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Simple and straightforward, this "little book" is a distillation of 20 years of a Buddhist monk's meditation practice. With a sense of reverence and respect for everything, Ajahn Sumano Bhikkhu shows us how to use only what we need, andthen to use these few things carefully and with discrimination. Meeting the Monkey Halfway is his personal story, and through his story he will help us to open our hearts and relearn the compassion of the Buddha. Index.

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Two great epics of the ancient Hindus offer a realistic image of Indian civilization and culture of India 3,­000 years ago: the Ramayana, recounting the adventures of a banished prince, and the Mahabharata, based on the legends surrounding a war. Condensed version features selections linked with short notes.

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At once profound, spiritual, and witty, Master of the Three Ways is a remarkable work about human nature, the essence of life, and how to live simply and with awareness. In three hundred and fifty-­seven verses, the author, Hung Ying-­ming—a seventeenth-­century Chinese sage—explores good and evil, honesty and deception, wisdom and foolishness, and heaven and hell. He draws from the wisdom of the “Three Creeds”—Taoism, Confucianism, and Zen Buddhism—to impress upon us that by combining simple elegance with the ordinary, we can make our lives artistic and poetic. This sense, along with a particular understanding of Zen that makes art from the simple in everyday life, has permeated Chinese and Japanese culture to this day. The work is divided into two books. The first generally deals with the art of living in society and the second is concerned with man's solitude and contemplations of nature. These themes repeatedly spill over into each other, creating multiple levels of meaning.

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The Yogini’s Eye: Comprehensive Introduction to Buddhist Tantra, Volume I: Systemization and Interpretation introduces a new translation series, Classics of the Early Sakya, which will focus on the extensive literature of the Sakya Lamdre lineage of the Hevajra Tantra cycle of revelation. This first volume of introduction is the earliest book of its type and comprehensive treatment of the subject matter to have been written, and initiated the scholarly study of Tibetan Buddhist Tantra. Subsequent studies in all lineages were built on the foundation established by this book. The Yogini’s Eye has served as the introductory textbook for the study of Sakya Tantra continuously for over 800 years. Over the centuries, the textbook has been supplemented by a total of fifteen commentaries and study guides written by the most learned scholars of the Sakya tradition, including Lama Dampa Sonam Gyaltsen (1312–1375), Yeshe Gyaltsen (1300’s–1406), Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo (1382–1450), Lowo . . .

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Volume 2 of the definitive, scholarly English translation of one of the great religious and philosophical classics of the East. Included are the 12 classical upanishads: Chandogya, Kena, Aitareya, Kaushitaki, Isa, Katha, Mundaka, Taittiriyaka, Brhadaranyaka, Svetasvatara, Prasna, Maitriyana. Fully annotated with a 160-­page introduction and analysis by Professor Muller, distinguished Indologist.

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Often described as the strangest novella to come out of Ireland, now finally available in English.

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As with previous titles in this series (A Basic Confucius, A Basic Mencius), A Basic Dao presents the essential wisdom of Laozi in an easy to read, accessible, aesthetically pleasing version. Ideal for all readers and a perfect gift book.

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Miyamoto Musashi war der wohl legendärste Kensei (Schwertheilige) Japans. In unzähligen Duellen und Schlachten hatte er sein Geschick im Umgang mit zwei Schwertern bewiesen. Als er keine würdigen Gegner mehr fand, begab er sich mit sechzig Jahren in die Einsamkeit und schrieb seine Erkenntnisse über die Kunst des Schwertkampfes nieder. Vordergründig handelt das Buch der Fünf Ringe (Gorin no sho) von den Strategien und Taktiken, die jedem Samurai als Grundlage dienen. Doch Musashis Lehre zielt, angelehnt an die fünf buddhistischen Zen-­Ringe (Erde, Feuer, Wasser, Wind und Leere), über das Konkrete hinaus und lehrt Fähigkeiten die auch für Nicht-­Schwertkämpfer von Bedeutung sind: Disziplin, Ruhe und Gelassenheit im Angesicht von Herausforderungen. Er vermittelt was letztlich jede Lebenskunst auszeichnet: Die Aufmerksamkeit für den Moment und die Möglichkeit ihn wenigstens ein Stück weit zu verlängern und zu halten.

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Drawing parallels and noting disparities, the author contrasts the mystic qualities between Christianity — as expressed in the writings of Meister Eckhart (1260–1326), an unconventional ecclesiastic who encouraged transcendence of traditional faith — and Buddhism, explicating the views of both on such concepts as infinity, eternity, and the transmigration of souls.

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Clear explanation and evaluation of fundamental concepts of Hindu thought; historical synopsis of the development of Hindu religious philosophy; detailed descriptions of the psychology and psychoanalysis of yoga, its postures and varieties of breathing; exercises in concentration — even methods by which yogis achieve muscular control over bodily functions.

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