In the Buddha s Words

In the Buddha s Words
  • Author : Bodhi
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2005-07-28
  • ISBN : 9780861714919
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The works of the Buddha can feel vast, and it is sometimes difficult for even longtime students to know where to look, especially since the Buddha never explicitly defined the framework behind his teachings. Designed to provide just such a framework, In the Buddha's Words is an anthology of the Buddha's works that has been specifically compiled by a celebrated scholar and translator. For easy reference, the book is arrayed in ten thematic sections ranging from "The Human Condition" to "Mastering the Mind" to "The Planes of Realization." Each section comes with introductions, notes, and essays to help beginners and experts alike draw greater meaning from the Buddha's words. The book also features a general introduction by the author that fully lays out how and why he has arranged the Buddha's teachings in this volume. This thoughtful compilation is a valuable resource for both teachers and those who want to read the Buddha on their own.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Author : Alistair Shearer
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release : 2010-03-24
  • ISBN : 9780307549921
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

“A wonderful translation, full of contemporary insight yet luminous with eternal truth.”—Jacob Needleman The Yoga Sutras were cast in their present form in India around the third century b.c. Yoga is from the Sanskrit root meaning “union,” and a sutra is a thread or aphoristic verse. The basic questions “Who am I?” “Where am I going?” “What is the purpose of life?” are asked by each new generation, and Patanjali’s answers form one of the oldest and most vibrant spiritual texts in the world. He explains what yoga is, how it works, and exactly how to purify the mind and let it settle into absolute stillness. This stillness is our own Self. It is the indispensable ground for Enlightenment, which is the ultimate goal of all our aspirations. Alistair Shearer’s lucid introduction and superb translation, fully preserving Patanjali’s jewel-like style, bring these ancient but vital teachings to those who seek the path of self-knowledge today. Bell Tower’s series, Sacred Teachings, offers essential spiritual classics from all traditions. May each book become a trusted companion on the way of truth, encouraging readers to study the wisdom of the ages and put it into practice each day. From the Hardcover edition.

The North Water

The North Water
  • Author : Ian McGuire
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release : 2016-03-15
  • ISBN : 9781627795951
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year National Bestseller Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize Winner of the RSL Encore Award Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize A New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Named a Best Book of the Year by Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, New Statesman, Publishers Weekly, and Chicago Public Library Behold the man: stinking, drunk, and brutal. Henry Drax is a harpooner on the Volunteer, a Yorkshire whaler bound for the rich hunting waters of the arctic circle. Also aboard for the first time is Patrick Sumner, an ex-army surgeon with a shattered reputation, no money, and no better option than to sail as the ship's medic on this violent, filthy, and ill-fated voyage. In India, during the Siege of Delhi, Sumner thought he had experienced the depths to which man can stoop. He had hoped to find temporary respite on the Volunteer, but rest proves impossible with Drax on board. The discovery of something evil in the hold rouses Sumner to action. And as the confrontation between the two men plays out amid the freezing darkness of an arctic winter, the fateful question arises: who will survive until spring? With savage, unstoppable momentum and the blackest wit, Ian McGuire's The North Water weaves a superlative story of humanity under the most extreme conditions.

Parenting Across the Life Span

Parenting Across the Life Span
  • Author : Jane Beckman Lancaster
  • Publisher : AldineTransaction
  • Release : 2010-01-01
  • ISBN : 9781412844529
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Originally published: New York: A. de Gruyter, c1987.

Geometry I

Geometry I
  • Author : Marcel Berger
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2009-01-21
  • ISBN : 3540116583
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Volume I of this 2-volume textbook provides a lively and readable presentation of large parts of classical geometry. For each topic the author presents an esthetically pleasing and easily stated theorem - although the proof may be difficult and concealed. The mathematical text is illustrated with figures, open problems and references to modern literature, providing a unified reference to geometry in the full breadth of its subfields and ramifications.

Joy of Cooking

Joy of Cooking
  • Author : Irma S. Rombauer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 1975
  • ISBN : 9780026045704
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Detailed information on foods and cooking techniques accompany fundamental recipes for hors d'oeuvres, soups, salads, main dishes, side dishes, breads, pies, cookies, candies, and desserts

The Great Good Thing

The Great Good Thing
  • Author : Rod Townley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2001
  • ISBN : 9780689843242
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

As a princess trapped in a tale, twelve-year-old Sylvie makes her escape one day by going inside a young reader's head where she rescues other characters and saves kingdoms for years and years. A first children's book. 10,000 first printing.

Painting with Picasso

Painting with Picasso
  • Author : Julie Merberg
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release : 2006-08-17
  • ISBN : 0811855058
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

New board books in the best-selling Mini Masters series feature beautiful paintings from Cassatt and Picasso and rhyming text introducing budding artists to these famous masters.

Traction

Traction
  • Author : Gino Wickman
  • Publisher : BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Release : 2012-04-03
  • ISBN : 1936661829
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Do you have a grip on your business, or does your business have a grip on you? All entrepreneurs and business leaders face similar frustrations—personnel conflict, profit woes, and inadequate growth. Decisions never seem to get made, or, once made, fail to be properly implemented. But there is a solution. It’s not complicated or theoretical. Discovered by more than 80,000 companies, the Entrepreneurial Operating System® is a practical method for achieving the business success you have always envisioned. In Traction, you’ll learn the secrets of strengthening the six key components of your business. You’ll discover simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus, more growth, and more enjoyment. Successful companies are applying Traction every day to run profitable, frustration-free businesses—and you can too. For an illustrative, real-world lesson on how to apply Traction to your business, check out its companion book, Get A Grip.

The Politics of Storytelling

The Politics of Storytelling
  • Author : Michael Jackson
  • Publisher : Museum Tusculanum Press
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN : 8772897376
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Hannah Arendt argued that the "political" is best understood as a power relation between private and public realms, and that storytelling is a vital bridge between these realms - a site where individualised passions and shared views are contested and recombined. In his new book, Michael Jackson explores and expands Arendt's ideas through a cross-cultural analysis of storytelling that includes Kuranko stories from Sierra Leone, Aboriginal stories of the stolen generation, stories recounted before the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and stories of refugees, renegades, and war veterans. Focusing on the violent and volatile conditions under which stories are and are not told, and exploring the various ways in which narrative reworkings of reality enable people to symbolically alter subject-object relations, Jackson shows how storytelling may restore to the intersubjective fields of self and other, self and state, self and cosmos, the conditions of viable sociality. The book concludes in a reflexive vein, exploring the interface between public discourse and private experience.