The Hindu Book of Dead: Trinath Mishra
Surprisingly, one of the more lucid insights on the philosophy of the Tibetan Book of the Dead comes from a Hindu mystic, named Baba Faqir Chand, who apparently was not familiar with the original Tibetan text or its English translation. Although Faqir was not conversant with the Bardo Thotrol, he was nevertheless steeped in its philosophy as taught to him by his guru, Shiv Brat Lal of Gopiganj. Faqir Chand, like his lama counterparts, spent much of his life in meditation, attempting to consciously go through the dying process in order to prepare himself for his final exit. However, unlike others of his kind, Faqir left a detailed account of his some 70-plus years of meditation (ranging from three to 12 hours daily) which led up to his enlightenment. The result is a richly detailed account which provides a thorough understanding of how inner visions and the like are projected in the intermediate stages between life and death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Zenobia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110538/bk_acx0_110538_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Baital-Pachisi, or Twenty-five Tales of a Baital is the history of a huge Bat, Vampire, or Evil Spirit which inhabited and animated dead bodies. It is an old, and thoroughly Hindu, Legend composed in Sanskrit, and is the germ which culminated in the Arabian Nights, and which inspired the ´´Golden Ass´´ of Apuleius, Boccacio´s ´´Decamerone,´´ the ´´Pentamerone,´´ and all that class of facetious fictitious literature. The story turns chiefly on a great king named Vikram, the King Arthur of the East, who in pursuance of his promise to a Jogi or Magician, brings to him the Baital (Vampire), who is hanging on a tree. The difficulties King Vikram and his son have in bringing the Vampire into the presence of the Jogi are truly laughable; and on this thread is strung a series of Hindu fairy stories, which contain much interesting information on Indian customs and manners. It also alludes to that state, which induces Hindu devotees to allow themselves to be buried alive, and to appear dead for weeks or months, and then to return to life again; a curious state of mesmeric catalepsy, into which they work themselves by concentrating the mind and abstaining from food
From Afghanistan´s Hindu Kush peaks and sunbaked Helmand Valley to Baghdad, Mosul and Ramadi in Iraq, American snipers have braved heart-pounding situations to hit their human targets dead-on. Few military feats stir the imagination like the image of a pair of riflemen waiting quietly in a building, a bomb crater, or a mountain pass for a Taliban or Al Qaeda fighter to walk into their crosshairs. Sniper presents real-life tales from the military´s frontline snipers---their hits and their misses, the anguish of loss, and the anxiety of the first kill. Authors Gina Cavallaro and Matt Larsen provide riveting accounts of American soldiers and marines on the battlefield, and take a rare look at how Rangers and Special Forces snipers train and operate, and how the war on terror has changed the role of military snipers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jo Anna Perrin, Johnny Heller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/002031/bk_tant_002031_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
By day, bathed in the hot rays of the sun, its tall minaret-like outline looks like a block of ice against the blue sky. By night, with the aid of the intense, phosphorescent moonlight proper to India, it is still more dazzling and poetical. The summit looks as if it were covered with freshly fallen snow-crystals. Raising its slender profile above the dark background of bushes, it suggests some pure midnight apparition, soaring over this silent abode of destruction and lamenting what will never return. Side by side with these cemeteries rise the Hindu ghats, generally by the river bank. There really is something grand in the ritual of burning the dead. Witnessing this ceremony the spectator is struck with the deep philosophy underlying the fundamental idea of this custom. In the course of an hour nothing remains of the body but a few handfuls of ashes. A professional Brahman, like a priest of death, scatters these ashes to the winds over a river. The ashes of what once lived and felt, loved and hated, rejoiced and wept, are thus given back again to the four elements: to Earth, which fed it during such a long time and out of which it grew and developed; to Fire, emblem of purity, that has just devoured the body in order that the spirit may be rid of everything impure, and may freely gravitate to the new sphere of posthumous existence, where every sin is a stumbling block on the way to ´´Moksha,´´ or infinite bliss; to Air, which it inhaled and through which it lived, and to Water, which purified it physically and spiritually, and is now to receive its ashes into her pure bosom.
´´Oh, the men here worshipped him as a god. The god who had fought a jotunn, fought trolls, fought varulfurm, and won, time after time. Except when he didn´t.´´ For nearly 5,000 years, the mists of Niflheim have enveloped Midgard. And in those mists, the chosen of Hel - the Niflungar - flourish while the rest of mankind hides behind the fragile protection of flames. But Odin has slain the Niflungar prince and rejected their princess, Gudrun, and now the sorceress queen of the Niflungar hunts him without mercy. The queen has sent armies of trolls and draugar to destroy the Aesir. Despite Odin´s rejection, Gudrun cannot deny that her heart longs for the Aesir king, but neither can she refuse her mother´s command to hunt him down. And if Gudrun cannot win Odin back, her mother will turn all the unholy power of Hel against the Aesir. This is a norse mythology and historical fantasy collide in book two of the Ragnarok Era. Author´s note: The Mists of Niflheim is mythic fantasy set in an alternate version of Earth - a version in which the world is covered by the titular mists of the frozen realm of the dishonored dead. This harsh life naturally leads to a somewhat dark tale of Viking-like warriors and supernatural dangers. For those curious, it takes place in the same world as my Skyfall Era books, albeit at a later time period. I adore mythology from any culture: Hindu, Norse, Greek, all of them. Mythology helped shape the fantasy genre. And while lots of fantasies pull in aspects of mythology, I wanted to create something to reconcile all world mythologies into an epic fantasy whole. And why should you give it a try? I´m writing what I´d like to hear: action, epic plots, larger-than-life characters, a bit of romance, swords, sorcery, dark deities, and twists. Sounds up your alley? Then you´ll probably love this mythic world as much as I would. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Pauley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048195/bk_acx0_048195_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Waste Land is a long poem by T. S. Eliot. It is widely regarded as one of the most important poems of the 20th century and a central text in Modernist poetry. Published in 1922, the 434-line poem first appeared in the United Kingdom in the October issue of The Criterion and in the United States in the November issue of The Dial. It was published in book form in December 1922. Among its famous phrases are ´´April is the cruellest month´´, ´´I will show you fear in a handful of dust´´, and the mantra in the Sanskrit language ´´Shantih shantih shantih´´. Eliot´s poem loosely follows the legend of the Holy Grail and the Fisher King combined with vignettes of contemporary British society. Eliot employs many literary and cultural allusions from the Western canon, Buddhism and the Hindu Upanishads. Because of this, critics and scholars regard the poem as obscure. The poem shifts between voices of satire and prophecy featuring abrupt and unannounced changes of speaker, location, and time and conjuring of a vast and dissonant range of cultures and literatures. The poem´s structure is divided into five sections. The first section, The Burial of the Dead, introduces the diverse themes of disillusionment and despair. The second, A Game of Chess, employs vignettes of several characters-alternating narrations-that address those themes experientially. The Fire Sermon, the third section, offers a philosophical meditation in relation to the imagery of death and views of self-denial in juxtaposition influenced by Augustine of Hippo and eastern religions. After a fourth section that includes a brief lyrical petition, the culminating fifth section, What the Thunder Said, concludes with an image of judgment.
The New York Times bestselling novel by the Goodreads Choice Awards Best Debut Author of 2016, published in 15 countries! Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mythical beasts still roam the wild and remote areas, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinn still perform their magic. For humans, it´s an unforgiving place, especially if you´re poor, orphaned, or female. Amani Al´Hiza is all three. She´s a gifted gunslinger with perfect aim, but she can´t shoot her way out of Dustwalk, the back-country town where she´s destined to wind up wed or dead. Then she meets Jin, a rakish foreigner, in a shooting contest, and sees him as the perfect escape route. But though she´s spent years dreaming of leaving Dustwalk, she never imagined she´d gallop away on mythical horse-or that it would take a foreign fugitive to show her the heart of the desert she thought she knew. A New York Times bestseller Film rights optioned by Willow Smith ´´Evokes such disparate influences - 1,001 Arabian Nights, Hindu lore, and Navajo myth, as well as, inevitably, the triumvirate of Tolkien, Lucas and Rowling.´´ -The New York Times Book Review ´´Fans of Sarah Maas and Victoria Aveyard should give this one a try.´´ -VOYA
For more than a decade, Ryan Kealey has been a key player in the war on terror. First, as a captain in the U.S. Army´s third Special Forces Group, then as a contract operative with the CIA. His actions have saved thousands of lives, including that of the U.S. president. Now, once again, Kealey receives the call of duty - only this time, the odds for success are slim to none. Tensions between Pakistan and India are at an all-time high. To complicate matters, 12 American climbers have disappeared in the snow-capped peaks of Pakistan´s Hindu Kush range. The president is demanding answers, but neither government is supplying them. As the conflict escalates, Brynn Fitzgerald departs Washington D.C. on her first official trip as acting secretary of state. Her goal is to serve as an intermediary between the leaders of both nations as well as to ensure all efforts are being made in the search for the missing American climbers. But when Fitzgerald´s motorcade is ambushed on the outskirts of Islamabad, her back-up team arrives to discover a disastrous scene: dozens are dead, including seven diplomatic security agents, and the secretary of state has vanished without a trace. In the wake of the unprecedented attack, Kealey´s operation goes into high gear. Once again, he is joined by Naomi Kharmai, the British-born analyst who has taken on a daring new role with the Agency. But Kharmai is becoming as unpredictable as the man they´re going after, and as they work their way toward the target, it becomes clear to Kealey that anyone is fair game - and no one can be trusted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. Charles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/000162/bk_brll_000162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DescriptionSpecial edition box set containing the 21st Century Rock chord songbooks 1, 2 and 3. Complete lyrics, chord symbols and guitar chord boxes for 116 modern rock hits, specially arranged from the actual recordings in the original keys.Songlist(Drawing) Rings Around The World [Super Furry Animals]21st Century Rip Off [Soundtrack Of Our Lives]A Little Less Conversation [Presley, Elvis] [JXL]A Little Respect [Wheatus]A.K.A. I-d-i-o-t [Hives]Aerials [System Of A Down]Alive [P.O.D.]All The Small Things [Blink 182]Androgyny [Garbage]Another Morning Stoner [...and You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead]Another Perfect Day [American Hi-fi]Attitude [Alien Ant Farm]Bad Cover Version [Pulp]Beautiful Day [U2]Between Angels And Insects [Papa Roach]Bliss [Muse]Bohemian Like You [Dandy Warhols, The]Breaking Up The Girl [Garbage]Buck Rogers [Feeder]Burn Baby Burn [Ash]Chop Suey! [System Of A Down]Cleanin´ Out My Closet [Eminem]Come Back Around [Feeder]Crawling [Linkin Park]Danger! High Voltage [Electric Six]Dreamer [Osbourne, Ozzy ]Envy [Ash]Everyday [Jovi, Jon Bon]F.E.A.R. [Brown, Ian]Fat Lip [Sum 41]Feel Good Hit Of The Summer [Queens Of The Stone Age]Feeling Good [Muse]Film-maker [Cooper Temple Clause]Flavor Of The Weak [American Hi-fi]For Nancy [Cos It Already Is] [Pete Yorn]Found That Soul [Manic Street Preachers]Get Free [Vines]Get Off [Dandy Warhols]Getting Away With It (All Messed Up) [James]Girl All The Bad Guys Want [Bowling For Soup]Have A Nice Day [Stereophonics]Here To Stay [Korn]Here To Stay [New Order]I Am Mine [Pearl Jam]In My Place [Coldplay]In The End [Linkin Park]In Too Deep [Sum 41]In Your World [Muse]Inflatable [Bush]It´s Goin´ Down [X-ecutioners Featuring Mike Shinoda & Mr Hahn]Just A Day [Feeder]Last Resort [Papa Roach]Lessons Learned From Rocky I To Rocky Iii [Cornershop]Let It Live [Haven]Little By Little [Oasis]Lost Cause [Beck]Motivation [Sum 41]Movies [Alien Ant Farm]Much Against Everyone´s Advice [Soulwax]Muscle Museum [Muse]My Friends Over You [New Found Glory]My Sacrifice [Creed]My Way [Limp Bizkit]New Born [Muse]Nite And Fog [Mercury Rev]No One Knows [Queens Of The Stone Age]Nuclear [Adams, Ryan]Ocean Spray [Manic Street Preachers]One Step Closer [Linkin Park]Outtathaway [Vines]Over My Head [Lit]Papercut [Linkin Park]Party Hard [Andrew W.K.]Plug In Baby [Muse]Points Of Authority [Linkin Park]Positivity [Suede]Salt Sweat Sugar [Jimmy Eat World]Scorpio Rising [Death In Vegas Feat. Liam Gallagher]She Loves Me Not [Papa Roach]She Said [John Spencer Blues Explosion]Shining Light [Ash]Shut Your Mouth [Garbage]Side [Travis]Sing [Travis]Sister Surround [The Soundtrack Of Our Lives]Slave To The Wage [Placebo]Sometimes [Ash]Souljacker Part 1 [Eels]Stacked Actors [Foo Fighters]Suffocate [King Adora]Sunrise [Pulp]Take A Look Around [Limp Bizkit]Teenage Dirtbag [Wheatus]The Crystal Lake [Grandaddy]The Fake Sound Of Progress [Lostprophets]The Fight Song [Manson, Marilyn]The Greatest View [Silverchair]The Hindu Times [Oasis]The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret [Queens Of The Stone Age]The Middle [Jimmy Eat World]The One [The Foo Fighters]The People That We Love [Bush]The Trees [Pulp]There By The Grace Of God [Manic Street Preachers]Too Many DJs [Soulwax]Toxicity [System Of A Down]Tribute [Tenacious D]Untitled [Smashing Pumpkins]Untutored Youth [Hives, The]Used For Glue [Rival Schools]Vegas Two Times [Stereophonics]Walking With Thee [Clinic]Wasted & Ready [Kweller, Ben]Wherever You Will Go [Calling, The]Who Needs Enemies? [Cooper Temple Clause]Youth Of The Nation [P.O.D]