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  When a monk came to say good bye to Chao-chou Tsung-shen (778-897), a brilliant Chinese Ch'an master.
Chao-chou asked:
-Where will you go?
The monk answered:
-Any place where I can learn Buddha dharma.
Chao-chou stood... continue...

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The majority of the following books are from the library of Chon Tri. Many of the summaries and in his own words. If you wish to purchase the book, click on the cover image and you will be linked to Amazon.com.
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buy this book 191. PHILOSOPHY: THE PORTABLE JUNG
by Joseph Campbell (editor)
Publisher: Penguin (ISBN #: 0140150706, Paperback, 650 pp, May 1976)
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
This comprehensive collection of writings by the epoch-shaping Swiss psychoanalyst was edited by Joseph Campbell, himself the most famous of Jung's American followers. It comprises Jung's pioneering studies of the structure of the psyche - including the works that introduced such notions as the collective unconscious, the Shadow, Anima and Animus - as well as inquries into the psychology of spirituality and creativity, and Jung's influential "On Synchronicity," a paper whose implications extend from the I Ching to quantum physics. Campbell's introduction completes this compact volume, placing Jung's astonishingly wide-ranging oeuvre within the context of his life and times.

buy this book 192. PHILOSOPHY: THE PRESOCRATICS
by Philip Wheelwright (editor)
Publisher: Prentice Hall (ISBN #: 002426640X, Paperback: 352 pages, January 1964)
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Reviewer: TIMOTHY DORAN from Berkeley, CA USA
This is a wonderful book on an important topic. Wheelwright first clearly outlines a conceptualization of religion that explains the sky vs. earth religion dichotomy better than any introductory text I have ever seen. He explains the evolution of early Greek philosophy from religion in a succinct and non-verbose way, and then in the bulk of the book he treats each pre-Socratic philosopher and philosophical school carefully, clearly, and intelligently, with a minimum of twentieth-century nonsense mixed in. He uses plenty of fragments to illustrate his points. This is a really lovely book.

buy this book 193. PHILOSOPHY: THE SOCIAL CONTRACT ADN DISCOURSES
by Jean Jacques Rousseau; G. D. H. Cole (translator)
Publisher: Everyman's Library (ISBN #: 0679423028, Hardcover 416 pages, October 1993)
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Reviewer: M. G. Alcat "bel_78" (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Deeply influential book, "The Social Contract" is a "must read" for anybody interested in the history of political ideas, or even in history. It had a big influence on the French Revolution, and in many movements after it that considered that the individual owes everything to the state.

buy this book 194. PHILOSOPHY: THE WORLD AS WILL AND IDEA
by Arthur Schopenhauer, R. B. Handale & J. Kemp (translators)
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc. (Dolphin Book Edition) (ISBN #: 0000000029, Paper back, 555 pages, January 1961)
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Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) is commonly known as the disciple of Kant and Buddhism, the antagonist of Hegel, and the grand pessimist of philosophy, but many thinkers now believe his true greatness lay in less-celebrated aspects of his thought...
The richness of "The World as Will and Idea" is not in metaphysics, nor does its author's genius lie in cold cosmology. Rather, it is as a savant who knew the tragical nature of man, an analyst who saw that the irrational is sovereign in our lives, and an ethicist who taught that compassion is the essence of morality and the first step toward deliverance from human bondage, that Schopenhauer stands unsurpassed among philosophers. (from back cover of the book).

buy this book 195. PHILOSOPHY: THUS SPAKE ZARATHUSTRA
by Friedrich Nietzsche, Thomas Common (translator)
Publisher: Prometheus Books (ISBN #: 0879758619, Paperback, 341 pp, October 1993)
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A tremendously influential philosophical work of the late nineteenth century, Thus Spake Zarathustra is also a literary masterpiece by one of the most important thinkers of modern times. In it, the ancient Persian religious leader Zarathustra (or Zoroaster) serves as the voice for Friedrich Nietzsche's views, which include the introduction of the controversial doctrine of the Ubermensch, or "superman."
Written in a passionate, quasi-biblical style, Thus Spake Zarathustra is daring in form and filled with provocative, thought-provoking concepts. Today, the work is regarded as a forerunner of modern existentialist thought, a book that has provoked and stimulated students of philosophy and literature for more than 100 years.

buy this book 196. PHILOSOPHY: THUS SPOKE ZARATHUSTRA (MODERN LIBRARY SERIES)
by Frederich Nietzsche, Walter Kaufmann (translator)
Publisher: Modern Library (ISBN #: 0679601759, Hardcover: 368 pages, September 1995)
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A landmark work of philosophy and of literature, Thus Spoke Zarathustra is the fullest expression of Nietzche's belief that "the object of mankind should lie in its highest individuals." In his thirtieth year Zarathustra - the archetypal Ubermensch representative of supreme passion and creativity - abandons his home for the mountains, where he lives, literally and figuratively, on a level of experience far above the conventional standards of good and evil. The exuberant, poetic testimony of Nietzche's great messianic hero (and alter ego) is a vivid demonstration of the philosopher's genius. Walter Kaufmann's celebrated translation - hailed by Newsweek for it's "incandescent splendor of language" - has gained general recognition as the most authoritative version of Zarathustra existing in English.

buy this book 197. PHILOSOPHY: TIME AND FREE WILL: AN ESSAY ON THE IMMEDIATE DATA OF CONSCIOUSNESS
by Henry L. Bergson, F. L. Pogson (translator)
Publisher: Dover Publications (ISBN #: 0486417670, Paperback: 262 pages, June 2001)
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Bergson argues for free will by showing that the arguments against it come from a confusion of different conceptions of time. As opposed to physicists' idea of measurable time, in human experience life is perceived as a continuous and unmeasurable flow rather than as a succession of marked-off states of consciousness--something that can be measured not quantitatively, but only qualitatively. His conclusion is that free will is an observable fact.
SYNOPSIS
Reissue from the classic Muirhead Library of Philosophy series (originally published between 1890s - 1970s).

buy this book 198. POETRY: A LITTLE TREASURY OF MODERN POETRY: ENGLISH AND AMERICAN
by Oscar Williams (editor)
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons - Revised Edition (ISBN #: 0000000014, Hardcover, 843 pp - College Edition, January 1950)
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One of "The Little Treasury" Series, February 18, 2001
Reviewer: B. Chandler "bernie@nationwide.net" (Arlington, Texas)
I am looking at the revised edition that moved from two sections to five sections.
1) A Little Treasury of the Chief Modern Poetry of England and America
2) A Little Treasury of Modern Lyrics
3) A Little Treasury of the Poetry of the Forties
4) A Little Treasury of Modern Light Verse
5) An appendix which contains prose statements by poets on "Poets and Poetry"
One of my favorite poems from this book is by Robert Frost:
FIRE AND ICE
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To know that for destruction ice
Is also great and would suffice.

buy this book 199. POETRY: AHEAD OF ALL PARTING: THE SELECTED POETRY AND PROSE OF RAINER MARIA RILKE (MODERN LIBRARY SERIES)
by Rainer Maria Rilke, Stephen Mitchell (translator)
Publisher: The Random House, Inc. (ISBN #: 0679601619, Hardcover, 640 pp, August 2004)
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From The Critics
Chicago Tribune
Perhaps the most beautiful group of poetic translations this century has produced. What People Are Saying
This is, without any doubt, the best English rendering of Rilke. It is as faithful to the original as the translation of poetry can hope to be, faithful not only to its linguistic meaning but to its poetic expressiveness. — Erich Heller, Poetry

Stephen Mitchell's translation of Rilke's most demandingly difficult and loveliest work instantly makes every other rendering obsolete. No doubt about it, Rilke has at last found, in Mr. Mitchell's version, the ideal poetics and the perfect translator. - William Arrowsmith

buy this book 200. POETRY: AN ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD POETRY
by Mark Van Doren (Editor)
Publisher: Harcourt (ISBN #: 0151076650, Hard cover, 1318 pp, August 1985)
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The Best of World Poetry, January 25, 2000
Reviewer: Philip L. Russ from Washington, DC USA
This is the best anthology I've encountered of World Poetry, an area Americans are either forgetful of, chauvanistic toward, or have been talked out of by theorists arguing the impossibility of translation. This anthology contains great poetry from 18 traditions, including Chinese, Sanskrit, Italian, and Scandinavian, in great translations by such poets as Chaucer, Swinburne, Rossetti, and many more. It is not a Modern anthology, it is a Classic. Read the great poems of the great traditions in translations by great poets.

*Note: The image attached is that of the front page - not of the cover - of the book.

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