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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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Prey on the Prowl (A Crime Novel)

By: BS Murthy

Even as Detective Dhruva was enamored of Kavya, whom he rescues from her kidnapper, Radha, an alleged murderess on the run, gatecrashes into his life. But when Kavya too joins him after her man was poisoned there ensues the tussle of a love triangle, which gets unraveled in a poignant end, but not before a series of murders. So, then who could have poisoned Ranjit the realtor, Shakeel the Inspector, Pravar the criminal and Natya his accomplice? Well the needle of sus...

Prey on the Prowl That June evening, the crimson sun gave in to the dark monsoon clouds to let them end its long summer reign over the Deccan skies. What with the thickening clouds thundering in triumph, Dhruva woke up from his siesta, and by the time he moved into the portico of his palatial bungalow at 9, Castle Hills, the skies had opened up to shower its sprawling lawns. It was as if the eagerness of the rainfall matched the longing of the parched soil to receive it...

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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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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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Scientific and Islamic Reasons for Growing a Beard

By: Dr. Gohar Mushtaq

Topics Scientific reasons for growing the beard, beard in quran, sunnah, hadeeth, islamic fiqh, reasons for the rise of beardless culture among Muslims, why grow a beard, scientific research done by social psychologists which shows that the presence of a beard on man’s face makes him appear more attractive, intellectual, honest and heroic both in the eyes of women as well as men. In the beard, there is attraction, protection and perfection for men, interesting stories ab...

The beard is a part of the male anatomy which beautifies, gives respectability and adorns the man. Dr. Daniel G. Freedman, at the University of Chicago (U.S.A.), did research on the survival value of the male beardedness. To test his theory, Dr. Freedman and his graduate students asked a group of undergraduates about their feelings about beardedness by giving them questionnaires as well as interviewing them. One of the graduate students further interviewed seven women a...

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Conservadorismo é amor

By: Marcelo Hipólito

Quem vive no Ocidente se encontra sob a influência do pensamento judaico-cristão, aquele que acolhe com ternura e caridade; afinal, “não é bom que o homem esteja só” (Gênesis 2:18). Nesta verdade fundamental reside o Nós conservador e cristão, legado dos nossos ancestrais, um sentimento de integração e pertencimento a algo bom e justo, maior do que nós mesmos, fundado no amor a Deus e ao próximo. Essa é a essência da atitude conservadora existente no Brasil, o dever de c...

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O Na Mole E Ke Anahonua (About the Roots of Geometry)

By: A. M. Legendre

1. O ke Anahonua ka mea e i ike ai ke ano o na mea i hoopalahaiahaia, oia na kaha, a me na ili, a me na paa. Ekolu mau ano o na mea i hoopalahaiahaia, he loa, he laula, a he manoanoa. 2. O ke kaha ; he loa wale no ko ke kaha; aole laula, aole manoanoa. O na welau o ke kaha he mau kiko ia: nolaila, o ke kiko, aole ona loa, aole laula, aole manoanoa, aka he wahi e ku wale ai no. 3. O ke kaha pololei ka loa pokole mai kekahi kiko a i kekahi kiko. 4. O ke kaha pololei o...

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The Art of War : Sun Tzu: Sun Tzu

By: Khawar Iqbal Pasha, Translator

یہ کتاب جنگ اور زندگی کے متعلق بہت کچھ بتاتی ہے۔

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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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Kahea Loko

By: The Pacific American Foundation

Kahea Loko is "the call of the pond. " From the ocean currents surging through the stone-walled channels to the excited cries of haumana (students) discovering fishpond life, the loko ia (fishpond) calls to us in many ways. From the broad perspective of the ahupuaa (major land division), the loko ia helps us to appreciate the connection between land and sea and to experience the rhythm of tides and seasons. From an intimate perspective, the pond leads us to discover h...

"Let that which is unknown become known. " John Papa Ii (1959) Let us not allow the broken walls of the loko ia (fishponds) to separate us from that which was known and practiced in the past. The foundations of the walls are still evident, as are the wisdom and knowledge of our kupuna. The reflections of the sun, moon, and stars upon our waters are as old as time. Let these be beacons of light to guide our haumana (students) to these ponds of knowledge. Let us help ...

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'Sweet September' : 'Lovers Of Spring', Volume 1: 'Lovers Of Spring'

By: Jon'te Levar Aycox

Susan always enjoyed her favorite month, September, that she was nicknamed 'Sweet September.' September is the season of Autumn, Spring, Harvesting. That month, her plants and fruits fully bloomed in her home town of Mississippi. Also doing that month, Susan is always looking forward to the Mississippi Festival. That following year in 1995, Susan was super busy getting prepared for the festival. She is growing apples in her garden, for her mom yummy apple pies, that's ve...

Chapter 1- Excerpt- 'Susan sat up in her bed, Yawning..... Stretching .... out her arms. Feeling relaxed, well rested. She is ready for the day. She looked over to her right, saying "TED!"... TED!"... "baby wake up!!" "It's Sweet September!" "Like dad used to say every Sept." She kept looking at the right side of the bed as her words became more quiet, she then realized that no one was there. Susan starts to look sad, as she day dreamed at the sunset, shining out her bed...

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Aia He Kaheka

By: Wíllíam H. Wílson

Aha Punana LeoHe ahahui auhau ole ka Aha Punana Leo i ho okumu ia i ka makahiki 1983 no ka ho ola ana i ka olelo Hawai i a me ka ho okumu ana i na kula e a o ia i loko wale no o ia olelo. I ia makahiki aku, ua ku ke kula Punana Leo mua loa, ke kula ho olu u olelo oiwi mua loa ho i o Amelika Hui Pu la. Ma hope o ka ho ololi ia ana e ka ohana Punana Leo o kekahi kanawai o ka makahiki 1896 e papa ana i na kula olelo Hawai i, ua lawe ia ke ki ina ho ona aua...

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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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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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Ades Web Magazine: New York City

By: Manuel Balossi

Bright lights, towering skyscrapers, frantic people: welcome to the Big Apple! New York City is one of the most fascinating cities in the entire world and its museums, restaurants, night-life, architecture and trends will conquer you

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Learning the Code

Learning the Code, Book 1, is a traditional primer piano method written and edited by James L. King III.

A primer level piano tutorial. Students begin learning basic rudiments and technique. Transitions easily to any traditional middle-c method book.

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The Devonian Comedy: A Trilobite Trilogy

By: Don T. Alighieri

A bittersweet mix of Darwin and Dante narrating the decline and fall of one of prehistory's most eminent species, mirroring in no small way, our own.

Even the extinct deserve a Selfie!

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అప్రాశ్యులు

By: Bhimeswara Challa

This surrealistic Telugu novel bringing out, through its complex characters, the often colliding raw passions and naked urges innate to the human condition.

ఆకాశానికి నిచ్చెన వేయ ప్రయత్నించటం ఎంతటి అవివేకమో అందరికీ సుగ్రాహ్యమే. అయినా అప్పుడప్పుడు మనమంతా ఆలా ప్రయత్నిస్తూనే వుంటాము. అది ఎంతో హాస్యాస్పదమయినా ఆ ఆలోచనలో వుండే మకరందాన్ని మనమంతా కాంక్షిస్తాము. ఎందుకంటేఆ ఆలోచన ఆహ్లాదకరమయినప్పుడు దానిని బలవంతంగా, ప్రయత్నపూర్వకంగా ఎందుకు బహిష్కరించాలి? అసంభవమయిన ఆలోచనలతో తెచ్చుకొన్న చిరునవ్వు, నిజమైన నిష్కల్మషమైన కన్నీరు కన్నా వున్నతమైనవంటే నేను అంగీకరించను. ఎందుకంటే ఆత్మవంచనకన్నా ఆత్మహత్య ఉన్నతమైనది. జీవితంలోని అనివార్యమైన దుఃఖాన్ని,...

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La muerte es el comienzo a la eternidad

By: Valentino Valentino

El joven periodista Bergámo se enfrenta a la cruel visión de la muerte.

El pervertido del señor Pichai Cohen gozaba tranquilamente de un deleitable y aromático cigarro de tabaco copaneco; colgaba sus pies en el escritorio de su oficina, mientras yo redactaba las últimas noticias sobre la peste que abatía a Europa y Estados Unidos, la que, inmisericorde, se había cobrado al menos unos tres mil muertos en una sola y aciaga noche. Una tragedia, sin duda. Muchos, incluso yo, habíamos tenido al menos una perdida irreparable. Al señor Cohen aquell...

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A Tale of Two Cities

By: Dave Mckay

"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens, is part of a computerised reading program devised by journalist/author Dave McKay. The program, which paraphrases classic novels, primarily targets people who are learning English as a second language. It enables older students to quickly read classic novels despite having a very limited reading vocabulary. Each book has a number on the cover, showing how many different English words were used in McKay's translation of teh book....

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.

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