The Four Chinese Classics: Tao Te Ching, Analects, Chuang Tzu, Mencius

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Counterpoint #ad - Equally influential in the social sphere, Confucious' Analects is the source of social wisdom in China. But these new versions are not only inviting and immensely readable, they also apply much-needed consistency to key philosophical terms in these texts, lending structural links and philosophical rigor heretofore unavailable in English.

The books collected in this volume represent the first time since the mid-nineteenth century that the four seminal masterworks of ancient Chinese thought have been translated as a unified series by a single translator. And with its philosophical story-telling, the Menicius adds depth and complexity to Confucius' vision.

The Four Chinese Classics: Tao Te Ching, Analects, Chuang Tzu, Mencius #ad - Hinton's award-winning experience translating a wide range of ancient Chinese poets makes these books sing in English as never before. The chuang tzu is the wild and wacky prose complement to the Tao Te Ching. Breathing new life into these originary classics, Hinton's new translations will stand as the definitive texts for our era.

Perhaps the most broadly influential spiritual text in human history, Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is the source of Taoist philosophy, which eventually developed into Ch'an Zen Buddhism.

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Classical Chinese Poetry: An Anthology

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - With this groundbreaking collection, translated and edited by the renowned poet and translator David Hinton, a new generation will be introduced to the work that riveted Ezra Pound and transformed modern poetry. And in his eye-opening translations, presenting a literature both radically new and entirely resonant, these ancient poems feel remarkably fresh and contemporary, in Classical Chinese Poetry.

Unlike earlier anthologies of chinese poetry, Hinton's book focuses on a relatively small number of poets, providing selections that are large enough to re-create each as a fully realized and unique voice. New introductions to each poet's work provide a readable history, told for the first time as a series of poetic innovations forged by a series of master poeets.

Classical Chinese Poetry: An Anthology #ad - From the classic texts of chinese philosophy to intensely personal lyrics, from love poems to startling and strange perspectives on nature, Hinton has collected an entire world of beauty and insight. The chinese poetic tradition is the largest and longest continuous tradition in world literature, and this rich and far-reaching anthology of nearly five hundred poems provides a comprehensive account of its first three millennia 1500 BCE to 1200 CE, the period during which virtually all its landmark developments took place.

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The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders

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Counterpoint #ad - Excellent. The library is a celebration of books as objects, a celebration of the anthropology and physicality of books and bookish space, and an account of the human side of these hallowed spaces by a leading and passionate bibliophile. The Library. The best are magical, fabled places whose fame has become part of the cultural wealth they are designed to preserve.

The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders #ad - . Tracks the history of that greatest of all cultural institutions. The washington post Libraries are much more than mere collections of volumes. To research this book, Stuart Kells traveled around the world with his young family like modern-day "library tourists. Kells discovered that stories about libraries are stories about people, containing every possible human drama.

Abounds in fascinating tales. The new york Times Book Review.

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The Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean: The Ancient World Economy and the Kingdoms of Africa, Arabia and India

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Pen and Sword Military #ad - Many continued their voyages across the ocean to trade with the rich kingdoms of ancient India. In ancient times large fleets of Roman merchant ships set sail from Egypt on voyages across the Indian Ocean. The ancient evidence suggests that international commerce supplied Roman government with up to a third of the revenues that sustained their empire.

This book examines roman commerce with Indian kingdoms from the Indus region to the Tamil lands. Further chapters explore roman dealings with the Arab kingdoms of south Arabia, including the Saba-Himyarites and the Hadramaut Regime, which sent caravans along the incense trail to the ancient rock-carved city of Petra.

The Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean: The Ancient World Economy and the Kingdoms of Africa, Arabia and India #ad - The roman empire and the indian ocean is the first book to bring these subjects together in a single comprehensive study that reveals Rome's impact on the ancient world and explains how international trade funded the Legions that maintained imperial rule. Freighters from the roman empire left with bullion and returned with cargo holds filled with valuable trade goods, including exotic African products, Arabian incense and eastern spices.

They sailed from roman ports on the Red Sea to distant kingdoms on the east coast of Africa and the seaboard off southern Arabia. It offers a new international perspective on the Roman Empire and its legacy for modern society. It investigates contacts between the Roman Empire and powerful African kingdoms, including the Nilotic regime that ruled Meroe and the rising Axumite Realm.

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The Heart Sutra

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Counterpoint #ad - The heart sutra is Buddhism in a nutshell. It has had the most profound and wide-reaching influence of any text in Buddhism. Although the original author is unknown, he was clearly someone with a deep realization of the Dharma. For this new english translation, has utilized various Sanskrit and Chinese versions, award-winning translator of Chinese poetry and religious texts, Red Pine, refining the teachings of dozens of ancient teachers together with his own commentary to offer a profound word-for-word explication.

Divided into four parts and broken into thirty-five lines to make it easier to study or chant, and texts, terms, and containing a glossary of names, The Heart Sutra is a wise book of deep teaching destined to become the standard edition of this timeless statement of Mahayana truth. This short text covers more of the Buddha’s teachings than any other scripture, and it does so without being superficial or hurried.

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The Dao De Jing: A Qigong Interpretation

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YMAA Publication Center #ad - This book includes • the complete Dao De Jing in English and its original Chinese text • Dr. This makes dao de Jing: A Qigong Interpretation unique and indispensible. Next generation indie award finalist - 2019this book examines one of the world’s most enduring and influential literary works, the Dao De Jing, through the timeless art of qigong.

In his words, author of the dao de Jing, embodies qigong principles, Lao Tzu or Laozi, advocating the cultivation of mind and body. Dr. Yang, and martial artist, a renowned author, scholar, Jwing-Ming, devoted decades to researching and writing this book. Yang writes, mind, qi, “especially the practices of regulating the body, breathing, and spirit.

The Dao De Jing: A Qigong Interpretation #ad - Lao tzu’s writing has been read, translated, and discussed around the globe. Only when we know qigong can we know Lao Tzu —and only when we know Lao Tzu can we know the Dao De Jing. It is about the way—the path before us, in qigong and in life, where what you achieve comes through your own understanding.

Many chapters in the Dao De Jing purely talk about qigong, ” Dr. Yang, jwing-ming’s commentary and analysis of each chapter • Numerous illustrations and diagramsDao De Jing: A Qigong Interpretation is not a book of instruction. His commentary will bring new insight, inspiration, and depth to your understanding of Lao Tzu’s words—and to your qigong practice.

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The Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching of Hui-neng

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Counterpoint #ad - He adds remarkable commentary to a translation that, and notes, combined with the full Chinese text, a glossary, results in a Mahayana masterpiece sure to become the standard edition for students and seekers alike. However,  the platform sutra presents the autobiography of Hui-neng, the controversial 6th Patriarch of Zen, unlike the other sutras, which transcribe the teachings of the Buddha himself, and his understanding of the fundamentals of a spiritual and practical life.

A zen buddhist masterpiece, winner of the 2018 Thornton Wilder Prize for Translation. Red pine, whose translations of the heart sutra and The Diamond Sutra have been celebrated and widely received, now provides a sensitive and assured treatment of the third and final sutra of the classic triumvirate.

The Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching of Hui-neng #ad - It is often linked with the heart sutra and The Diamond Sutra to form a trio of texts that have been revered and studied for centuries. The platform sutra occupies a central place in Zen Ch’an Buddhist instruction for students and spiritual seekers worldwide. Hui-neng’s instruction still matters—the 7th-century school of Sudden Awakening that he founded survives today, continuing to influence the Rinzai and Soto schools of contemporary Zen.

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Siddhartha's Brain: Unlocking the Ancient Science of Enlightenment

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William Morrow #ad - A groundbreaking exploration of the “science of enlightenment, ” told through the lens of the journey of Siddhartha better known as Buddha, by Guardian science editor James Kingsland. In a lush grove on the banks of the neranjara in northern india—400 years before the birth of Christ, when the foundations of western science and philosophy were being laid by the great minds of Ancient Greece—a prince turned ascetic wanderer sat beneath a fig tree.

. Siddhartha posited that “Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. As we are increasingly driven to distraction by competing demands, our ability to focus and control our thoughts has never been more challenged—or more vital. Siddhartha’s brain offers a cutting-edge, what it does to our brains, big-picture assessment of meditation and mindfulness: how it works, and why meditative practice has never been more important.

Far from a new age fad, the principles of meditation have deep scientific support and have been proven to be effective in combating many contemporary psychiatric disorders. His name was siddhartha gautama, and he was discovering the astonishing capabilities of the human brain and the secrets of mental wellness and spiritual “enlightenment, ” the foundation of Buddhism.

Siddhartha's Brain: Unlocking the Ancient Science of Enlightenment #ad - Framed by the historical journey and teachings of the Buddha, Siddhartha’s Brain shows how meditative and Buddhist practice anticipated the findings of modern neuroscience. Moving from the evolutionary history of the brain to the disorders and neuroses associated with our technology-driven world, James Kingsland explains why the ancient practice of mindfulness has been so beneficial and so important for human beings across time.

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I Ching: The Book of Change: A New Translation

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Here, hinton translates only the original strata of the text, revealing a fully formed work of literature in its own right. A master translator's beautiful and accessible rendering of the seminal Chinese textIn a radically new translation and interpretation of the I Ching, David Hinton strips this ancient Chinese masterwork of the usual apparatus and discovers a deeply poetic and philosophical text.

Acclaimed for the eloquence of his many translations of ancient Chinese poetry and philosophy, Hinton has reinvented the I Ching as an exciting contemporary text at once primal and postmodern. Though informative, these versions rarely hint at the work's philosophical heart, let alone its literary beauty.

I Ching: The Book of Change: A New Translation #ad - Teasing out an elegant vision of the cosmos as ever-changing yet harmonious, Hinton reveals the seed from which Chinese philosophy, poetry, and painting grew. Previous translations have rendered the I Ching as a divination text full of arcane language and extensive commentary. The result is full of wild imagery, fables, aphorisms, and stories.

Although it was and is widely used for divination, the I Ching is also a book of poetic philosophy, deeply valued by artists and intellectuals, and Hinton's translation restores it to its original lyrical form.

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The Lankavatara Sutra: Translation and Commentary

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Counterpoint #ad - The lankavatara Sutra is the holy grail of Zen. Although it covers all the major teachings of mahayana buddhism, it contains but two teachings: that everything we perceive as being real is nothing but the perceptions of our own mind and that the knowledge of this is something that must be realized and experienced for oneself and cannot be expressed in words.

Zen’s first patriarch, bodhidharma, gave a copy of this text to his successor, Hui-k’o, and told him everything he needed to know was in this book. Having translated the diamond sutra and the Heart Sutra, and following with The Platform Sutra, Red Pine now turns his attention to perhaps the greatest Sutra of all.

In the words of chinese zen masters, these two teachings became known as “have a cup of tea” and “taste the tea. This is the first translation into english of the original text used by Bodhidharma, which was the Chinese translation made by Gunabhadra in 443 and upon which all Chinese Zen masters have relied ever since.

The Lankavatara Sutra: Translation and Commentary #ad - In addition to presenting one of the most difficult of all Buddhist texts in clear English, explanations and notes, Red Pine has also added summaries, including relevant Sanskrit terms on the basis of which the Chinese translation was made. Passed down from teacher to student ever since, this is the only Zen sutra ever spoken by the Buddha.

This promises to become an essential text for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding or knowledge of Zen.

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Existence: A Story

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Shambhala #ad - Existence: A Story #ad - What he coaxes from the image is nothing less than a revelation: the dynamic interweaving of mind and Cosmos, and the glorious dance of Absence and Presence that is the secret of that Cosmos. Join david hinton, as he stands before a single landscape painting, the premier modern translator of the Chinese classics, discovering in it the wondrous story of existence—and as part of that story, the magical nature of consciousness.

This is the story of existence, and it begins with a painting.

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