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, The Mahabharata and thousands of free pdf ebooks on buddhism, meditation etc. Thu, 06 Aug 2015 19:34:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 A Dhammapada for Contemplation http://www.holybooks.com/a-dhammapada-for-contemplation/ http://www.holybooks.com/a-dhammapada-for-contemplation/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:28:54 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=6555 a-dhammapada-for-contemplation-ajahnA Dhammapada for Contemplation is a version of the Buddhist classic, the Dhammapada; it is not a line-by-line translation but a free rendering that aims to communicate the living spirit of the text, unencumbered by rigid adherence to formal exactness. The intention of the author, Ajahn Munindo, was to present a contemporary version of the text for readers to use in their investigation of the Way.

A Dhammapada for Contemplation
A Dhammapada for Contemplation presents a contemporary version of the Dhammapada for readers to use in their investigation of the Way.
Written by: Ajahn Munindo
Published by: Aruno Publications
Edition: Fourth edition (2015)
ISBN: 978-1-908444-48-6
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Atthakavagga http://www.holybooks.com/atthakavagga/ http://www.holybooks.com/atthakavagga/#comments Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:50:48 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=6544 AtthakavaggaThe Atthakavagga is a collection of short sutras of which some might precede Buddhism itself. In the Buddhist scholarly tradition Atthakavagga have been placed in a subdivision of the Sutta Nipāta, a section of teachings brought directly as they were orally given by the Buddha. This version is the handwritten, but still easy to read, and most recent English translation by Pannobhasa Bhikku from 1999. Atthakavagga is highly concerned with concepts such as non-attachment and it is here we see the first examples of paradoxes as a means of teaching in Buddhism.

Atthakavagga is highly concerned with concepts such as non-attachment and it here is here we see the first examples of paradoxes as a means of teaching in Buddhism.
Written by: Translated by Pannobhasa Bhikku
Published by: Pannobhasa Bhikku
Edition: Pannobhasa Bhikku translation
Available in: Ebook

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The Epic of Gilgamesh http://www.holybooks.com/the-epic-of-gilgamesh/ http://www.holybooks.com/the-epic-of-gilgamesh/#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:55:34 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=6462 The Epic of GilgameshThe Epic of Gilgamesh is a manuscript more than 3.o00 years old. It was carved in 12 tablets by the Sumerians in Mesopotamia. More of the stories in Gilgamesh have close relationship to the Christian Bible. For example the Garden of Eden and Noah´s Flood seems to derive from the Epic of Gilgamesh. It has also inspired Homers works, parts of the Iliad for instance.

The Epic of Gilgamesh
The Epic of Gilgamesh is more than 3.000 years old and it is an original source of the Hebrew Bible
Written by: The Sumerians
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It’s Like This – 108 Dhamma Similes http://www.holybooks.com/its-like-this-108-dhamma-similes/ http://www.holybooks.com/its-like-this-108-dhamma-similes/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 12:40:53 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=6392 It't like thisAjahn Chah was a master at using the apt and unusual simile to explain points of Dhamma in a memorable way, sometimes to answer questions, sometimes to provoke them. He was especially talented at exploiting the open-ended nature of the simile—in which some similarities are relevant and others are not—using a particular image to make one point in one context, and a very different point in another. This book is a companion to In Simple Terms, an earlier collection of similes drawn from Ajahn Chah’s transcribed talks. Here, the majority of the passages come from a compilation made by Ajahn Jandee Kantasaro, one of Ajahn Chah’s students, entitled Khwaam Phid Nai Khwaam Thuuk (What’s Wrong in What’s Right). The title of this compilation is taken from a phrase that Ajahn Chah often used to describe the misuse of correct knowledge. Ajahn Jandee, in his introduction, illustrates the principle by telling of a man he once encountered who used the teaching on inconstancy to justify the fact that he never cleaned his truck.

It´s like this - 108 Dhamma similes
his book is a companion to In Simple Terms, an earlier collection of similes drawn from Ajahn Chah’s transcribed talks.
Written by: Ajahn Chah
Published by: Metta Forest Monastery
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Brihadaranyaka Upanishad http://www.holybooks.com/brihadaranyaka-upanishad/ http://www.holybooks.com/brihadaranyaka-upanishad/#comments Sun, 10 May 2015 21:43:34 +0000 http://www.holybooks.com/?p=6373 Brihadaranyaka UpanishadBrihadaranyaka Upanishad is one of the oldest Upanishads, it is estimated that it was compiled about 2.700 years ago from much older, now lost, material . Brihadaranyaka Upanishad means “Upanishad of the great forests” and it centers around the fundamentals of the Atman, Soul or Self. It is in the Brihadaranyaka we first see the written conceptualization of Karma and non-duality. The work consists of six chapters dealing with such comprehensive themes as the Vedic theories of the creation of the Universe to metaphysical, spiritual and psychological matters.

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