Henry David Thoreau

The Sounds of Walden

I did not read books the first summer; I hoed beans. Nay, I often did better than this. There were times when I could not afford to sac­rifice the bloom of the present moment to any work, whether of the head or hands. I love a broad margin to my life. Sometimes, in a sum­mer morning, having taken my accustomed bath, I sat in my sunny doorway from sunrise till …

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Dalia Lama

Meeting the Dalai Lama

My involvement with the Dalai Lama had begun in 1979, several months before His Holiness’s first U.S. visit, when a planner for the trip came through town to organize events. The planner was charming, European, and tired, and because this was to be the Dalai Lama’s first American tour, he wanted everything to be perfect. “Yes, I think this will do nicely,” he said, having examined our house, but with …

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Pointers From Nisargadatta Maharaj

Author: Ramesh Balsekar Pages: 223 Images: 0 Size: 6″ x 9″ Item #: 0-89386-033-6 Price: $14.95   This book captures some of the force and immediacy of Nisargadatta Maharaj’s teachings, as expressed in short articles by Ramesh Balsekar. Nisargadatta untiringly guided others to inquire into the origin of consciousness. The beauty and intensity of Nisargadatta’s life and teaching is portrayed in an authentic and intuitive manner. Excerpt You are—you always …

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On Having No Head – Zen and the Rediscovery of the Obvious

Douglas Harding is a highly respected mystic/philosopher who has written more than a dozen books. For more than fifty years, Douglas has been sharing with people around the world a unique method for rediscovering the most obvious aspect of ourselves: the truth of our fundamental identity. In this informal talk from his home in England, Douglas stimulates his audience to find out the nature of their own reality, using a …

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Myth of Enlightenment, The – Seeing Through the Illusion of Separation

Whether you meet Karl Renz in person or through this book, the encounter will leave you with a radically different sense of yourself. Karl’s unique ability lies in exposing the beliefs we’ve built our lives on, beginning with our root sense of individuality. Our current predicament is the result of believing ourselves to be something other than what we really are. This self-imposed limitation causes our incessant searching and suffering. …

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