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Open Secret, Second Edition

By Wei Wu-wei
  • ISBN Code: : 9622090303
  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Philosophy
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The old Masters were fond of a little joke. For instance one of them might say that the Buddha had a secret, but that Mahākāshyapa let it out. Mahākāshyapa, you may remember, was the bodhisattva to whom . the Supreme Vehicle, chiefly represented by Ch'an and Zen to-day, is attributed. He it was who understood the famous sermon when the Buddha merely held up a flower and spoke no word. Then one Master would remark that only as long as you do not understand-is it a secret. And, indded, do not all mysteries, and miracles too, only appear so in so far as we may not understand how they arise or occur? Then another might add that once you do understand it is Mahākāshyapa not keeping the secret. Therefore a secret is only something which people in general do not understand, and Mahākāshyapa not keeping the secret was the real secret of the Buddha. So that only when a secret is not kept is there a secret, and when there is a secret, then it has not been kept. What is not kept secret is a secret, and what is kept secret is not a secret at all. Thus the secret that is not kept secret is what is meant by an Open Secret.

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  • Publisher : Samaira Book Publishers
  • Book Code : 8193540190
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 232
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Evolving Dharma

By Jay Michaelson
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  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Book Code : 1583947159
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 160
  • Pdf File: evolving-dharma.pdf

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Evolving Dharma is the definitive guide to the meditation revolution. Fearless, unorthodox, and irreverent scholar and activist Jay Michaelson shows how meditation and mindfulness have moved from ashrams and self-help groups to classrooms and hospitals, and offers unusually straight talk about the “Big E”— enlightenment. Michaelson introduces us to maverick brainhackers, postmodern Buddhist monks, and cutting-edge neuroscientists and shares his own stories of months-long silent retreats, powerful mystical experiences, and many pitfalls along the way. Evolving Dharma is a must-read for the next-generation meditator, the spiritually cynical, and the curious adventurer in all of us.

Therapy and the Counter-tradition

By Manu Bazzano,Julie Webb
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317396456
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 248
  • Pdf File: therapy-and-the-counter-tradition.pdf

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Therapy & the Counter-tradition: The Edge of Philosophy brings together leading exponents of contemporary psychotherapy, philosophers and writers, to explore how philosophical ideas may inform therapy work. Each author discusses a particular philosopher who has influenced their life and therapeutic practice, while questioning how counselling and psychotherapy can address human ‘wholeness’, despite the ascendancy of rationality, regulation and diagnosis. It also seeks to acknowledge the distinct lack of philosophical input and education in counselling and psychotherapy training. The chapters are rooted in the Counter-Tradition, whose diverse manifestations include humanism, skepticism, fideism, as well as the opening of philosophy and psychology to poetry and the arts. This collection of thought-provoking essays will help open the discussion within the psychological therapies, by providing therapists with critical philosophical references, which will help broaden their knowledge and the scope of their practice. Therapy & the Counter-tradition: The Edge of Philosophy will be of interest to mental health professionals, practitioners, counselling and psychotherapy trainees and trainers, and academics tutoring or studying psychology. It will also appeal to those interested in psychology, meditation, personal development and philosophy.

Corrections, Peacemaking and Restorative Justice

By Michael Braswell,John Fuller,Bo Lozoff
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317523539
  • Total of Pages : 164
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 818
  • Pdf File: corrections-peacemaking-and-restorative-justice.pdf

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This book views peacemaking as a broad, encompassing process that is expressed in many different shapes and forms. It blends ancient-wisdom traditions, peacemaking criminology, and restorative justice principles as a way of intervening with offenders in both institutional and community-based settings. Philosophical and spiritual contexts for peacemaking are presented that form a foundation for understanding the potential for peacemaking in criminological thought, the criminal justice system, and society in general.

The Spectrum of Consciousness

By Ken Wilber
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  • Publisher : Quest Books
  • Book Code : 083563017X
  • Total of Pages : 385
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 687
  • Pdf File: the-spectrum-of-consciousness.pdf

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Wilber's groundbreaking synthesis of religion, philosophy, physics, and psychology started a revolution in transpersonal psychology. He was the first to suggest in a systematic way that the great psychological systems of the West could be integrated with the noble contemplative traditions of the East. Spectrum of Consciousness, first released by Quest in 1977, has been the prominent reference point for all subsequent attempts at integrating psychology and spirituality.

Dialogues with My God Self

By Alvaro Bizziccari
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  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1616407409
  • Total of Pages : 754
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 424
  • Pdf File: dialogues-with-my-god-self.pdf

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Dialogues with My God Self is a unique look into the heart and mind of a seeker of truth and his God Self. Written as a series of conversations addressing life's most important questions, this groundbreaking work is the result of years of philosophical study, travel, meditation, and the search for enlightenment, provoked by the desire to understand our existence and its Source. Dialogues with My God Self will resonate with anyone seeking spiritual insight and striving for a higher consciousness. It offers clear and insightful answers to timeless questions such as: What is the nature of God? What is God's relation to the individual? Who am I? What is the purpose of my being here? What is the origin of evil and the cause of suffering? What is love? ALVARO BIZZICCARI received his Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Rome in Italy before moving to the United States. He is a professor emeritus of humanistic studies at the University of Connecticut. He is the author of several publications (in Italian), including a book on St. Theresa of Avila, and essays on Christian Mysticism from St. Augustine to St. Francis of Assisi, Dante, St. Catherine of Siena, and Michelangelo's poetry. He can be found online at www.alvarobizziccari.com.

The Ground from Which We Speak

By Fred Cummins
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1527526178
  • Total of Pages : 229
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 181
  • Pdf File: the-ground-from-which-we-speak.pdf

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Joint speech includes chanting, singing in unison, swearing public oaths, hollering at political rallies, and the humble ritual of singing “Happy Birthday”. It is found wherever people speak or sing the same words at the same time. This familiar behavior is found in prayer and ritual, in protest, on the football terraces, in classrooms, and in many other situations of note. These occasions are considered highly significant to those who take part, and yet joint speech has not been addressed from a scientific or linguistic perspective until now. This book provides a broad framing of how we might study joint speech. It explores topics in linguistics, movement science, neuroscience, and beyond, but it does not assume the reader is at home in any of these. Rather, joint speech is familiar to us all, and the discussion here leads to a broader consideration of how we understand our collective nature. The topic provides an opportunity to address the difficulties and opportunities we encounter in considering collective subjects, collective meaning-making, and collective identities. Joint speech thus opens the door to a renewal of the human sciences in which we are not merely individuals, but are grounded in collectives of many kinds.

Works of John Bunyan — Complete

By John Bunyan
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 4862
  • Category : History
  • Members : 122
  • Pdf File: works-of-john-bunyan-complete.pdf

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This book will enrich your knowledge of John Bunyan and the times he lived in. The book was written after an enormous amount of research and study and covers John Bunyan's life from lowly beginnings through his conversion to Christianity and onto his writing and creating his most famous work, The Pilgrims Progress.

No Self, No Problem

By Chris Niebauer
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  • Publisher : Hierophant Publishing
  • Book Code : 1938289986
  • Total of Pages : 193
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 119
  • Pdf File: no-self-no-problem.pdf

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While in grad school in the early 1990s, Chris Niebauer began to notice striking parallels between the latest discoveries in psychology, neuroscience, and the teachings of Buddhism, Taoism, and other schools of Eastern thought. When he presented his findings to a professor, his ideas were quickly dismissed as “pure coincidence, nothing more.” Fast-forward 20 years later and Niebauer is a PhD and a tenured professor, and the Buddhist-neuroscience connection he found as a student is practically its own genre in the bookstore. But according to Niebauer, we are just beginning to understand the link between Eastern philosophy and the latest findings in psychology and neuroscience and what these assimilated ideas mean for the human experience. In this groundbreaking book, Niebauer writes that the latest research in neuropsychology is now confirming a fundamental tenet of Buddhism, what is called Anatta, or the doctrine of “no self.” Niebauer writes that our sense of self, or what we commonly refer to as the ego, is an illusion created entirely by the left side of the brain. Niebauer is quick to point out that this doesn't mean that the self doesn't exist but rather that it does so in the same way that a mirage in the middle of the desert exists, as a thought rather than a thing. His conclusions have significant ramifications for much of modern psychological modalities, which he says are spending much of their time trying to fix something that isn’t there. What makes this book unique is that Niebauer offers a series of exercises to allow the reader to experience this truth for him- or herself, as well as additional tools and practices to use after reading the book, all of which are designed to change the way we experience the world—a way that is based on being rather than thinking.

George Spencer Brown’s “Design with the NOR”

By Steffen Roth,Markus Heidingsfelder,Lars Clausen,Klaus Brønd Laursen
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  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Book Code : 1839826126
  • Total of Pages : 284
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Members : 148
  • Pdf File: george-spencer-brown-s-design-with-the-nor.pdf

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A polymath and author of Laws of Form, George Spencer Brown, brought together mathematics, electronics, engineering and philosophy to form an unlikely bond. This book investigates Design with NOR, the title of the yet unpublished 1961 typescript by Spencer Brown.

Big Bamboozle

By Cheri Huber,Ashwini Narayanan
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  • Publisher : Keep It Simple Books
  • Book Code : 173370700X
  • Total of Pages : 204
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 680
  • Pdf File: big-bamboozle.pdf

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Zen techniques, from a renowned Zen teacher, to derive greater satisfaction from life Are you making choices that are supposed to give you what you want but leave you feeling unfulfilled and disappointed? This new book is based on the Buddha's teachings and the practice of Zen, and breaks down the structures of this karmic process. Written in a humorous and lighthearted style, it illustrates through essays, stories, and examples what keeps us from choosing well-being, love, happiness, and joy as our life experience. In addition, the book contains a calendar of practical exercises and nuggets of wisdom from those who have practiced with these teachings.