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Moral guidelines (Buddhism)
By chen0096
Price: Free! Words: 950. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
These guidelines are taken from Buddhist teachings and beliefs which can make you become an better person with high morals and ethics;
Every Moment Is The Best Moment: The Essence of Enlightenment
By David Tuffley
Price: Free! Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014 by Altiora Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
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Every Moment is the Best Moment is for anyone seeking a richer, deeper experience of life. The modern world is pre-occupied with material wealth. A good standard of living is great, but when wealth and status becomes an end in themselves, we have lost sight of what is most important in life. This eBook can help you cultivate a higher awareness while continuing to live in the world.
Changing Destiny: Liao-Fan's Four Lessons -- A Commentary by Venerable Master Chin Kung
By Edwin Tanizar
Price: Free! Words: 109,380. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
The book Liaofan’s Four Lessons was written in the sixteenth century in China by Yuan Liaofan with the hope that it would teach his son, Yuan Tianqi, about destiny, how to differentiate good from bad, how to correct his faults, and how to practice good deeds to cultivate both virtue and humility.
Thus Have I Heard -- Buddhist Parables and Stories
By Minh Thanh
Price: Free! Words: 44,100. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Buddhism has always been fond of parables and many of these were used by the Buddha himself. He taught by parables, "for men of good understanding will readily enough catch the meaning of what is taught under the shape of a parable."
A Composition Urging The Generation Of The Bodhi Mind
By Chan Master Shih-Hsien Hsing-An
Price: Free! Words: 8,850. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
"Everything returns to Oneness at the source, but there are many expedient methods that lead us there." This is a very popular saying in Buddhism. However, even though three are many expedient methods, we must really practice with diligence; otherwise, we are left with only many expedient methods having no particular benefit for anyone -- i.e., with nothing at all.
The Dharma of Mind Transmission
By Chan Master Huang-Bei Tuan-Chi
Price: Free! Words: 15,970. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
The Mind is Buddha; Buddha is the Mind. All sentient beings and all Buddhas have the same Mind, which is without boundaries and void, without name and form and is immeasurable.
Practice and Attain Sudden Enlightenment
By Chan Master Ch'an Yuan
Price: Free! Words: 15,560. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Ch'an Master Ch'an Yuan, out of great compassion, wrote his work Practice and Attain Sudden Enlightenment, using the dialogue format between a monk-student and his master to develop concepts about the nature of the Absolute, Original Mind, Enlightenment, practice, etc., assuming that future student of the Dharma would surely benefit from this design.
Buddhism of Wisdom & Faith: Pure Land Principles and Practice
By Sutra Translation Committee
Price: Free! Words: 93,880. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This Pure Land treatise is, to our knowledge, the first and only compendium of Pure land teaching and thought currently available in a Western language. In the tradition of the Avatamsaka Sutra, the author sometimes shifts from one plane of meaning to another, at times down-to-earth, at times metaphysical, so as to reach readers at every level and to sever attachment to his very words.
The Fundamentals of Meditation Practice
By Ting Chen
Price: Free! Words: 16,930. Language: American English. Published: April 3, 2013 by YMBA. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
In the Buddhist tradition, meditation is used to defuse the source of all the trouble-the illusion of self and other. In Ch'an (or Zen), the aim is to overcome thought and defilement. Having done this, and with thoughts no longer stirring, the real substance of mind becomes evident. Without thoughts and without the illusion of self and other, greed, anger and hatred have no place to arise.
A One Hour Short & Sweet Zen Retreat
By Tai Sheridan, Ph.D.
Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
A One Hour Short & Sweet Zen Retreat encourages you to enjoy quiet, gather your wits about you, delight in nature, nourish yourself, focus your attention, love the world you inhabit, clarify your spiritual intentions, and deepen your connection with the whole of you. It is a simple practice that requires no special belief, training, or particular religious affiliation.
37 Practices of a Bodhisattva: The Way of an Awakening Being
By Brian Robertson
Price: Free! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
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Description: A Tibetan Buddhist classic by Thogme Zangpo, 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva is given a lovingly expanded and updated translation and commentary by Brian Robertson. For beginners to longtime students the book is a practical manual and contains such famous lines such as: "All suffering comes from wanting only your own happiness. Perfect awakening is born from wanting to benefit others."
On Calm Abiding Resting The Mind In Meditation
By Brian Robertson
Price: Free! Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
A short, practical guide to meditation based on the Buddhist practice known as Shamata or Shinay. The words mean "Calm Abiding" in Sanskrit and Tibetan. The purpose is in resting the mind, and one doesn't have to be or become a Buddhist to rescue yourself from the tangle of thoughts and concepts that can cripple our view of the world around us.
What is Reincarnation?
By Preeti Gupta
Price: Free! Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Reincarnation has not been a topic that is commonly discussed, like Karma or the Soul. Yet, everyone has heard of the term and knows what it means. Or do they? What does Reincarnation really consist of - how does it work? An excerpt from my book "I'll Put 3 Chips On God - just in case there is one". A discussion of Reincarnation, and if such a thing really exists.
Zen Prayers For Repairing Your Life
By Tai Sheridan, Ph.D.
Price: Free! Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Tai Sheridan's 'Zen Prayers' addresses what is unsettled within you and cultivates integrity and virtue. Zen prayer includes intimacy with the ground of Being, making yourself whole through honest self-reflection, clarifying your deepest spiritual intentions, wishing for the welfare of the world, and affirming the essential goodness of people and life.
Relax, You're Going to Die
By Tai Sheridan, Ph.D.
Price: Free! Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
A contemporary and contemplative spiritual exploration of death, by best selling author, poet, and Zen priest Tai Sheridan, Ph.D. Beneath the surface, many anxieties, worries, and fears are associated with death. 'Relax, You Are Going To Die' is an invitation to examine your relationship with death and your ability to live with grace and dynamic vitality.
Thoughts on Buddhism
By TJ Seitz
Price: Free! Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Buddhist
3 short writings associated with the subject of Buddhism