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An End to Suffering

Author : Pankaj Mishra
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An accomplished history of the Buddha, An End to Suffering is also a deeply personal story -- the story of Pankaj Mishra's search for meaning, for truth and peace in the modern world and, specifically, in post-colonial, independent India. As he describes his travels to unearth the origins of the Buddha, Mishra offers glimpses into his own quest for enlightenment, from childhood to September 11, from family background to friends met and made, from lessons learned to achievements as a writer. Through this, Mishra reveals the parallels between his time and the Buddha's, between their respective journeys -- and that of their country -- in search of progress and reconciliation.

The End of Suffering

Author : Russell Targ
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The hopeful teaching of this book is that while everybody suffers, most of this suffering is unnecessary—it can be overcome. The legacy of Aristotle is that we think that things must be either true or untrue. Thus we tend to think in terms of polarities: good or evil, right or wrong, Democrat or Republican. This friend-or-foe approach may seem to make life easier, but Russell Targ and J. J. Hurtak in The End of Suffering, assert that this worldview only increases our experience of suffering. In an effort to overcome the polarity of opposites and the accompanying suffering, Targ and Hurtak combine the wisdom of the East with the finding of quantum physics and uncover a middle ground that shows opposing sides are really the same. Buddha taught us to live a helpful and compassionate life and to surrender our ego to the peace of spaciousness. The middle path of Buddhism shows that things may also be neither true nor not true, or both true and untrue. Remarkably, recent discoveries in modern physics echo these ancient teachings. The End of Suffering puts these perceived opposites—Buddhism and physics—together and shows, step-by-step, how we can learn to surrender the story of who we think we are and experience an end to our suffering.

Ending Suffering

Author : Mario-Ange Aklobo
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Ending Suffering is a collection of excerpts from 14 well-known spiritual books some of which are : I Am That by Nisargadatta Maharaj, The Power of Now and A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer, or Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsche. Each excerpt is pretty directly related to one of the three following subjects: what suffering is, how to put an end to it, and what comes when it is gone. However you will soon see that this book is not strictly limited to suffering and that it could be considered as a summary of some of the greatest spiritual books we have on our planet at this time.

An End to Suffering a Change of Heart

Author : Valerie Roundy
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In An End to Suffering a Change of Heart, Valerie Roundy conveys poetry to aid in the transformation to a happier life, along with inspirational short stories of actual accounts. Many of the poems in this book were provided from a source through Valerie as messages of enlightenment that the source would like to share with the people of the earth.

The Noble Eightfold Path

Author : Bhikkhu Bodhi
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The Buddha's teachings center around two basic principles. One is the Four Noble Truths, in which the Buddha diagnoses the problem of suffering and indicates the treatment necessary to remedy this problem. The other is the Noble Eightfold Path, the practical discipline he prescribes to uproot and eliminate the deep underlying causes of suffering. The present book offers, in simple and clear language, a concise yet thorough explanation of the Eightfold Path. Basing himself solidly upon the Buddha's own words, the author examines each factor of the path to determine exactly what it implies in the way of practical training. Finally, in the concluding chapter, he shows how all eight factors of the path function in unison to bring about the realization of the Buddhist goal: enlightenment and liberation.

Back Pain Free

Author : Heather Pearson
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Buddha s Doctrine of Suffering and Salvation

Author : V. Nithiyanandam
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This Book Is A Descriptive Analysis Of The Buddha S Doctrine Of Suffering And Salvation Edited And Compiled In Two Volumes By V. Nithiyanandam, A Well Known Buddhist Monk And Scholar. First Volume Deals With The Causes Of Suffering And Second Volume Shows The Path Of Salvation. Suffering Is One Of The Four Noble Truths Discovered By Lord Buddha And It Forms The Cornerstone Of His Philosophy. The Cause Of Suffering Form The Basic Theme Of His Philosophy, And The Way To Put An End To Suffering And Achieve An Untroubled And Peaceful State Of Mind And Finally Liberation From The Cycle Of Birth And Death Forms The Basic Theme Of This Work.

The Politics of Suffering

Author : Peter Sutton
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Peter Sutton is a fearless and authoritative voice in Aboriginal politics. In this groundbreaking book, he asks why, after three decades of liberal thinking, has the suffering and grief in so many Aboriginal communities become worse? The picture Sutton presents is tragic. He marshals shocking evidence against the failures of the past, and argues provocatively that three decades of liberal consensus on Aboriginal issues has collapsed. Sutton is a leading Australian anthropologist who has lived and worked closely with Aboriginal communities. He combines clear-eyed, original observation with deep emotional engagement. The Politics of Suffering cuts through the cant and offers fresh insight and hope for a new era in Indigenous politics.

Buddhism

Author : Damien Keown
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From its origins in India over two millennia ago, Buddhism spread throughout Asia and the world. This far-reaching and accessible introduction explains how Buddhism began, developed into its present-day form, and evolved in the West—where it now exerts increasing cultural influence. Complete with maps, diagrams, and illustrations, Buddhism provides detailed coverage of key topics such as karma, rebirth, meditation, and ethics, along with the distinguishing features of the main schools.

The End of Suffering

Author : Joseph F. Girzone
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Suffering is inescapable, but does it have any purpose? How can we get through our suffering, and what can we learn from it? What does Jesus teach us, and how can we let him help us transcend our suffering? Filled with true stories, this book offers practical wisdom for anyone who suffers from guilt, loneliness, physical pain, abuse, loss, low self-esteem, and anxiety and fear.

Falling into Grace

Author : Adyashanti
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“Falling Into Grace is a dazzling, clear, profound book—a cool drink of water for thirsty hearts everywhere." —Geneen Roth, author of Women, Food, God “The path to enlightenment today is cluttered with concepts: Adyashanti cuts through them with a sword so merciless and tender that only space remains.” —Meg Lundstrom, author of What to Do When You Can’t Decide “Adyashanti’s teachings point us toward what we most yearn for: realizing and embodying the love and awareness that is our natural state. Falling Into Grace is wonderfully lucid, simple, and powerful. It will remind you to stop the struggle and to relax back into what you already are.” —Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance Adyashanti asks us to let go of our struggles with life and open to the full promise of mindfulness and spiritual awakening: the end of delusion and the discovery of our essential being. In his many years as a spiritual teacher, Adyashanti has found the simpler the teaching, the greater its power to initiate this awakening. In Falling intoGrace, he shares what he considers fundamental insights that will spark a revolution in the way we perceive life—through a progressive inquiry exploring the concept of a separate self and the choice to stop believing the thoughts that perpetuate suffering; “taking the backward step” into the pure potential of the present moment; why mindfulness and spiritual awakening can be a disturbing process; absolute union with every part of our experience and true autonomy—the unique expression of our own sense of freedom. Excerpt: When I was a young child, about seven or eight years old, one of the things I started to notice and ponder as I watched the adults around me was that the adult world is prone to suffering, pain, and conflict. Even though I grew up in a relatively healthy household with loving parents and two sisters, I still saw a great deal of pain around me. As I looked at the adult world, I wondered: How is it that people come into conflict? As a child, I also happened to be a great listener—some may even say an eavesdropper. I would listen to every conversation that went on in the house. In fact, it was a family joke that nothing happened in the house without me knowing about it. I liked to know everything that was going on around me, and so I spent a lot of my childhood listening to the conversation of adults, in my home and in the homes of relatives. Much of the time, I found what they talked about to be quite interesting, but I also noticed a certain ebb and flow to most of their discussions—how conversations moved into a little bit of conflict, then back away from it.

Self Inquiry Dawn of the Witness and the End of Suffering eBook

Author : Yogani
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Self-Inquiry - Dawn of the Witness and the End of Suffering provides practical methods for making use of abiding inner silence (the Witness) cultivated in Deep Meditation, resulting in increased inner stability and happiness amidst the ups and downs of life. The practice of Self-Inquiry also aids us in realizing the ultimate truth of existence - the Oneness that we are and the Unity of all that exists. With the dawn of the Witness, we develop an increasing ability to observe our thoughts as objects. As our sense of self shifts from our thoughts to the silent Witness within, the grip of suffering is ended. Yogani is the author of two landmark books on the world's most effective spiritual practices: Advanced Yoga Practices - Easy Lessons for Ecstatic Living, a comprehensive user-friendly textbook, and The Secrets of Wilder, a powerful spiritual novel. The AYP Enlightenment Series makes these profound practices available for the first time in a series of concise instruction books. Self-Inquiry is the seventh book in the series, preceded by Diet, Shatkarmas and Amaroli, Samyama, Asanas, Mudras and Bandhas, Tantra, Spinal Breathing Pranayama, and Deep Meditation.

The Noble Eightfold Path

Author : Bhikkhu Bodhi
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This book offers a clear, concise account of the Eightfold Path prescribed to uproot and eliminate the deep underlying cause of suffering--ignorance. Each step of the path is believed to cultivate wisdom through mental training, and includes an enlightened and peaceful middle path that avoids extremes. The theoretical as well as practical angles of each of the paths--right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration--are illustrated through examples from contemporary life. The work's final chapter addresses the Buddhist path and its culmination in enlightenment.

Why God Wills You to Suffer

Author : William Lolli
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To the secular person, the coexistence of universal suffering and a 'God who loves you' is worthy of mockery. For the believer who cannot reconcile God's goodness with suffering, there can be nothing ahead except moral confusion, fear, and trials of faith. But believers are called to a higher purpose. 1Peter 3:15, commands: "be ready always to give an answer...[for the] hope that is in you." You can't give an answer if you don't know the answer. Why God Wills You to Suffer explores the truth about suffering that the modern 'feel good' church does not talk about.

In the Buddha s Words

Author : Bodhi
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This landmark collection is the definitive introduction to the Buddha's teachings - in his own words. The American scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi, whose voluminous translations have won widespread acclaim, here presents selected discourses of the Buddha from the Pali Canon, the earliest record of what the Buddha taught. Divided into ten thematic chapters, In the Buddha's Words reveals the full scope of the Buddha's discourses, from family life and marriage to renunciation and the path of insight. A concise, informative introduction precedes each chapter, guiding the reader toward a deeper understanding of the texts that follow. In the Buddha's Words allows even readers unacquainted with Buddhism to grasp the significance of the Buddha's contributions to our world heritage. Taken as a whole, these texts bear eloquent testimony to the breadth and intelligence of the Buddha's teachings, and point the way to an ancient yet ever-vital path. Students and seekers alike will find this systematic presentation indispensable.

The End of Heaven

Author : Sidney Dekker
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In this unique book, Sidney Dekker tackles a largely unexplored dilemma. Our scientific age has equipped us ever better to explain why things go wrong. But this increasing sophistication actually makes it harder to explain why we suffer. Accidents and disasters have become technical problems without inherent purpose. When told of a disaster, we easily feel lost in the steely emptiness of technical languages of engineering or medicine. Or, in our drive to pinpoint the source of suffering, we succumb to the hunt for a scapegoat, possibly inflicting even greater suffering on others around us. How can we satisfactorily deal with suffering when the disaster that caused it is no more than the dispassionate sum of utterly mundane, imperfect human decisions and technical failures? Broad in its historical sweep and ambition, The End of Heaven is also Dekker's most personal book to date.

I Am Here

Author : Georgi Y. Johnson
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Stepping within the mysteries of perception, we find three interwoven but separate powers of perception: consciousness, awareness and emptiness. Through developing and refining these powers we have the opportunity to enter new ways of living. Empowering, refining and exciting, this book is perfect to all seekers who until now believed that there was little to be found in the one that is seeking. Through these fascinating methods, we find we are able to be not just a human doing, not just a human being, but truly a human living.

The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine

Author : Eric J. Cassell
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This is a revised and expanded edtion of a classic in palliative medicine, originally published in 1991. With three added chapters and a new preface summarizing our progress in the area of pain management, this is a must-hve for those in palliative medicine and hospice care. The obligation of physicians to relieve human suffering stretches back into antiquity. But what exactly, is suffering? One patient with metastic cancer of the stomach, from which he knew he would shortly die, said he was not suffering. Another, someone who had been operated on for a mior problem--in little pain and not seemingly distressed--said that even coming into the hospital had been a source of pain and not suffering. With such varied responses to the problem of suffering, inevitable questions arise. Is it the doctor's responsibility to treat the disease or the patient? And what is the relationship between suffering and the goals of medicine? According to Dr. Eric Cassell, these are crucial questions, but unfortunately, have remained only queries void of adequate solutions. It is time for the sick person, Cassell believes, to be not merely an important concern for physicians but the central focus of medicine. With this in mind, Cassell argues for an understanding of what changes should be made in order to successfully treat the sick while alleviating suffering, and how to actually go about making these changes with the methods and training techniques firmly rooted in the doctor's relationship with the patient. Dr. Cassell offers an incisive critique of the approach of modern medicine. Drawing on a number of evocative patient narratives, he writes that the goal of medicine must be to treat an individual's suffering, and not just the disease. In addition, Cassell's thoughtful and incisive argument will appeal to psychologists and psychiatrists interested in the nature of pain and suffering.

Suffering and Grieving

Author : Reverend Shirley A. Browne
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This book is a must read! It has been a journey of the heart for my wife. It was not just a quest for answers and inspiration for others, she was also looking to find strength through some of her own life situations. A great deal of love went into these pages Read this book, and I truly believe it will help you get through the tough times! Jon Alton Browne As someone who has faced the loss of loved ones, I know how the pain of death can affect you. When you lose someone close to you it seems as if God has abandoned you, or is punishing you. That is far from the truth. Gods love for us runs so deep that He uses death as a way to draw us closer to Him. I feel that this body of work does a great job of illustrating how we can deal with death by leaning on our faith in God. This book has helped me and Im sure it will help millions of others deal with their time of bereavement. Sherwin Jamal Murray This writing has inspired me to be strong when I am going through lifes difficulties. I know that I am blessed to have you as my mother, and I thank God for the love that you freely give to others, and for your obedience in completing this work. I Love You! Andria Nicole Bailey These seeds of encouragement came about through my observation of ordinary people going through diffi cult times, in need of an extraordinary view of life. TRUST GOD!!!

The Democracy of Suffering

Author : Todd Dufresne
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In The Democracy of Suffering philosopher Todd Dufresne provides a strikingly original exploration of the past, present, and future of this epoch, the Anthropocene, demonstrating how the twin crises of reason and capital have dramatically remade the essential conditions for life itself. Images, cartoons, artworks, and quotes pulled from literary and popular culture supplement this engaging and unorthodox look into where we stand amidst the ravages of climate change and capitalist economics. With humour, passion, and erudition, Dufresne diagnoses a frightening new reality and proposes a way forward, arguing that our serial experiences of catastrophic climate change herald an intellectual and moral awakening - one that lays the groundwork, albeit at the last possible moment, for a future beyond individualism, hate, and greed. That future is unapologetically collective. It begins with a shift in human consciousness, with philosophy in its broadest sense, and extends to a reengagement with our greatest ideals of economic, social, and political justice for all. But this collective future, Dufresne argues, is either now or never. Uncovering how we got into this mess and how, if at all, we get out of it, The Democracy of Suffering is a flicker of light, or perhaps a scream, in the face of human extinction and the end of civilization.