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.. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:07:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 The Way Things Really Are – Book IV of the Sutta-Nipita http://www.holybooks.com/the-way-things-really-are-book-iv-of-the-sutta-nipita/ http://www.holybooks.com/the-way-things-really-are-book-iv-of-the-sutta-nipita/#comments Sat, 21 Feb 2015 22:06:20 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=6246 The Way Things Really Are - Book IV of the Sutta-NipitaThe Way Things Really Are is translation of Book IV of the Sutta-Nipata by Lesley Fowler Lebkowicz, Tamara Ditrich and Primoz Pecenko.The Sutta-Nipata is one of the earliest texts of the Pali canon, coming from the same period as the Dhammapada, before the monastic tradition was strong. It was created by people as they practiced and refers to “the wise one”, rather than to monks or nuns. For several centuries after the death of the Buddha the Canon was transmitted orally, probably in several dialects, throughout the Indian subcontinent. According to the traditional sources, the entire Canon was for the first time written down in the first century BCE in Sri Lanka. Some scholars believe that the Sutta-Nipita describes the oldest of all Buddhist practices. It consists mainly of verses. Download it here (61 pages/42Kb):

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Ten Teachings for one World http://www.holybooks.com/ten-teachings-for-one-world/ http://www.holybooks.com/ten-teachings-for-one-world/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:40:49 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=6235 Ten Teachings for one World by Gina Lake Ten Teachings for one World, with the subtitle Wisdom from Mother Mary is written by Gina Lake but the words are directly channeled by the spiritual being introducing herself as Mother Mary. During 2013 they had a number of conversations and the result is this ten chapter book. From the preface:

I am Mother Mary, and I am offering these ten teachings to you now in this way, because I have the opportunity to work through this individual, Gina Lake, who has the vocabulary, understanding, and readers I wish to reach.

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No Inner Core – an Introduction to the Doctrine of Anatta http://www.holybooks.com/no-inner-core-introduction-doctrine-annata/ http://www.holybooks.com/no-inner-core-introduction-doctrine-annata/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:40:22 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=6231 No inner Core Anatta No Inner Core – An Introduction to the Doctrine of Anatta by Sayadaw U SilanandaThe Anatta doctrine is one of the most important teachings of Buddhism. It is the most distinctive feature of Buddhism, for, as many scholars have recognized, it makes Buddhism different from all other religions. The understanding of Anatta, the theory of no-soul or non-self, is a tough nut to crack. Yet only with a correct understanding of this key Buddhist issue can the door to the profound and liberating teachings of the Buddha be opened. Knowing about the crucial importance of the doctrine of Anatta, the reader might gather his or her courage to work through Sayadaw’s scholarly introduction to this central teaching. Download it here (70 pages/900 Kb):

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Buddhist Meditation and Depth Psychology http://www.holybooks.com/buddhist-meditation-and-depth-psychology/ http://www.holybooks.com/buddhist-meditation-and-depth-psychology/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:55:27 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=6224 Buddhist Meditation and Depth Psychology Buddhist Meditation and Depth Psychology by Douglas M. Burns is guidebook to Buddhist meditation, a warning and teaching on the obstacles and techniques. He writes: The ultimate goals of meditation are the ultimate goals of Buddhism, i.e., realization of Nibbana and the abolition of dukkha or suffering. Nibbana, however, is beyond the realm of conceptualization and all other forms of normal human experience. Therefore, we have no certainty that it exists until we ourselves have progressed to realizing it as a direct experience transcending logic and sense perception. Nibbana can thus be defined as that which is experienced when one has achieved ultimate moral and psychological maturation. Little more can be said. Therefore the Buddha said relatively little about Nibbana and instead directed most of his teachings towards two lesser goals which are empirical realities of readily demonstrable worth. These were, first, the increase, enhancement, and cultivation of positive feelings such as love, compassion, equanimity, mental purity, and the happiness found in bringing happiness to others. Secondly, he advocated the relinquishment and renunciation of greed, hatred, delusion, conceit, agitation, and other negative, unwholesome states. Download the free ebook here:

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Milestones by Syed Qutb Shaheed http://www.holybooks.com/milestones-by-syed-qutb-shaheed/ http://www.holybooks.com/milestones-by-syed-qutb-shaheed/#comments Sat, 17 Jan 2015 21:08:37 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=6219 Milestones by Syed Qutb ShaheedMilestones by Syed Qutb Shaheed. Syed was an Egyptian Islamist, author, educator  and poet. The books is presented here today because of Syed Qutb Shaheeds continuing influence on a number of currently active radical Islamist groups. Syed Qutb Shaheed was also the leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1966 he was convicted of plotting the assassination of Egyptian president Abdel Nasser and he was executed by hanging. His masterpiece is the 30 volume commentaries on the Qu’ran: In the Shade of the Qu’ran, which is mandatory bedtime reading for members of ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Islamic Jihad and similar groups. Milestones is one of his works on social justice and the role of Islam in politics. I post this book here, not to promote these views, but in order to help people to understand the ideology subscribed to by radical Islamist groups. Download Milestones here (133 pages/: 780 kb):

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