Category: Spirituality

Download Cultivating the Mind of Love by Thich Nhat Hanh, Natalie Goldberg PDF

By Thich Nhat Hanh, Natalie Goldberg

While Thich Nhat Hanh was once a 24-year-old monk, he fell desperately in love with a nun of 20. He couldn’t sleep, and stayed up all evening writing poetry. This booklet faucets that have in an bold double narrative that interweaves his thoughts of that old flame with the way it was once transmuted into boddhichitta with a considerate examine of the Mahayana Buddhist sutras. via this strange procedure, Nhat Hanh exhibits readers tips on how to nurture their very own "mind of love" and produce pleasure and wish to themselves and people round them.

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Download War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust (3rd by Doris L. Bergen PDF

By Doris L. Bergen

In reading one of many defining occasions of the 20th century, Doris L. Bergen situates the Holocaust in its ancient, political, social, cultural, and armed forces contexts. not like many different remedies of the Holocaust, this revised, 3rd version discusses not just the persecution of the Jews, but in addition different segments of society victimized through the Nazis: Roma, homosexuals, Poles, Soviet POWs, the disabled, and different teams deemed bad. In transparent and eloquent prose, Bergen explores the 2 interconnected ambitions that drove the Nazi German application of conquest and genocide—purification of the so-called Aryan race and enlargement of its residing space—and discusses how those targets affected the process international warfare II. together with firsthand debts from perpetrators, sufferers, and eyewitnesses, her e-book is instant, human, and eminently readable.

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Download Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya PDF

By Rudolfo Anaya

Tales packed with ask yourself and the haunting fantastic thing about his tradition have helped make Rudolfo Anaya the daddy of Chicano literature in English, and his stories relatively shimmer with the lyric richness of his prose. Acclaimed in either Spanish and English, Anaya could be most sensible enjoyed for his vintage bestseller ... Antonio Marez is six years outdated while Ultima involves stick with his kin in New Mexico. She is a curandera, one that remedies with herbs and magic. less than her clever wing, Tony will try out the bonds that tie him to his humans, and detect himself within the pagan earlier, in his father's knowledge, and in his mother's Catholicism. And at each one lifestyles flip there's Ultima, who brought Tony into the world-and will nurture the beginning of his soul.

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Download Is the Church Armed But Not Dangerous? by Jeff Butler PDF

By Jeff Butler

As the scope of the e-book is a mixture of scriptural perception and motivational fabric, it isn't constrained to prayer, yet makes use of prayer as a way to encourage the non secular soldier to improve and growth. while Paul wrote to the Ephesians, he not just knew the significance of placing at the complete armor of God with the intention to stand opposed to the adversary, but additionally the facility of prayer to correctly turn on the armor. the military has to be mobilized. Christians needs to determine the explanation why we be afflicted by a churchy model of "All Dressed Up yet No the place to Go." the first concentration of "Is the Church Armed yet now not Dangerous?" is prayer, however the secondary topic comes via loud and transparent. productiveness, development, excellence, progress and adulthood will motivate the reader to effectively use the armor already supplied.

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Download The Noble Eightfold Path: Way to the End of Suffering by Bhikkhu Bodhi PDF

By Bhikkhu Bodhi

This ebook bargains a transparent, concise account of the Eightfold direction prescribed to uproot and put off the deep underlying reason for suffering—ignorance. each one step of the trail is thought to domesticate knowledge via psychological education, and contains an enlightened and peaceable heart direction that avoids extremes. The theoretical in addition to useful angles of every of the paths—right view, correct purpose, correct speech, correct motion, correct livelihood, correct attempt, correct mindfulness, and correct concentration—are illustrated via examples from modern existence. The work's ultimate bankruptcy addresses the Buddhist course and its fruits in enlightenment.

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Download The Bodhidharma Anthology: The Earliest Records of Zen by Jeffrey L. Broughton PDF

By Jeffrey L. Broughton

Within the early a part of this century, the invention of a walled-up collapse northwest China resulted in the retrieval of a misplaced early Ch'an (Zen) literature of the T'ang dynasty (618-907). one of many recovered Zen texts was once a seven-piece assortment, the Bodhidharma Anthology. Of the various texts attributed to Bodhidharma, this anthology is the single one often believed to comprise real Bodhidharma material.Jeffrey L. Broughton presents a competent annotated translation of the Bodhidharma Anthology besides a close learn of its nature, content material, and history. His paintings is principally very important for its rendering of the 3 files, which include the various earliest Zen dialogues and represent the true beginnings of Zen literature.The brilliant dialogues and sayings of grasp Yuan, a long-forgotten member of the Bodhidharma circle, are the hallmark of the documents. grasp Yuan regularly criticizes reliance at the Dharma, on academics, on meditative perform, and on scripture, all of which result in self-deception and confusion, he says. in response to grasp Yuan, if one has spirit and doesn't search something, together with the lessons of Buddhism, then one will reach the quietude of liberation. the arrogance in Yuan's utterances prefigures a lot of the full-blown Zen culture we realize today.Broughton makes use of a Tibetan translation of the Bodhidharma Anthology as an informative gloss at the chinese language unique. putting the anthology in the context of the Tun-huang Zen manuscripts as a complete, he proposes a brand new method of the learn of Zen, person who concentrates on literary historical past, a family tree of texts instead of the standard family tree of masters.

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Download The Meditative Path: A Gentle Way to Awareness, by John Cianciosi PDF

By John Cianciosi

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Once, the Mula Nasruden was once looking the floor less than a road lamp. "Can I help?" requested a pal. "I misplaced my key within the house," stated Nasruden. "But then why glance out here?" "Because the sunshine is healthier within the street," got here the answer. Nasruden is a brilliant idiot in center japanese folklore. simply via turning at the gentle within his residence -- his internal psyche --will he locate the key.

John Cianciosi exhibits us the way to just do that. without delay from the guts, this useful, nonreligious ebook courses the reader of any religion to minimize tension, raise wellbeing and fitness, and accomplish internal peace. It truly explains the meditative procedure and gives extremely simple routines to stability concept and perform. each one bankruptcy contains Q&A sections in accordance with the common reader's event and made from the author's twenty-four years of training, first as a Buddhist monk and now in lay lifestyles. Of all primers on meditation, this one excels in exhibiting tips on how to decelerate existence within the quickly lane.

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Download Breathe, You Are Alive: The Sutra on the Full Awareness of by Thich Nhat Hanh PDF

By Thich Nhat Hanh

In line with the Buddha’s instructing within the Anapanasati Sutra, keeping know-how of our respiring is a method of awakening to the genuine nature of all issues and arriving at religious liberation. Breathe, you're Alive outlines sixteen routines of unsleeping respiring that have been taught by means of the Buddha, including commentaries and additional routines for working towards them each day and in any scenario. Thich Nhat Hanh’s insights and clarification provide the reader entry to the profound nurturance to be had once we decelerate and make contact with our in-breath and out-breath. He walks the reader in the course of the development of routines — from expertise of the actual airplane, to the psychological and religious planes — in a transparent and concise demeanour that's effortless to enforce. This twentieth anniversary version contains up to date commentaries and practices at the information of respiring meditation, in addition to the author's "Breathing and Walking" Gatha (practice verse) set to song.

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Download True Happiness: The Teachings of Ramana Maharshi PDF

Contributor note: Alan Jacobs (Preface), C.G. Jung (Foreword)
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"One of the final of India's non secular supermen" -- Paul Brunton

"Points to the potential of discovering precise happiness." -- Eckhart Tolle

"An exposition of the Maharshi's educating that's right now intimate and objective." -- Times Literary complement - research from the Master

Sri Ramana Maharshi is considered probably the most very important Indian sages of all time. on the age of 16, he skilled a religious awakening and travelled to the holy mountain of Arunachala, the place a neighborhood grew up round him. From there, he touched the lives of influential writers, artists, and seekers akin to Carl Jung, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Somerset Maugham. this day, hundreds of thousands world wide stay encouraged through his teachings.

Edited through his scholar Arthur Osborne, this vintage paintings units out Sri Ramana Maharshi's innovations on such topics as the best way to stay within the the following and now, wealth, freedom, wisdom, and the essence of our precise nature. it's been normal as a vintage textual content for these learning non-duality, in particular Advaita.

Self-inquiry is the most important to liberation, Sri Ramana contends, as he invitations us to detach ourselves from our illusions and set out at the course that leads towards enlightenment.

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