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Creative Power of the Flower of Life

By: Marko Tapio Manninen

This is my second book that intends to discover the history of the Flower of Life symbol. Now my main focus is on the interpretation of the symbol and on meanings attached to it throughout the history, starting from the Near East Bronze Age until our days. The reader is expected to be familiar with basics of the Flower of Life geometry. Elementary knowledge of the ancient Near East history and history of mathematics is helpful. Knowledge of visual arts, geometry, and ...

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Motivation And Effort In Buddhist Soteriology: Suffering and its O...

By: Mahaviveka

Suffering and its overcoming in light of Buddhist and evolutionary psychology.

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Sacred Books

By: M. Winternitz

THE period covered by the inception, the publication, and the completion of the Sacred Books of the East exactly coincides with the thirty-four years that I have spent in Oxford. When I matriculated, Professor Max Muller, the editor of the series, was about to begin work on the first volume, which appeared while I was still an undergraduate. I lost no time in making his acquaintance, for it was the influence of one of his works that had stimulated me to begin under Pro...

Habeltt sua lata libelli-not only after they have been published, but sometimes even before they are printed. It was in the spring of 1894 that the late Professor Max Muller first suggested to me that I should compile a General Index of the names and subject-matter for the complete series of the Sacred Books of the East. Such an Index, he thought, would be a great help to all students of the Sacred Books of tile East, and of the greatest value for the study of the history of religions.

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Survival Scenarios and Suggestions

By: Richard Scroggins

My primary goal is sharing the hunting and survival knowledge that I have from my experience growing up and living in the country, as well as my time in the military as an Emergency Management Specialist. I have always been interested in primitive skills, and in preserving them for the future. I also believe that the modern culture that we have built is based on a very fragile framework of technology(i.e. Electricity), that could collapse at any time due to a natural or ...

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Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii

By: S. M. Kamakau

In 1961 the first edition of the English translation of Samuel Kamakau's Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii was published by Kamehameha Schools Press. Many contributed to make its publication possible. A group of Hawaiian scholars was first selected by the trustees of Bishop Museum to translate Kamakau's florid literary style into readable English. The group included Mary Kawena Pukui, Thomas G. Thrum, Lahilahi Webb, Emma Davidson Taylor, and John Wise. Mary Kawena Pukui then revie...

Many famous chiefs, mentioned in Hawaiian history, were descended from Hana-laa-nui. The ruling chiefs (noho alii) of Hawaii were of that particular lineage (mookuauhau), and with additions from those of the other islands, the genealogy of Hawaii's chiefs and their ancestors was made complete. Umi-a-Liloa [that is, Umi-son-of-Liloa] was a famous chief, and the reason for his fame was that it was he who united all of the districts of Hawaii through wars. The kingdom beca...

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Αντιστηρίξεις-Υποστυλώσεις σε επιχειρήσεις κατάρρευσης κτιρίων: Τε...

By: ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ ΝΙΚΑΣ

Η αντιστήριξη ή υποστύλωση μίας κατασκευής ή τμημάτων αυτής τα οποία έχουν υποστεί βλάβες λόγω ενός σεισμού ή οποιαδήποτε άλλης φυσικής ή ανθρωπογενούς αιτίας, είναι μία πολύπλοκή και πολυπαραγοντική διαδικασία που χρειάζεται μεγάλη προσοχή και εμπειρία, ενώ απαιτεί εξειδικευμένη γνώση των μηχανισμών αστοχίας αλλά και της στατικής συμπεριφοράς μίας κατασκευής. Η υποστύλωση ενός μικρού ανοίγματος, το οποίο μας εξασφαλίζει πρόσβαση σε εγκλωβισμένους, η υποστύλωση μιας πλάκ...

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Addendum to Evolution : Origins of the World : Origins of the World

By: BS Murthy

This is a speculative theory about the origins of the world and the evolution of humans and other species as well as vegetation on earth.

Creation vs. Evolution ‘One might approach this postulation as an addendum to evolution for it comes in the wake of the great works of the past. It would seem logical that any proposition about evolution cannot bypass the idea of creation, buttressed with a religious belief by those closer to the beginnings of life. Just the same, though all religions propagate the word that God created the world, nevertheless their scriptures differ about the way he went about it. Give...

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The realities of life : Live each day with an inspiration: Live ea...

By: Vusi Mxolisi Zitha

This book aims to recover one's strength and to restore faith and hope to the faint heart. To also instill courage and to help overcome your fears in taking initiatives. This book is also a documentation of people's reaction and behavior as they respond to what life has to offer on daily basis. This book is written in a form of proverbs, quotes and sayings. Indulge your senses with the realities

This book aims to recover one's strength and to restore faith and hope to the faint heart. To also instill courage and to help overcome your fears in taking initiatives. This book is also a documentation of people's reaction and behavior as they respond to what life has to offer on daily basis. This book is written in a form of proverbs, quotes and sayings. Indulge your senses with the realities

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La Transformación

By: Miguel Argentino Pérez Gaudio

Considerar las informaciones, no como un servicio retórico de palabras, sonidos e imágenes amontonadas, sino como un servicio de mensajes, que se elaboran aportando noticias, daros, opiniones, como alimento intelectual, moral y espiritual para la vida de las personas. Ello requiere de una sólida preparación profesional, más allá de lo empírico, recalificando el rol profesional en la dimensión de un operador cultural, líder y gesto y de las informaciones, autónomo y au...

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Learning Hebrew From Genesis: Dalet Edition

By: Benjamin Lee Cooper

This is a full grammar teaching of "Biblical" Hebrew from a fluent author in a very unique style. The vocabulary words are specifically selected based on the common words in Genesis chapters 1-4, and the words that are used in the Bible more than 500 times, along with all of the prepositions and other necessary grammar words. I do not believe in asking a student to memorize a word that is used less than 20 times in the Bible, just because it is in Genesis. I do not belie...

1.2 Should I learn Modern or Biblical? The first thing you must decide is if it would be “Modern Hebrew” or “Biblical Hebrew” that you want to learn. Modern Hebrew is not the original Hebrew of creation, its not the original Hebrew of the Garden of Eiden, and its not the original Hebrew that Noach, Avraham, and Yaaqov spoke. There are some added and removed grammar aspects, and many added words that are not in the Biblical Hebrew. If you are going to be spending a lot ...

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El silencio

By: Valentino Valentino

El silencio y sus significaciones

Existe algo más tétrico que el pánico: es el silencio. Un hombre puede aguantarlo todo, el ataque de las fuerzas de la naturaleza, el capricho de los dioses, la entropía sin control del Cosmos, pero no el insufrible silencio. En la Prehistoria, el hombre mataba a seres infinitamente superiores y más grandes que él; sometía a mamuts, osos, cisnes, buitres, para hacer flautas de sus huesos y evitar con ello el duro silencio y así ganarle la batalla. Algunos encuentran e...

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Science History of the Universe

By: Francis Rolt Wheeler

In the present volume there have been covered in a comprehensive and popular manner the various departments of Astronomy. Owing to its treatment in a definitely historical and descriptive manner, however, it may be possible to supplement the general review by a few brief statements of some of the results and problems that confront us in the actual work of the observational astronomy of to-day.

The astronomical beliefs of prehistoric man were doubt similar to those entertained by the Eskimo of the Arctic regions and the untutored tribes of Argentine' Republic, South Africa and Australia, tribes who, living only for the day, concern themselves but little with to- morrow and yesterday and care nothing about the universe...

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Sabura 2004-2014

By: Ph.D. Marco Pais Neves Santos

Este trabalho está estruturado em três grandes capítulos: o primeiro, mais teórico, onde abordamos a origem e evolução do projeto Sabura; o segundo, mais prático, onde fazemos a análise estatística das fichas de visita da última década; e o terceiro, uma espécie de suplemento, onde relatamos uma série de entrevistas aos diferentes elementos que compõem a cada nível a corrente funcional do projeto, expomos os “fragmentos da vida” dos responsáveis dos estabelecimentos de c...

"Venha conhecer a nossa tradição e divertir-se, venha conhecer um pouco de África. Era uma vez…Foram tantas vezes, que muitas gentes, de muitos mundos, com alguns tijolos construíram mão-na-mão, pedra-na-pedra, vontade de muitos, vontade de poucos…um lugar onde poderá encontrar na música e nos sabores, o pilão e a mandioca, a cachupa e o crioulo, o grogue e o jogo do uril, o batuque e o funaná….o artesanato e os brinquedos de lata, as mil danças e as mil tranças…"

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Bonhomie : Beautifully yours: Beautifully yours

By: Chakrapani Raman Selvaraj; Chakrapani Raman Selvaraj

The very POWER rests in the hands of we Readers to Whom the others are following like poets, orator,writers, essayist to carry forward the legacy of their own. The very POWER rests in the hands of we Readers to Whom the others are following like poets, orator,writers, essayist to carry forward the legacy of their own.

Beautiful things are going to change , only things done beautifully to the larger good of the world would last for ever.

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Crossing the Mirage : Passing Through Youth

By: BS Murthy

If passing through youth was like crossing the mirage of life for Chandra and Nithya, it proved to be chasing the mirage of love for Sathya and Prema though for plain Vasavi, Chandra's pitiable sibling, it was the end of the road. As life brings Chandra, who suffers from an inferiority complex for his perceived ugliness, and Nithya, who was bogged down being jilted by Vasu, together, they script their fate of fulfillment. And as poetic justice would have it, Sathya, wh...

Shackles on Psyche Youth is the mirror that tends us to the reality of our looks. The reflections of our visages that insensibly get implanted in our subconscious lend shape to our psyche to define the course of our life. This is the saga of Chandra’s chequered life that mirrors this phenomenon in myriad ways. As perceived by the deprived, he had a fortunate birth. Yadagiri, his father, was the prominent pearl merchant in Hyderabad - Deccan, the seat of the Nizam’s...

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Leopardi and Schopenhauer : an English translation of "Leonardi e ...

By: Francesco De Sanctis; Thomas Haskell Simpson

possibly the first English translation of this interesting work by great literary critic Francesco De Sanctis, one of the fathers of the Italian national independence movement, later the young nation's Minister of Public Instruction, and author of a crucial history of Italian literature.

"...Hegel is the greatest sinner, because the public’s head can't make room for intellectual intuition. With his dialectical process, Hegel gave an appearance of harmony to this philosophical monstrosity. He was its designer and architect, making the original sin durable. So Schopenhauer tore him to pieces. Charlatan, insipid, stupid, nauseating, an ignoramus whose shamelessness was touted as wisdom by cowardly followers; the true author of our century’s intellectua...

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We Friends In Trends

By: Jaimeet Patel; Evangel Ethial, Editor

Kabir is a rich, handsome, arrogant, and fuming guy from South Delhi. From an early age, he was involved in drugs due to poor upbringing. His parents had the money for him but no time. From childhood Shivansh, his best buddy pampered him and saved him from all types of problems. Shivansh was his shadow, never moving a single step without his friend. What happens when they put a step in a new world far away from home in Pune? Two more buddies of their class meet ...

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Guide for Hindu Missionaries

By: Siddhant Bhartee

Hinduism is the oldest faith in the world. It is also the largest faith in the world with followers worldwide but as Hinduism does not believe in official conversion, there is no record to prove this. We have seen a sustained movement against Hinduism in Bharat (India) recently by Communists, Liberals, Secularists who have aligned with the Islamists and Christian-missionaries against the last bastion of truth in the world. This pamphlet aims at providing an ideological b...

I.Conversion 1. Messaging - Hinduism to the neophyte is vast and confusing. Too many branches of philosophy for the intellectual seeker. Too many gods for the literal seeker. To make it simple, the message needs to be condensed to a single sentence. “Say ‘Krishna’ 4 times with complete love today and He will forgive every sin you do today.” It’s a masterstroke. “Say ‘Krishna’ 4 times with complete love and He will forgive every sin you do today...

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A Guide To the Hidden Wisdom of Kabbalah

By: Rav Michael Laitman

In a time of crisis, we need a guide to help us calm and stabilize our lives. This is why Kabbalah is being revealed to millions today. Kabbalah is a tool for bettering life, and A Guide to the Hidden Wisdom of Kabbalah teaches how we can use this tool. In a graceful, easygoing style, you'll learn the basics of Kabbalah, and receive much needed suggestions for employing this age-old science to your daily life.

Introduction: The laws of nature, our place in the world and our behavior have been studied by scientists and philosophers for thousands of years. Along with logical assumptions, science uses quantifiable research and data. Yet our scientists and researchers have discovered that the more they advance in their research, the more obscure and confusing they find the world to be.

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He Wahi Moolelo No Na Lawaia Ma Kapalilua, Kona Hema, Hawaii

By: Kepa Maly

A collection of historical accounts and oral history interviews with elder Kama'ainan fisher-people from the Kapalilua region of South Kona, island of Hawai'i.

This volume, compiled at the request of Scott Atkinson on behalf of The Nature Conservancy, includes excerpts from selected historical records and oral history interviews with elder kamaaina of the Kapalilua region of South Kona on the island of Hawaii. The area traditionally identified as Kapalilua extends from the Kealia-Hookena section of Kona to Kaulanamauna, situated on the Kona boundary of Kau, and includes the lands of Papa, Hoopuloa, and Milolii (Figure 1). The a...

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