major philosophic paintings, The advisor for the Perplexed, he tried to entice rationalists afflicted by means of the non-public embodiment of God within the biblical money owed. it truly is in that rational spirit that he supplied a strikingly smooth paintings for use by means of sufferers and working towards physicians alike.
 
Capitalizing on his titanic sensible event as a doctor, mixed along with his wisdom of classical and medieval rules of therapeutic, Maimonides was once in a position to supply a entire thought for the treatment of physique and brain. during this paintings he describes many stipulations together with bronchial asthma, diabetes, hepatitis and pneumonia. He contains tips on many points for a fit lifestyles that are nonetheless appropriate at the present time. incorporated are feedback on vitamin and workout, intercourse existence and the underlying mental factors of illness.

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What God Wants: A Compelling Answer to Humanity's Biggest Question

By Neale Donald Walsch

The largest hazard on this planet this present day isn't the asking of questions, however the assumption that we have got the entire solutions. WHAT GOD desires This publication, from the writer of the outstanding long island occasions bestseller Conversations with God, is risky. Why? since it explores with startling freshness crucial query you may ever ask - and provides with breathtaking braveness the main remarkable resolution you'll ever think. That resolution is so theologically innovative and spiritually empowering that it might probably swap the process human historical past. If embraced, it most likely will swap your lifestyles. There are humans and associations on this planet, lengthy in position and lengthy in strength, that wish neither of those results to take place. they'd fairly that you simply positioned this booklet down at once. whilst used to be the final time you learn a deadly ebook?

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By Neale Donald Walsch

The largest hazard on this planet this present day isn't the asking of questions, however the assumption that we have got the entire solutions. WHAT GOD desires This publication, from the writer of the outstanding long island occasions bestseller Conversations with God, is risky. Why? since it explores with startling freshness crucial query you may ever ask - and provides with breathtaking braveness the main remarkable resolution you'll ever think. That resolution is so theologically innovative and spiritually empowering that it might probably swap the process human historical past. If embraced, it most likely will swap your lifestyles. There are humans and associations on this planet, lengthy in position and lengthy in strength, that wish neither of those results to take place. they'd fairly that you simply positioned this booklet down at once. whilst used to be the final time you learn a deadly ebook?

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Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning

By J. Krishnamurti

In existence forward, one of many maximum lecturers of our time offers a pragmatic philosophy of studying and figuring out that strikes a ways past conventional rules of schooling. gathered from talks Krishnamurti gave to his scholars in India, lifestyles forward deals brief chapters dependent round life’s basic questions. It comprises an advent written through Krishnamurti in particular for the e-book.

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By J. Krishnamurti

In existence forward, one of many maximum lecturers of our time offers a pragmatic philosophy of studying and figuring out that strikes a ways past conventional rules of schooling. gathered from talks Krishnamurti gave to his scholars in India, lifestyles forward deals brief chapters dependent round life’s basic questions. It comprises an advent written through Krishnamurti in particular for the e-book.

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Don't Sing at the Table: Life Lessons from My Grandmothers

By Adriana Trigiani

"No one ever reads only one of Trigiani’s splendidly quirky stories. when you decide up the 1st, you're hooked.” —BookPage

New York Times bestselling writer Adriana Trigiani stocks a treasure trove of perception and advice from her grandmothers: time-tested, good judgment recommendation at the most vital features of a woman’s lifestyles, from adolescence to the golden years. Seamlessly mixing anecdote with lifestyles lesson, Don’t Sing on the Table tells the 2 bright women’s real-life stories—how they fell in love, nurtured their marriages, balanced elevating young ones with being savvy businesswomen, and reinvented themselves with every one new decade. For readers of Big Stone hole, Very Valentine, Lucia, Lucia, and Rococo, this loving memoir is the Trigiani relatives recipe for fowl soup for the soul

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By Adriana Trigiani

"No one ever reads only one of Trigiani’s splendidly quirky stories. when you decide up the 1st, you're hooked.” —BookPage

New York Times bestselling writer Adriana Trigiani stocks a treasure trove of perception and advice from her grandmothers: time-tested, good judgment recommendation at the most vital features of a woman’s lifestyles, from adolescence to the golden years. Seamlessly mixing anecdote with lifestyles lesson, Don’t Sing on the Table tells the 2 bright women’s real-life stories—how they fell in love, nurtured their marriages, balanced elevating young ones with being savvy businesswomen, and reinvented themselves with every one new decade. For readers of Big Stone hole, Very Valentine, Lucia, Lucia, and Rococo, this loving memoir is the Trigiani relatives recipe for fowl soup for the soul

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Freud and Yoga: Two Philosophies of Mind Compared

By Hellfried Krusche

Lessons from a superb yoga grasp and an eminent psychoanalyst that discover what psychotherapy and yoga philosophy have in common

Yoga philosophy and Freud's progressive method of psychology couldn't were constructed in additional assorted instances, locations, or cultural stipulations. And but those profound and dynamic structures of knowing human habit, feelings, notion, and what is crucial in our lifestyles have an outstanding volume to percentage. What we examine by means of evaluating their similarities in addition to their changes can improve how we understand our lives and our strength for change.
In "Freud and Yoga," the nice yoga grasp T.K.V. Desikachar and the eminent psychoanalyst Hellfried Krusche research 40 vintage sayings, or "sutras," from the vantage aspect in their respective disciplines. via transparent, candid conversations that draw on lengthy event and are illustrated via case reviews from the medical institution and the "shala," those specialists clarify the suggestions, phrases, forces, and tactics of their traditions.
Therapists and sufferers, yoga adepts and execs, and readers attracted to psychology and spirituality will locate this detailed research interesting, enriching, and beneficial. In a time while Western and jap modalities have ever extra to provide one another, "Freud and Yoga" is a watershed paintings person who attracts us in the direction of knowing our personal nature and the deep workings of the human psyche."

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By Hellfried Krusche

Lessons from a superb yoga grasp and an eminent psychoanalyst that discover what psychotherapy and yoga philosophy have in common

Yoga philosophy and Freud's progressive method of psychology couldn't were constructed in additional assorted instances, locations, or cultural stipulations. And but those profound and dynamic structures of knowing human habit, feelings, notion, and what is crucial in our lifestyles have an outstanding volume to percentage. What we examine by means of evaluating their similarities in addition to their changes can improve how we understand our lives and our strength for change.
In "Freud and Yoga," the nice yoga grasp T.K.V. Desikachar and the eminent psychoanalyst Hellfried Krusche research 40 vintage sayings, or "sutras," from the vantage aspect in their respective disciplines. via transparent, candid conversations that draw on lengthy event and are illustrated via case reviews from the medical institution and the "shala," those specialists clarify the suggestions, phrases, forces, and tactics of their traditions.
Therapists and sufferers, yoga adepts and execs, and readers attracted to psychology and spirituality will locate this detailed research interesting, enriching, and beneficial. In a time while Western and jap modalities have ever extra to provide one another, "Freud and Yoga" is a watershed paintings person who attracts us in the direction of knowing our personal nature and the deep workings of the human psyche."

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