An audacious revision of the stories of faust and pontius pilate, the master and margarita is recognized as one of the essential classics of modern russian literature. the novel's vision of soviet life in the 1930s is so ferociously accurate that it could not be published during its author's lifetime and appeared only in a censored edition in the 1960s. its truths are so enduring that its language has become part of the common russian speech.one hot spring, the devil arrives in moscow, accompanied by a retinue that includes a
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Librarian's note: an alternate cover edition can be found herethis short novel, already a modern classic, is the superbly told, tragic story of a cuban fisherman in the gulf stream and the giant marlin he kills and loses—specifically referred to in the citation accompanying the author's nobel prize for literature in 1954.
This valuable book provides a complete manual for the study and practice of raja yoga, the path of concentration and meditation. this new deluxe printing of these timeless teachings is a treasure to be read and referred to again and again by seekers treading the spiritual path. the classic sutras (thought-threads), at least 4,000 years old, cover the yogic teachings on ethics, meditation, and physical postures, and provide directions for dealing with situations in daily life. the sutras are presented here in the purest form, with the original sanskrit and
In the four agreements, don miguel ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. based on ancient toltec wisdom, the four agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. the four agreements are: be impeccable with your word, don't take anything personally, don't make assumptions, always do your best.
Plants have an impressive array of defense tactics to protect themselves from predators of all shapes and sizes--including humans. stephen gundry believes that these defense strategies make the seemingly virtuous plants that we consume every day--fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and seeds--far less "good for us" than we assume. dr. gundry outlines the health hazards posed by lectins. the main sources of lectins in the american diet include conventionally-raised dairy products, beans, and other legumes, wheat and grains, and specific vegetables and fruitswith a full list of lectin-containing foods and simple
We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. longer training, ever more advanced technologies‚neither seems to prevent grievous errors. but in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer atul gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist.first introduced decades ago by the u.s. air force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses
North america was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ethnographic characteristics, creating regional cultures that have been at odds with one another ever since. subsequent immigrants didn't confront or assimilate into an "american" or "canadian" culture, but rather into one of the eleven distinct regional ones that spread over the continent each staking out mutually exclusive territory.in american nations, colin woodard leads us on a journey through the history of our fractured continent, and the rivalries and alliances between its component nations, which conform to neither state nor
In 1975, ray dalio founded an investment firm, bridgewater associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in new york city. forty years later, bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the united states, according to fortune magazine. dalio himself has been named to time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. along the way, dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to bridgewater’s exceptionally effective culture,
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Do you want to lose fat and stay young, all while avoiding cancer, diabetes, heart disease, parkinson's, alzheimer's and a host of other illnesses? the paleo solution incorporates the latest, cutting edge research from genetics, biochemistry and anthropology to help you look, feel and perform your best. written by robb wolf, a research biochemist who traded in his lab coat and pocket protector for a whistle and a stopwatch to become one of the most sought after strength and conditioning coaches in the world. with robb's unique perspective as both
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'reason and imagination and all mental chatter died down... i forgot my name, my humanness, my thingness, all that could be called me or mine. past and future dropped away... lighter than air, clearer than glass, altogether released from myself, i was nowhere around.' thus douglas harding describes his first experience of headlessness, or no self. first published in 1961, this is a classic work which conveys the experience that mystics of all times have tried to put words to.
Written in greek by the only roman emperor who was also a philosopher, without any intention of publication, the meditations of marcus aurelius offer a remarkable series of challenging spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. while the meditations were composed to provide personal consolation and encouragement, marcus aurelius also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a timeless collection that has been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers and readers throughout the centuries.