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The Four Chinese Classics: Tao Te Ching, Analects, Chuang Tzu, Me...
by David Hinton

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English

Pages

572

Publication Date

November 18, 2013

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<div>The books collected in this volume represent the first time since the mid-nineteenth century that the four seminal masterworks of ancient Chinese thought have been translated as a unified series by a single translator. Hinton's award-winning experience translating a wide range of ancient Chinese poets makes these books sing in English as never before. But these new versions are not only inviting and immensely readable, they also apply much-needed consistency to key philosophical terms in these texts, lending structural links and philosophical rigor heretofore unavailable in English. Breathing new life into these originary classics, Hinton's new translations will stand as the definitive texts for our era.<BR><BR>Perhaps the most broadly influential spiritual text in human history, Lao Tzu's <I>Tao Te Ching</I> is the source of Taoist philosophy, which eventually developed into Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism. Equally influential in the social sphere, Confucious' <I>Analects</I> is the source of social wisdom in China. The <I>Chuang Tzu</I> is the wild and wacky prose complement to the <I>Tao Te Ching</I>. And with its philosophical story-telling, the <I>Menicius</I> adds depth and complexity to Confucius' vision.</div>
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (Shambha...
by Pema Chodron

Language

English

Pages

211

Publication Date

September 26, 2000

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The beautiful practicality of her teaching has made Pema Chödrön 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. Chödrön discusses:<br /><br />· Using painful emotions to cultivate wisdom, compassion, and courage<br /> · Communicating so as to encourage others to open up rather than shut down<br /> · Practices for reversing habitual patterns<br /> · Methods for working with chaotic situations<br /> · 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.
The Bhagavad Gita (Easwaran's Classics of Indian Spirituality)
by Eknath Easwaran Ed.

Language

English

Pages

292

Publication Date

June 01, 2009

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<p>Easwaran’s 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 – it’s not a dialogue between two mythical figures at the dawn of Indian history. “The battlefield is a perfect backdrop, but the Gita’s 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.”</p><br />
The Book of Secret Wisdom: The Prophetic Record of Human Destiny ...
by Zinovia Dushkova

Language

English

Pages

211

Publication Date

October 12, 2015

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<b>LIMITED-TIME OFFER: BUY NOW FOR ONLY 4.99 (WAS 9.99)</b><br /><br />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 />"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 />If you are a spiritual seeker who enjoys expanding the boundaries of your understanding, this book is for you.<br /><br /><b>Buy <i>The Book of Secret Wisdom</i> now to unveil the world's most ancient mysteries!</b>
The Tao Made Easy: Timeless Wisdom to Navigate a Changing World
by Alan Cohen

Language

English

Pages

233

Publication Date

July 10, 2018

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<i>May you live during interesting times</i>: so goes an ancient Chinese blessing &#8212;or some say curse. That wish has come true for us. Now what? In this radically illuminating book, Alan Cohen delves into one of the world&rsquo;s most venerated wisdom texts for answers and brings the lofty and enigmatic concepts of the Tao Te Ching down to earth in fresh, easy-to-grasp language with practical, personal examples we can use to uplift our daily lives.<br /><br />Most other interpretations of the Tao march through the stanzas one by one. Here Alan Cohen calls forth the ancient verses around themes that are central to our modern lives &#8212;from love to work to the lessons we learn from pain. Then he brings each message to life in short vignettes where he imagines himself a student of Lao Tse and interacts with the master directly and intimately. He invites you to join the ancient sage and the contemporary seeker as they wend their way through the challenges and triumphs of the same journey you&rsquo;re taking yourself.
Awakened Empath: The Ultimate Guide to Emotional, Psychological a...
by , Mateo Sol

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English

Pages

298

Publication Date

October 14, 2017

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Do you feel the agony and the ecstasy carried within people’s hearts?<br /><br />Do you experience chronic exhaustion in social settings? Has anyone ever told you that you’re “too sensitive” for this world? If so, you may be an empath.<br /><br />An empath is a person who absorbs the emotions of others like a sponge and experiences these emotions as their own. While empaths are warm, intuitive, and compassionate people, their high level of sensitivity makes them prone to experiencing issues such as anxiety, depression, and crippling physical illnesses.<br /><br />Do you tend to attract toxic people and set poor boundaries? If so, this book will help you. Do you feel overwhelmed by negative energy and feel like you can't cope anymore? This book will support you. Do you want to heal yourself and find inner peace? This book will show you the path.<br /><br />Written for the highly sensitive and empathic people of life, Awakened Empath is a comprehensive map for helping you to develop physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual balance on every level.<br /><br />Chapters in this book include:<br /><br />- What is Your Empathic Gift?<br />- Empaths and Society<br />- Empath Friendships and Relationships<br />- Empaths and the Workplace<br />- The Psychological Understanding of Being an Empath<br />- The Scientific Understanding of Being an Empath<br />- The Shamanic Understanding of Being an Empath<br />- The Mystical Understanding of Being an Empath<br />- The Dark Side of Being an Empath<br />- Empaths and Narcissists<br />- Empaths and Energy Vampires<br />- Parenting Empath Children<br />- Empaths and the Spiritual Awakening Process<br />- Healing the Physical Realm<br />- Healing the Mental Realm<br />- Healing the Emotional Realm<br />- Flowing With Spirit<br />- The Spiritual Purpose of Empaths<br /><br />Under the loving guidance of empaths and spiritual mentors Luna and Sol, you will discover how to awaken to your highest potential and access the strength, love, and wisdom found within your soul.
The Dao De Jing: A Qigong Interpretation
by , Lao Tzu

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English

Pages

152

Publication Date

September 01, 2018

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This book examines one of the world’s most enduring and influential literary works, the <i>Dao De Jing</i>, through the timeless art of qigong. In his words, Lao Tzu (or Laozi), author of the <i>Dao De Jing</i>, embodies qigong principles, advocating the cultivation of mind and body. Only when we know qigong can we know Lao Tzu —and only when we know Lao Tzu can we know the <i>Dao De Jing</i>.<br /><br /> <br /><br />Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, a renowned author, scholar, and martial artist, devoted decades to researching and writing this book. He interprets and analyzes the 81 chapters of the <i>Dao De Jing</i>. His commentary will bring new insight, inspiration, and depth to your understanding of Lao Tzu’s words—and to your qigong practice.<br /><br /> <br /><br />“Many chapters in the <i>Dao De Jing</i> purely talk about qigong,” Dr. Yang writes, “especially the practices of regulating the body, breathing, mind, qi, and spirit.”<br /><br /> <br /><br />Lao Tzu’s writing has been read, translated, and discussed around the globe. It deals with principles that transcend time and culture. That is why this ancient text has been reimagined countless times in books on business, relationships, and parenting—but never with a focus on the art of qigong. This makes <i>Dao De Jing: A Qigong Interpretation</i> unique and indispensible.<br /><br /> <br /><br />This book includes<br /><br /> • The complete <i>Dao De Jing</i> in English and its original Chinese text<br /> • Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming’s commentary and analysis of each chapter<br /> • Numerous illustrations and diagrams<br /><br /> <br /><br /><i>Dao De Jing: A Qigong Interpretation</i> is not a book of instruction. It is about the Way—the path before us, in qigong and in life, where what you achieve comes through your own understanding.
The Book of Five Rings
by Miyamoto Musashi

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English

Pages

166

Publication Date

May 15, 2012

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Along with Sun Tzu's <i>The Art of War</i>, <i>The Book of Five Rings</i> is considered to be one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asia. Composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi, <i>The Book of Five Rings</i> analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. For Musashi, the way of the martial arts was a mastery of the mind rather than simply technical prowess—and it is this path to mastery that is the core teaching in <i>The Book of Five Rings</i>. This brilliant manifesto is written not only for martial artists but for anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their life.
The Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching of Hui-neng
by Counterpoint

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

November 10, 2006

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<B>A Zen Buddhist masterpiece, winner of the 2018 Thornton Wilder Prize for Translation.</B><BR />  <BR /><I>The Platform Sutra</I> occupies a central place in Zen (Ch’an) Buddhist instruction for students and spiritual seekers worldwide. It is often linked with <I>The Heart Sutra</I> and <I>The Diamond Sutra </I>to form a trio of texts that have been revered and studied for centuries. However, unlike the other sutras, which transcribe the teachings of the Buddha himself, <I>The Platform Sutra</I> presents the autobiography of Hui-neng, the controversial 6th Patriarch of Zen, and his understanding of the fundamentals of a spiritual and practical life. Hui-neng’s instruction still matters—the 7th-century school of Sudden Awakening that he founded survives today, continuing to influence the Rinzai and Soto schools of contemporary Zen.<BR />  <BR /> Red Pine, whose translations of <I>The Heart Sutra</I> and <I>The Diamond Sutra</I> have been celebrated and widely received, now provides a sensitive and assured treatment of the third and final sutra of the classic triumvirate. He adds remarkable commentary to a translation that, combined with the full Chinese text, a glossary, and notes, results in a Mahayana masterpiece sure to become the standard edition for students and seekers alike.

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