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Ecopsychology by Vladimir Antonov

Some weeks ago I got in contact with the Russion author Vladimir Antonov. It was merely by coincidence that I learned he had published several books and some pretty impressing stuff too. Vladimir Antonov had some interesting points and opinions about my editorial selection of works here on the site, and I will consider his […]

Small Boat Great Mountain by Ajahn Amaro

Small Boat Great Mountain with the subtitle Theravadan Reflections on The Natural Great Perfection by Ajahn Amaro is anohter jewel from the Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery. It was first published in 2003 and here it is a public domain ebook in full length. From the book: “Through the matrix of the body, personality, and our mental faculties, […]

Awaken, Oh World! – what are humans doing? and other talks

This ebook is a collection of transcribed talk by Bhikkhu Revata from the Pa-Auk Forest Monastery in Burma. They deal with the large questions and Bhikkhu Revata does a great job explaining his answers in plain English and with wisdom rooted in the old traditions as they are carried out at Pa-Auk. Download the free ebook here: (115 pages, […]

The 31 Planes of Existence

The 31 Planes of Existence by Suvanno Mahathera describes the ancient Buddhist concepts of planes in the context of karma, rebirth, samsara and meditation and realization. The 31 planes, as described in the Suttas, are divided into three types of worlds: 1. Kama-Loka (the sensuous world) – 11 planes 2. Rupa-Loka (the world of form – […]

Wisdom and the seventy-three kinds of mundane and supramundane knowledge

The  Seventy Three Kinds  of Knowledge describes at a glance the knowledges Buddhas and their disciples gain in the attainment of mundane and supramundane states. Since these knowledges are,  as  a Summary,  very  briefly  stated,  the  present  translation has explanatory notes in order to facilitate the reader understand them, at least intellectually, more easily. These explanations are based on the […]

The Direct and Unmistaken Method by Lama Zope Rinpoche

The Direct and Unmistaken Method of Purifying Yourself of and Protecting Yourself Against the Causes of Problems deals with the practice and benefits of the eight precepts of Mahayana Buddhism. “Practicing the eight-limbed Mahayana Method of Restoring and Purifying is the supreme method for avoiding harm to all sentient beings and bringing them happiness and […]

Virtue and Reality by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Virtue and Reality by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The teachings of the Buddha, can be divided into two overall categories: extensive method and profound wisdom. In the context of the teachings presented here, method is the loving, compassionate bodhicitta and wisdom is the realization of ultimate reality, the right view of emptiness. It would be hard to find […]

The Secret Science Behind Miracles

The Secret Science Behind Miracles by Max Freedom Long was first published in 1948. It tells the strange tales of Max Freedom Long’s encounter with the Polynesian Kahunas (Keepers of the Secret) – Polynesian magicians. Not much spirituality here, but lots of cool (and deadly) magic and shamanism. Download the ebook here: The Secret Science Behind […]

Guide through the Abhidhamma Pitaka

Guide Through the Abhidhamma Pitaka – A synopsis of the Philosophical Collection of the Buddhist Pali Canon Followed by an essay on Dependent Origination (Pratītyasamutpāda) by Nyanatiloka Mahathera was publised first in 1938. This is a reprint of the second revised edition from 1957. From the foreword: “The Abhidhamma is the third section of the […]

Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant

Critique of Pure Reason is one of the cornerstones in western philosophy. It was first published in 1781 and it was later followed by the works: Critique of Judgement and the Critique of Judgement. In Critique of Pure Reason, Kant outline his theories about space and time as a form of perceiving and causality as a form of […]

A Critical Analysis of the Jhanas in Theravada Buddhist Meditation by Henepola Gunaratana

One of the most important aspects of Buddhist meditation is a set of attainments called, in Pali, the Jhanas. The Jhanas are encountered repeatedly in the scriptural texts of early Buddhism. They were instrumental in the Buddha’s own achievement of enlightenment and in the training he formulated for his disciples. Jhana means meditative stages and equivalent terms in other Buddhist schools […]

Mind without measure by J. Krishnamurti

Mind without measure by Jiddu Krishnamurti is a huge collection of public talks held by Krishnamurti in Delhi, Calcutta and Madras during 1982 and 1983. Form the book: “Now, to live without measurement, to be totally, completely, free of all measurement, is part of meditation. Not that `I am practicing this, I will achieve something in a year’s […]

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