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Far-Eastern Proverbs

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press: 1977

Seller ID: 2270173

Condition: Near Fine


Top edge of jacket front previously mended with tape, front jacket flap clipped, jacket spine very faintly toned. 1977 Hard Cover. 62 pp. Far-Eastern proverbs covering a range of topics including: advice, business, caution, children, contention, education, friendship, honor, house, inclination, justice, labor, learning, opportunity, riches and poverty, satisfaction, sin, speech and silence, strength and power, time, virtue and piety. View more info

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The Buddhist Experience: Sources and Interpretations (The Religious Life of Man)

By: Beyer, Stephan

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Dickenson Publishing Company, Inc.: 1974

Seller ID: 2289109

Condition: Good


Top corner of rear wrapper creased, ink stamp on half-title page, some pencil underlining. 1974 Trade Paperback. vii, 274 pp. The aim of this series of readings is to introduce the literature of a tradition, and provide sympathetic interpretations and descriptions of important activities which expose the dynamics and some of the concrete variety in a religious tradition. CONTENTS: Part One: Virtue - The Model - Personal Morality - Worship - Living Together; Part Two: Meditation - The Stages on the Path - The Vision and the Word - The Spontaneous Way; Part Three; Wisdom - The Search - The Exper... View more info

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The Laws of Manu (The Sacred Books of the East, Vol. XXV [Volume 25])

By: Buhler, Georg

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.: 1969

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2287259

ISBN: 0486211592

Condition: Near Fine


A few very faint spots on top page ridge. 1969 Trade Paperback. cxxxviii, 620 pp. 1969 reissue of 1886 original. This book is the definitive translation of a metrical Sanskrit work compiled some time before the second century A.D. Based on many earlier dharma-sutras, it has been accepted by most branches of Indian thought as the most complete expression of Hindu sacred law. Traditionally the laws are ascribed to Manu, who was considered in Vedic mythology as the father of mankind and the founder of social and moral order. Since ancient times he has been proclaimed as India's first and greatest... View more info

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Among the Dervishes: An Account of Travels in Asia and Africa, and Four Years Studying the Dervishes, Sufis and Fakirs, by Living Among Them

By: Burke, O. M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: E. P. Dutton: 1975

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2296363

ISBN: 0525473866

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Very minor general wear. 1975 Trade Paperback. 203 pp. The First-Hand Account of a Westerner's Travels through the Land of the Sufis. View more info

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Buddhism in China: A Historical Survey

By: Ch'en, Kenneth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1973

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2287346

ISBN: 0691000158

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Spine faded. 1973 Trade Paperback. xii, 560 pp. 8vo. Traces the development of Buddhism in China since the Han Dynasty and describes its impact on Chinese culture. View more info

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Secrets of the Tai Chi Circle: Journey to Enlightenment

By: Chan, Luke

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Benefactor Press: 1993

Seller ID: 2276227

ISBN: 0963734105

Condition: Good


Highlighting, newspaper clipping taped to front wrapper verso. 1993 Trade Paperback. 132 pp. This story of a student's spiritual journey as he studies with a Tai Chi Grandmaster weaves many anecdotes and lessons of Tao, Zen, Confucius, and I Ching into a cohesive whole. With kidness and love, this book leads readers to forgive themselves for past mistakes and shortcomings--to try again, instead of feeling guilty and giving up. This is a great therapeutic book for those who are haunted by yesterday's failures, worried about tomorrow, and overwhelmed by today's problems. View more info

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How to Free Your Mind: Tara the Liberator

By: Chodron, Thubten

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications: 2005

Seller ID: 2294557

ISBN: 1559392266

Condition: Near Fine


Spine head very lightly bumped. 2005 Trade Paperback. 224 pp. Tara, the feminine embodiment of enlightened activity, is a Buddhist deity whose Tibetan name means liberator, signaling her ability to liberate beings from the delusion and ignorance that keep them trapped in ever-recurring patterns of negativity. She embodies a challenge—to transform our minds and become like her, whose tranquility, compassion, and wisdom make her so beautiful—but one that is profoundly nurturing. In the author's words, We can relax in her presence and look at ourselves honestly, knowing that Tara will not jud... View more info

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Zen Essence: The Science of Freedom (Shambhala Pocket Classics)

By: Cleary, Thomas

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Shambhala: 1995

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2297715

ISBN: 1570620970

Condition: Near Fine


Third printing. Two very minor spots on top page ridge. 1995 Small Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 162 pp. 4 3/4 x 3. Drawn from the records of Chinese Zen masters of the Tang and Song dynasties, this collection may surprise some readers. In contrast to the popular image of Zen as an authoritarian, monastic tradition deeply rooted in Asian culture, these passages portray Zen as remarkably flexible, adaptive to contemporary and individual needs, and transcending cultural boundaries. The readings contained in Zen Essence emphasize that the practice of Zen requires c... View more info

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Fifty Eastern Thinkers (Routledge Key Guides)

By: Collinson, Diane

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Routledge: 2000

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2281753

ISBN: 0415202841

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Tiny smudge to page ridge. 2000 Trade Paperback. Close analysis of the work of fifty major thinkers in the field of Eastern philosophy make this an excellent introduction to a fascinating area of study. The authors have drawn together thinkers from all the major Eastern philosophical traditions from the earliest times to the present day. The philosophers covered range from founder figures such as Zoroaster and Confucius to modern thinkers such as Fung Youlan and the present Dalai Lama. Introductions to major traditions and a glossary of key philosophical terms make this a compreh... View more info

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The Analects of Confucius (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Confucius; Giles, Lionel

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1976

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294865

Condition: Very Good


A few minor scuffs, edges of endpapers a bit faded, blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 1976 Full-Leather. xxv, [4], 130 pp. 8vo. Original yellow leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in, silk moire endpapers. Illustrated with paintings by Tseng Yu-Ho. A distillation of Confucius's thought, presented in a series of aphorisms. View more info

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The Humanist Way in Ancient China: Essential Works of Confucianism (The Analects; Complete Works of Mencius; Hsun Tzu; The Great Learning; The Doctrine of the Mean; The Classic of Filial Piety; The Book of Rites; Tung Chung-Shu)

By: Confucius; Mencius; Tzu, Hsun

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Bantam: 1965

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2277174

Condition: Good


1st printing. Pages toned, lightly rubbed. 1965 Mass Market Paperback. Contains selections from The Analects, the complete works of Mencius; Hsun Tzu, The Great Learning, The Doctrine of the Mean, The Classic of Filial Piety, The Book of Rites, and writings of Tung Chung-Shu View more info

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Buddhist Texts Through the Ages

By: Conze, Edward; Horner, I.B.; Snellgrove, David; Waley, Arthur

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harper Torchbooks: 1964

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2289062

ISBN: 0061301132

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Ink stamp on half-title page. 1964 Trade Paperback. 322, 11 pp. Covering the development of Buddhism through the ages, this collection ofxcerpts from all the important Buddhist scriptures is designed to servecholars and students, as well as readers who wish to explore for themselveshe original sources of one of the world's great religions. Translated into argon-free English from Pali, Sanskrit, Chinese, Tibetan and Japanese, the texts are accompanied by a glossary of English and foreign terms. View more info

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Initiations and Initiates in Tibet

By: David-Neel, Alexandra; Rothwell, Fred (Translator)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Shambala: 1971

Seller ID: 2289107

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased. 1971 Trade Paperback. 224 pp. Nestled amid the high peaks and eternal snows of the Himalayas and other mountain ranges, Tibet is home to a centuries-old Buddhist tradition, rich in mystic rites and rituals aimed at helping adherents achieve spiritual bliss. In this fascinating volume, a noted authority delves into the nature and sources of Tibetan mysticism, providing readers with a wealth of information regarding Lamaic rites of initiation and the teachings given to initiates, both during and after the initiation ceremonies. The author first defines Tibetan mysticism and examin... View more info

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The Buddhist Tradition in India, China and Japan

By: De Bary, William Theodore

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1972

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2288080

ISBN: 0394716965

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Pages lightly toned. 1972 Mass Market Paperback. xxii, 418 pp. This book, compiled from basic Buddhist writings, presents a survey of Buddhist thought in India, China, and Japan, covering the central doctrines and practices that has profoundly influenced human life in Asia. Developments in practical ethics, social attitudes, philosophical speculation, and religious and aesthetic contemplation are represented by selected excerpts from basic writings with succinct introductions and commentary. From these one may observe not only the remarkable vitality of Buddhism in its spread t... View more info

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A History of Zen Buddhism

By: Dumoulin, Heinrich

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Beacon Press: 1971

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2289060

ISBN: 0807059773

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Spine creased and lightly toned, ink stamp on half-title page. 1971 Trade Paperback. viii, 335 pp. CONTENTS: Preface; The Mystical Element in Early Buddhism and Hinayana; Mysticism Within Mahayana; The Mahayana Sutras and Zen; The Anticipation of Zen in Chinese Buddhism; Zen Patriarchs of the Early Period; The High Period of Chinese Zen; Peculiarities of the Five Houses; Spread and Methodological Development During the Sung Period; The Transplanting of Zen to Japan; The Zen Master Dogen; The Cultural Influence of Zen in the Muromachi Period; The First Encounter Between Zen and... View more info

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead or The After-Death Experiences on the Bardo Plane, According to Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup's English Rendering

By: Evans-Wentz, W.Y. - compiled & edited

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1968

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2289072

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Wrappers lightly rubbed. 1968 Trade Paperback. lxxxiv, 249 pp. The Bardo Thodol (Tibetan: ??????????????, Wylie: bar do thos grol, Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State) is a text from a larger corpus of teachings, the Profound Dharma of Self-Liberation through the Intention of the Peaceful and Wrathful Ones,[1][note 1] revealed by Karma Lingpa (1326–1386). It is the best-known work of Nyingma literature,[3] and is known in the West as the Tibetan Book of the Dead. The Tibetan text describes, and is intended to guide one through, the experiences that the c... View more info

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Understanding Oriental Philosophy: A Popular Account for the Western World

By: Feibleman, James K.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: A Meridian Book: 1984

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2289045

ISBN: 0452007100

Condition: Very Good


Spine very faintly toned, ink name on front wrapper verso, pages very faintly toned. 1984 Trade Paperback. xiii, 239 pp. Includes synopsis, analysis, and philosophies of the defining books of Eastern civilizations, both old and new. Includes treatments of the Upanishads, the Bhagavadgita, the I Ching, Buddhism, Confucianism, Zen, Shinto, Chinese communism, and much, much more. An indispensable reference for the student of Oriental philosophy. View more info

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The Jewel Ornament of Liberation: The Wish-Fulfilling Gem of the Noble Teachings

By: Gampopa; Rinpoche, Khenpo Konchog Gyaltsen; Chodron, Ani K. Trinlay

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications: 1998

Seller ID: 2294556

ISBN: 1559390921

Condition: Near Fine


Spine very faintly creased. 1998 Trade Paperback. 476 pp. A masterwork of Tibetan Buddhism—providing the complete foundation for study and practice—from beginning to Buddhahood. Includes teachings on Buddha-nature, finding the spiritual master, impermanence, karma, cultivation of bodhicitta, development of the six perfections, the ten bodhisattva bhumis, Buddhahood, and the activities of the Buddha. View more info

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Nyung Na: The Means of Achievement of the Eleven-Faced Great Compassionate One, Avalokiteshvara of the (Bhikshuni) Lakshmi Tradition, with the Fasting Ceremony and Requests to the Lineage Gurus

By: Gyatso, Losang Kalsang [The Seventh Dalai Lama]; Rinpoche, Lama Thubten Zopa; Churinoff, George

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Wisdom Publications: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294533

ISBN: 0861712501

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. A nice copy. 1995 Trade Paperback. xii, 213 pp. The Means of Achievement of the Eleven-Faced Great Compassionate One, Avalokiteshvara of the (Bhikshuni) Lakshmi Tradition, with the Fasting Ceremony and Requests to the Lineage Gurus View more info

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The Journey of the Self: A Sufi Guide to Personality

By: Haeri, Shaykh Fadhlalia

Price: $5.00

Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco: 1991

Seller ID: 2269096

ISBN: 0062503766

Condition: Good


Ink underlining and highlighting. 1991 Trade Paperback. xi, 191 pp. A guide to spiritual psychology offers an Islamic concept of personality and outlines the emergence and development of the self as individuals grow toward their highest spiritual potential. View more info

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Drunk on the Wine of the Beloved: 100 Poems of Hafiz

By: Hafiz; Crowe, Thomas Rain

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Shambala: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278690

ISBN: 157062853X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Front wrapper lightly toned. 2001 Trade Paperback. xx, 106 pp. The Persian Sufi poet Hafiz (1326–1390) is a towering figure in Islamic literature—and in spiritual attainment as well. Known for his profound mystical wisdom combined with a sublime sensuousness, Hafiz was the supreme master of a poetic form known as the ghazal (pronounced guzzle), an ode or song consisting of rhymed couplets celebrating divine love. In this selection of his poems, wine and the intoxication it brings are the image that expresses this love in all its joyful abandon, painful... View more info

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Zen Keys

By: Hanh, Thich Nhat; Kapleau, Philip - introduction

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Anchor Books / Doubleday: 1974

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2289290

ISBN: 0385080662

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Spine creased, ink stamp on half-title page. 1974 Mass Market Paperback. 198 pp. Thich Nhat Hanh brings his warmth and clarity to this unique explication of Zen Buddhism. Beginning with a discussion of daily life in a Zen monastery, Nhat Hanh illustrates the character of Zen as practiced in Vietnam, and gives the reader clear explanations of the central elements of Zen practice and philosophy. Thorough attention is given to concepts such as Awareness and Impermanence, and to contemporary issues such as the conflicts between modern technology and spirituality. The final section ... View more info

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The Bhagavadgita [Bhagavad-Gita]: An English Translation with Commentary (Second Edition)

By: Hill, W. Douglas (Translator)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1966

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2287044

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Jacket toned, ink name stamp on front endpaper. 1966 Hard Cover. 234 pp. 8vo. Translated into English with commentary by W. Douglas Hill. CONTENTS: Abbreviations; Introduction: The Cult of Krisna Vasudeva, The Bhagavadgita, The doctrine of the Bhagavadgita; The Bhagavadgita translated Into English, and Notes; Subject Index. The Bhagavad Gita (Song of God), also more simply known as Gita, is a sacred Hindu scripture, considered among the most important texts in the history of literature and philosophy. The Bhagavad Gita comprises roughly 700 verses, and is a part of the Mahabhar... View more info

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Confucius Said It First

By: Hsieh, Tehyi

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Warren Press: 1939

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2260181

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Signed by author. Jacket torn along length of spine, splitting front and rear of jacket in two; half-inch by one-inch chip to top edge of jacket rear. Pencil note on front endpaper, minor pencil marginalia. 1939 Hard Cover. 92 pp. An insightful look into how Confucius was the first to state many things attributed to later philosophers. View more info

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Zen Buddhism

By: Humphreys, Christmas

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Compay: 1970

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2289069

Condition: Very Good


Third printing. Minor general wear. 1970 Trade Paperback. 175 pp. A lively introduction to its origins, influences, techniques, and modern affinities. What is Zen? If you asked a true Zen master he might tweak your nose, scowl fiercely, or roar with laughter, whichever he thought would stir your spirit awake—for that is the object of Zen. Humphreys, however, who has practiced both Zen & the law with equal success for more than thirty years, is kinder. He does give the reader an idea—a very good idea—of what it is all about. He describes, with some of the endlessly amusing stories that ce... View more info

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Zen: Dawn in the West

By: Kapleau, Rosh Philip

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Anchor Press / Doubleday: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2303138

ISBN: 0385142730

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket edges rubbed. 1979 Hard Cover. xx, 311 pp. Believing that Buddhist teachings and traditional ceremonies should be adapted to twentieth-century life styles, Kapleau presents an introduction to the philosophy and practice of Zen written especially for American readers. View more info

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We're All Doing Time: A Guide for Getting Free

By: Lozoff, Bo; His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Human Kindness Foundation: 2009

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2296360

ISBN: 0961444401

Condition: Near Fine


Spine base bumped. 2009 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, 317 pp. Often called The Convict's Bible, this book is also relevant and important to any spiritual seeker. Interfaith wisdom, divided into 3 sections: The Big View describes Bo and Sita Lozoff's life of activism and spiritual exploration. Getting Free is a section of detailed instruction in classic spiritual practices. Dear Bo is correspondence between Bo and dozens of the inmates he has challenged, encouraged, and loved. This is an amazing book, which has moved people to great extremes. It has been ... View more info

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We're All Doing Time: A Guide for Getting Free

By: Lozoff, Bo; His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Human Kindness Foundation: 2009

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2296361

ISBN: 0961444401

Condition: Very Good


Corner lightly bumped. 2009 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, 317 pp. Often called The Convict's Bible, this book is also relevant and important to any spiritual seeker. Interfaith wisdom, divided into 3 sections: The Big View describes Bo and Sita Lozoff's life of activism and spiritual exploration. Getting Free is a section of detailed instruction in classic spiritual practices. Dear Bo is correspondence between Bo and dozens of the inmates he has challenged, encouraged, and loved. This is an amazing book, which has moved people to great extremes. It has b... View more info

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The Hungry Tigress: Buddhist Myths, Legends, and Jataka Tales (Completely Revised and Expanded Edition)

By: Martin, Rafe; Kapleau, Roshi Philip

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Yellow Moon Press: 1999

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2300587

ISBN: 0938756524

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author with inscription, To Gloria, Best wishes, Rafe Martin. 7/89.. 1999 Trade Paperback. xxvii, 261 pp. In this definitive edition, completely updated and rewritten with expanded commentaries and two new sections, Rafe Martin brings together a fascinating array of stories from the Buddhist tradition. The previous edition, published by Parallax Press, won an Anne Izard Storyteller's Choice Award, and the stories have been anthologized in collections such as Soul Food, Best-Loved Stories Told at the National Storytelling Festival, and Peace Tales. Told and developed by Rafe over many... View more info

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The Upanishads: A New Translation in Four Volumes -- Katha, Isa, Kena, and Mundaka; Svetasvatara, Prasna, and Mandukya with Gaudapada's Karika; Aitareya and Brihadaranyaka; Taittiriya and Chhandogya

By: Nikhilananda, Swami

Price: $115.00  $92.00

Publisher: Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center: 1977

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 2278895

Condition: Very Good


Very good in good jackets, except for volume 1 jacket which is fair (several chips, panels heavily rubbed and toned, two large repaired tears). Minimal ink marks in first volume. 1977 Hard Cover. x, [4], 319, [3]; pp. The Upanishads, the earliest of which were composed in Sanskrit between 800 and 400 bce by sages and poets, form part of the Vedas - the sacred and ancient scriptures that are the basis of the Hindu religion. Each Upanishad, or lesson, takes up a theme ranging from the attainment of spiritual bliss to karma and rebirth, and collectively they are meditations on life, death and i... View more info