Richard A Gabriel's God's Generals: The Military Lives of Moses, the Buddha and PDF

By Richard A Gabriel

It is among the extra startling proof of army heritage that the founders of 3 of the 4 'great religions'—Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam—were additionally comprehensive box generals with wide adventure in commanding males in conflict. this type of, Muhammad, fought 8 battles and was once wounded two times, as soon as nearly fatally. one other, Siddhartha Gautama (later to develop into the Buddha), witnessed lots battlefield carnage that he suffered a mental cave in. Moses had turn into rather a lot a 'god-intoxicated' character, it's a moderate suspicion that he, just like the Buddha, used to be murdered. certainly, had the reports of those males in battle no longer been such a success, it really is particularly attainable that their achievements as spiritual leaders may by no means have happened. For all 3, struggle and faith have been so heavily intertwined of their personalities that it really is tricky to determine the place the impact of 1 ended and the opposite started. This e-book makes an attempt to discover the army lives of Moses, the Buddha and Muhammad, and the function their battle reviews performed of their spiritual lives.

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Download e-book for kindle: The New Eight Steps to Happiness: The Buddhist Way of Loving by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

By Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

an in depth and functional clarification of 1 of Buddhism's best-loved teachings, 8 Verses of educating the brain, by means of the good Tibetan Bodhisattva, Langri Tangpa. transparent equipment are easily provided for remodeling all life's problems into beneficial religious insights, for making improvements to our relations, and for bringing better persistence, empathy and compassion into our lifestyle. those equipment have encouraged generations of Buddhist practitioners for nearly 1000 years, and taken lasting peace, thought and serenity to numerous humans. Now, with this e-book, Venerable Geshe Kelsang stocks the immeasurably wealthy perception of this historical knowledge to aid us locate better happiness and that means in our busy, sleek lives. With this revised presentation, the recent 8 Steps to Happiness, Venerable Geshe-la re-introduces us to the basic practices of teaching the brain. He not just demanding situations our whole figuring out of the area, but additionally demanding situations us to remodel ourself into the best being we will very likely become!

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Download e-book for kindle: A Path Beyond Suffering: Working the Buddhist Method by John Cunyus

By John Cunyus

lifestyles, as many folks adventure it, is filled with pain. agony arises from wish. We deal with agony simply to the level we deal with wish: triumph over wish and triumph over pain as well.

Buddhism bargains a time-tested, obtainable technique for overcoming affliction. although a few have an interest in Buddhism as a philosophy or a faith, i'm drawn to it as a patient.

As such, my objective in writing isn't really to transform you to a brand new faith or to place down your outdated one. it really is to assist us take care of soreness and reside extra absolutely. In that spirit, I invite you to percentage this historical strategy that also turns out clean and new.

John Cunyus
Dallas, Texas
2008

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True Perception: The Path of Dharma Art by Chogyam Trungpa,Judith L. Lief PDF

By Chogyam Trungpa,Judith L. Lief

actual artwork has the facility to rouse and unencumber. The well known meditation grasp and artist Chögyam Trungpa referred to as this kind of artwork "dharma art"—any inventive paintings that springs from an woke up frame of mind, characterised via directness, unselfconsciousness, and nonaggression. Dharma paintings presents a car to understand the character of items as they're and convey it with none fight or wish to in attaining. a piece of dharma paintings brings out the goodness and dignity of the placement it reflects—dignity that comes from the artist’s curiosity within the information of existence and experience of appreciation for event. Trungpa exhibits how the foundations of dharma paintings expand to daily life: any job grants a chance to sit back and open our senses to the exceptional global.

An multiplied version of Trungpa's Dharma Art (1996), this e-book features a new advent and essay.

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Download e-book for kindle: Mindful Emotion: A Short Course in Kindness by Paramabandhu Groves,Jed Shamel

By Paramabandhu Groves,Jed Shamel

This e-book is all approximately kindness behaviour education. The authors have drawn on their medical adventure in addition to Buddhism to advance a pragmatic direction in cultivating kindness, meant to counterpoint and increase different mindfulness-based ways. Amid the new explosion of secular mindfulness, their target is to reemphasize the significance of the guts, introducing the reader to quite a few methods of imminent kindness-based meditation, in addition to to find out how to positioned kindness into perform in day-by-day life.

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Download PDF by Pingshi Xiao: Signless Buddha-Mindfulness

By Pingshi Xiao

utilizing a step by step procedure and a couple of useful suggestions, this ebook teaches the Dharma-door of signless Buddha-mindfulness, a big process that permits a Buddhist practitioner to quickly in attaining one-pointed psychological focus they by no means proposal they can. skillability in signless Buddha-mindfulness brings large merits to one’s Dharma cultivation. Aided by means of the facility of in-motion meditative focus won from this technique, the practitioners with right stipulations are able to see the Buddha-nature, and those that are outfitted with the advantages from attaining the 3 natural Blessed Deeds can take rebirth at their will in any Buddha’s natural land on the finish of the present life.

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New PDF release: Novice to Master: An Ongoing Lesson in the Extent of My Own

By Soko Morinaga,Belenda Attaway Yamakawa

each person loves Novice to Master! As you will see within the sparkling endorsements and reports incorporated less than, this contemporary religious vintage has been embraced via readers of all types.

In his singularly funny and biitingly direct means, Zen abbot Soko Morinaga tells the tale of his rigorous education at a jap Zen temple, his non secular progress and his interactions together with his scholars and others. Morinaga's voice is uniquely tuned to the reality of the of the human brain and spirit and his reflections and interpretations are unvarnished and succinct. His excellent gift is the facility to raise the spirit of the reader all of the whereas exposing the humility and weak point within the lives of individuals, none extra so than his own.

Read directly to see what everybody from Publishers Weekly to recognized Buddhist figures or even New York Times bestselling writer Anthony Swofford need to say approximately this exclusive book!

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Wisdom in Exile: Buddhism and Modern Times - download pdf or read online

By Jampa Thaye

Buddhism speaks in an clever and compelling option to the vacancy on the middle of Western tradition. And but, regardless of the emigration of Buddhist academics to the West, regardless of translations of its classical texts, and regardless of many books on its middle teachings, Buddhism continues to be restricted to the outer edge of Western tradition, in small, suburban 'dharma facilities' and area of interest cultural spaces.

Why is it that Buddhism has now not but entered the mainstream of Western tradition? In exploring this question, Jampa Thaye surveys the stipulations less than which Buddhism has arrived within the modern West, delivering a desirable and unique perception into Buddhism's come upon with Western tradition and the Western mind.

"It starts off with loss. Our tradition appears person who is haunted through it. it truly is as though we glossy women and men have misplaced our feel of position on this planet, our position within the very rhythms of delivery and loss of life. at the present while humans degree their lives when it comes to recognition and repute, it occasionally turns out that not anything of worth remains...." - Lama Jampa Thaye, knowledge in Exile

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New PDF release: Pas si zen: La face cachée du Dalaï-Lama - Essais -

By Maxime Vivase

Prix Nobel de l. a. paix, le dalaï-lama, abrité sous sa toge safran, incarne le martyre d'un Tibet soumis au joug chinois. Symbole de sagesse, il rassemble les foules partout dans le monde. Sacralisé, adulé : qui remettrait en reason ce dieu vivant qui prétend porter avec lui l'espoir de liberté de tout un peuple ?

Maxime Vivas ose s'attaquer au mythe : et si le dalaï-lama était un théocrate qui remplit d'or les coffres de ses palais tandis que les Tibétains n'étaient que des serfs auxquels on refuse toute éducation ? Et si, en bon opportuniste, il tenait un discours changeant à l'égard des Chinois, tantôt amis, tantôt ennemis ? Et s'il faisait le jeu des Américains et de l. a. CIA davantage que celui des Tibétains qu'il prétend défendre ?

S'appuyant sur les propos mêmes du dalaï-lama, sur les témoignages de prosélytes ainsi que sur son propre voyage au Tibet, l'auteur dresse un portrait au vitriol de «Sa Sainteté» et nous démontre que tout n'est pas si zen au royaume de Bouddha.

Maxime Vivas, journaliste, est coadministrateur du web site d'information replacement legrandsoir.info. Il anime également une émission culturelle sur Radio Mon Païs et a été référent littéraire d'ATTAC-France. Il a publié l. a. face cachée de journalists sans frontières. De los angeles CIA aux faucons du Pentagone (Aden, 2007).

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