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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): https://www.holybooks.com/non-violence-a-study-guide-based-on-early-buddhist-teachings/
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Ethical 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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https://www.holybooks.com/ethical-studies-selected-essays/

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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: https://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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C. 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. Download it here:
https://www.holybooks.com/c-g-jung-collected-works-free-pdf/

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In 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.

Download the free PDF e-book here: (59 pages/1.3MB): https://www.holybooks.com/in-the-elephants-footprint/
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Selected Works of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar is a huge collection, 4795 pages, consisting of articles and essays on the Indian democracy, spiritual life, and social system. Ambedkar was independent India’s first minister of justice and one of the main writers of the constitution. Download it here:
https://www.holybooks.com/selected-works-of-dr-b-r-ambedkar/ #India #Buddhism #Books
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The Gurdjieff Movements – A Communication of Ancient Wisdom is a new book by Wim van Dullemen on Gurdjieff’s hundreds of precise and mostly asymmetrical gestures, arranged into detailed choreographies for groups of practitioners. Van Dullemen reconsiders the eminent role of the Movements, revealing them as a vital yet often-neglected component in the transmission of Gurdjieff’s legacy. Download the book here: https://www.holybooks.com/the-gurdjieff-movements-a-communication-of-ancient-wisdom/
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The Body with the subtitle Dhamma Reflections on ageing, sickness and death by the nuns of the Theravada Community is written and compiled by the nuns Ajahn Sundara, Ajahn Candasiri and Ajahn Metta. This collection of nuns’ talks, which were originally offered to the monastic communities and during meditation retreats for lay people, focus on two main themes. The first is obvious but, remarkably, overlooked by many people: our very existence as a physical presence – how that changes and how it ends. The second theme, the Buddha’s teaching, which he referred to as the Four Noble Truths, begins with what is obvious: ‘Life is stressful’, However, having enumerated the causes of this state of affairs, it quickly moves on to the supremely subtle remedy known as ‘letting go’.

Download the free PDF e-book here (166 pages/2.7MB):
https://www.holybooks.com/thebody-dhamma-reflections/
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On the Path – An Anthology on The Noble Eightfold Path drawn from the Pali Canon. Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu describes in this #book the eightfold path and what the Pali Canon taught about it according to the #Buddha. He stresses that all eight factors of the path are necessary for it to yield its intended results.
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https://www.holybooks.com/on-the-path/
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