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A Brief History of the Jamme Tulkus of The Drukpa Kagyu Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and Their Practice Centre

Posted on | February 16, 2019 | No Comments

Kagyu Refuge tree Jamme Tulku HistoryA Brief History of the Jamme Tulkus of The Drukpa Kagyu Tradition is a remarkable insight into the practices and works of the school also known as “Oral Lineage” or “Whispered Transmission”. The Kagyu is one of the six main sects of the Tibetan Mahamudra Buddhism and it is today divided into three groups, the Karma Kagyu, Drikung Kagyu and as the topic here: the Drukpa Kagyu.

This text contains a brief history of the lines of re-incarnate beings Jamme Tulku and Jamme Lhachog Tulku who are two of the great tulkus of the Drukpa Kagyu tradition. A short history of the monastery they established centuries ago in Tibet, called Jamme Gonpa is included. The following is translated from Tibetan text provided by Jamme Tulku.

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Khordeh Avesta

Posted on | February 14, 2019 | No Comments

Khordeh Avesta PDF in EnglishKhordeh Avesta (Khordeh Avesta Bā-Māyeni). The oldest Zoroastrian religious scripture, as preserved at present, is known as the Avesta. A section of this Avesta is known as the “Khordeh-Avesta’ which means the “Smaller or Selected Avesta”. This is the book of daily prayers of the Zoroastrians. It is a cherished possession of every devoted Zoroastrian household. The Khordeh Avesta is a collection of prayers selected from other major works of extant Avesta literature such as Yasna, Vispered, Vendidad, and the Yasht Literature.

Zoroastrians recite their prayers in Avesta which is a sacred language. Among several words for “prayers” in Avesta, one is called “mānthra”, which means “thought (force), word, holy word”. It is similar to the Sanskrit “mantra”, and the Sanskrit translation is rendered as “mānthravāni” which is also significantly called “ādesha”: “Divine Command”. You might also be interested in the Zend Avesta: Link.

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Khordeh Avesta

The complete works of Friedrich Nietzsche in English as PDF

Posted on | February 14, 2019 | No Comments

Nietzsche portraitThe complete works of Friedrich Nietzsche. I am proud to present this collection gathered from various sources. The books are cleaned and processed so all scans consist of clear, searchable text and some empty pages have been removed for faster downloads. These 18 volumes are the complete writings of Friedrich Nietzsche, the 18’th volume being an index and extensive biography of Friedrich Nietzsche life and work. For starters, I suggest reading the excellent Wikipedia article here: Link

I have posted single public domain works by Nietzsche during the last years and they have all been much appreciated. If you are only looking for titles such as The Birth of TragedyThe Gay Science or Thus spoke Zarathustra you can find them all here on the site in English. But if you are looking for the full package, here you are. If you are really into it, and I know you are out there, I have prepared a single txt-file with all of the books for you here (comes in a little while, Acrobat is stilling working :-) )

Download the single volumes of Friedrich Nietzsche’s works here:

The complete works of Friedrich Nietzsche VOL I

The complete works of Friedrich Nietzsche VOL II

The complete works of Friedrich Nietzsche VOL III

The complete works of Friedrich Nietzsche VOL IV

The complete works of Friedrich Nietzsche VOL V

The complete works of Friedrich Nietzsche VOL VI

The complete works of Friedrich Nietzsche VOL VII

The complete works of Friedrich Nietzsche VOL VIII

The complete works of Friedrich Nietzsche VOL IX

The complete works of Friedrich Nietzsche VOL X

The complete works of Friedrich Nietzsche VOL XI

The complete works of Friedrich Nietzsche VOL XII

The complete works of Friedrich Nietzsche VOL XIII

The complete works of Friedrich Nietzsche VOL XIV

The complete works of Friedrich Nietzsche VOL XV

The complete works of Friedrich Nietzsche VOL XVI

The complete works of Friedrich Nietzsche VOL XVII

The complete works of Friedrich Nietzsche VOL XVIII

 

This guy walked around an entire continent

Posted on | February 1, 2019 | No Comments

Our friends over at GreatestAdventurers.com just posted the book about a journalist who in 1921 walked around Australia alone and unassisted.

The Amateur Tramp – The man who walked around a continent

The Prophet by Khalil Gibran – Free PDF e-book

Posted on | January 31, 2019 | No Comments

The Prophet free ebook by Khalil Gibran Public Domain PDFThe Prophet by Khalil Gibran entered the world of Public Domain on January 1, 2019. The book is here available as a free pdf ebook. It was written in English by the Lebanese Khalil Gibran and published in 1923. Its poetic wisdom and the spiritual universal message has made it a modern classic now translated to more than 40 languages. The work is now in the Public Domain and can be downloaded here in full length:

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You might also like these books by Khalil Gibran:

Six short stories by Kahlil Gibran

The Madman by Kahlil Gibran

The most complete collection of the books by Hermann Hesse

Posted on | January 31, 2019 | No Comments

Complete works of Hermann Hesse

The most complete collection of the books by Hermann Hesse you will ever find on the Internet. There never was an official compilation of the works på Hermann Hesse in English. Here I have tried to sort out the works currently in the Public Domain and edited the works for the PDF-format. If a page is missing, it is because I have removed empty pages for faster downloads. Also, the books are converted to searchable texts, for the analysts. As I find more texts by Hesse I will post them here, and if you come across some you are most welcome to let me know.

Hermann Hesse was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. In 1946, he
received the Nobel Prize in Literature. His best-known works include
Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game (also known as Magister
Ludi), each of which explores an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge, and spirituality. I will not go into details about the life of Hermann Hesse, since there is an excellent biography of his life and work as an introduction to “Poems by Hermann Hesse”.

Demian By Hermann Hesse

Gertrude By Hermann Hesse

Poems By Hermann Hesse

Steppenwolf By Hermann Hesse

The Glassbead Game By Hermann Hesse

The Journey By Hermann Hesse

The Prodigy By Hermann Hesse

Thoughts on the Idiot by Dostoevsky By Hermann Hesse

And of course we also have Siddharta:

Siddhartha – an Indian Tale by Hermann Hesse

Sama Veda – PDF English Translation

Posted on | January 30, 2019 | No Comments

The Sama Veda PDF in english

The Sama Veda

The Sama Veda or “The song of Knowledge” is one of four Vedas, a group of ancient texts believed to the divine. The Sama Veda has a history of oral transmission for hundreds of years before it was written down in 1200 to 1000 BCE at about the same time as Atharvaveda and the Yajurveda. The work consists of 1,549 verses and the various old versions tend to be very similar regardless of the geographical widespread locations in India. The Sama Veda is important especially to the Vedanta school since it contains the Chandogya Upanishad and Kena Upanishad, which are considered primary Upanishads. Furthermore, the Same Veda includes the Kandas:

Agneya Kanda
Indra Kanda
Pavamana Kanda
Aranya Kanda

– And of course The Uttara Archika. It is also in the Sama Veda we learn about the Soma-Juice and the moon-plant sacrifices. Download the free PDF e-book here (214 pages/6,6MB):

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The Demotic Magical Papyrus of London and Leiden

Posted on | January 25, 2019 | No Comments

The Demotic Magical Papyrus of London and Leiden PDFThe Demotic Magical Papyrus of London and Leiden was the key text that led to the decipherment of the Demotic Ancient Egyptian dialect. The text reveals spells to cure diseases, obtain visions, raise the dead, a number of spells for erotic purposes, to kill or blind enemies, invoke Thot and Anubis etc. The text contains invocations to a wide range of deities and other entities, with names drawn from the Ancient Egyptian pantheon and the Gnostic Aeons.

The Leyden Papyrus dates from around the beginning of the Christian era. It was probably the textbook of a practicing sorcerer in Egypt. The Papyrus was discovered at Thebes in the middle of the 19th century, assembled from fragments at Leiden and London, and it remains one of the most important documents for revealing the potions, spells, incantations, and other forms of magic worked in Egypt. In addition to purely native elements involving the gods, the manuscript shows the influence of Gnostic beliefs, Greek magic, and other magical traditions.

A transliteration of the demotic script is printed on facing pages with a complete translation, which is copiously supplied with explanatory handwritten footnotes. The editors supply an informative introduction and a classification of the types of magic involved. As a result, this publication is of great importance to Egyptologists, students of magic, and the reader who wishes to judge the efficacy of Egyptian magic for himself.

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The Demotic Magical Papyrus of London and Leiden VOL I

The Demotic Magical Papyrus of London and Leiden VOL II

The Demotic Magical Papyrus of London and Leiden VOL III

 

The Philosophical Works of David Hume VOL I-IV

Posted on | January 20, 2019 | No Comments

Philosophical Works of David Hume

The Philosophical Works of David Hume is the primary philosophical writings of the Scottish thinker and historian. The works consist of four volumes, you can download them here in full as scanned PDF e-books. These versions are the ones published in June 1825 and therefore includes the two essays on Suicide and the Immortality of the Soul which were omitted in the 1777 editions. Moreover, this version also includes the Account of the Controversy with David Humes friend and fellow philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Their disagreements did cast a shadow over the Age of Reason and called into doubt Rousseau’s sanity and Hume’s reputation, according to David Edmonds and John Eidinow, co-authors of Rousseau’s Dog: Two Great Thinkers At War In The Age of Enlightenment. The edition you can download below also has an autobiography.

David Hume continues to be relevant, especially for his take on the philosophy of consciousness. Hume is known for his bundle theory, which rejects that central to consciousness should be an I or ego. These thoughts are being discussed in A Treatise on Human Nature in volume I and II.

Download The Philosophical Works of David Hume here, each volume is about 500 pages/20MB:

The Philosophical Works of David Hume Vol I

The Philosophical Works of David Hume Vol II

The Philosophical Works of David Hume Vol III

The Philosophical Works of David Hume Vol IV

The Philosophical Works of David Humes as an audiobook, listen here:

Complete Works of H. G. Wells

Posted on | January 10, 2019 | No Comments

Complete Works of H. G. Wells – yes, all of them. Last year all of Herbert George Wells books entered the world of Public Domain and here they are for your reading pleasure in all their glory and entirety. If you prefer I have even created a single file containing all every single volume. H. G. Wells is probably most known for his science fiction works, with books such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds, but he wrote in a number of genres. H. G. Wells was an active socialist and he visited Soviet on several occasions. Nevertheless, he also revealed a subtle spiritual side. He said: “Christianity is not now true for me. … Every believing Christian is, I am sure, my spiritual brother … but if systemically I called myself a Christian I feel that to most men I should imply too much and so tell a lie.”

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Non-violence – a study guide based on early Buddhist teachings

Posted on | January 9, 2019 | No Comments

Non-violence free PDF e-book

Non-violence

Non-violence – a study guide based on early Buddhist teachings takes the reader through Buddha’s original philosophy about non-violence as described in the Pāli-canon: The earliest extant canon of the Buddha’s teachings. The Buddha continuously describes his sense of dismay at the violence and conflict in the world, together with his important discovery: that the only escape from violence is to remove the causes of violence from your own heart. To remove these causes, you first have to restrain yourself from engaging in violence on the external level. That helps create the proper karmic context—more peaceful and honest—for extracting the causes of violence and conflict on the internal level. In other words, you have to stop engaging in violence before you can isolate and uproot the emotions and thoughts that would make you want to engage in violence to begin with. Non-violence also includes a number of stories one of them the story of King Brahmadatta and Prince Dīghāvu. From the book:

§11. Searching all directions
with your awareness,
you find no one dearer
than yourself.
In the same way, others
are thickly dear to themselves.
So you shouldn’t hurt others
if you love yourself. — Ud 5:1

Download Non-violence here as a free, complete PDF e-book (115 pages/850 Kb)

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Ethical Studies Selected Essays by F. H. Bradley

Posted on | January 5, 2019 | No Comments

Ethical Studies Selected Essays by F. H. BradleyEthical Studies Selected Essays by F. H. Bradley a great introduction to the works of the English philosopher. This was his first book of which T. S. Eliot in 1926: “It is unusual, that a book so famous and influential should remain out of print so long as Bradley’s Ethical Studies.’ Bradley apparently planned a total revision of the book before he would allow republication, but when he died he left only some notes for his revision, making no change in the essentials of his belief. A second edition, with the notes, was published in 1927, fifty-one years after the book’s appearance.

Bradley deserves his place in that long line of British philosophers who are masters of English prose—a line that includes Bacon, Hobbes, Berkeley, and Hume. Although he often lacks the clarity of his predecessors, Bradley has his own qualities: precision and intensity, wit that is sometimes caustic, an alteration of assurance and diffidence, and above all, a singular honesty. If you are into Bradley, and you should be after reading the Ethical Studies, I dare you to read his magnum opus Appearance and Reality.

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A quick introduction to the Ethics of F. H. Bradley:

 

 

Doktor Johannes Faust’s Magia Naturalis et Innaturalis

Posted on | January 4, 2019 | 2 Comments

Magia naturalis et innaturalis download the free PDF here.

Magia naturalis et innaturalis

Magia Naturalis et Innaturalis (~Natural and non-natural magic) was written in 1505 in Germany by a Doktor Johannes Faust, an alchemist and devil worshipper from the village of Knittlingen, Württemberg. It is said that he was a genius but several but after he had fled a teaching position in Kreuznach after molesting several of the boys and later was expelled from the University of Erfurt by the Franciscan monk Dr. Klinge he was unwanted in a number of German cities. Both Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon should have claimed that Faust stood in companionship with the devil himself. For a more complete biography about Doktor Johannes Faust read the article here: http://www.faust.com/legend/johann-georg-faust/
The book, Magia naturalis et innaturalis, is printed inGothicc German, but what I find interesting is the high quality of the graphic pages. I have removed empty pages and made the text searchable in this document.
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The Hymn: Song of the Soul

Posted on | January 3, 2019 | 1 Comment

The Hymn free spiritual PDF e-bookTHE HYMN: Song of the Soul is the spiritual song of an anonymous author. On publication, the author of this small talisman of a book that gives its beholder wings veiled their identity, their hope is that the reader may discover within the words their own universal “soul song.” Only a single copy of the original book exists. From the book:

“I sing a freedom song.
I walk a victory march.
I dance naked,
and enter the void.
Follow me —”

Only one copy exists

Designed and typeset by the author, printed by letterpress in New York, and hand-bound in London, the extravagantly produced one-of-a-kind book was a gift from its creator to the recipient named within. This book is a facsimile of that gift. The original has its home at THEHYMN.COM. Thanks to IVVIIMMIX for letting us post the book here.

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Come and See – Three Dhamma Talks

Posted on | January 1, 2019 | No Comments

Come and See dhamma talks

Come and See – Three Dhamma Talks. For 40 years, the monk Phra Ajaan Funn Ācāro wandered throughout northeastern Thailand, facing and overcoming many hardships—wild animals, lack of food, and recurring diseases. Because of his kindness and strength of character, he developed a following, both lay and ordained. In 1944, he returned to his home village in Phannana Nikhom district and stayed in a cemetery near to a neighboring lake. The local villagers set up a small hut and Dhamma hall at the spot, and this was the beginning of Wat Paa Udomsomphorn, the monastery where Ajaan Funn eventually settled in the last decades of his life. However, it wasn’t until 1964 that he actually began spending the Rains there. In the meantime, he set up monasteries and hermitages in several secluded spots throughout the northeast. These talks do convey a sense of his strength of character, with its distinctive combination of kindness and strictness. Because of their value, both as a record of the teachings of the Wilderness Tradition and as inspiring lessons in the Dhamma, three of them are offered here in translation.

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The Babylonian Legends of the Creation and the Fight between Bel and the Dragon

Posted on | November 27, 2018 | No Comments

Wallis Budge E A - The Babylonian Legends of the Creation - 1921

Wallis Budge E A – The Babylonian Legends of the Creation – 1921

The Babylonian Legends of the Creation and the Fight between Bel and the Dragon are stories translated from the Assyrian tablets found in Nineveh by Tigris in today’s Iraq. The tablets were initially discovered by A. H. Layard, Honnuzd Rassam and George Smith, Assistant in the Department of Oriental Antiquities in the British Museum. They were found among the ruins of the Palace and Library of Ashur-bani-pal (B.C. 668-626) at ~uyunji~ (Nineveh), between the years I848 and 1876. Between I866 and 1870, the great “find” of tablets and fragments, some 20,000 in number, which Rassam made in 1852. was worked through by George Smith, who identified many of the historical inscriptions of Shalmaneser II, Tiglath-Pileser III, Sargon II, Sennacherib, Esarhaddon, and other kings mentioned in the Bible, and several literary compositions of a legendary character, fables, etc. This fine book by the British Museum, printed in 1921 tells the story of the discovery of the tablets and presents the great myths about the creation of the world and the epic fight between Bel and the Dragon. Download the free PDF e-book here (36 pages/7.3MB):

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Gods of the North

Posted on | November 26, 2018 | No Comments

Gods of the North free PDF on the Gods and myths of the Vikings PDF

Gods of the North is about the mythology of the Vikings, Angels, Saxons and Jutes and how it has shaped cultures, languages and later religions. The author Brian Branston states that a myth is like a dream; a direct expression of the unconscious mind, and the events of a myth, its characters and symbols are to the human race as the events, characters and symbols of his dream are to the individual. Like a dream the myth may ignore the conventional logic of space and time relationships, of events following one after another in a causal sequence. Nevertheless, a dream has a meaning which can be made plain; and so has a myth. It is not easy to interpret the myths of our own culture, for our near ancestors-those of a thousand odd years ago-were persuaded to forget them or to relegate their broken remnants to the nursery. The Gods of the North were once upon a time the gods of our forefathers. The fossilized remains of these deities survive in place-names for instance, as Wansdyke, Wednesbury, Wensley, Tuesley and Thundersley; in the names of the days of the week, as Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; in folklore and fairy tale with their stories of witches on broomsticks. You might also like this book: http://amgstocks.com/stories-of-norse-gods-and-heroes/

Gods of the North
The mythology of the Vikings, Angels, Saxons and Jutes and how it has shaped later cultures.
Written by: Brian Branston
Published by: Thames and Hudson
Edition: Second
ISBN: 500 11003 4
Available in: Ebook

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C. G. Jung Collected Works as free PDF files

Posted on | November 21, 2018 | 10 Comments

Collected works of CG Jung PDFC. G. Jung Collected Works is the first complete collected edition, in English, of the works of Carl Gustav Jung is a joint endeavor by Routledge and Kegan Paul, Ltd., in England and, under the sponsorship of Bollingen Foundation, by Princeton University Press in the United States. In total, the work is more than 11.000 pages divided into 19 volumes and here you can download them all either separate or as one huge file. The edition contains revised versions of works previously published, such as The Psychology of the Unconscious, which is now entitled Symbols of Transformation; works originally written in English, such as Psychology and Religion; works not previously translated, such as Aion; and, in general, new translations of the major body of Professor Jung’s writings. Since the first edition of C. G. Jung Collected Works Jung’s handwritten The Red Book, or Liber Novus, has been published and you can find an excerpt of it here: The Red Book.

C. G. Jung Collected Works
The Complete Works of C. G. Jung as free PDF files.
Written by: C. G. Jung
Published by: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS
Edition: Second Edition
ISBN: 0-691-09768-2
Available in: Ebook

Thanks to The Archive and the Association of Jungian Analysts for making the books available here: http://www.jungiananalysts.org.uk/jatqp-reading/cg-jung-collected-works/. You can also download C. G. Jung Collected Works here:

C. G. Jung Collected Works Volume 1 Psychiatric Studies

C. G. Jung Collected Works Volume 2 Experimental Researches

C. G. Jung Collected Works Volume 3 The Psychogenesis of Mental Disease

C. G. Jung Collected Works Volume 4 Freud and Psychoanalysis

C. G. Jung Collected Works Volume 5 Symbols of Transformation

C. G. Jung Collected Works Volume 6 Psychological Types

C. G. Jung Collected Works Volume 7 Two Essays on Analytical Psychology

C. G. Jung Collected Works Volume 8 The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche

C. G. Jung Collected Works Volume 9i The Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious

C. G. Jung Collected Works Volume 9ii AION Researches into the Phenomenology of the Self

C. G. Jung Collected Works Volume 10 Civilization in Transition

C. G. Jung Collected Works Volume 11 Psychology and Religion West and East

C. G. Jung Collected Works Volume 12 Psychology and Alchemy

C. G. Jung Collected Works Volume 13 Alchemical Studies

C. G. Jung Collected Works Volume 14 Mysterium Coniunctionis

C. G. Jung Collected Works Volume 15 The Spirit in Man Art and Literature

C. G. Jung Collected Works Volume 16 The Practice of Psychotherapy

C. G. Jung Collected Works Volume 17 The Development of Personality

C. G. Jung Collected Works Volume 18 The Symbolic Life

C. G. Jung Collected Works Volume 19 Bibliography

 

-and if you really are up for it you can download all the books above here in one huge file: C. G. Jung Collected Works – 110 MB

The Lie Behind the Lie Detector – and how to beat a polygraph

Posted on | November 16, 2018 | No Comments

The Lie Behind the Lie DetectorThe Lie Behind the Lie Detector is now out in its fifth edition. The free book outlines the history of the lie detector, the science behind polygraphs and why they are highly unreliable bordering to plain pseudoscience. The authors George W. Maschke and Gino J. Scalabrini, who runs the website AntiPolygraph.org, takes the reader through the most common misconceptions about the lie detectors and tell the stories about some prominent scandals involving the misuse of lie detectors. The book even has several chapters on how to manipulate the results of most common used polygraphs. It is easier than you might think.

Download the free book The Lie Behind the Lie Detector (232 pages/ 3.75 MB) here:

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The Ramayana Condensed into English Verse

Posted on | November 2, 2018 | No Comments

Ramayana Epic of Rama in versesThis translation is the sixt attempt to make the Hindu epic Ramayana available in English from the original Sanskrit material. Romesh Dutt’s approach was to approximate the original presentation by translate it into English verses, a huge task, which he published in 1899. Romesh Dutt was born in Bengal and he had complete mastery of English. His first considerable essay was a history of Civilisation in Ancient India, which, though not a work of original research, fulfilled a useful purpose in its day. When freedom from Government service gave him the opportunity he set himself to writing the Economic History of India and India in the Victorian Age, the two together forming his chief contribution to the subject which he, more than any other Indian of his time, had made his own. In these books, there is much criticism of British administration, strongly felt if temperately expressed. Apart from this, its more controversial side, the work of Romesh Dutt is valuable mainly in that it has helped to reveal, to his own people no less than to ours, the spiritual riches of ancient India. ∪∀∞.

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Ramayana

 

The spiritual writings of Wassily Kandinsky

Posted on | October 28, 2018 | No Comments

Kandinsky Kleine WelteWassily Kandinsky was a Russian painter, art theorist, and poet. He became famous for painting the first purely abstract works as part of the Soviet avant-garde that flourished until about 1930. Kandinsky’s experiments became too much for Stalin’s increasing political control over the art-scene and also Kandinsky’s spiritual outlook was not comme il faut for the trending Soviet Realism. He went to Germany taught at the Bauhaus school of art and architecture for a few years until the Nazis closed it in 1933. Kandinsky’s paintings are among the most expensive at international auctions today, but his writings are often overlooked. Here is a collection, maybe the most complete you will find, of his writings on art and spirituality. Download the free pdf e-books here:

PDF ebook downloadOn the Spiritual in Art Kandinsky

 

PDF ebook downloadThe Art of Spiritual Harmony

 

PDF ebook downloadPoint and Line to Plane by Kandinsky

 

PDF ebook downloadKandinsky Russian and Bauhaus Years

 

PDF ebook downloadSounds by Kandinsky Wassily

 

Watch Wassily Kandinsky: A collection of 366 works (HD) here:

The Solar Anus

Posted on | October 14, 2018 | No Comments

The Solar AnusThe Solar Anus, originally L’anus solaire is a very peculiar work in the surrealistic genre. It was written in 1927 by the French author Georges Bataille and illustrated by André Masson in a later edition. From the book:

“An abandoned shoe, a rotten tooth, a snub nose, the cook spitting in the soup of his masters are to love what a battle flag is to nationality. An umbrella, a sexagenarian, a seminarian, the smell of rotten eggs, the hollow eyes of judges are the roots that nourish love. A dog devouring the stomach of a goose, a drunken vomiting woman, a sob­bing accountant, a jar of mustard represent the confusion that serves as the vehicle of love.”

Download English version of The Solar Anus here (26 pages/1.7MB):

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In the Elephant’s Footprint

Posted on | October 10, 2018 | No Comments

In the Elephants FootprintIn the Elephant’s Footprint is the transcriptions of three talks held at the Palelai Buddhist Temple in Singapore December 15-17, 2017. The topics are The Wisdom of Good, The Skills of Concentration and The Judgments of Insight.

It used to be that people thought that Buddhism was very pessimistic and talked about nothing but suffering, suffering, suffering. Nowadays, though, people are beginning to realize that the Buddha was actually talking about happiness. He talked about suffering because he wanted people to understand that there is suffering in life but that it’s also possible to find happiness in spite of the suffering. In fact, his teachings are all aimed at happiness. It’s just that we have to comprehend suffering before we can find a happiness that’s genuine and true.

The Buddha actually taught something much more daring and of much greater value, which is there is a happiness that we can attain through our efforts, something that’s not dependent on conditions; something that lies beyond the normal pleasures that come and go, a happiness that doesn’t change. The happiness he actually teaches is something that lies deeper in the heart. ∪∀∞.

In the Elephant's Footprint
Transcriptions of three talks held at the Palelai Buddhist Temple in Singapore December 15-17, 2017.
Written by: Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu
Published by: Metta Forest Monastery
Edition: First
ISBN: None
Available in: Ebook

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Awareness Itself

Posted on | October 8, 2018 | No Comments

Awareness ItselfAwareness Itself is dedicated to the life and teachings of the Thai monk Ajaan Fuang Jotiko. He was the teacher of the author of the book, Thanissaro Bhikkhu. The book is based on three other books, mainly Fuang’s The Language of the Heart and nearly the complete Transcendent Discernment. Not everything is a straight translation. Many of the anecdotes will make sense for western readers, so they have been retold to be more accessible for readers not familiar with Thai and monastic traditions of his time.

From the introduction:

“A group of Thai people once asked me what was the most amazing thing I have ever encountered in Ajaan Fuan, hoping that I would mention his mind-reading abilities of other supernatural powers. Although there were those – his knowledge of my mind seemed uncanny – I told them that what I found most amazing was his kindness and humanity.”

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An Unentangled Knowing – The Teachings of a Thai Buddhist Lay Woman

Posted on | September 28, 2018 | No Comments

Unentangled Knowing

An Unentangled Knowing with the subtitle; The Teachings of a Thai Buddhist Lay Woman outlines the life and work of Upāsikā Kee Nanayon he foremost female Dhamma teacher in twentieth-century Thailand. She was born in 1901 to a Chinese merchant family in Rajburi. During her teenage years, she devoted her spare time to Dhamma books and to meditation. In 1945, she gave up her business, joined her aunt and uncle in moving to the mountains, and there the three of them began a life devoted entirely to meditation. The small retreat they made for themselves in an abandoned monastic dwelling eventually grew to become the nucleus of a women’s practice center that has flourished to this day.

Upāsikā Kee was something of an autodidact. Although she picked up the rudiments of meditation during her frequent visits to monasteries in her youth, she practiced mostly on her own without any formal study under a meditation teacher. Most of her instruction came from books—the Pali Canon and the works of contemporary teachers—and was tested in the crucible of her own relentless honesty.

In the later years of her life, she developed cataracts that eventually left her blind, but she still continued a rigorous schedule of meditating and receiving visitors interested in the Dhamma. She passed away in 1978 after entrusting the center to a committee she appointed from among its members. Her younger sister, Upāsikā Wan, who up to that point had played a major role as supporter and facilitator for the center, joined the community within a few months of Upāsikā Kee’s death and soon became its leader, a position she held until her death in 1993. Now the center is once again being run by committee and has grown to accommodate 60 members.

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