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The Sweet Dews of Ch’an/Zen

  This book The Sweet Dews of Ch’an (Zen) by Reverend Cheng Kuan is a series of lectures and instructions on practical Zen meditation given at Chuang Yen Monastery As an outcome of Dhyana, you will be able to observe these phenomena very clearly because your “mental mirror” is very clear… for there are no more disturbances […]

Gay Science or The Joyful Wisdom by Friedrich Nietzsche

The Gay Science: [German: Die fröhliche Wissenschaft], is a book written by Friedrich Nietzsche, first published in 1882 and followed by a second edition, which was published after the completion of Thus Spoke Zarathustra and Beyond Good and Evil, in 1887. This substantial expansion includes a fifth book and an appendix of songs. It was noted by […]

The Manuals of Ledi Dipani

The Manuals of Ledi Dipani is written by the  Burmese Buddhist monk Maha-Thera Ledi Sayadaw and is actually three books: The Vipassana Dapani – or the Manual of Insight, Niyama Dipani or the Manual of Cosmic Order, and Patthanuddasa Dipani – or the Buddhist Philosophy of Relations. These instructions are meant as initial studies before commencing the Practice […]

In the Spirit of Ch’an – An Introduction to Zen Buddhism By Master Sheng-yen

In the Spirit of Ch’an is a window on the world of Chinese Zen (Ch’an), this littlebooklet is a short summary of Ch’an Buddhist thought distilled from Master Sheng-yen’s published and unpublished materials. It is published in the hope of providing beginners and the general public with a new and fresh perspective on the self, the […]

Sri Aurobindo VOL 19 Essays On The Gita

This is volume 19 in the complete works of Sri Aurobindo, which soon will be here at the site in its completeness. The first series of this volume, Aurobindos Essays on the Gita, appeared in the monthly review Arya between August 1916 and July1918. It was revised by Sri Aurobindo and published as a book […]

Lankavatara Sutra A Mahayana Text

The Lankavatara Sutra – A Mahayana text translated for the first time from the original Sanskrit by DAISETZ TEITARO SUZUKI. The Lankavatara Sutra is one of nine principal, and one of the most important, texts of Mahayana Buddhism. Lankavatara literally means “entering into Lanka”. Lanka is one of the islands in the south of India, […]

The Real Way to Awakening by Chao Khun Sobhana Dammasudhi

The Teaching of the Buddha contains the solution to all problems involving self-discipline and detachment from greed, hatred and self-delusion, but Insight Meditation has always been the only way to perceive both the problem, and the solution, for oneself. The Buddha used to tell his followers, ‘ Here is a tree (or other sheltered spot). […]

Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior by Shantideva

Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior(sPyod-‘jug, Bodhisattvacharya-avatara) by Shantideva is text translated from Tibetan by Alexander Berzin, 2005. It was composed by the teacher Shantideva (first half of the eighth century C. E.). It was translated into Tibetan,edited, and settled upon from a Kashmiri manuscript by the learned Indian master Sarvajna-deva and the editor-translator monk Peltseg (early ninth […]

Five Conversations by Jiddu Krishnamurti

This is a series of five conversations with Jiddu Krishnamurti with an initial general introduction and description of the scenery in which the conversation takes place. This text is short, 23 pages, and I have not been able to find a year or location. – Though northern India might be a good guess. From the first conversation: […]

Transmission and Enlightenment in Chan (Zen) Buddhism Seen Through the Platform Sūtra (Liuzu tanjing 六祖壇經)

Transmission and Enlightenment in Chan (Zen) Buddhism Seen Through the Platform Sūtra. Transmission of the Dharma is at the center of Chan (also known as Zen) Buddhist identity and self-understanding. In the mature Chan school, the basis for Dharma transmission is seen as the moment when a Chan master recognizes that a student has attained […]

Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment – by Rudolf Steiner

Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment constitutes a fundamental guide to the anthroposophical path of cognition or knowledge. In human consciousness, faculties are sleeping that, if awakened, lead to life-giving wisdom. With great clarity and warmth, Rudolf Steiner details the exercises and moral qualities to be cultivated on the path to a conscious […]

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