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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. In Search of Being

    In Search of Being

    The Fourth Way to Consciousness

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    • G. I. Gurdjieff
    Are we able to say that life is governed by a group of conscious people? Where are they? Who are they? We see exactly the opposite: that life is governed by those who are the least conscious, by those who are most asleep. Provocative ideas such as these have attracted generations of thoughtful people to the methods of self-study and inner work devised by Gurdjieff, one of the… Read More

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  3. Taking the Leap

    Taking the Leap

    Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears

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    • Pema Chödrön
    In this pithy, inspiring book, Pema Chödrön presents the Buddhist concept of shenpa, which can be translated as "getting stuck" or "getting hooked." Shenpa arises in that moment when life suddenly becomes disappointing, difficult, or painful. Perhaps someone criticizes your work, your appearance, or your child. Something within you tightens, shuts down. That's shenpa. After we tighten, we instinctively start to blame ourselves or others. We might get angry and… Read More

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