Krishna: the Beautiful Legend of God by Anonymous, Visit Amazon's Edwin F. Bryant Page, search

By Anonymous, Visit Amazon's Edwin F. Bryant Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Edwin F. Bryant,

The attractive Legend of God comprises the 10th and most vital ebook within the well known Indian epic Srimad Bhagavata Purana, that is the significant resource for the tale of Krishna, worshipped through many Hindus because the best Being. dedicated to Krishna’s dazzling incarnation, this choice of sacred stories recounts his early life and youth within the forests of Vrindavan: fiddling with his pals, dallying amorously with cowherd maidens, and stealing butter to feed the monkeys. Krishna emerges from those episodes as an instantly enticing determine, and the tales have encouraged generations of artists, musicians, poets, sculptors, and dramatists. additionally they include invaluable insights into Hindu perspectives on such issues as production, cosmography, and the background of the subcontinent.

Making its first visual appeal as a Penguin vintage, this version of The appealing Legend of God contains an creation, thesaurus of Sanskrit phrases, pronunciation advisor and bibliography. 

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved by means of introductions and notes by way of unique students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Opening the Dragon Gate: The Making of a Modern Taoist by Chen Kaiguo, Zheng Shunchao, Visit Amazon's Thomas Cleary

By Chen Kaiguo, Zheng Shunchao, Visit Amazon's Thomas Cleary Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Thomas Cleary,

This approved biography of the modern Taoist specialist Wang Liping (1949 -) tells the genuine tale of his apprenticeship in Taoist wizardry, in addition to Taoist rules and secrets and techniques of internal transformation. The 18th-generation transmitter of Dragon Gate Taoism, Wang Liping is inheritor to a convention of esoteric wisdom and perform amassed and sophisticated over 11 centuries. this can be the 1st English translation through famous author Thomas Cleary of the approved biography by means of longtime disciples of this residing grasp of the Dragon Gate department of the entire truth college of Taoism, which built-in Buddhism and Confucianism right into a finished new type of Taoism.

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The Golden Chain: An Anthology of Pythagorean and Platonic by Algis Uzdavinys, John Finamore

By Algis Uzdavinys, John Finamore

The aim of the traditional philosophers used to be to appreciate find out how to dwell in concord with nature and to go beyond the constraints imposed through experience event and discursive reasoning.

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Feng Shui. Secrets of Chinese Geomancy by Richard Creightmore

By Richard Creightmore

What is the traditional mystery of chinese language sages? How does it have an effect on our courting with the dwelling atmosphere? Is there an easy approach to retain the fragile concord among humankind and the flora and fauna? Feng shui-which potential actually "wind water"-provides functional suggestions to prime a extra balanced lifestyles. filled with outdated prints and geomantic ideas, this small publication provides the basic thoughts and profound truths of feng shui with infrequent simplicity and beauty.

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Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving by Chade-Meng Tan

By Chade-Meng Tan

For the advantages of meditation to develop into commonly available to humanity, it can't simply be the area of bald humans in humorous gowns dwelling in mountains, or small teams of latest Age fogeys in San Francisco. Meditation must develop into "real." It must align with the lives and pursuits of genuine people.
—from Search inside of Yourself

Early Google engineer and private development pioneer Chade-Meng Tan first designed Search inside of Yourself as a well-liked direction at Google meant to remodel the paintings and lives of the easiest and brightest at the back of some of the most cutting edge, winning, and ecocnomic companies on this planet . . . and now it may possibly do a similar for you. Meng has distilled emotional intelligence right into a set of useful and confirmed instruments and talents that any one can study and strengthen.

Created in collaboration with a Zen grasp, a CEO, a Stanford college scientist, and Daniel Goleman (the man who actually wrote the publication on emotional intelligence), this application is grounded in technological know-how and expressed in a manner that even a skeptical, compulsively pragmatic, engineering-oriented mind like Meng's can strategy. no matter if your goal is to minimize pressure and bring up health and wellbeing, heighten concentration and creativity, develop into extra confident and resilient, construct pleasant relationships, or simply prevail, the abilities supplied by way of Search within Yourself will turn out precious for you. this can be your consultant to bettering productiveness and creativity, discovering that means and achievement on your paintings and existence, and experiencing profound peace, compassion, and happiness whereas doing so.

Search within Yourself finds how one can calm your brain on call for and go back it to a average kingdom of happiness, deepen self-awareness in a manner that fosters self-confidence, harness empathy and compassion into impressive management, and construct hugely efficient collaborations according to belief and obvious conversation. In different phrases, Search inside of Yourself exhibits you ways to develop internal pleasure whereas succeeding at your paintings. Meng writes: "Some humans purchase books that train them to be loved; others purchase books that train them to achieve success. This publication teaches you either. you're so lucky."

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Stripping the Gurus by Geoffrey D. Falk

By Geoffrey D. Falk

Ramakrishna was once a homoerotic pedophile.His leader disciple, Vivekananda, visited brothels in India.Krishnamurti carried on an affair for over 20 years with the spouse of an outstanding pal. Chogyam Trungpa drank himself into an early grave. certainly one of Adi Da's 9 "wives" was once a former Playboy centerfold. Bhagwan Rajneesh sniffed guffawing fuel to get excessive. Andrew Cohen, guru and writer of what's Enlightenment? journal, via his personal said admission occasionally feels "like a god."These are average of the "wizened sages" to whom otherwise-sensible humans provide their devotion and unquestioning obedience, surrendering their independence, dedication, and life's rate reductions within the desire of understanding for themselves an analogous "enlightenment" as they ascribe to the "perfect, God-realized" master.Why?Is it for being emotionally susceptible and "brainwashed," because the "anti-cultists" assert? Or for being "willingly psychologically seduced," because the apologists unsympathetically counter, convinced that they themselves are "too clever" to ever fall into a similar capture? Or have devotees easily walked, with naively open hearts and thirsty souls, into inherent dynamics of strength and obedience that have confirmed themselves in vintage mental stories from Milgram to Zimbardo, and to which every one among us is weak each day of our lives?Like the proud "Rude Boy" Cohen allegedly stated, with fun, according to the apprehensive breakdown of 1 of his committed fans: "It may well take place to anybody of you."Don't enable it occur to you. do not get suckered in. Be ready. be told. discover what reportedly is going on behind the curtain in even the simplest of our world's non secular communities.You can begin via examining this ebook.

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The Essential Chuang Tzu by Zhuangzi, Sam Hamill, Jerome P. Seaton

By Zhuangzi, Sam Hamill, Jerome P. Seaton

     The Chuang Tzu has been translated into English a number of instances, yet by no means with the freshness, accessibility, and accuracy of this extraordinary rendering. the following the immediacy of Chuang Tzu's language is restored in a idiom that's either thoroughly clean and precise to the unique textual content. This specific collaboration among one in every of America's most efficient poet-translators and a number one chinese language pupil offers the so-called "Inner Chapters" of the textual content, in addition to vital decisions from different chapters inspiration to were written by way of Chuang Tzu's disciples.      

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The Tai Chi Manual by Robert Parry

By Robert Parry

Tai Chi is a kind of "moving meditation" for the physique, brain and spirit. This handbook introduces the fast yang shape in a dependent studying programme. it's divided into 8 classes with warm-up routines; then the publication demonstrates the activities essential to practice the eight-minute "dance". each one stance is followed by way of foot diagrams which point out the necessary place, orientation and weight distribution. The future health advantages of Tai Chi are mentioned partly of the ebook. This part additionally introduces routines that may be performed with a companion.

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The Justice Broker: Lawyers and Ordinary Litigation by Herbert M. Kritzer

By Herbert M. Kritzer

In legislations, as in different places, the standard is overshadowed within the well known and educational literature by way of the dramatic and sensational. whereas the function and behaviour of legal professionals within the operation of our felony justice method has been heavily scrutinized, relatively little study has been dedicated to the way during which attorneys litigate the day by day civil (non-criminal) instances that contain the enormous bulk of the workload in country and federal courts. initially commissioned by means of the U.S. division of Justice, this can be the 1st complete nationwide research of the U.S. civil justice method. Kritzer analyzes 1600 situations regarding 1400 lawyers in 5 federal judicial districts. analyzing the historical past, studies, day by day actions, and outlook of civil attorneys, Kritzer reveals that the paintings of attorneys combines the jobs of the pro and the dealer in lots of aeas of standard litigation. Arguing that attorneys' habit has to be understood partly as a sort of brokerage among the buyer and the felony procedure, he means that the jobs of execs and agents be regarded as enhances instead of possible choices within the justice method, and concludes via recommending that legal professionals' monopoly on advocacy in civil litigation be constrained. an attractive, lucidly written learn, The Justice Broker can be of particular curiosity to practising attorneys and felony scholars.

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