Wolf Haas' Detective Brenner series has become wildly popular around the world for a reason: They're timely, edgy stories told in a wry, quirky voice that's often hilarious, and with a protagonist it's hard not to love. In this episode, Brenner-forced out of the police force-tries to get away from detective work by taking a job as the personal chauffeur for two-year-old Helena, the daughter of a Munich construction giant and a Viennese abortion doctor. One day, while Brenner's attention is turned to picking out a chocolate bar for Helena at a gas station, Helena gets snatched from the car. Abruptly out of a job, Brenner decides to investigate her disappearance on his own. With both parents in the public eye, there's no scarcity of leads-the father's latest development project has spurred public protest, and the mother's clinic has been targeted by the zealous leader of an anti-abortion group. Brenner and God is told with a dark humor that leaves no character, including Brenner, unscathed. Haas tells the story of a fallible hero who can be indecisive and world-weary, baffled and disillusioned by what he finds, but who presses forward nonetheless out of a stubborn sense of decency-a two-year-old is kidnapped, so you find her, because that's just what you do.
How Can Knowledge Be Acquired? How Can Liberation Be Attained?... So Begins The Ashtavakra Gita A Dialogue Between An Earnest Seeker Of Truth (King Janaka) Nd The Enlightened Sage Ashtavakra As Translated From The Sanskrit By Ramesh S. Balsekar.In This Book Ramesh Reveals Himself As A Spiritual Master For The Modern Age. His Insightful Commentary Unlocks The Beauty And The Mystery In This Ancient Text. He Points Us To The Understanding That Is The True Nature Of Us All.
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Release Date: 1991
Chinul (11581210) was the founder of the Korean tradition of Zen. He provides one of the most lucid and accessible accounts of Zen practice and meditation to be found anywhere in East Asian literature. Tracing Back the Radiance, an abridgment of Buswells Korean Approach to Zen: The Collected Works of Chinul, combines an extensive introduction to Chinuls life and thought with translations of three of his most representative works.
Author: Arthur Osborne
Publisher: Weiser Books
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
This book gathers all of Maharshi's original works: Self-Enquiry, Upadesa Saram, Five Hymns to Arunachala, and the two sets of Forty Verses, together with miscellaneous pieces the most significant being Atma Vidya. This collection represents the core teachings of this world-renowned spiritual teacher and shows readers how to attain the purest form of non-duality through the supremely simple discipline of Self-Enquiry. Glossary, index.
Author: Dr. H. Ramamoorthy
Publisher: Society of Abidance in Truth
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Rḅhus (Hindu mythology)
This translation is the first time that this essential and classic work of Advaita Vedanta has been published in English, and in full. It is a consummate work of the spirit, an astonishing description of direct Nondual experience and understanding. H.H. Sri Chandrasekharendra Sarasvati, a Sankaracharya of the Kamakoti Pitha, has stated in glowing terms that the "Ribhu Gita" is to the Sivarahasya as the "Bhagavad Gita" is to the Mahabharata. First-hand descriptions of the experience of Nonduality are precious and rare. None is more powerful than this classic. Its uncompromising declaration communicates the uninterrupted direct experience of the Sage known as Ribhu. The language is accessible, forceful -- and points clearly beyond the limits of time and circumstance. The Indian cultural frame, traditional dialog between Guru and disciple, is subsumed into the directly penetrating insight that is absolute, beyond any concept. May we all recognize in this text the freedom and happiness of the Absolute, our True Nature, as reflected in the words of the great Sage Ribhu!
Author: Swami Shankara
Publisher: The Teitan Press, Inc.
Release Date: 1978
A classic text on the path to God through knowledge. The basic teaching is that God alone is the all-pervading reality; the individual soul is none other than the universal soul. Shankara was under no illusions about this world. For this reason, he is able to describe so powerfully the complete transformation of the universe that takes place before the eyes of the illumined seer, when the world indeed becomes a paradise.
This book explores the religious phenomenon referred to as crazy wisdom -- the purposefully outrageous, convention destroying behaviour of spiritual adepts in every great tradition, from Christian Fools for Christ through the Sufi Path of Blame, to the charismatic leaders of new religions. The author explores the core of the spiritual process through eight critical in-depth cameos of holy madness in action in the lives of eight contemporaries, including Chgyam Trungpa, Bhagwan Rajneesh and Aleister Crowley. This revised and expanded edition includes a new assessment of the American guru Adi Da (formerly Da Free John) and the psychopathology of blind faith, using the example of Shoko Asahara (founder of Japan's infamous terrorist sect AUM). The author offers guidelines for choosing a wise, enlightened guide or guru, and tips for avoiding the exploitative.
An important classic of Zen literature, written by one of the great Zen masters of ancient China. The book, compiled by Lin-chi's disciples, describes the life and teaching of this eminent Zen master and includes a number of his sermons, noted for their brisk and colorful language.S.