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The Elephant in the Dark

Christianity, Islam and the Sufis

by Idries Shah

In a darkened room a group of men once sought to examine an elephant.<br><br>Taking hold of a different part - an ear, a leg, the tail - each one mistook his particular part for the whole. In the darkness, each of the men became convinced that ...

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The Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies, Volume 2: Indian Metaphysics and Epistemology: The Tradition of Nyaya-Vaisesika up to Gangesa

by Potter, Karl H.

<p>The complementary systems of Nyaya and Vaisesika constitute one of the oldest and most important traditions within Indian philosophy. This volume offers a systematic and detailed exposition of the two schools from their beginning to the time ...

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The Essence of Buddha

The Path to Enlightenment

by Ryuho Okawa

<span><span>The essence of Buddha is about living a life with meaning and purpose. It offers a contemporary interpretation of the way to enlightenment, written by highly revered spiritual leader. The fundamental tenets of the Buddhist ...

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The Essence of Sri Aurobindo

by Bruce Cameron Elliot

<p>We are souls and not the surface person, and every problem we say is ours, physical, mental or spiritual, is the result of the veil of Ignorance God placed over us, making us believe we are the surface person and its ego; and that veil will ...

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The Essential Kahlil Gibran: The Madman, The Forerunner, The Prophet

by Kahlil Gibran

<p><em>&quot;The Essential Kahlil Gibran: The Madman, The Forerunner, The Prophet&quot;</em> edited by Harry Polizzi are the first three books published in English by Kahlil Gibran renowned Lebanese-American, writer, philosopher, poet and ...

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The Ethics of Confucius

by Confucius

<p>One of the early American missionaries to China tells us that when he had finally convinced a Chinese scholar that there were schools in America the immediate assumption was: &quot;Then the people of your honorable nation are also acquainted ...

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The Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin

by Idries Shah

Mulla Nasrudin, the wise fool of Eastern folklore, holds a special place in Sufi studies. The Sufis, who believe that deep intuition is the only real guide to knowledge, use the humorous stories of Nasrudin's adventures almost like exercises in ...

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The Forerunner: His Parables and Poems

by Kahlil Gibran

<p data-version="1.1">"<em>The Forerunner: His Parables and Poems</em>" by Kahlil Gibran is the renowned Lebanese-American, writer, philosopher, poet and artist's second book published in English. <em>"The Forerunner: His Parables and ...

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The Fugitive and Other Poems

by Rabindranath Dr Tagore

<p>The first non-Western writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature Rabindranath Tagore was the literary voice of India. ‘The Fugitive’ is an excellent example of his work, featuring six stories and several spiritual songs.</p> ...

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The Great Learning

by Confucius

<p>An introduction and foundational guide for the further study of Confucian texts. The Great Learning provides a step-by-step illustration of how all aspects of society, ranging from the refinement of the self to the order within one's ...

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The Great Learning

by Confucius

<p>The <em><strong>Great Learning</strong></em> was one of the &quot;Four Books&quot; in Confucianism. The <em>Great Learning</em> had come from a chapter in the <em>Classic of Rites</em> which formed one of the Five Classics. It consists of a ...

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The Great Prajna Paramita Sutra, Volume 1

by Naichen Chen

<p>praj·na:&nbsp;transcendental wisdom</p> <p>pa·ra·mi·ta:&nbsp;ferrying over to the other shore; perfection</p> <p>The&nbsp;Heart Sutra&nbsp;and the&nbsp;Diamond Sutra&nbsp;are essential reading for those who practice Buddhism. Over the ...

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The Great Prajna Paramita Sutra, Volume 2

by Naichen Chen

<p>Buddha taught The Great Prajna Paramita Sutra in sixteen assemblies in four locations over twenty-two years. It was recorded posthumously by his disciples in six hundred fascicles of approximately five million words and is regarded as the ...

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The Heart of Confucius

Interpretation of Genuine Living and Great Wisdom

by Archie J. Bahm

<p>&quot;This attractive little book tells what all Western readers should know about Confucius and why his teachings are important. They are the teachings that have influenced Chinese life for two and a half millenniums and expressed universal ...

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The Hundred Tales of Wisdom

by Idries Shah

<p>Traditionally known as The Hundred Tales of Wisdom, this collection comprises excerpts from the life, teachings and miracles of the Sufi teacher Jalaluddin Rumi, together with certain important stories from his works.</p> <p>As well as being

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The Idea of Qi/Gi

East Asian and Comparative Philosophical Perspectives

by Yung Sik Kim, Halla Kim, Bongrae Seok & others

<p>The notion of qi/gi (?) is one of the most pervasive notions found within the various areas of the East Asian intellectual and cultural traditions. While the pervasiveness of the notion provides us with an opportunity to observe the ...

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The Idries Shah Anthology

by Idries Shah

<p>In his writing about Sufism, Idries Shah did some revolutionary things. Critically, and almost alone, he said that it was possible to divorce the essence of Sufi philosophy from what he insisted were secondary accretions of islamic culture ...

ISBN: 9781784793210

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The Inner Heart of Reiki

Rediscovering Your True Self

by Frans Stiene

<span><span>The Inner Heart of Reiki is the first Reiki book to look at the inner heart of the spiritual teachings of the system of Reiki. It will take practitioners and teachers to a whole new level of understanding about their practice and ...

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The Landscape of a Mind

by Tohon

'A torrent's course does not depend on the water; it is latent in the mountain's topography. What controls a man's destiny?' 'There is no virtue without vice, just as there is no gold without impurity. Therefore, when one acquires a virtue, does

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The Life and Teachings of Tsongkhapa

by Robert A.F. Thurman

<p>A must-read for students of Tibetan Buddhism, <em>The Life and Teachings of Tsongkhapa</em> provides a thorough exploration of the great teacher’s wisdom.</p> <p>In <em>The Life and Teachings of Tsongkhapa</em>, you’ll discover Tsongkhapa’s ...

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