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, 30 Mar 2015 12:11:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 The Complete Works of Sister Nivedita VOL I-V http://www.holybooks.com/the-complete-works-of-sister-nivedita-vol-i-v/ http://www.holybooks.com/the-complete-works-of-sister-nivedita-vol-i-v/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:16:18 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=6259 The Complete Works of Sister NiveditaThe Complete Works of Sister Nivedita. Sister Nivedita was a devotee of Swami Vivekananda. She had Scots-Irish origins and came til India as a social worker in 1898 where she met Swami Vivekananda who gave her the name Nivedita (meaning “Dedicated to God”). She became  close with Vivekananda and also with Sarada Devi, the spiritual consort of the mystic Ramakrishna and one of the major influences behind Ramakrishna Mission and also with other brother disciples of Swami Vivekananda. She died on 13 October 1911 in Darjeeling. During her stay in India she wrote 12 books on different topics from dharma and education to politics, but all of them referring to Hinduism and mysticism. All her books and other writings are here collected in the five-volume collected works. Each book is about 15 MB of 500 scanned pages:

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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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