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Walking with Awareness – A Guide to Walking Meditation

Walking with Awareness A Guide to Walking Meditation Written by Luang Por Liem Áhitadhammo –  a Buddhist monk in the Thai Forest Tradition, was born in 1941. After higher ordination at twenty years of age, he first practiced in several village monasteries until he joined Wat Nong PahPong, Ajahn Chah’s famous forest monastery in UbonProvince, in […]

The Complete Pythagoras

The Complete Pythagoras is a compilation of two books. The first is entitled The Life Of Pythagoras and contains the four biographies of Pythagoras that have survived from antiquity: that of Iamblichus (280-333 A.D.), Porphry (233-306 A.D.), Photius (ca 820- ca 891 A.D.) and Diogenes Laertius (180 A.D.). The second is entitled Pythagorean Library and […]

Unending Auspiciousness – The Sutra of the Recollection of the Noble Three Jewels

I just received a mail from  The Tibetan Padma Karpo Translation Committee announcing the publishing of a major translation. The Sutra of the Recollection of the Noble Three Jewels is compilation of the Buddha’s teachings called “the recollections”. The recollections are widely used throughout all Buddhist traditions as a way of remembering the Three Jewels and deepening faith […]

Sri Aurobindo VOL 19 Essays On The Gita

This is volume 19 in the complete works of Sri Aurobindo, which soon will be here at the site in its completeness. The first series of this volume, Aurobindos Essays on the Gita, appeared in the monthly review Arya between August 1916 and July1918. It was revised by Sri Aurobindo and published as a book […]

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 Diamond Sutra – A General Explanation of the Vajra Prajña Paramita Sutra by Dhyana Master Hsüan Hua

The Diamond Sutra, along with The Heart Sutra, are among the most popular works of the Prajnaparamita group of Sutras. Indeed they are among the most popular Sutras within the Mahayana cannon as a whole.  This translation has been prepared by the Buddhist Text Translation Society of the Sino-American Buddhist Association, under the auspices of Gold Mountain […]

The Lazy Mans Guide to Enlightenment

The Lazy Mans Guide to Enlightenment by Thadeus Golas. From the foreword: “The universe is so vast and complex that if we needed books like this to become enlightened, we’d never make it. But on the other hand the universe is so simple in design that there’s no reason for anyone to be puzzled or […]

The Open Secret – by Tony Parson

The Open Secret by Tony Parson is a straight forward book on practical liberation / enlightenment. From the book: “One day I was walking across a park in a suburb of London. I noticed as I walked that my mind was totally occupied with expectations about future events that might or might not happen. I […]

Anapanasati – Mindfulness of Breathing

Anapanasati – Mindfulness of Breathing. For the first time in the English here is a comprehensive manual of the Buddhist meditation known as ânàpànasati  – the development of mindfulness of breathing. Although this manual is primarily intended for the benefit of monks, it will greatly assist laymen, too, who wish to undertake a course of […]

Human, All Too Human – A Book for Free Spirits – Nietzsche

Human, All Too Human subtitled A Book for Free Spirits was originally published in 1878. A second part, Assorted Opinions, and Maxims (Vermischte Meinungen und Sprüche), was published in 1879, and a third part, The Wanderer and his Shadow (Der Wanderer und sein Schatten), followed in 1880. Reflecting an admiration of Voltaire as a free thinker, but also […]

Kadampa Teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Kadampa Teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how to practice Dharma the way Kadampa geshes did. These lamas were exemplary practitioners of Buddhism in Tibet, renowned for their extreme asceticism and uncompromising practice of thought transformation in order to develop bodhicitta. Rinpoche, an exemplar of these practices himself, bases his teachings on Lama Atisha’s wonderful […]

Teachings on Chöd by Garchen Rinpoche

Chod means “cutting through” (often translated as: “cutting through dualism“) in Tibetan- severing erroneous concepts about the world of appearances and all illusions regarding the existence of a personal self. The practice of chod is an advanced skillful method that enables practitioners to become free of clinging to false notions and beliefs regarding inherent existence of appearances […]

A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A.D.

A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A.D., with an Account of the Principal Sects and Heresies by Henry Wace is a valuable resource for anyone interested in early Christian history. His dictionary is a comprehensive compilation of over 800 important Christian characters, challengers, and literature. It features a complete […]

Talks With a Devil by P. D. Ouspensky

Talks With a Devil by P. D. Ouspensky: “I will tell you a fairy tale,” said the Devil, “on one condition: you must not ask me the moral. You may draw any conclusion you like, but please do not question me. As it is, far too many follies are laid at our door, yet we, […]

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Dream Psychology by Sigmund Freud (Psychoanalysis for Beginners)

Dream Psychology by Sigmund Freud was a revolutionary work at its time.  First of all, Freud pointed out the connection between some part of every dream and some detail of the dreamer’s life during the previous waking state. This positively establishes a relation between sleeping states and waking states and disposes of the widely prevalent […]

The Book On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

The Book On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Allan Watts is a radical piece about the unrecognised but mighty taboo—our tacit conspiracy to ignore who, or what, we really are. Briefly, the thesis is that the prevalent sensation of oneself as a separate ego enclosed in a bag of skin is a […]

The Philosophy of Spiritual Activity by Rudolph Steiner

The Philosophy of Spiritual Activity by Rudolph Steiner centers around two problems which are fundamental to the human soul-life. One of these problems concerns the possibility of attaining such insight into human nature that knowledge of man can become the foundation of all human knowledge and experience of life. We often feel that our experiences […]

The Holy War by John Bunyan

“The Holy War” by John Bunyan (1628-1688) with the subtitles The Losing and Taking Again of the Town of Man-soul (The Holy War Made by Shaddai upon Diabolus, for the Regaining of the World is an allegorical Christian novel that depicts the fictional characters and events to illustrate the Christian spiritual journey. The holy war […]

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

The Art of War by Sun Tzu. This eBook is the complete English text of Gary Gagliardi’s award-winning translation of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. The Art of War is one of the oldest and most successful books on military strategy. It has had an influence on Eastern military thinking, business tactics, and spiritual strategies […]

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