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.. Mon, 25 May 2015 12:43:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 It’s Like This – 108 Dhamma Similes http://www.holybooks.com/its-like-this-108-dhamma-similes/ http://www.holybooks.com/its-like-this-108-dhamma-similes/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 12:40:53 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=6392 It't like thisAjahn Chah was a master at using the apt and unusual simile to explain points of Dhamma in a memorable way, sometimes to answer questions, sometimes to provoke them. He was especially talented at exploiting the open-ended nature of the simile—in which some similarities are relevant and others are not—using a particular image to make one point in one context, and a very different point in another. This book is a companion to In Simple Terms, an earlier collection of similes drawn from Ajahn Chah’s transcribed talks. Here, the majority of the passages come from a compilation made by Ajahn Jandee Kantasaro, one of Ajahn Chah’s students, entitled Khwaam Phid Nai Khwaam Thuuk (What’s Wrong in What’s Right). The title of this compilation is taken from a phrase that Ajahn Chah often used to describe the misuse of correct knowledge. Ajahn Jandee, in his introduction, illustrates the principle by telling of a man he once encountered who used the teaching on inconstancy to justify the fact that he never cleaned his truck.

It´s like this - 108 Dhamma similes
his book is a companion to In Simple Terms, an earlier collection of similes drawn from Ajahn Chah’s transcribed talks.
Written by: Ajahn Chah
Published by: Metta Forest Monastery
Available in: Ebook

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Brihadaranyaka Upanishad http://www.holybooks.com/brihadaranyaka-upanishad/ http://www.holybooks.com/brihadaranyaka-upanishad/#comments Sun, 10 May 2015 21:43:34 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=6373 Brihadaranyaka UpanishadBrihadaranyaka Upanishad is one of the oldest Upanishads, it is estimated that it was compiled about 2.700 years ago from much older, now lost, material . Brihadaranyaka Upanishad means “Upanishad of the great forests” and it centers around the fundamentals of the Atman, Soul or Self. It is in the Brihadaranyaka we first see the written conceptualization of Karma and non-duality. The work consists of six chapters dealing with such comprehensive themes as the Vedic theories of the creation of the Universe to metaphysical, spiritual and psychological matters.

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Parayanavagga – The Way to the Beyond http://www.holybooks.com/parayanavagga-the-way-to-the-beyond/ http://www.holybooks.com/parayanavagga-the-way-to-the-beyond/#comments Sun, 10 May 2015 16:26:24 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=6368 Parayanavagga - The Way to the BeyondParayanavagga or The Way to the Beyond is a controversial part of the Pali Canon, some of the earliest known written Buddhist texts. Research indicates that Parayanavagga might even be the oldest part of the Pali Canon. The suttas is a record of conversations between the Buddha and sixteen Brahmin meditaton masters which resulted in their awakening. Parayanavagga is radical in the sense that it stresses the overall importance in non-attachment to all views and ideas, and at the same time it rejects asceticism. This is the fourth way of Theraveda Buddhism, one could be led to think, since the texts describes spiritual transformation as a process out folding in the midst of everyday life of the practitioner.

The Way to the Beyond - Pārāyanavagga
Pārāyanavagga is a group of Suttas from the earliest Buddhist literature. It place considerable emphasis on non-attachment to all views.
Written by: Ānandajoti Bhikkhu
Edition: 2004
Available in: Ebook

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Stories of Norse Gods And Heroes http://www.holybooks.com/stories-of-norse-gods-and-heroes/ http://www.holybooks.com/stories-of-norse-gods-and-heroes/#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 22:50:05 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=6351 Stories of Norse Gods And HeroesStories of Norse Gods And Heroes by Annie Klingensmith consists of 20 chapters, each a story from the Norse mythology. The stories are translated from the original source, the Icelandic Eddas, which were compiled in the 13 century from much older written and orally transmitted material. The book has some fine illustrations and a vocabulary and it is a good and readable introduction to the Norse mythology.

Stories of Norse Gods and Heroes
These stories are translated from the original source, the Icelandic Eddas, which were compiled in the 13 century from much older written and orally transmitted material.
Written by: Annie Klingensmith
Published by: A. Flanagan
Edition: First
ISBN: 978-1417902910
Available in: Ebook

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The Bhagavata Purana http://www.holybooks.com/the-bhagavata-purana/ http://www.holybooks.com/the-bhagavata-purana/#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:56:12 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=6298 Lion man Vishnu in Purana

The lion incarnation of Vishnu, Narasimha kills the demon Hiranyakaśipu

The Bhagavata Purana, literally meaning Divine-Eternal Tales of The Supreme Lord, is considered the most important of the Puranas. The Puranas are belived to be compiled by Vyasa, the narrator og Bhagava Gita, whose birth is dated at 3374 BC. The Puranas, along with the Vedas and Itihaasas form the massive religious bedrock of the Hindu tradition. They go back in time to perhaps more than five millenia. In The Bhagavata Purana concepts like Advaita, Yoga, Bhakti and Dharma are introduced. Download the English translation here (111 pages/1.3 MB):

The Bhagavata Purana
The Bhagavata Purana, literally meaning Divine-Eternal Tales of The Supreme Lord, is considered the most important of the Puranas.
Written by: Vyasa
Published by: N. Krishhaswamy
Date Published: 02/01/2014
Edition: The Bhagava Purana for the first time reader
Available in: Ebook

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