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The Barefoot Book of Buddhist Tales by Sherab Chodzin
The Little Green Frog
Beth Coombe Harris - 1993
She wasn't afraid though. Jesus would be with her! Besides, Amah had given here asmall stone frog to remind her of China and the Mission work. Biddy wanted to be a missionary just like her mom & dad, and help with the mission work while she was in England. It wasn't long before God gave her a plan to do that.
Maple Press - 2016
The values and morals present in these stories played an important role in the development of the young minds. SO, it is vital to impart moral values to children. We at Maple Press are determined to bring these stories back into the lives of the Gen Z. This book consists interesting & valuable tales of Arabian nights with beautiful illustrations.The little Hunchbacked Man.Strange Dreams,Sharherzade& Shararian are few of the selected stories the book consists. These tales have been read by children all over the world. .These tales were told to sultan Shaharian by princess shaherzade for 1001 nights.
The Garden: A Parable
Michael Roach - 2000
Through a parable in which a young man is brought into a mystical garden by a beautiful embodiment of Wisdom, Roach presents the pantheon of great Tibetan teachers. The nameless seeker lured to the garden meets the dominant historical figures who have contributed fundamental teachings to Tibetan Buddhism, such as Tsong Khapa, the first Dalai Lama, and Master Kamalashila. Unique among works of Buddhism now available, The Garden is destined to become a classic for its lucid revelation of the secrets of the Tibetan tradition and for the wisdom Geshe Michael Roach evokes.
The Golden Present: Daily Inspriational Readings
Swami Satchidananda - 1987
Culled from twenty-five years of lectures to spiritual seekers in the West and the East, these readings are expressed with the simplicity and authority of one who speaks from his own experience. What is purity of heart? It’s a heart full of tranquility and peace. Having a steady mind, a balanced mind, is what you call purity of heart. You must be well balanced between the dualities: the ups and downs, the pleasure and pain, the profit and loss. If the mind is free from turbulence, then the seer can see its own nature. If your heart is pure and steady, you can see God reflected in that steady heart.
On Angel Wings
Michael Morpurgo - 2006
For tonight, in Bethlehem, a child has been born, a savior who is Christ the Lord." When the shepherds are invited to follow the star to visit the child, one young boy is told to stay and mind the flock. But the Angel Gabriel returns for him, taking the boy on a magical, memorable flight to be the first to witness the Christmas miracle. With a gently wry narration by Michael Morpurgo and expressive illustrations by the extraordinary Quentin Blake, this inviting, uplifting story is destined to become a holiday tradition.
Helen Manos - 2006
Some of his lives were long. Some lasted only a few days. Dog never remembered them. He lived each life as it came. Based on Buddhist concepts of Samsara and Nirvana, this moving story about love and life, death and dying, will touch every reader.
Chancy and the Grand Rascal
Sid Fleischman - 1966
The big man proves to be the grandest rascal on either side of the Mississippi River -- and Chancy's own long-lost Uncle Will. Joining forces to re-unite the family, they run smack into snorting villians, seat-of-the-pants adventure, and laughter by the barrelful.
The Golden Rule
Ilene Cooper - 2007
But where does it come from and why is it important? It's easy to say, but what does it mean? Why is it called Golden? Here, a grandfather explains to his grandson the importance of this simple rule and demonstrates the wonderful effect following it.
Look and Be Grateful
Tomie dePaola - 2015
He admires all that surrounds him, large and small, from the radiant sun to a tiny, but exquisite, lady bug."Today is today, and it is a gift," writes Tomie dePaola. Simply told, penned in graceful hand-lettering and illustrated with jewel-like paintings, this inspiring picture book encourages each one of us to be thankful.
Cecilia Manguerra Brainard - 2008
Set against the turbulent history of East Asia in the twentieth century and by turns erotic and tragic, Magdalena vividly depicts three generations of strong Filipino women. Aimee Liu, author of Cloud Moutain Cecilia Manguerra Brainard s novel Magdalena takes its title from a protagonist descended from several generations of equally compelling female characters. . . Brainard uses a nonlinear narrative and multiple points of view to describe the history of the Philippines that roughly corresponds to its contact with the United States from the Spanish American War to the war in Vietnam. The novel brings into focus not only the romantic and social conflicts of different generations of women but also economic and racial divisions in the Philippines . . . Interspersed throughout the novel are archival photographs of places and people, photographs that remind the reader that while the characters are fictional, the backdrop is historical reality. Kathleen Flanagan, Longwood University, World Literature Today With her second novel, Magdalena, Cecilia Brainard adds new portraits to the gallery in Philippine literature. She has always had a strong sense of place. Here, she provides an inner landscape as well. Together, these provide the coordinates for the family secrets that bind the characters as securely as bloodlines. Linda Ty-Casper, author of The Stranded Whale In this novel, Brainard blends a series of multiple perspectives to create a polyphony of voices that enacts Philippine society before and during the Second World War. The narrative is a nuanced vision of the workings of culture, social class, obligation and the Filipino personality. Rocio G. Davis, author of Transcultural Reinventions: Asian American and Asian Canadian Short Story Cycles I have been looking for a good story about the war. N.V.M. Gonzalez, author of The Bread of Salt and Other Stories (upon reading Winning Hearts and Minds, one chapter of Magdalena.) About Brainard s first novel When the Rainbow Goddess Wept The strengthening of the national spirit; the loss of innocence in two generations these themes are explored by the author, who was born in the Philippines, with persuasive conviction and stark realism. (Publishers Weekly) A fast-paced, sensitively written first novel about the psychological damage war wreaks, seen through the eyes of an intelligent, resilient young girl ... Brainard s appealing characters are larger-than-life people who change before our eyes, yet remain utterly convincing. (Kirkus Review) "
The Curse of Surya
Dev Prasad - 2015
At the Taj Mahal, she meets Alan Davies, a charming Welshman. But a terrorist attack on Mathura’s renowned Krishna temple turns them into fugitives from justice and the duo must decipher a series of complex cryptographs and unearth the illustrious Shyamantaka that belonged to Surya, the Sun God, to prove their innocence. Joined in their quest by an elderly Frenchman, Anton Blanchard, the duo race against time in helicopters, motor boats and yachts. In hot pursuit are the brilliant and daring SP Nisha Sharma and the most ruthless terrorist organizations. Before she realizes it, Sangeeta is trapped in a world of betrayal, deceit and horror. Fast-paced and gripping, The Curse of Surya will keep you hooked and on the edge of your seat while you unravel one of the biggest mysteries in 5000 years.
Buddhism: A Beginners Guide Book For True Self Discovery and Living a Balanced and Peaceful Life: Learn To Live In The Now and Find Peace From Within - ... - Buddha / Buddhist Books By Sam Siv 1)
Sam Siv - 2015
Download for FREE With Audible Trial** **Kindle Version Now Includes A Bonus Book on Zen Buddhism** Find out all about mysterious Buddhism, its origins, its secrets and its answers to the challenges of modern life. This book contains a basic overview of Buddhism, including the life of Buddha, and the various kinds of Buddhism that have developed. It takes a look at all the key concepts and most important teachings, methods and insights in a way that is easy to understand. Filled with a wealth of common-sense and other-worldly wisdom, the path to enlightenment is considered. Learn about meditation, mindfulness, happiness, Samadhi, Nirvana and all the other important concepts that have helped shape our understanding of reality. Find out about Zen Buddhism, and study all the basic elements that make the Buddha Dharma so compelling to people of all walks of life. What You'll Learn... Learn about Siddartha Guatama, who became the Buddha Find out about different Buddhist schools Understand Meditation, mindfulness and awareness Learn about relaxing and letting go, and its benefits Find out what Samadhi is all about Find out about Karma, whether good or bad. Discover the teachings about reincarnation Learn about impermanence, and how that affects you Consider the status of women in Buddhism Find out what Buddhism means in practical life Discover the wisdom latent inside you Learn to let go of anger and frustration Learn how all things are connected, including you Discover new mental possibilities Find your own path to enlightenment Much, much more! Make use of this book today to educate yourself about one of the most popular ideas in history – transcending the mundane and discovering the ultimate. Get to know Buddhism intimately, and understand why it has had such a powerful effect on the world. Download Today!Tags: Buddhism, Zen, Enlightenment, Samadhi, Nirvana, Dharma, Buddha, Siddartha, Guatama, Meditation, Dalai Lama, Mahayana, Theravada, Impermanence
The Twelve Gifts of Birth
Charlene Costanzo - 1975
Every family should read it often.”—Lendon Smith, M.D.(Pediatrics), Portland, ORThe Twelve Gifts of Birth is a tender, inspiring tale celebrating the innate qualities we’re all born with. For children, the message helps form within them a strong foundation of self-respect. For teens and adults, the book offers a message of healing and hope in trying times and during transitions. This richly illustrated book reminds all readers to see the dignity and goodness in themselves and others.A wonderful, inspirational, beautifully illustrated classic, The Twelve Gifts of Birth by Charlene Costanzo offers a message of love and hope for children of all ages—and for the child in every adult. The recipient of numerous prizes and accolades—including the 1999 Glyph Best Book Award—The Twelve Gifts of Birth is a gift to be cherished, ideal for giving on birthdays, baby showers, baptisms, first communions, confirmations, and, of course, Mother’s Day.