powerful simplicity of Buddhist teachings can resonate throughout our days and nights by one or two-line quotation from a seminal Buddhist text. The infinite wisdom of this religion has touched people from all walks of life from all over the world. This rich traditional and cultivating practice 365 Buddha provides a single thought - a piece of wisdom to carry with one - for each day of the year. Filled with thought provoking and inspiring quotations from the greatest Buddhist teachers throughout history including Dogen Suzuki Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama 365 BUDDHA is an invaluable resource and companion for living
ABOUT PEACE 108 Ways to be at Peace When Things Are Out of Control Scott Shaw
These are Zen meditations for modern times -- cold comfort, maybe, for some of us who might want platitudes and the promise of peacefulness being handed to us on a silver platter. Because, as Shaw points out, conflict is a part of life. Zen Buddhism was even founded in conflict. No one can give anyone else peace. Peace comes to those who seek it -- in the moment and for the moment only. The pace of lives continues to accelerate, though, with more and more demands being placed on us by both others and ourselves. This collection, aimed at gaining inner peace, is wonderfully suited to the breakneck pace of our lives today. The future is too full of work, laundry, family, and other commitments -- not to mention the unknown. The past is gone. There's no time like the present to make like the eye of the hurricane and choose to be at peace with ourselves.
The 108 meditations in this book offer a very contemporary respite from internal and external conflict. Their number and their form, however, is steeped in tradition. One-hundred-and-eight is a sacred number in Buddhism, where there is also the tradition of meditating with malas -- strung beads, which come in multiples of nine -- 27, 56, or 108.
Their form follows Buddhist tradition as well -- they're modern koans, or riddles to ponder, and dharma stories.
The teaching aspect of Agasha's manifestion-a compilation of 16 talks by Agasha and others on a variety of subjects.
This second volume of the Agashan teachings covers reincarnation, life in the ethereal world after so-called physical death, your evolutionary journey through the Cosmos, and your final manifestation as a veritable god in the great consciousness of the Pillars of Light.
AHAM DA ASMI (BELOVED I AM DA) Book One from The Heart Of The Adidam Revelation
The "Late-Time" Avataric Revelation Of The True and Spiritual Divine Person (The egoless Personal Presence Of Reality and Truth, Which Is The Only Real God) Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj
The Five Books Of The Heart Of The Adidam Revelation Book One: The Late- Time Avataric Revelation Of The True and Spiritual Divine Person (The egoless Personal Presence Of Reality and Truth Which Is The Only Real God). I am joy even beyond every reason for it. And the joy of being (as I am) is the great secret I have come to reveal to the Heart of Man. - Avatar Adi Da Samraj Avatar Adi Da Samraj fully Reveals Himself as the Living Divine Person and Proclaims His Infinite and Undying Love for all and All. That God can actually incarnate in human form once seemed unbelievable to me. It breaks my heart that there are so many who have not yet found out that Avatar Adi Da Samraj is here. - Charmian Anderson
ALPHA STRATEGY AND THE OMEGA STRATEGY Truth For Real Series, Number 11 Ruchira Avatar Adi da Samraj
The alpha strategy and the omega generally correspond to the oriental and the occidental strategies of culture. These two strategic points of view are apparently in conflict with one and another and indeed historically this has been the case. That conflict is itself one of the principal conditional signs of human struggle within the context of conditional nature.
ART OF WAR - SPIRITUALITY FOR CONFLICT Annotated & Explained Sun Tzu
Translated & Annotation by Thomas Huynh
Written 2,500 years ago by Chinese general Sun Tzu, THE ART OF WAR is a masterpiece of military strategy still used in war colleges around the world. Yet its principles transcend warfare and have practical applications to all the conflicts and crises we face in our lives - in our workplaces, our families, even within ourselves.
Thomas Huynh guides you through Sun Tzu's masterwork, highlighting principles that encourage a perceptive and spiritual approach to conflict, enabling you to:
· Prevent conflicts before they arise
· Peacefully resolve conflicts when they do arise
· Act with courage, intelligence and benevolence in adversarial situations
· Convert potential enemies into friends
· Control your emotions before they control you
ATTUNEMENTS FOR DAWN AND DUSK Music to Enhance Morning and Evening Meditation Harish Johari
Drawing upon ancient Indian ragas or musical compositions Harish Johari has created meditation music especially for the early morning and evening hours. Traditionally ragas are inspired by and reflect sounds of nature--such as birds insects rivers and wind--which change in quality depending upon the hour of the day. The CDs include Flute for Dawn ideal for meditation before sunrise. This is followed by Tambura for Morning Meditation which can be played in the early hours following sunrise. It also features Flute and Bird for Dusk incorporating actual bird calls that in nature announce the close of day. The droning sound of the tambura in the final piece Tambura Evening Meditation has sympathetic overtones that subtly influence the nervous system. The music on this two-CD set is produced on authentic Indian instruments - the flute tambura and swarmandal. The tambura produces a dull repetitive sound that includes unusual overtones capable of alleviating suffering. The organic rich tones have a soothing effect on the sympathetic nervous system internal organs endocrine glands and blood chemistry. Listening to the compositions puts us back in harmony with our natural environment regulates our moods and provides spiritual inspiration.
The healing sound of the eternal mantra AUM (OM) sung continuously to the accompaniment of tamboura the traditional instrument of India. The soothing voice of Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) chants throughout this timeless album. The ancient mantra AUM can quiet the mind and heal the soul. (cdxs, cdxm)
AUTHENTICITY Clearing the Junk: A Buddhist Perspective Venerable Yifa
Do you find yourself overwhelmed by junk? Is your house full of stuff you don't know what to do with? Do you eat too much unhealthy food? Are you involved in destructive relationships? Do you find yourself surrounded by trivialities or engaged in meaningless conversation? Do you feel there's little of value in your life?
If the answer to any of these questions is "yes," then you need to read AUTHENTICITY. Clearly and compassionately, Ven. Yifa explores junk in all its ramifications: junk food, junk stuff, junk relationships, junk communication and junk thoughts and feelings. She shows how our obsession with materialism, convenience and the fast-paced nature of our society is diminishing our ability to connect wholeheartedly with others and making it harder for us to lead authentic lives. Through consciously separating out what is junk from what is genuine, she says, and through practising right-mindedness, we can gain equanimity, clarity of purpose, true friendship and the ultimate realisation of our Buddha-nature.
AYURVEDA A LIFE OF BALANCE A Life of Balance - The Wise Earth Guide to Ayurvedic Nutrition and Body Types with Recipes and Remedies Maya Tiwari
This book is a profound but practical testament to the healing power of balanced living and shows how Ayurveda's ancient principles of health can help you achieve the highest levels of physical emotional and spiritual well-being. Tiwari provides a thorough profile of the seven body types and the foods best suited to each. Her book is the first to include a complete discussion of the personality or psychospiritual attributes of the Ayurvedic body types as well as food charts seasonal menus and recommended daily routines for each type. A chapter on sadhanas focuses on activities of the hearth home garden and community that activate our cognitive memory of right living. An extensive section of uncomplicated recipes keyed to the body types and another on home remedies help provide a painless transition to a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle.
BASIC BUDDHISM Exploring Buddhism and Zen Master Nan Huai Chin Translated by J C Cleary
Nan Huai Chin, a learned representative of the Chinese Buddhist tradition, explores the many different schools of Buddhism and the many stories surrounding the life of Buddha. He explains various philosophical trends in Buddhism and the aspects it hastaken on throughout Asia, Europe, and America. For a solid understanding of Buddhism, this book is clearly indispensable reading! With index.
BEAUTY WITHOUT THE BEASTS A Guide to Cruelty-Free Personal Care Heather Chase
Today's consumers are increasingly conscious of animal-testing, choosing to shop for products that were not tested on animals. This book provides the information and tools to help consumers choose animal-friendly skin care products, apparel, foods, entertainment, and more. It contains specific product guidelines as well as background information on products that contain animal parts and how you can avoid them. Beautifully written and illustrated with 35 b/w illustrations.
BECOMING KUAN YIN The Evolution of Compassion Stephen Levine
In his long career as a poet, Buddhist teacher, spiritual advisor, and writer, Stephen Levine has changed our understanding of death and dying. In BECOMING KUAN YIN, Levine's first new book in many years, he turns to the legend of Kuan Yin, the bodhistitva venerated by East Asian Buddhists for her compassion.
In BECOMING KUAN YIN, Levine shares the tale of Miao Shan, born centuries ago to a cruel king who wanted her to marry a wealthy but uncaring man. This is the story of how Miao Shan refused to follow the path her father had in mind and, instead, became Kuan Yin, the first acknowledged female bodhisattva who is revered by millions.
Levine weaves together story and practice and helps readers discover their own infinite capacity for mercy and compassion under difficult circumstances. This book will have resonance for Kuan Yin's millions of followers as the friend of the dying and those who work with them.
"Becoming Kuan Yin follows her very difficult and remarkably beautiful path to Bodhisattva and ultimately completed Buddha nature. It is a semi-fictional tale composed of myth and the true nature of practice. She was Miao Shan, a gifted human being on an arduous merciful path, long before she came to be referenced as a celestial."—from the book
CDs of Ramtha's Teachings From Advanced Evening, April 29, 1992 Track Sequences Disc 1 1. Toast and Query 2. Ramtha's Controversial Truth 3. Being a Student of the Great Work 4. Ramtha's Mission and Message 5. View of Potentials and Realities 6. Accepting Knowledge and Experience from the Teacher 7. The Inspiration to Change 8. Disciples of Outrageous Truth 9. Awakening the Immortal God of Humanity 10. God vs. Emotional Humans 11. Behind the Mask 12. When Ramtha First Arrived on the Scene 13. Limited Abilities of Psychics and Mediums Disc 2 1. Mission to Teach: Behold God 2. Surrendering to the Entity Behind the Mask 3. Runners of the Power of God Bonus Teaching (from the Beginning Assay 9/21/96) 4. A Brief History of Religion 5. Difference Between Gurus, Yogis, and this School 6. Our Kingdom to Come 7. Waking Up Inside the Human Body 8. Reremembering the Spiritual Quality of What we Are 9. Our Unique Journey to the Core of Being Spiritual 2 discs (cdxs)
BEYOND THE CULTIC TENDENCY IN RELIGION AND IN SECULAR SOCIETY Truth For Real Series, Number 4 Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj
Guru Cultism is a tendency that has always been present in the religious and spiritual traditions of mankind. Anciently and in the present time both true spiritual masters and ordinary wisdom teachers have been cultified and made the contained popular movement that worships the spiritual master as a parent-like saviour while embracing very little of the significant wisdom teaching of the spiritual master. The cultic tendency in religion and spirituality is the essence of what is wrong with conventional religion and spirituality.
BHAGAVAD GITA Annotated & Explained Translation by Shri Purohit Swami
Annotation by Kendra Crossen Burroughs
This simple beautiful translation by Shri Purohit Swami and the wonderful annotations by Kendra Crossen Burroughs make this the very best Gita for first-time readers as well as any who want to absorb its extraordinary message: taste the divine waters herein and you might never thirst again.
In the BHAGAVAD GITA those who long to know how to fight wisely for the future will find a handbook of spiritual warrior-hood and divine realisation that will constantly inspire and ennoble them…. The message of the Gita is one of perfect spiritual balance. Now you can read the Gita with no previous knowledge of Hinduism required. Insightful yet unobtrusive commentary introduces readers to the characters; explains all the references and philosophical terms; shares the interpretations of famous spiritual leaders and scholars and provides inspiration.
BHAGAVAD GITA According to Paramhansa Yogananda Swami Kriyananda
One of the best-loved scriptures in the world, the Bhagavad Gita has been translated by many scholars and poets over thousands of years. Here is a new English language translation of this great scripture by a spiritual master.
Perhaps more than any other version, Yogananda's Bhagavad Gita captures the spiritual depth of the original. Each verse of this 18-chapter scripture is translated in sparkling modern English prose that conveys the power and the inspiration of this ancient spiritual work. Spiritual practices such as devotion, selfless service and spiritual discrimination are explained and clarified.
This treasure of a book not only represents the wisdom of the original Gita – it expresses it with poetic beauty. This is the perfect Gita for today's reader – clear, powerful, straightforward and inwardly transforming. It contains 130 pages of profound spiritual truths edited by Yogananda's direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda.
In both East and West the Bhagavad Gita-the Song of the Lord-is considered the most important work of ancient Sanskrit literature. Part of the great epic poem the Mahabharata the Bhagavad Gita tells the story of Arjuna a great warrior and prince who on the eve of battle experiences doubt and fear at the fighting to come. His charioteer however is none other than Lord Krishna who not only strengthens his heart for battle but explains to him the many paths of yoga before revealing himself in all his glory as God incarnate. The Gita has been translated into numerous languages and many commentaries have been written especially in India. In an accessible manner Wilfried Huchzermeyer and Jutta Zimmermann introduce the timeless wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita and show how it provides essential insights into the world of yoga.