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The Banyan Deer

The Banyan Deer Author Rafe Martin
ISBN-10 9781458783905
Release 2010-10-01
Pages 40
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His inspiring tale reminds us that no one can be truly at peace unless all beings have a chance for peace, freedom, and happiness. The Banyan Deer is a wonderful, heart-warming gift for anyone who loves a great story. This beautiful hardcover edition will delight both adults and children alike.


Birdwing Author Rafe Martin
ISBN-10 0439908450
Release 2007
Pages 359
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Prince Ardwin, known as Birdwing, the youngest of six brothers turned into swans by their stepmother, is unable to complete the transformation back into human form, so he undertakes a journey to discover whether his feathered arm will be a curse or a blessing to him.

Samsara Dog

Samsara Dog Author Helen Manos
ISBN-10 1921504110
Release 2006
Pages 35
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Samsara Dog lived many lives. Some of his lives were long. Some lasted only a few days. Dog never remembered them. He lived each life as it came until one day he learned the most important lesson of all. Now new in paperback, with a brand new cover, this hauntingly beautiful picture book tells looks at life, love and dying from a Buddhist perspective. Helen Manos is a South Australian author and practising Buddhist. The idea for Samsara Dog arose because Helen, 'wanted to write a book for children that showed the idea of reincarnation in as natural a way as possible.' Her books include Rules of the Game, Roller Blaze, Snapshots, Spider Killer and Me and Lucky Baby Yak. Julie Vivas is one of Australia's foremost illustrators. Best known for her illustrations for Possum Magic by Mem Fox, her very distinctive watercolour style is seen in such well-known books as The Nativity, Let the Celebrations Begin, Let's Eat and Hello Baby and Puffling. First published in Australia in 2007, and since released in Indonesia and the USA, Julie notes that 'Samsara Dog was an exciting challenge to illustrate. I worked daily with Dog for more than two years. There were times when he was difficult and elusive to capture. But I grew to love him. I look forward to seeing how Dog fares in his next life in paperback - out there with his readers.'

The Cat Who Went to Heaven

The Cat Who Went to Heaven Author Elizabeth Coatsworth
ISBN-10 9781442465886
Release 2012-05-15
Pages 96
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In ancient Japan, a struggling artist is angered when his housekeeper brings home a tiny white cat he can barely afford to feed. But when the village’s head priest commissions a painting of the Buddha for a healthy sum, the artist softens toward the animal he believes has brought him luck. According to legend, the proud and haughty cat was denied the Buddha’s blessing for refusing to accept his teachings and pay him homage. So when the artist, moved by compassion for his pet, includes the cat in his painting, the priest rejects the work and decrees that it must be destroyed. It seems the artist’s life is ruined as well—until he is rewarded for his act of love by a Buddhist miracle. This timeless fable has been a classic since its first publication in 1930, and this beautifully reillustrated edition brings the magic and wonder of the tale to a new generation of readers.

The Stories of the Lotus Sutra

The Stories of the Lotus Sutra Author Gene Reeves
ISBN-10 9780861719235
Release 2010-05-10
Pages 384
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Stories are ancient and wondrous tools with the mysterious power to transform lives. And the stories and parables of the Lotus Sutra-one of the world's great religious scriptures and most influential texts-are among the most fascinating and dramatic. In this fun, engaging, and plain-English book, Gene Reeves-the translator of Wisdom's critically acclaimed and bestselling edition of the Lotus Sutra-presents the most memorable and remarkable of the Lotus Sutra's many stories and parables, along with a distillation of his decades of reflection on them in an accessible, inspiring, and naturally illuminating way. The Stories of the Lotus Sutra is the perfect companion to Reeve's breathtaking translation of this scriptural masterpiece as well as a thoroughly enjoyable stand-alone volume for those who want to bring the inspiring teachings of the bodhisattva path into their daily lives.

The Buddhist Catechism

The Buddhist Catechism Author Henry Steel Olcott
ISBN-10 9781775415275
Release 2009-06-01
Pages 159
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A founding member of the Theosophical Society, and perhaps the first well-known European to convert to Buddhism, Henry Steel Olcott made a lasting contribution with his Buddhist Catechism of 1881. Seeing Buddhism with a Westernized scientific eye, the work is given in the same question and answer structure used in the Christian Catechism. David McMahan wrote of Olcott that he "allied Buddhism with scientific rationalism in implicit criticism of orthodox Christianity, but went well beyond the tenets of conventional science in extrapolating from the Romantic and Transcendentalist influenced 'occult sciences' of the nineteenth century."

The World Before this One

The World Before this One Author Rafe Martin
ISBN-10 0590379763
Release 2002
Pages 195
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After Crow and his grandmother are cast out of the Seneca tribe because they are unable to help make war, Crow hears the voice of the Storytelling Stone and comes to realize his own power to effect change, in a novel about the first boy storyteller.

My Kalulu Prince King and Slave

My Kalulu  Prince  King  and Slave Author Henry Morton Stanley
ISBN-10 UCLA:L0063909113
Release 1873
Pages 432
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A novel by Henry Stanley regarding an African prince pressed into slavery. Based on observations made during his historic search for Livingstone.

Eat Pray Love

Eat  Pray  Love Author Elizabeth Gilbert
ISBN-10 9780747585664
Release 2007-03-05
Pages 349
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The Number One international bestseller, Eat, Pray Love is a journey around the world, a quest for spiritual enlightenment and a story for anyone who has battled with divorce, depression and heartbreak.

The death shot

The death shot Author Mayne Reid
ISBN-10 OXFORD:600075875
Release 1873
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The death shot has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The death shot also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The death shot book for free.

Victorian Worthies

Victorian Worthies Author George Henry Blore
ISBN-10 1354205251
Release 2015-12-27
Pages 424
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


Heartwork Author Dale L. Goldstein
ISBN-10 0978960610
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 175
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Heartwork is a synthesis of western psychological processes and eastern meditative techniques developed by psychotherapist and teacher Dale Goldstein from over 37 years of personal and professional work. In Heartwork: How to Get What You Really, REALLY Want, Goldstein brings Heartwork to life through compelling, illuminating teachings and personal stories. His tools for mindfully inquiring into what blocks us from having what we really want in life are ideal for those who find the standard psychological approach to personal growth too limited. Through Heartwork, readers learn to see their blocks as doorways to the spiritual, and the result is nothing short of complete personal transformation. Beautifully illustrated by award-winning graphic designer Richard Wehrman, the book is filled with inspiring poetry and quotations, as well as testimonials from those who have used Heartwork to profoundly change their lives. The hardcover is $39.95, and includes a CD with music and guided meditations.

The Disguises of the Demon

The Disguises of the Demon Author Gail Hinich Sutherland
ISBN-10 0791406210
Release 1991
Pages 233
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Among the most ancient deities of South Asia, the yaksstraddles the boundaries between popular and textual traditions in both Hinduism and Buddhism and both benevolent and malevolent facets. As a figure of material plenty, the yaksis epitomized as Kubera, god of wealth and king of the yaks In demonic guise, the yaksis related to a large family of demonic and quasi-demonic beings, such as nagas, gandharvas, raksand the man-eating pisaacas. Translating and interpreting texts and passages from the Vedic literature, the Hindu epics, the Puranas, Kalidasa's Meghaduta, and the Buddhist Jataka Tales, Sutherland traces the development and transformation of the elusive yaksfrom an early identification with the impersonal absolute itself to a progressively more demonic and diminished terrestrial characterization. Her investigation is set within the framework of a larger inquiry into the nature of evil, misfortune, and causation in Indian myth and religion.

The Song of the Bird

The Song of the Bird Author Anthony De Mello
ISBN-10 9780307805430
Release 2016-07-05
Pages 192
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"Every one of these stories is about YOU." --Anthony de Mello Everyone loves stories; and in this book the bestselling author of Sadhana: A Way to God shares 124 stories and parables from a variety of traditions both ancient and modern. Each story resonates with life lessons that can teach us inescapable truths about ourselves and our world. De Mello's international acclaim rests on his unique approach to contemplation and ability to heighten self-awareness and self-discovery. His is a holistic approach, and in the words of one reviewer: "his mysticism cuts across all times and peoples and is truly a universal invitation." The Song of the Bird uses the familiar yet enduring medium of the story to illustrate profound realities that bring us in touch with the problems and concerns of daily life, as well as with our common spiritual quest. The aim is to develop the art of tasting and feeling the message of each story to the point that we are transformed. "Let the story speak to your heart, not to your brain," the author directs. "This may make something of a mystic out of you." Enhanced by lovely ink drawings, this is indeed a volume to treasure, to share, and to read many times over, for it is everyone's best companion on the road to spiritual growth.

Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon

Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon Author Sir James Emerson Tennent
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P00409207K
Release 1868
Pages 500
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Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon book for free.

The Book of Ser Marco Polo the Venetian

The Book of Ser Marco Polo  the Venetian Author Marco Polo
ISBN-10 RMS:RMS1LSO$000006365$$$Q
Release 1875
Pages 581
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The Book of Ser Marco Polo the Venetian has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Book of Ser Marco Polo the Venetian also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Book of Ser Marco Polo the Venetian book for free.

Buddhist legends

Buddhist legends Author Charles Rockwell Lanman
ISBN-10 8120820711
Release 1921
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The Dhammapada commentary is in the main a compilation of Buddhist legends and tales ascribed to Buddhaghosa.