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Wisdom Of The Buddha

Author: F. Max Müller
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486111822
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A compelling introduction to Buddhist thought, revealing the Four Truths and the Eightfold Path to enlightenment, the means by which to overcome essential suffering.

Dhammapada Wisdom Of The Buddha

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Features an English translation by Harischandra Kaviratna of "Dhammapada, Wisdom of the Buddha," presented online by the Theosophical University Press. Explains that the "Dhammapada" was orally assembled from the sayings of the founder of Buddhism Siddharta Gautama (c. 563-c.483 B.C.), also known as the Buddha, given on some three hundred different occasions.

The Dhammapada

Author: Irving Babbitt
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811200042
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There are a number of English translations of The Dhammapada, but this version by Irving Babbitt, for many years professor at Harvard and founder, with Paul Elmer More, of the movement known as "New Humanism," concentrates on the profound poetic quality of the verses and conveys, perhaps more than any other, much of the vitality of the original Pali text. Babbitt devoted many years to this translation––it was a labor of love. Together with his essay on "Buddha and the Occident," which is also included in this edition, The Dhammapada was one of the basic components of his view of world history, a view which has influenced leaders of thought as diverse as Newton Arvin, Walter Lippmann, David Riesman and T. S. Eliot. Eliot, indeed, once wrote that "to have been a student of Babbitt's is to remain always in that position."

Songs Of Milarepa

Author: Milarepa
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486153843
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A Buddhist holy man whose songs have been sung and studied since the 12th century, Milarepa exchanged a life of sin and maliciousness for one of contemplation and love, eventually reaching the ultimate state of enlightenment.

The Bhagavadgita

Author: S. Radhakrishnan
Publisher: Element
ISBN: 9789351774372
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A classic rendering of one of the world's greatest epics The Bhagavadgita, or 'Sacred Song', holds an assured place among the world's great scriptures. In fourteen hundred lines of verse, the relationship of man with God and the intense joy of divine love are celebrated in a language that is precise and beautiful. This edition of the Bhagavadgita offers the Sanskrit text as well as S. Radhakrishnan's English translation and a commentary that has become a classic.

The Buddha Speaks

Author: Anne Bancroft
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834821828
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Here is the core of the Buddha’s teaching in his own words, as it was memorized word-for-word by his disciples and written down two hundred years after his death. These selections from the Buddhist scriptures deal with the search for truth, the way of contemplation, life and death, living in community, and many other topics, serving as an excellent small introduction to the Buddha’s teaching. Whether addressed to monks and nuns, householders, outcastes, or thieves, the Buddha’s teachings are characterized by one main concern: conveying the reality of our bondage to suffering—and the supremely good news that liberation is possible. It is a concern as relevant for people today as it was for the people of north India a millennium and a half ago.

The Dhammapada

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 1780284438
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Discover the ancient wisdom that has made Buddhism the most popular non-Biblical religion in Europe and North America.

The Strenuous Life

Author: Theodore Roosevelt
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486112381
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Politician, soldier, naturalist, and historian — Theodore Roosevelt remains a towering symbol of American optimism and progress. This collection embodies his enduring ideals for attaining a robust political, social, and personal life.

My Inventions

Author: Nikola Tesla
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486807215
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One of science's great unsung heroes, Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was a prophet of the electronic age. His research laid much of the groundwork for modern electrical and communication systems, and his impressive accomplishments include development of the alternating-current electrical system, radio, the Tesla coil transformer, wireless transmission, and fluorescent lighting. Yet his name and work are only dimly recognized today: Tesla's research was so groundbreaking that many of his contemporaries failed to understand it, and other scientists are unjustly credited for his innovations. The visionary scientist speaks for himself in this volume, originally published in 1919 as a six-part series in Electrical Experimenter magazine. Tesla recounts his boyhood in Croatia, his schooling and work in Europe, his collaboration with Thomas Edison, and his subsequent research. This edition includes the essay "The Problem of Increasing Human Energy: With Special Reference to the Harnessing of the Sun's Energy," which anticipates latter-day advances in environmental technology. Written with wit and �lan, this memoir offers fascinating insights into one of the great minds of modern science.