Drawn from traditional Buddhist wisdom, Pema Chodrons radical and compassionate advice for what to do when things fall apart in our lives goes against the grain of our usual habits and ex pectations.--from back cover.
This expanded edition of Chinua Achebe's first novel portrays the collision of African and European cultures in an Igbo village. Okonkwo, a great man in Igbo traditional society, cannot adapt to the profound changes brought by the British conquest of Nigeria. Yet, as in classic tragedy, Okonkwo's character as well as external forces contribute to his downfall. This expanded edition includes new illustrations, maps, additional essays on history, culture,and literature, and reference material to help readers see Achebe's classic novel in social and historical context, and to understand its place in world literature.
Describes a traditional Buddhist approach to suffering and how embracing the painful situation and using communication, negative habits, and challenging experiences leads to emotional growth and happiness.
Author : Nora Dudwick
ISBN : 0821350676
Genre : Business & Economics
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This study uses quantitative and qualitative research methods to document the experiences of people in Armenia, Georgia, the Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan struggling to cope with the dramatic changes in lifestyle and economic conditions following the collapse of the Soviet Union. It demonstrates how poverty in the region differs from that experienced in other parts of the world, and looks at how cultural and institutional barriers have hindered attempts to improve these problems. It also examines the links between poverty, gender and ethnicity, and seeks to convey the psychological impact of poverty, as well as its social and economic effects.
Author : Ramaa Vasudevan
ISBN : 9788132116387
Genre : Business & Economics
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The crash of 2008, when financial markets came to a standstill, has had profound effects that are still being felt globally. Five years after those dramatic events, countries such as Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal, and Cyprus are still reeling from the aftereffects of the financial crash, while the USA and the UK continue to be in the grip of a long slump. The crash exposed criminal swindles and the more rampant risky practices that have become the norm with the major banks. It has also revealed the failure of policy to curb unbridled risk taking with other people’s money and the failure of policy-makers and economists to see the signs of the inevitable collapse. This book goes further to penetrate the fog of finance and explore the structure and balance of class forces that led to the crisis and its unfolding consequences. The author places the crisis in both historical and global perspectives through comparisons with the Great Depression and the focus on elaborating the role of the hegemony of the dollar over the international financial system. She argues that the crisis is as much a crisis of the neoliberal model of accumulation that finance launched as it is of the mechanisms by which dollar hegemony was preserved. This book provides an accessible point of entry to the literature on the crisis and its aftermath. It lays out a rich empirically grounded analysis of both the structural causes and the continuing repercussions of the crash of financial markets in 2008.
"The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves." "The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently." "We don't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." "When we protect ourselves so we won't feel pain, that protection becomes like armor, like armor that imprisons the softness of of the heart." ***Don't miss Pema Chodron's in-depth look at fear, suffering, loneliness, and the Buddhist-inspired teachings that can help you become the best version of yourself. Accepting the struggle is part of transcending it, and this book will show you how you can do that.*** What Will You Learn from Reading This Book? You will learn about compassion You will learn about suffering, death, and discomfort You will learn about meditation You will learn how to live in the present moment You will learn how to be gentle towards yourself You will learn about the path You will learn about fear of death and existence/life You will learn about the four maras Book Summary Overview Chodron utilizes the Buddhist teachings on suffering and death in order to come to terms with struggle, loss, and unhappiness in her own life. This book will teach you how you can do the same. Suffering is caused by our perceptions and opinions. We must not run away from suffering as it only brings us closer to the suffering we are avoiding. It teaches us about compassion and how it is directed not only to others but also to ourselves. This book incorporates teaching of the Buddha into its discourse such as suffering, dharma, and tonglen. Reading it will give you new perspective on the meaning of fear, how it is a vital part of our existence, and how to be kinder to yourself. Reading this book will make you feel instantly better about your place in the world, and within yourself. Click Buy now with 1-Click to Own Your Copy Today!
MERE ANARCHY A new six-part epic covering thirty years of Star Trek® history, continuing with an adventure that takes place during the historic five-year mission! Book 1: THINGS FALL APART Mestiko: a world on the brink of interstellar space travel -- and under covert Federation observation. When the Payav, Mestiko's dominant nation, learns of a rogue pulsar sweeping through their star system and threatening to destroy all life on their planet, the Federation is faced with a daunting choice: stand by and witness the extinction of a thriving civilization, or violate the Prime Directive and mount a desperate effort to protect the planet from total devastation. The Starship Enterprise, newly under the command of James T. Kirk, is sent to aid the doomed planet. Kirk and his officers -- Spock, Mitchell, Kelso, Scott, Sulu, and Dr. Piper -- must use an experimental, untested technology to save the planet before it's too late! A new eBook from the authors of A Time to Sow, A Time to Harvest and Summon the Thunder