Living Is Dying

Author: Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834842718
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An insightful collection of teachings about death and dying to help face life's greatest mystery calmly and with equanimity. Lifetimes of effort go into organizing, designing, and structuring every aspect of our lives, but how many people are willing to contemplate the inevitability of death? Although dying is an essential part of life, it is an uncomfortable topic that most people avoid. With no idea what will happen when we die and a strong desire to sidestep the conversation, we make all kinds of assumptions. Living Is Dying collects teachings about death and the bardos that have been passed down through a long lineage of brilliant Buddhist masters, each of whom went to great lengths to examine the process in minute detail. Renowned author and teacher Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse responds to the most common questions he's been asked about death and dying--exploring how one prepares for death, what to say to a loved one who is dying, and prayers and practices to use as a handhold when approaching the unknown territory of death. Whether you are facing death today or decades from now, preparing for it can help to allay your worst fears and help you appreciate what it means to be truly alive.

On Living And Dying

Author: J. Krishnamurti
Editor: Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Ltd.
ISBN: 9781596750036
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Biography of Louis Armstrong, African-American jazz trumpeter who took jazz into new and exciting realms.

The Book Of I Haves

Author: Printing Systems
Editor: Perria Jarrett
ISBN: 9780976759591
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Language Mind And Art

Author: D. Jamieson
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401583137
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This book is a collection of essays in honor of Paul Ziff written by his col leagues, students, and friends. Many of the authors address topics that Ziff has discussed in his writings: understanding, rules and regularities, proper names, the feelings of machines, expression, and aesthetic experience. Paul Ziff began his professional career as an artist, went on to study painting with J. M. Hanson at Cornell, and then studied for the Ph. D. in philosophy, also at Cornell, with Max Black. Over the next three decades he produced a series of remarkable papers in philosophy of art, culminating in 1984 with the publica tion of Antiaesthetics: An Appreciation of the Cow with the Subtile Nose. In 1960 he published Semantic Analysis, his masterwork in philosophy of lan guage. Throughout his career he made important contributions to philosophy of mind in such papers as "The Simplicity of Other Minds" (1965) and "About Behaviourism" (1958). In addition to his work in these areas, his lec tures at Harvard on philosophy of religion are an underground classic; and throughout his career he has continued to make art and to search for the meaning of life in the properties of prime numbers. Although his interests are wide and deep, questions about language, art, and mind have dominated his philosophical work, and it is problems in these areas that provide the topics of most of the essays in this volume.

Practical Paradoxes Or Truth In Contradictions

Author: Henry Clay Trumbull
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Living Is What I Wanted

Author: David Ignatow
Editor: BOA Editions, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781880238783
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The final collection from one of American's most noted poets.

Moralities

Author: Paul Ziff
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401705003
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This essay is the product of years of distaste for, and dissatisfaction with, the efforts of moral philosophers. It can be tiresome to attend to details, to spell out the obvious, but moral philosophy is such an abysmally difficult subject that faster than a creeping slug is breakneck reckless speed. One simply must content oneself with a slow slimy trail painfully drawn and cautiously constrained. Generally speaking, philosophy, and, in particular, moral philosophy, is too hard fot philosophers. Even though publishing is spitting in the ocean, and even though my sour sweet spittle will not alter the ocean's salinity, I am somehow inclined to publish this essay. Acknowledgments: I began this essay in 1956. During the years, I have discussed many of the topics in this volume with a great many philosophers. I am indebted to all of them, especially those with whom I disagreed and those who disagreed with me. One learns nothing from agreement, whereas disagreement provokes one to look more closely and more carefully at what is at issue: if a philosopher is to profit from discussion, someone must be disagreeable.

Living Is For When You Can T Get To Sleep

Author: Betsy Warrington
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1847997643
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The debut novel of B J Warrington sees diarist Sam Simkin in trouble. He has been dumped by the love of his life and thinks this reason enough to commit suicide. As he researches the things that flit above his horizon - almost anything, from the reproductive cycle of the seahorse to Robert Browning's poem Porphyria' Lover to how deaf people think and dream ... and lots lots more - he also becomes aware that he is ill and that his problems aren't necessarily his own fault. We follow Sam through his diary over the course of a year of his life. He reveals himself gradually as he socialises, works, goes to college and spends time reflecting in his room. But, is the person who writes the entries the same person you would expect to see if you actually met him? Anyone who has ever felt a little different, a little odd, a little bit like they don't quite fit, in fact anyone who has ever asked themselves "why?" should read this book.

Wisdom Wide And Deep

Author: Shaila Catherine
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861718526
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Wisdom Wide and Deep is a comprehensive guide to an in-depth training that emphasizes the application of concentrated attention (jhana) to profound and liberating insight (vipassana). With calm, tranquility, and composure established through a practical experience of jhana meditators are able to halt the seemingly endless battle against hindrances, eliminate distraction, and facilitate a penetrative insight into the subtle nature of matter and mind. It was for this reason the Buddha frequently exhorted his students, Wisdom Wide and Deep follows and amplifies the teachings in Shaila Catherine's acclaimed first book, Focused and Fearless: A Meditator's Guide to States of Deep Joy, Calm, and Clarity. Readers will learn to develop this profound stability, sustain an in-depth examination of the nuances of mind and matter, and ultimately unravel deeply conditioned patterns that perpetuate suffering. This fully detailed manual for the mind sure to become a trusted companion to many inner explorers.

The Church Missionary Review

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Luke 6 40 And The Theme Of Likeness Education In The New Testament

Author: Thomas W. Hudgins
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630872628
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What does Jesus mean when he says, A disciple is not above his teacher, but each disciple, after being fully trained, will be like his teacher (Luke 6:40)? This verse has been quoted, cited, and referenced in vast amounts of Christian education and discipleship literature. Nevertheless, the verse is nearly untouched in exegetical discussions with the exception of source-critical analyses. From this verse arises an undeveloped theme in the Gospel of Luke and the New Testament--the theme of likeness education. Using content analysis methodology, Luke 6:40--one of the keystone passages in Christian education literature--serves as the starting point for mining out the theme of likeness education in the New Testament. This study consists of three concentric areas of investigation: (1) Luke 6:40 and its immediate context, (2) Luke-Acts, and (3) the New Testament corpus.

Male And Female An Approach To Thomas Mann S Dialectic

Author: I.M. Ezergailis
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401016518
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Buddha The Gospel

Author: Paul Carus
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 146557302X
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A Pastor S Viewpoint

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Editor: Richard Moore
ISBN: 0981720803
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The Cat Who Said Cheese The Cat Who Mysteries Book 18

Author: Lilian Jackson Braun
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755389778
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Could feline interest in gruyere, brie and feta help to solve this strange case...? Lilian Jackson Braun's delightfully quirky mystery series continues in The Cat Who Said Cheese, the eighteenth novel to feature amateur sleuth Qwill and his feline companions Koko and Yum Yum. Perfect for fans of Simon Brett and Shirley Rousseau Murphy. 'The entanglement is better than a Christie and the cat descriptions are terrific' - Liverpool Daily Post The Great Food Explo is scheduled to open in Pickax with a bang, introducing new restaurants, country inns and food speciality shops. Unfortunately the 'bang' takes the form of a bomb which wrecks a hotel, killing the housekeeper and causing extensive damage. Enter Qwill and his Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum, whose instincts tell them that to someone, the murderous bomb was meant as something stronger than a warning... What readers are saying about The Cat Who... series: 'These [books] make lovely, light-hearted reading with a good mix of humour and adventure' 'The entire 'Cat Who...' series are a delight for cat and mystery lovers' 'Quirky - lovely for anyone who owns or has owned an intelligent cat'

The Mighty Stallion

Author: C. G. Ferrel
Editor: Acheulean Pub
ISBN: 9780972968416
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The author writes on a variety of subjects in The Mighty Stallion. His poetry touches on love, friendship, nature, and social issues.

The Theosophist

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Apollo S Fire

Author: Michael Sims
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440654387
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It?s the oldest story on Earth. You relive it every day. So much of our shared daily experience in the world is shaped by the sometimes dramatic, sometimes subtle effects of the Earth?s spin, its tilt on its axis, the alternation of light and darkness, the waxing and waning of the moon, the seemingly capricious growth of clouds. The ancient rhythm of the day and night was shaping life on Earth before there were even human beings to appreciate it. It rules our bodies and weather and calendars, and sets the tempo for our work and play. Each of us awakens each day to relive this primordial narrative. With his signature blend of science and poetry, history and mythology, Michael Sims serves as tour guide on an unforgettable journey through the wonders of an ordinary day, from dawn to nighttime. Long before we had the tools of knowledge to explain what we observed in the skies overhead, we built mythologies and folklore around these occurrences, immortalized them in poetry and art, created special places for them in our collective imagination and even our language. In Apollo?s Fire, Sims explores the celestial events that form our days, fusing lively explanations of these phenomena with a richly layered history of what they meant to us before we knew how they worked. He explains the colors of sunrise, the characteristics of shadow, the mysteries of twilight. Characters in this vital drama include Galileo watching sunrise on the moon, Eratosthenes measuring the Earth with a noontime shadow, and Edgar Allan Poe figuring out why the night sky is dark instead of glowing with the light of a million suns. Our story ranges from the movie High Noon to Darwin?s plant experiments, from The Time Machine to the afternoon rise in air pollution.In the witty and elegant style that has earned him the designation ?science raconteur,? Sims weaves a dazzling array of strands into a single tapestry of daily experience- and makes the oldest story on Earth new again.

Above Us Only Sky

Author: Michele Young-Stone
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451657692
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A “gripping, heartwarming” (Bookpage) novel about a family separated by oceans, generations, and war, but connected by something much greater—the gift of wings. On March 29, 1973, Prudence Eleanor Vilkas was born with heart-shaped wings pressed accordion-style against her back. Considered a birth defect, her wings were surgically removed, leaving only the ghost of them behind. In 1980, Prudence’s mother takes her from Nashville to Florida, to a town inhabited by people who have run as far as they can without fins or wings. In this new town, Prudence is befriended by a boy who can see what others can’t, including Prudence’s ghostly wings. The unexpected and unimaginable bubble up from the depths of the Atlantic to confront Prudence when she meets her long-estranged Lithuanian grandfather and discovers a miraculous lineage beating and pulsing with past Lithuanian bird-women, storytellers with wings dragging the dirt, survivors perched on radio towers, lovers lit up like fireworks and heroes disguised as everyday men and women. Above Us Only Sky spans the 1863 January Uprising against Russian Tsarist rule in Eastern Europe to the fall of the Berlin Wall and Lithuania’s independence in 1991. It is a “daring, imaginative” (Milepost magazine) story of mutual understanding between the old and young; it is a love story, a story of survival, and most importantly, a story about disovering where we belong in the world. Young-Stone seamlessly balances Lithuanian history with magical realism in this “amazing, spellbinding, incredible journey” (Literary Hoarders).