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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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Zen and Zen Classics

By: Blyth, R.H.; Franck, Frederick

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heian International, Inc.: 1978

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2286292

ISBN: 0893463531

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. A very nice copy. 1978 Trade Paperback. xviii, 289 pp. Reginald Horace Blyth (1898-1964) ranks with D.T. Suzuki--whose close friend and collaborator he was--as one of the leading interpreters of Zen. Yet, until this volume, Blyth's writings have not been readily available outside of Japan. an Englishman, Blyth went to Japan in 1940 to continue his study of Zen. Interned as an enemy alien during World War II, he began writing in prison. After the war, he was appointed tutor to the Crown Prince. His great work, the five-volume Zen and Zen Classics, was published in the 1960s. Fr... 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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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

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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Teachings of Tibetan Yoga: An Introduction to the Spiritual, Mental, and Physical Exercises of the Tibetan Religion

By: Chang, Garma C.C.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: The Citadel Press: 1974

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2288089

ISBN: 0806504609

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Light general wear. 1974 Trade Paperback. 128 pp. This book is an extremely concentrated introduction to the mental, physical, and spiritual exercises of Tibetan Buddhism. Emphasizing the practice of Yoga exercises, the key to its understanding is the learning of Dumo--the generating of internal heat in one's body. 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 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

Vajra Bodhi Sea Volume VIII, Series 19, Number 97

By: DRBA

Price: $2.00

Publisher: DRBA: 1978

Seller ID: 1641150

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1978 Stapled Binding. Filled with parables, poems, and other stories all pertaining to the way of Buddhism. 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 an... 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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The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation, or the Method of Realizing Nirvana through Knowing the Mind

By: Evans-Wentz, W.Y.; Jung, C.G.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1968

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2289067

ISBN: 0195002938

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Rear wrapper and pages lightly toned. 1968 Trade Paperback. lxiv, 261 pp. This volume, the fourth of Dr. Evans-Wentz's noted Tibetan series, contains teachings of paramount importance from illustrious gurus of Tibet and India. Unknown to the Western world until its first publication in 1954, The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation expounds the quintessence of the Supreme Path, the Mahayana, and reveals the yogic method of attaining Enlightenment by means of knowing the One Mind, the cosmic All-Consciousness, without recourse to the postures, breathings, and other techniques 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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Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism

By: Govinda, Lama Anagarika

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Samuel Weiser, Inc.: 1973

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2288091

ISBN: 0877280649

Condition: Very Good


Fifth printing. Spine lightly toned. 1973 Trade Paperback. 311 pp. A complete explanation of the esoteric principles of Mantra that also clarifies the differences between Hindu and Tibetan yoga. Translated into many languages, this is an important text for any student of Buddhism. With bibliography, index, and illustrations. View more info

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The Dao of the Press: A Humanocentric Theory

By: Gunaratne, Shelton A.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Hampton Press: 2005

Seller ID: 1795027

ISBN: 1572736178

Condition: Very Good


2005 Trade Paperback. 194 pp. The reason for writing this book was to pinpoint that theory-building based on Western philosophy and epistemology has produced non comprehensive social theories that are not universally applicable. World philosophy has two opposite components--the Western strand that emphasizes individual rights and freedom; and the Eastern strand that emphasizes individual responsibilities and interdependence. Philosophical strands of various shades lie between these two, which we can call yin and yang. To develop comprehensive social theories, it is necessary to combine science... 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 Method of Zen

By: Herrigel, Eugen; Tausend, Hermann (Editor); Hull, R.C.F. (Translator)

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1974

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2277167

ISBN: 0394712447

Condition: Good


1st printing. Pages toned. 1974 Mass Market Paperback. 125 pp. A precise description of the techniques used in Zen training. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Eugen Herrigel (20 March 1884 in Lichtenau, Baden-Württemberg - 18 April 1955 in Partenkirchen, Bavaria) was a German philosopher who taught philosophy at Tohoku Imperial University in Sendai, Japan, from 1924-1929 and introduced Zen to large parts of Europe through his writings. While living in Japan from 1924 to 1929, he studied kyudo, traditional Japanese archery, under Awa Kenzô (1880-1939), a prominent master of the art, in the hope of furthering... 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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Three Pillars of Zen: Teaching, Practice, and Enlightenment

By: Kapleau, Philip; Smith, Huston (Foreword)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: John Weatherhill, Inc.: 1965

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2277158

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on front endpaper ('With the compliments of the author, Philip Kapleau'). Acquired in Rochester, New York, where Kapleau established the Rochester Zen Center the year after this work was published. Ink name and date on front endpaper, jacket price clipped, jacket toned and lightly rubbed, minimal pencil marks, mostly in margins of first few sections. Related article laid in. 1965 Hard Cover. xix, [1], 363, [1] pp. Foreword by Huston Smith. From the publisher: Useful to both initiates and long-term disciples alike, the comprehensive guide is an over... View more info

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Secret of Doctrines of the Tibetan Books of the Dead

By: Lauf, Detlef Ingo

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Shambala: 1989

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2289076

ISBN: 0877731039

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Spine creased, a few light spots on top page ridge. 1989 Trade Paperback. xi, 254 pp. The Tibetan Books of the Dead are a diverse collection of Buddhist scriptures that yield valuable insight into the psychology of death and dying and suggest the importance of meditative practice and knowledge as tools for self-understanding. This in-depth study of this rich body of Buddhist literature details the Tibetan Buddhist belief in the bardos, of intermediate states, and serves as an illuminating companion volume to The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Using original texts from both the Budd... View more info

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Ultimate Guide to Tai Chi (The Best of Inside Kung-Fu)

By: Little, John R.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: McGraw Hill: 1999

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2268285

ISBN: 0809228335

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. An exceptional copy. 1999 Large Softcover. Practiced by millions of people around the world, the ancient and gentle Chinese martial art of tai chi offers the perfect balance of mind and body, strength and flexibility, grace and agility. Its smooth, fluid movements demand precision and control while offering exercisers of all ages improved fitness, stress reduction, and self-defense skills. Whether you are a curious novice, an intermediate student seeking deeper understanding, or a tai chi expert, Inside Kung-Fu's Ulitmate Guide to Tai Chi offers you a wealth of insightful, reliable, h... View more info

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The Upanisads in Two Parts, Part II

By: Muller, Max F. (translated)

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Dover: 1978

Seller ID: 1674045

Condition: Very Good


This collection features tight binding and bright, crisp pages. There is some slight age discoloration of the pages and cover. 1978 Trade Paperback. 350pp. Part II. The two-volume set contains the famous Max Muller translation of the classical upanisads which first appeared as Volumes I and XV of the Sacred Books of the East. This volume contains the Katha, Mundaka, Taittiriya, Brhadaranyaka, Svetasvatara, Prasna and Maitrayani Upanisad's. View more info