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The Monk

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In what is widely considered to be the first Gothic novel, a monk must resist a temptation that could consume his soul Ambrosio has developed a reputation across Madrid for his piety and selflessness in his role as a monk. Left on the abbey’s doorstep as a child, Ambrosio took quickly to monastic life, and his fellow monks pronounced him a gift from the Virgin Mary. Despite his virtue, his status as the abbey’s favorite son is put in jeopardy with the arrival of Matilda, a woman with a terrible secret who disguises herself as a monk to be closer to Ambrosio. A sensational Gothic horror novel that is as stunning to readers today as it was two hundred years ago, The Monk is a shocking rumination of the nature of good and evil, and a morality tale that explicitly details the consequences of desire. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Monk and the Book

The Monk and the Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Megan Hale Williams
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226899020
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In the West, monastic ideals and scholastic pursuits are complementary; monks are popularly imagined copying classics, preserving learning through the Middle Ages, and establishing the first universities. But this dual identity is not without its contradictions. While monasticism emphasizes the virtues of poverty, chastity, and humility, the scholar, by contrast, requires expensive infrastructure—a library, a workplace, and the means of disseminating his work. In The Monk and the Book, Megan Hale Williams argues that Saint Jerome was the first to represent biblical study as a mode of asceticism appropriate for an inhabitant of a Christian monastery, thus pioneering the enduring linkage of monastic identities and institutions with scholarship. Revisiting Jerome with the analytical tools of recent cultural history—including the work of Bourdieu, Foucault, and Roger Chartier—Williams proposes new interpretations that remove obstacles to understanding the life and legacy of the saint. Examining issues such as the construction of Jerome’s literary persona, the form and contents of his library, and the intellectual framework of his commentaries, Williams shows that Jerome’s textual and exegetical work on the Hebrew scriptures helped to construct a new culture of learning. This fusion of the identities of scholar and monk, Williams shows, continues to reverberate in the culture of the modern university. "[Williams] has written a fascinating study, which provides a series of striking insights into the career of one of the most colorful and influential figures in Christian antiquity. Jerome's Latin Bible would become the foundational text for the intellectual development of the West, providing words for the deepest aspirations and most intensely held convictions of an entire civilization. Williams's book does much to illumine the circumstances in which that fundamental text was produced, and reminds us that great ideas, like great people, have particular origins, and their own complex settings."—Eamon Duffy, New York Review of Books

The Monk: A Romance

The Monk: A Romance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: M. G. Lewis, Esq. M.P.
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The Monk: A Romance is a Gothic novel by Matthew Gregory Lewis, published in 1796. A quickly written book from early in Lewis's career (in one letter he claimed to have written it in ten weeks, but other correspondence suggests that he had at least started it, or something similar, a couple of years earlier[1]), it was published before he turned twenty. It is a prime example of the male Gothic that specialises in the aspect of horror. Its convoluted and scandalous plot has made it one of the most important Gothic novels of its time, often imitated and adapted for the stage and the screen.

The Billionaire and The Monk

The Billionaire and The Monk Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vibhor Kumar Singh
Editor: Balance
ISBN: 1538709422
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What if you learn that everything you have been taught about happiness is false? What if you realize that happiness is not a goal and therefore it cannot be achieved? What if you discover that it is the ordinary path that leads to extraordinary treasure? This is a story about how two men from different walks of life learn that neither robes of honor nor the total renunciation of worldly life is required to enjoy the most fundamental human desire – happiness. Happiness is not a philosophical enigma but an attainable state of the mind and everyone can cherish the greatest joys through the simplest and smallest acts of daily life.

The Monk

The Monk Pdf/ePub eBook Author: M. G. Lewis
Editor: Graphic Arts Books
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Left at a monastery as a baby, Ambrosio grew up to be a cruel and stern monk, renowned for his sermons and piety. When a nun named Agnes goes to Ambrosio for the sacrament of confession, she admits that she is pregnant after having a long love affair with a man named Raymond. Though admissions told in confession are meant to be kept in confidence, Ambrosio turns Agnes over to the authorities in her convent for punishment. Without a trace of guilt or a second thought, Ambrosio returns to his normal life after this, unaware that he was soon to get himself into a situation that would make him empathize with Agnes. Meanwhile, Raymond, Agnes’ lover, is confronted by her brother, who is angry that Raymond played a part in his sister’s tarnished reputation. In order to earn support and sympathy, Raymond tells he and Agnes’ elaborate love story, challenging the society’s reaction to their relationship and pregnancy. Ambrosio, however, is unaware of this, nor does he think about it after he meets a beautiful woman named Matilda. Overcome with lust, Ambrosio begins an illicit affair with Matilda, breaking his vow of celibacy. Though he considers ending things with Matilda, Ambrosio finds himself addicted to her company, as Matilda helps satiate his every desire. As their relationship unfolds, however, Ambrosio finds himself longing for more and more. Committing crimes, harming others, and relying on supernatural help, the once virtuous monk is now running out of time to repent. M.G Lewis’ The Monk: A Romance was one of the best-selling novels of its era. With romance, crime, supernatural beings, and near-death experiences, this gothic horror is a gripping and haunting narrative that has remained compelling even to modern audiences. Featuring the depiction of taboo topics, social commentary, and themes of religion and temptation, The Monk: A Romance is as introspective as it is eerie. This edition of The Monk: A Romance by M.G Lewis is now presented with a new, eye-catching cover design and is printed in a stylish font, making it both accessible and contemporary.

The Monk and the Philosopher

The Monk and the Philosopher Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jean Francois Revel,Matthieu Ricard
Editor: Schocken
ISBN: 030778701X
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The Monk and the Philosopher by Jean Francois Revel,Matthieu Ricard Summary

Jean Francois-Revel, a pillar of French intellectual life in our time, became world famous for his challenges to both Communism and Christianity. Twenty-seven years ago, his son, Matthieu Ricard, gave up a promising career as a scientist to study Tibetan Buddhism -- not as a detached observer but by immersing himself in its practice under the guidance of its greatest living masters. Meeting in an inn overlooking Katmandu, these two profoundly thoughtful men explored the questions that have occupied humankind throughout its history. Does life have meaning? What is consciousness? Is man free? What is the value of scientific and material progress? Why is there suffering, war, and hatred? Their conversation is not merely abstract: they ask each other questions about ethics, rights, and responsibilities, about knowledge and belief, and they discuss frankly the differences in the way each has tried to make sense of his life. Utterly absorbing, inspiring, and accessible, this remarkable dialogue engages East with West, ideas with life, and science with the humanities, providing wisdom on how to enrich the way we live our lives.

The Monk Without Frontiers

The Monk Without Frontiers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A Birth Centenary Tribute
Editor: Advaita Ashrama (A Publication House of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math)
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This is a compilation of 134 reminiscences of Swami Ranganathananda, presenting his multi-faceted personality in an inspiring as well as interesting manner. The Swami, in his long monastic career of about eight decades, had contributed in diverse fields, of which the most significant and notable one, for which he was reputed all over the world, was his contribution as the cultural and spiritual ambassador of India to the world. A very colourful picture of the Swami thus emerges out of the pages of this book. Published by Advaita Ashrama, a publication house of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, India.

The Monk

The Monk Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matthew Lewis
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141908033
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Ambrosio, the worthy superior of the Capuchins of Madrid, falls to the temptations of Matilda, a fiend-inspired wanton who, disguised as a boy, has entered his monastery as a novice. Ambrosio then falls in love with one of his penitents and finally kills her in order to escape detection. However, he is discovered, tortured by the Inquisition and sentenced to death. Although extravagant in its mixture of the supernatural, the terrible, and the indecent, the book contains scenes of great effect. The novel is a prime example of 18th century Gothic, written partly in response to Walpole and Radcliffe and enjoyed a considerable contemporary vogue.

Think Like a Monk

Think Like a Monk Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jay Shetty
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 198213450X
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Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast On Purpose, distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life. When you think like a monk, you’ll understand: -How to overcome negativity -How to stop overthinking -Why comparison kills love -How to use your fear -Why you can’t find happiness by looking for it -How to learn from everyone you meet -Why you are not your thoughts -How to find your purpose -Why kindness is crucial to success -And much more... Shetty grew up in a family where you could become one of three things—a doctor, a lawyer, or a failure. His family was convinced he had chosen option three: instead of attending his college graduation ceremony, he headed to India to become a monk, to meditate every day for four to eight hours, and devote his life to helping others. After three years, one of his teachers told him that he would have more impact on the world if he left the monk’s path to share his experience and wisdom with others. Heavily in debt, and with no recognizable skills on his résumé, he moved back home in north London with his parents. Shetty reconnected with old school friends—many working for some of the world’s largest corporations—who were experiencing tremendous stress, pressure, and unhappiness, and they invited Shetty to coach them on well-being, purpose, and mindfulness. Since then, Shetty has become one of the world’s most popular influencers. In 2017, he was named in the Forbes magazine 30-under-30 for being a game-changer in the world of media. In 2018, he had the #1 video on Facebook with over 360 million views. His social media following totals over 38 million, he has produced over 400 viral videos which have amassed more than 8 billion views, and his podcast, On Purpose, is consistently ranked the world’s #1 Health and Wellness podcast. In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time as a monk to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Combining ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. He transforms abstract lessons into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improve relationships, and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Shetty proves that everyone can—and should—think like a monk.

The CEO and the Monk

The CEO and the Monk Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert B. Catell,Kenny Moore,Glenn Rifkin
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471486221
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In a business era in which executives are taken away in handcuffsand corporate malfeasance and scandal dominates the businessheadlines, there is tremendous value in the stories of ethicalcompanies and spiritual business leaders. The CEO and theMonk is one such compelling story, the story of KeySpan, thenation?s fifth largest energy giant and a profitable, Fortune 500company, and the two KeySpan executives?one a former monk?whoseunique working relationship is based on something as simple andpowerful as "doing the right thing." This isn?t yet anotherprescriptive business guide written by breathless consultants. Itis a story about a real business and how two unusual and dedicatedhumanists can keep their eyes on profits and ethics at the sametime.

The Way of the Monk

The Way of the Monk Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gaur Gopal Das
Editor: Sounds True
ISBN: 1683646630
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Take the wheel of your life with monastic wisdom teachings from a surprisingly modern source. “There is a traffic jam within our minds. That traffic jam is stopping each one of us from reaching our true potential. Imagine if we knew how to clear this disruption. No fumes of insecurity causing us to cough, no one honking at us, distracting us from what’s important, and plenty of fuel to sustain us so that we can live a life worth living.” —Gaur Gopal Das What can a member of a Mumbai ashram offer the modern world? As it turns out, quite a bit. In The Way of the Monk, Gaur Gopal Das reveals that contemporary monastic life is far from our dour, isolated conception of it—and still has keen insights to share. Das presents a guide to navigating some of life’s most fundamental questions. How can we achieve peace when the world is so full of noise and conflict? How do we learn to let go of attachment when consumer culture constantly tells us that we are unfulfilled? How can we embody love when our interactions with others are so fraught with old wounds and misunderstanding? Das writes from the perspective of a trusted friend, weaving tales he’s encountered over the years into a single, overarching teaching story. Here, you will learn: Why the keys to life’s central challenges have been known for thousands of years The four “wheels” of behavior that support health, balance, and satisfaction How to stop and appreciate life’s most beautiful aspects The value of surrendering to the form of the moment The many ways of honoring and connecting with the divine Why service and selflessness are at the heart of a fulfilled life The Way of the Monk is a both an ideal starting point and guide to the spiritual path, teaching fundamental skills of mindfulness, self-inquiry, positive communication, and more.

Demons and the Making of the Monk

Demons and the Making of the Monk Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David BRAKKE,David Brakke
Editor: Harvard University Press
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In this finely written study of demonology and Christian spirituality in fourth- and fifth-century Egypt, David Brakke examines how the conception of the monk as a holy and virtuous being was shaped by the combative encounter with demons. Drawing on biographies of exceptional monks, collections of monastic sayings and stories, letters from ascetic teachers to their disciples, sermons, and community rules, Brakke crafts a compelling picture of the embattled religious celibate.

The Monk

The Monk Pdf/ePub eBook Author: G.P.Baroowah
Editor: Notion Press
ISBN: 1945400226
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The news of attack on school children flashed in news papers, TV and Radio. The incident gave everyone anguish. Yet two American teenagers from Los Angeles decided to fly down to Kolkata in search of the golden goose.... Shankar and Siddarth were on a secret mission, which meant spending three months visiting cremation grounds, place of birth of a great Monk, railway stations, taking interviews of well-known persons, visiting convents, schools and institutions, where the great Monk they were inspired by spent his early life and youth. After completing their mission both the boys returned to the USA along with their grandparents. With their new found wisdom, they had entered an eloquent, tough, nationwide competition. Did the Monk help them to victory?

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: Special 25th Anniversary Edition

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: Special 25th Anniversary Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robin Sharma
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1443461881
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Twenty-five years ago, a book was published that has transformed millions of lives. Sharing the astounding story of Julian Mantle, the superstar trial lawyer whose stunning material success masked unhappiness within, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari was initially self-published in a small quantity but quickly became a word-of-mouth inspirational phenomenon that spread across the entire world. Now, with millions of copies sold, the life-changing wisdom contained in this #1 bestselling classic is even more relevant, as we seek happiness, fearlessness and a life that truly matters in these times of deep uncertainty. This limited 25th anniversary edition features a new introduction from the author and a special journal to help you materialize your highest desires. So you lead a life that electrifies your genius.

The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter

The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ambrose Bierce,Richard Voss,Adolphe De Castro
Editor: Litres
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The Lives of Peter the Iberian, Theodosius of Jerusalem, and the Monk Romanus

The Lives of Peter the Iberian, Theodosius of Jerusalem, and the Monk Romanus Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Rufus (Bishop of Maiuma),Cornelia B. Horn,Robert R. Phenix
Editor: Society of Biblical Lit
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The Lives of Peter the Iberian, Theodosius of Jerusalem, and the Monk Romanus by John Rufus (Bishop of Maiuma),Cornelia B. Horn,Robert R. Phenix Summary

This book makes available for the first time in English important works by the anti-Chalcedonian historian and biographer John Rufus on Peter the Iberian, Theodosius of Jerusalem, and Abba Romanus, three key figures of the Christian history of Palestine in the fifth and early sixth centuries C.E. The work offers a new critical edition of the Syriac text; the first-ever published English translation; a substantial introduction to Palestinian monasticism, the christological controversies of the time, and the life and writings of John Rufus; and ample annotations to a Syriac text whose Greek original is no longer available. By providing access to the Christian landscape (literally and metaphorically) in late antique and early Byzantine times, this volume offers a valuable counterbalance from a minority perspective to the biographical and historical writings of the Chalcedonian apologist Cyril of Scythopolis.

The Monk Who Became Chief Minister

The Monk Who Became Chief Minister Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shantanu Gupta
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9386606186
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On 19 March 2017, Yogi Adityanath took an oath as the twenty first Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. The book takes you through the journey of a shy and introvert boy from the hills of Uttarakhand, who had a modern education in the faculties of science from Kotdwar, later took sanyas and went through rigorous training in vedic education. From being a rebel politician inside and outside the party, he now has become a man of consensus. This book explores how a nathpanthi monk, learnt the nuances of politics from his guru, Mahant Awaidnath, and rose to take the highest position in Uttar Pradesh's politics.Through extensive research I have accumulated unseen pictures, unheard instances, first-time interviews, with people close to Yogi, in this biography. A state with 22 crore people and 80 Lok Sabha seats, is one of the very crucial political pieces in India's electoral puzzle. With a history of producing many Prime Ministers for the country, the State has given yet another prospect for the Prime Minister's office, in the post-Modi era in the form of Yogi Adityanath. You have in your hands the first definitive biography of a monk who has become the Chief Minister of the most populous state of India.

The Monk's Hour

The Monk's Hour Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ken Winkler
Editor: Booksmango
ISBN: 6162450023
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The Monk's Hour is the second book of a trilogy involving Tim Adams, ex intelligence operative and Vietnam Vet. Following his experiences in Never Recovered, Adams is approached in California to investigate the death of an art collector in Thailand. Within days, he discovers that not all the collector's efforts concerned Buddhist icon recovery, but also transfers of reincarnated monks, prisoners and contraband through a mysterious system called "The Conduit." Once again, Adam learns while dodging violent reactions in northern Thailand that not everyone wants the matter resolved. Based on current events in the vastly secret and lucrative Asian artifact trade, The Monk's Hour represents a fictional account of a system few understand.

The Manager and the Monk

The Manager and the Monk Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jochen Zeitz,Anselm Grün
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118555007
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An exploration of spirituality, values, and sustainability inbusiness When Jochen Zeitz and Anselm Grün first met onstage as "themanager and the monk," Zeitz was CEO and Chairman of Puma, andFather Grün was a monk serving as cellarer, the businessmanager of his Benedictine abbey. They came together to discusstheir shared goal: what it means to lead and manage responsibly andsustainably in today's shifting world. Available for the first time in English, The Manager and theMonk features these topical essays and dialogues, drawing onsources as diverse as the Bible, contemporary religious thought,psychological theory, and the innovative "environmental profit& loss account" Zeitz developed for Puma. Together, Zeitz andGr??n explore their intersecting definitions of prosperity, values,sustainability, among a host of other topics. Jochen Zeitz was CEO of Puma for 18 years and is founder, withSir Richard Branson, of the B Team, a global initiative aimed attransforming the future of business Anselm Grün is cellarer (business manager) ofMünsterschwarzach Abbey in Germany, overseeing a staff of 300in crafts such as beekeeping and brewing; and an internationallybest-selling author of more than 300 books available in 35languages Translated from an award-winning German book, Gott, Geld,und Gewissen, which has been translated into 11 languages The Manager and the Monk is a thoughtful, impassionedplea for how to manage responsibly in the modern world.

Finding the Monk Within

Finding the Monk Within Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edward Cletus Sellner
Editor: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9781587680489
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Finding the Monk Within is written with the conviction that lying deep within every person and underlying much of contemporary western and eastern cultures is an ancient memory, a vital archetypal energy related to monasticism and its spirituality. This book recovers that monastic memory, the living presence of the past, for those who desire to name and incorporate monastic values: values of solitude and silence, faith and compassion, friendship and mentoring, contemplation and leadership itself. The author examines the social and religious dimensions in the fourth century that gave rise to monasticism, then looks at Christian leaders from late antiquity to the medieval period associated with monasticism in both East and West who have much to teach about monastic values and their relevance for today, among them Antony, the "first monk," Augustine and Jerome, John Cassian, Brigit of Kildare and early Celtic monasticism, Gregory the Great, Benedict and Scholastica and, finally, Bernard of Clairvaux. "By studying the history of monasticism and its great heroes we come to realize that, for the Christian, much of what we call 'monastic' is purely and simply what being a follower of Christ is all about, and that being a monk, whether inside monastic enclosures or outside 'in the world, ' is simply becoming the sort of person everyone ought to be, a person who unites action and contemplation in the care of souls," writes the author. By becoming familiar with the stories and thought of these inspirational figures, readers will be inspired to incorporate monastic perspectives and values into their own lives. +

The Seeker and the Monk

The Seeker and the Monk Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sophfronia Scott
Editor: Broadleaf Books
ISBN: 1506464971
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What if we truly belong to each other? What if we are all walking around shining like the sun? Mystic, monk, and activist Thomas Merton asked those questions in the twentieth century. Writer Sophfronia Scott is asking them today. In The Seeker and the Monk, Scott mines the extensive private journals of one of the most influential contemplative thinkers of the past for guidance on how to live in these fraught times. As a Black woman who is not Catholic, Scott both learns from and pushes back against Merton, holding spirited, and intimate conversations on race, ambition, faith, activism, nature, prayer, friendship, and love. She asks: What is the connection between contemplation and action? Is there ever such a thing as a wrong answer to a spiritual question? How do we care about the brutality in the world while not becoming overwhelmed by it? By engaging in this lively discourse, readers will gain a steady sense of how to dwell more deeply within--and even to love--this despairing and radiant world.

The Monk's Record Player

The Monk's Record Player Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Hudson
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 1467449490
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The story of a monk, a minstrel, and the music that brought them together In 1965 writer-activist-monk Thomas Merton fulfilled a twenty-four-year dream and went to live as a hermit beyond the walls of his Trappist monastery. Seven months later, after a secret romance with a woman half his age, he was in danger of losing it all. Yet on the very day that his abbot uncovered the affair, Merton found solace in an unlikely place—the songs of Bob Dylan, who, as fate would have it, was experiencing his own personal and creative crises during the summer of 1966. In this striking parallel biography of two countercultural icons, Robert Hudson plumbs the depths of Dylan’s surprising influence on Merton’s life and writing, recounts each man’s interactions with the woman who linked them together—Joan Baez—and shows how each transcended his immediate troubles and went on to new heights of spiritual and artistic genius. Readers will discover here a riveting story of creativity and crisis, burnout and redemption, in the tumultuous era of 1960s America.

Prince and the Monk, The

Prince and the Monk, The Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kenneth Doo Lee
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791480461
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How Shinran, a seminal figure in Pure Land Buddhism, was guided by a vision of Shōtoku, the imperial prince who was both a political and religious figure..

Robert the Monk's History of the First Crusade

Robert the Monk's History of the First Crusade Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carol Sweetenham
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351902695
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This is the first English translation of Robert the Monk's Historia Iherosolimitana, a Latin prose chronicle describing the First Crusade. In addition to providing new and unique information on the Crusade (Robert claims to have been an eyewitness of the Council of Clermont in 1095), its particular interest lies in the great popularity it enjoyed in the Middle Ages. The text has close links with the vernacular literary tradition and is written in a racy style which would not disgrace a modern tabloid journalist. Its reflection of contemporary legends and anecdotes gives us insights into perceptions of the Crusade at that time and opens up interesting perspectives onto the relationship of history and fiction in the twelfth century. The introduction discusses what we know about Robert, his importance as a historical source and his place in the literary tradition of the First Crusade.

The Monk Who Changed the Dancer

The Monk Who Changed the Dancer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Trilok Kumar Jain
Editor: Booktango
ISBN: 1468969641
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There is a need to offer good books and ideas to young generations so that they have great ideas as seeds in their mind. There is a dearth of good story books as of now because most of the stories are promoting crimes, retaliation, reactionary thinking among youth directly or indirectly. Indian culture and history is replete with a large number of stories for development of character and inner strength among the students. In this book, the author tries to present you a story from ancient Indian history. The primary purpose of this book is to enable youth to visualize a better future for themselves. The author of this book has spent considerable time with youth as career guidance expert or as career counselor and therefore he has written this book keeping the youth persons as audience.

The Monk

The Monk Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matthew Gregory Lewis
Editor: Prabhat Prakashan
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Set in the sinister monastery of the Capuchins in Madrid, this is a violent tale of ambition, murder, and incest. The struggle between maintaining monastic vows and fulfilling personal ambitions tempts its main character into breaking his vows.

The Monk's Cell

The Monk's Cell Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paula Pryce
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190680598
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The call to contemplative Christianity is not an easy one. Those who answer it set themselves to the arduous task of self-reformation through rigorous study and practice, learned through the teachings of monks and nuns and the writings of ancient Christian mystics, often in isolation from family and friends. Those who are dedicated can spend hours every day in meditation, prayer, liturgy, and study. Why do they come? Indeed, how do they find their way to the door at all? Based on nearly four years of research among semi-cloistered Christian monastics and a dispersed network of non-monastic Christian contemplatives across the United States and around the globe, The Monk's Cell shows how religious practitioners in both settings combined social action and intentional living with intellectual study and intensive contemplative practices in an effort to modify their ways of knowing, sensing, and experiencing the world. Organized by the metaphor of a seeker journeying towards the inner chambers of a monastic chapel, The Monk's Cell uses innovative "intersubjective fieldwork" methods to study these opaque, interiorized, often silent communities, in order to show how practices like solitude, chant, contemplation, attention, and a paradoxical capacity to combine ritual with intentional "unknowing" develop and hone a powerful sense of communion with the world.

The monk, who bought a Mercedes

The monk, who bought a Mercedes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrei Prosin
Editor: Litres
ISBN: 5041387184
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Joke. Catch the arsonist financial exchange in London. – Who has advised you? “Such and such.” Catch the one who pondered. And the one who pondered, and says: – At a certificate from a mental hospital that you caught, its testimony cannot be used against me :)))

The Monk of Mokha

The Monk of Mokha Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dave Eggers
Editor: Knopf Canada
ISBN: 0735274509
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From the bestselling author of The Circle and What Is the What, the true story of a young Yemeni-American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana'a by civil war. Mokhtar Alkhanshali grew up in San Francisco, one of seven siblings brought up by Yemeni immigrants in a tiny apartment. At age twenty-four, unable to pay for college, he works as a doorman, until a statue of an Arab raising a cup of coffee awakens something in him. He sets out to learn the rich history of coffee in Yemen and the complex art of tasting and identifying varietals. He travels to Yemen and visits countless farms, collecting samples, eager to bring improved cultivation methods to the countryside. And he is on the verge of success when civil war engulfs Yemen in 2015. The US Embassy closes, Saudi bombs began to rain down on the country, and Mokhtar is trapped in Yemen. Desperate to escape, he embarks on a passage that has him negotiating with dueling political factions and twice kidnapped at gunpoint. With no other options, he hires a skiff to take him, and his coffee samples, across the Red Sea. A heart-pounding true story that weaves together the history of coffee, the ongoing Yemeni civil war, and the courageous journey of a young man--a Muslim and a US citizen--following the most American of dreams.

The Monk of Hambleton

The Monk of Hambleton Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Armstrong Livingston
Editor: Good Press
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"The Monk of Hambleton" by Armstrong Livingston. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Monk and the Skeptic

The Monk and the Skeptic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frank Browning
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ISBN: 1593765681
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Through his provocative and influential work, most notably The Culture of Desire and A Queer Geography, Frank Browning has proven himself to be an erudite and intellectual writer with deep insights into the fusion of culture and identity. In his new book The Monk and the Skeptic, Browning examines the intersection of sexuality and religion through the framework of conversations between the author and a gay priest to discuss the nature of secular and spiritual friendship; religious thought on same-sex marriage; the relation of the body to God; the mission of charity enacted by the drag troop Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence; the biblical prohibitions on improper pleasures of the body; and the history of how the church has viewed the body and desire. Browning manages to bring in a host of influences to his discussion: Descartes, Locke, Greek Myth, Christian Myth, Buddhist myth, Harry Potter, St. Thomas Aquinas, as well as modern writers like Jeanette Winterson, John Boswell, and Daniel Mendelsohn. The result is an engaging, timely, and very modern discourse on how the self and sexuality has been interpreted throughout the ages.

Hunting Down the Monk

Hunting Down the Monk Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adrie Kusserow
Editor: BOA Editions, Ltd.
ISBN: 1938160924
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Drawing from her work in comparative religion and cultural anthropology, Adrie Kusserow offers a collection of portraits of Westerners in the East and Easterners in the West struggling to relearn and relive their ideas of culture, religion, and God. These poems expose the human craving for the nourishment of a spiritual life. Celebrated poet Karen Swenson has written the Foreword. Adrie Kusserow received her Ph.D. in social anthropology from Harvard University in 1996 and is currently associate professor of cultural anthropology at St. Michael’s College in Vermont. She continues to do cross-cultural field work on the spread of Eastern philosophies to the West.

Be a Monk

Be a Monk Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chetan Prabhakar
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A secret to live blissfully amidst greatest difficulties and sailing through difficult times with ease and composure. We all go through challenging situations in our lives which break us and bring us in a low life state. This book is a key to attain blissfulness amidst the most difficult times of your life ‘Be A Monk’ provides an insight into various spiritual practises with main focus on the practise of Right Mindfulness. Right Mindfulness is the basic practise suggested by the Buddha to the Monks. Hence, to live a truly happy and blissful life, you have to ‘Be A Monk’.

The Lady and the Monk

The Lady and the Monk Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pico Iyer
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ISBN: 0307761134
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When Pico Iyer decided to go to Kyoto and live in a monastery, he did so to learn about Zen Buddhism from the inside, to get to know Kyoto, one of the loveliest old cities in the world, and to find out something about Japanese culture today -- not the world of businessmen and production lines, but the traditional world of changing seasons and the silence of temples, of the images woven through literature, of the lunar Japan that still lives on behind the rising sun of geopolitical power. All this he did. And then he met Sachiko. Vivacious, attractive, thoroughly educated, speaking English enthusiastically if eccentrically, the wife of a Japanese "salaryman" who seldom left the office before 10 P.M., Sachiko was as conversant with tea ceremony and classical Japanese literature as with rock music, Goethe, and Vivaldi. With the lightness of touch that made Video Night in Kathmandu so captivating, Pico Iyer fashions from their relationship a marvelously ironic yet heartfelt book that is at once a portrait of cross-cultural infatuation -- and misunderstanding -- and a delightfully fresh way of seeing both the old Japan and the very new.

Freedom for All of Us

Freedom for All of Us Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matthieu Ricard,Christophe André,Alexandre Jollien
Editor: Sounds True
ISBN: 1683644832
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Three luminary teachers unfold a compelling series of dialogues on inner freedom—what it is and how to cultivate it in ourselves and others. “We are, nearly all of us,” writes Matthieu Ricard, “the playthings of our whims, our conditioning, our impulses, our inner conflicts, our wandering thoughts, and our afflictive emotions. This servitude of ours is at the root of much that torments us. How do we free ourselves from the prison of these mental mechanisms, in the face of which we often feel helpless, even resigned?” With their acclaimed book In Search of Wisdom, these three gifted friends—a monk, a philosopher, and a psychiatrist—shed light on our universal quest for meaning, purpose, and understanding. Now, in this new in-depth offering, they invite us to tend to the garden of our true nature: freedom. Turn by turn, each shares his own unique perspective on the various obstacles to inner freedom, the “ecology” of freedom, the ways to cultivate it, and the harvest that comes out of it. What emerges is a panoramic vision and road map for us to overcome the barriers that hinder our liberation. “It is our hope,” they write, “that this book will clarify the means for freeing ourselves from the causes of suffering.” Filled with unexpected insights and specific strategies, Freedom for All of Us presents an inspiring guide for breaking free of the unconscious walls that confine us.

The Monk and the Tree

The Monk and the Tree Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James H. Scheller
Editor: Abbott Press
ISBN: 9781458206107
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“Mother Ayahuasca, How long have I known my wife?” To this simple yet inspired question, asked by author James H. Scheller; the answer unveiled to him is the story of The Monk and the Tree. A child monk named Malian, is special for so many reasons—notably, she is a girl who has been accepted into the Dao monkhood, an honor typically denied to women, during this age of time of unwritten history. So pure and in tune is Malian’s spirit with the Dao that she is truly one with all around her. She is on a path, reveling in the simple act of living, when she meets a small, furry creature. The little animal leads Malian to a quiet and peaceful place high above a beautiful valley, and implores her to play music for the forest. She plays, unwittingly rousing the discomforted spirit of the tree at whose roots she’s settled. Feeling his energy surround her, Malian is moved by the disquiet within the tree—and the tree hopes beyond hope that Malian can quiet the discord within him. Where does love come from, and what can it endure? Find out in this hauntingly resonant tale of lives past.

A Monk's Guide to Happiness

A Monk's Guide to Happiness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gelong Thubten
Editor: St. Martin\'s Essentials
ISBN: 1250266831
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A Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness for the Modern Day In our never-ending search for happiness we often find ourselves looking to external things for fulfillment, thinking that happiness can be unlocked by buying a bigger house, getting the next promotion, or building a perfect family. In this profound and inspiring book, Gelong Thubten shares a practical and sustainable approach to happiness. Thubten, a Buddhist monk and meditation expert who has worked with everyone from school kids to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and Benedict Cumberbatch, explains how meditation and mindfulness can create a direct path to happiness. A Monk’s Guide to Happiness explores the nature of happiness and helps bust the myth that our lives and minds are too busy for meditation. The book can show you how to: - Learn practical methods to help you choose happiness - Develop greater compassion for yourself and others - Learn to meditate in micro-moments during a busy day - Discover that you are naturally ‘hard-wired’ for happiness Reading A Monk’s Guide to Happiness could revolutionize your relationship with your thoughts and emotions, and help you create a life of true happiness and contentment.

The Monk Upstairs

The Monk Upstairs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tim Farrington
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061749761
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Heavenly Ever After? When Rebecca Martin finds the love of her life, it's finally time to cross off one giant task from life's to-do list. But not so fast. The wedding is a minor disaster, the honeymoon doesn't get much better, and then the biggest shock of all—living together as monk and wife.

A Monk of Cruta

A Monk of Cruta Pdf/ePub eBook Author: E. Phillips Oppenheim
Editor: Good Press
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"A Monk of Cruta" by E. Phillips Oppenheim. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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