Ordination of a Tree  The Book PDF

Ordination of a Tree The

  • Author : Susan M. Darlington
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2012-11-15
  • Genre : Nature
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781438444666

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Ordination of a Tree The Book Description :

A firsthand look at the Thai Buddhist environmental movement and its activist monks.

Bothalia Book PDF

Bothalia

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Genre : Botany
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:39015038486695

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Socially Engaged Buddhism Book PDF

Socially Engaged Buddhism

  • Author : Sallie B. King
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-19
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780824833350

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Socially Engaged Buddhism Book Description :

Socially Engaged Buddhism is an introduction to the contemporary movement of Buddhists, East and West, who actively engage with the problems of the world—social, political, economic, and environmental—on the basis of Buddhist ideas, values, and spirituality. Sallie B. King, one of North America’s foremost experts on the subject, identifies in accessible language the philosophical and ethical thinking behind the movement and examines how key principles such as karma, the Four Noble Truths, interdependence, nonharmfulness, and nonjudgmentalism relate to social engagement. Many people believe that Buddhists focus exclusively on spiritual attainment. Professor King examines why Engaged Buddhists involve themselves with the problems of the world and how they reconcile this involvement with the Buddhist teaching of nonattachment from worldly things. Engaged Buddhists, she answers, point out that because the root of human suffering is in the mind, not the world, the pursuit of enlightenment does not require a turning away from the world. Working to reduce suffering in humans, living things, and the planet is integral to spiritual practice and leads to selflessness and compassion. Socially Engaged Buddhism is a sustained reflection on social action as a form of spirituality expressed in acts of compassion, grassroots empowerment, nonjudgmentalism, and nonviolence. It offers an inspiring example of how one might work for solutions to the troubles that threaten the peace and well being of our planet and its people.

The Restoration of Wooded Landscapes Book PDF

The Restoration of Wooded Landscapes

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre : Forest conservation
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D022643562

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Virginia Journal of Science Book PDF

Virginia Journal of Science

  • Author : Ruskin Skidmore Freer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre : Science
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UVA:X002570133

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The Great Basin Naturalist Book PDF

The Great Basin Naturalist

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre : Natural history
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : MINN:31951P001157215

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Ethnology Book PDF

Ethnology

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre : Anthropology
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106015829010

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Plant Lives Book PDF

Plant Lives

  • Author : Ellison Banks Findly
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre : Buddhism
  • Pages : 617
  • ISBN : UOM:39015080548186

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Plant Lives Book Description :

This book examines, for the first time, those threads in Indian thought that present a prolife view of plants. Using texts from Vedic, Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist traditions, the author argues that there is strong support in early materials that plants are thought to be alive, to be sentient (and have the one sense of touch), to feel pleasure and pain, to have an interior consciousness, and to be bearers of karma. Moreover, while plants are traditionally thought to be of tamasic quality with their immobility and dullness, they are sometimes described as sattvic, with their calmness, even mindedness, and service to others. In fact, the author argues, plants are frequently used to provide a model for the practiced ascetic-in that they bend but don't break with the wind, aren't distracted when buzzed by a mosquito, and flourish in their steadfastness. Given the theoretical discussion of plants within the range of sentient being, the book then focus on the intimate life humans have with plants. Texts devoted to botany, medicine, law, art, literature, and religion, for example, depict human conversation with trees, humans marrying trees, and humans delineating their responsibilities for the well being of plants in the greatest detail. Most difficult is the problem of eating, and in that ahimsa or non-violence towards plants would be the ideal in the extreme, vegetarianism shows up the compromise that is made once plants are brought into the sentient realm. Finally, the author explores the founding premises of several current environmental leaders and movements in India that focus on plants - e.g., tree protection, tree planting, seed saving, biodiversity - to examine whether contemporary plant-oriented ecological activism in India reflects older, traditional ideas about plants. Asking whether new Hindu, Jain, or Buddhist movements reflect respective older ideas, the author finds that contemporary Indian practices remain, on the whole, authentic reflections of their older r

Australian Systematic Botany Book PDF

Australian Systematic Botany

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre : Botany
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:39015061357250

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Tropical Montane Cloud Forests Book PDF

Tropical Montane Cloud Forests

  • Author : Lawrence S. Hamilton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre : Cloud forest ecology
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D01635481S

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Lichenologische Nebenstunden Book PDF

Lichenologische Nebenstunden

  • Author : Andreas Frisch
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre : Festschriften
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN : UOM:39015061996222

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Lichenologische Nebenstunden Book Description :

Lichenologische Nebenstunden (lichenological studies after hours) features twenty-seven peer reviewed contributions by 51 authors. The majority of papers have a taxonomic background, both classical and molecular, in accordance to Klaus Kalb's own research interests, covering a wide topical range. One paper seeks to delineate ecological groups of lichens on two species of trees of the Thailand rainforests. Furthermore, papers in this volume describe a number of new species nine of which are named in honour of Klaus Kalb.

Castanea Book PDF

Castanea

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre : Botany
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:39015037946426

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American Christmas Tree Journal Book PDF

American Christmas Tree Journal

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1972
  • Genre : Christmas tree growing
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D00403094D

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Canadian Journal of Botany Book PDF

Canadian Journal of Botany

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre : Botany
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UCR:31210015165382

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