Poison Blossoms From A Thicket Of Thorns

✏Book Title : Complete Poison Blossoms from a Thicket of Thorn
✏Author : Hakuin Zenji
✏Publisher : Counterpoint Press
✏Release Date : 2017-12-20
✏Pages : 752
✏ISBN : 9781619029774
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Complete Poison Blossoms from a Thicket of Thorn Book Summary : Following his translation of just over half the original text in 2014, Norman Waddell presents the complete teaching record of Zen master Hakuin, now available in English with extensive explanations, notes, and even the wry, helpful comments that students attending Hakuin’s lectures inscribed in their copies of the text With this volume, Norman Waddell completes his acclaimed translation of the teaching record of one of the greatest Zen masters of all time, Hakuin Ekaku (1685–1769). Hakuin lived at a time when Japanese Buddhism as a whole and his own Rinzai sect in particular were at low ebb. Through tremendous force of character and creative energy, he initiated a reform movement that swept the country, and today, all Rinzai Zen masters trace their lineage through him. This outcome is all the more extraordinary because Hakuin’s base of operations was a small temple in the country town of Hara, where he grew up, not in one of the nation's political, cultural, or commercial centers. This book represents the first full publication of the Keisō Dokuzui in any foreign language. Inspired by the enthusiastic reception that greeted his 2014 selections from the text, Waddell returned to work and now gives us the opportunity to examine the entirety of Hakuin's record and to benefit as never before from the example and instruction of this exuberant personality and remarkable teacher. Poison Blossoms contains a highly diverse set of materials: formal and informal presentations to monastic and lay disciples, poems, practice instructions, inscriptions for paintings, comments on koans, letters, and funeral orations. While most items are brief, easily read in a quick sitting, the book also includes extended commentaries on the Heart Sutra, one of Mahayana Buddhism’s central texts; on the famously difficult Five Ranks of Tung-shan; and on the accomplishments of his eminent predecessor Gudō Tōshoku. Having devoted himself for more than three decades to the study and translation of Hakuin's works, Norman Waddell is peerless when it comes to conveying into English the vital, sometimes elegant, often earthy voice of this outstanding teacher. His command of the subject enables Waddell to elucidate the vast array of idioms and images that Hakuin employed to enliven his poetry and prose—historical and mythological elements, street slang, doctrinal and cultural allusions that would otherwise place these writings beyond the grasp of anyone but a specialist. Waddell's five previous Hakuin translations, each important in its own right, can now be recognized as stepping stones to this towering achievement.

✏Book Title : Beating the Cloth Drum
✏Author : Hakuin
✏Publisher : Shambhala Publications
✏Release Date : 2012-03-20
✏Pages : 256
✏ISBN : 9780834827929
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Beating the Cloth Drum Book Summary : Hakuin Ekaku (1685–1769) is one of the most influential figures in Zen Buddhism. He revitalized the Rinzai Zen tradition (which emphasizes the use of koans, or unanswerable questions, in meditation practice), and all masters of that school today trace their lineage back through him. He is responsible for the most famous of all koans: "What is the sound of one hand clapping?" He is also famous for his striking and humorous art, which he also regarded as teaching. This book provides a rare, intimate look at Hakuin the man, through his personal correspondence. Beating the Cloth Drum contains twenty-eight of Hakuin's letters to students, political figures, fellow teachers, laypeople, and friends. Each letter is accompanied by extensive commentary and notes. They showcase Hakuin's formidable, thoughtful, and sometimes playful personality—and they show that the great master used every activity, including letter-writing, as an opportunity to impart the teachings that were so close to his heart.

📒Self Empowering Wisdom ✍ Barnabas Tiburtius

✏Book Title : Self Empowering Wisdom
✏Author : Barnabas Tiburtius
✏Publisher : Notion Press
✏Release Date : 2019-08-19
✏Pages : 238
✏ISBN : 9781645468455
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Self Empowering Wisdom Book Summary : This is the second volume in the series of books published under the title ‘Self Empowering Wisdom –Through Deeper Interpretations of Mythologies, Sciences and Spiritual Texts.’ It contains 85 short articles on various spiritual and existential themes aimed at the elevation of human consciousness to a higher level. The purpose of this book is to collate the wisdom, which is increasingly revealing itself in our lives, as the consciousness of Homo Sapiens is being peeled open like the opening of a bud into a fragrant flower or the metamorphosis of the pupae into a lovely butterfly. This is an ongoing journey of human consciousness ascending through the wisdom of the ancients which was enclosed in mythological narrations, then through the deep insight of spiritual masters more explicitly expressed in sacred texts and now, in the present age, through scientific discoveries unravelling the cosmic dimension and the nature of our existence. The content of each article is to bring to light the interconnectivity so that the esoteric and mystical dimensions of mythologies and scriptures are made easy for grasping through current knowledge in the area of sciences, psychology and arts. I am sure that this book will be an empowering tool for all seekers as to the true purpose of our creation and the multiverse in which we live.

✏Book Title : Thirty Five Oriental Philosophers
✏Author : Diané Collinson
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2002-01-04
✏Pages : 212
✏ISBN : 9781134973590
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Thirty Five Oriental Philosophers Book Summary : These are questions to which oriental thinkers have given a wide range of philosophical answers that are intellectually and imaginatively stimulating. Thirty-Five Oriental Philosophers is a succinctly informative introduction to the thought of thirty-five important figures in the Chinese, Indian, Arab, Japanese and Tibetan philosophical traditions. Thinkers covered include founders such as Zoroaster, Confucius, Buddha and Muhammed, as well as influential modern figures such as Gandhi, Mao Tse-Tung, Suzuki and Nishida. The book is divided into sections, in which an introduction to the tradition it covers precedes the essays on its individual philosophers. Notes, further reading lists, and cross-references provide the student with a clear route to further study. There is a glossary of key terms at the end of the book.

✏Book Title : Report on the Mineral Lands of Messrs Woods Christy Co and Messrs Christy Woods in Franklin County Missouri
✏Author : George Clinton Swallow
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1866
✏Pages : 49
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Report on the Mineral Lands of Messrs Woods Christy Co and Messrs Christy Woods in Franklin County Missouri Book Summary :

📒The Poison Tree ✍ Bankim Chandra Chatterji

✏Book Title : The poison tree
✏Author : Bankim Chandra Chatterji
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1996
✏Pages : 400
✏ISBN : UOM:39015041772982
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The poison tree Book Summary :

📒Report ✍ Missouri. Board of Immigration

✏Book Title : Report
✏Author : Missouri. Board of Immigration
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1867
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : UCAL:B3114072
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Report Book Summary :

✏Book Title : Biennial Report
✏Author :
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1867
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : NYPL:33433075932909
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Biennial Report Book Summary : Includes Proceedings of the Board in 1865/66 and 1871/72.

📒Designation Gold Rogue Warrior ✍ Richard Marcinko

✏Book Title : Designation Gold Rogue Warrior
✏Author : Richard Marcinko
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2010-05-11
✏Pages : 336
✏ISBN : 9781439141038
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Designation Gold Rogue Warrior Book Summary : The Rogue Warrior has come to Moscow to investigate the assassination of Paul Mahon, U.S. Defense attaché in Russia. Marcinko knows who killed him -- Andrei Yudin, a godfather in the Russian Mafia -- and he wants to know why. Instead, he finds a cabal of corrupt, mob-linked russian politicians. The revelation gets him yanked back to Washington, where orders come down to disband his elite team of SEALs. But even as the Pentagon's chain of command becomes a noose around his neck, Marcinko begins to cut and slash his way to the truth behind Mahon's death. More about survival than revenge, his mission soon leads him to a black-market network peddling terrorism in Paris, sinister trading in the Middle East, and a devil of a deal that puts American's safety up for sale....

✏Book Title : A Field Guide to Eastern Forests North America
✏Author : John C. Kricher
✏Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
✏Release Date : 1998
✏Pages : 488
✏ISBN : 0395928958
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Field Guide to Eastern Forests North America Book Summary : Identifies birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, trees, and flowers