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Buda en Mezclilla
Price: Free! Words: 1,820. Language: Spanish. Published: August 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
“Buda en Mezclilla”, del poeta-filósofo y monje Zen Tai Sheridan, es un una guía universal en extremo corta, simple y directa para la práctica de sentarse en silencio y ser uno mismo, que es lo mismo que Ser Buda. Sentarse en silencio puede enseñar muchas formas de aceptar la vida, enfrentar el dolor, envejecer con gracia y morir sin remordimientos.
Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,980. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Buddhist
His Holiness the Dalai Lama gives a commentary on Lamp of the Path, Atisha's revolutionary work and Lines of Experience, a short text written by the Tibetan scholar Lama Tsong Khapa. This book offers readers one of the clearest and most authoritative expositions of the Tibetan Buddhist path ever published, and it is recommended for those at the beginning of the path, the middle and the end.
The Buddhist Way to Peace of Mind
Price: Free! Words: 10,980. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This book is a compilation from ten of Venerable Pramote's Dhamma talks in the summer of 2008. Only materials concerning the principles of meditation and Dhamma practice are presented here,along with pictures for easy understanding. We hope that such visual aids will be a vehicle to help further spread the Buddha's teachings that end our suffering.
A Buddhist Monk Story
Price: Free! Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
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Short story about novice monk going to elder monk for advice
Changing Destiny: Liao-Fan's Four Lessons -- A Commentary by Venerable Master Chin Kung
Price: Free! Words: 109,380. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
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.
Buddhism for Today
Price: Free! Words: 7,970. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Buddhism is a religion that, historically, is said to have been founded by Shakyamuni Buddha in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains sometime around 600 B.C. Some historians believed that Shakyamuni lived as far back as 1,000 B.C.
Thus Have I Heard -- Buddhist Parables and Stories
Price: Free! Words: 44,100. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Categories: 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."
Brahma Net Sutra
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After the passing of the historical Buddha more than 2500 years ago, His teachings were codified in theTripitaka, or three "baskets": sutras, commentaries and precepts. The Brahma Net Sutra is part of both the basket of sutras and the basket of precepts, and contains the Bodhisattvaprecepts, the highest moral code in Mahayana.
A Composition Urging The Generation Of The Bodhi Mind
Price: Free! Words: 8,850. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Categories: 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
Price: Free! Words: 15,970. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Categories: 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
Price: Free! Words: 15,560. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Categories: 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.
The Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra
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The Prajna Paramita Hrdaya Sutra is the core of The Mahaprajna Paramita Sutra in six hundred scrolls. Its teaching is the teaching of supramundane Voidness as the only true existence, the true Void being mysteriously concealed in the existing. Therefore, one might say the substance of this sutra is the Voidness of all dharmas; and non-obtaining is the purpose.
Buddhism of Wisdom & Faith: Pure Land Principles and Practice
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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.
Pure Land of the Patriarchs
Price: Free! Words: 17,670. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Pure Land is Zen, Zen is Pure Land. In the past, all Buddhas throughout the Ten Directions relied on these two methods to practice and attain Buddhahood. All Buddhas in the present are likewise dependent on them to practice and attain Buddhahood. The same is true for all Buddhas in the future.
The Fundamentals of Meditation Practice
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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.
Hành trình về Đất Phật
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,800. Language: Vietnamese. Published: April 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Hành hương về quê hương Đức Phật là niềm mong ước của biết bao Phật tử trên toàn thế giới. Duyên may đã cho tôi cơ hội được về thăm đất Phật trước khi bước sang lục tuần. Ký sự du lịch ngắn này chỉ mong chia sẻ với bằng hữu một ít hiểu biết trên đường đi, mong tạo ra một chút cảm hứng cho bạn bè để lên kế hoạch cho những cuộc hành hương về xứ Phật sắp tới.
Entering the Tao of Sudden Enlightenment
Price: Free! Words: 24,930. Language: American English. Published: April 1, 2013 by YMBA. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
I will be a good doctor for the sick and suffering. I will lead those who have lost their way to the right road. I will be a bright light for those in the dark night, and cause the poor and destitute to uncover hidden treasures. The Bodhisattva impartially benefits all living beings in this manner. The Vows of Samantabhadra
Die Buddhas der Zukunft
You set the price! Words: 83,290. Language: German. Published: February 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Ein authentischer Buddhismus für den Westen – Wege zu unserer Befreiung Der Autor begann seine intensive buddhistische Praxis 1968 und praktizierte mit bekannten Lehrern wie Geshe Rabten, Goenka, Jack Kornfield, Josef Goldstein und Thich Nhat Hanh, von dem er 1994 als Dharma-Lehrer autorisiert wurde. Seit 1983 gibt er Meditationskurse und seit 1986 leitet er das Meditationszentrum Haus Tao.
Snow Lion Faces Europe
Price: Free! Words: 39,640. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This profound book is a collection of religious sermons. Yet its author, Khenpo Kyosang Rinpoche, never was a priest. He, director of the Je Tsongkapa College, is an outstanding Tibetan Buddhist lama. Rinpoche’s observations of Western society, far from idea of "political correctness", may shock anyone. However shocking they are, their truth will strike the reader.
A One Hour Short & Sweet Zen Retreat
Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, 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.