Wisdom s Blossoms

Author: Doug Glener
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 083482938X
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Here is a timeless collection of traditional stories that recount the personal spiritual journeys and true acts of selflessness by saints from various religious traditions indigenous to India, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Sufism. The authors present a diverse selection of these inspirational tales—about both men and women saints, from a variety of time periods, and from all over India—and make them relevant for a modern audience. The stories reveal that, despite their perceived differences, the same spiritual principles underlie all the great religious traditions.

The Reluctant Knight

Author: Doug Glener
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0988402815
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Percival Adler always dreamed of going on a quest-until he stumbled into a real one. Now he's found himself entangled in an adventure with a Mongol warlord, an insane pharaoh, and the greatest samurai of 19th-century Japan. The cast of characters takes to Manhattan in search of a legendary relic that gives its wielder unimaginable power. Inside: lost civilizations, time-traveling warriors, suspicious parents, barbarous hordes, and one unforgettable

Contemporary Authors

Author: Gale Group
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787667061
Format: PDF
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Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The Wisdom of the Saints

Author: Jill Haak Adels
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195059158
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Gathers selections from the diaries, sermons, personal letters, and public pronouncements of Catholic saints in Europe, Africa, and Japan

Buddhist Saints in India

Author: Reginald A. Ray
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195350616
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The issue of saints is a difficult and complicated problem in Buddhology. In this magisterial work, Ray offers the first comprehensive examination of the figure of the Buddhist saint in a wide range of Indian Buddhist evidence. Drawing on an extensive variety of sources, Ray seeks to identify the "classical type" of the Buddhist saint, as it provides the presupposition for, and informs, the different major Buddhist saintly types and subtypes. Discussing the nature, dynamics, and history of Buddhist hagiography, he surveys the ascetic codes, conventions and traditions of Buddhist saints, and the cults both of living saints and of those who have "passed beyond." Ray traces the role of the saints in Indian Buddhist history, examining the beginnings of Buddhism and the origin of Mahayana Buddhism.

The Complete Shorter Fiction

Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 0375400680
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Gathers all of Melville's short stories and novellas, including "Billy Budd, Sailor," "Bartleby, the Scrivener," and "Benito Cereno"