An End to Suffering

An End to Suffering
Author: Pankaj Mishra
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2010-08-24
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781429933636

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An End to Suffering is a deeply original and provocative book about the Buddha's life and his influence throughout history, told in the form of the author's search to understand the Buddha's relevance in a world where class oppression and religious violence are rife, and where poverty and terrorism cast a long, constant shadow. Mishra describes his restless journeys into India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, among Islamists and the emerging Hindu middle class, looking for this most enigmatic of religious figures, exploring the myths and places of the Buddha's life, and discussing Western explorers' "discovery" of Buddhism in the nineteenth century. He also considers the impact of Buddhist ideas on such modern politicians as Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. As he reflects on his travels and on his own past, Mishra shows how the Buddha wrestled with problems of personal identity, alienation, and suffering in his own, no less bewildering, times. In the process Mishra discovers the living meaning of the Buddha's teaching, in the world and for himself. The result is the most three-dimensional, convincing book on the Buddha that we have.

An End to Suffering

An End to Suffering
Author: Pankaj Mishra
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2013-09-15
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9789351181873

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Is the Buddha still relevant today and, if so, in what way? Pankaj Mishra tries to answer this question as he travels through poverty-ridden South Asia to gilded Europe and America. Along the way he discovers how Buddhist thought has flowered even in a materialistic world, and reveals the parallels between the age of the Buddha and the contemporary world. A rich, challenging and deeply contemplative work, An End to Suffering is regarded as many to be Mishra’s masterpiece.

An End to Suffering

An End to Suffering
Author: Pankaj Mishra
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-10-12
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780330542180

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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.

Everything Arises Everything Falls Away

Everything Arises  Everything Falls Away
Author: Ajahn Chah
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2005-03-08
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780834823990

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Ajahn Chah (1919–1992) was admired for the way he demystified the Buddhist teachings, presenting them in a remarkably simple and down-to-earth style for people of any background. He was a major influence and spiritual mentor for a generation of American Buddhist teachers, including Jon Kabat-Zinn, Sharon Salzberg, and Jack Kornfield. Previous books by Ajahn Chah have consisted of collections of short teachings on a wide variety of subjects. This new book focuses on the theme of impermanence, offering powerful remedies for overcoming our deep-seated fear of change, including guidance on letting go of attachments, living in the present, and taking up the practice of meditation. Everything Arises, Everything Falls Away also contains stories and anecdotes about this beloved master's life and his interactions with students, from his youth as a struggling monk to his last years when American students were coming to study with him in significant numbers. These stories help to convey Ajahn Chah's unique spirit and teaching style, allowing readers to know him both through his words and the way in which he lived his life.

To End All Suffering

To End All Suffering
Author: Michael Collender
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2014-03-17
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781620322505

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Both Buddhism and the Christian gospel promise the ending of suffering. However, each defines and interprets morality, compassion, proof, and truth according to starkly different worldviews. This is why adjudicating rival claims between these religions has proven so difficult. Two alternate approaches have emerged: treating religious claims as mere personal opinions, or postulating some higher standard outside of religion to which each religion much submit. However, both of these approaches to comparative religious research implicitly deny that any religion can present a story about the totality of reality, including ultimate standards for proof and truth. This book takes a different approach entirely, demonstrating a way that religions can self-critically engage one another using their own respective standards. Within this framework, early Buddhist philosophy and the Christian faith enter into philosophical dialogue. In the process, To End All Suffering pointedly demonstrates that on its own terms, Buddhism cannot account for the very doctrines necessary to show that the Buddha's teachings end suffering. Written primarily for Christians and Buddhists interested in interreligious dialogue, To End All Suffering is a course book suitable for individual study or for college or seminary courses in comparative philosophy or religion.

The End of Suffering

The End of Suffering
Author: Russell Targ,J. J. Hurtak
Publsiher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2006-02-27
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 1612831141

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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.

The End of Suffering

The End of Suffering
Author: Dr. Nikhil Joshi, M.D.
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2014-02-21
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781491819227

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The End of Suffering is about the shared human experience and our universal desire to be free of the burden of suffering. It is about healing. Even though the causes of our pain are different, the nature of what we share is identical. All of us at one time hurt and we all carry events which sometimes break us. But we are not alone, we can feel better, and there is a way forward. The End of Sufferi ng contains everything a person needs to find their way through whatever they are going through. It gives hope and soothes our pain — and sometimes that’s more than enough.

The End of Heaven

The End of Heaven
Author: Sidney Dekker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2017-09-19
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9781351819206

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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.

An End to Suffering a Change of Heart

An End to Suffering a Change of Heart
Author: Valerie Roundy
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 62
Release: 2017-08-31
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781504386685

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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.

Falling into Grace

Falling into Grace
Author: Adyashanti
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2011-04-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9781604073324

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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.

The End of Suffering and the Discovery of Happiness

The End of Suffering and the Discovery of Happiness
Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
Publsiher: Hay House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-05-01
Genre: Buddhism
ISBN: 1848509340

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This book presents a clear and straightforward road map to how we might end our experience of suffering and discover happiness, drawn by the most celebrated spiritual master of Tibetan Buddhism: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. In this insightful volume, not only does His Holiness describe what religion can contribute to mankind, but he also accentuates the significance of truly practising religion and understanding what it is that mankind really needs. Familiar for his ever-smiling face and his message of love, compassion and peace, he explains the three turnings of the wheel of dharma; the purpose and the means of generating the mind of enlightenment; and the twelve links of dependent arising, among other things. This new title offers an easily accessible and illuminating glimpse into the core of Tibetan Buddhism.

No Mud No Lotus

No Mud  No Lotus
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publsiher: Parallax Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2014-12-02
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781937006860

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The secret to happiness is to acknowledge and transform suffering, not to run away from it. In No Mud, No Lotus, Thich Nhat Hanh offers practices and inspiration transforming suffering and finding true joy. Thich Nhat Hanh acknowledges that because suffering can feel so bad, we try to run away from it or cover it up by consuming. We find something to eat or turn on the television. But unless we’re able to face our suffering, we can’t be present and available to life, and happiness will continue to elude us. Nhat Hanh shares how the practices of stopping, mindful breathing, and deep concentration can generate the energy of mindfulness within our daily lives. With that energy, we can embrace pain and calm it down, instantly bringing a measure of freedom and a clearer mind. No Mud, No Lotus introduces ways to be in touch with suffering without being overwhelmed by it. "When we know how to suffer," Nhat Hanh says, "we suffer much, much less." With his signature clarity and sense of joy, Thich Nhat Hanh helps us recognize the wonders inside us and around us that we tend to take for granted and teaches us the art of happiness.

The Suffering

The Suffering
Author: Rin Chupeco
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-09-08
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9781402292224

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Breathtaking and haunting, Rin Chupeco's second novel is a chilling companion to her debut, The Girl from the Well. The darkness will find you. Seventeen-year-old Tark knows what it is to be powerless. But Okiku changed that. A restless spirit who ended life as a victim and started death as an avenger, she's groomed Tark to destroy the wicked. But when darkness pulls them deep into Aokigahara, known as Japan's suicide forest, Okiku's justice becomes blurred, and Tark is the one who will pay the price...

Thunderous Silence

Thunderous Silence
Author: Dosung Yoo
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-12-17
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781614290643

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Thunderous Silence throws light on the Heart Sutra--a pithy encapsulation of the essence of Perfection of Wisdom literature--using stop-by-step analysis and an easy, conversational voice. Dosung Yoo examines the sutra phrase by phrase, using rich explanations and metaphors drawn from Korean folklore, quantum physics, Charles Dickens, and everything in between to clarify subtle concepts for the reader. This book invites us to examine the fundamentals of Buddhism--the Four Noble Truths, emptiness, enlightenment--through the prism of the Heart Sutra. Both those new to Buddhism and longtime practitioners looking to revisit a core text from a fresh perspective will find this work appealing.

The Heart of the Buddha s Teaching

The Heart of the Buddha s Teaching
Author: Nhất Hạnh (Thích)
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 292
Release: 1999
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780767903691

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A Vietnamese monk clarifies the main principles of Buddhism, reveals its roles in creating joy and enlightenment, and encompasses every facet of Buddhist teaching, from the Four Noble Truths to the Three Dharma Seals. Reprint.