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The Book Of Chuang Tzu

Author: Martin Palmer

Publisher: Arkana (1996)

A Chinese classic, the "Chuang Tzu" was written sometime in the 14th century BC, and consists of original teachings, stories, tales and jokes told by Master Chuang, as well as others which have coalesced round his name. It is considered second only to the "Tao Te Ching", but the two books coundn't be more different. Where the "Tao Te Ching" is distant and proverbial in style, the "Chuang Tze" buzzes with life and with insights, often with considerable humour behind them. "Chuang Tzu"'s development of what later became known as Taoism lies in his advocacy of change as fundamental to life, and of the desire to cling on to things as being the basic problem of suffering and fustration. His writing combines wisdom and wit, and does not present a case so much as engage in argument and debate with the reader.

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The Buddhist Experience

Author: Mel Thompson

Part of a series: Seeking Religion

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (1993)

The Seeking Religion series has titles for each of the main world religions. It is a proven reliable and accessible resource for Key Stage 3 Religious Education. Each title has concise easy-to-understand narrative and a wide range of questions and activities to stimulate discussions in order to learn from and about religion. The Buddhist Experience helps pupils to: - gain an understanding about Buddhism: how it originated, its key beliefs and practices and its responses to different issues - learn from Buddhism, and reflect on their own beliefs and values.

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The Cave Of The Ancients

Author: Tuesday Lobsang Rampa

Publisher: Inner Light - Global Communications (2012)

THERE ARE THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO LEAD HUMANKIND IN A MORE SPIRITUAL DIRECTION, AND THEY ARE RESIDING ON THIS PLANET EVEN THOUGH MOST OF US DO NOT KNOWLEDGE THEIR EXISTENCE! The Monks entered the subterranean abode to meet with the Masters of Universal Wisdom in the Halls of The Akashic Records. While deep inside the Earth, it was revealed to them fascinating accounts of ancient space visitors, lost civilizations, advanced gravity ships, and much more knowledge long forgotten by humankind. The Lama opened the again and said, "In a far-off country across the seas the general ability to see Nature Spirits has been lost. If one sees such a Spirit it is a matter for jest, the Seer is literally accused of 'seeing things.' Western people do not believe in things unless they can be torn to pieces or held in the hands, or put in a case. A Nature Spirit is termed a Fairy in the West --and Fairy Tales are not believed!" This is one of Rampa's most exciting adventures and has been received with a great deal of pleasure by this multitude of readers all over the world. Behind the great Himalayan range, there lies all-seeing, all-knowing power and enlightenment. It is a way of life that may now be destroyed for all time, a spiritual culture with roots in the ancient world, the remote lamaseries of Tibet. It is here that T. Lobsang Rampa journeyed on the road to self-awareness, to these age-old repositories of wisdom -- where the Lamas learn the meaning of life and death, where the mysterious relationship between the mind and the brain is uncovered, where the secrets of hypnotism, telepathy, clairvoyance, and reincarnation are a part of daily life. Here too Rampa learned power -- but not for abuse or misuse. For the power of supreme enlightenment and universal knowledge is only offered to a chosen few, to those introduced to the strange and exciting world of . . . THE CAVE OF THE ANCIENTS

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The Confessions Of Saint Augustine

Author: E E Pusey

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Augustine writes of his colourful early life and tells of his struggle to overcome his carnal desires, his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of high power at the imperial court of Milan, and his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage as he recovered the faith that his mother had taught him. It was in a Milan garden that Augustine finally achieved the act of will to Christian conversion, which he compared to a lazy man in bed finally deciding it is time to get up and face the day.

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The Construction Of Pakistani Christian Identity

Author: John O'Brien

Publisher: Research Society of Pakistan (2006)

This work, drawing on many years of participant observation and scientific research, is likely to remain the standard reference work on the history, ethnography and belief system of the Christians of Pakistan for the foreseeable future.

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The Cross And The Switchblade

Author: David Wilkerson

Publisher: Zondervan (1963)

The modern Christian classic about life and death in New York's street gangs... and the God who reaches out to the unreachable with his transforming love. The tortured face of a young killer, one of seven boys on trial for a brutal murder, started country preacher David Wilkerson on his lonely crusade to the most dangerous streets in the world. Violent gangs were ruled by warlords, and drug pushers and pimps held New York's ghettoes in an iron grip. It was into this world that Wilkerson stepped, armed only with the simple message of God's love and the promise of the Holy Spirit's power.

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The Essays (1601)

Author: Francis Bacon

Publisher: World Library Inc (1991)

One of the major political figures of his time, Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) served in the court of Elizabeth I and ultimately became Lord Chancellor under James I in 1617. A scholar, wit, lawyer and statesman, he wrote widely on politics, philosophy and science - declaring early in his career that 'I have taken all knowledge as my province'. In this, his most famous work, he considers a diverse range of subjects, such as death and marriage, ambition and atheism, in prose that is vibrant and rich in Renaissance learning. Bacon believed that rhetoric - the force of eloquence and persuasion - could lead the mind to the pure light of reason, and his own rhetorical genius is nowhere better expressed than in these vivid essays.

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The Fangirl Life

Author: Kathleen Smith

Publisher: Tarcher/Putnam (2016)

Are You a Fangirl? - Do you survive boring classes or meetings by imagining your favorite TV couple making out? - Have you posted a lengthy diatribe on the Internet defending a fictional character? - Have you gotten carsick from reading fan fiction on your smartphone? - Has Netflix presented you with the -Are you still watching?- button at least once? If you answered yes, you are a fangirl. (But you already knew that!)

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The Forgiveness Project

Authors: Alexander McCall Smith, Marina Cantacuzino, Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Part of a series: A World Book Night Book 2019

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2016)

Powerful real-life stories from survivors and perpetrators of crime and violence reveal the true impact of forgiveness on ordinary people worldwide. Exploring forgiveness as an alternative to resentment or retaliation, the storytellers give an honest, moving account of their experiences and what part forgiveness has played in their lives. Despite extreme circumstances, their stories open the door to a society without revenge.

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The Great Divorce

Author: C S Lewis

Publisher: HarperCollins (1946)

C.S. Lewis takes us on a profound journey through both heaven and hell in this engaging allegorical tale. Using his extraordinary descriptive powers, Lewis introduces us to supernatural beings who will change the way we think about good and evil.

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