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.. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:47:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8 The Hasheesh Eater – Being the Passage from the Life of a Pythagorean http://www.holybooks.com/the-hasheesh-eater-being-the-passage-from-the-life-of-a-pythagorean/ http://www.holybooks.com/the-hasheesh-eater-being-the-passage-from-the-life-of-a-pythagorean/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:25:25 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=5716 The Hasheesh Eater

The Hasheesh Eater with the subtitle: Being the Passage from the Life of a Pythagorean is a classic in psychedelic literature. It was publishes in 1857 by the author Fitz Hugh Ludlow and it became at huge success. At that time cannabis was both a legal and widely unknown substance. This book led to a public interest in psychedelics and even to the first ventures into modern commercial medical marijuana.

Fitz Hugh Ludlow writes on his own personal experiences with the drug, which he ingested orally in huge doses. The result is a series of records of vivid and detailed visions somewhat similar to the works of authors such as  William S. Burroughs and Hunter S. Thompson. Download The Hasheesh Eater here (378 pages/12.9 MB):

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Clearing the Path – Writings of Nanavira Thera http://www.holybooks.com/clearing-path-writings-nanavira-thera/ http://www.holybooks.com/clearing-path-writings-nanavira-thera/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:19:38 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=5705 Clearing the path

Clearing the Path by Nanvira Thera helps the reader to a point of view that is different from his customary frame of reference. An early step in accomplishing this change is the abandonment of specific mistaken notions about the Buddha’s teaching and about the nature of experience. This initial change in specific views may lead to a change in point-of-view, where one comes to understand experiences from a perspective different from what one has been accustomed to—a perspective in which intention, responsibility, context, conditionality and related terms will describe the fundamental categories of one’s perception and thinking—and which can lead to a fundamental insight about the nature of personal existence. Such a change of attitude seldom occurs without considerable prior development, and this book is intended to serve as a tool in fostering that development. Download Clearing the Path here (588 pages/3.7 MB):

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That Compassionate Touch of Ma Anandamayee by Narayan Chaudhuri http://www.holybooks.com/that-compassionate-touch-ma-anandamayee-narayan-chaudhuri/ http://www.holybooks.com/that-compassionate-touch-ma-anandamayee-narayan-chaudhuri/#comments Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:41:13 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=5686 That Compassionate Touch of Ma AnandamayeeThat Compassionate Touch. Ma Anandamayee was initially known as a strange village girl in what was then East Bengal (now Bangladesh), She grew up to be known as the miraculously compassionate Mata Anandamayee -Mother of Joy. Her acts of love and compassion to those around as well as away from Her have become almost a legend.

This book is partly a compilation of miraculous incidents depicting Ma Anandamayee’s compassion for her children and partly a narration of miracle-laden incidents witnessed by the author. Besides being the only one of its kind amongst other books published so far about her, this book is written by one who has known her for over three decades and who was the Managing Editor of the prestigious journal Ananda Varta which is published from Mata Anandamayee Ashram in Varanasi, India.

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The Art of Living http://www.holybooks.com/artlivingvipassana/ http://www.holybooks.com/artlivingvipassana/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:23:54 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=5681 The art of living

The Art of Living – Vipassana means “insight” in the ancient Pali language of India. It is the essence of the teaching of the Buddha, the actual experience of the truths of which he spoke. The Buddha himself attained that experience by the practice of meditation, and therefore meditation is what he primarily taught. His words are records oft his experiences in meditation, as well as detailed instructions on how to practice in order to reach the goal he had attained, the experience of truth. This is widely accepted, by the problem remains of how to understand and follow the instructions given by the Buddha. While his words have been preserved in texts of recognized authenticity, the interpretation of the Buddha´s meditation instructions is difficult without the context of a living practice. Vipassana is a simple and instructive method to develop a daily, living practice. Download The Art of Living here (164 pages/: 2.8 MB)

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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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