Author: Marcus Aurelius
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 048629823X
Release Date: 1997-07-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Stirring reflections on the human condition from a warrior and emperor provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind and personality of a highly principled Roman of the 2nd century. Recognizing that suffering is at the core of life, he counsels stoic detachment in the face of inevitable pain, loss and death.

Meditation Saved My Life

Author: Phakyab Rinpoche
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781608684632
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

In 2003, Tibetan lama Phakyab Rinpoche was admitted to the emergency clinic of the Program for Survivors of Torture at Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital. After a dramatic escape from imprisonment in China, at the hands of authorities bent on uprooting Tibet’s traditional religion and culture, his ordeal had left him with life-threatening injuries, including gangrene of the right ankle. American doctors gave Rinpoche a shocking choice: accept leg amputation or risk a slow, painful death. An inner voice, however, prompted him to try an unconventional cure: meditation. He began an intensive spiritual routine that included thousands of hours of meditation over three years in a small Brooklyn studio. Against all scientific logic, his injuries gradually healed. In this vivid, passionate account, Sofia Stril-Rever relates the extraordinary experiences of Phakyab Rinpoche, who reveals the secret of the great healing powers that lie dormant within each of us.

Everybody s Meditation Book

Author: Jeff Sauber
ISBN: 9780578033365
Release Date: 2009-08-01
Genre: Self-Help

In this short book, you'll find a brand new perspective on the practice of meditation, and over 20 different ways to make meditation work for you. The techniques are presented in their purest, most straightforward forms, stripped of traditional, ritual, and esoteric elements. The practice and the methodology behind them are clearly explained, and often illustrated with anecdotes from the author's own life experiences. This is a great book to have for beginners who want to jump into the practice with a minimum of formality, people who have tried before, but weren't able to make it work for them, and even for experienced meditators who want to add a new tool or two to their box of techniques. There's also an extensive chapter devoted to approaches and strategies to handling the kind of stress that's unavoidable in modern day life.

Business Tools Not Platitudes

Author: Lloyd Lim
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 9781480850040
Release Date: 2017-07-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Lloyd Lim, who operated a small family business for more than ten years, knows that not everyone is a business genius. But anyoneeven first-time entreprenuerscan learn basic concepts that will help them spot issues, ask the right questions, and operate a successful enterprise. In this business guidebook, youll get guidance on launching a business that fits your natural strengths. Learn how to: maintain a competitive advantage over time; observe the difference between upside risk and downside risk; value customers giving you meaningful feedback; and develop a strategic plan to help you succeed. Lim also touches on key concepts such as cultivating relationships, slashing costs prudently, and developing the right mindset. The appendix contains a series of staff training modules that any organization can adapt for its own use.

The Warden

Author: Anthony Trollope
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486158334
Release Date: 2013-01-23
Genre: Fiction

When an honest clergyman finds himself charged with financial impropriety by a Fleet Street tabloid, scandal, pathos, and humor result. Features an amusing narrative and cast, realistic dialogue, and a lively plot.

Essay on Man and Other Poems

Author: Alexander Pope
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486125909
Release Date: 2012-04-27
Genre: Poetry

In addition to the acclaimed title poem, this collection includes "The Rape of the Lock," "Ode on Solitude," "The Dying Christian to His Soul," "An Essay on Criticism," "Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot" and many others.

Interior Castle

Author: St. Teresa of Avila
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486115528
Release Date: 2012-03-06
Genre: Religion

Deeply spiritual and profoundly human, this 16th-century masterpiece is the work of a revered saint. Its insights into prayer and meditation as the keys to fulfillment have inspired generations of readers.

A Modest Proposal and Other Satirical Works

Author: Jonathan Swift
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486110752
Release Date: 2012-02-29
Genre: Literary Collections

Treasury of five shorter works includes title piece plus The Battle of the Books, A Meditation Upon a Broom-Stick, A Discourse Concerning the Mechanical Operation of the Spirit and The Abolishing of Christianity in England.

Swann s Way

Author: Marcel Proust
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486115337
Release Date: 2012-05-07
Genre: Fiction

The first volume of the 7-part masterpiece In Search of Lost Time, Swann's Way introduces the reader to Charles Swann, a wealthy connoisseur in 19th-century Paris and a victim of an agonizing romance.

Areopagitica and Other Prose Works

Author: John Milton
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486811253
Release Date: 2016-11-16
Genre: Literary Collections

An uncompromising defender of liberty as well as a sublime poet, John Milton published the "Areopagitica" in 1644, at the height of the English Civil War. The impetus arose from Parliament's Licensing Order, which censored all printed materials and ultimately led to arrests, book burnings, and other authoritarian abuses. Milton's polemic, strengthened by biblical and classical allusions, remains enduringly significant and ranks among the world's most eloquent defenses of the right to free speech. In addition to the "Areopagitica," this collection of Milton's most significant prose works includes "Of Education," a tract on educational reform; "Meditation Upon Divine Justice and The Death of King Charles the First," a rationale for the overthrow of the monarchy; "The Doctrine and Disciple of Divorce," in which the author urges the enactment of a virtually unheard-of reform allowing divorce for incompatibility and the right of remarriage; and "Autobiographical Extracts," featuring highlights from Milton's memoirs.

Books in Print

ISBN: UOM:39015062097707
Release Date: 2005
Genre: American literature

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.