Roy Melvyn

Biography

The author now calls South East Asia his home.

To learn more, visit http://roymelvyn.com.

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Books

Is Buddhism Right for You?
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 26,360. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Buddhism is a system that defines how to live and this is its primary appeal. Buddhist practices such as meditation are associated with contentment and well-being. As a system for living, Buddhism appears to many to be a sensible and practical lifestyle choice.
Pure Land Buddhism: Shinran’s Devotional Path to Enlightenment
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 111,910. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Shinran's Kyogyoshinsho, combined with the Psalms and the Three Sutras herein, form the guidebook for all Shin Buddhists. He gives a context of meaning and direction for our modern living, even in the face of the many contradictions and negations of everything we may consider true and worthy.
Meditation, Mindfulness and the Awakened Life: An Updated Look at the Bodhicaryavatara of Shantideva
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 46,520. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
The Bodhicaryavatara is one of the most significant works in Mahayana Buddhist literature. Written entirely in verse, the text is a remarkable piece of didactic Sanskrit poetry, extolling the bodhisattva ideal and guiding a Buddhist practitioner along the Mahayana path, culminating in the attainment of enlightenment. With this updated translation, we see that Shantideva was a superbly philosopher.
Essential Readings in Zen
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 111,160. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Asian philosophy
It would be easy to spend an entire lifetime studying and contemplating the various source documents of the Zen tradition. The selections herein, including works of Nargajuna, Bodhidharma, Hsin Hsin Ming, Dogen, and Hua Hai capture the full flavor and essence of Zen and can easily stand as both the beginning and terminus of one’s studies.
Disillusionment
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 41,110. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Self-realization
Do we possess an individual self or soul that is separate from our physical biology or are we simply an enormously complex biological network that mechanically produces our hopes, aspirations, dreams, desires, humor, and passions? Disillusionment examines this ages-old question and challenges the reader to re-examine their most closely held beliefs.

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