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Laotzu's Tao and Wu Wei By Dwight Goddard, Henri Borel
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In this clarion translation of Laotzu's Tao Te Ching, first published in 1919, Goddard brings the complexity and depth of the ancient philosopher's poetry into the English language, his great love... More > for the topic overcoming the necessary shortcomings of translation. There are three concepts that are essential to the Tao Te Ching-Tao, Te, and Wu Wei-that all have complex meanings that cannot be directly translated, but spiritual seekers and those with an interest in philosophy and religion will find Goddard's treatment of Laotzu lyrical and deeply meaningful. Later the author became a buddhist himself and published the very different translation with essays under the same book title. Thus, the readers are encouraged to read 1939 version (Second Edition) for further reading, American writer Dwight Goddard (1861-1939) studied at a monastery in Kyoto, Japan, for a year and was among the first Westerners to bring Zen Buddhism to the United States. His most famous book is The Buddhist Bible (1938).< Less
The Non-Dual Philosophy of Wei Wu Wei By Roy Melvyn
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Wei Wu Wei is the great undiscovered treasure in the philosophy of NonDuality. Wei Wu Wei's influence, while never widespread, has been profound upon many of those who knew him personally: Lama... More > Anagarika Govinda, Dr. Hubert Benoit, John Blofeld, Douglas Harding, Robert Linssen, Arthur Osborne, Robert Powell and Dr. D. T. Suzuki. as well as upon many who have read his works, including Ramesh Balsekar. His attitude adopted towards his writings is perhaps best indicated by the following quote from an introductory note to 'Open Secret' (Hong Kong University Press, 1965). “ The writer of these lines has nothing whatsoever to teach anyone; his words are just his contribution to our common discussion of what must inevitably be for us the most important subject which could be discussed by sentient beings." The articles and extracts herein will provide an excellent introduction to the non-dual point of view of this unique individual.< Less
Laotzu's Tao and Wu Wei: Second Edition With a New Translation and Essays By Dwight Goddard et al.
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In this clarion translation of Laotzu's Tao Te Ching, first published in 1919, Goddard brings the complexity and depth of the ancient philosopher's poetry into the English language, his great love... More > for the topic overcoming the necessary shortcomings of translation. There are three concepts that are essential to the Tao Te Ching-Tao, Te, and Wu Wei-that all have complex meanings that cannot be directly translated, but spiritual seekers and those with an interest in philosophy and religion will find Goddard's treatment of Laotzu lyrical and deeply meaningful. Between 1919 and 1939, the author became a buddhist himself, first edition and second edition contains very different translations. Thus, the readers are encouraged to read 1919 version (First Edition) for further reading, American writer Dwight Goddard (1861-1939) studied at a monastery in Kyoto, Japan, for a year and was among the first Westerners to bring Zen Buddhism to the United States. His most famous book is The Buddhist Bible (1938).< Less
Behind the Mind: The Short Discourses of Wu Hsin By Roy Melvyn
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Wu Hsin repeatedly emphasises that when one ceases to resist What-Is and becomes more in harmony with It, one attains a state of Ming, or clear seeing. Having arrived at this point, all action... More > becomes wei wu wei, or action without action (non-forcing) and there is a working in harmony with What-Is to accomplish what is required. As the clear seeing deepens, the understanding arises that there is no one doing anything and that there is only the One doing everything through the many and diverse objective phenomena which serve as Its instruments. Last, the seemingly separate me is a misapprehension, created by the mind which divides everything into pseudo-subject (me) and object (the world outside of this me). This seeming two-ness (dva in Sanskrit, duo in Latin, dual in English), this feeling of being separate and apart, is the root cause of unhappiness.< Less
The Lost Writings of Wu Hsin: Pointers to Non Duality in Five Volumes By Roy Melvyn
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Wu Hsin repeatedly returns to three key points. First, on the phenomenal plane, when one ceases to resist What-Is and becomes more in harmony with It, one attains a state of Ming, or clear seeing.... More > Having arrived at this point, all action becomes wei wu wei, or action without action (non-forcing) and there is a working in harmony with What-Is to accomplish what is required. Second, as the clear seeing deepens (what he refers to as the opening of the great gate), the understanding arises that there is no one doing anything and that there is only the One doing everything through the many and diverse objective phenomena which serve as Its instruments. From this flows the third and last: the seemingly separate me is a misapprehension, created by the mind which divides everything into pseudo-subject (me) and object (the world outside of this me). This seeming two-ness (dva in Sanskrit, duo in Latin, dual in English), this feeling of being separate and apart, is the root cause of unhappiness.< Less
The Illumination of Wu Hsin: Volume One - Being Conscious Presence By Roy Melvyn
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In this all-new translation, Wu Hsin reiterates three key points. First, on the phenomenal plane, when one ceases to resist What-Is and becomes more in harmony with It, one attains a state of Ming,... More > or clear seeing. Having arrived at this point, all action becomes wei wu wei, or action without action (non-forcing) and there is a working in harmony with What-Is to accomplish what is required. Second, as the clear seeing deepens (what he refers to as the opening of the great gate), the understanding arises that there is no one doing anything and that there is only the One doing everything through the many and diverse objective phenomena which serve as Its instruments. From this flows the third and last: the seemingly separate me is a misapprehension, created by the mind which divides everything into pseudo-subject (me) and object (the world outside of this me). This seeming two-ness (dva in Sanskrit, duo in Latin, dual in English), this feeling of being separate and apart, is the root cause of unhappiness.< Less
Interpretations of the Immortal Way By Charles Henry Kropf
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There is a Way that is basic and simple. It resides beneath the surface of the illusory shrouds of this world and is the Taproot of humankind's original Spirituality. I have brought forth this book... More > at this time as a means of helping people reconnect with that Integral Simplicity that their ancestors had, which has seemed to be lost and unrecoverable. But it will not allow itself to be lost, and anyone who seeks it can find it!< Less
Egolessness - A Handbook of Possibilities By Monty Johnston
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This book grew from talks about finding egolessness. Though simple, being egoless is not always easy to get to. It’s an experience, not an idea. It has something to do with inspiration and with... More > being wide awake./The search is open to anyone./Is it religious? spiritual? Can it be secular, even atheistic? It may be all of these, crossing all these lines. Some watch it light up brain scans. Some find they’ve gotten there through art, through shooting hoops, reading, writing, music. Love, dancing. Birdwatching. Some discover it at the movies. Some find themselves doing it through their daily living./You can’t do it for what you get from it. It is immune to ulterior motives. Selfishness repels selflessness. You do it for itself; for the doing, for the going, while the landscape passes./These talks began at a drug and alcohol treatment center. They are talks that know the world of rehab and recovery, but not just that world. For as attachment works on us all, so this search is open to anyone.< Less
THE TAO & THE VIRTUE CLASSIC By John Emmett
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1 Truths can be spoken, but not the absolute truth; therefore a truth suited to discourse wouldn't be the truth itself. What cannot be named is the source itself. Having names is the common... More > denominator of all things. Given this, have no partiality in order to contemplate the mystery. Always have intention to see objectively. These both mean the same, yet differ in definition. My repeating it suggests the profundity of this point. A depth of greater understanding leads to a threshold.< Less
Ballad of the Damned By Eugene Ward
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East meets West in this Korean sword epic/American grind house mash up! Yoon Soon Kwon, leader of the Flying Dragon Clan has left the comforts of his hidden village in the mountains for one purpose... More > only: Revenge! Someone very dear to him disappeared while studying abroad in the wild west town of Levity, and Yoon intends to get her back! Along the way he'll have to battle an army of ninjas, desperadoes, and the legendary Six Shooters, a group of Gunslingers with power and skill that rival even a Sword Saint! Rumor has it that Yoon is the deadliest assassin in all the nine clans, but will he truly be able to defeat the fearsome Six Shooters with nothing save for anger and retribution in his heart? Or will he need something more to go against the likes of Jesse James, Samuel Mason and more! Even as he seeks to save Eun, can she save his soul with the healing power of prayer? Get ready for a high octane sword epic grind house like no other! Ballad of the Damned: Let's get this road show started!< Less