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  1. A Plea for the Animals

    A Plea for the Animals

    The Moral, Philosophical, and Evolutionary Imperative to Treat All Beings with Compassion

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    • Matthieu Ricard
    Every cow just wants to be happy. Every chicken just wants to be free. Every bear, dog, or mouse experiences sorrow and feels pain as intensely as any of us humans do. In a compelling appeal to reason and human kindness, Matthieu Ricard here takes the arguments from his best-sellers Altruism and Happiness to their logical conclusion: that compassion toward all beings, including our fellow animals, is a moral obligation… Read More

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  2. The Book of Five Rings

    The Book of Five Rings

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    • Miyamoto Musashi
    When the undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi retreated to a cave in 1643 and wrote The Book of Five Rings, a manifesto on swordsmanship, strategy, and winning for his students and generations of samurai to come, he created one of the most perceptive and incisive texts on strategic thinking ever to come from Asia. Musashi gives timeless advice on defeating an adversary, throwing an opponent off-guard, creating confusion, and other… Read More

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  3. Tao Te Ching

    Tao Te Ching

    A New Translation

    • by
    • Lao Tzu
    Renowned translator William Scott Wilson has rendered Lao Tzu's classic in the most authentic way possible, using both the ancient text and the even older Great Seal script used during Lao Tzu's time. The result is a new and nuanced translation, accompanied by Chinese ink paintings and ancillary material. Wilson includes an introduction that tells the story of Lao Tzu, the "old man" and the "keeper of the archives," and… Read More

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  4. Hagakure

    Hagakure

    The Book of the Samurai

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    • Yamamoto Tsunetomo
    Living and dying with bravery and honor is at the heart of Hagakure, a series of texts written by an eighteenth-century samurai, Yamamoto Tsunetomo. It is a window into the samurai mind, illuminating the concept of bushido (the Way of the Warrior), which dictated how samurai were expected to behave, conduct themselves, live, and die. While Hagakure was for many years a secret text known only to the warrior vassals… Read More

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  5. The Encyclopedia of Yoga and Tantra

    The Encyclopedia of Yoga and Tantra

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    • Georg Feuerstein
    The ever-increasing popularity of Yoga and related practices makes a desktop reference like this indispensible. With over twenty-five hundred entries and extensive illustrations, it combines comprehensiveness with accessibility. The book is arranged and written in a manner that will inform rather than overwhelm the lay reader, while at the same time offering valuable references for the professional researcher and the historian of religion. This new edition includes information about contemporary… Read More

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  6. Integral Ecology

    Integral Ecology

    Uniting Multiple Perspectives on the Natural World

    • by
    • Sean Esbjorn-Hargens,
    • Michael Zimmerman
    Today there is a bewildering diversity of views on ecology and the natural environment. With more than two hundred distinct and valuable perspectives on the natural world—and with scientists, economists, ethicists, activists, philosophers, and others often taking completely different stances on the issues—how can we come to agreement to solve our toughest environmental problems? In response to this pressing need, Integral Ecology unites valuable insights from multiple perspectives into a… Read More

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  7. The Rules of Victory

    The Rules of Victory

    How to Transform Chaos and Conflict—Strategies from The Art of War

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    • James Gimian,
    • Barry Boyce
    Millions have read Sun Tzu’s Art of War, the classic text on leadership and strategy, but how many understand its profound teachings or know how to apply them in modern life? The Rules of Victory presents the core insights of The Art of War, making them relevant and valuable to anyone who seeks more successful and creative approaches to dealing with chaos and conflict, whether at home, in the workplace,… Read More

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  8. Embracing Mind

    Embracing Mind

    The Common Ground of Science and Spirituality

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    • B. Alan Wallace,
    • Brian Hodel
    What is Mind? For this ancient question we are still seeking answers. B. Alan Wallace and Brian Hodel propose a science of the mind based on the contemplative wisdom of Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Christianity, and Islam.The authors begin by exploring the history of science, showing how science tends to ignore the mind, even while it is understood to be the very instrument through which we comprehend… Read More

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  9. Tao Te Ching

    Tao Te Ching

    • by
    • Lao Tzu
    In what may be the most faithful translation of the Tao Te Ching, the translators have captured the terse, enigmatic beauty of the original masterpiece without embellishing it with personal interpretation or bogging it down with explanatory notes. By stepping out of the way and letting the original text speak for itself, they deliver a powerfully direct experience of the Tao Te Ching that is a joy to come back… Read More

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  10. The Illustrated Book of Five Rings

    The Illustrated Book of Five Rings

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    • Miyamoto Musashi
    Written by the master swordsman and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi in 1643, The Book of Five Rings has become a classic on the arts of strategy and confrontation. Musashi's wise and penetrating advice and observations are applicable not only to martial artists but for leaders in all professions; he analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. In this exquisite… Read More

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