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LOOKING INWARD: OBSERVATIONS ON THE ART OF MEDITATION. THE WHEEL PUBLICATION NO. 373/374.

by Tan Acharn Kor Khao-suan-luang.

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1991
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Kandy, Sri Lanka: Buddhist Publication Society, 1991. 57 pp, 7 1/8" H. "The teachings in this book are excerpts from the talks of Tan Acharn Kor Khao-suan-luang, one of modern Thailand's foremost women teachers of Dhamma. Concise and to the point, these talks provide incisive insight into the practice of meditation. They focus on points often misunderstood or overlooked,… Read more
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THE EASTERN BUDDHIST: AN UNSECTARIAN JOURNAL DEVOTED TO AN OPEN AND CRITICAL STUDY OF MAHAYANA BUDDHISM IN ALL OF ITS ASPECTS. NEW SERIES. Vol. VII No. 2. OCTOBER 1974/

by Suzuki Daisetz; Edward Conze; Tu Wei-ming; J.W. de Jong; Norman Wadell; Yamada Koun; A.w. Sadler; Frederick Franck; Kawasaki Shinjo.

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1974
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Kyoto: The Eastern Buddhist Society, Otani University, 1974. 132 pp, 9 1/4" H. Contents: Bankei Zenji, frontispiece; The Buddhist Conception of Reality, by Suzuki Daisetz; The Intermediary World, by Edward Conze; An Inquiry into Wang Yang-ming's Four-Sentence Teaching, by Tu Wei-ming; A Brief History of Buddhist Studies in Europe and America (Part II), by J.W. de Jong. Translations: The… Read more
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THE EASTERN BUDDHIST. VOLUME VIII, NOVEMBER, 1957, NUMBER 3 & AUGUST, 1958, NUMBER 4. 2 JOURNALS IN TOTAL.

by Shunjyo Nogami, Nanrei Sohaku Kobori, Enichi Ocho, Kyogo Sasaki.

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1957
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Kyoto, Japan: The Eastern Buddhist Society, 1957. 2 numbers of the Eastern Buddhist, 1957/58, 10 1/4" H - English text with sections of Japanese characters, each with b&w frontispiece and one other b&w illustration. 1. Volume VIII, Number 3, 50 pp. Contents - Article: A Study of Translatorship of the Wu-liang-shou-ching, by Shunjyo Nogami; Translations: Fo-Shuo Wu-liang-shou-ching; Pure… Read more
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THE EASTERN BUDDHIST: AN UNSECTARIAN JOURNAL DEVOTED TO AN OPEN AND CRITICAL STUDY OF MAHAYANA BUDDHISM IN ALL OF ITS ASPECTS. NEW SERIES. Vol. XVII No. 2. AUTUMN 1984.

by Suzuki Daisetz; Nishida Kitaro; Francis H. Cook; Ueda Yoshifumi; Graham Parkes; Hisamatsu Shin'ichi; Norman Waddell; James H. Sanford; Thomas P. Kasulis; Paul Swanson; Thomas Kirchner.

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1984
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Kyoto: The Eastern Buddhist Society, Otani University, 1984. 152 pp, 9 1/4" H. Contents: The Old Tea Seller (frontispiece); Articles (Transmigration / On the Doubt in the Heart / The Dialogue Between Hua-yen and Process Thought / The Mahayana Structure of Shinran's Thought II / Nietzsche and Nishitani on the Self through Time / On the 'Record of Rinzai'… Read more
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INSTRUCTIONS AU CUISINIER ZEN: TENZO KYOKUN / CORPS ET ESPRIT: D'APRES LE SHOBOGENZO / LA PRESENCE AU MONDE. 3 VOLUMES.

by Dogen. Books 1 & 2: Textes choisis et traduits du japonais par Janine Coursin. Book 3: Textes traduits et presentes par Vera Linhartova.

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1994
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9782070739943
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Paris: Le Promeneur / Editions Gallimard, 1994. 1. Instructions au cuisinier zen - ISBN 2070739945 - 71 pp. Avant-propos; Instructions au cuisinier zen; Propos de cuisiniers (Chia-shan Shan-hui 805-881 [Kassan Zenne] / Kuei-shan Ling-yu 771-853 [Isan Reiyu]); Plaisirs de table. 2. Corps et Esprit - ISBN 2070751007 - 150 pp. Avant-propos; Introduction (Le "Shobogenzo" / La dialectique… Read more
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ADVENTURES OF THE MONKEY GOD

by Waley, Arthur, translator. Abridged by Alison Waley.

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1988
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9789971490454
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Singapore: Graham Brash, 1988. 223 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "(O)ne of China's favourite classics, (this) is the Far East's story of evolution: the religions, the philosophies, the legends of the oldest civilisation on earth. Monkey is mankind - full of faults, mischievous, ambitious and vain. But he is also generous, valiant and intrepid. … Read more
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ASIAN ART. VOLUME V, NUMBER 3. SUMMER 1992: INDIAN CRAFT AND RITUAL.

by Huyler, Stephen P.; Waghorne, Joanne Punzo; Bolon, Carol Radcliffe; Sarin, Amita Vohra; Seth, Pepita.

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1991
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9780195075342
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New York: Oxford University Press / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution., 1991. 80 pp, 11" H. Colour and b&w photographs, map. Contents: Respecting Material Spirit; Dressing the Body of God: South Indian Bronze Sculpture in Its Temple Setting; Map of India; Bastar Brasses; A Dialogue with Serpents: A Snake Ritual of Kerala. Interior - clean… Read more
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THE CONCEPTION OF BUDDHIST NIRVANA (WITH SANSKRIT TEXT OF MADHYAMAKA-KARIKA).

by Stcherbatsky, Th. Analysis and Introduction by Jaideva Singh.

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1999
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9788120805293
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Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1999. 100 pp + 222 pp + 51 pp of Sanskrit text + 42 pp indexes & appendices, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "(P)rovides an English translation of Nagarjuna's chapters on Causality and Nirvana and Chandrakirti's comprehensive commentary on the Sanskrit Text and presents a rare exposition on the Madhyamaka Dialectic. The book is edited by Jaideva Singh… Read more
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BUDDHIST-SUTTAS. TRANSLATED FROM THE PALI. THE SACRED BOOKS OF THE EAST VOL. II.

by Davids, T.W. Rhys. F. Max Muller, editor.

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1989
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9788120801127
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Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1989. 320 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H) - burgundy boards with gold lettering and banding on spine. Contents: General Introduction to the Buddhist Suttas; The Book of the Great Decease (Maha-parinibbana Suttanta); The Foundation of the Kingdom of Righteousness (Dhamma-Kakka-ppavattana Sutta); On Knowledge of the Vedas (Tevigga Suttanta); If he should desire (Akankheyya Sutta); Barrenness and Bondage… Read more
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BUDDHIST ADVICE FOR LIVING & LIBERATION: NAGARJUNA'S 'PRECIOUS GARLAND'.

by Hopkins, Jeffrey.

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1998
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9781559390859
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Ithaca, New York: Snow Lion, 1998. 283 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H). English and Tibetan text. "Nagarjuna is renowned for his penetrating analysis of reality. In the 'Precious Garland', he offers intimate counsel on how to conduct one's life and how to construct social policies that reflect Buddhist ideals. The advice for personal happiness is concerned first with improving… Read more
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JAINISM AND THE NEW SPIRITUALITY.

by Parikh, Vastupal.

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2002
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9780968986301
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Toronto: Peace Publications, 2002. 226 pp, large 8vo (9" H). "Jainism is an ancient Indian religion, one with historical wisdom surprisingly relevant for the 21st century. This book is intended for two audiences: for those who want to understand the basic ideas and story of Jainism and also for those who seek ethical principles that may help society meet… Read more
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Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 2000. 300 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). "(C)ontains a metrical English rendering of an important Buddhist work in Pali named the 'Sutta-Nipata' with the original text in Romanized version on the opposite page. The Pali Canon, as it has come down to us, is divided into three Pitakas or 'baskets', viz. Vinaya-Pitaka, Sutta-Pitaka and Abhidhamma-Pitaka.… Read more
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THE WISDOM OF BUDDHISM.

by Humphreys, Christmas, editor.

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1960
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London: Michael Joseph, 1960. 280 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "The wisdom of Buddhism is to be found in its Scriptures and here is an attempt to compile a balanced selection from Buddhist writings. To reflect the growing Western interest in the subject, the Scriptures used by the Zen School of China and Japan are generously represented, there are… Read more
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MOUNTAINS AND A MONASTERY.

by Holmes, Peter.

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1958
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London: Geoffrey Bles, 1958. 191 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, 2 fold-out maps. "Spiti is a mountainous desert province, on the borders of Tibet, inhabited by a backward hill-folk whose way of life has not changed in a thousand years. It was there, in the village of Ranrik, that Peter Holmes, his wife Judy and their party… Read more
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New Delhi: Asian Educational Services, 1995. 23 pp + 82 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H) - red boards with gold lettering/banding on spine and front board. B&w plate (coins). Bump at bottom of spine, minor wear, very small dint on rear cover.. Reprint of the London, 1877 edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.
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ORIGINS OF ZEN: FLOWERING OF ZEN IN CHINA. ASIAPAC COMIC SERIES.

by Tsai Chih Chung, edited/illustrated by. Translated by Koh Kok Kiang.

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1994
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9789971985554
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Singapore: Asiapac, 1994. 107 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w cartoons. "The 28th Indian Zen Patriarch, Bodhidharma, made a fateful trip to China in 527 AD. The Zen teaching he introduced flourished in a foreign country and reached its Golden Age in Tang China whereas Buddhism was to eventually die out in the land of its birth. Orthodox Buddhism… Read more
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ONE TASTE: THE JOURNALS OF KEN WILBER.

by Wilber, Ken.

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1999
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9781570623875
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Boston: Shambhala, 1999. 386 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "If there is a theme to this journal it is that body, mind, and soul are not mutually exclusive. The desires of the flesh, the ideas of the mind, and the luminosities of the soul - all are perfect expressions of the radiant Spirit that alone inhabits the universe, sublime… Read more
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ABSENT LORD: ASCETICS AND KINGS IN A JAIN RITUAL CULTURE.

by Babb, Lawrence A.

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1996
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Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996. 244 pp, 8vo (9" H). "What does it mean to worship beings that one believes are completely indifferent to, and entirely beyond the reach of, any form of worship whatsoever? What are the implications of such a relationship with sacred beings for the religious life of a community? Using these questions as his… Read more
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NAGARJUNA'S SEVENTY STANZAS: A BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY OF EMPTINESS. (TRANSLATION AND COMMENTARY ON THE 'SEVENTY STANZAS ON EMPTINESS BY VENERABLE GESHE SONAM RINCHEN, VENERABLE TENZIN DORJEE, AND DAVID ROSS KOMITO.)

by Komito, David Ross. With Venerable Geshe Sonam Rinchen & Venerable Tenzin Dorjee. (Nagarjuna.)

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1987
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9780937938393
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Ithaca, New York: Snow Lion, 1987. 226 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "For almost two thousand years Nagarjuna's teachings have occupied a central position in Mahayana Buddhism. An essential part of the study and practice in the great Indian Buddhist monastic universities, these teachings were later incorporated into the Tibetan monastic programs which modeled their curricula on their Indian… Read more
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STUDIES IN JAINISM. 3 VOLUME SET. PRIMER / READER 1 / READER 2.

by Jain, Duli Chandra, editor.

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1997
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9780962610516
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Flushing, New York: Jain Study Circle, 1997. 58 pp, 90 pp, 164 pp, 8vo (9" H) - 3 volume set. Primer - ISBN 0962610518; Reader 1 - ISBN 096261050X; Reader 2 - ISBN 0962610526. Bump to the bottom of the spine of the Primer and Reader 1, minor wrinkling at the top/bottom of the spines, bump to the… Read more
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