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The book of Enoch – the George H. Schodde translation

The Book of Enoch is a Jewish work, ascribed to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah. The texts was written in the years between 300 and 100 BC. The Book of Enoch is not accepted as part of the Canon of Scripture as used by Jews, apart from the Beta Israel canon; nor by any Christian group, […]

The Future Of Humanity Conversations With David Bohm and Jiddu Krishnamurti

The two dialogues which appear in this book took place three years after a series of thirteen similar dialogues between Krishnamurti and David Bohm, which appeared in the book “The Ending of Time.” The starting point for the discussions is the question: “What is the future of humanity?” This question is by now of vital concern […]

Pure Land Buddhism – Dialogs with Ancient Masters

The core of Pure Land Buddhism and its teachings can be expressed in two major concepts: purity of mind and practice. Traditional Pure Land teachings emphasize the three elements of Faith, Vows and Practice (Buddha Recitation) as the essential conditions for rebirth in the Pure Land – in the Pure Mind. This approach is presented […]

Meditation On Mind And Feeling

Mogok Sayadaw U Vimala was a renowned Theravada Buddhist monk and Vipassana meditation master. He enrolled as a novice monk at age 9 under Sayadaw U Jagara. In 1921, he was ordained as a bhikkhu with the dhamma name of Vimala. As his monkhood was sponsored by the residents of Mogok, a town well known for […]

Sri Aurobindo VOL 18 Kena and Other Upanishads

Volume 18 holds Sri Aurobindo’s translations and commentaries on Upanishads other than the Isha Upanishad. (His writings on that Upanishad appear in Isha Upanishad, volume 17 of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SRI AUROBINDO.) It also includes later Vedantic texts and writings on the Upanishads and Vedanta philosophy in general. The first part consists of translations and commentaries published during […]

The Life and Legends of Saint Francis of Assisi by Candide Chalippe

The Life and Legends of St. Francis of Assisi by Father Candide Chalippe was first published at Paris in 1727. It is not only well written and reliable, but also instructive,elevating and inspiring. The facts and legends mentioned are drawn from the oldest and most reliable sources. The abundance of incidents and anecdotes not to […]

The Manuals of Buddhism

The Manuals of Buddhism with the subtitle ‘The Expositions of the Buddha – Dhamma’ is a 762 page introduction to core concepts of Burmese Theravada Buddhism.  If I only had 12.3 MB memory and was going for at week-long vacation, this would probably be the book to bring. Download The Manuals of Buddhism here (huge file, might […]

SELECTIONS FROM THE BONPO BOOK OF THE DEAD Collected and translated by John Myrdhin Reynolds

Selections form the Bonpo Book of the Dead. The selected translations from the Bonpo tradition of Dzogchen presented here are parts of the translating of all the relevant Tibetan texts from the Zhang -zhung Nyan-gyud collection. From the translators foreword: “In these commentaries which I provide to the translations, I elaborate upon the view of Dzogchen in […]

Heart, Diamond and Lankavatara Sutras

The Heart Sutra is a member of the Perfection of Wisdom (Prajñāpāramitā) class of Mahāyāna Buddhist literature, and along with the Diamond Sutra, is perhaps the most prominent representative of the genre. Its Sanskrit name Prajñāpāramitā Hṛdaya literally translates to the “Heart of the Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom.” This version alos has includes the Diamond and […]

Causality and Emptiness – The Wisdom of Nagarjuna – by Peter Della Santina

Causality and Emptiness – The Wisdom of Nagarjuna. All Buddhist schools have denied the existence of the self as an identical permanent substance. They have also universally rejected the notion of a supreme God. They have however accepted the reality of pre-existence and subsequent rebirth as well as the provisional efficiency of actions (Karma). Those who […]

The Diamond Sutra – A General Explanation of the Vajra Prajña Paramita Sutra by Dhyana Master Hsüan Hua

The Diamond Sutra, along with The Heart Sutra, are among the most popular works of the Prajnaparamita group of Sutras. Indeed they are among the most popular Sutras within the Mahayana cannon as a whole.  This translation has been prepared by the Buddhist Text Translation Society of the Sino-American Buddhist Association, under the auspices of Gold Mountain […]

Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi Complete Version

The “Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi”, was first published in three volumes. Here it is issued in an one-volume edition. After having attained enlightenment at the age of 16, Sri Ramana Maharshi left home for Arunachala, a mountain considered sacred by Hindus, at Tiruvannamalai, and lived there for the rest of his life. Although born a […]

The Sixth Patriarch’s Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra

The Sixth Patriarch’s Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra is the fundamental text of Ch’an Buddhism. It relates the life and teachings of Master Hui Neng, the Great Master the Sixth Patriarch, as set down by one of his disciples. During the seventh and eighth centuries under the T’ang Dynasty, Master Hui Neng taught the doctrines of […]

Shobogenzo – The Treasure House of the Eye of the True Teaching

The Shōbōgenzō is the recognized spiritual masterpiece by the thirteenth century Japanese Sōtō Zen Master Eihei Dōgen. It is comprised of discourses that he gave to his disciples, in person or in writing, at various times between 1231 and his death twenty-two years later at age fifty-three. These discourses cover a wide range of topics pertinent to those in […]

The Mirror of Light – From the Notebooks of Rodney Collin

The Mirror of Light – From the Notebooks of Rodney Collin. From the introduction: “We live our life in a mirror; everything is reversed. When we see a scene it is received in the brain reversed. The rays go out, cross and are received in reverse. Reality exists in the place where the two lines […]

Maha Yoga or The Upanishadic Lore in the Light of the Teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana

Maha Yoga or The Upanishadic Lore in the Light of the Teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana is both a profound exposition of Sri Ramana’s teachings and a lucid summary of the whole Vedantic philosophy, the ancient lore of the Upanishads. Before an aspirant embarks upon the practice of Self-enquiry, which is the cornerstone of Sri […]

Notes on Spiritual Discourses of Shri Atmananda VOL I

Notes on Spiritual Discourses of Shri Atmananda VOL I. Shri Atmananda was a householder sage who lived in Kerala State, India, 1883-1959. His worldly name was Krishna Menon, and he served as a respected police officer under the Travancore Maharaja’s administration. The notes in this book were taken in the last nine years of his life, by a […]

The only Revolution by Jiddu Krishnamurti

The only Revolution by Jiddu Krishnamurti. From the book: “Meditation is the unfolding of the new. The new is beyond and above the repetitious past – and meditation is the ending of this repetition. The death that meditation brings about is the immortality of the new. The new is not within the area of thought, […]

Mirror of Wisdom – Teachings on Emptiness – by Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen

Mirror of Wisdom with the subtitle ‘Teachings on Emptiness’ is Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen commentaries on the emptiness section of ‘Mind Training Like the Rays of the Sun’ and ‘The Heart Sutra’. The subject of emptiness is very profound. Here, Geshe-la gives us clear and extensive instructions on the topic so that we may come to understand and […]

Sri Aurobindo VOL 17 – Isha Upanishad

This volume contains Sri Aurobindo’s translations of and commentaries on the Isha Upanishad. His translations of and commentaries on other Upanishads and Vedantic texts, and his writings on the Upanishads and Vedanta philosophy in general, are published in Kena and Other Upanishads, volume 18 of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SRI AUROBINDO. The present volume is […]

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