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Posthumous Pieces
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Posthumous Pieces

By Wei Wu Wei

United States of America: Sentient Publications, 2004. The book is a profound experience that dissolves the illusion of separateness in the world. The book teaches by means of startling questions and pithy one-liners and addresses the nature of time, space and the self.. 1st. Soft Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Eastern Asia.

$8.32

Ordinary Enlightenment: A Translation of the Vimalakirti Nirdesa
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Ordinary Enlightenment: A Translation of the Vimalakirti Nirdesa

By Charles Luk

Boston, MA: Shambhala, 2002. This classic scripture of Mahayana Buddhism and Zen emphasizes spiritual practice in the midst of secular life. Composed in about the second century CE, The Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra tells the story of a householder named Vimalakirti who lived a worldly life while following the Bodhisattva path. This sutra is particularly applicable to Western students of Buddhism because it teaches that people in the secular life can practice Buddhism as effectively as members of monastic communities. The translator provides an accurate and accessible text complete with explanatory notes and a glossary.. 2nd. Soft Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Eastern Asia.

$9.65

Shadows on the Path

By Abdi Assadi

New York, NY: Publicide Inc, 2016. second printing. Abdi Assadi's book, Shadows on the Path, is a discussion on the often overlooked aspect of spiritual attainment: the shadow. It is a common misconception for spirituality to be viewed as movement toward the light instead of delving into, identifying, and integrating repressed aspects of our psyche. The consequences of this omission are visible every day in our addictive culture, its spiritual practices, and the high price that we all pay by depriving ourselves of this untapped reservoir of energy.. 1st. Soft Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Eastern Asia.

$12.31

Rudi: In His Own Words
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Rudi: In His Own Words

By Swami Rudrananda

Cambridge, MA: Rudra, 2001. As a teacher, Rudi illuminated and enhanced countless lives. He didn't give answers, but showed students how they themselves could find what they needed within themselves. These are some of the words that energized and filled the spirit of his followers. "...an inspiring work for the spiritual seeker [and] an extraordinary glimpse into the teacher/student relationship from the teacher's point of view."--Body Mind Spirit Magazine.. 1st. Soft Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Eastern Asia.

$12.31

The Mystique of Enlightenment: The Radical Ideas of U.G. Krishnamurti
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The Mystique of Enlightenment: The Radical Ideas of U.G. Krishnamurti

By U. G. Krishnamurti

Boulder, CO: Sentient Publications, 2002. An underground spiritual classic distributed widely for the first time in the U.S., this is the story of one of the most unusual figures in contemporary spirituality, U.G. Krishnamurti, in his own words. The Mystique of Enlightenment is a scathing critique of contemporary spirituality. In a world in which spiritual techniques, teachers, concepts, and organizations are legion, U. G. stands nearly alone in his rejection of it all: "I am only interested in describing this state, in clearing away the occultation and mystification in which those people in the 'holy business' have shrouded the whole thing. Maybe I can convince you not to waste a lot of time and energy looking for a state that does not exist except in your imagination... The natural state is acausal: it just happens." The author does not equate the natural state with enlightenment, which he describes as an illusion created by our culture. He states emphatically that one can do nothing to attain the natural state. In fact, any movement towards it separates one from it.. 1st. Soft Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Eastern Asia.

$8.32

The Governance of China

By Xi Jinping

Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 2014. The first published work by a sitting Chinese President, Xi Jinping: The Governance of China offers a unique look inside the Communist Party of China and its vision for the future. The book presents excerpts and summaries of 79 speeches, talks, interviews, instructions and correspondences in 18 chapters. Each item is accompanied by relevant notes about China's social system, history and culture. The book includes 45 photos taken at various stages of Xi's life, which provide readers with more information about his career and personal life. . 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Asia.

$9.65

The Teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi in His Own Words

By Sri Ramanasramam

South India: T.N. Venkataraman, 1965. Near fine condition, Jacket in good condition-chipped and torn around spine, Hardcover, 256pp including index, The Teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi in His Own Words edited by Arthur Osborne. 2nd. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Eastern Philosopy.

$23.28

Master Tang Hoi: First Zen Teacher in Vietnam and China
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Master Tang Hoi: First Zen Teacher in Vietnam and China

By Thich Nhat Hanh

United States of America: Parallax Press, 2002. Master Tang Hoi presents an overview of the life, work, and thought of Tang Hoi, the earliest known Buddhist meditation master of Vietnam. . 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Eastern Philosopy.

$18.96

Dali Dreamstones an Art Form Reborn

By Teller, Michael C.

Hampstead, NY: International Dali Dreamstone Association, 2011. the material in this book has been been laid out for your reading and viewing pleasure. While not presented in a typical chapter format, it is our fervent hope that you will enjoy the experience of reading the book as well as viewing the photographs, the Dreamstones with releated information, and their descriptions. We hope the that the selections of quotations and poems will please you and also round out of the experience. 265pp plus a page of citations. There are two spots of water damage to the gilt on the top and bottom edge. The pages that were stuck together at the gilt have been seperated with a minimum of damage. all the defect is on the page edge. There is also an inscription to the previous ownwe by author on half-title.. Inscribed and Signed By Author. 1st. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Asia.

$83.13

The Sword of No-Sword: Life of the Master Warrior Tesshu
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The Sword of No-Sword: Life of the Master Warrior Tesshu

By John Stevens

Boston and London: Shambhala, 1994. Very Good softcover. 169pp including notes. Master swordsman, calligrapher, and Zen practitioner, Yamoaka Tesshu is a seminal figure in martial arts history. John Stevens's biography is a fascinating, detailed account of Tesshu's remarkable life. From Tesshu's superhuman feats of endurance and keen perception in life-threatening situations, to his skillful handling of military affairs during the politically volatile era of early nineteenth-century Japan, Stevens recounts the stories that have made Tesshu a legend. This is the book all martial artists must own.. 1st. Softcover. Very Good/Not Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Asia.

$6.65

Sunflower Splender

By Wu-Chi Liu & Irving Lo

Bloomington: Indianna University Press, 1975. A comprehensive anthology of Chinese poetry from the 12th century B.C. to the present. This magnificent collection has the effect of a complete library rather than of an anthology of poetry.... A lyric quality comes through into our own language... Every page is alive with striking and wonderful things, Sunflower Splendor is the largest and, on the whole, best anthology of translated Chinese poems to have appeared in a Western language. 630pp including 2 appendices and an index of authors.. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Poetry.

$6.65

QUIET REVOLUTIONS ON TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA

By Hu, Jason C.

Taiwan: Kwang Hwa Publishing Company, 1994. an as new copy in a like dust jacket. 554 pp. Political development in the Republic of China on Taiwan. On becoming an economic power, One China, plus democracy. . 2nd. Hardcover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Asia.

$5.32

Science in Traditional China: A Comparative Perspective
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Science in Traditional China: A Comparative Perspective

By Needham, Joseph

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981. 134pp including appendix. Exploration into Chinese science with compariosns to similar cultural developments in other nations. Contains plates/illustrations throughout. Pages tight with some underlining. Bright red softcover binding in very good condition. Previous owner's stamp on frontboard.. 1st. Softcover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Asia.

$15.30

Delhi Agra & Jaipur

By Rupinder Khullar, Reeta Khullar

Connaught Place, New Delhi: Frontline Books, 2004. 96pp, of beautiful Color photographs and geographical descriptions on Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Architechtural and agricultural information as well as all key visiting sites for tourist. . Revised. Paperback. Near Fine/Not Issued. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Asia.

$8.32

Chinese Potpourri

By Lee, James Zee-Min

Hong Kong: Oriental Publishers, 1952. Signed copy. Cover embossed in red. 331pp including notes, calendars and bibliography. Illustrated with b/w vintage photographs and facsimile documents and alphabet.. By Author. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Asia.

$16.30

Rise and Splendour of the Chinese Empire, The

By Grousset, Rene

New York: Barnes & Noble Books,U.S., 1992. History of China, analysis of the strengths & weaknesses of the people, with an interweaving of cultural, political, & economic strands explaining the influences of these factors on the arts & crafts of the times., nice clean text, maps, very light minor foxing on top edge, minor wear to dj, previous owner's name plate on fep, 312pp. w/index. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Asia.

$8.32

Crafting Peace In Kashmir: Through A Realist Lens
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Crafting Peace In Kashmir: Through A Realist Lens

By Koithara, Verghese

Thousand Oaks, California, U.S.A.: Sage Pubns, 2004. Began with the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland with that there were useful insights to be gained with regard ot the India-Pakistan conflict cover Kashmir & also study the Sri Lankan & Israeli-Palestinian conflicts. nice clean text, 314pp. w/index. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Asia.

$18.96

Japanese Government Leadership and Management

By Bingman, Charles F,

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989. Identifies & provides a superb distillation of facts & insights about how the Japanese government manages public programs in what he calls "a remarkable achievement in public management"., nice clean text, charts, some shelf wear to dj, 165pp. w/index. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Asia.

$9.65

Japan's Agro-Food Sector: The Politics and Economics of Excess Protection

By Rothacher, Albrecht

New York: St.Martin's Press, 1990. Describes the profound structural change in Japan's agriculture from its politically marginalized, economically fragmented, traditional labor-intensive post-war mode of production., nice clean text, charts/graphs, some wear to dj, 222pp. w/index. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Scholarly Book.

$3.33

Japanese Woman, The: Traditional Image & Changing Reality
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Japanese Woman, The: Traditional Image & Changing Reality

By Iwao, Sumiko

New York: Free Press, 1993. Detailed account of the Japanese woman in & out of the home, their involvemet in their children's education, their role in the family & going into the workplace., nice clean text, couple sentences have been underlined in pencil, 304pp. w/index. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Asia.

$3.99

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