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The Greatest Short Stories of Leo TolstoyThe Greatest Short Stories of Leo Tolstoy
The Greatest Short Stories of Leo Tolstoy

Specification:

  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
  • By :  Leo Tolstoy 
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2009
  • Pages : 384 pages
  • Weight : 
  • Size : 14 x 2 x 21.6 cm
  • ISBN-10 8184950314
  • ISBN-13  978-8184950311

Description

The Russian novelist and moral philosopher Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) ranks as one of the world's great writers and his "War and Peace" has been called the greatest novel ever written. The purpose of all true creative art, he believed, is to teach. But the message in all his stories is presented with such humor that the reader hardly realizes that it is strongly didactic. The seven parts into which this book is divided include the best known Tolstoy stories. "God Sees the Truth, but Waits" and "A Prisoner in the Caucasus" which Tolstoy himself considered as his best, "How Much Land Does a Man Need?" depicting the greed of a peasant for land, the most brilliantly told parable, "Ivan the Fool" these are all contained in this volume.

$15
Perception: An Essay on Classical Indian Theories of Knowledge (Used)
Perception: An Essay on Classical Indian Theories of Knowledge (Used)
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
  • By : Bimal Krishna Matilal
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2016
  • Pages : 453
  • Weight : 390 gm
  • Size : 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
  • ISBN-10: 8120840631
  • ISBN-13: 978-8120840638
DESCRIPTION:
In classical India, the Nyaya-Vaisesika school upheld a form of realism, best known as Naive or Direct Realism. Professor Matilal here presents the Nyaya view and critically examines it against the opposing Buddhist version of phenomenalism and idealism. The dispute between the Buddhist and Nyaya schools of thought lasted a little over twelve centuries; and although the author's approach is largely historical, it is informed by the belief that the issues raised by this dispute have a significant contribution to make to modern philosophical concerns. His reconstruction of Nyaya arguments meets not only traditional Buddhist objections but also those of modern
sense-data representationalists. One may understand the history of philosophy in a global sense. The dispute that lasted a little over twelve centuries between the Nyaya and the Buddhist over the nature of perception, the critique and criteria of knowledge, and the status of the external world, is undoubtedly an important chapter in the history of global philosophy. It is author's firm conviction that modern philosophical discussion stands to be enriched, and our insight deepened, by a proper analysis and critical study by philosophers today. The need for painstaking research in this field can hardly be over-emphasised.
$44
Jacques Derrida Of Grammatology
Jacques Derrida Of Grammatology
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • By : Jacques Derrida  (Author), Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (Tr.)
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 1994
  • Pages : 300
  • Weight : 1.5 pounds
  • Size : 5.8 x 1.2 x 9 inches
  • ISBN-10: 8120811879
  • ISBN-13: 978-8120811874
DESCRIPTION:
The author is one of the most acclaimed thinker, and expounder of philosophic process of thought of our time. Influence enough to have affected the entire French critical scene, Jacques Derrida has been hailed as the most important philosopher in France today. His ideas of reading and writing, his notion of de-construction, his reinterpretations of phenomenology, of psychoanalysis, and of strucuralism have profoundly influenced the vanguard of European and American criticism and have occasioned lively controversy. Derrida`s philosophical background baffles some literary critics. This role of exposing the common assumption shared by combatants in a controversy raises Derrida`s importance above merely the French scene.
$32.30
A Search In Secret India: The Classic Work on Seeking a GuruA Search In Secret India: The Classic Work on Seeking a Guru
A Search In Secret India: The Classic Work on Seeking a Guru
Specification:
  • Publisher : Sri Ramanasramam
  • by : Paul Brunton
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2003
  • Pages : 320
  • Weight : 530gm.
  • Size : 14 x 2.4 x 21.6 cm
  • ISBN-10: 1844130436
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844130436
Description:

A Search in Secret India is one of the great classics of spiritual travel writing. With a keen eye for detail combined with a generosity of view, Paul Brunton describes taking a circular journey round India: living amongst yogis, mystics and gurus, seeking the one who would give him the peace and tranquillity that come with self-knowledge.

    $32
    The Mahatma & the Doctor
    The Mahatma & the Doctor
    Specification:
    • Publisher : Vakils Feffer & Simons
    • by : S.R. Mehrotra
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Language : English
    • Edition : 2014
    • Pages : xi, 659
    • Weight : 1.350 kg..
    • Size : 9.1 x 6.5 x 2 inches
    • ISBN-10: 8184620764
    • ISBN-13: 978-8184620764
    Description:

    This is the hitherto-untold story of Gandhi’s greatest friend and benefactor, Dr Pranjivan Mehta (1864 – 1932). It was to Mehta that Gandhi first revealed his newly-found philosophy of life in a London hotel in July-September 1909. According to Gandhi’s own admission, his seminal work, Hind Swaraj, first published in the Gujarati columns of the Indian Opinion on 11 and 18 December 1909, was a faithful record of the conversation he had had with Mehta earlier in the year, recollected and recorded in the tranquility of the voyage back to South Africa, between 19 and 22 November 1909. 

      $38
      The Song of IrrelevanceThe Song of Irrelevance
      The Song of Irrelevance
      Specification:
      • Publisher : Zen Publications
      • by : Karl Renz
      • Cover : Paperback
      • Language : English
      • Edition : 2013
      • Pages : 215
      • Weight : 300gm.
      • Size : 5.9 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
      • ISBN-10: 9382788026
      • ISBN-13: 978-9382788027
      Description:

      ‘Extreme’- that’s how seasoned Advaita buffs would term the Karl Renz brand of Advaita, suggesting compromise as an option. However the option of compromising or not itself gets burnt out in the untamed fire of Karl’s living words.
      ‘I would rather kill myself than bullshit myself,’ says Karl, scoffing at requests to be ‘nice’ or ‘accommodating’ to listeners gasping for survival. By neither confirming nor destroying core ideas of mind, no-mind, presence, absence, real, unreal, he ends up mesmerising the intellect. ‘Oxy-moron’ Karl merrily hums his song of irrelevance without intention of teaching, sharing or clarifying - whatever. Care-freeness itself in action.
      Paradoxes unlimited, neti-neti: negation-negation, then negation of the negator and finally negation of negation itself. In that, there is no ‘finally’. This seemingly is the melody of Karl’s ‘Song of Irrelevance - meditation of what you are’.
      I don’t talk to ‘you’, he says. Relevance seekers can eat their hearts out. Irrelevance of irrelevance pervades here - with the flavourless flavour of nobody needing to grasp anything! And the effect? Smiles and chuckles unlimlted!
      Welcome to this menu of ‘indigestible’ talks - an assortment of talks from Coimbatore, India and Koh Samui, Thailand. You may savour them, even chew on them, but digesting them could be hazardous. . . . they could well end up digesting you!

        $24
        The Relationship Between 'I' and 'Me'
        The Relationship Between 'I' and 'Me'
        Specification:
        • Publisher : Zen Publications
        • by : Ramesh S. Balsekar
        • Cover : Paperback
        • Language : English
        • Edition : 2006
        • Pages : 86
        • Weight : 120gm.
        • Size : 8 x 5.5 x 0.2 inches
        • ISBN-10: 8188071269
        • ISBN-13: 978-8188071265
        Description:

        You cannot have an ‘ego’ because you are the ego: Consciousness identified with a name and form as a separate entity. The sage responds to his name being called; therefore, the sage has an ego. The ordinary man also responds to his name being called. What is the difference between the ego of the sage and the ego of the ordinary man? That is the core question. The answer is that in the ego of the sage the sense of personal doership has been totally annihilated: he knows that he is only a psychosomatic apparatus through which the Primal Energy functions and brings about whatever is supposed to happen according to the Cosmic Law. The ego of the ordinary man is impregnated with the sense of personal doership. The ego of the sage is totally free from the burden of pride and arrogance for his good actions and guilt and shame for his bad actions, whereas the ego of the ordinary man carries the burden of guilt and shame for his own actions and a heavier burden of hatred for the others for their actions which have hurt him. In the words of Ramana Maharshi, the ego of the sage is like “the remnants of a burnt rope.”

          $20
          The Ocean in the DewdropThe Ocean in the Dewdrop
          The Ocean in the Dewdrop
          Specification:
          • Publisher : Zen Publications
          • by : Francis J. Padinjarekara
          • Cover : Paperback
          • Language : English
          • Edition : 2010
          • Pages : 324
          • Weight : 450gm.
          • Size : 8.1 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches
          • ISBN-13: 978-8191022902
          • ASIN: 8191022907
          Description:

          Whether your life is running smoothly or you are in the midst of major changes -- this book is for you.

          The deep understanding of human nature, the warmth and compassion of the author, Francis J. Padinjarekara, shine out from every page and every story he tells.

          These stories are challenging. Intriguing, amusing and transforming. They show a path towards personal growth and self-realisation without judgments or do’s and don’ts.

          Those who are familiar with the stories and writings of ANTHONY DE MELLO, will recognize in these pages, a depth wisdom and lightness that make THIS BOOK a continuation of his INSPIRATIONAL teachings. This could be a thoughtful gift for friends and a valuable beside companion.

          One of the visitors asked: “How is it, that in the same circumstances of life, some people live a constricted existence limited mostly to their work and family, while others enjoy far richer lives?”

          “Birds soar high and far in freedom as their wings make it possible,” the sage replied/ “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s awareness.”

            $18
            The Knight Writings
            The Knight Writings
            Specification:
            • Publisher : Zen Publications
            • by : Ed Nathanson
            • Cover : Paperback
            • Language : English
            • Edition : 1999
            • Pages : 190
            • Weight : 500gm.
            • Size :
            • ISBN-13: 978-8188071043
            • ASIN: 8188071048
            Description:

            The Knight Writings chronicles the internal struggle of a spiritual journey -- the personal battle to bring the principles of truth and love to places locked inside by fear.

            The knights of old provide a model for this struggle. These are not the knights of storybooks and fantasy but the knights who preceded the romantic figures remembered by history.

            This book asks its readers to look closely at their personal and spiritual beliefs and the gap between them. It proposes that spiritual truths cannot truly be known prior to the acceptance of oneself personally.

            Not for the spiritually squeamish, the knight’s path to God passes through the most distressing territory of all -- the ego. Despite the difficulty of this course, readers may find that this is the only way to make something that doesn’t exist disappear.

              $25
              The Infamous Ego
              The Infamous Ego
              Specification:
              • Publisher : Zen Publications
              • by : Ramesh S. Balsekar
              • Cover : Paperback
              • Language : English
              • Edition : 1999
              • Pages : 52
              • Weight : 180gm.
              • Size : 8.3 x 5.1 x 1.2 inches
              • ISBN-13: 978-8188071630
              • ASIN: 8188071633
              Description:

              Ramesh S. Balsekar was one of the most profound spiritual Masters of this Age. He was both a brilliant writer and a captivating speaker. Shortly after retiring as the President of the Bank of India, he met the sage Nisargadatta Maharaj and began translating for Maharaj’s daily morning talks. It was not long before Ramesh too experienced the Ultimate Understanding. He was therefore a wonderful blend of East and West, spiritual and material. His compassion and gentle humor infuse the Teaching with an energy that can only be described as being uniquely Ramesh.

                $16
                Ripples
                Ripples
                Specification:
                • Publisher : Zen Publications
                • by : Ramesh S. Balsekar
                • Cover : Paperback
                • Language : English
                • Edition : 1994
                • Pages : 50
                • Weight : 100 gm.
                • Size : 6.3 x 4.5 x 0.1 inches
                • ISBN-13: 978-8188071623
                • ASIN: 8188071625
                Description:

                Ramesh S Balsekar was one of the most profound Spiritual Masters of this Age. He was both a brilliant writer and a captivating speaker. Shortly after retiring as the President of the Bank of India, he met the sage Nisargadatta Maharaj and began translating for Maharaj’s daily morning talks. It was not long before Ramesh too experienced the Ultimate Understanding. He was therefore a wonderful blend of East and West, spiritual and material. His compassion and gentle humor infuse the Teaching with an energy that can only be described as being uniquely Ramesh.

                  $18
                  Redemption Stories
                  Redemption Stories
                  Specification:
                  • Publisher : Zen Publications
                  • by : Mary Ciofalo
                  • Cover : Paperback
                  • Language : English
                  • Edition : 2011
                  • Pages : 262
                  • Weight : 390 gm.
                  • Size : 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
                  • ISBN-13: 978-8188071661
                  • ASIN: 8188071668
                  Description:

                  “Redemption can result from reaching out when we have many good reasons not to. It can come from forgiving the unforgivable. Redemption is often the result of opening a closed heart -- no matter how justified we have been in shutting it. Redemptions are the hard mental, emotional and spiritual reversals in life. The woman who was in my office when this book was conceived said about the difficulty of redemptive work: “It’s like making a U-turn with your face pressed up against granite.” And although redemptive paths often require great exertion, the success of that effort is not always in the hands of the one making the effort. I think redemption straddles the border between the territory of the psyche -- where effort and intention are useful and necessary -- and the mysterious dimensions of spirituality from which grace emerges.”

                  -- from the Introduction to Redemption Stories: Unwasted Pain

                  PRAISE FOR Redemption Stories: Unwasted Pain
                  For her book, Redemption Stories: Unwasted Pain, psychotherapist Mary Ciofalo collected the narratives of people who have experienced trauma and come out the other side...Despite the sadness in these pages, Ciofalo’s book is not depressing. In fact, the overall effect is hopeful, even inspiring. The message is that there are second chances -- even for people who have committed hideous crimes, or been victims of senseless violence. -- quoted from Connie Matthiessen, New Bernal Journal
                  This book is definitely a brightly shining candle in a sometimes-darkening world. Redemption Stories will mean a lot to people who are lucky enough to find it... I spent much of last night reading it. And that’s the first and most important comment: this book is compelling reading -- and not just because of the stories themselves, but because of the very clear and compelling telling.

                    $25
                    A Personal Religion of Your Own
                    A Personal Religion of Your Own
                    Specification:
                    • Publisher : Zen Publications
                    • by : Ramesh S. Balsekar
                    • Cover : Paperback
                    • Language : English
                    • Edition : 2006
                    • Pages : 83
                    • Weight : 150 gm.
                    • Size : 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.2 inches
                    • ISBN-10: 8188071293
                    • ISBN-13: 978-8188071296
                    Description:

                    Remain relaxed in Consciousness. In any situation, do whatever you feel you should do without any regrets about the past, without any complaints in the present, without any expectations for the future, and, importantly, without blaming and condemning anyone for anything -- neither yourself nor the ‘other’.

                    This will enable you to live your life, constantly connected to the Source, and will give you happiness through peace of mind: SUKHA-SHANTI.

                    This will be your personal religion: Sukha-Shanti.

                      $18
                      One at a Time: Short stories to muse byOne at a Time: Short stories to muse by
                      One at a Time: Short stories to muse by
                      Specification:
                      • Publisher : Zen Publications
                      • by : Pravin Gandhi
                      • Cover : Paperback
                      • Language : English
                      • Edition : 2003
                      • Pages : 188
                      • Weight : 240 gm.
                      • Size : 5 x 0.5 x 7 inches
                      • ISBN-13: 978-9351263876
                      • ASIN: 9351263878
                      Description:

                      This is a collection of short stories written by Pravin Gandhi, to be savored one at a time. Some touch a sensitive chord, while others are quirky or piquant situations in a scientific fantasy. Some are high on drama and yet another describes life in a futuristic scenario.
                      Each story creates it own mood which will linger over you persistently. You will want to dwell on each story and ponder about it before moving on to the next.

                        $21
                        A Homage to the Unique Teaching of Ramesh S. Balsekar
                        A Homage to the Unique Teaching of Ramesh S. Balsekar
                        Specification:
                        • Publisher : Zen Publications
                        • By : Ramesh S. Balsekar
                        • Cover : Paperback
                        • Language : English
                        • Edition : 2006
                        • Pages : 205
                        • Weight : 300 gm.
                        • Size : 8 x 5 x 8 inches
                        • ISBN-13 : 978-8188071272
                        • ASIN : 8188071277
                        Description:

                        ‘“How does one thank someone who gives you: Freedom, from guilt and regrets of the past; From fears of the future; From the idea that one is not free; Trust, in the moment that has to be exactly as it is; Acceptance of and Contentment in whatever happens? This time when I met him I understood that the Guru is not loving; He is Love. He is not kind, He is compassion. And most of all, He is not in my heart; He is my Heart. For this blessing, There is no way of being grateful enough.”

                        Edited by Jaya Arun Nagarkatti

                          $22
                          Gentle Hammer, Friendly Sword, Silent Arrow
                          Gentle Hammer, Friendly Sword, Silent Arrow
                          Specification:
                          • Publisher : Zen Publications
                          • By : Madhukar Thompson
                          • Cover : Paperback
                          • Language : English
                          • Edition : 1999
                          • Pages : 184
                          • Weight : 500 gm.
                          • Size :
                          • ISBN-13 : 978-0966524536
                          • ASIN : 0966524535
                          Description:

                          This book encapsulates the Advaita Vedanta teachings of Ramesh S. Balsekar. The first part-Gentle Hammer-features a series of aphorisms, each of which sums up one element of his teaching. Once the seeker’s ego has been weakened by this gentle but persistent hammering, the Friendly Sword is ready to finish the job.
                          This second part consists of Ramesh’s answers to 24 key questions put to him by the editor, Madhukar Thompson, at a seminar given in the idyllic surroundings of Kovalam Beach, Kerala, India.

                          The third part-Silent Arrow-is a reprint of “The Search for God-Truth-Reality,” an article that Ramesh contributed to “The Mountain Path,” a bi-yearly magazine published by the Sri Ramanashram. In this article, Ramesh manages to condense his entire teaching into a few pages. It is written with such precision and profound insight that, while reading it, the reader is led to experience silence-the highest form of teaching. The pithy aphorisms, the brevity of the question-and-answer exreacts and the zen-like clarity of the article make this book an ideal introduction to Ramesh’s teaching.

                            $16
                            Gentle Breeze, Rustling Leaves
                            Gentle Breeze, Rustling Leaves
                            Specification:
                            • Publisher : Zen Publications
                            • By : Dwaraknath Reddy
                            • Cover : Paperback
                            • Language : English
                            • Edition : 2005
                            • Pages : 197
                            • Weight : 500 gm.
                            • Size : 8 x 8 x 5.5 inches
                            • ISBN-13 : 978-9382788065
                            • ASIN : 9382788069
                            Description:
                            When the traveler through the vast vistas of life finally turns his gaze inwards in his search for Ultimate Reality, gentle breezes blow across the mind, stirring the leaves of contemplation, emotion, memory, love, wonder and awe. The rustling sounds of the caressed thoughts are the intoned whispers of the ego and its companion-Self in intimate conversation,-Self in intimate conversation. Slowly the winds rest in space, the sounds sink into silence.
                              $16
                              Facing the Media
                              Facing the Media
                              Specification:
                              • Publisher : Zen Publications
                              • By : Ravi Shyam & TJ Walker
                              • Cover : Paperback
                              • Language : English
                              • Edition : 2006
                              • Pages : 172
                              • Weight : 240 gm.
                              • Size : 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
                              • ISBN-13 : 978-8188071456
                              • ISBN-10 : 8188071455
                              Description:
                              Are you ready to face the media?

                              When the media wants to talk to you, you can’t run and you can’t hide. All you can do is prepare.

                              Media interviews can be intimidating. Facing the unknown can be unnerving. The root cause for fear is that you exercise no control.

                              Remember, you have zero control on what the media asks. But you do have 100% control over what you answer. But for that you need to know how.

                              How will you be perceived? What key messages do you want to convey? What pitfalls must you avoid? How best can you create appropriate sound bites? Most important, how can you say what you want to say and say it effectively -- with poise and confidence?

                              It all distills down to this: what the media wants to know, what you want to convey and how to manage the interface so that, in the tightly edited version that will finally appear, your message gets through loud and clear.
                                $22
                                Enlightenment? Who Cares!
                                Enlightenment? Who Cares!
                                Specification:
                                  • Publisher : Zen Publications
                                  • By : Madhukar Thompson 
                                  • Cover : Paperback
                                  • Language : English
                                  • Edition : 1999
                                  • Pages : 318
                                  • Weight : 800 gm.
                                  • Size : 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
                                  • ISBN-13 : 978-0966524529
                                  • ASIN : 0966524527
                                  Description:
                                Description:
                                “I no longer care if I get enlightened or not. In fact, I don’t care even if I do care !” Such is the seeker’s attitude just prior to the occurrence of enlightenment, according to Ramesh S. Balsekar -- a life-long devotee of Ramana Maharshi and disciple of Nisargadata Maharaj. This book -- the sequel to Enlightenment May or May not Happen-deals with a wide range of topics including karma, reincarnation, the nature of manifestation, the guru-disciple relationship and the contrast between enlightened and unenlightened experience. The central theme, however, is the spiritual search and what can or cannot be done to speed up its progress. All conversations featured in this book were recorded, transcribed and edited by Madhukar Thomson. Brimming with earnestness and authenticity, they document Ramesh’s unique ability to adapt ancient Advaita Vedanta teachings to suit the predicament of the modern-day seeker. The text is illustrated by a series of cartoons which serve to remind us that even the serious business of spirituality has its funny side, and which ensure that the book, and the seeking itself, are lively experiences, full of enjoyment and liberally sprinkled with laughter.
                                  $24
                                  Enlightenment May or May Not Happen
                                  Enlightenment May or May Not Happen
                                  Specification:
                                  • Publisher : Zen Publications
                                  • By : Ramesh S. Balsekar
                                  • Cover : Paperback
                                  • Language : English
                                  • Edition : 2008
                                  • Pages : 300
                                  • Weight : 650 gm.
                                  • Size : 600
                                  • ISBN-13 : 978-0966524512
                                  • ISBN-10 : 0966524519
                                  Description:
                                  “How can I tell if I’m making progress in my spiritual search?” “Can I speed it up at all, and if so -- how?” Answers to these and other crucial recurrent questions can be found in this book. But be warned: these answers are uncompromising and may shatter your misconceptions. Ramesh S. Balsekar -- life-long devotee of Ramana Maharshi, and disciple of Nisargadatta Maharaj-has been sharing his wisdom with seekers from all walks of life, for the past 20 years. Gently but insistently, he points to the fact that there is nothing anyone can do hasten his or her spiritual progress, because the individual seeker, the “me”-entity, just does not exist. The outcome of our spiritual search is not in our hands. Rather, it is in the hands of that power -- call it Consciousness or God-which turned us into seekers in the first place. All manifestation is a reflection of that same impersonal Consciousness, and it is That which is seeking and which does or does not become enlightened, according to Its own ineluctable functioning. Madhukar Thompson recorded, transcribed and edited all conversations featured in this book. Brimming with earnestness and authenticity, they stand as a vivid testimony to the modern-day seeker and provide invaluable insights into his/ her predicament. The text is illustrated with a series of cartoons which underscore key aspects of Sri Balsekar’s teaching. They ensure that the book, and the seeking itself, are lively experiences, full of enjoyment and liberally sprinkled with laughter. 
                                    $30
                                    Celebrate the Wit & Wisdom
                                    Celebrate the Wit & Wisdom
                                    Specification:
                                    • Publisher : Zen Publications
                                    • By : Ramesh S. Balsekar
                                    • Cover : Paperback
                                    • Language : English,German
                                    • Edition : 2010
                                    • Pages : 184
                                    • Weight : 330 gm.
                                    • Size : 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
                                    • ISBN-13 : 978-8188071364
                                    • ISBN-10 : 8188071366
                                    Description:
                                    Understanding comes to different people through different routes. With some it scores a direct hit with wisdom; with others it seeps in almost innocuously through the subtle layers of wit, anecdotes and teaching stories. No one knows just when it will strike and how.
                                    Take quintessential wisdom for example.
                                    Ramana Maharshi says, "All that needs to be said has been said in Verse 170 of Adi Shankaracharya's Vivekachoodamani:
                                    In the dream state, even though there is no contact with the outside world, the mind alone projects the entire dream-universe of enjoyer etc. Similarly, the waking state is no different. All this [world of pluralistic phenomena] is but a projection of the mind."
                                    And then there is the story about Perspective.
                                    Bill was in the habit of saying "It could have been worse" whenever he was told of any incident. One day his friend John came to him, very agitated. "Bill, you know what happened last evening? Tom came home early from office and found his wife in bed with Dick; he shot and killed them both, and then he went to the police station and surrendered. How horrible!"
                                    After he had heard the whole thing Bill, as usual, said: "It could have been worse." John was furious, "How can you repeat your stupid remark even in these terrible circumstances?!"
                                    "Well," said Bill, "This happened last evening. Had it happened the previous evening I would have been dead."
                                    Come, celebrate the wit and wisdom brought to you by one of the finest Spiritual Masters of our time. Read and reflect. Relax and enjoy.

                                      $24
                                      A Duet of One
                                      A Duet of One
                                      Specification:
                                      • Publisher : Zen Publications
                                      • By : Ramesh S. Balsekar
                                      • Cover : Paperback
                                      • Language : English
                                      • Edition : 2010
                                      • Pages : 215
                                      • Weight : 270 gm.
                                      • Size : 8 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
                                      • ISBN-13 : 978-8188071609
                                      • ISBN-10 : 8188071609
                                      Description:

                                      In this book Ramesh reveals himself as a spiritual Master for the modern age. His insightful commentary unlocks the beauty and the mystery in this ancient text. He points us to the Understanding that is the true nature of us all.

                                        $25
                                        The Ocean in the Dewdrop
                                        The Ocean in the Dewdrop
                                        Specification:
                                        • Publisher : Zen Publications
                                        • By : Francis J Padinjarekara
                                        • Cover : Paperback
                                        • Language : English
                                        • Edition : 2009
                                        • Pages : 316
                                        • Weight : 500 gm.
                                        • Size : 5.3 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
                                        • ISBN-13 : 978-8188071319
                                        • ASIN : 8188071315
                                        Description:

                                        your life is running smoothly or you are in the midst of major changes -- this book is for you.

                                        The deep understanding of human nature, the warmth and compassion of the author, Francis J. Padinjarekara, shine out from every page and every story he tells.

                                        These stories are challenging. Intriguing, amusing and transforming. They show a path towards personal growth and self-realisation without judgments or do’s and don’ts.

                                        Those who are familiar with the stories and writings of ANTHONY DE MELLO, will recognize in these pages, a depth wisdom and lightness that make THIS BOOK a continuation of his INSPIRATIONAL teachings. This could be a thoughtful gift for friends and a valuable beside companion.

                                        One of the visitors asked: “How is it, that in the same circumstances of life, some people live a constricted existence limited mostly to their work and family, while others enjoy far richer lives?”

                                        “Birds soar high and far in freedom as their wings make it possible,” the sage replied/ “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s awareness.”

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                                          Seeing God Everywhere: Essays on Nature and the Sacred
                                          Seeing God Everywhere: Essays on Nature and the Sacred
                                          Specification:
                                          • Publisher : Indica Books
                                          • By :  Barry McDonald
                                          • Cover : Paperback
                                          • Edition : December 1, 2008
                                          • Pages : 323
                                          • Weight : 500 gm..
                                          • Size : 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
                                          • Language : English
                                          • ISBN-10 : 8186569529
                                          • ISBN-13 : 978-8186569528
                                          • Product Code : BK14227
                                          Description:

                                          Is there a relationship between the ecological and the spiritual? Could the current ecological crisis have resulted from a lack of spiritual vision? Essays by Wendell Berry, Titus Burckhardt, HH the 14th Dalai Lama, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Kathleen Raine, Frithjof Schuon, Hari Prasad Shastri, Philip Sherrard and others
                                          “This book is a bouquet of fragant flowers which will nourish the hearts and minds of spiritual seekers and earth pilgrims alike. The book honors many traditions, distills their insights, and yet transcends their boundaries. These essays leave the reader in no doubt that there are no shortcuts, no technological fixes, and no easy answers to rebuild human–nature relationships. It is a big challenge and this book is a noble attempt to meet that challenge.”
                                          — Satish Kumar, editor of Resurgence magazine and Programme Director of Schumacher College
                                          “How good it would be if this book were to come into the hands of everyone involved with the natural world: environmentalists, naturalists, scientists, hunters, fishers, farmers, every mother with a baby playing in the garden, every father mowing the lawn, every human being who breathes air, drinks water, eats of the earth. That is to say, this book speaks to us all. If its lessons were heard and heeded, wonders might result.”
                                          — Philip Zaleski, editor of The Best Spiritual Writing series and Parabola magazine.
                                          “This is perhaps the first book one might turn to at a time when the barbarism of the ‘global economy’ is spearheading the destruction of the planet. This collection of essays demonstrates the truly global unanimity of the view that the natural world is Sacred — is indeed the Second Revelation.”
                                          — Brian Keeble, co-founder of the Thememos Academy, founder of Golgonooza Press, and author of Art: For Whom and For What?

                                          $24

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