The Nectar of Pain

The Nectar of Pain

In The Nectar of Pain, Zebian sheds light on the feelings and experiences that emerge from a painful heartbreak. She writes that the process of cleansing oneself of that pain—day by day, hour by hour, and second by second—is the real work of healing. With uncommon warmth and wisdom, Zebian empowers all who have lost to let go of anger and transform their suffering into the softness, sweetness, and beauty of nectar. She holds her readers by the hand as they heal.

The Nectar of Manjushri's Speech

A Detailed Commentary on Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva

The Nectar of Manjushri's Speech

The Bodhicharyavatara, or Way of the Bodhisattva, composed by the eighth-century Indian master Shantideva, has occupied an important place in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition throughout its history. It is a guide to cultivating the mind of enlightenment through generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience. In this commentary, Kunzang Pelden has compiled the pith instructions of his teacher Patrul Rinpoche, the celebrated author of The Words of My Perfect Teacher.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Acclaimed translation of one of yoga's most important and influential works covers eight-step path of Raja Yoga. This volume incorporates complete sutras, plus a valuable commentary by Veda-Vyasa and explanations by Vachaspati-Miçra.

The Religion Of The Samurai (Annotated Edition)

The Religion Of The Samurai (Annotated Edition)

This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive annotation of more than 10.000 words about the history and basics of Buddhism, written by Thomas William Rhys Davids * an interactive table-of-contents * perfect formatting for electronic reading devices This study of Zen philosophy and the disciples in China and Japan elaborates on the differences between Mahayana Buddhism and Theraveda. The Zen sect is one of many Buddhist sects and has millions of followers worldwide. Contents: Preface To Second Edition. Preface. Introduction. Chapter I. Life Of Shakyamuni Till His Appearance At Benares As A Teacher. Chapter Ii. Life Of Buddha From His Appearance As A Teacher At Benares To The Conversion Of Rahula. Chapter Iii. From The Commencement Of Rahula's Religious Life Till The Near Approach Of The Nirvana. Chapter Iv. Last Discourses And Death Of Buddha. Chapter V. The Patriarchs Of The Northern Buddhists. Chapter Vi. Sketch Of The History Of Buddhism In China. Chapter Vii. The Schools Of Chinese Buddhism. Chapter Viii. On Chi-K'ai And The T'ien-T'ai School Of Buddhism. Chapter Ix. The Buddhist Moral System. Chapter X. The Buddhist Calendar. Chapter Xi. Relation Of Buddhism To The Older Hindoo Mythology. Chapter Xii. The Buddhist Universe. Chapter Xiii. The Extended Universe Of The Northern Buddhists. Chapter Xiv. Buddhist Images And Image Worship. Chapter Xv. Monasteries At P'u-To. Chapter Xvi. Buddhist Processions, Associations, Pilgrimages, And Ceremonies For The Dead. Chapter Xvii. Buddhist Literature. Chapter Xviii. The Leng-Yen-King.--First Chapter. Chapter Xix. The Ekashloka Shastra. Chapter Xx. Effect Of Buddhism On The Philosophy Of The Sung Dynasty. Chapter Xxi. Feng-Shui; Or, The Wind And Water Superstition Of The Chinese. Chapter Xxii. Buddhist Phraseology In Relation To Christian Teaching. Chapter Xxiii. Notice Of The Wu-Wei-Kiau, A Reformed Buddhist Sect. Chapter Xxiv. Buddhism And Tauism In Their Popular Aspects. Chapter Xxvi. Books And Papers That May Be Consulted For The Study Of Chinese Buddhism.

Nectar of the Lavender

Nectar of the Lavender

A recently unemployed man wracked by the guilt of his best friend’s suicide seeks revenge against those he believes are culpable. Armed with just a hard-drive, he must search for clues to take on the notorious Negatory Nine, the white collar thugs he holds responsible for Jeff’s untimely death. On his emotional journey he addresses his own psychological scars through the cameo appearances of eccentric and colourful characters who help remind him of life’s little pleasures. Ultimately he must decide whether he wants to sacrifice peace of mind in the pursuit of Jeff’s honour, and whether the journey is more valuable than the destination. Nectar of the Lavender is an exciting account of one man’s interpretation of the world he exists in, and resolves the question of whether society’s domineering bullies can get away with committing violations without remorse.

It is the same light

the enlightening wisdom of Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS)

It is the same light

In Volume Four of “It Is The Same Light” series (SGGS pages 601-800), author Daljit Singh Jawa continues to share the beauty of the SGGS with those who have limited familiarity with the language (Gurumukhi), history, or context. The following are some of the comments received on volume 1 of this series. “This translation of Guru Granth Sahib is one of the best English translations in my view, as it is in simple understandable English, each shabad’s summary message is given, there is connection between the shabads to reveal continuity of thought process in Guru ji’s message. Thanks to S Daljit Singh ji for the great work which will benefit future generations understand Guru Ji’s message easily.” -Amarjit Singh, M.D., University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York “A monumental undertaking, reflecting a lifetime of devotion to the Sri Guru Granth Sahib and to the scholarly study of its voluminous texts. Both its rendition of the original Gurmukhi script, with accompanying English transliteration, and its erudite commentary on each of the Granth’s many hymns mark this work as a stunning achievement which will benefit all serious students of the Sikh religion and of world religions in general.” -Barry Crawford, Ph.D., Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas

Be(loved)

Poetry and Prose for the Journey Home

Be(loved)

This book is the poetic memoir for anyone brave enough to recover their inner voice. Dakota's words slip past the masks we all wear and reminds us the gift of authentic living. His work has been compared to that of a modern day mystic with a poetic style like Rumi and Hafiz, with a forward written by fellow author and poet Allie Michelle (Explorations of a Cosmic Soul). For readers who loved Rupi Kaur (Milk and Honey), Nayyirah Waheed (Salt), Najwa Zebian (The Nectar of Pain) and more, Dakota's collection breathes fresh life and new perspective into a saturated space. "Every heart deserves a voice, if you are looking, borrow mine." -Dakota Adan

King of Pain

The Descent, Book 1

King of Pain

Welcome To a World of Unbridled Psychological Horror KING OF PAIN - The Descent is Book 1 of the series, 'A Journey to Hell & Back Through the Mind's Eye.' It is the haunting story of a nameless, faceless character caught in the grip of nihilism and horrific self-destruction. You are invited into the character's twisted and tormented mind, where you'll experience evil, madness and atrocities unspeakable. Always in the company of his Russian Blue cat 'Uncle Joey,' he travels through the dregs of humanity and finds solace in all that is filthy and deplorable; the junkie ecosystem, a throng of parasitical people feeding off of each other in Building #1, the abode of a certain old man named Ralphy, known by all as The Cockroach Prince. As the maze of characters gets more dangerous and some seek to destroy him, there are players behind the scenes that believe he can overcome, including his eccentric mother Marina, an unknown yet benevolent ghost, Father Corbin, an unconventional priest with unique spiritual abilities and insight, and Slade, the Indian Warrior who tries to introduce him to the purging ceremonies of his people. The character's only human support comes from friends like Jim, a half-white, half-Cherokee freight train of violence and frantic drug consumption; Martin, the chronically-addicted former mob boss and city overlord, and Jonathon, a newly-orphaned youth who admires the main character and has himself given up on life. But time is running out. As the character’s self destruction breeds more intense psychological suffering, the visions turn darker and more sinister; demonic apparitions begin to appear in his Mind's Eye and even in his tangible reality. . He is thus catapulted into the very center of his existence where he comes face to face with the ultimate archenemy.. Encounter angels and demons, experience the end of the world and enter the character's soul, where he comes face-to-face with CEO, his personal and self-devised Satan. Will he make it out of this nightmarish world of insanity? Or will his enemies triumph and drag his soul to hell? Sometimes Reality, Is The Hardest Thing to Face From the Author: KING OF PAIN: What would it be like to travel into a world of death, insanity, depravity and violence INSIDE the human soul? Plagued by endless painful emotions, confusion, hatred and rage, a mind can, in essence, create an inner world of death more terrifying and vile than any movie or news report. That internal film is always playing; unfettered by human laws or reasons to restrain, this 'soul footage' can roll horrific scenes of unrestrained mass murder and human debasement. Who is the wiser if he pillages and murders inside of his own mind? Who can imprison him for perpetrating these despicable yet abstract deeds? What of this inner world... this inner hell where everything and anything can come to pass? Is it all in the imagination, or are there (real) malevolent forces behind the curtain? And so I was intrigued by "The Mind's Eye," the lens that goes above and beyond three-dimensional reality; a razor-sharp, ocular blade that severs all that is illusory. But what happens when, upon closer scrutiny, we discover that illusion is, perhaps, more real than what the naked eye can see. Yet the horrors that appear before the Mind's Eye are a mere reflection of the destructive choices that the character makes. So what if we took this character and placed him in a hopeless path of self - destruction, a path so irrevocable and vile that it actually fueled the mental machinations? And this inner hell that he creates is the only outlet that he has for the suffering and psychological pain that assaults him day and night, a direct result of the insanely-destructive choices that he makes, knowing that his demise looms, but pressing on nonetheless, and with glee and defiance. What can he do to find relief but to reach out and soothe the misery with liquids, powders, pebbles and any other compounds he can find? But that is not enough; the more he partakes, the more he craves, and the more he craves, the more his life falls apart, and the more he loses control, the more he is consumed with hate and rage. As his emotions collapse and humanity disappears, the character is assaulted by horrifying visions, dreams and spiritual apparitions. And this blood-paved road leads to the very place that he always shunned; yes, this road leads to the center of himself. There, for the first time, he finds himself standing face-to-face with his loving enemy and indefatigable tormentor. And so, towards the end of this volume, our nameless character says: "I crown myself KING OF PAIN, walking down my self-made Calvary with the world's crosses on my back, on the pathway to becoming my own self-righteous martyr." This statement was somewhat of a shock to me when it came because it showed that, somewhere inside his corrupted mind, there is an awareness that shows him flashes of truth and clarity. But will that be enough to uproot and destroy an evil so deeply rooted? While a betting man would put his money on violent death and eternal perdition for our character, the force of free-will, coupled with love rediscovered, could very well equal or even surpass the power of E=Mc2, could it not? Together, we shall discover his fate.

Happiness

A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill

Happiness

This step-by-step guide to achieving happiness is the most significant book of its kind since Daniel Goleman's runaway bestseller, Emotional Intelligence. 'A remarkable book. It is hard to imagine a more convincing guide to that elusive thing: happiness' Pankaj Mishra. Although we are materially better off than ever before, surveys show that we are depressed and listless. In his revolutionary book, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard shows that happiness is not just an emotion, but a skill that can be developed. Free of jargon, Happiness contains simple exercises that will train the mind to recognize and pursue happiness by concentrating on the fundamental things in life, and in doing so change the way we view the world. Matthieu Ricard exhorts us to realize the toxic, self-harming nature of anger and envy, get off the roller coaster of alternating happiness and unhappiness, and instead experience the pleasure of being calmly alive and aware. - Sunday Times

Illustrated Dictionary of Podiatry and Foot Science E-Book

Illustrated Dictionary of Podiatry and Foot Science E-Book

More than just a collection of simple definitions, the Illustrated Dictionary of Podiatry is a pocket-reference guide for students and practitioners which covers anatomy, pathology, systemic disease, clinical diagnostic tests, treatment and management of foot problems and much more. Along with its handy size, a cross-referencing system helps make the Dictionary as user friendly as possible and draws the content together, while the many tips, tables, line drawings and photographs (including a colour section) expand on entries and summarize information on essential points. Over 150 illustrations including colour plates Cross referencing for ease of use Includes tables, charts and clinical tips to enhance understanding Essential areas covered including: Anatomy Aetiology Pathology Systemic disease Clinical diagnostic tests Treatment and management