HolyBooks.com - download free ebooks http://www.holybooks.com Download holy books, sacred texts and spiritual PDF ebooks in full length for free. Download the Bible, The Holy Quran, ancient Asian texts and thousands of free pdf ebooks on yoga, buddhism, magic, meditation, self-improvement and many other catagories. Remember to bookmark and tell your friends.. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:00:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8 A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma http://www.holybooks.com/comprehensive-manual-abhdhamma/ http://www.holybooks.com/comprehensive-manual-abhdhamma/#comments Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:41:45 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=5648 A Comprehensive Manual of AbhidhammaA Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma – The Philosophical Psychology of Buddhism edited by Bhikkhu Bodi. At the heart of the Abhidhamma philosophy is the Abhidhamma Pitaka one of the divisions of the Pali Canon recognized by Theravada Buddhism as the authoritative recension of the Buddha’s teachings. This canon was compiled at the three great Buddhist councils held in India in the early centuries following the Buddha’s demise.  The core of the present book is a medieval compendium of Buddhist philosophy entitled the Abhidhammattha Sangaha, ascribed to Acariya Anuruddha, a Buddhist savant about whom little is know. Despite this, his little manual has become one of the most important and influential textbooks of Theravada Buddhism.

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Burma Monks Tales http://www.holybooks.com/burma-monks-tales/ http://www.holybooks.com/burma-monks-tales/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:42:12 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=5631 Burmese Monks tales

The Monk’s Tales of Burma were always told by their author on the spur of the moment, and originally were not noted down. By word of mouth they reached villages all over Burma, and took place alongside the Jakatas, the folk tales. The Monk’s Tales were collected in Burma in the years 1926-29 and most of them originates form the dark decade of Burmese history (1876-85), when British occupied the country. The British rulers never understood that the Burmese society based on the monastic schools was a main foundation of Burmese society. Since Buddhism had never in any place been a single canonical religion, every monk are encouraged to discuss and debate any point of doctrine. This underlying premise gave rise to monk’s tales as a way of educating laymen under the British suppression.

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Karma and Chaos – New and collected essays on Vipassana Meditation http://www.holybooks.com/karma-chaos-essays-vipassana-meditation/ http://www.holybooks.com/karma-chaos-essays-vipassana-meditation/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 03:02:30 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=5620 Karma and Chaos

Karma and Chaos – with the subtitle: New and collected essays on Vipassana Meditation by Paul R. Fleischman, M. D. was published to inspire people on the path of Vipassana meditation. The books itself is a product of Vipassana-derived energy and enthusiasm of the editors who were determined to make these essays more easily available to readers in the Western hemisphere. Four of the essays presented have circulated among smaller groups of Vipassana practioners for many years in print editions in India and Sri Lanka. Notifying the essay’s catalytic effect, Vipassana Research Publications committed to publish them and a few more to a wider readership in the West.

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The Moon Appears When the Water is Still by Ian McCrorie http://www.holybooks.com/the-moon-appears-when-the-water-i-still-by-ian-mccrorie/ http://www.holybooks.com/the-moon-appears-when-the-water-i-still-by-ian-mccrorie/#comments Sat, 05 Apr 2014 11:11:20 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=5614 The Moon Appears When the Water is StillThe Moon Appears When the Water i Still – Reflections of the Dhamma by Ian McCrorie. In Dhamma teachings stories, anecdotes and aphorisms, poems are often used. During more than twenty years of of intensive meditation in monasteries, ashrams and retreat centers in India, Southeast Asia, Japan and North America Ian McCrorie have collected a number of these metaphors and published them in this free ebook.

“These reflections point to the Dhamma, they allude to the truth, but the truth itself cannot be captured in words. It can only be experienced. These words are mere Reflections of the Dhamma.”

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Journey into Burmese Silence by Marie B. Byles http://www.holybooks.com/journey-into-burmese-silence-by-marie-b-byles/ http://www.holybooks.com/journey-into-burmese-silence-by-marie-b-byles/#comments Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:43:50 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=5605 Journey into Burmese SilenceJourney into Burmese Silence is the personal account of the search for a retreat in which to learn the art of meditation. The quest brings Marie B. Byles to Burma in 1957, where she begins to practice Vipassana or insight meditation at the Theravada monastery Maha Bohdi. Journey into Burmese Silence also include a translation of the instructions used for insight meditation training at Maha Bohdi in the 1950s. Download the free ebook here (243 pages/1.48 Mb):

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Along the Path – The Meditator´s Companion to Pilgrimage in the Buddha´s India and Nepal http://www.holybooks.com/along-the-path/ http://www.holybooks.com/along-the-path/#comments Sat, 01 Mar 2014 14:06:12 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=5596 Along the Path ebookAlong the Path is a guide for modern Buddhist pilgrims to India and Nepal. It was written for people wanting to travel in India to meditate and volunteer at Dhamma centres, go on yatra to sacred sites, visit old Buddhist caves and monasteries, and get in touch with the body by learning yoga, trekking in the Himalaya, or simply detoxing at a nature cure centre.  Along the Path is not only a travel guide, it also traces Buddhas life as i unfolded across the sacred sites. Download it here (455 pages/6.2 MB):

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Great Bliss: Tantric Sex and the Path to Inner Awakening http://www.holybooks.com/great-bliss-tantric-sex-and-the-path-to-inner-awakening/ http://www.holybooks.com/great-bliss-tantric-sex-and-the-path-to-inner-awakening/#comments Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:20:21 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=5491 Great Bliss Tantric Sex and the Path to Inner AwakeningGreat Bliss: Tantric Sex and the Path to Inner Awakening is the first complete modern instruction book on Tantric Buddhism, and the first on Buddhist sexual yoga. The heart of the book is a first-ever translation from the Sanskrit of the Ninth Century master Shabara’s The Sadhana of Secret Vajravilasini, a masterpiece of the world’s spiritual-erotic literature, and an ideal text for practice.

Great Bliss reveals thousand year-old secrets, and is a landmark contribution to the study and practice of Tantric sex in the West. The book includes hundreds of authentic practices, making it an almost inexhaustible resource for Tantra teachers and students.

Great Bliss is posted here on request by the author John T. Houseman. Thank you very much. Download the free pdf-ebook here (502 pages/4.3 MB):

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The Quiet Mind by John E. Coleman http://www.holybooks.com/quiet-mind-john-coleman/ http://www.holybooks.com/quiet-mind-john-coleman/#comments Sun, 23 Feb 2014 13:48:13 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=5586 The Quiet Mind ebookThe Quiet Mind by John E. Coleman, a former CIA-officer, is a classic story of a search – the personal experience and the discoveries which led one man to a state of mind which has increased the joy of living and the ability to cope effectively with many of life´s problems.

“Part of the mystery of the Far East lies in the fact that in that part of the world the kind of questions to which I wanted answers do not bring raised eyebrows and impatient protests of “nonsense.” Meditation, strange religious practices designed to free the mind even faith in occult powers which throw light on the more obscure mental processes, are not dismissed as unfruitful areas of research.”

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