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.. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:39:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Right Mindfulness – Memory & Ardency on the Buddhist Path http://www.holybooks.com/right-mindfulness-memory-ardency-on-the-buddhist-path/ http://www.holybooks.com/right-mindfulness-memory-ardency-on-the-buddhist-path/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:39:03 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=6171 Right Mindfulness Right Mindfulness – Memory & Ardency on the Buddhist Path by Thanissaro Bhikku (Geoffry De Graff). A growing flood of books has advanced two theories about the practice of mindfulness (sati). The first is that the Buddha employed the term mindfulness to mean bare attention: a state of pure receptivity—non-reactive, non-judging, non-interfering—toward physical and mental phenomena as they make contact at the six senses. The second theory is that the cultivation of pure attention alone can bring about the goal of Buddhist practice. The premise of this book is that these approaches are highly questionable and seriously misleading. The main aim of this book is to show that the practice of mindfulness is most fruitful when informed by the Buddha’s own definition of right mindfulness and his explanations of its role on the path. As he defined the term, right mindfulness (samma-sati) is not bare attention. Instead, it’s a faculty of active memory, adept at calling to mind and keeping in mind instructions and intentions that will be useful on the path. Download Right Mindfulness here (178 pages/1.2 MB):

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Living from the Heart http://www.holybooks.com/living-from-the-heart/ http://www.holybooks.com/living-from-the-heart/#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:14:19 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=6155 Living from the heartLiving from the Heart by Nirmala was written in 2008 and it is presented here with the kind permission of the author. Living from the Heart consists of three pieces exploring living from the spiritual Heart. Part One offers simple ways to drop awareness into the Heart and thereby shift into a more open, allowing perspective. It goes on to explore dropping awareness into the belly and ultimately into the larger spiritual Heart, which includes the mind, heart and belly. It turns out it doesn’t matter what you experience, what matters is where you experience it from. Part Two, The Heart’s Wisdom, explains how the Heart is a wise guide to the truth. The truth is whatever opens your Heart and quiets your mind. This definition cuts through any confusing ideas and beliefs to the direct source of wisdom and guidance available in your own Heart. Part Three, Love Is for Giving, points to the true source of love in your own Heart. The essence of love is the spacious, open attention of our awareness. It touches everything but doesn’t impose or make demands. Surprisingly, this awareness, or love, is experienced most fully when you give it to others, not when you get it from others. Download Living form the Heart here (147 pages/600 KB):

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The Buddha – The Social-Revolutionary Potential of Buddhism http://www.holybooks.com/buddha-social-revolutionary-potential-buddhism/ http://www.holybooks.com/buddha-social-revolutionary-potential-buddhism/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:22:13 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=6113 The Buddha - The Social-Revolutionary Potential of BuddhismThe Buddha – The Social-Revolutionary Potential of Buddhism is written by Trevor Oswald Ling. He was born in England in 1920 and during The Second World War he went to India to become a Baptist clergyman. Instead he became a student of Sanskrit, Pali and Classical Indian Literature and he had a distinguished academic career in India and England. This book was written with the intention to shake its readers into awareness of the social-revolutionary potential of Buddhism. It has two major themes. Firstly it argues that the Buddha’s message is intrinsically social, political and progressive. Secondly it implies that the message of the Buddha despite of the age, it offers us a workable guidance towards the future. Download the book here:

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Fistfull of Sand & The Light of Discernment http://www.holybooks.com/fistfull-of-sand-the-light-of-discernment/ http://www.holybooks.com/fistfull-of-sand-the-light-of-discernment/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:35:04 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=6103 Fistfull of Sand Fistfull of Sand & The Light of Discernment are based on teachings by Phra Ajaan Suwat Suvaco. The first part, Fistfull of Sand was given during a two week retreat in 1989 with about 100 people. Throughout the retreat, Ajaan Suwat led small group interviews in the afternoon and then met with all the gathered retreatants in the evening, either to give a Dhamma talk or to answer questions. It was all recorded and transcribed in this book. This edition of Fistful of Sand also includes the talk, “The Strategy of a Peaceful Mind,” and the collection of Ajaan Suwat’s talks, The Light of Discernment, that was printed in his honor after his death on April 5, 2002. Download the book here (79 pages/612 KB):

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Approaching the Dhamma http://www.holybooks.com/approaching-the-dhamma/ http://www.holybooks.com/approaching-the-dhamma/#comments Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:28:31 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=6096 Approaching the DhammaApproaching the Dhamma is a serie of essays from the foremost scholars in Buddhism and especially the buddhist practices of Southeast Asia.  In three parts the book describes in a number of academic essays “Interpretation and Understanding”, “Ritual and Cosmology” and “Rebirth and Mental Culture. Approaching the Dhamma a is a collection of essays in honor of the late Godwin Samararatne. Although he was involved in various scholarly works, Godwin became best known as a meditation teacher, a role into which he grew over a prolonged period of time during the 1970s. Download Approaching the Dhamma here:

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