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Everything Is An Illusion

Author : Ramana Maharshi
ISBN : 0982965109
Genre : Religion
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What is helpful about reading these types of quotes is that the more you can realize that everything is an illusion the better you can ignore everything and turn inward. One of the most significant aspects to this collection of quotes by the Sages is that in addition to pointing out that everything is a dreamlike illusion, the also point out in many of their quotes that upon Self Realization everything disappears. They also state that realizing that the world, etc. is an illusion is essential for Self Realization. The type is Palatino 15 for crisp clear easy reading. This book contains all of the quotes in Chapter (Step) Two from the book The Seven Steps to Awakening. Everything is an Illusion is Book Five in the Self Realization Series. One purpose of the Self Realization Series is to put just one category of quotes into a small book that has the advantage of making it easier to focus, meditate on, grasp and have insight into just one subject at a time. That makes the approach simple, easier and less complicated. The idea is to stay focused on just one subject until you have received everything you need to receive from that one subject. Most people go on to the next subject without ever having learned to apply to their lives the subject they are studying now. The Self Realization series of books are portable practice manuals aimed at helping sincere seekers of Self Realization master one Key to Self Realization at a time. The six titles in the Self Realization Series are: 1.Self Awareness Practice Instructions. 2.The Desire for Liberation. 3.The False self. 4.Inspiration and Encouragement on the Path to Self Realization. 5.Everything is an Illusion. 6.How Not to Get Lost in Concepts.
Category: Religion

Everything Is And Illusion

Author : Michael Konieczny
ISBN : 9788393561643
Genre : Self-Help
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We are on an endless search for something. Our life should be easy but it becomes increasingly more complicated. We are free but we succumb to various trends which ironically make up our identity. We say that we know ourselves, but we base this opinion on what other people say about us. We are God’s temple, but we cannot stop hurting not only others but also ourselves. Before we got here we were pure as the Source which created us. We were unable to give, because the Creator destined us to receive from Him. We had everything we could dream about and our desires received instant gratification. And so we took and took from It until we got to a point where we did not want to receive anymore. There was too much of this taking. It had become unbearable. We wanted to be like the one who sends us this abundance. We wanted to resemble the Creator, our Source. We also wanted to give, but it was impossible since the Creator didn’t need anything. There was no lack in Him.
Category: Self-Help

Illusionary Existence Genesis And Other Miscellaneous Works

Author : Adam Rutherford
ISBN : 9780595466948
Genre : Philosophy
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Simply, Illusionary Existence, Genesis, and Other Miscellaneous Works is intended to provoke thought in all who read it. From existentialistic philosophy, to religion, and onward to several other discourses in regards to certain points of view in everyday life, I explore certain possibilities and make a couple arguments towards particular topics. There are numerous ways in which thought can be provoked, and for the discourses that are contained within the pages of this book, I have chosen the specific provocations for them because of what I want people to think about without telling them directly what they should think about. Every discourse contained in this book is, in some way or another, relative and connected to one another. Thusly, they are not exactly random, though sometimes they may seem that way. These discourses were also written in a way so that most, if not all, people are able to understand what is being written while still provoking thought.
Category: Philosophy

Critical Reflection

Author : Malcolm Murray
ISBN : 9780773583580
Genre : Philosophy
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In an era of information overload, our need to learn how to critically evaluate the growing flood of information has never been greater. Critical Reflection showcases the role of reason in a world saturated by media-enhanced persuasion and complex scientific and technological jargon. Drawing from the classic philosophical texts, this engaging textbook on the art of analyzing arguments is also relevant to today's undergraduates in its use of real-life examples and exercises drawn mainly from media and politics. Malcolm Murray and Nebojsa Kujundzic cover the standard subjects in a one-semester course on critical thinking, offering ways to analyze arguments in the following areas: * language use * acceptability conditions for truth * categorical and propositional logic * induction * causal claims * probability reasoning * analogical reasoning * an in-depth analysis of informal fallacies Critical Reflection further distinguishes itself with in-depth answers to chapter exercises that are incorporated directly into the authors' detailed discussions. This is an ideal textbook to help professors foster autonomous thinking among their students.
Category: Philosophy

Everything Is Workable

Author : Diane Musho Hamilton
ISBN : 9780834829183
Genre : Self-Help
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Conflict is going to be a part of your life—as long as you have relationships, a job, or dry cleaning to be picked up. Bracing yourself against it won’t make it go away, but if you approach it consciously, you can navigate it in way that not only honors everyone involved but makes it a source of deep insight as well. Seasoned mediator Diane Hamilton provides the skill set you need to engage conflict with wisdom and compassion, and even—sometimes—to be grateful for it. She teaches us how to: • Cultivate the mirror-like quality of attention as your base • Identify three personal conflict styles and determine which ones you fall into • Recognize the three fundamental perspectives in any conflict situation and learn to inhabit each of them • Turn conflicts in families, at work, and in every kind of interpersonal situation into win-win situations Her unique approach unites Zen wisdom and Integral Spirituality with her own story and her experiences as a professional mediator in a way that shows you how to look at conflict in a new way: as an essentially spiritual practice.
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A Companion To Buddhist Philosophy

Author : Steven M. Emmanuel
ISBN : 9781118323885
Genre : Philosophy
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A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy is the most comprehensive single volume on the subject available; it offers the very latest scholarship to create a wide-ranging survey of the most important ideas, problems, and debates in the history of Buddhist philosophy. Encompasses the broadest treatment of Buddhist philosophy available, covering social and political thought, meditation, ecology and contemporary issues and applications Each section contains overviews and cutting-edge scholarship that expands readers understanding of the breadth and diversity of Buddhist thought Broad coverage of topics allows flexibility to instructors in creating a syllabus Essays provide valuable alternative philosophical perspectives on topics to those available in Western traditions
Category: Philosophy

Nothing Personal Seeing Beyond The Illusion Of A Separate Self

Author : Nirmala
ISBN : 145230436X
Genre : Religion
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Advaita and nondual teachings are about finding the Truth. This Truth is not a dogma that you study; it is the Truth about life †the Truth about who you really are. This Truth is discovered, not learned. It is discovered through sincerely inquiring, Who am I? What you discover is that who you are has nothing to do with self-images or roles and everything to do with what you experience when you ask this question. What you discover is that who you think of yourself as is just that †a thought! And beyond that thought is a great Mystery †an experience of nothingness, which is your true nature.Nothing Personal leads you to the experience of your true nature and helps you explore its depth. Through exposition, questions and dialogues, it brings you to a place of realization of the Truth: you are that spacious Awareness in which everything appears, including your thoughts and feelings. Your thoughts and feelings do not define you but merely appear within Consciousness along with everything else. This Consciousness is who you are.Nothing Personal offers a gentle and persistent guide to seeing the underlying truth of your ultimate nature. In this concisely edited collection of satsang talks and dialogues, you are invited to honor the limitless love that is your true nature and to enjoy the sweet richness that is revealed when you give this Truth your undivided attention.From the introduction:Unlike most books, this one is not meant to add to your knowledge or understanding. It is about the Truth that cannot be spoken or written. Although the Truth cannot be contained in this or any other book, each word written here is intended to point you toward that Truth. Many of the words and ideas may seem paradoxical or contradictory because what they point to is larger than our conceptual frameworks. Many questions are asked, which are not answered anywhere in the book. Find out what the experience is like to ask yourself these questions, even if they leave you emptier of knowledge and understanding. In this emptying, you just may discover what you are looking for.The Truth is revealed when we allow ourselves to not know, so I invite you to set aside all that you know for the time being and allow yourself to look with innocent eyes at what the words are attempting to unveil. Take the time to experience the unspoken truth in each section before moving on to the next. Resist the temptation to read these words with your mind, which is likely to rush right past the Truth. Allow the words to sink into your heart and reveal the truth of who you are.
Category: Religion

Infinite Love Is The Only Truth

Author : David Icke
ISBN : 0953881067
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The author explains his belief that the "world" is a virtual-reality game that exists because we believe it does. Original.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Parallel Stories

Author : Péter Nádas
ISBN : 9781429963572
Genre : Fiction
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A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 In 1989, the year the Wall came down, a university student in Berlin on his morning run finds a corpse on a park bench and alerts the authorities. This scene opens a novel of extraordinary scope and depth, a masterwork that traces the fate of myriad Europeans—Hungarians, Jews, Germans, Gypsies—across the treacherous years of the mid-twentieth century. Three unusual men are at the heart of Parallel Stories: Hans von Wolkenstein, whose German mother is linked to secrets of fascist-Nazi collaboration during the 1940s; Ágost Lippay Lehr, whose influential father has served Hungary's different political regimes for decades; and András Rott, who has his own dark record of mysterious activities abroad. The web of extended and interconnected dramas reaches from 1989 back to the spring of 1939, when Europe trembled on the edge of war, and extends to the bestial times of 1944–45, when Budapest was besieged, the Final Solution devastated Hungary's Jews, and the war came to an end, and on to the cataclysmic Hungarian Revolution of October 1956. We follow these men from Berlin and Moscow to Switzerland and Holland, from the Mediterranean to the North Sea, and of course, from village to city in Hungary. The social and political circumstances of their lives may vary greatly, their sexual and spiritual longings may seem to each of them entirely unique, yet Péter Nádas's magnificent tapestry unveils uncanny reverberating parallels that link them across time and space.This is Péter Nádas's masterpiece—eighteen years in the writing, a sensation in Hungary even before it was published, and almost four years in the translating. Parallel Stories is the first foreign translation of this daring, demanding, and momentous novel, and it confirms for an even larger audience what Hungary already knows: that it is the author's greatest work.
Category: Fiction

The Idealist Illusion And Other Essays

Author : Maurice Blondel
ISBN : 9789401593632
Genre : Philosophy
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I was very happy when in 1997 Fiachra Long came to spend part of his sabbatical leave at the Archives Maurice Blondel at Louvain-Ia-Neuve. This allowed him to bring together and complete his translation of three important articles from Maurice Blondel, known as the philosopher of Aix-en-Province. These three articles fonn a unity: they make explicit certain aspects of the method used in the great thesis of 1893, Action. This thesis, it is well known, aroused many polemic debates after its appearance. Thomist theologians accused Blondel of turning back towards Kantian idealism whereas the philosophers of the Revue de metaphysique et de morale accused him on the contrary of falling back on a pre-critical realism. The three articles translated here, each in its own way, attempt to pass beyond these two opposite charges. The Idealist Illusion (1898) underlines the fact that the content of consciousness should be unfurled as it appears, by withdrawing from any idealist or realist prejudice, before judging the consistency of its content as a whole. In this way Blondel supports the "phenomenological" method used in his thesis. The Elementary Principle of a Logic of the Moral Life (1903) is a very well-worked text which shows that "the logic of possession and privation" is broader than "the logic of amnnation and negation. " Using these words, Blondel develops certain striking laws of action such as that of the "parallelogram of contrary forces.
Category: Philosophy


Author : Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
Genre : Theosophy
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Doing Life A Pragmatist Manifesto

Author : Lee Thayer
ISBN : 9781469163451
Genre : Social Science
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This is a book about how and why people do life as they do. It is as well a book about how people could or should think about doing life for the benefit of their own well-being and that of the people they associate with. It is a book about how our feelings and our thinking interfere with how we could be doing the life we dream of. It is a book about the mistakes we make in doing life, and how we could avoid those mistakes. It is a book about what causes us to be the way we are. It is a book about why we often cant do life as we wish. It is about the personal dragons that stand in our way. And it is about how the real world outside of us can frequently frustrate even our best intentions. It is about ramping up for doing life, and then trying to understand why our lives so often turn out in ways we had neither anticipated nor desired. It is about how getting involved with others means our lives are forever altered. It is about why that could be a good thing or a bad thing, and how to best figure that out in advance. It is a book about frustration and regret, about pleasure and pain. It is about participating in lifes trials and tribulations by choice. It is the kind of book you can use to maximize your choices about doing life as you would have it done, and about mastering the influences of what happens in the world around you. It is about undoing the life you have in order to be able to do life the way it should be done.
Category: Social Science

The Nutshell The Rules Of Life

Author : Estanislao Carter
ISBN : 9781411637450
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WHAT are the Rules? WHY are they True? And HOW can I use them? These are the basics everyone should know. These Rules represent the building blocks and the very fabric of our reality. These simple Rules will answer any question about life and are based on Quantum and Hyper-Dimensional Physics. They are short and to the point, easy to read and understand and they are as powerful as they are profound. Bring Abundance, Control and Joy back into your life. (black & white version) Wholesale Price $11.90 Retail $17.00 ISDN: #1-4116-3745-3

The Everything Essential Buddhism Book

Author : Arnie Kozak
ISBN : 9781440589836
Genre : Religion
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Your concise guide to Buddhism, mindfulness, and meditation! The Everything Essential Buddhism Book is your beginner's guide to the Buddhist principles of nonviolence, mindfulness, and self-awareness. Learn about the deceptively simple truths of this enigmatic religion, including: The life of Buddha and his continuing influence throughout the world Buddha's teachings and the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism The Noble Eightfold Path and how it should guide you What the Sutras say about education, marriage, sex, and death The proven physiological effects of meditation The growing impact of Buddhism on modern American culture Also included is instruction for the many forms of Buddhist meditation, including Zen and Tibetan practices. Most important, you will learn how you can apply the tenets of Buddhism to your daily life--and achieve clarity and inner peace in the process.
Category: Religion

Armageddon Now

Author : Jim Willis
ISBN : 9781578593002
Genre : History
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Who knew that doomsday would be so hot? Environmental disasters, Ebola outbreaks, the popularity of reality television, and strife in the Middle East, may all be signs that time has come today. Weak and ailing after the end of the Cold War and the financial spree of the nineties, the timeless notion that the end is near is once again exerting a powerful influence on pop culture, politics, religion, and Mel Gibson. Omens and prophecies, asteroids collisions and nuclear war, oil crises and global warming, fire or ice, bang or whimper, asteroid or alien, act of God or human folly, Armageddon Now: The End of the World A to Z is all over doomsday prophecies. From alpha to omega, it is packed with 200 entries and 100 illustrations. Satan, saints, survivalists, and evangelical preachers known for their views on Biblical prophecies receive their due. In the end, the end has never been so thoroughly covered as in Armageddon Now. It's the last word for the end user. So, don't be left behind. Save yourself by buying this book.
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Author : Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
Genre : Theosophy
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You Can Avoid Physical Death

Author : Robert E. Pettit
ISBN : 9780595634255
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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There is a place you can go that is free from sickness, crime, and war. That place is not here on this Earth. Instead, it is on the New Earth. And you can choose to obtain a new body and go there. Drawing upon thirty-three years of University research and fifteen years of Subtle Energy manipulations Dr. Pettit discusses relationships between life sciences and spirituality. By understanding the concept ask and you can receive he outlines the questions to ask and your responsibilities to create a new body for ascending to the New Earth around 2012. Ascension is available for those who choose to move out of duality consciousness with suffering and pain into a new reality of Unity Consciousness with unfathomed joy and peace. Dr. Pettit explains how you can achieve this incredible gift with the following concepts. * Making a choice to ascend with your physical body * Knowing who you are and why you are on Earth * Shifting your dimensional state of consciousness * Avoiding fear, accept change, understand time-space * Releasing false beliefs, sickness, and pain * Understand your Mer-Ka-Ba Energy Field * Universal Laws related to your spirituality * The End Times, The Shift, and Photon Belt
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Perception Hallucination And Illusion

Author : William Fish
ISBN : 9780199888733
Genre : Psychology
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The idea of a disjunctive theory of visual experiences first found expression in J.M. Hinton's pioneering 1973 book Experiences. In the first monograph in this exciting area since then, William Fish develops a comprehensive disjunctive theory, incorporating detailed accounts of the three core kinds of visual experience--perception, hallucination, and illusion--and an explanation of how perception and hallucination could be indiscriminable from one another without having anything in common. In the veridical case, Fish contends that the perception of a particular state of affairs involves the subject's being acquainted with that state of affairs, and that it is the subject's standing in this acquaintance relation that makes the experience possess a phenomenal character. Fish argues that when we hallucinate, we are having an experience that, while lacking phenomenal character, is mistakenly supposed by the subject to possess it. Fish then shows how this approach to visual experience is compatible with empirical research into the workings of the brain and concludes by extending this treatment to cover the many different types of illusion that we can be subject to.
Category: Psychology

Cosmic Code Is Illusion

Genre : Religion
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I firmly declare that I am not an Atheist but an advocate of Advaita i.e., world is one, and all of us are one. Atheists also call the world as an illusion, but as an Advaitist I do believe that all of us are God just veiled by senses. As German Mystic, Meister Eckhart says: “The eye in which I see God is the same eye in which God sees me.” Atheist denies the existence of God which could lead to immorality in our life though under illusion. I do believe in contacting various levels of energies available in the cosmos as per Vedic Shastras for various types and levels of happiness to live a good life, though, it is illusion. The cosmos to me is an illusory field. Beyond the concept of Cosmos lies the web-wave field which is discussed extensively in this book. Atheist defines the final power as infinite which has no motive and thereby does not grant human wishes, whereas I do believe in the infinite atman called as Paramaatma which absorbs us in its web-wave field of pure bliss and never again to give us the illusion of birth death cycles. If one merges with it he escapes the illusion of birth and death. To the question of existence of God, I had explained in this book that during the cycles of birth and death through the illusory field there are various degrees and levels of cosmic power which does helps to mitigate the illusory effects and come out of the illusory field to merge with Paramaatma. I do make a distinction between consciousness and illusion. Both are same but marginally different. In consciousness one has the awareness whether inside or outside the body. Consciousness permits to have awareness outside the body. It could have a motive. But illusion exists inside a body and not necessarily outside the body. Illusion is a particle that pertains to the matter and its awareness is inside a body only. But consciousness is not. Consciousness exists outside the body too but inside the illusory field. Outside the body there is no illusion. Illusion gets dissipated when the body no longer exists totally with its senses. All senses pertain to illusion. All our scope, our sciences and philosophy, particularly life, death, rebirth, beliefs pertains to the body which gets the illusion, because the body is matter. Vedas and Adi Shankar Acharya call illusion as Maya, and consciousness as Prajnaa. The illusion has to be perfect for all of us during the illusory life, giving us the utmost happiness in all walks of this life. Everything to us happens only in illusion and so we must evoke the divine power to be happy in this illusion in the short life and thereafter free us from this illusory world. On this score the invocation of divine or cosmic energies are absolutely a must. Though it is easier to talk about illusion in theory, in practical life it is not easy either. Everyone has their daily routine to follow, like attending their work, begetting children, raising children, getting them married, owning property, engagement in business or agriculture or profession and so on. No one can quit these and gloat on illusion. Except for a very few no one would sacrifice anything or give up their rights, based on a concept called illusion or the illusory field. They feel real during their sojourn in this worldly life and they would like to feed their senses with pleasures. One would not gift his house to charity because of the fact that everything is illusion, as they find these philosophical talks are not practically appealing. They feel they are living a real life. A life in which they own and have to own properties, joy, children, education, as if they are going to live for long. The idea to write this book came to me as I went through Vedic / Upanishad teachings. Whether the world we live is real? Or illusory? Therefore, the main idea of this book is to make an honest attempt to investigate who is behind our lives, and if so, why is he required to play the drama of creating us, and what he wants to achieve through our creation. More fully what is that cosmic code that is behind creation? Physics describes it as fermions and bosons. But it is more than that. It is illusion. Fermions and Bosons themselves come from illusion. Particularly illusion of existence. Everything we feel, see, hear, touch, and smell is illusion. This illusion defines an impartial God or infinities. The illusion can alone define an impartial God. Many religions have come out with answers recently during the last 2200 years or so, but I find the Upanishads and other spiritual texts and teachers in India offer answers to this question conforming to modern physics and experiments. This is what this book is all about. An inquiry into secret of Human life. Most of the religious texts describe God in human form. The prophets or teachers are described as an incarnation or children of God or to whom God revealed himself in a place, at a time and handed over the words of wisdom. The main purpose of all religious texts is to tell humanity that there is a super power who is watching us and he would guide us to heaven where he lives, if we live our human lives conforming to the teachings laid down by his messengers or prophets. If such conformity is not accepted, then we would be doomed to hell. Or in other terms there would be no salvation for such person. The biggest irony is God also permits them to kill persons who do not follow such religious teachings. God treats them as enemies. The enemies of God must be killed. The tribes who are enemies of God can be killed. Well this is the irony. When God must be all LOVE, one fails to understand that such God asks for killing, when he can kill them himself. Why seek the help of other humans to kill fellow humans when he can himself do the killing? And again, why should he kill after creation. If so, why create at all! Why create such evil persons at all in this earth, who steal, or cheat or commit adultery, or who murder others? What is the purpose of such creation and evaluation? What is the purpose of God having such a character? Persons who are responsible in writing these texts know very well that unless you use the name of God no one is going to believe their own writings. Every piece of their own advice has to be stated as if they come from the mouth of God himself for mankind to believe. Their own opinions are stated as if they originated from God. Therefore, God is a convenient tool. This book goes into the semantics of the main topic that Cosmic code is illusion and I have used scientific, philosophical, mathematical, and Vedic teachings, to prove clearly my conviction, that the world we live is only illusion. It is not for the sake of writing a book I have written but it is out of my own strong feeling that the Universe has to be illusory to have an Impartial God. I trust the readers will find it interesting and get convinced.
Category: Religion

Somewhere Nowhere

Author : Nikesh Rathi
ISBN : 9788122311303
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What would it be like taking a few weeks break and planning an unplanned travel across length and breadth of the country and explore the vastness and diversity of India? Aditya Khanna is a confused jobless ex-investment banker with an IIT - IIM lineage who does the same - except that nothing goes as he had expected. There were different kinds of people, each having a different tale to tell. From encounters ranging from meeting a know-it-all sadhu in the Himalayas to getting kidnapped by naxals to meeting a girl on the run whose only aim in life was to die. There were experiences of varied hues and shades in this roller coaster of a journey - experiences that could have made the trip a memorable one; and the experiences that had the power to break and change a person and in the process probably discover oneself. Will he take it all in his stride and move ahead and laugh at it when he looks back? Or will it leave him broken and shattered? Or will he discover his non confused self? Or will he be left stranded somewhere in the middle of nowhere? Or ...