Nothing To Grasp

Author: Joan Tollifson
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 162625754X
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This book points relentlessly to what is most obvious and impossible to avoid: the ever-present, ever-changing, nonconceptual actuality of the present moment that is effortlessly presenting itself right now. This book is an invitation to wake up from commonplace misconceptions and to see through the imaginary separate self at the root of our human suffering and confusion. Nothing to Grasp is a celebration of what is, exactly as it is.

The Hidden Lamp

Author: Zenshin Florence Caplow
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1614291330
Size: 11,21 MB
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The Hidden Lamp is a collection of one hundred koans and stories of Buddhist women from the time of the Buddha to the present day. This revolutionary book brings together many teaching stories that were hidden for centuries, unknown until this volume. These stories are extraordinary expressions of freedom and fearlessness, relevant for men and women of any time or place. In these pages we meet nuns, laywomen practicing with their families, famous teachers honored by emperors, and old women selling tea on the side of the road. Each story is accompanied by a reflection by a contemporary woman teacher--personal responses that help bring the old stories alive for readers today--and concluded by a final meditation for the reader, a question from the editors meant to spark further rumination and inquiry. These are the voices of the women ancestors of every contemporary Buddhist.

To Grasp At A Star

Author: Kingwa Kamencu
Editor: East African Publishers
ISBN: 9789966254115
Size: 16,10 MB
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Novella containing two stories, both focusing on adolescent rebelliousness.

Buddhism Plain And Simple

Author: Steve Hagen
Editor: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462901905
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Buddhism Plain and Simple offers a clear, straightforward treatise on Buddhism in general and on awareness in particular. When Buddha was asked to sum up his teaching in a single world, he said, "Awareness." The Buddha taught how to see directly into the nature of experience. His observations and insights are plain, practical, and down-to-earth, and they deal exclusively with the present. Longtime teacher of Buddhism Steve Hagan presents the Buddha's uncluttered, original teachings in everyday, accessible language unencumbered by religious ritual, tradition, or belief.

You Have To Say Something

Author: Dainin Katagiri
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1570624623
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Dainin Katagiri (1928?1990) was a central figure in the transmission of Zen in America. His first book, Returning to Silence, emphasized the need to return to our original, enlightened state of being, and became one of the classics of Zen in America. In You Have to Say Something, selections from his talks have been collected to address another key theme of Katagiri's teaching: that of bringing Zen insight to bear on our everyday experience. "To live life fully," Katagiri says, "means to take care of your life day by day, moment to moment, right here, right now." To do this, he teaches, we must plunge into our life completely, bringing to it the same wholeheartedness that is required in Zen meditation. When we approach life in this way, every activity—everything we do, everything we say—becomes an opportunity for manifesting our own innate wisdom. With extraordinary freshness and immediacy, Katagiri shows the reader how this wisdom not only enlivens our spiritual practice but can help make our life a rich, seamless whole.

Nature Man And Woman

Author: Alan W. Watts
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307822982
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In Nature, Man and Woman, philosopher Alan Watts reexamines humanity’s place in the natural world—and the relation between body and spirit—in the light of Chinese Taoism. Western thought and culture have coalesced around a series of constructed ideas—that human beings stand separate from a nature that must be controlled; that the mind is somehow superior to the body; that all sexuality entails a seduction—that in some way underlie our exploitation of the earth, our distrust of emotion, and our loneliness and reluctance to love. Here, Watts fundamentally challenges these assumptions, drawing on the precepts of Taoism to present an alternative vision of man and the universe—one in which the distinctions between self and other, spirit and matter give way to a more holistic way of seeing. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Garland Of Light

Author: Kambala
Editor: Jain Publishing Company
ISBN: 0895819120
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A Garland of Light provides an overview of the Yogacara or mind-only teachings in the form of verses meant to inspire. It is in this way reminiscent of the inspiring Madhyamaka-oriented work, the Bodhi[sattva]caryavatara. Kambala apparently wrote it in the period of innocence just before Bhavya polarized the Buddhist community by his attacks on the Yogacara teachings. So here we have a syncretism where Yogacara and Madhyamaka are not inimical to each other. Indeed, mind-only (citta-matrata) is here equated with emptiness (sunyata). It is the best introduction to Yogacara available. Includes Sanskrit and Tibetan texts.

A Sunlit Absence

Author: Martin Laird
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199831513
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"The practice of contemplation is one of the great spiritual arts," writes Martin Laird in A Sunlit Absence. "Not a technique but a skill, it harnesses the winds of grace that lead us out into the liberating sea of silence." In this companion volume to his bestselling Into the Silent Land, Laird focuses on a quality often overlooked by books on Christian meditation: a vast and flowing spaciousness that embraces both silence and sound, and transcends all subject/object dualisms. Drawing on the wisdom of great contemplatives from St. Augustine and St. Teresa of Avila to St. Hesychios, Simone Weil, and many others, Laird shows how we can uncover the deeper levels of awareness that rest within us like buried treasure waiting to be found. The key insight of the book is that as our practice matures, so will our experience of life's ordeals, sorrows, and joys expand into generous, receptive maturity. We learn to see whatever difficulties we experience in meditation--boredom, lethargy, arrogance, depression, grief, anxiety--not as obstacles to be overcome but as opportunities to practice surrender to what is. With clarity and grace Laird shows how we can move away from identifying with our turbulent, ever-changing thoughts and emotions to the cultivation of a "sunlit absence"--the luminous awareness in which God's presence can most profoundly be felt. Addressed to both beginners and intermediates on the pathless path of still prayer, A Sunlit Absence offers wise guidance on the specifics of contemplative practice as well as an inspiring vision of the purpose of such practice and the central role it can play in our spiritual lives.

Nothing To Hide

Author: Mark Keeler
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595388434
Size: 14,75 MB
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Have you ever wondered just who gets to see your email or ask yourself who might really know about your medical condition? Privacy is a strange and fascinating war between those that seek to know everything you for their own gain and those that want to stop them-and you are the coveted prize; this book provides a unique and intriguing exploration of a problem that will be one of the most defining cornerstones of the 21st century. Where does privacy really come from? Why do they need to scan your driver's license to rent a video? Where does your personal information get stored? Who has access to your medical records? How can you improve you improve your privacy person privacy practices or improve your corporate policy? Nothing to Hide offers a fact filled journey through all of the dimensions of privacy ranging from its ancient roots to the most advanced surveillance systems in the history of the planet and a fascinating look at the connection between human behavior, motives, and technology.

An Ocean Of The Ultimate Meaning

Author: Peter Alan Roberts
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590300556
Size: 14,59 MB
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The most concise and comprehensible introduction to muhamudra ever written outlines the essentials of this important Tibetan Buddhist meditation technique, offering clear instructions for mastering technique at each level of the discipline, using humor and warmth to teach. Original. 10,000 first printing.