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Nirvana In A Nutshell

Author : Scott Shaw
ISBN : 0760743061
Genre : Nirvana
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Nirvana In A Nutshell

Author : Scott Shaw
ISBN : 9781609252212
Genre : Self-Help
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Meditations to help you stop seeking inner peace—and start experiencing it instead. Nirvana is not to be found in the fulfillment of endless desires, the analysis of profound thoughts, or even hours, days, or years of meditative contemplation. In fact, it is the very act of seeking to obtain happiness, peace, and enlightenment that keeps them out of reach. Nirvana in a Nutshell offers 157 Zen meditations to help you discover what you might be doing (or not doing) in your life to sabotage your goal of reaching inner peace, your own personal paradise. But, as Scott Shaw explains, a desire for Nirvana is like any other desire—a cause of suffering. Let go of the quest and become that which you truly seek and you will find your own Nirvana.

Birding And Mysticism Volume 2

Author : George E. Lowe
ISBN : 1462820751
Genre : Religion
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In volume 2 of Birding and Mysticism: Enlightenment Through Bird Watching, there is no traditional table of contents; rather, there are the five main parts and their sections and subsections, which contain the substantive ideas and memes of volume 2, followed by six appendices. The main thrust of volume 2 concerns the many aspects, faces, and forms of mysticism: religious, spiritual, rational, scientific, personal, and practical.

Why Buddhism Is True

Author : Robert Wright
ISBN : 9781439195475
Genre : Psychology
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From one of America’s most brilliant writers, a New York Times bestselling journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. At the heart of Buddhism is a simple claim: The reason we suffer—and the reason we make other people suffer—is that we don’t see the world clearly. At the heart of Buddhist meditative practice is a radical promise: We can learn to see the world, including ourselves, more clearly and so gain a deep and morally valid happiness. In this “sublime” (The New Yorker), pathbreaking book, Robert Wright shows how taking this promise seriously can change your life—how it can loosen the grip of anxiety, regret, and hatred, and how it can deepen your appreciation of beauty and of other people. He also shows why this transformation works, drawing on the latest in neuroscience and psychology, and armed with an acute understanding of human evolution. This book is the culmination of a personal journey that began with Wright’s landmark book on evolutionary psychology, The Moral Animal, and deepened as he immersed himself in meditative practice and conversed with some of the world’s most skilled meditators. The result is a story that is “provocative, informative and...deeply rewarding” (The New York Times Book Review), and as entertaining as it is illuminating. Written with the wit, clarity, and grace for which Wright is famous, Why Buddhism Is True lays the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age and shows how, in a time of technological distraction and social division, we can save ourselves from ourselves, both as individuals and as a species.

Birding And Mysticism

Author : George E. Lowe
ISBN : 1462820743
Genre : Nature
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A Pilgrimage Within

Author : Dr pinakin shah
ISBN : 9781649195081
Genre : Self-Help
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The worth of any book is not only to be measured by the joy that you derive while reading it, but by what you can actually glean and carry away. It is a treasure trove laden with pearls of wisdom, and the tenets of ‘Art of Healthy and Joyful Living.’ It is a soothing elixir to the world torn with tears, wounds and scars. It makes one think in a new direction and induces to explore. As the words sink into us slowly page by page, the literary journey takes a very pious turn to become a holy pilgrimage. It shows the answer is best sought in self-realisation. The author is an intrepid traveller and a sensitive poet. With his repertoire, he has tried to seek the answers to the enigma of life, and many everyday issues that baffle us. The author here extols, ‘one who looks around is intelligent and experienced, but the one who looks within is learnt and wise. To, one who is on a journey within this is a companion and a friendly guide. It tells, ‘Love the life you live, and live the life you love, enjoy what you do and do what you enjoy.’

R In A Nutshell

Author : Joseph Adler
ISBN : 9781449358228
Genre : Computers
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If you’re considering R for statistical computing and data visualization, this book provides a quick and practical guide to just about everything you can do with the open source R language and software environment. You’ll learn how to write R functions and use R packages to help you prepare, visualize, and analyze data. Author Joseph Adler illustrates each process with a wealth of examples from medicine, business, and sports. Updated for R 2.14 and 2.15, this second edition includes new and expanded chapters on R performance, the ggplot2 data visualization package, and parallel R computing with Hadoop. Get started quickly with an R tutorial and hundreds of examples Explore R syntax, objects, and other language details Find thousands of user-contributed R packages online, including Bioconductor Learn how to use R to prepare data for analysis Visualize your data with R’s graphics, lattice, and ggplot2 packages Use R to calculate statistical fests, fit models, and compute probability distributions Speed up intensive computations by writing parallel R programs for Hadoop Get a complete desktop reference to R

Heart Of Forgiveness

Author : Madeline Ko-I Bastis
ISBN : 9781590030271
Genre : Religion
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Ko-i Bastis is a Buddhist chaplain and in her book she helps readers reflect on what forgiveness really means and how it can heal their lives and relationships. She explores the difficult emotions that keep people from forgiving and offers tools to help us overcome them.

Buddhism From The Buddha To Asoka

Author : J. S. Krüger
ISBN : UVA:X002214308
Genre : Buddhism
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This introduction covers the following background themes pertaining to early Buddhism: the basic characteristics of Buddhism generally, the development and spread of Buddhism as a universal religion, and India before and during the Buddha's lifetime. The life of the Buddha, and the organisation and history of the early community of disciples are discussed. The major part of the book deals with early Buddhist teaching: the human condition and liberation, human nature and composition, and human fate and freedom. In addition, Buddhist meditation, aesthetics, ethics and metaphysics, and Buddhist views on the afterlife and the nature of nirvana are outlined. The book will enable the reader to sense the aura of this ancient, noble and gentle religion.

Nirvana And Other Buddhist Felicities

Author : Steven Collins
ISBN : 9780521570541
Genre : Religion
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This book presents a new answer to the question: what is nirvana? Part I distinguishes between systematic and narrative thought in the Pali texts of Theravada Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia, arguing that nirvana produces closure in both, and setting nirvana in the wider category of Buddhist Felicities. Part II explores other Buddhist utopias (both eu-topias, good places , and ou-topias, no-places ), and relates Buddhist utopianism to studies of European and American utopian writing. The book ends with a close reading of the Vessantara Jataka, which highlights the conflict between the ascetic quest for closure and ultimate felicity, and the ongoing demands of ordinary life and society. Steven Collins discusses these issues in relation to textuality, world history, and ideology in premodern civilisations, aiming to contribute to a new vision of Buddhist history, which can hold both the inside and the outside of texts together.

Discovering World Religions At 24 Frames Per Second

Author : Julien R. Fielding
ISBN : 9780810862661
Genre : Religion
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Traditionally, university students have gained access to world religions by reading primary texts. Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames Per Second takes students beyond the written page, offering an exploration of the same religious traditions through the study of feature films. The many definitions of religion are examined along with its various components, including doctrine, myth, ethics, ritual, and symbol. Specific religious traditions, including Hinduism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, popular religion, and Shinto are examined. Biographical sketches of directors whose films tend to focus on a particular religious tradition are also included, such as Zhang Yimou, Hayao Miyazaki, Deepa Mehta, and Akira Kurosawa. Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames Per Second is unique in the area of religion and film studies in that it isn't just a collection of essays. Instead it provides the introductory student with the necessary background information on the various religions before looking at how their ideas can be understood not through texts but through the cinematic medium. To keep the conversation fresh, most of the films used in the book were made within the last decade. Furthermore, examples range from popular, mainstream fare, such as Star Wars and the Lord of the Rings trilogy to lesser-known foreign films, such as The Wooden Man's Bride and The Great Yokai War. Several films with a 'cult-like' following are also discussed, including Fight Club, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Jacob's Ladder. This book is also unique in that instead of drawing upon the Judeo-Christian tradition, it draws from Eastern traditions.

Man Who Stole My Paradise

Author : Umesh Mitkar
ISBN : 9781648509179
Genre : Self-Help
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This book also tells the readers that to have a fair deal from life, one has to be fair with life, along with being mindful and proactive towards it. The dynamic fundamentals of the life, like relationships, parenting, personal goals, behavioural problems and handling of stress, are fairly discussed and dealt with in this book. Author is positive that this book, with its galore of information and insights into life’s evolution and its modalities, will refurbish your outlook about life and will take you to the altogether different level of awareness. So, dive into it and rediscover the new world of your exalted visions, dreams and thoughts.

Buddhist Thought

Author : Paul Williams
ISBN : 9781136520877
Genre : Religion
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This book serves as an accessible and reliable survey for students wishing to gain familiarity with the basic ideas of Buddhist philosophical and religious thought, and with some of the recent research in the field. It guides readers towards a richer understanding of the central concepts of classical Indian Buddhist thought, from the time of Buddha to the latest scholarly perspectives and controversies. Abstract and complex ideas are made understandable by the authors' clear and engaging style. The second edition has been fully revised in light of new scholarship, in particular on Mahāyāna Buddhism and Tantric Buddhism, an often neglected and inadequately understood topic. As well as a detailed bibliography this authoritative resource now includes recommended further reading, study questions, a pronunciation guide and extensive glossary of terms, all aimed at helping students to develop their knowledge and appreciation of Buddhist thought.

Nepalese Cultural Heritage In A Nutshell ; Compiled From Lectures In Monumental Guide Course 1978

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ISBN : UOM:39015027062705
Genre : Nepal
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Religion In Human Evolution

Author : Robert N. Bellah
ISBN : 9780674063099
Genre : Religion
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This ambitious book probes our biological past to discover the kinds of lives that human beings have imagined were worth living. Bellah’s theory goes deep into cultural and genetic evolution to identify a range of capacities (communal dancing, storytelling, theorizing) whose emergence made religious development possible in the first millennium BCE.

A Bittersweet Nirvana Of Love And Disdain In Poetic Form

Author : Matt Amato
ISBN : 1424166934
Genre : Poetry
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In a nutshell, A Bittersweet Nirvana of Love and Disdain in Poetic Form is what the title states. Itas broken dreams, nightmares, love, hate and death written in a poetic/song-type format. Some things in this book date back to about 1983 when I first got interested in writing. Basically itas thoughtless thoughts in my timeless stupidity. Hopefully someone might actually read and enjoy it. Only time will tell.

Readings In Eastern Religions

Author : Harold G. Coward
ISBN : 9780889209558
Genre : Religion
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Originally developed for use in introductory courses on Eastern religious traditions, this popular anthology offers a selection of readings from primary texts of India, China, and Japan. For the second edition, the editors have added excerpts and have written introductions that provide a more comprehensive context for the readings. A section on Chan / Zen and excerpts from the writings of Ge Hong, representing the central concerns of Daoism, are included. A section on modern China includes a poem written by Mao, exhibiting his Daoist sensibilities. A revised chapter on Buddhism presents the voices of modern Buddhist writers, including the Dalai Lama. Throughtout the volume, reflections on the role of women in Eastern religions, as well as womens voices themselves, are added.

The Journal Of The Bihar Pur?vid Parishad

Author : Bihar Purāvid Parishad
ISBN : UCAL:B4304768
Genre : Bihar (India)
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The Journal Of The Bihar Pur?vid Parishad

Author : Bihar Purāvid Parishad
ISBN : UOM:39015020650225
Genre : Bihar (India)
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The Letters Of H P Blavatsky

Author : H P Blavatsky
ISBN : 9780835621939
Genre : Religion
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Helena P. Blavatsky (1831-1891) is widely celebrated as the leading esoteric thinker of the nineteenth century who influenced an entire generation of artists and intellectuals and introduced Eastern spirituality to the West. Until now, however, readers have been able to know this fascinating woman only through her public writings. Few may have realized that H.P.B. was also a tireless correspondent with family and colleagues, friends and foes, the learned and the simple. Her personal correspondence reveals for the first time the private H.P.B. in all of her sphinx-like complexity rarely visible in her published material. This unparalleled offering contains all known letters H.P.B. wrote between 1860 and the time just before she left for India in 1879. Meticulously edited by John Algeo, former President of the Theosophical Society in America and current Vice President of the international Society, the volume also contains letters to and about Blavatsky, articles, and editorial commentary.

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