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#41 Mr. Gordo

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 10:43 PM

As a friendly reminder, this thread is dedicated to books related to Eastern Based paths. :)

Even if my body should be burnt to death
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Posted 24 August 2007 - 03:50 AM

Funnily enough, 'American Gods' does actually relate to many Eastern Paths. The book deals with the concept that gods of all pantheons are carried within the heads of their followers, and thus become adopted and adapted wherever the followers may go. As many Easterners travelled to America during its formative years it can be expected that, using this concept, many of the faiths travelled with them from their homelands.

This also begs the question of whether an 'Eastern Path' needs to be either written about or referenced from an Eastern source, or is it more the concepts prevailent within its make-up that define it as being such?

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 09:59 PM

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Funnily enough, 'American Gods' does actually relate to many Eastern Paths. The book deals with the concept that gods of all pantheons are carried within the heads of their followers, and thus become adopted and adapted wherever the followers may go. As many Easterners travelled to America during its formative years it can be expected that, using this concept, many of the faiths travelled with them from their homelands.

The idea of of paradigms spreading through memes is interesting, but just because Robert Anton Wilson has one paragraph mentioning Taosim in a book, obviously does not qualify it as being related to Eastern based spiritual paths.

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This also begs the question of whether an 'Eastern Path' needs to be either written about or referenced from an Eastern source, or is it more the concepts prevailent within its make-up that define it as being such?

Prevalent. See above.

Even if my body should be burnt to death
In the fires of hell,
I would endure it for myriad lifetimes
As your companion in practice
- Gandavyuha Sutra


#44 Mr. Gordo

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 10:40 PM

Jake Fades by David Guy

Even if my body should be burnt to death
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I would endure it for myriad lifetimes
As your companion in practice
- Gandavyuha Sutra


#45 Monkey Sage

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 12:23 PM

The Bodhicharyavatara by Shantideva (and published by Shambala)

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#46 malah777

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 01:18 PM

Jung's Psychology and Tibetan Buddhism,Western and Eastern Paths to the Heart by Radmila Moacanin.
"Only those who have dared to let go can dare to reenter." - Meister Eckhart

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 10:47 PM

malah777 said:

Jung's Psychology and Tibetan Buddhism,Western and Eastern Paths to the Heart by Radmila Moacanin.
You're reading Jung stuff? Good! I don't have worry about you anymore!:P
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
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Posted 12 September 2007 - 01:41 AM

quex said:

You're reading Jung stuff? Good! I don't have worry about you anymore!;)

U sweet quex,thans for the worrys!
I'm reading a little Jung ,a little Freud ,i'm seeing a psychiatrist 2 times a week ,takeing 3 times a day Clopazine & Risperdal and i keep it under control!:D

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#49 Dekishitai

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 05:51 PM

"What makes you not a Buddhist" by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

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Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!
How I wonder what you're at!
Up above the world you fly,
Like a teatray in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle little bat!
How I wonder what you're at!


#50 dogon

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 08:37 AM

the seeker is he who is in search of himself.

#51 dogon

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 08:44 AM

The seeker is he who is in search of himself.:)

#52 Sauriel

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 12:28 PM

Wen-Tzu: Understanding the mysteries, further teachings of Lao-Tzu. Translated by Thomas Cleary
"Ignore the idiotic ramblings of this one". So says the disenchanted fluff bunny.
I desire to drown while embracing the moon.

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 06:40 PM

Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts and Cheng Hsin: Effortless Power

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#54 Mmothra

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 09:32 PM

dogon said:

The seeker is he who is in search of himself.:D

Incredible book. Our has two copies so we can loan one out!

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 07:55 AM

Many Mansions - Gina Cerminara

Most thought provoking

#56 Mr. Gordo

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 01:45 PM

I just received these in the mail from Amazon:

The Pure Land Tradition: History and Development - Edited by James Foard, Michael Solomon and Richard Payne

Gives the most recent academic scholarship on Pure Land Buddhism from it's origins in India to it's current incarnation in Japan.

The Extinction of Desire: A Tale of Enlightenment by Michael Boylan

Book Description: What would you do if you suddenly became rich? Michael O’Meara had never asked himself this question. A high school history teacher in Maryland, Michael is content- until, after a freak accident, he unexpectedly finds himself the beneficiary of a million dollars that disrupt his life and leave him questioning everything he had and everything he thought he wanted. The Extinction of Desire blends Buddhist philosophy and fiction to maps the course of one man’s voyage to uncover the fundamental truths about what is really valuable in life.

The Enlightened Kitchen: Fresh Vegetable Dishes from the Temples of Japan by Mari Fujii

Fujii draws upon 20 years of experience as an author and teacher in her native Japan—as well as kitchen secrets learned from her husband, a Buddhist monk—to explore a tradition that depends solely on seasonal vegetables, prepared in a spiritual way

Even if my body should be burnt to death
In the fires of hell,
I would endure it for myriad lifetimes
As your companion in practice
- Gandavyuha Sutra


#57 UrbanShaaman

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 12:17 AM

The Great Mandala, by Alan Watts

#58 Nado

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 12:38 PM

Damn you guys are deep, im only reading hitchikers guide.

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#59 Draginvry

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 08:41 AM

I just finished reading the Tao Te Ching.
"You read books about where I have been." - Mugami

#60 Dekishitai

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 12:24 PM

The Dhammapada, translated to Finnish from Sangharakshita's English translation of the Pāli text.

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Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!
How I wonder what you're at!
Up above the world you fly,
Like a teatray in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle little bat!
How I wonder what you're at!






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