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Path of Smoke

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In Wascana Park, they’re ordinary university students. But after midnight, when the park transforms into the magical kingdom of Anfractus, they become warriors, bards, and archers in a real-life role-playing game… The company of heroes has thwarted the plan of the power-hungry basilissa to conquer Anfractus, but not without a cost. Andrew’s character, Roldan, died, leaving him cut off from the mystical realm without any memory of its existence. If the others reveal the park’s magical nature to Andrew, his banishment will become permanent. So they must hide their nighttime adventures—and hope that his memory returns. Pursued by the basilissa’s forces, the rest of the group keeps a low profile in Anfractus until they uncover an unholy alliance between their enemy and the silenoi, satyrlike creatures who hunt humans—an alliance that threatens to cross the barrier into the real world. And while his friends struggle to prevent an invasion in both worlds, Andrew receives a visitor determined to restore his memory of Anfractus by leading him down a very dark path…

A Traveler's Guide to the Afterlife

A Traveler's Guide to the Afterlife Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Mirabello
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620555980
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A grand survey of the world’s death and afterlife traditions throughout history • Examines beliefs from many different cultures on the soul, heaven, hell, and reincarnation; instructions for accessing the different worlds of the afterlife; how one may become a god; and how ethics and the afterlife may not be connected • Explores techniques to communicate with the dead, including séance instructions • Includes an extensive bibliography of more than 900 sources from around the world Drawing on death and afterlife traditions from cultures around the world, Mark Mirabello explores the many forms of existence beyond death and each tradition’s instructions to access the afterlife. He examines beliefs on the soul, heaven, hell, and reincarnation and wisdom from Books of the Dead such as the Book of Going Forth by Day from Egypt, the Katha Upanishad from India, the Bardo Thodol from Tibet, the Golden Orphic Tablets from Greece, Lieh Tzu from China, and Heaven and its Wonders and Hell from Things Heard and Seen from 18th-century Europe. Considering the question “What is Death?” Mirabello provides answers from a wide range of ancient and modern thinkers, including scientist Nicholas Maxwell, the seer Emanuel Swedenborg, 1st-century Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna, and Greek philosopher Euripides, who opined that we may already be dead and only dreaming we are alive. He explores the trek of the soul through life and death with firsthand accounts of the death journey and notes that what is perceived as death here may actually be life somewhere else. He reveals how, in many traditions, ethics and the afterlife are not connected and how an afterlife is possible even without a god or a soul. Sharing evidence that consciousness is not simply a product of the brain, he offers a strong rebuttal to nihilists, materialists, and the Lokayata philosophical school of India who believe in the “finality” of death. He explains how specters and ghosts are produced and offers techniques to communicate with the dead as well as instructions for an out-of-body experience and the complete procedure for a séance. With an extensive bibliography of more than 900 sources, this guide offers comprehensive information on afterlife beliefs from the vast majority of cultures around the world and throughout history--a veritable “traveler’s guide” to the afterlife.

Air Management for the Fire Service

Air Management for the Fire Service Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mike Gagliano,Casey R. Phillips,Phillip Jose
Editor: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 1593701292
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Air Management for the Fire Service by Mike Gagliano,Casey R. Phillips,Phillip Jose Summary

The expert instructors at the Seattle Fire Department offer a comprehensive explanation of how to develop and implement an effective air management program for departments of any size. This handbook includes examples from international departments, the newest technology breakthroughs, and more.

Ten Upanishads of Four Vedas

Ten Upanishads of Four Vedas Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ram K. Piparaiya
Editor: Motilal Banarsidass
ISBN: 8178221594
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Ten Upanishads Of Four Vedas,Ram K.Piparaiya:A contemporary treatise that contains unabridged texts,numerous commentaries,simplified synopses, and inspirational highlights.The book is a useful compendium of original Upanishadic texts and commentaries. Interfaith classics that contemplate on..What is God?Where from came the cosmos?Who am I?Why am I here? Upanishads are a record of human mind's earliest contemplatives flights to the unknown.Many of the anonymous seekers proceeded great masters and prophets like Lao-Tzu,Comfucius,Socrates,Zoroaster,Buddha,Mahavira,Abraham and Jesus,by at least a few centuries. Upanishads use many captivating,stories and metaphors to bring out the relationship between man,God and world.Timeless truths are condensed in profound aphorisms.After a few glimpses of Upanishads texts, their mere presence on a bookshelf inspires thoughts of wisdom.

Crowd Dynamics, Volume 1

Crowd Dynamics, Volume 1 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Livio Gibelli,Nicola Bellomo
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3030051293
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This volume explores the complex problems that arise in the modeling and simulation of crowd dynamics in order to present the state-of-the-art of this emerging field and contribute to future research activities. Experts in various areas apply their unique perspectives to specific aspects of crowd dynamics, covering the topic from multiple angles. These include a demonstration of how virtual reality may solve dilemmas in collecting empirical data; a detailed study on pedestrian movement in smoke-filled environments; a presentation of one-dimensional conservation laws with point constraints on the flux; a collection of new ideas on the modeling of crowd dynamics at the microscopic scale; and others. Applied mathematicians interested in crowd dynamics, pedestrian movement, traffic flow modeling, urban planning, and other topics will find this volume a valuable resource. Additionally, researchers in social psychology, architecture, and engineering may find this information relevant to their work.

A Sanskrit-English dictionary

A Sanskrit-English dictionary Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carl Cappeller
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3111556875
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Avadhuta Gita of Dattatreya

Avadhuta Gita of Dattatreya Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Swami Chetanananda
Editor: Advaita Ashrama (A Publication House of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math)
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The Avadhuta Gita, or the song of a liberated soul, is a text of Vedanta representing extreme Advaita or Non-dualism. It breathes the atmosphere of the highest experience of Brahman. It goes into no philosophical argument to prove the oneness of reality, but is content to make the most startling statements, leaving the seeker of truth to imbibe them and be lifted from illusion into the blazing light of Knowledge. Published by Advaita Ashrama, a publication house of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, India.

Strategy of Firefighting

Strategy of Firefighting Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vincent Dunn
Editor: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 1593701071
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This is a "how to" book written by a "know how" person for anyone who practices firefighting strategy. Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn is passing on to the next generation of firefighters the lessons ("strategy summaries") he learned from his years of firefighting experience. He describes firefighting strategies for the most common types of fire scenarios and identifies specific firefighting problems presented to an incident commander by occupancy and construction type. More importantly, he explains firefighting solutions and offers firefighting plans, standard procedures, action plans, ideas, guidelines, explanations, key steps, and systems of firefighting procedures. This book is not about tactics. It's about strategy - plans of firefighting, logical ways to solve problems at fires.

The Hindus

The Hindus Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wendy Doniger
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 110102870X
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From one of the world?s foremost scholars on Hinduism, a vivid reinterpretation of its history An engrossing and definitive narrative account of history and myth that offers a new way of understanding one of the world?s oldest major religions, The Hindus elucidates the relationship between recorded history and imaginary worlds. Hinduism does not lend itself easily to a strictly chronological account: many of its central texts cannot be reliably dated even within a century; its central tenets?karma, dharma, to name just two?arise at particular moments in Indian history and differ in each era, between genders, and caste to caste; and what is shared among Hindus is overwhelmingly outnumbered by the things that are unique to one group or another. Yet the greatness of Hinduism?its vitality, its earthiness, its vividness?lies precisely in many of those idiosyncratic qualities that continue to inspire debate today. Wendy Doniger is one of the foremost scholars of Hinduism in the world. With her inimitable insight and expertise Doniger illuminates those moments within the tradition that resist forces that would standardize or establish a canon. Without reversing or misrepresenting the historical hierarchies, she reveals how Sanskrit and vernacular sources are rich in knowledge of and compassion toward women and lower castes; how they debate tensions surrounding religion, violence, and tolerance; and how animals are the key to important shifts in attitudes toward different social classes. The Hindus brings a fascinating multiplicity of actors and stories to the stage to show how brilliant and creative thinkers?many of them far removed from Brahmin authors of Sanskrit texts?have kept Hinduism alive in ways that other scholars have not fully explored. In this unique and authoritative account, debates about Hindu traditions become platforms from which to consider the ironies, and overlooked epiphanies, of history.


Cosmopsychology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gene F. Collins Jr. Ph.D.
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469122626
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Cosmopsychology The Psychology of Humans as Spiritual Beings Cosmopsychology assumes that human beings are essentially spiritual beings who are multi-dimensional, composed of many parts and connected to many dimensions of the Cosmos. It has been defined as astrology, as the study of psychospiritual development, and as the psychology of extraterrestrial beings. Cosmopsychology is the study of the relationship between the mind and the Cosmos. Cosmopsychology refers both to the correspondences between the human mind and the external universe and to the growth or evolution of the mind as it moves to higher forms of consciousness. It examines those parts, links, and dimensions that are not found in traditional, academic psychology. Cosmopsychology provides insights into your personality and your destiny through the contributions of astrology, numerology, the I Ching, Jungs Analytical psychology, Hartmanns Ego psychology, Bernes Transactional Analysis, Assagiolis Psychosynthesis, Hermeticism, Idealism, New Thought, and the Perennial Philosophy. The mysteries of karma are laid out as they are found in the ancient Indian philosophy of Vedanta. Psychology was built on classical physics. Cosmopsychology is built on quantum physics, the holographic universe, string theory, M-theory, and F-theory. Physics has come full circle, returning to the science of vibrations and the philosophy of idealism as taught by Pythagoras, Socrates, and Plato. Everything is connected both spatially and temporally. At this deep level of Being, consciousness choices what manifests. Cosmopsychology encompasses the nature of consciousness, meditation, karma, and rebirth and examines their roles in Individuation, Self-Actualization, and Self-Realization.

Health Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Health Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rodrigues, Joel J.P.C.
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 160566989X
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"This reference set provides a complete understanding of the development of applications and concepts in clinical, patient, and hospital information systems"--Provided by publisher.

The Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies, Volume 3

The Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies, Volume 3 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Karl H. Potter
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400856515
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The third in a series, this volume is a reference book of summaries of the main works in the Advaita tradition during the primary phase of its development in the sixth and seventh centuries A.D., up to and including the works of Samkara and his pupils. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

From Polysemy to Semantic Change

From Polysemy to Semantic Change Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Martine Vanhove
Editor: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027290326
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This book is the result of a joint project on lexical and semantic typology which gathered together field linguists, semanticists, cognitivists, typologists, and an NLP specialist. These cross-linguistic studies concern semantic shifts at large, both synchronic and diachronic: the outcome of polysemy, heterosemy, or semantic change at the lexical level. The first part presents a comprehensive state of the art of a domain typologists have long been reluctant to deal with. Part two focuses on theoretical and methodological approaches: cognition, construction grammar, graph theory, semantic maps, and data bases. These studies deal with universals and variation across languages, illustrated with numerous examples from different semantic domains and different languages. Part three is dedicated to detailed empirical studies of a large sample of languages in a limited set of semantic fields. It reveals possible universals of semantic association, as well as areal and cultural tendencies.

Atmospheric Phenomena

Atmospheric Phenomena Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C. Guy Suits
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483184501
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Atmospheric Phenomenon is composed of different essays written or co-authored by Irving Langmuir. The essays explore the different parts that form the atmosphere. A section of the book describes the evaporation of small spheres. Another section is about the radial flow in rotating liquids. The book also covers the light signals in aviation and navigation. An essay that describes the airplane tracks in the surface of stratus clouds is then provided. Some of the essays contained in a section in the book focus on the process of cloud seeding. This section explores such topics as smoke filters, cloud droplets, and water droplet trajectories. Another section in the book is especially devoted to the methods of cloud seeding using dry ice, silver iodide, and sodium chloride. The book can be a useful tool for aviation scientists, engineers in the field of aerial navigation, and individuals whose field of study is mainly on weather manipulation and control.


Editor: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 9389347246
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Fire Safety is the science of fire and the means of protection against it. Being multidisciplinary in nature, the subject is closely related to chemical engineering, building services, electrical, electronics, structural and civil engineering and industrial engineering. There is a dearth of books on this subject, and therefore, the author aims to provide readers with a lucidly written, comprehensive text explaining the fundamentals of the fire process and means of protection. Comprising twelve chapters, this well-illustrated book with data tables begins with the introduction of the subject and then proceeds to explain fire process, its chemistry, heat and temperature in fire, hydraulics, active and passive fire protection systems, risk management and insurance, and finally investigations and reconstructions of fire incidents. The book appends useful information on fire safety including cases to explain the causes of fire, Indian Standards on fire safety, explosion and properties of some flammable materials. NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION • A chapter on Modelling for Fire Safety • Updated data tables and text wherever necessary TARGET AUDIENCE B.Tech. (Safety and Fire Engineering) B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering)

Spanish and Portuguese Folklore

Spanish and Portuguese Folklore Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles Sellers
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THE INGENIOUS STUDENT. There was once a student in Tuy who was so very poor that, if faith in Providence be not reckoned, he possessed no riches. But Juan Rivas was endowed with a wonderfully fine gift of ingenuity, and although he was somewhat behind in the payment for the Masses on behalf of his predecessors, and even more so with his mundane creditors, still was he a man who meant well and would do the right thing if he only had the opportunity. To the man of the world there is no greater pleasure than to pay his debts, for by so doing he increases his credit. Juan Rivas would willingly have paid every creditor had his pocket been as full of the wherewithal as his heart was of gratitude for small mercies; but there is no difficulty about showing one’s self desirous of satisfying one’s debts—the only difficulty generally rests in being able to do so. At college he had proved himself a good scholar and a true companion; but as he could no longer contribute toward the support of his college, his college could not be expected to support him. His long black cap, his flowing robes, his pantaloons, and his shoes were altered in substance, and so was Juan Rivas.

Fire Protection Engineering in Building Design

Fire Protection Engineering in Building Design Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jane Lataille
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080506496
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A clear and concise reference guide on integrating fire protection design, Fire Protection Engineering in Building Design encompasses not only the basic information on the functions, design, and applications of fire protection systems; but also reveals how this information can and should be integrated with every other major engineering discipline. Protecting people, buildings and the environment from the impact of fire requires a comprehensive, systematic approach that includes the analysis of fire hazards as well as the design, installation and maintenance of fire detection, suppression and communications systems. Jane Lataille takes the reader beyond these basic issues and includes information on mitigating potential fire damage through proper design and construction of buildings, industrial processes and utility systems. Through specific examples, the reader sees how fire protection engineering can be integrated with mechanical, electrical, structural, and chemical engineering. The book also includes a section on writing fire protection specifications as well as a comprehensive reference list. * Assure effective fire protection design through engineering * Avoid costly fire protection redesign * Effectively integrate fire protection features into project specifications


Kali Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth U. Harding
Editor: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
ISBN: 089254600X
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Kali, The Black Goddess of Dakshineswar by Elizabeth U. Harding provides a wealth of information about the worship of the Goddess Kali. This book gives an intimate and detailed description of Kolkata's famous Dakshineswar temple and Ma Bhavatarini, the form of Kali worshipped there. Learn about the temple's festivals & daily rituals, and discover inspiring accounts of some of this traditions ecstatic saints. A great introduction to Kali worship.

The Path of Chaos

The Path of Chaos Pdf/ePub eBook Author: H. T. Martin
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781456822552
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Born into a village whose foundations were forged from strength and destruction, Shadow is trained in the art of chakra manipulation from an early age to become a ruthless warrior. As Shadow matures, he unlocks a devastating power that has been hidden in the blood of his lineage for the past fi ve-hundred years. A power that has not been seen since Shadow’s great-grandfather, Lord Th eron, unleashed it upon the world in a black storm of fury and annihilation, earning him the title of the most ruthless warlord in all of history. Th e leader of the Village of Chaos sends Shadow on a deadly mission to the Forbidden Lands to train and master his newly acquired abilities. An unfortunate death forces Shadow to end his training early and return home to mourn for the lost life. An enormous war between rival clans is on the brink of erupting when the leader of the Village of Chaos approaches Shadow and informs him of his true role. Shadow is to lead a massive army into battle just like his great-grandfather did fi ve-hundred years ago. With this daunting task placed before him Shadow must decide whether to heed his great-grandfathers warning and stay away from a life of power and bloodlust or to do what is best for his home and unleash his inner strength, his inner demon.

Uddhava Gita

Uddhava Gita Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Swami Madhavananda
Editor: Advaita Ashrama (A Publication House of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math)
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This is a part of the eleventh book of the great Hindu scripture, Srimad Bhagavatam. Lord Krishna gives here His parting instructions to His beloved devotee and follower, Uddhava. These teachings are as important as those found in the Gita. The book contains the original text in Devanagari, and a lucid and faithful English translation by Swami Madhavananda. Published by Advaita Ashrama, a publication house of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math

Ornament of Stainless Light

Ornament of Stainless Light Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Khedrup Norsang Gyatso
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861717422
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The premiere volume of Thupten Jinpa's thirty-two-volume Library of Tibetan Classics series, inaugurated to coincide with the Dalai Lama's conferral of the initiation rite of Kalacakra in Toronto in April 2004. The Kalacakra, or "wheel of time," tantra likely entered Indian Mahayana Buddhism around the tenth century. In expounding the root tantra, the Indian master Pundarika, one of the legendary Kalki kings of the land of Shambhala, wrote his influential Stainless Light.Ornament of Stainless Light is an authoritative Tibetan exposition of this important text, composed in the fifteenth century by Khedrup Norsang Gyatso, tutor to the Second Dalai Lama. One of the central projects of Kalacakra literature is a detailed correlation between the human body and the external universe. In working out this complex correspondence, the Kalacakra texts present an amazingly detailed theory of cosmology and astronomy, especially about the movements of the various celestial bodies. The Kalacakra tantra is also a highly complex system of Buddhist theory and practice that employs vital bodily energies, deep meditative mental states, and a penetrative focus on subtle points within the body's key energy conduits known as channels. Ornament of Stainless Light addresses all these topics, elaborating on the external universe, the inner world of the individual, the Kalacakra initiation rites, and the tantric stages of generation and completion, all in a highly readable English translation.

The Chinchaga Firestorm

The Chinchaga Firestorm Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cordy Tymstra
Editor: University of Alberta
ISBN: 1772120154
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Compiled by a radical journalist and poet in the early days of the French Revolution, these subversively satirical lives of women saints sought to win both women and men away from religion. Though based on authentic hagiography, Maréchal's "new" legendary introduces a skeptical, rationalist perspective that anticipates modern critical approaches. Along with Delany's thorough introduction and notes, Anti-Saints offers a new perspective on the cultural climate of the French Revolution and a strikingly modern contribution to our own public conversation on religion. A must for scholars and non-specialists alike, and lovers of audacious wit.

SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering

SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Morgan J. Hurley,Daniel T. Gottuk,John R. Hall Jr.,Kazunori Harada,Erica D. Kuligowski,Milosh Puchovsky,Jose ́ L. Torero,John M. Watts Jr.,CHRISTOPHER J. WIECZOREK
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SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering by Morgan J. Hurley,Daniel T. Gottuk,John R. Hall Jr.,Kazunori Harada,Erica D. Kuligowski,Milosh Puchovsky,Jose ́ L. Torero,John M. Watts Jr.,CHRISTOPHER J. WIECZOREK Summary

Revised and significantly expanded, the fifth edition of this classic work offers both new and substantially updated information. As the definitive reference on fire protection engineering, this book provides thorough treatment of the current best practices in fire protection engineering and performance-based fire safety. Over 130 eminent fire engineers and researchers contributed chapters to the book, representing universities and professional organizations around the world. It remains the indispensible source for reliable coverage of fire safety engineering fundamentals, fire dynamics, hazard calculations, fire risk analysis, modeling and more. With seventeen new chapters and over 1,800 figures, the this new edition contains: Step-by-step equations that explain engineering calculations Comprehensive revision of the coverage of human behavior in fire, including several new chapters on egress system design, occupant evacuation scenarios, combustion toxicity and data for human behavior analysis Revised fundamental chapters for a stronger sense of context Added chapters on fire protection system selection and design, including selection of fire safety systems, system activation and controls and CO2 extinguishing systems Recent advances in fire resistance design Addition of new chapters on industrial fire protection, including vapor clouds, effects of thermal radiation on people, BLEVEs, dust explosions and gas and vapor explosions New chapters on fire load density, curtain walls, wildland fires and vehicle tunnels Essential reference appendices on conversion factors, thermophysical property data, fuel properties and combustion data, configuration factors and piping properties “Three-volume set; not available separately”

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eknath Easwaran
Editor: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 1586380192
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In the Bhagavad Gita, Prince Arjuna asks direct, uncompromising questions of his spiritual guide on the eve of a great battle. In this expanded edition of the most famous —and popular — of Indian criptures, Eknath Easwaran contextualizes the book culturally and historically and explains the key concepts of Hindu religious thought and the technical vocabulary of yoga. Chapter introductions, notes, and a glossary help readers understand the book’s message. Most importantly, this translation uses simple, clear language to impart the poetry, universality, and timelessness of the Gita’s teachings.

SFPE Guide to Human Behavior in Fire

SFPE Guide to Human Behavior in Fire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Society of Fire Protection Engineers
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319946978
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This single resource for the fire safety community distills the most relevant and useful science and research into a consensus-based guide whose key factors and considerations impact the response and behavior of occupants of a building during a fire event. The Second Edition of SFPE's Engineering Guide: Human Behavior in Fire provides a common introduction to this field for the broad fire safety community: fire protection engineers/fire safety engineers, human behavior scientists/researchers, design professionals, and code authorities. The public benefits from consistent understanding of the factors that influence the responses and behaviors of people when threatened by fire and the application of reliable methodologies to evaluate and estimate human response in buildings and structures. This Guide also aims to lessen the uncertainties in the "people components" of fire safety and allow for more refined analysis with less reliance on arbitrary safety factors. As with fire science in general, our knowledge of human behavior in fire is growing, but is still characterized by uncertainties that are traceable to both limitation in the science and unfamiliarity by the user communities. The concepts for development of evacuation scenarios for performance-based designs and the technical methods to estimate evacuation response are reviewed with consideration to the limitation and uncertainty of the methods. This Guide identifies both quantitative and qualitative information that constitutes important consideration prior to developing safety factors, exercising engineering judgment, and using evacuation models in the practical design of buildings and evacuation procedures. Besides updating material in the First Edition, this revision includes new information on: Incapacitating Effects of Fire Effluent & Toxicity Analysis Methods Occupant Behavior Scnearios Movement Models and Behavioral Models Egress Model Selection, Verification, and Validation Estimation of Uncertainty and Use of Safety Factors Enhancing Human Response to Emergencies & Notification of Messaging The prediction of human behavior during a fire emergency is one of the most challenging areas of fire protection engineering. Yet, understanding and considering human factors is essential to designing effective evacuation systems, ensuring safety during a fire and related emergency events, and accurately reconstructing a fire.

Shadowscent 2: Crown of Smoke

Shadowscent 2: Crown of Smoke Pdf/ePub eBook Author: PM Freestone
Editor: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 0702301469
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The exciting conclusion to the Shadowscent duology! Rakel travels outside the borders of the empire, seeking answers to new questions about the past. Meanwhile, Ash must find a way to warn the others of dangers to come. All this as the empire itself hurtles towards a civil war that's been brewing since the gods last walked the land. Prince or servant, everyone must take a stand.

Mine Ventilation

Mine Ventilation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: E. De Souza
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439833745
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This proceedings volume showcases all aspects of the science and engineering of mine ventilation and health and safety, with special focus on the applied aspects of mine ventilation practice. Papers span the spectrum of mine ventilation and air conditioning.

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Don Philpott,David Casavant
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1598887920
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Emergency Preparedness: A Safety Planning Guide for People, Property, and Business Continuity provides step-by-step instructions for developing prevention and response plans for all types of emergencies and disasters. It helps the reader to create an organization-wide emergency management plan that ensures that all procedures are in place and all equipment and personnel needs are addressed so that your company can respond to an emergency situation quickly and instinctively. You will feel confident that your employees are trained and prepared to put your company's plan into action and protect all workers, property, and the life of the company in the face of any natural or non-natural event.

The Life After Death

The Life After Death Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ramanuj Prasad
Editor: Pustak Mahal
ISBN: 8122309178
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The Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living

The Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eknath Easwaran
Editor: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 1586381458
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A comprehensive manual for living a spiritual life, based on a verse-by-verse commentary on India’s timeless scripture – from the author of its best-selling translation. This ebook includes all three volumes in this series. The Bhagavad Gita is set on the battlefield of an apocalyptic war between good and evil. Faced with a dire moral dilemma, the warrior prince Arjuna turns in anguish to his spiritual guide, Sri Krishna, for answers to the fundamental questions of life. Easwaran points out that Arjuna’s crisis is acutely modern. The Gita’s battlefield is the struggle for self-mastery that every human being must wage. Arjuna represents each of us, and Sri Krishna is the Lord, instructing us in eighteen chapters of lofty wisdom as we face the social, environmental, and global challenges that threaten our world today. Easwaran is a spiritual teacher and author of deep insight and warmth. His verse-by-verse commentary interprets the Gita’s teachings for modern readers, explaining the Sanskrit concepts and philosophy and applying them with practicality, wisdom, and humor to every aspect of our work, our relationships, and our lives. With everyday anecdotes, stories, and examples, he shows that the changes we long to see in the world start with the transformation of our own consciousness. The practical exercises recommended by Easwaran to achieve transformation are part of a spiritual program he developed for his own life. They are accessible to people from all backgrounds and cultures. Urging us to adopt a higher image of the human being, he assures us that peace and unity are within reach. Each volume of this series covers six chapters of the Gita. Each may be read on its own, but all three volumes together form an in-depth, verse-by-verse explanation of this ancient scripture and its relevance today. Included are instructions in Easwaran's universal eight-point program of passage meditation. Volume 1: The first six chapters of the Gita explore the concept of the innermost Self and source of wisdom in each of us. Easwaran explains how we can begin to transform ourselves, even as householders engaged in busy lives. Volume 2: The next six chapters of the Gita go beyond the individual Self to explore the Supreme Reality underlying all creation. Easwaran builds a bridge across the seeming divide between scientific knowledge and spiritual wisdom, and explains how the concept of the unity of life can help us in all our relationships. Volume 3: The final six chapters put forth an urgent appeal for us to begin to see that all of us are one – to make the connection between the Self within and the Reality underlying all creation. Global in scope, the emphasis is on what we can do to make a difference to heal our environment and establish peace in the world. Easwaran’s commentary is for all students of the Gita, whatever their background, and for anyone who is trying to find a path to wisdom, love, and kindness in themselves and our troubled world. Written as an authoritative, accessible guide to a much-loved scripture, it is a handbook for finding peace and clarity within. This second edition incorporates revisions made across all three volumes following the author’s final instructions.

Naked Seeing

Naked Seeing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christopher Hatchell
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199982929
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Buddhism is in many ways a visual tradition, with its well-known practices of visualization, its visual arts, its epistemological writings that discuss the act of seeing, and its literature filled with images and metaphors of light. Some Buddhist traditions are also visionary, advocating practices by which meditators seek visions that arise before their eyes. Naked Seeing investigates such practices in the context of two major esoteric traditions, the Wheel of Time (Kalacakra) and the Great Perfection (Dzogchen). Both of these experimented with sensory deprivation, and developed yogas involving long periods of dwelling in dark rooms or gazing at the open sky. These produced unusual experiences of seeing, which were used to pursue some of the classic Buddhist questions about appearances, emptiness, and the nature of reality. Along the way, these practices gave rise to provocative ideas and suggested that, rather than being apprehended through internal insight, religious truths might also be seen in the exterior world-realized through the gateway of the eyes. Christopher Hatchell presents the intellectual and literary histories of these practices, and also explores the meditative techniques and physiology that underlie their distinctive visionary experiences. The book also offers for the first time complete English translations of three major Tibetan texts on visionary practice: a Kalacakra treatise by Yumo Mikyo Dorjé, The Lamp Illuminating Emptiness, a Nyingma Great Perfection work called The Tantra of the Blazing Lamps, and a Bön Great Perfection work called Advice on the Six Lamps, along with a detailed commentary on this by Drugom Gyalwa Yungdrung.

Discovery of Prehistory Ancient India

Discovery of Prehistory Ancient India Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr. Jagat K. Motwani
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1532037902
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Nationalist and Revolutionary While a high school student, I actively participated in the Mahatma Gandhis 1942 movement Quit India. I felt disappointed because only a few prominent leaders like Gandhi and Nehru were imprisoned. On Sept. 9, 1945, under the patronage of the Dadu District British Collector, the town dignitaries including my grand father and Mr. Tuljaram Nagrani, the principal of the town High school, along with the matriculate students had assembled at the Hindu temple to celebrate the victory of the Allies at the WW II. Sweets were distributed. I threw the sweets on the floor. The reason I did this was not because I sided with the Axis powers. But because Indian soldiers were fighting for Britain, as India was not a free country. Next morning, the Principal got me in his office and whipped me several times on my palms and ordered me to leave the school and come back with my parent. The principal told my father that Jagat to pay a fine of Rs. 5 and threatened that in case of denial I will be rusticketed (expelled from school as a bad character student) and no school would admit me. I am proud of my father that he said that only Jagat to decide. I said that paying fine means admission of the guilt. In my opinion it was not a guilt. I, with recommendation of my class teacher Mr. Chandnani, got admission in the P. H. High School, Dadu, only about 50 miles away from my home town. In 1947 on the eve of partition, there was an accidently bomb explosion in Karachi, suspected of an RSS activity. Several RSS leaders were arrested. A Khalsa police officer secretly alerted my grand father to hide me to avoid arrest. I, along with a few RSS pracharaks, secretly reached Karachi to take a ship for Okha, Gujarat, then train to Baroda. In 1948, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse. Because Godse was an RSS member, the whole RSS all over India was banned. I participated in the collective protest against the injustice of punishing the whole RSS organization because of the crime by its only one RSS member. Whole family can not be punished because of the crime of its one member. I was imprisoned in Baroda jail for four months. Thousands of RSS members all over India were imprisoned. Dr. Jagat K. Motwani

Living Heaven Here on Earth

Living Heaven Here on Earth Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Kharshiing
Editor: Notion Press
ISBN: 9352063104
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“A Unique Read… A must have spiritual classic for every home” It is wonderful to savour the Sacred Texts of great religions, learn about Nirvana, Self-Realisation and the Kingdom of God. Be healed. Be protected. Be blessed. Discover lasting Peace and Happiness in your life in the pages of this book. “Find powerful ancient healing prayers”

Clerical Secrets

Clerical Secrets Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gene Ragghianti
Editor: Booktango
ISBN: 1468951335
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Catholic seminaries and parish rectories are perceived by many as sanctuaries of spirituality and holiness. But, have you ever been curious about what really goes on inside these mysterious "palaces of piety"? Clerical Secrets is a collection of actual stories about seminary and parish life. It is a rare peek behind the walls of a seminary and into the life of a parish priest and “exposes” the real truths unknown even to many Catholics. Clerical Secrets touches on everything from “Confessional Cockamamie” to “Biretta Madness” to “Zoltan’s Lunacy” to “Twisted Sisters” and answers such intensely burning questions as “What exactly is a “manitergium” and “What do you do with a “funghellino”? Clerical Secrets is the new “book of revelations”!!!

Srimad Bhagavad Gita

Srimad Bhagavad Gita Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar
Editor: Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math
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Unique in its wide publication and extensive circulation, the Srimad Bhagavad-gita has appeared in various languages, both in India and other countries, along with the commentaries of former great saints as well as modern scholars. Although numerous editions of the Gita are presently available, few commentaries can be said to nurture pure devotion according to the teachings of a bona fide divine succession, which has given us the opportunity of service in producing this edition.

Kaah Taak'in

Kaah Taak'in Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Terry Godfrey
Editor: Covenant Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1638854483
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A large band of young adults flee from the only home they have known. They are led by the third son of their demanding ruler. The people are pursued for a time by their ruler. Later, they are confronted by many adversaries. The Taak’inal, as they call themselves, must walk for over a year before they find a location to build their new home. Upon this path, they face not only many enemies but also harsh weather and elements they had never before encountered. Along the way, the Taak’inal learned to work together in harmony and enjoy what they have. The leader Erdrich, the son of the old ruler, grows into a trusted and loved ruler. He puts the needs and comforts of his people before his own desires. Once they arrive at the location on the plains, they build a great city. Again, they must face enemies as they complete the construction of a city lined with gold. Together they are strong and content with their lives. As the people that had left their homes from tyranny grow old and die, the younger generation takes over. Within a couple generations, the happiness and harmony is replaced with greed, immorality, and laziness. This leads to the total downfall of the civilization and eventually the total collapse of the once great city their forefathers had created.

Path of the Templar

Path of the Templar Pdf/ePub eBook Author: W. C. Peever
Editor: Savant Books and Publications
ISBN: 0985250631
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In this second book of The Jumper Chronicles, twelve-year-old Charlie and his mates discover an ancient compass that stubbornly refuses to point north. Instead, it steers them down a treacherous tunnel, each step taking them deeper into a world of dog-eating trolls, cross-dressing gods, and motorcycle-riding dwarves.As a cloak of darkness threatens to envelop the fellowship, Charlie loses his best friend, discovers true love, and is embraced by unexpected allies who guide him to a long-forgottentreasure that will change the world forever.

Path of the Magi

Path of the Magi Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. L. Ficks,J. E. Dugue
Editor: Mirror Images Publishing
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Path of the Assassin

Path of the Assassin Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brad Thor
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743483308
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Scot Harvath series and “heir to Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum” (Chicago Tribune) returns with this unputdownable, white-knuckled thriller following the Secret Service agent as he’s on the trail of the world’s most ruthless terrorist. After rescuing the President from kidnappers in Thor’s roaring debut, The Lions of Lucerne, Secret Service agent Scot Harvath shifts his attentions to rooting out, capturing, or killing all those responsible for the plot. As he prepares to close out his list, a bloody and twisted trail of clues points toward one man—the world’s most dangerous terrorist. Only one problem remains: Harvath and his CIA-led team have no idea what the man looks like. With no alternative, they are forced to recruit a civilian—a woman who has survived a brutal hijacking and is now the only person who can positively identify their quarry. From the burning deserts of North Africa to the winding streets of Rome, Harvath must brave a maelstrom of bloodshed and deception before the world is engulfed in flames.

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