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What if you were married to a wonderful husband for twenty-eight years but in love with another man? What if you were in love with them both? Annabelle McKay knows she shouldn't have any complaints. She's been in a stable marriage that's lasted almost three decades and has provided her with two wonderful children, thousands of family dinners around a sturdy oak table, and a husband so devoted that he schedules lovemaking into his calendar every Wednesday morning. Other wives envy the fact that Grant is not the type of man who would ever cheat on her or leave her for a younger woman. The trouble is Annabelle isn't sure she wants to be married to Grant anymore. The trouble is she's still in love with someone else. In the early tumultuous years of her marriage, Annabelle carried on a clandestine affair with the one person whose betrayal would hurt her husband the most. When it ended, she and Grant found their way back together and made a pact that they would never speak of that time again. But now years later, with her children grown and gone, and an ominous distance opening between them, she can't help but remember those glorious, passionate days and wonder if she chose the right man. Then, when called to New York City to help care for her pregnant daughter, Annabelle bumps into her old lover. Offered a second chance at an unforgettable love, she must decide between the man who possesses her heart and the husband who has stood squarely by her side. A journey into the what-ifs that haunt us all, The Stuff That Never Happened is an intricate, heartfelt examination of modern marriage that brims with truths about the nature of romantic love.From the Hardcover edition.
Whether attending or hosting a potluck dinner, a family reunion, bake sale, or church picnic, you'll find the perfect carry-in with Taste of Home Potluck! These recipes serve 10 or more, travel well, and make welcome contributions to bring-a-dish gatherings. With recipes like: Firefighter's Chicken Spaghetti Baked Pork Chimichanga Kentucky Grilled Chicken Flavorful Southwestern Chili Antipasto Picnic Salad Honey-Mustard Potato Salad Shredded Beef Sandwiches Winter Harvest Vegetable Soup Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls Triple Layer Brownie Cake Lemon-Lime Bars
With more than 350 favorite recipes accompanied by gorgeous photography, this newest addition to the Taste of Home cookbook family is more than just another cookbook. It's a testimony to why the kitchen is the heart of the home--a blend of time-honored recipes made from real ingredients and seasoned with real heartwarming personal anecdotes from the Taste of Home reader contributors. CHAPTERS Morning Meals Finger Foods (i.e. snacks & appetizers) Soups & Sandwiches Side Dishes & Salads Everyday Cooking (i.e. weeknight meals) Sunday Dinners (roasts, chicken dinners, ham, etc.) Gatherings (i.e. high yield recipes, holiday recipes, party foods) Sweet Treats Putting By (canning, freezing and preserving)Recipes Rosemary-Lemon Scones Blueberry Waffles Almond Coffee Cake Tangy Watermelon Salad Honey-Beer Braised Ribs Lemon Rosemary Chicken Honey-Glazed Pork Tenderloins Creamy Baked Macaroni Honeyed Pears in Puff Pastry Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie Nutty Sour Cream Apple Pie Blueberry Pie with Lemon CrustThere is nothing fussy or fancy about them--it's just real food, by real cooks for real people. It's casual and relaxed, like a friendly conversation about why we love the food we make spoken through recipes. And as always, each recipe has been tasted and reviewed in the Taste of Home test kitchen.
Meet your go-to guide for feeding the family fresh, healthy meals that are quick and easy to prepare. Whether you're cooking for someone with dietary restrictions or you're simply trying to get your kids to eat more veggies, Taste of Home Healthy Cooking is chock full of delicious family-approved recipes as well as advice from health-minded home cooks from around the country. Simple tricks for using everyday items to prepare healthy home cooked meals are at your finger tips, along with hundreds of Test Kitchen-approved recipes. You'll soon discover that cooking with good-for-you ingredients is a tasty way to show the family you care. Most important...it's easier than you think! In a hurry? Look for our 30-Minute icon. Those dishes come together in a snap, even on busy nights. Want to cut back on salt? Our low-sodium icon spotlights recipes that punch up flavor without much salt. Learn how to lighten up your favorite foods and celebrate special occasions without busting buttons. Registered dieticians explain clever ways to cut sodium, fat and sugar, without sacrificing the flavors you love. It's time to take charge of your family's health needs without adding unnecessary stress--let Taste of Home Healthy Cooking show you how.
77% of all Americans own an outdoor grill , and with more people cooking at home these days, grilling and barbecuing are on the rise. Taste of Home Grill It! offers over 300 family-favorite recipes assembled from the Taste of Home magazine.Over 300 full-color photographs showcase many of the finished dishes, along with a sidebar that identifies the source of the recipe plus a short anecdote or family remembrance. Helpful grids on Marinating Meat, Preventing Flare-ups, Cleanup Tips, and more are scattered throughout to assure perfect meals. Plus some recipes provide Nutritional Analysis and Diabetic Exchanges, indicating which recipes use less fat, sugar, and salt to help maintain a healthy diet. Put on your apron and mitt and try one of these: Steak and Portobello Sandwiches Barbecue Jack Chicken Ribs with a Kick Sweet Mustard Chops Grilled Asparagus Pizzas Sweet and Spicy Roasted Corn Chocolate Panini Gingered Pumpkin CustardWhether you're a novice outdoor cook or an aspiring grill master, this collection of one of North America's favorite pastimes will be your guide to foolproof grilling and barbecuing.
This keepsake book of cookie recipes from Taste of Home contains over 600 delights-from simple chip-filled drop cookies and gooey, jam-packed sandwiches to fudgy brownies and delicate buttery shortbreads. Take a look inside and you'll find: * More than 600 cookies for every occasion, from after-school snacks and charity bake sales to holiday cookie platters and charming hostess gifts * Twelve chapters devoted to different cookies, including shortcut cookies, big batch treats, Christmas favorites, and more * Extra recipes for brownies and bars * A chapter dedicated to "big batch baking," perfect for classroom treats and potlucks * Handy how-to tips and a resourceful guide to the art of cookie-making * Hundreds of mouth-watering photos All recipes have been tested by Taste of Home Test Kitchen home economists, so you're guaranteed a great cookie every single time you make it! REVIEW AUTHORBIO Launched in 1993, Taste of Home is the most popular recipe magazine in the world, with nearly 4 million paid subscribers. The delectable, practical recipes-more than 75 in each issue-are family favorites contributed by Taste of Home readers. The dishes, all beautifully photographed, capture special flavors of the season and are made with ingredients that home cooks are likely to have on hand or can readily find at a local supermarket. New recipe contests are announced every issue, and readers are encouraged to send their best recipes for Taste of Home's regular features, like "A Complete Meal in a Matter of Minutes," "Cooking for One or Two," "My Mom's Best Meal," "Super Snacks & Appetizers," and "Just Desserts." The magazine's unique staff of field editors is made up of more than 1,000 experienced home cooks located in each state and Canadian province, who regularly share recipes, well-liked menus and kitchen tips. Taste of Home is published six times a year and has three sister magazines, Simple & Delicious, Cooking for 2, and Healthy Cooking.
Based on the success of the best-selling Comfort Food Diet Cookbook and the Comfort Food Diet Family Classics Collection, Taste of Home is excited to bring you the brand-new time-saving edition, The Comfort Food Diet, New Quick and Easy Favorites! Inside you'll find 380 mouthwatering recipes that will satisfy your cravings in a healthy way. You can induldge in hearty casseroles, creamy pastas, crunchy snacks -even rich tasting desserts--and still lose weight! And you can cut back on the time you spend in the kitchen, since more than a third of the recipes are quick and easy to prepare. The diet is simple. Inside you'll discover a 6-week meal plan that counts up the calories for you. Each day you'll find breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus that keep your weight-loss goals in focus. The plan even includes snacks and desserts. Each recipe features prep and cook times so you can make dishes that fit your family's schedule. The slow-cooker and 20-minute or less prep chapters will save you time in the kitchen while the 8-ingredients or less chapter will save you time at the store. Also included are motivational "before and after" weight loss stories and tips from followers of the diet on how they get the most from the program, their weight-loss strategies and advice.
A follow up to the best-selling original, this second volume of Comfort Food Diet Cookbook offers 416 new family friendly recipes for hearty all-time favorites with fewer calories than expected. In addition to hundreds of recipes, the book consists of testimonials and photos from actual dieters, a six-week meal plan, notes on exercise, tips on making healthy food choices, and more. Realistic portions combined with exceptional taste put pleasure back in healthy eating without sacrificing quality or satisfaction. After all, the Comfort Food Diet is about what people can eat, not what they have to give up.
Let Taste of Home help you plan your holiday parties and menus with this idea-packed cookbook. There are wonderful appetizers and beverages, company-worthy entrees, delectable breads, an array of sides and best of all dazzling, divine sweets--cookies, candies, cakes, pies and more. Included is classic fare, as well as updated twists on old-time favorites. CHAPTERS Intro Festive Appetizers & Beverages Holiday Parties Joyful Brunches Christmas Dinner Menus Merry Entrees Jolly Sides Glorious Breads Yuletide Cookies Heavenly Desserts Candy Sampler Special Gifts of Food Thanksgiving Gathering Indexes Recipes Caramel Cashew Clusters Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles Apple Cider-Glazed Ham Cheese-Topped Roasted Vegetables Colorful Gazpacho Salad Herb-Crusted Prime Rib Old English Trifle Raspberry Lemon Cake Yorkshire Pudding with Bacon and Sage Asiago Chicken Spread Calzone Pinwheels Cherry-Brandy Baked Brie Hot Spiced Wine Shrimp Wrapped in Bacon Warm Pomegranate Punch Cranberry-Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix Orange Pear Jam Cracked Pepper Cheddar Muffins Rustic Pumpkin Bread Almond Pistachio Baklava Caramel Apple Cheesecake Frozen Peppermint Delight Holiday Walnut Torte Au Gratin Potatoes 'n' Leeks Carrot Cake Doughnuts Overnight Raisin French Toast Golden Roasted Turkey Maple-Oat Dinner Rolls Sausage Raisin Dressing Brown Sugar Cutouts Cherry Kisses Cranberry Shortbread Bars Dark Chocolate Butterscotch Brownies Raspberry Sandwich Spritz 7 WINTER PARTIES The seven winter parties will be organized into 7 themes, with menus and holiday entertaining ideas (e.g. A snowflake invitation) for each. Festive Open House During the busy holiday season, it can be challenging to pick a time and date to get-together with all you friends. An open house allows people to stop by during the day when it's convenient for them. Let your open house go for 4 to 6 hours and you're sure to enjoy a casual time. Recipes include Roast Beef and Pear Crostini, Apricot Chicken Wings, Grape Juice Sparkler, and Warm Spiced Nuts. Cocktail Party Bring on the bubbly! A spirited evening of festive cocktails and bite-size appetizers awaits. Set up the bar with cranberry mixers and deck the buffet with shrimp and crostini, it's time to mingle and be jolly with old friends and new. Recipes include Fast Coconut Shrimp, Goat Cheese-Pesto Crostini, Bubbly Cranberry Mixer, and Orange Razzletini. After-Caroling Warm-Up Welcome friends and family inside for a post-caroling meal. This make-ahead feast will be ready to greet you from the cold. Recipes include slow-cooked Round-Up Chili, slow-cooked Tuscan Pork Stew, Rosemary Garlic Focaccia, and Truffle Hot Chocolate Holiday Movie Night Coming to a living room near you, Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Story, and more. Gather the gang, pass the pizza and cuddle up with a batch of chocolaty fudge cups for screenings of your favorite holiday classics. Recipes include: Pizza Rusticana, Tijuana Tidbits, and Coconut-Almond Fudge Cups. Tea Party No matter how cold it is outside, a hot cup of Chai or a tangy cranberry tea makes it easy to enjoy the warmth of the season. Guests will be served platters of tea sandwiches and petite pastries, as well as poppy seed scones and Vienna Triangles to add a traditional touch to a memorable and merry tea party. Recipes include Vanilla Chai Tea, Petite Apricot Pastries, and Turkey, Gouda & Apple Tea Sandwiches. Let It Snow Celebration If the flurry of holiday duties has you flustered, and the snow's a fallin', call up some friends for an afternoon of skiing, sledding, snowshoeing and ice skating. Let It Snow Celebration If the flurry of holiday duties has you flustered, and the snow's a fallin', call up some friends for an afternoon of skiing, sledding, snowshoeing and ice skating. Afterwards, warm your bellies with some hearty fare. Recipes include Shredded Pork Sandwiches and Snowmen Cookies. Lunch with Friends: Let's do lunch! Because there's no better time to show your appreciation for your closet chums than during the holiday season. You can offer a delicious soup, salad and sandwic...
Casserole, hot dish, meal-in-one...no matter what you call it, these comforting sensations have been family favorites for years. With this hearty collection, today's cooks can always find the perfect casserole, including: Weekend Breakfast Bake Cinnamon Raisin Strata Biscuit Pizza Bake Crunchy Turkey Casserole Mexican Chicken Bake Mac 'n' Cheese with Ham Smoked Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes Seafood 'n' Shells Casserole Coconut Carrot Casserole Mostaccioli BakeWhether baking a bubbling sensation on a busy weeknight, creating a heartwarming entree for a dinner party or planning a satisfying contribution for a potluck event, the ideal one-dish specialty is always on hand with Taste of Home Casseroles!
"Hey, Mom. I'm hungry! What do we have to eat?"It's the shout from down the hall that can stress out the time-starved cook. Not to worry. You can save time-and your sanity-with Taste of Home Busy Family Favorites. This collection of 363 family-pleasing recipes will help you stock up on homemade snacks and get a delicious dinner on the table fast. There is also a chapter on breakfast that appeals to hurried households, and appetizers to keep kids quiet while you prepare dinner. Try tempting dishes such as: Tortellini Soup Italian Patty Melts Pork Chops with Apple Dressing Apricot Chicken Drumsticks Best Chicken 'n' Biscuits Fantastic Fish Tacos Potato Wedges Creamed Corn with Bacon Banana Split Shortcake Gingersnap PearsEach recipe features a short ingredient list, simple prep techniques and easy cooking methods. Plus, there are over 200 full-color tempting photos!
Eat what you love and still lose weight with satisfying, sensible recipes from real home cooks like you. This collection of 760 delicious foods includes bubbling casseroles, hearty noodle dishes, slow-cooked sensations and tempting desserts. This big 512-page book represents the best of our previous Comfort Food Diet Cookbook editions. Easy-to-use chapters take you from breakfast through snack time to dinner and dessert, allowing you to lose weight without feeling deprived. Our most popular, highly rated, easy to make and best-loved foods are now gathered into one giant volume with The Best of Comfort Food Diet Cookbook!
Real recipes from real home cooks--they're what make Taste of Home one of America's most popular--and most trusted--names in home cooking. Over the years, we've featured tens of thousands of recipes in our magazines and websites. But what makes this book so special is that it features not just great recipes. Not just award-winning recipes. These are our best-loved recipes: The ones that conjure up heavenly aromas, that bring you back to Sunday dinner tables, summer picnics and holiday parties, that call vividly to mind the special cooks who made them. The ones that make you close your eyes, smile and say, "Mmmmm!"They're all here--cook-off winners and bake-sale favorites, must-have comfort foods and secret family recipes, regional specialties packed with flavor and style. This collection contains 1,485 of the most requested, most beloved dishes, all submitted by Taste of Home readers. Recipes for all occasions are included from Blueberry Cheesecake Flapjacks to Caramel Apple Bread Pudding, mouthwatering main dishes from Creamy Seafood-Stuffed Shells to Chicken with Rosemary Butter Sauce, and delicious dessert recipes from Magnolia Dream Cheesecake to Chocolate Ganache Tarts.Here's what else is included: · Top 100 favorites recipes· Prep/Cook Times· Recipe comments from our web community· Everyday ingredients· Easy-to-follow directions· How-to photos· Cooking tips· 26 chapte
See what's cooking at school with these gold-star recipes from teachers, school staffers and active parents in schools across America. Each one was selected for its creative use of everyday ingredients, delectability and eye appeal. Besides being favorites from the classroom, our panel of food professionals judged them to be top in their class. There's recipes to start your day and for late-night munching. Plus dishes for any occasion: potluck, lunch, barbecue, weeknight dinner and company.CHAPTERS Introduction Appetizers & Snacks Soups, Salads & Sides Entrees Healthy Entrees Desserts Bake Sale Treats IndexRecipes Chocolate Malt Ball Cookies Chocolate Ganache Peanut Butter Cupcakes Double Cherry Pie Sweet and Sassy Baby Back Ribs Ricotta Gnocchi with Spinach & Gorgonzola Maple-Glazed Corned Beef Bacon-Sausage Cheese Tarts Shrimp Salad Cocktails Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges Pecan Rice Pilaf Greek Salad with Green Grapes Marshmallow Monkey Business BBQ Chicken Pizza Roll-Up Toffee Cheesecake Tiramisu Balsamic Braised Pot Roast Chicken Portobello Stroganoff
This is an absorbing account of a dialogue between leading Western scientists and the foremost representative of Buddhism today, the Dalai Lama of Tibet. For modern science, the transitional states of consciousness lie at the forefront of research in many fields. For a Buddhist practitioner these same states present crucial opportunities to explore and transform consciousness itself. This book is the account of a historic dialogue between leading Western scientists and the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Revolving around three key moments of consciousness--sleep, dreams, and death--the conversations recorded here are both engrossing and highly readable. Whether the topic is lucid dreaming, near-death experiences, or the very structure of consciousness itself, the reader is continually surprised and delighted. Narrated by Francisco Varela, an internationally recognized neuroscientist, the book begins with insightful remarks on the notion of personal identity by noted philosopher Charles Taylor, author of the acclaimed Sources of Self. This sets the stage for Dr. Jerome Engel, Dr. Joyce MacDougal, and others to engage in extraordinary exchanges with the Dalai Lama on topics ranging from the neurology of sleep to the yoga of dreams. Remarkable convergences between the Western scientific tradition and the Buddhist contemplative sciences are revealed. Dr. Jayne Gackenbach's discussion of lucid dreaming, for example, prompts a detailed and fascinating response from the Dalai Lama on the manipulation of dreams by Buddhist meditators. The conversations also reveal provocative divergences of opinion, as when the Dalai Lama expresses skepticism about "Near-Death Experiences" as presented by Joan Halifax. The conversations are engrossing and highly readable. Any reader interested in psychology, neuroscience, Buddhism, or the alternative worlds of dreams will surely enjoy Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying.
Calvin Malone has plenty to teach us all about ideas that we rarely associate with the penal system: Dignity. Compassion. Freedom behind bars. He speaks from experience: Malone is nearing the end of a 20-year prison sentence himself.Razor-Wire Dharma is his eloquent, enlightening, and utterly inspiring personal story how he found Buddhism--and real, transformative meaning for his life-despite being in one of the world's harshest environments.Some of his stories are hilarious, some are harrowing, but all express Buddhist wisdom as vividly as any practitioner could hope to do. Malone is living it, and in the unlikeliest of places. For him, the choice of staying true to his principles often requires that he quite literally jeopardize his life, safety, and the few small comforts available to him to try to do what's right.Razor-Wire Dharma makes it clear that if Calvin can do what's right in jail, he can do it anywhere. What's more, it proves that we can, too.
The Secret is an international phenomenon that has inspired millions of people to live extraordinary lives. The Secret to Teen Power makes that knowledge accessible and relevant to today's teens. It explains the law of attraction in relation to teen issues such as friends and popularity, schoolwork, self-image, and relationships. It explains how teens can transform their own lives and live their dreams.
"Make no bones about it"--here's a "grand slam" for anyone seeking the meanings of catch phrases and quotes that enrich our everyday speech. It "rounds up the usual suspects"--hundreds of expressions that keep our language flourishing--and makes them easy to find in an A-to-Z format. If "all goes according to plan," you'll soon know: The expressions "all that glitters is not gold" and "apple of the eye" have each been in use for more than 1,000 years. "To bark up the wrong tree" comes from the sport of raccoon hunting. "The big enchilada" was used to describe someone on the infamous Watergate tapes. "Flavor of the month" was a generic advertising phrase of the mid-1940s used to describe new ice cream flavors. "Baker's dozen" is 13, one more than the standard dozen, and goes back to medieval times, when Henry III called for the severe punishment of any bakers caught shortchanging customers. English bakers developed the habit of including an extra loaf of bread when asked for a dozen to ensure that they wouldn't be condemned. "Drop of a hat" alludes to the frontier practice of dropping a hat as a signal for a boxing or wrestling match to begin, usually the only formality observed. "Sleep tight" dates back to when beds were made of rope and straw. Before going to sleep at night, people would have to pull the ropes tight, as they would have loosened during the course of the previous night's sleep. With this clever book on hand, you'll never have to "throw in the towel" during a battle of wits. Make this and all of the Blackboard Books(tm) a permanent fixture on your shelf, and you'll have instant access to a breadth of knowledge. Whether you need homework help or want to win that trivia game, this series is the trusted source for fun facts.
[This edition is in Chinese.] The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal--a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss. Written in 1952, this hugely successful novella confirmed his power and presence in the literary world and played a large part in his winning the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature.
In this indispensable book, master diagnostician James Morrison presents the spectrum of diagnoses in DSM-5 in an accessible, engaging, clinically useful format. Demystifying DSM-5 criteria without sacrificing accuracy, the book includes both ICD-10-CM and ICD-9-CM codes for each disorder. It also includes the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) Scale (from DSM-IV-TR), with a clear rationale for its continued use. More than 130 detailed case vignettes illustrate typical patient presentations; down-to-earth discussions of each case demonstrate how to arrive at the diagnosis and rule out other likely possibilities. Providing a wealth of diagnostic pointers, Morrison writes with the wisdom and wit that made his guide to the prior DSM a valued resource for hundreds of thousands of clinicians. His website (www.guilford.com/jm) offers additional discussion and resources related to psychiatric diagnosis and DSM-5.
From "chips" and "crumbs" to "spending a penny," The Queen's English is your indispensable guide to surviving and thriving in the tricky byways of the English language, which has shown many a poor soul the way out for little more than twanging a vowel, splitting an infinitive or, crime of all crimes, saying dinner instead of tea. With The Queen's English there's no need to become "flummoxed" ever again. This must-have A to Z guide uncovers the quintessential meanings behind more than 100 familiar words and phrases of the distinctively British lexicon, including: By hook or by crook (adv. phrase): It is good to find a phrase in common use that goes back as far as this one, and which appears (though not entirely proven) to link back to England's feudal past. In medieval times when the peasantry were not allowed to cut down trees, they were permitted nonetheless to gather firewood from loose or dead branches which could be obtained using "hook" (bill hook, a traditional cutting tool) or "crook," a staff with a curved end. No doubt the desperate peasant often exceeded the strict use of these tools, and so the sense is to achieve something by whatever means possible. The first recorded use of the phrase is from the fourteenth century. Gazump (vt.): Usually so proud of their reputation for playing fair, the English have a curious blind spot when it comes to buying and selling houses. To "gazump" is to raise the price of a piece of real estate after the sale has been agreed but before the contract is signed, usually on the pretext that the owner has received a higher offer elsewhere. The original buyer is then forced to raise their offer or the property goes to the higher bidder. This unethical but not illegal practice appeared first with the spelling "gazoomph" and was derived from an older and more
Upasika Kee was a uniquely powerful spiritual teacher. Evocative of the great Ajahn Chah, her teachings are earthy, refreshingly direct, and hard-hitting. In the twentieth century, she grew to become one of the most famous teachers in Thailand--male or female--all the more remarkable because, rarer still, she was not a monastic but a layperson. Her relentless honesty, along with her encouraging voice, is one reason so many contemporary Buddhist teachers recall Upasika Kee so fondly, and so often. With this book, readers seeking something reminiscent of the classic Mindfulness in Plain English can receive instruction on meditation practice as they become acquainted with the legacy of a renowned Buddhist figure. Pure and Simple, the first widely-available collection of her writings, will be gratefully received not only by those who knew Upasika Kee, but by anyone who encounters her for the first time in its pages.
Like the bestselling A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of the Night, Practicing Wisdom focuses on Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva. While the former includes only a brief introduction to Shantideva's complex and crucial ninth chapter on insight, Practicing Wisdom is a full and detailed follow-up commentary, making it an invaluable statement on the fundamental concept behind Buddhist thought and practice. Shantideva says at the beginning of the final chapter of his Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life: "All branches of the Buddha's teachings are taught for the sake of wisdom. If you wish to bring an end to suffering, you must develop wisdom." Shantideva's ninth chapter is revered in Tibetan Buddhist circles as one of the most authoritative expositions of the Buddha's core insight, and all other Buddhist practices are means to support the generation of this wisdom within the practitioner. In Practicing Wisdom, the Dalai Lama reaffirms his reputation as a great scholar, communicator, and embodiment of the Buddha's Way by illuminating Shantideva's verses, drawing on contrasting commentaries from the Nyingma and Gelug lineages, and leading the reader through the stages of insight up to the highest view of emptiness. These teachings, delivered in southern France in 1993, have been masterfully translated, edited, and annotated by Geshe Thupten Jinpa, the Dalai Lama's primary translator and founder of the Institute of Tibetan Classics.
Are you baffled by the Big Bang? Curious about what it's like to walk on the moon? Wondering if someday you might meet an alien? Dreaming of becoming an astronaut? This fun, comprehensive book is bursting with all the cool things you ever wanted to know about space. In Out of Space you will discover . . .· The Earth, the Moon, and in Between--From the birth of our planet and its fascinating blueprint to its amazing atmosphere and our nearest neighbor, the moon!· Earth's Neighborhood--From the eight planets in our solar system and the characteristics that set them apart to the mystifying facts about comets and meteoroids.· Seething Stars and Giant Galaxies--From the life of the star and its various sizes and shapes to the 200 billion that make up the Milky Way.· Stargazing--From the accounts and theories of the ancient astronomers to today's scientists and their search for the extraterrestrial.· Exploring Space--From the first-known rockets to today's mighty spacecraft and the famous missions that advanced our exploration.· How It All Began . . . and Might End--From scientists' theories about the dawn of time to the fierce debate about how, when--and if--the universe may end someday.
Are you known to strike like a thunderbolt when things don't go your way? Are you fortunate enough to have the Midas touch? Have you ever been struck by Cupid's arrow? Classically derived expressions are commonly used in our everyday language, yet many of us have little knowledge of the Greek and Roman influences that inspired them. With Opening Pandora's Box you'll discover the fascinating stories behind familiar phrases like Achilles' Heel, a Nemesis, To Fly too Close to the Sun, and more. For example, did you know that... The lifesaving operation known as the Caesarean section is so named because Julius Caesar was delivered by being cut out of his mother's womb? The original labyrinth was built on the orders of King Minos of Crete after Aphrodite cursed his wife to fall in love with a bull and produce a monstrous baby? The king locked the baby in a maze so complicated and tangled that, once in, he would never emerge. The word cereal is derived from the Italian corn goddess Ceres?Pry open the lid of the English language to find the secrets behind classical phrases we use every day.
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