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The Workings of Kamma

The Workings of Kamma by Pa-Auk Tawya Sayadaw from the Pa-Auk Forrest Monestary in Myanmar (Burma) is an in depth explanation of the concepts of Kamma or Karma. The book uses stories, suttas, graphical illustrations and dhamma talks from the monestary to underline its conclusions. Download the work here (504 pages): The Workings of Kamma

The 31 Planes of Existence

The 31 Planes of Existence by Suvanno Mahathera describes the ancient Buddhist concepts of planes in the context of karma, rebirth, samsara and meditation and realization. The 31 planes, as described in the Suttas, are divided into three types of worlds: 1. Kama-Loka (the sensuous world) – 11 planes 2. Rupa-Loka (the world of form – […]

Ego, Attachment and Liberation by Lama Yeshe

Ego, Attachment and Liberation with the subtitle Overcoming your Mental Bureaucracy – a five-day Meditation Course by Lama Yeshe is a detailed guide to handling the obstacles during retreats and more advanced meditation techniques. At the same time Lama Yeshe presents and explains his own thoughts on concepts such as karma: Every time your ego […]

Causality and Emptiness – The Wisdom of Nagarjuna – by Peter Della Santina

Causality and Emptiness – The Wisdom of Nagarjuna. All Buddhist schools have denied the existence of the self as an identical permanent substance. They have also universally rejected the notion of a supreme God. They have however accepted the reality of pre-existence and subsequent rebirth as well as the provisional efficiency of actions (Karma). Those who […]

The Wings to Awakening – An Anthology from the Pali Canon

The Wings to Awakening. Many anthologies of the Buddha’s teachings have appeared in English, but this ebook is the first to be organized around the set of teachings that the Buddha himself said formed the heart of his message: The Wings to Awakening (bodhi-pakkhiya-dhamma). The material is arranged in three parts, preceded by a long Introduction. […]

A Collection Of Studies On The Tibetan Bon Tradition

The ‘Bon’ religious tradition of Tibet is often misunderstood as just another branch or sect of Buddhism. The historical predominance of Buddhism in all aspects of Tibetan political and social culture since the seventh century is responsible for such misconceptions. ‘Bonpos’, the followers of Bon religion had to endure centuries of persecution and social and […]

Karma Yoga by Swami Vivekananda

Karma Yoga is a free ebook based on lectures the Swami Vivekananda delivered in America in  December, 1895 and January, 1896. Generally the Swami held two classes daily- morning and evening.  Although the Swami delivered many lectures and held numerous classes in the two years and five months he had been in America, these lectures […]

Bhakti Yoga by Swami Vivekananda

Bhakti Yoga by Swami Vivekananda is an introduction to Bhakti Yoga. From the foreword: “Bhakti Yogais a real, genuine search after the Lord, a search beginning, continuing, and ending in Love. One single moment of the madness of extreme love to God brings us eternal freedom. “Bhakti,” says Nârada in his explanation of the Bhakti-aphorisms, […]

Buddhism as a religion

Is Buddhism a religion? This ebook, Buddhism as a Religion, seeks to explain the religious foundations of Buddhism in comparison with other main religions. Buddhism is often interpreted as a lifestyle or a God-less religion, but a closer investigation into the concepts of the Buddhist concepts of Dharma, Karma, Nirvana, Moksha, Niraya, Samsara and Atma […]

Buddhism in a nutshell

Here is a classic on the basics of Buddhism by Ven. Narada Thera. In its eleven chapter it explains: The Story of the Buddha; The Teachings (Dhamma) is it a philosophy? Is Buddhism a religion? Is Buddhism as Ethical system? Some salient features of Buddhism. Karma or the Law of Moral Causation. Rebirth. Dependent Arising […]

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