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The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Buddhism
The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Buddhism
Paperback      ISBN: 002864459x
You’re no idiot, of course. You know many people have turned to Buddhism as an alternative to organized religion—but you’re mistaken if you believe that all Buddhists live a monklike existence. Don’t wait until your next life to experience Zen! The Pocket Idiot’s Guide™ to Buddhism reveals the essence of Buddhist thought from its inception in the Far East to its growing devotees in the West. In this Pocket Idiot’s Guide™, you get: --The life of Siddhartha—better known as the Buddha—the founder of Buddhism. --The basic Buddhist belief system, including the Three Marks of Existence, the Four Noble Truths, and the Eightfold Path. --Fully explained concepts such as Zen, karma, dharma, and sutras. --The history of the various Buddhist sects and their important influence.
Death Beginning or End: Methods for Immortality
Death Beginning or End
Methods for Immortality
Paperback      ISBN: 1567184766
Discusses the history of death rituals in various cultures and provides exercises in Hindu meditation to gain a greater understanding of life and death
Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation
Bhagavad Gita
A New Translation
Paperback      ISBN: 0609810340
Dialogue between the warrior, Arjuna, and his charioteer, the god Krishna, discusses the purpose of war, the importance of duty, and the spiritual nature of existence, in a new translation of this ancient Hindu poem that forms one section of the epic Mahabharata. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Buddhism Plain and Simple
Buddhism Plain and Simple
Paperback      ISBN: 0767903323
Shares the fundamental teachings of the Buddha, explains the twelvefold path, and includes Zen stories
The Analects of Confucius
The Analects of Confucius
Paperback      ISBN: 0679722963
Reveals the original philosophical meaning of the fourth-century B.C. Chinese writings by eliminating the interpretive nuances attached to them by medieval translators
The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali: A New Translation With Commentary
The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali
A New Translation With Commentary
Paperback      ISBN: 1590300238
An accessible new edition of the classic yogic Sanskrit text, accompanied by extensive commentary, guides the reader on the path to using the mind to overcome suffering. Original. 15,000 first printing.
The Tibetan Book of the Dead
The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Paperback      ISBN: 0553370901
The eighth-century Buddhist work about life and death
The Kama Sutra of Vatsayana: The Classic Hindu Treatise on Love and Social Conduct
The Kama Sutra of Vatsayana
The Classic Hindu Treatise on Love and Social Conduct
Paperback      ISBN: 014019360x
The 1964 publication of Sir Richard Burton's translation marked the first wide appearance in English of the Kama Sutra and was celebrated as a literary event of highest importance. As vital to an understanding of ancient Indian civilization as the works of Plato and Aristotle are to the West, the Kama Sutra has endured for 1,700 years as an indisputable classic of world literature. Written with frankness and unassuming candor, the Kama Sutra remains one of the most readable and enjoyable of all the classics of antiquity. A work of philosophy, psychology, sociology, Hindu dogma, scientific inquiry, and sexology, the Kama Sutra's importance is so great that it has at the same time both affected Indian civilization and remained an indispensable key to understanding it.
The Wisdom of No Escape: And the Path of Loving-Kindness
The Wisdom of No Escape
And the Path of Loving-Kindness
Paperback      ISBN: 1570628726
An American Buddhist nun encourages accepting everyday life and the wonders and pains of this world as the gateway to an enhanced spiritual life.
Am I A Hindu?/the Hinduism Primer
Am I A Hindu?/the Hinduism Primer
Paperback      ISBN: 1879904063
The question and answer format of this book provides an overview of the Hindu religion for those practicing the religion and those interested in learning about it