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Samayasara or Nature of Self

Posted on | December 1, 2016 | No Comments

samayasara-or-nature-of-self-pdfSamayasara or Nature of Self is a classic Jain discussion about the nature of the self and its relation to karma and moksha, meaning ultimate liberation or enlightenment. It was originally written more than 2.000 years ago, but this version has an introduction with comparisons between views and ideas about self in Christian, ancient Greek and newer European philosophical traditions.

Samayasara or Nature of Self
A classic Jain discussion about the nature of the self and its relation to karma and moksha, meaning ultimate liberation or enlightenment.
Written by: Sri Kunda Kunda
Published by: Bharatuya Jnanapitha, Kashi
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: None
Available in: Ebook

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Mundaka Upanishad PDF

Posted on | November 23, 2016 | No Comments

mundaka-upanishadThe Mundaka Upanishad – The bridge to Knowledge – is number 5 in the Muktika canon of 108 Upanishads of Hinduism and it is considered one of the primary Upanshads. Contrary to most other Upanishads the Mundaka is not used for rituals but for meditation and for teaching spiritual topics. The Mundaka Upanisad teaches among other things the way to complete liberation, the difference between higher and lower knowledge and the truth about the nature of Brahman, the Self.

Mundaka Upanishad - The Bridge to Knowledge
The Mundaka Upanisad teaches among other things the way to complete liberation.
Written by: Karan Singh
Published by: BHARATIYA VIDYA BHAVAN
Edition: First English
ISBN: None
Available in: Ebook

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Isopanisad – Isha Upanishad

Posted on | November 21, 2016 | No Comments

isopanisadIsopanisad or the Isha Upanishad is a part of the ancient Upanishades, the cornerstones of the Hindu religion. The Isopanisad is one of the more mystical ones and one of the oldest and shortest. It is here we find the core texts on Vedanta and the ideas of  Dvaita (dualism), Advaita (non-dualism) and Maya. This version was translated from the original sanskrit texts and it has commentaries by Kaulacarya Satyanande. If you are interested in other Upanishads do a search here on the site and stay tuned, I have more the coming weeks.

Isopanisad or the Isha Upanishad
The Isopanisad is one of the more mystical ones and one of the shortest Upanishades
Written by: Unknown ancient Hindu scholars
Published by: GANESH & Co.
Edition: Second Edition
ISBN: None
Available in: Ebook

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TRISHASHTI SHALAKA PURUSHA CARITRA VOL 1-6

Posted on | November 8, 2016 | 2 Comments

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Acharya Hemachandra

Trishasti Shalaka Purusa Caritra – is a major Indian saga and one of the cornerstones in the Jain system of belief, one of the oldest ascetic religions of India. The title translates to “Lives of Sixty-Three Great Men” or “The Lives of the Jain Elders” and it was written by the scholar Acharya Hemchandra Sur from the Shvetambara sect of Jainism in the 12th century. He was widely respected by all Jains but also in the entire sanskrit world of the time, since he wrote extensively in Prakrit, Sanskrit, Apabhramsha and Old Gujarati. These volumes are the English translations of the Trishasti Shalaka Purusa Caritra hagiographies of the 63 Great Men of the Jain tradition done by Dr. Helen Johnson and published for the first time in 1931 in India. The books describe the Jain saints, their asceticism and eventual liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth.

A major Indian saga and one of the cornerstones in the Jain system of belief.
Written by: Acharya Hemchandra Sur
Published by: Oriental Institute Baroda
Edition: First English
ISBN: None
Available in: Ebook

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Trishasti Shalaka Purusa Caritra 6

 

Philosophy of Dreams

Posted on | November 2, 2016 | No Comments

philosophy-of-dreamsPhilosophy of Dreams is a book about dreams, dream states and spiritual work with dreams. It states that it is possible for a dreamer to remain cognisant during his dream state of the fact that he is dreaming. By learning to be the witness of your thoughts in the waking state, you can be conscious in the dream state that you are dreaming. You can alter, stop or create your own thoughts in the dream state independently. You will be able to keep awake in the dream state. If the thoughts of the waking state are controlled, you can also control the dream thoughts. This books describes the techniques and history from a hindu perspective behind working with dream and it also challenges the reality of the awaken, daily life experience.

Philosophy of Dreams
By learning to be the witness of your thoughts in the waking state, you can be conscious in the dream state that you are dreaming.
Written by: Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj
Published by: THE DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY
Edition: World Wide Web (WWW) Edition: 2001
ISBN: None
Available in: Ebook

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The Complete works of Nostradamus PDF

Posted on | November 1, 2016 | No Comments

the-complete-works-of-nostradamusThe Complete works of Nostradamus compilied in one PDF. 1 March 1555 the french scientist, doctor and astrologist Michel de Nostredam, better known these days as Nostradamus, sat down and wrote the foreword to his spectacular work Centuria. Centuria means ‘a hundred’, and it might refer to the span of years his prophecies reaches.  The foreword is written to his son, and the work was dedicated only to his son César, because he Michel feared the consequences from Inquisition if his prophecies would be published.  He writes:

“On numerous occasions and over a long period of time I have predicted specific events far in advance, attributing all to the workings of divine power and inspiration, together with other fortunate or unfortunate happenings, foreseen in their full unexpectedness, which have already come to pass in various regions of the earth. Yet I have wished to remain silent and abandon my work because of the injustice not only of the present time by the Inquisition but also for most of
the future. So in conclusion, my son, take this gift from your father M. Nostradamus, who hopes you will understand each prophecy in every quatrain herein.”

The complete works of Nostradamus contains nearly 400 pages of prophecies, all of them written vaguely enough for many speculations. It has been said that he predicted the World Wars, 9/11  and how about this piece, could it be about Donald Trump?:

The false trumpet concealing maddness
will cause Byzantium to change its laws.
From Egypt there will go forth a man who wants
the edict withdrawn, changing money and standards.

The complete works of Nostradamus
The complete works of Nostradamus contains nearly 400 pages of prophecies, all of them written vaguely enough for many speculations. It has been said that he predicted the World Wars, 9/11 and many other histrical events.
Written by: Nostradamus - Michel de Nostredam
Published by: Holybooks.com
Edition: English translation from French
ISBN: None
Available in: Ebook

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Nicene and post-Nicene fathers of the Christian church

Posted on | October 24, 2016 | No Comments

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Nicene and post-Nicene fathers of the Christian church is an immense work in 14 volumes of early christian writings. It complements the series on the Ante-Nicene Fathers, we also have here on holybooks.com. Together the writings outline the progress of Christianity through the life and works of the very early christian scholars and thinkers that led to the foundation of the churches and the great theological controversies of the fourth through sixth centuries. These works have for decades been the standard reference for those interested in the church fathers, the origin of Christianity and history in general.

Nicene and post-Nicene fathers of the Christian church
The progress of Christianity through the life and works of the very early christian scholars and thinkers that led to the foundation of the churches and the great theological controversies of the fourth through sixth centuries.
Written by: Various
Published by: T. & T. Clark
Edition: First
ISBN: 978-1565630949
Available in: Ebook

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Asimov’s Guide to the Bible

Posted on | October 12, 2016 | No Comments

asimovs-guide-to-the-bible-the-old-and-new-testamentsAsimov’s Guide to the Bible is a huge classic companion to reading the Bible. In this version the two volumes has been compiled in a single. Asimov’s Guide to the Bible features a number of  maps and it goes through the books of the Bible in the order of the benchmark bible the King James Version and explains the historical and geographical setting of each one, including the political and historical influences that affected it, as well as biographical information about the main characters. Asimov’s Guide to the Bible is a huge fact based reference, almost 1.300 pages.

Asimov’s Guide to the Bible
Asimov’s Guide to the Bible is a classic companion to reading the Bible.
Written by: Isaac Asimov
Published by: Wings Books
Edition: First
ISBN: 0-517-34582-X
Available in: Ebook

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Starting Out Small

Posted on | October 7, 2016 | 1 Comment

starting-out-smallStarting Out Small by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu builds upon talks that Ajaan Lee gave to groups of people while they were meditating. Ajaan Lee  covers the questions that occur to people new to meditation. -Why meditate? How should I meditate? And why in that particular way? —and in his own style he provided not only straightforward answers to these questions but also vivid analogies, to help his listeners relate their meditation to familiar activities. One aspect of Ajaan Lee’s teachings that might strike you as foreign is his analysis of the body into four properties: earth, fire, water, and wind. This mode of analysis dates back to the time of the Buddha, although Ajaan Lee develops it in a distinctive way. Think of this analysis, not as an attempt at biology or chemistry, but as a way of analyzing how the body feels from the inside. This is an aspect of awareness often overlooked and that, in English at least, we have a poor vocabulary for describing.

This expanded 2016 edition contains translations of two new talks that have never been published before—“Merit” and “On Target”—along with complete translations of the talks “The Art of Letting Go” and “At the Tip of Your Nose,” both of which were excerpted in Lessons in Samādhi.

Starting Out Small
Starting Out Small by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu builds upon talks that Ajaan Lee gave to groups of people while they were meditating.
Written by: Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu
Published by: Metta Forest Monastery
Edition: Expanded 2016 version
ISBN: None
Available in: Ebook

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Dhamma Verses – Dhammapada A Book of Ethical Teachings

Posted on | September 29, 2016 | No Comments

dhamma-versesThe Dhammapada is probably the most popular book in the Pāḷi Canon, and has had innumerable translations into most modern languages. The timeless ethical teachings contained in these verses are still considered relevant to people’s lives, and they are presented as a guide to living well. Together with the commentarial stories that accompany the verses, along with the Jataka verses and stories, they have formed the backbone of the teaching of Buddhist ethics for well over 2,000 years. The verses and stories are well known in traditional Theravāda Buddhist cultures, and most born and brought up in those societies will be able to recite many of the verses, and relate the stories that go with them, even from a young age.
This is not at all surprising as the verses are often memorable, and the stories that accompany them equally so. They provided a framework for understanding what are good and bad actions, and what the consequences of both will be, which is central to the Buddhist teaching on ethics.

The collection consists of 423 verses, organised into twenty-six chapters, most of which are fairly short.

Dhamma Verses
The Dhammapada is probably the most popular book in the Pāḷi Canon, and has had innumerable translations into most modern languages.
Written by: Annandajoti Bhikku
Published by: Annandajoti Bhikku
Edition: First
ISBN: None
Available in: Ebook

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