• Buddhism,  Nirvana,  Philosophy,  Religions

    Modern Nirvanaism (1920) by William Danmar Free PDF book

    Modern Nirvanaism (1920) by William Danmar Free PDF book Introduction Since this book came out the first time in 1914 the uproar of the war left the living people but little patience for philosophy. To kill people without caring about what became of the killed was the program. Our world is now quieting down and the questions of what is life and what is death are asked again with increased intensity. Accordingly the public interest in “spiritism” is growing and the scientific interest must follow. By putting out another thousand copies of this work it is intend- ed to reach a larger number of educated, independent thinkers, who are able…

  • Buddhism,  Eastern Philosophy,  Occultism,  Philosophy,  Yoga,  Zen

    The science of breath and the philosophy of the tattvas;

    The science of breath and the philosophy of the tattvas; (1897) PDF book by Rama Prasada Contents of the bookThe Tattvas. Evolution The Mutual Relation of the Tattvas and of the Principles.  Prana.  The Mind.   The Cosmic Picture-Gallery-The Manifestations of Psychic Force – Yoga The Soul. -The Spirit.-The Science of Breath  The book is sure to throw a good deal of light upon the scientific researches of the ancient Aryans of India, and it will leave no doubt in a candid mind that the religion of ancient India had a scientific basis. It is chiefly for this reason that I have drawn my illustrations of the Tattvic Law from the…

  • Buddhism,  Eastern Philosophy,  Philosophy

    Systems of Buddhistic thought by Sōgen Yamakami (1912) Free PDF book

    Systems of Buddhistic thought by Sōgen Yamakami (1912) Free PDF book Excerpt:In the autumn of the year 1906, when I was leaving the shores of Japan, as a Post-Graduate Research Scholar of the Soto-shiu Daigak of Tokyo with the object of studying Sanskrit and P41i in the land of Buddha’s birth, I came across a fellow-passenger, a kind-hearted American gentleman, who, on learning that I was a Buddhist priest, enquired of me in a half-curious, half-condescending manner, what Buddhism really meant. I fully understood the import of the question, and, though my heart was over-flowing with eagerness to explain to my interlocutor the doctrines of the religion in which I…

  • Buddhism,  Eastern Philosophy,  History,  Philosophy,  Religions

    The Diamond Sutra Free PDF book (1912 ) Earliest Surviving Dated Complete Printed Book.

    The Diamond Sutra Free PDF book ( 1912 ) Translated by William Gemmel ( Earliest Surviving Dated Complete Printed Book ) This English version of The Diamond Sutra^ translated from the Chinese text of Kumarajiva owes its inception to successive conversations with a friend, profoundly interested in the interpretation of oriental systems of philosophy. During those conversations, renderings into English were made of numerous passages from the works of Confucius, Mencius, and Lao-Tsz. Having surveyed briefly those fertile fields of thought, we passed, by a natural transition, into the delectable Buddhist realm. Some passages from the Chinese Sutras, comprising texts and annotations, were consecutively examined, and variously considered. Eventually, it…

  • Alan Watts,  Buddhism,  Eastern Philosophy,  Religions

    Beyond Theology PDF book by Alan Watts

    Download Beyond Theology Free PDF book by Alan Watts Excerpt from the author’s introduction: Perhaps I can best indicate the spirit and approach of this book by asking you to imagine that you are at¬ tending a solemn service in a great cathedral, complete with candles, incense, chanting monks, and – priests in vestments of white, scarlet and shimmering gold. Suddenly someone pulls you by the sleeve and says, “Psst! Come outback. I’ve got something to show you.** You follow him out by the west door and then go around the building to the extreme east end where there is a small door leading into the sacristy or vestry. This…

  • Buddhism,  Indian Philosophy,  Karma

    Karma (1917) a story of Buddhist ethics PDF book by Paul Camus

    Download Karma (1917) a story of Buddhist ethics PDF book by Paul Carus Soon after the first appearance of Karma in the columns of The Open Court, several applications to translate the story were received, and the requests granted. Some of these translations have appeared, others may still be expected. A few translations were made without the author’s knowledge. A German edition was published by the Open Court Publishing Co. Altogether one Japanese, one Urdu, three German, and two French renderings are present in the author’s possession. It is possible that the story also exists in Icelandic,^ Tamil, Singhalese, and Siamese versions. A Hungarian edition is in preparation. A Russian…

  • Buddhism,  Indian Philosophy,  Nirvana

    Nirvana : a story of Buddhist psychology PDF book by Paul Carus (1902)

    Download Nirvana: a story of Buddhist psychology PDF book by Paul Carus (1902) Excerpt : WHEN Buddha, the Blessed One, the Tathagata, the great sage of the Sakya tribe, was yet walking on earth, the news thereof spread over all the valley of the holy Ganga, and every man greeted his friend joyfully and said: “Hast thou heard the good tidings? The Enlightened One, the Perfect One, the holy teacher of gods and men, has appeared in the flesh and is bodily walking among us! I have seen him and have taken refuge in his doctrine; go thou also and see him in his glory. His countenance is beautiful like…

  • Buddhism,  Fighting,  Philosophy,  Samurai

    Hagakure The Book Of Samurai Yamamoto Tsunetomo

    Hagakure Free PDF; The Book Of Samurai Yamamoto Tsunetomo Irfagakure, or Hagakure Kikigaki (— In the Shadow of Leaves), is a practical and spiritual guide for a warrior, drawn from a collection of commentaries by the former samurai, Yamamoto Tsunetomo, retainer to Nabeshima Mitsushige, the third ruler of what is now the Saga prefecture in Japan. Tashiro Tsuramoto compiled these commentaries from his conversations with Tsunetomo from 1709 to 1716; however, it was not published until many years afterward. Hagakure is also known as Analects of Nabeshima or the Hagakure Analects. It is also frequently referred to as The Book of the Samurai and was featured in the 1999 Jim…

  • Buddhism,  Eastern Philosophy,  Hinduism,  Kundalini,  Yoga

    The Awakening Of Kundalini Free PDF book By GopiKrishna

    The Awakening Of Kundalini Free PDF book By GopiKrishna  Kundalini, in Hinduism, is a form of divine energy believed to be located at the base of the spine. It is an important concept in Śaiva Tantra, where it is believed to be a force or power associated with the divine feminineIn the awakening of Kundalini, the author writes from his own direct experience of enlightenment, the supreme goal of all spiritual disciplines, including meditation. This is a book for everyone who wishes to know the basic facts about meditation and the energies that it can set in motion. Gopi Krishna was born in the small village of Gairoo, in Kashmir,…

  • Buddhism,  Indian Philosophy,  Philosophy,  William Walker Atkinson,  Yoga

    Fourteen lessons in yogi (yoga ) philosophy and oriental occultism PDF book 1909 By William Atkinson

    Download Fourteen lessons in yogi philosophy and oriental occultism  Free PDF book 1909  By William Atkinson  Introduction: These lessons were originally issued in the form of monthly booklets, forming what was known as the ” Correspondence Class Course of 1904.” They met with such hearty support from the public and seemed to fill so well a need of students of Occultism and the Yogi Philosophy, that it was thought advisable to issue them in the present form. We consider these lessons the simplest, most practical, and plainest presentation of the elementary principles of the Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism ever issued. They, of course, are elementary but seem to be just…