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, 01 Aug 2014 00:12:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 With each and every breath – A guide to meditation http://www.holybooks.com/with-every-breath-guide-meditation/ http://www.holybooks.com/with-every-breath-guide-meditation/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:12:22 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=5898 With each and every breath With each and every breath –  A guide to meditation by Thanissaro Bhikku. The meditation techniques taught in this book are skills aimed at solving the mind’s most basic problem: the stress and suffering it brings on itself through its own thoughts and actions. Even though the mind wants happiness, it still manages to weigh itself down with mental pain. In fact, that pain comes from the mind’s misguided efforts to find happiness. Thanissaro states that meditation helps to uncover the reasons for why the mind does this and, in uncovering them, helps you to cure them. In curing them, it opens you to the possibility of genuine happiness, a happiness you can rely on, a happiness that will never change or let you down.

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The Buddhist Monastic Code http://www.holybooks.com/buddhist-monastic-code/ http://www.holybooks.com/buddhist-monastic-code/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 02:47:54 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=5885 The Buddhist Monastic CodeThe Buddhist Monastic Code I and II is an impressive work both in virtue  and extent. On nearly 2.000 pages the rules of monks in the Theravada traditions are outlined. This book is written both for the ones seeking monastic life and the bhikkus who have devoted their life to it. It will also benefit other people who have dealings with the bhikkus—so that they will be able to find gathered in one location as much essential information as possible on just what the rules do and do not entail. Students of Early Buddhism, Theravādin history, or contemporary Theravādin issues should also find this book interesting, as should anyone who is serious about the practice of the Dhamma and wants to see how the Buddha worked out the ramifications of Dhamma practice in daily life.

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The Long Discourse about the Ways of Attending to Mindfulness http://www.holybooks.com/long-discourse-ways-attending-mindfulness/ http://www.holybooks.com/long-discourse-ways-attending-mindfulness/#comments Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:28:23 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=5876 The Long Discourse about the Ways of Attending to MindfulnessThe Long Discourse about the Ways of Attending to Mindfulness is a translation directly from the Pali Canon undertaken Anandajoti Bhikku in 2005. I has been revised in 2011 and will be re-revised again in 2055. This is a very important text to Buddhists since it is here he, in the 22nd Discourse in the Long Collection (Digha Nikaya) of the Discourses of the Buddha we find the main discourse on the development of meditation in the Pali Canon. It has 4 parts: Contemplation of the Body, Contemplation of Feelings, Contemplation of the Mind and Contemplation of the Nature of Things.

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This book concludes our series of 9 books on meditation as described in the Pali Canon. They, are besides The Long Discourse about the Ways of Attending to Mindfulness:

Mindfulness while Breathing

The Discourse concerning Malunkyaputta

The Discourse of Girimananda

The Discourse about Mindfulness related to the Body

Analysis of the Ways of Attending to Mindfulness

The Matrix of the Abstract Teaching

Advice to Rahula

The Discourse about the Great Emancipation



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Mindfulness while Breathing http://www.holybooks.com/mindfulness-while-breathing/ http://www.holybooks.com/mindfulness-while-breathing/#comments Sun, 29 Jun 2014 01:21:21 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=5872 Mindfulness while BreathingMindfulness while Breathing is here presented in a new translation from 2008 by Anandajo Bhikkhu. The original title in the Pali Canon is The Anapanasati Sutta (we have several other translations here on the site) and it is the sutta where The Buddha teaches how awareness on breathing can be used as a primer for meditation.

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The Discourse concerning Malunkyaputta http://www.holybooks.com/discourse-concerning-malunkyaputta/ http://www.holybooks.com/discourse-concerning-malunkyaputta/#comments Sat, 28 Jun 2014 03:07:16 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=5865 The Discourse concerning MalukyaputtaThe Discourse concerning Malunkyaputta is from the Connected Discourse Collection (Samyutta Nikaya) of the Pali Canon and it is one the few that deals directly with meditation practice. It describes how the Buddha leads the monk Malunkyaputta through a series of questions and answers meant to bring him to a more complete understanding of reality. The instructions begins:

In what is seen there must be only what is seen, in what is heard there must be only what is heard, in what is sensed there must be only what is sensed, in what is cognized there must be only what is cognized.

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