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One Robe One Bowl

Author : John Stevens
ISBN : 9780834824966
Genre : Philosophy
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The hermit-monk Ryokan, long beloved in Japan both for his poetry and for his character, belongs in the tradition of the great Zen eccentrics of China and Japan. His reclusive life and celebration of nature and the natural life also bring to mind his younger American contemporary, Thoreau. Ryokan's poetry is that of the mature Zen master, its deceptive simplicity revealing an art that surpasses artifice. Although Ryokan was born in eighteenth-century Japan, his extraordinary poems, capturing in a few luminous phrases both the beauty and the pathos of human life, reach far beyond time and place to touch the springs of humanity.
Category: Philosophy

Poverty And The Poor In The World S Religious Traditions Religious Responses To The Problem Of Poverty

Author : William H. Brackney
ISBN : 9781440844461
Genre : Religion
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This detailed book is a resource for students, practitioners, and leaders interested in how the major world religions have understood poverty and responded to the poor. • Addresses a topic of great importance: the intersection of religion, a universal cultural phenomenon; and the poor, a population whose demographics are on the rise globally • Fills the need for an accurate, authoritative resource on the way poverty and the poor are understood in the world's religions • Coedited by a published specialist in world religions and a recognized specialist, academic, and practitioner in international responses to poverty and emergency response in a variety of cultures
Category: Religion

The Groaning Shelf

Author : Pradeep Sebastian
ISBN : 9789350093634
Genre : Literary Collections
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Notes from a bibliophile on the lure of rare and first editions, the beauty of dust jackets, the thrill of browsing in antiquarian bookshops, the bibliomania of book thieves, movies about books, and the inner life of a reader. The Groaning Shelf is not so much a book about books as a book about books about books. These little essays capture the drama of bookish obsession, the joys and snares of the bookish life and the pleasures of bibliophily.
Category: Literary Collections

Pay Attention For Goodness Sake

Author : Sylvia Boorstein, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9780307416353
Genre : Religion
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According to the Buddha, the path of kindness is the path of happiness. Now Sylvia Boorstein, nationally bestselling author of It’s Easier Than You Think, has taken the 2500-year-old practice of developing the qualities of a compassionate heart—the core of the Buddha’s own practice—and made it accessible to all. Pay Attention for Goodness’ Sake is the first book ever to guide Western readers on the path of the Buddha’s Ten Paramitas, the Perfections of the Heart. Boorstein combines traditional Buddhist teachings and parables with stories from her own life, as well as easy-to-follow meditations, to show how the practice of Mindfulness—paying attention in everyday life—can lead to these perfections that all of us strive for, including Generosity, Morality, Wisdom, Energy, Patience, Determination, and Equanimity. When we take on this practice, Boorstein notes, “our vision becomes transformed. We see, with increasing clarity, the confusion in our own minds and the suffering in our own hearts. . . . And we also see the extraordinariness of life, how amazing it is that life exists.” Boorstein’s lively and practical lessons about everyday generosity, morality, making and mending mistakes, the bliss of blamelessness, and other human concerns and frailties, help to clarify our distractions and connect us with our own goodness, “the part of ourselves that wishes it had done differently.” For Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike, Pay Attention for Goodness’ Sake is a cheerful, inspiring book that offers the possibility of a transformed life.
Category: Religion

Encyclopedia Of Monasticism

Author : William M. Johnston
ISBN : 9781136787164
Genre : Reference
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Reference

Living Buddha Living Christ 20th Anniversary Edition

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 1101007214
Genre : Religion
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"[Thich Nhat Hanh] shows us the connection between personal, inner peace and peace on earth." --His Holiness The Dalai Lama Nominated by Martin Luther King, Jr. for a Nobel Peace Prize, Thich Nhat Hanh is one of today’s leading sources of wisdom, peace, compassion and comfort. The 20th anniversary edition of the classic text, updated, revised, and featuring a Mindful Living Journal. Buddha and Christ, perhaps the two most pivotal figures in the history of humankind, each left behind a legacy of teachings and practices that have shaped the lives of billions of people over two millennia. If they were to meet on the road today, what would each think of the other's spiritual views and practices? Thich Nhat Hanh has been part of a decades-long dialogue between two great contemplatice traditions, and brings to Christianity an appreciation of its beauty that could be conveyed only by an outsider. IN lucid, meditative prose, he explores the crossroads of compassion and holiness at which the two traditions meet, and he reawakens our understanding of both. "On the altar in my hermitage," he says, "are images of Buddha and Jesus, and I touch both of them as my spiritual ancestors." From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Religion

The Way Of Judo

Author : John Stevens
ISBN : 9780834829015
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Kodokan judo, one of the most well-known martial arts in the world today, was originated by Jigoro Kano (1860–1938), a martial artist and career educator who developed the art after studying several types of jujutsu, sumo, and Western wrestling. Openness and refinement were hallmarks of his personal and professional style, and he relentlessly searched for the best way to practice, teach, and perform techniques. This biography shows how Kano saw judo as a vehicle not just for self-defense, but for physical, spiritual, and moral development as well. His teachings clearly emphasize his ideal of judo as a way of self-cultivation that leads to physical health, ethical behavior, and ultimately a better society. Kano was a tireless activist who promoted the practical application of judo’s principles in all realms of life—in one’s personal behavior, for education, in work, for economic benefit, and in both the local and international political arenas. Kano’s students were a colorful, sometimes notorious bunch, and this book reveals how several went on to become famous—or infamous—in their own right. They include a prime minister of Japan, the leader of the Communist party in China, a famous novelist, a spy, high-level military leaders, and a media mogul, among many others.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Way To Buddhahood

Author : Yin-shun
ISBN : 9780861716876
Genre : Philosophy
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The Way to Buddhahood is a compendium of two thousand years of Chinese practice in assimilating and understanding the Buddhist experience of enlightenment. It is the first in-depth explanation of Chinese Buddhism by Yin-shun, the greatest living master of the Chinese scholar-monk tradition. The master's broad scope not only includes the traditional Chinese experience but also ideas from the Tibetan monastic tradition. This is one of those rare classic books that authentically captures an entire Buddhist tradition between its covers.
Category: Philosophy

Literatures Of Asia Africa And Latin America

Author : Willis Barnstone
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021934000
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Presents excerpts of works, biographical profiles of authors, bibliographies, and annotations explaining obscure references in the texts
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Paperbacks In Print

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ISBN : UOM:39015076098220
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

The Buddha And The Terrorist

Author : Satish Kumar
ISBN : 9781616202408
Genre : Fiction
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A Buddhist parable on confronting violence offers “a profound message about hope in the midst of seemingly hopeless terrors” (Robert Thurman, author of Man of Peace). In this timely retelling of an ancient Buddhist parable, peace activist Satish Kumar has created a small book with a powerful spiritual message about ending violence. It is a tale of a fearsome outcast named Angulimala (“Necklace of Fingers”), who is terrorizing towns and villages in order to gain control of the state, and murdering people and adding their fingers to his gruesome necklace. One day he comes face to face with the Buddha and is persuaded, through a series of compelling conversations, to renounce violence and take responsibility for his actions. The Buddha and the Terrorist addresses the urgent questions we face today: Should we talk to terrorists? Can we reason with religious fundamentalists? Is nonviolence practical? The story ends with a dramatic trial that speaks to the victims of terrorism—the families whose mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters Angulimala has murdered. It asks whether it is possible for them to forgive. Or whether it is even desirable. No one can read The Buddha and the Terrorist without thinking about the root causes of terrorism, about good and evil, about justice and forgiveness, about the kind of place we want the world to be, and, most importantly, about the most productive and practical way to get there. The wisdom within this book provides “a crucial alternative to the unending cycle of bloodshed and retaliation” (Booklist). “This kind of parable has a calming effect on the mind. The change in outlook from anger to compassion is also contagious, also powerful.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review “A challenging story, beautifully written, most pertinent and relevant to our time.” —Deepak Chopra
Category: Fiction

The Sutra Of Hui Neng Grand Master Of Zen

Author : Thomas Cleary
ISBN : 9780834825413
Genre : Religion
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Hui-neng (638–713) is perhaps the most beloved and respected figure in Zen Buddhism. An illiterate woodcutter who attained enlightenment in a flash, he became the Sixth Patriarch of Chinese Zen, and is regarded as the founder of the "Sudden Enlightenment" school. He is the supreme exemplar of the fact that neither education nor social background has any bearing on the attainment of enlightenment. This collection of his talks, also known as the Platform or Altar Sutra, is the only Zen record of its kind to be generally honored with the appellation sutra, or scripture. The Sutra of Hui-neng is here accompanied by Hui-neng's verse-by-verse commentary on the Diamond Sutra—in its very first published English translation ever.
Category: Religion

Literature East West

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ISBN : UOM:39015032106802
Genre : Literature
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Diplomatarium Anglicum Aevi Saxonici

Author : Benjamin Thorpe
ISBN : 9781584779247
Genre : History
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Containing: Miscellaneous Charters; Wills; Guilds; Manumissions And Acquittances, With A Translation Of The Anglo-Saxon.
Category: History

Author : Ryōkan
ISBN : UOM:39015080863007
Genre : Literary Collections
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Poetry. Asian Studies. Translated by Larry Smith and Mei Hui Liu Huang. One hundred poems by Japan's great poet Taigu Ryokan (1758-1831) included in English, original Chinese, and in Japanese, translated by poets Mei Hui Liu Huang and Larry Smith. With an introduction, "Taigu Ryokan: Great Fool," by Larry Smith. "These poems, wise and direct, have been rightly treasured for centuries because of the way they expand the mind and refresh the spirit. That is their nature in their original language, and Smith and Huang have managed, with great care and affection, to recreate that nature in English"--David Young, poet and translator.
Category: Literary Collections

The Power Of God

Author : J. Fluga
ISBN : 9780595372904
Genre : Fiction
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The One Great God unleashes an awesome, overwhelming display of His power in ancient Yen. It is the culmination of events set in motion when the Lesser God Akiida enters the land of Yen to bring an understanding that The One Great God exists and is above all their present Gods. Monumental problems constantly cascade down upon his shoulders. Handling them is particularly difficult because The One Great God has decreed that Akiida should accomplish his mission as a finite being, and not use his spiritual abilities. Thus as a finite person, Akiida battles against the forces of man and nature in his endeavor. The major catastrophe steadily approaching is the rising river. An unending downpour feeds the surging river. The monster threatens to burst the weakening dykes and destroy the palace city and Yen. The peasants with their primitive tools desperately try to save their city and land by digging a large canal that will divert some of the raging torrent. Even though they begin to see only failure, they work stoically on until their worst fears are realized. At this crisis point all look to the One Great God, for in Him rests life or death!
Category: Fiction

Monumenta Nipponica

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ISBN : UVA:X000502528
Genre : Civilization, Oriental
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Includes section "Reviews".
Category: Civilization, Oriental