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    This is written especially for anyone who wants to have a deeper understanding of the spiritual traditions of India and learn what is the importance and history of the many holy sites that you can visit while traveling within this country. It is written for both those who are new to India and those who are experienced.

    India has one of the most ancient cultures on the planet that is still a living and dynamic tradition. Many of the customs and rituals that we can see today have existed for thousands of years. This is what makes this country so interesting and draws so many people to it. It is the culture of yoga, meditation, gurus, spiritual philosophy, ancient festivals, holy men and women, sacred mountains and rivers, and the potential for becoming more aware of who we are and the purpose of life. This is what continues to attract people from all walks of life, and try to look beyond the veil of its mysteries.  

    Spiritual India is for anyone who wants to know of the many holy sites that you can visit while traveling within India, how to reach them, and what is the history and significance of these most spiritual of sacred sites, temples and festivals. It also provides a deeper understanding of the mysteries and spiritual traditions of India.

    Spiritual India includes:

       Descriptions of the Temples and their architecture, and what you will see at each place.
       Explanations of holy places of Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, and Muslims.
       The spiritual benefits a person acquires by visiting the holy places.
       Convenient itineraries to take to see the most of each area of India, which is divided into East, Central, South, North, West and the Far Northeast. and Nepal.
       Packing list suggestions and how to prepare for your trip to India, and problems to avoid.
       How to get the best experience you can from your visit to India.
       How the spiritual side of India can positively change you forever.

    This guide book goes beyond the usual descriptions of the typical tourist attractions and opens up the spiritual venue waiting to be revealed for a far deeper experience on every level. MsSVig

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    Three years in the making, this interactive CD is an outstanding audio-visual presentation of Srila Prabhpadas classic translation of the Bhagavad-gita. This CD-ROM features audiovisual shows on each of the Bhagavad-gitas five principal topics and includes a 35-minute video on the fascinating life of Srila Prabhupada, the author.

    More features:
    -In Analogies and Examples youll find many illustrated examples and analogies used through Bhagavad-Gita As It Is.
    -In Chapter Summaries you can read an illustrated summary of each chapter of the Bhagavad-Gita.
    -The History and Tradition of the Bhagavad-Gita are ancient and cast. The Bhagavad-Gita is a section of a larger text called Mahabharata, a work of 100,000 verses -- the longest poem in the world. Here you can read a short summary of this work.

    Recommended System Requirements:
    Designed for Windows 95/98, Windows NT, MacOS 7.6.1. PC: Pentium processor, 32 MB RAM, 4X CD-ROM player, 16-bit color display
    Note: We cannot gaurantee this CD-ROM will work on Windows ME, 2000 or XP.

    Spiritually speaking this CD contains:

       Entire text of Srila Prabhupada's English Bhagavad-gita As It Is with diacritic marks and synchronized illustrations
       Verses in Sanskrit and Gujarati
       Roman transliterations
       Word-to-Word meanings
       Narration of all Translations and Sanskrit verses
       Background information to the Bhagavad-gita
       Greeting the Deities simulation [multimedia presentation]
       Glories to Chanting the Holy Name [multimedia presentation]
       Search by chapter,verse or phrase
       Printing facility for printing any verse
       Extract feature for importing text into other documents
       Disciplic Succession [multimedia presentation]
       Bhajans by Srila Prabhupada [multimedia presentation]

    For the techies this CD contains:

       30 hours of audio (losslessly compressed)
       275 full-color illustrations
       Real-time full-screen motion of illustrations
       Full-screen video clips
       Real-time audio decompression
       Direct-to-screen video technology under Windows (VESA)

    This is no ordinary re-rendering of the text into electronic form. In this CD; see the Bhagavad-gita come to life on your own PC (Windows '98, '95, or 3.x). MsSVig

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    Astrology, Science Of Knowledge And Reason: A Treatise On The Heavenly Bodies In An Easy And Comprehensive Form
    by Ellen H. Bennett

    Content:

    1. AN HISTORICAL REVIEW
    2. ORIGIN OF THE DAYS AND THE WEEK
    3. CHRONOLOGY, OR THE ART OF MEASURING Time
      Chronological Periods.
    4. CoSMOGONY, OR CREATION OF THE WORLD
      Table of the Ages of Adam, Seth, and their Children
    5. THE ANCIENT GoD SATURN, OR KRONOS
    6. DESTINY
    7. THE MONTHS AND WEEKS
    8. SATURN AND THE SABBATH OF THE JEWS
    9. GREEK MYTHOLOGISTS,
    10. ELEUBINIAN MYSTERIES
    11. THE HEAVENS
       The Planets-Ancient Zodiac of Thebes-The Signs of
        the Zodiac- Diagram of Sun's Motion in the Zodiac
       -The Dragon's Head and Tail-The Part of Fortune- Erecting
        a Figure of the Heavens-Of the Aspects.
    12. OF THE TWELVE HousEs, THEIR NATURE AND
       SIGNIFICATION
    13. THE PLANETS AND THEIR SIGNIFICATIONS
       The colors of the Planets and Signs .
    14. OBSERVATIONS AND PREDICTIONS
       A Ship and her safety or Destruction-Parts of a Ship
       Ruled by the Signs-Lawsuits and their Success-How
       the Parties Shall Agree after Marriage-Sickness, and
       Length of Time before Recovery.
    15. ASTROLOGY AND MEDICINE
    16. THE PRINCIPLES OF WISDOM
       Rationale of the Astrological Aspect-Climacteric Years.
    17. THE ESSENTIAL DIGNITIES OF THE PLANETS
       Table - Explanation of the Table - Considerations before
       Judgment.
    18. WHAT SIGNIFICATOR, QUERENT, AND QUESITED, ARE;
           AND AN INTRODUCTION TO THE JUDGMENT OF A QUESTION.
             
           To know Whether a Thing Demanded will be Brought to
            Perfection - Of the True Time of Erecting a Figure -
            Of the Planets which Hinder the Thing Demanded in any
          Question.
    19. ELEMENTARY MOTIONS OF THE TWELVE SIGNS
       The Planets Ruling the Seven Days of the Week.
    20. PLANETS IN THEIR OWN HOUSES, AND IN THOSE OF
       EACH OTHER, AS THEY ARE LORDS OF A NATIVITY
       Saturn -Jupiter-Mars-The Sun-Venus-Mercury-The Moon.
    21. HORARY INQUIRIES
      The Planet Neptune-Rules to Find the Time the Moon
      Forms an Aspect in the Heavens-Members of Body the
       Planets lnfluence

    22 TRIGONOMETRICAL FORMULAE FOR WORKING ASTRONOMICAL PROBLEMS

    23 SPIRITUAL AFFINITIES
        Instructions in Making Horoscopes.

    24. DEscriptION OF PERSONS IN EACH OF THE TwELVE SIGNS
      Saturn in the Twelve Signs-Jupiter in the Twelve Signs- Mars
      in the Twelve Signs-'The Sun in the twelve signs
      -Venus in the Twelve Signs-Mercury in the Twelve
      Signs-The Moon in the Twelve Signs.
    25. EFFECTS OF THE AsPECTs BETWEEN THE SIGNIFICATORS
    26. THE NATURES OF THE PLANETS
      Observations on the Effects of Directions- Specific Rules - Final
      Observations.
    27. THE SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC RULING THE TWELVE
       MoNTHs
      Aquarius -Pisces-Aries- Taurus-Gemini-Cancer-Leo
      - Virgo-Libra-Scorpio-Sagittarius-Capricornus.
    28. THE MooN IN THE HUMAN BoDY As SHE PASSES
       THROUGH THE TWELVE SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC
    29. COUNTRIES RULED BY THE TWElVE SIGNS
    30. THE SEVENTH HOUSE AND ITS QUESTIONS
    31. THE TENTH HousE AND ITs QUESTIONS-PREFERMENT,TRADE, OR PROFESSIONS
        Whether a Person Shall Remain in the Office He Holds or Not.
    32. THE NATURE AND EFFECTS OF THE FIXED STARS
    33. DEscriptION OF PERSONS-THEIR TEMPERAMENT,
       DISPOSITION, AND DISEASE UNDER THE TWELVE SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC
         Characters of the Planets-Aspects and their Character.
    34. RULES FOR JUDGING LAWSUITS  
        Winning Testimonies-Losing Testimonies-When to Sell Land or Property.
    35. PLANETARY INFLUENCES ON NATURE
        Marriage-Fortune of Marriage-Riches and Advantages in
        Marriage-Signs of Late Marriage-Marriage oF Women- Riches
        and Good Fortune by Marriage-Signs of Late marriage-
        The Form of Body, Stature, and General Character
        of Wife or Husband.
    36. ASTROLOGICAL HINTS TO FARMERS
    37. AIDS TO THE FORETELLING OF THE WEATHER
        Fortunate Days in the Week.
    38. THE GODDESS CALI
    39. THE CHARACTER AND NUMBER OF THE BELIEVERS
        IN ASTROLOGY, SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN
    40. EXPLANATION OF TERMS USED IN THIS WORK
    MsSVig

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    A Fortune Teller Told Me, presented by Brendan Mc Donnell, documents his journey into the world of astrology, numerology, naadi, palm reading, tarot and every imaginable method of divination in an effort to discover if the future can be predicted. Inspired by the journey of Tiziano Terzani. Directed by Jose Gomez. Produced by Brendan Mc Donnell.

    00:59:20 х 6 vids

    Has hard coded Russian (?) subs. Spoken language ENGLISH by interviewer repeats in English for the camera what has been said in many parts by interviewees
    The is the best version I have found yet of this TV series.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkyQyGZY-WE

    TVRip
    AVI
    DivX
    1300 Кbps, 640Х480 (4:3), at 25.000 fps, MPEG-4 Visual (DivX 5) (Packed bitstream)(BVOP)
    128 Kbps, 48.0 KHz, 2 channels, MPEG Audio (MP3) (Version 1) (Layer 3) (Joint stereo/MS Stereo) MsSVig

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    Scholastic Magic
    Ritual and Revelation in Early Jewish Mysticism

    Michael D. Swartz

    Princeton University Press 1996
    262 + x pp.

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    Table of Contents

    Part I : Introduction

    Chapter 1
    Mentalities of Ancient Judaism ... 3

    Chapter 2
    Memory, Torah, and Magic ... 33

    Part II : The Sar-Torah Texts

    Chapter 3
    The Texts ... 53

    Chapter 4
    Sar-Torah Narratives: Translation and Analysis ... 62

    Chapter  5
    Sar-Torah Rituals and Related Texts ... 109

    Part III : Ritual and Revelation

    Chapter 6
    Ritual and Purity ... 153

    Chapter 7
    Tradition and Authority ... 173

    Part IV : Conclusions

    Chapter 8
    Scholastic Magic ... 209

    Bibliography ... 231
    Source Index ... 249
    General Index ... 257

    ======================

    In exploring the social background of early Jewish mysticism, "Scholastic magic" tells the story of how imagination and magic were made to serve memory and scolasticism. In the visionary literature that circulated between the fifth and ninth centuries, there are strange tales of ancient rabbis conjuring the angel known as Sar-Torah, the "Prince of the Torah". This angel endowed the rabbis themselves with spectacular memory and skill in learning, and then taught them the formulas for giving others these gifts. This literature according to Michael Swartz, gives us rare glimpses of how ancient and medieval Jews who stood outside the mainstream of Rabbinic leadership viewed Torah and ritual. Through close readings of the texts, he uncovered unfamiliar dimensions of the classical Judaic idea of Torah and the Rabbinic civilization that forged them. Swartz sets the stage for his final analysis with a discussion of the place of memory and orality in ancient and medieval Judaism and how early educational and physiological theories were marshalled for the cultivation of memory. He then examines the unusual magical rituals for conjuring angels and ascending to heaven as well as the author's attitudes to authority and tradition, showing them to have subverted essential Rabbinic values even as they remained beholden to them. The result is a ground-breaking analysis of the social and conceptual background of Rabbinic Judaism and ancient mediterranean religions. Offering complete translations of the principal Sar-Torah texts, "Scholastic magic" will become essential reading for those interested in religion in the ancient and medieval world, ritual studies, and popular religion.

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    MsSVig

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    My apologies - The previous torrent infringed the uploading rules.

    Here are the Reiki Evolution Training manuals again, correctly packaged this time :o)

    Just goes to show I don't create new torrents often enough.  :whistle:




    Description from the website
    http://reiki-evolution.co.uk

    Unfortunately there are many people out there in the world of Reiki who were not given any sort of manual when they did their training, or were given a manual that leaves a lot to be desired.

    We believe that it is very important for a student to have detailed instructions that they can refer to whenever they need to, and we have tried to make the course manuals that we give to our students as detailed and comprehensive, and user-friendly, as we can.

    We have decided to make our Reiki Evolution course manuals available to anyone who would like to benefit from them.

    On this page you can order a professionally-printed 'hard copy' of the manuals, or alternatively you can download a 'PDF file' version of the manuals at a reduced price by visiting our Reiki eBooks page.

    Who Would Benefit from using these manuals?

    These manuals are ideal for people finding out about Reiki for the first time, and who would like detailed and accurate information, presented in a simple, down-to-earth and easily-understandable style. They would also be ideal for Reiki First Degree or Second Degree practitioners, or Reiki Masters and Teachers. All our manuals are GUARANTEED so if for any reason you are unhappy with them, return them to us for a full refund.

    Set Includes: First and Second Degree manuals, the Reiki Master Teacher manual and the Five Element Reiki



    These manuals are a very good resource. Plenty of Japanese techniques with some researched western thrown in. Taggart is not in my lineage however, so i can't comment on his actual classes. MsSVig

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    TheOccult.bz Exclusive... sharing elsewhere will result in being banned!


    A selection of articles about Reiki written by Reiki Master Taggart King.

    Availalble for purchase at http://reiki-evolution.co.uk

    I bought this myself so am making this torrent exclusive but available to all.



    Amazon Description

    This is a collection of 18 inspiring Reiki articles written by Reiki Master Teacher Taggart King from Reiki Evolution and is suitable for people at all; Reiki levels, whether you are an absolute beginner, Practitioner or Reiki teacher.They take a unique view of Reiki, bringing Reiki back to its Japanese roots and getting rid of a lot of the clutter and unnecessary rules and regulations that have attached themselves to Reiki over the years. Free from New Age odd-ons like spirit guides, angels and chakras, these inspiring articles deal with the essential themes of First and Second Degree, explain about mindfulness and show how to embrace the Reiki precepts. You can discover approaches to working with intuition and intent, embrace simplicity and practise special symbol meditations. You'll find out about remote treatments, Reiki sensations, and how compassion, the principles of kaizen and feng shui can transform your practice. You'll discover how earth ki and heavenly ki are at the very core of your Reiki experience and learn the "Ten Rules of Reiki".




    :innocent: MsSVig

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    From the Back Cover

    "A good laugh makes you ten years younger, whilst worry turns the hair grey."
    'Chinese Proverb'

    The ancient Chinese understood that positive emotions can keep us healthy whilst negative emotions significantly and unfavourably affect our health. Our bodies manifest our emotions, for example worry can deplete the immune system and frustration and anger can strain the heart. 'Healing Your Emotions' gives us a fuller understanding of the mind-body connection and the prevention of disease. Based on the Chinese Five Elements theory, it shows us how to create balance through powerful but gentle exercises which work with the Elements that rule certain parts of our body, personality and emotions. This important new approach shows us how to identify our Constitutional Type and use an action plan which borrows from both Eastern and Western techniques such as Qi Gong and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

    Learn how to:
    • Enjoy better health now and in the future
    • Identify and deal with the emotions which stop you being healthy
    • Discover your constitutional type and create balance within
    • Enhance your self awareness, develop stability and your inner sense of worth

    This is a book which will help you to transform anger, conquer fear, release sadness and break the worry habit – and restore health and well-being.

    About the Author

    Angela & John Hicks are the joint principals of the College of Integrated Chinese medicine in Reading. Angela is author of The Five Laws for Healthy Living, Principles of Acupuncture and Principles of Chinese Medicine. John is author of Principles of Chinese Herbal Medicine. They have been practising for over 17 years. MsSVig

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    Kapiel Raaj - Astrology At The Speed of Light (Vedic Astrology)



    World governments practice this science every hour of the day, but, only the true Vedic calculated methods which were used by Egyptians and Mayans. Saturn, according to these higher ups, is the most important and the most powerful planet out there for gaining wealth and power. Now, you can learn the true meaning of this celestial power. I bring you the easiest way to learn true and original Astrology and its secrets. I goes into details about all the ABCD of Astrology. This is a guide for people who lost faith, or never trusted astrology, due to lack of depth in their weekly or yearly sun signs and moon signs horoscopes. Stop looking at those useless websites and newspapers; you weren't wrong in losing faith, because what you saw was not even the surface, let me show you the rabbit hole. I also discuss some of the secrets, and misconceptions of astrology and Numerology, which most astrologers do not imply into their daily practice.

    Index for Astrology @ The speed of Light

       Inside the book you will find the true history of Astrology and its not so human origin past
       Different between western and eastern astrology.
       What really is a zodiac sign in mathematical terms.
       What are true personality of planets.
       Planets in Houses and their meaning.
       What is Rahu and Ketu.
       How to judge good or bad planets in a horoscope
       What are hemming of planets
       How to study conjunctions
       How to judge dasha and antra dasha in vedic astrology
       What are Dasha's including K.P. Astrology/Nadi Astrology co-ordinates predction.
       How to read a Vedic Astrology chart. (easiest Astrology chart in the world)
       How to predict from looking at a chart.
       What is Atmakara and chara Atmakara?
       What are aspects in astrology. (Aspects made very easy for you)
       Importance of Divisional charts.(Very Important on finding about career)
       Importance of Nakshatra and degrees.
       How to do Kundali matching in vedic astrology and its misconceptions.
       What are some misconceptions of zodiac signs in western vs eastern.
       Medical Astrology
       Important and not so important yogas in astrology.
       History of gemstone remedy and how to really prescribe a gemstone.
       Misconceptions of other astrological methods like Lal Kitab and its remedies.
       Atamakra & Karkamasa meanings.
       How to study D9 (Navmansa) chart?
       How to study D10 (Dasamsa) chart?
       What is Raj Yoga?
       What is Dhan yoga?
       What is hora of the Moon and Sun for attaining wealth!
       Secret to finding career and path in life.
       Signs of divorce and remedy.
       Signs of Late marriage and remedy.
       Signs of denial of marriage and remedy.
       Anger problems and verbal abuse and remedy.
       Signs of car accidents and remedy.
       Signs of financial debt and remedy.
       Abortion, miscarriage and denial of children with remedy.
       Foreign settlements
       Education of a person
       How to find your career through astrology.
       Career by Planets
       Career by Houses
       Career by Signs
       Numerology secrets and remedies in numerology
       Life path 1-9
       Name Change Secrets

    Pages: 168 MsSVig

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    Chogyam Trungpa - Community Talks

    Cool Boredom - Jan 19, 1973
    Cynicism & Warmth - Jan 23, 1973
    Disappointment - Sept 7, 1972
    No Turning Back - Feb 9, 1973
    Parrots and Rhinoceroses - April 6, 1973
    Phase Two - June 16, 1972
    Trust Run Wild - July 10, 1972
    Work - April 21, 1972

    Chögyam Trungpa (1940–1987)—meditation master, teacher, and artist—founded Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, the first Buddhist-inspired university in North America; the Shambhala Training program; and an international association of meditation centers known as Shambhala International. He is the author of numerous books including Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, and The Myth of Freedom. MsSVig

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    Chogyam Trungpa - Life and Teachings of Marpa
    Barnet Vermont, September 1-4, 1973

    A seminar with Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, on Marpa the Translator, the eleventh century teacher who helped to bring Buddhism from India to Tibet.

    Marpa the Translator, the eleventh-century farmer, scholar, and teacher, is one of the most renowned saints in Tibetan Buddhist history. In the West, Marpa is best known through his teacher, the Indian yogin Naropa, and through his closest disciple, Milarepa. This lucid and moving seminar documents the fascinating life of Marpa, who, unlike many other Tibetan masters, was a layman, a skillful businessman who raised a family while training his disciples.

    As a youth, Marpa was inspired to travel to India to study the Buddhist teachings, for at that time in Tibet, Buddhism has waned considerably through ruthless suppression by an evil king. The author paints a vivid picture of Marpa's three journeys to India: precarious mountain passes, desolate plains teeming with bandits, greedy customs-tax collectors. Marpa endured many hardships, but nothing to compare with the trials that ensued with his guru Naropa and other teachers. Yet Marpa succeeded in mastering the tantric teachings, translating and bringing them to Tibet, and establishing the Practice Lineage of the Kagyus, which continues to this day.

    Chogyam Trungpa (1940–1987)—meditation master, teacher, and artist—founded Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, the first Buddhist-inspired university in North America; the Shambhala Training program; and an international association of meditation centers known as Shambhala International. He is the author of numerous books including Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, and The Myth of Freedom. MsSVig

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    Title: The Flood Myths of Early China
    Author: Mark Edward Lewis
    Publisher: State University of New York Press, Albany (SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture)
    Year: 2006
    Length: 248 pages
    ISBN-13: 978-0-7914-6663-6
    Subject: 1. Floods - China - Folklore. 2. Floods - China - Religious aspects.

    From the Back Cover
    Early Chinese ideas about the construction of an ordered human space received narrative form in a set of stories dealing with the rescue of the world and its inhabitants from a universal flood. This book demonstrates how early Chinese stories of the re-creation of the world from a watery chaos provided principles underlying such fundamental units as the state, lineage, the married couple, and even the human body. These myths also supplied a charter for the major political and social institutions of Warring States (481–221 BC) and early imperial (220 BC–AD 220) China.

    In some versions of the tales, the flood was triggered by rebellion, while other versions linked the taming of the flood with the creation of the institution of a lineage, and still others linked the taming to the process in which the divided principles of the masculine and the feminine were joined in the married couple to produce an ordered household. While availing themselves of earlier stories and of central religious rituals of the period, these myths transformed earlier divinities or animal spirits into rulers or ministers and provided both etiologies and legitimation for the emerging political and social institutions that culminated in the creation of a unitary empire. MsSVig

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    Title: The Nine Songs: A Study of Shamanism in Ancient China
    Author: Yuan Qu
    Editor: Arthur Waley
    Publisher: City Light Books, San Fransisco, CA
    Year: 1 January 1973
    Length: 64 pages

    From the Back Cover:
    In ancient China the shaman was prophet, healer, dancer and singer, sometimes regarded an outcast, though treated always with high consideration. In these beautiful songs, known in China since at least the second century A.D., the always fleeting relationship of shaman and Spirit is seen as that of lovers. The typical form is this: first the shaman (a man if the deity is female, a woman is the deity is male) sees the Spirit descending and goes out to meet it, riding an equipage sometimes drawn by strange and mythical creatures. In the next part of the sonf the shaman's meeting with the Spirit (a sort of mantic honeymoon) is over. The spirit has provided fickle and the shaman wanders about love-born, waiting in vain for the lover's return. Between these two parts may have come the shaman's main ecstatic dance.

    About the Author:
    Arthur Waley (1889-1966) is highly regarded for his many translations of Chinese and Japanese literature.
    MsSVig

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    "In this remarkable book, Ajahn Buddhadasa teaches us beautifully, profoundly, and simply the meaning of sunnata, or voidness, which is a thread that links every great school of Buddhism....He teaches us the truth of this voidness with the same directness and simplicity with which he invites us into his forest." — from the foreword by Jack Kornfield MsSVig

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    In this book there are practice instructions for seven different methods of meditation including: 1. The Awareness Watching Awareness Method. 2. The Abandon Release Method. 3. The Eternal Method. 4. The Infinite Space Method. 5. The Loving All Method. For thousands of years humans have been stuck in the same pool of inward unsolved problems. Thousands of years ago humans had the problems of suffering, sorrow, anger, fear, violence, conning, cheating, lying, death, etc. Today humans have the problems of suffering, sorrow, anger, fear, violence, conning, cheating, lying, death, etc. All of those problems have a single cause. In this book the cause of the lack of progress and the solution that actually works is revealed. There is a secret, a missing link, a vicious circle, that is keeping humans stuck in the same pool of unsolved problems. That secret, that missing link, that vicious circle is revealed in this book. How to break free of that ancient human trap is also revealed in this book. The solutions taught in the past have failed. Not even one in a million humans has been freed from all suffering and been established in absolutely perfect infinite-eternal-awareness-love-bliss by the solutions that have been taught in the past. It is possible to be free of all sorrow and suffering and to experience absolutely perfect infinite eternal joy in this lifetime. It is possible for all humans, not just a few humans. There is a rapid means to infinite bliss. That rapid means is taught in this book. Whatever spiritual path you are on, this book will be a great help. The problem of the ego distorting, distracting and keeping the attention directed outward is a problem shared by all humans, whatever path they are on. The ego's tricks have seldom been looked at in spiritual literature. The ego's tricks are revealed in this book. How to put an end to the ego's tricks is also taught in this book, making this book a unique and immensely valuable contribution. This book is a great help to all humans, including those who are not on a spiritual path, because the most direct and rapid means to end suffering and sorrow and to live in awareness-love-bliss, is of benefit to all. For human consciousness to be transformed something new must be introduced. This book introduces something new into human consciousness. It is rare that a spiritual book goes into detail revealing the tricks the ego uses to avoid liberation. The Most Direct Means to Eternal Bliss is such a rare book. Step-by-step instructions in how to put an end to the ego's tricks are given in this book. This book shows how to directly experience infinite-eternal-awareness-love-bliss in this lifetime. This book contains a detailed description of the difference between the True Self and the imposter self. Detailed instructions in how to directly experience the True Self are given in this book. Of the thousands of spiritual books you could purchase, The Most Direct Means to Eternal Bliss is the best first choice. This is the book that created a spiritual revolution that is continuing to transform all human life. The direct experience of infinite-eternal-life is available to all humans. There is a fork in the road. One road leads to ideas, beliefs, concepts and opinions. The other road leads to Direct Experience. This book shows the difference between these two roads and how to choose the road that leads to eternal-perfect-love-bliss in this lifetime. This book is a new doorway for humanity. On a combination lock that you have been unable to open it is not the numbers on the dial that are new. It is the combination that opens the lock that is new. The more than fifteen hundred sentences in this book reveal the combination that opens the lock. On the other side of the door is eternal Life-Love-Bliss. MsSVig

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    PURPOSE, SCOPE AND PROMISE Reader, I have discovered a peace of mind and tranquillity that are utterly beyond belief and with the discovery has come the ability to communicate it to others! By peace of mind I do not mean the ecstatic ebbing and flowing happiness of religion. I have discovered an unfluctuating, unchanging, permanent sense of well-being that transcends every human concept. I call it Transcendent Tranquillity. It is not new. It is the peace beyond understanding spoken of by the saints and sages throughout history. No, it is not new at all, but I have found it; and, miraculously, with the finding has come the ability to give it to others. Indeed, to the special few who want it and are willing to listen, I find myself able to speak of this Transcendent Awareness such that they are able to understand for themselves and be it! Listen: The purpose of this book is to give this Awareness of Tranquillity to you. More than that, this volume is intended to prove to the reader that the awakening to Reality and its experience of Peace does not, contrary to the popular belief among the students of metaphysics, require the difficult, step-by-step processes of metaphysics, education, experience and unfoldment. Instead, simplicity and honesty are its keynote. Tender, childlike simplicity and honesty are the hallmarks of Reality's Tranquillity. If this sounds presumptuous, I will make it more so. I tell you that the nearly effortless practice of the tender precepts spoken of in this work will open the reader's door to a tangible, practical, down to earth bedrock, unfluctuating Tranquillity such that nothing the world has to offer can prevail against it! This is not another idealist's vague promise of happiness; not another metaphysical system nor philosophic fantasy intended to explain away despair, disease and death! This is not another fanciful theory. These words are written such that you may prove them and see for yourself if they are honest. Tranquillity call it Equanimity, Serenity or Peace, if you like has little to do with education and less with religion. Even metaphysics, that esteemed (and disparaged) higher religion of the intelligentsia just coming into its own in the highest places of human authority even that metaphysics of the Absolute has little to do with the Transcendent Identity destined to survive the upheaval already begun; yet, the Reality which is its warp and woof is effortlessly available to the childlike, right here and now. How do I know? Because I have found it! I am it! It is I! The days have already begun when we shall see the world as it is presently perceived come tumbling about our feet in a strange sickness and inscrutable insanity. Within a personal concept of self, it is inevitable that we shall see what appears to be a mysterious mental madness eating away at the vitals of a society holding itself separate and apart from Reality. Indeed, soon to make its appearance under the beguiling label of individual and collective freedom will be a searing, drug-abetted, uninhibited and nearly unrestrained metaphysical upheaval of such masochistic proportions that it will lay bare, dismember and devour everything conventional and familiar. It is our inescapable obligation to help as many as are willing to discover, uncover and be the Tranquillity untouched by turmoil a tranquillity as effortlessly available as our own Identity. Those who find it are enabled to be passers-by, tall and untouched by the world. Those who find it are healed. William Samuel MsSVig

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    In Falling Upward, Fr. Richard Rohr seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show them that those who have fallen, failed, or "gone down" are the only ones who understand "up." Most of us tend to think of the second half of life as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life, but the whole thesis of this book is exactly the opposite. What looks like falling down can largely be experienced as "falling upward." In fact, it is not a loss but somehow actually a gain, as we have all seen with elders who have come to their fullness.

       Explains why the second half of life can and should be full of spiritual richness
       Offers a new view of how spiritual growth happens?loss is gain
       Richard. Rohr is a regular contributing writer for Sojourners and Tikkun magazines

    This important book explores the counterintuitive message that we grow spiritually much more by doing wrong than by doing right--a fresh way of thinking about spirituality that grows throughout life. MsSVig

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    In the first half of life, we are naturally preoccupied with establishing ourselves; climbing, achieving, and performing. But as we grow older and encounter challenges and mistakes, we need to see ourselves in a different and more life-giving way. This message of falling down - that is in fact moving upward - is the most resisted and counterintuitive of messages in the world's religions. Falling Upward offers a new paradigm for understanding one of the most profound of life's mysteries: how those who have fallen down are the only ones who understand "up." We grow spiritually more by doing it wrong than by doing it right, and the disappointments of life are actually stepping stones to the spiritual joys in the second half of life. MsSVig

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    Meditation: The Path of the Buddha
    Chogyam Trungpa
    Boulder, Colorado; Naropa 1974

    In 1974 during the inaugural session of The Naropa Institute, Chögyam Trungpa presented this course on meditation. In addition to attending the class, students participated in meditation sessions throughout the week and attended discussion groups with his assistants. His course became the basis for the introductory meditation class that was given for many years at Naropa to incoming students.

    Talk 1: Meditation Instruction
    Talk 2: Shamatha
    Talk 3: State of Mind
    Talk 4: Vipashyana
    Talk 5: The Dawn of Enlightenment
    Nyinthun Talk

    Summary of Talk One: Meditation Instruction
    Original date of the talk: June 12, 1974
    Body of talk: 32 min. No Discussion.
    In this first talk, Chögyam Trungpa gives a general orientation to meditation in the Buddhist tradition and gives meditation instruction. This is essentially the same basic instruction that he gave throughout the time he was in the United States. It is also virtually identical with the meditation instruction that was the basis of Shambhala Training and is still used extensively, along with other approaches.

    Summary of Talk Two: Shamatha or Abiding in Peace
    Original date of the talk: June 17, 1974
    Body of talk: 32 min. Overall Length: 72 min.
    An in-depth look at shamatha meditation practice. Topics include the individual nature of the Buddhist journey, the meaning of peace, and the understanding of meditation as a natural act that involves simplicity, precision and directness. The questions and answers relate both to this talk and to the meditation instruction given previously.

    Summary of Talk Three: State of Mind
    Original date of the talk: June 24, 1974
    Body of talk: 40 min. Overall Length: 72 min.
    Chögyam Trungpa discusses sems, lodro, and rigpa—aspects of intelligence, or the mechanics of mind, as well as the development of ego through the five skandhas. He also talks about working with these aspects of mind in one's meditation practice.

    Summary of Talk Four: Vipashyana or Insight Meditation
    Original date of the talk: July 1, 1974
    Body of talk: 37 min. Overall Length: 71 min.
    How the practice of shamatha meditation naturally leads to the experience of vipashyana, or insight meditation. A discussion of mindfulness and awareness and how vipashyana experience leads to the experiential discovery of egolessness.

    Summary of Talk Five: The Dawn of Enlightenment
    Original date of the talk: July 8, 1974
    Overall Length: 58 min.
    All of these talks are experiential. In the last talk, Chögyam Trungpa gives the audience a taste of the desolation and power of shunyata or emptiness and how this experience leads to the dawning of buddha nature and the first glimpse of enlightenment.

    Summary of Practice Day Talk
    Original date of the talk: June 19, 1974
    Body of talk: 10 min. No Discussion.
    This is an introductory talk given by Chögyam Trungpa on the practice day, or nyinthun, during the Message of Milarepa Seminar at Karme Choling, Vermont.
    Chögyam Trungpa refers to the practice day as a nyinthun. We sometimes now use nyinthuns to refer to partial days of sitting, but at this time, it generally referred to a whole day dedicated to the sitting practice of meditation, with walking meditation between sessions of practice and breaks for lunch and tea included.

    Chogyam Trungpa (1940–1987)—meditation master, teacher, and artist—founded Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, the first Buddhist-inspired university in North America; the Shambhala Training program; and an international association of meditation centers known as Shambhala International. He is the author of numerous books including Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, and The Myth of Freedom. MsSVig

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    Gateway
    to
    Knowledge



    The treatise entitled
    The Gate for Entering the Way of
    a Pandita


    VOLUME IV


    by

    Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche



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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Contents of previous volumes 7

    PART ONE
    THE Four SEALS OF THE DHARMA 9
    23. All Conditioned Things Are Impermanent 11
    24. Everything Defiling Is Suffering 21
    25. Nirvana Is Peace 27
    26. All Phenomena Are Empty and Devoid of a Self-entity 35

    PART TWO
    THE FOUR RIGHT DISCRIMINATIONS 65
    27. Right Discrimination of Meaning and Dharma 67
    28. Right Discrimination of Definitive Words 77

    PART THREE
    RIGHT DISCRIMINATION OF READY SPEECH 93
    29. The Four Reasonings 95
    30. The Four Reliances 123

    EPILOGUE 137

    Acknowledgements 143
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