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Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes – download free PDF here

Posted on | January 17, 2020 | No Comments

Thomas Hobbes Leviathan PDFLeviathan is the masterwork on political philosophy by Thomas Hobbes a 17th-century Brittish philosopher. He argues that war is the natural state of humankind and that only a strong state unified around a great supreme ruler can counterweight chaos. He goes further and describes the state of war like a situation where all are against all and uses this grim image to advocate for an unlimited powerful ruler, who should do whatever to maintain power. Rebellion should be dealt with ferociously as Hobbes believes that political freedom and peace are two opposites. Need some arguments against democracy? Read this book.

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The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

Posted on | January 16, 2020 | No Comments

The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money by John Maynard Keynes free PDFThe General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money by John Maynard Keynes is here presented as the third in our mini-series of major economic-philosophical works, the two others being Adam Smiths’s Wealth of Nations and Karl Marx’s Capital. Keynes’s work is the most recent, published in 1936, established economics as a modern scientific field and created a shift in the way societies, markets, companies, and even households thought about economics.
The theory describes how crises, booms, and unemployment are inevitable aspects of market economies. What Keynes points out, is that the free hand of the market does not necessarily provide stability and fairness. This led many to believe that Keynes’s work was a critique of capitalism. It was not, even though he strongly advocates for economic intervention, his ideas were rather a showdown with the mainstream misinterpretations of economics at the time. Keynes’s economic theories became in the years are after the publication of The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money implemented in national policies all over the world and played a major role in formulating wartime and post-war economic policies.

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An Inquiry into the Nature of Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

Posted on | January 10, 2020 | No Comments

An Inquiry into the Nature of Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith PDFAn Inquiry into the Nature of Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776) also known as simply The Wealth of Nations is the magnum opus by the Scottish philosopher and economist Adam Smith. The work is considered the foundation of modern economic philosophy – a field established by Adam Smith, who studied social philosophy at the University of Glasgow and Oxford. The Wealth of Nations is still relevant today and is obligatory reading at universities all over the world. Smith analyzed economical structures never before studied and his thoughts and conclusion are widely used today. For example, he nailed the concept of “The Invisible Hand of the Market.” Adam Smith worked together with Humes and forms together with Karl Marx and Keynes the early basis of modern economic thinking. Wikipedia has an extensive article about Adam Smith here, so no need to go into his bio here.

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The Complete Hadith – All 9 Volumes in one PDF

Posted on | January 8, 2020 | No Comments

The Complete Hadith PDFThe Hadith is the second most important Islamic book after the Quran. The book is often referred to as “The backbone of Islamic culture” because of its immense influence on Islamic societies, morality, and spiritual life. While the Quran is based solely on revelations written down immediately after the Prophets death, the Hadith merely bear status as guidelines and narratives rooted in Islamic folklore. – Actually, “Hadith” means “stories” or “narratives”. This does not mean, however, that the content is taken less seriously. Only a small minority of Muslims rejects the Hadith and its content is the basis for Islamic legal systems such as Sharia and Fiqh. Furthermore, The Hadith is a foundation for the most authoritative Quran-comments and it is still today referred to by almost all branches of Islam when studying and resolving questions about the sayings of the Quran.

The Hadith is a huge work. This English edition consists of 9 volumes collected in a single PDF-file with a total of 2.535 pages. Download The Hadith here:

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The Teachings of a Sufi Master

Posted on | January 4, 2020 | No Comments

The Teachings of a Sufi Master PDF The Teachings of a Sufi Master. Sufism preaches no particular dogma, except the great truths that are the basis of all religious beliefs: the belief in the existence of divinity, of an invisible world, and of the immortality of the soul. Unlike the mosque, the Sufi’s gathering is open to all people; everybody can go in the circle of a Sufi Master as an observer without changing his religion. If you are Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, or even if you have no religion, your entrance to a Sufi gathering is not refused. Sufi circles are not exclusively for Muslims.

Sufism is a set of personal practices – though rarely practiced collectively in small groups – designed to help the follower develop hidden and unexploited capacities, with the goal of developing knowledge of the self and the visible and invisible world, and guiding the seeker or “traveler” along the spiritual path, and ultimately acquiring truths of his existence and a certain vision of the world.

The base postulate of Sufism as with all mysticism is that there is no need for blissful faith in a supposed truth, as advocated by dogmatic religions. All answers lie within the self, deep in the heart. Sufism teaches the follower who sincerely seeks the truth to develop the capacities to discover or himself the answers to his existential questions. Thus he draws his own truths, independent of any belief imposed or impressed upon him since childhood. This book is written by Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh P, h.D. an Islamic scholar specializing in Sufism and Shi’ism. He is the representative of the Nematollah Gionabad Sufi order in the United States France and French-speaking countries. The book consists of interpretations of writings by Shah Nematollah Vali (1329-1431) one of the greatest Sufi Masters and founders of Nematollahi Sufi order.

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The Sufism of the Rubaiyat or The Secret of the Great Paradox

Posted on | December 21, 2019 | No Comments

The Sufism of The Ruabyat cover Free PDF e-book The Sufism of the Rubaiyat or The Secret of the Great Paradox by Norton F. W. Hazeldine, second edition 1906. The Persian word Rubaiyat means “reading between the lines”, or “a meaning, within a meaning”, or simply a paradox. The books consist of translations of beautiful mystical verses written by the Sufi mystic, mathematician, astronomer, and poet Omar Khayyam (980 – 1037). He was also known as “Omar The Tentmaker. Zamakhshari referred to him as “the philosopher of the world”.  Several sources suggest that he taught for decades the philosophy of Ibn Sina in Nishapur where he was born. His mausoleum remains a masterpiece of Persian architecture visited by many people every year. Outside Iran and Persian speaking countries, Omar Khayyám has influenced literature and societies through translation and works of scholars. Thomas Hyde (1636–1703) was the first to introduce the teachings of Omar Khayyam to the English speaking world. 

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The Conference of the Birds

Posted on | December 4, 2019 | No Comments

The Conference of the Birds The Conference of the Birds by Farid Ud-Din Attar is a classic in Sufi-literature and Islamic esoteric teaching. The work is also known from other translations from Persian as “Speech of the Birds”. The story takes place at a meeting where the birds are to find a new king to rule them. The birds embark on a quest through seven valleys to find their coming king, the legendary Simorgh. Each bird represents human faults, standing in way for personal and spiritual development.

The book was written in the twelfth century and used to be required poetry for Sufis, and the story is widely regarded as a metaphor for life itself.

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Find the 5th pig in this 1940s puzzle

Posted on | November 27, 2019 | No Comments

Find the 5th pig Zoek Het 5de Zwun? – Where is the 5th pig? Print this image and see if you can find it – or cheat and see it below. This fine little piece of political humor circulated in the Netherlands in the 1940s.

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A collection of books and writings by Søren Kierkegaard

Posted on | November 22, 2019 | No Comments

Selections From the Writings of Kierkegaard A collection of books and writings by Søren Kierkegaard. Søren Kierkegaard was the first existentialist philosopher, sharp and clear, ironic and down to earth at the same time. His writings can be hard to comprehend. I have been reading some of his books as they were written, in Danish, and I can imagine that translators must have had a hard job. Kierkegaard has made invaluable contributions to modern philosophy and especially within the Christian framework in which all of his unfolded, though he could be a fierce critic of the Lutheran in church. Kierkegaard died in 1855 only 42 years old. He spends nearly his entire life here in Copenhagen, actually right in my neighborhood and I am walking by several of his homes every day. He didn’t like traveling and used all his time working, writing and suffering over difficult relationships. He never earned any money but lived entirely of a large inheritance, that allowed him to live like an ancient Greek philosopher. Many books have been written about his life, I suggest you start with the Wikipedia article about Kierkegaard. If you feel like digging in, I have here a fine collection of some of his major works in English. Download them here:

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You can be a guru!

Posted on | November 19, 2019 | 1 Comment

Every time I feel incredible wise and ready to start the spiritual movement of the century I think about this poster :-) :

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Realism: An Attempt to Trace Its Origin and Development in Its Chief Representatives

Posted on | November 12, 2019 | No Comments

philosopher Syed Zafarul Hasan Realism: An Attempt to Trace Its Origin and Development in Its Chief Representatives from 1925 is the primary work by the Pakistani philosopher Syed Zafarul Hasan and his doctoral thesis. Realism has become a classic on the subject of realism and for good reasons. In Philosophical Realism, the view is that the physical world exists independently of the observer – objects have properties regardless of someone labeling, perceiving or naming them. In this book, Syed Zafarul Hasan takes on the task to outline the history of realism from the earliest philosophers to the Age of Reason while dealing with the major problems himself. Syed Zafarul Hasan was the first Muslim Scholar of the Indian sub-continent to secure a Ph.D. from Oxford in Philosophy.

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Capital – A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx – The complete work in four PDF volumes

Posted on | November 8, 2019 | No Comments

Karl Marx Capital PDF Capital – A Critique of Political Economy, also knows as ‘Das Kapital’ – the original German title, by Karl Marx, is probably the most well-known philosophical treatise on politics and economy. Marx was a brilliant economic thinker and I personally often recall his quote ‘If you need something you can’t produce, you must produce something you won’t need’ as a general truth applicable to many situations and discussions. However, what Karl Marx had in insights into the economy he lacked in political and sociology understanding. Marx was certain that his lifelong studies in national economics pointed towards inevitable revolutions worldwide, in which the exploited classes would take over control of societies and build socialistic Utopias. Unfortunately for Marx, his work (and millions of victims), these fallacies became the ideological basis for dictatorship and despots all over the world.

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Bodhinyana by Ven. Ajahn Chah

Posted on | November 5, 2019 | No Comments

Bodhinyana PDF ‘Bodhinyana’ was the first collection of talks by Ven. Ajahn Chah to be translated and published by his Western students. Although Ajahn Chah passed away in 1992, the training which he established is still carried on at the Wat Pah Pong monastery in Thailand and its branches. The training usually consists of group meditation twice a day and sometimes a talk by the senior teacher. But the heart of the meditation is the way of life. The monastics do manual work, dye and sew their own robes, make most of their own requisites and keep the monastery buildings and grounds in immaculate shape. They live extremely simply following the ascetic precepts of eating once a day from the alms bowl and limiting their possessions and robes. Scattered throughout the forest are individual huts where monks and nuns live and meditate in solitude, and where they practice walking meditation on cleared paths under the trees. Discipline is strict, enabling one to lead a simple and pure life in a harmoniously regulated community where virtue, meditation, and understanding may be skillfully and continuously cultivated. From the book:

Ajahn Chah’s wonderfully simple style of teaching can be deceptive. It is often only after he is read or heard many times that suddenly our minds are ripe and somehow the teaching takes on a much deeper meaning. His skillful means in tailoring his explanations of Dhamma to time and place, and to the understanding and sensitivity of his audience, was marvelous to see. Sometimes on paper though, it can make him seem inconsistent or even self-contradictory. At such times the reader should remember that these words are a record of a living experience. Similarly, if the teachings may seem to vary at times from tradition, it should be borne in mind that the Venerable Ajahn speaks always from the heart, from the depths of his own meditative experience.

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Zen Anarchy

Posted on | November 2, 2019 | No Comments

Zen Anarchy PDF free e-book Zen Anarchy by Max Cafard. What is the Sound of One hand making a Clenched Fist? Zen is the strictest and most super-orthodox form of Buddhism — and at the same time the most iconoclastic, revolutionary and anarchistic one. The roots of Zen go back to the beginnings of the Buddhist tradition — not to any founding sacred documents or to any succession of infallible authorities, but to the experience that started the tradition: the anarchic mind! Forget the “ism” of Buddhism. It’s not ultimately about doctrines and beliefs. The “Buddha” that it’s named after means simply the awakened mind or somebody, anybody, who happens to “have” that kind of mind. And Zen (or Ch’an, in Chinese) means simply meditation, which is just allowing the mind to be free, wild, awake, and aware. It’s not about the occasional or even regular practice of certain standardized forms of activity (sitting and walking meditation, koan practice, being inscrutable, trying to look enlightened, etc.). Equating meditation with silent sitting is something that Zen simply will not stand for! Zen is also intimately linked to the absurd, but it can’t be reduced to doing and saying absurd things, as in the popular caricature of Zen. Zen is not nihilism but is (like all Buddhism) the Middle Way between hopeless nihilism and rigid dogmatism.

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Posted on | October 31, 2019 | No Comments

An Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism An Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism. Buddhism is divided into two great schools, Mahayana and Hinayana. Both systems originated in India, but since the former predominates in China, Japan, Nepal, Japan, in a modified form, in Tibet and Mongolia, while the latter is confined almost exclusively to Ceylon, Burma, and Siam, they are often, and rather incorrectly, known as Northern and Southern Buddhism. Mahayana is again divided into unreformed and reformed branches, the unreformed branch being found all over Eastern Asia, while the reformed branch has its center in Japan. Roughly, we may compare these divisions of Buddhism to those of the principal Occidental faiths. Hinayana, or the earlier and more primitive form of Buddhism, correlates to Judaism; Unreformed Yahiyana to Catholicism, and Reformed Mahayana to Protestantism. An Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism describes the foundations of Buddhism and how it spread and divided into local schools inspired and compared to various other systems of beliefs and religions.

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