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Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching: A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way
by Laozi
Paperback      ISBN: 1570623953
A new translation of the classic "Book of the Way" provides a manual on the art of living
The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo
The Tibetan Book of the Dead
The Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo
Paperback      ISBN: 1570627479
In this classic scripture of Tibetan Buddhism—traditionally read aloud to the dying to help them attain liberation—death and rebirth are seen as a process that provides an opportunity to recognize the true nature of mind. This translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead emphasizes the practical advice that the book offers to the living. The insightful commentary by Chögyam Trungpa, written in clear, concise language, explains what the text teaches us about human psychology. This book will be of interest to people concerned with death and dying, as well as those who seek greater spiritual understanding in everyday life.
Dhammapada: The Sayings of the Buddha
The Sayings of the Buddha
Paperback      ISBN: 0877739668
The Dhammapada is one of the most popular and accessible books in all of Buddhist literature. In it are the words of the Buddha, teaching that all suffering stems from desire and that the way to attain freedom is to purify the heart and follow the way of truth. Thomas Byrom's verse rendering of the Dhammapada uniquely captures the Buddha's original teachings with simplicity and lyricism.
The Analects of Confucius: A Philosophical Translation
The Analects of Confucius
A Philosophical Translation
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0345434072
Based on the oldest extant version of Confucius's most influential text, this translation of the Analects serves as an authentic introduction to Confucian thought.
From Jesus to Christ: The Origins of the New Testament Images of Jesus
From Jesus to Christ
The Origins of the New Testament Images of Jesus
Paperback      ISBN: 0300084579
In this exciting book, Paula Fredriksen explains the variety of New Testament images of Jesus by exploring the ways that the new Christian communities interpreted his mission and message in light of the delay of the Kingdom he had preached. A new introduction reviews the most recent scholarship on Jesus and its implications for both history and theology. "Brilliant and enjoyable. . . . Magisterial."—Géza Vermés, Times Literary Supplement "Brilliant and lucidly written, full of original and fascinating insights."—Reginald H. Fuller, Journal of the American Academy of Religion "This is a first-rate work of a first-rate historian."—James D. Tabor, Journal of Religion "Fredriksen confronts her documents—principally the writings of the New Testament—as an archaeologist would an especially rich complex site. With great care she distinguishes the literary images from historical fact. As she does so, she explains the images of Jesus in terms of the strategies and purposes of the writers Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John."—Thomas D’Evelyn, Christian Science Monitor
Autobiography of a Yogi
Autobiography of a Yogi
Paperback      ISBN: 0876120796
Paperback      ISBN: 0895267152
Haunted by tragic secrets, Sensei slowly opens up to his young disciple, confessing indiscretions from his own student days that have left him reeling with guilt.
The Goddess of India: The 5 Faces of the Eternal Feminine
The Goddess of India
The 5 Faces of the Eternal Feminine
Paperback      ISBN: 0892818077
Exploring mysteries of gender and biology and shedding light on the roots of taboos and traditions still practiced in India today, Pattanaik shows how mortal woman can be both worshipped and feared as she embodies the image of the Mother Goddess.
The Essence of Buddhism: An Introduction to Its Philosophy and Practice
The Essence of Buddhism
An Introduction to Its Philosophy and Practice
Paperback      ISBN: 1570624682
A primer to Buddhist thought and practice begins with the Four Nobel Truths and covers such important ideas as compassion, emptiness, Buddha-nature, the bodhisattva path, and Tantra, among other important subjects. Original.
Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth
The Story of My Experiments With Truth
Paperback      ISBN: 0486245934
Portrays the life of Gandhi, describes the development of his nonviolent political protest movement, and discusses his religious beliefs