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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 231. SCIENCE: THE COSMIC CODE
by Henz R. Pagels
Publisher: Bantam (ISBN #: 0553246259, Paperback: 333 pages, May 1984)
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A Solid Introduction to Quantum Reality, July 18, 2001
Reviewer: Dr. R. Vento (Oberlin, OH USA)

Pagels' work is understandably the best layperson introduction to both interpreting and understanding Quantum Mechanics. It is a wonderful prelude to Omnes' book, Understanding Quantum Mechanics, and ties in much of elementary particle physics from Bohr to Gell-Mann. The most remarkable part of this book is Pagels' lucid discussion on Bell's Inequality. Bell's Theorem, for those who are interested, forever demolishes the Einsteinian views of local causality, and of hidden variable determinism. Bell derived his classical probability and showed that either we have a violation of local causality (resulting in Einstein turning in his grave) OR, that if hidden variable theories are operative in the wave function, they do so non-locally (i.e. at the edge of spacetime)....

buy this book 232. SCIENCE: THE DANCING WU LI MASTERS: AN OVERVIEW OF THE NEW PHYSICS
by Gary Zukav
Publisher: Bantam Books, Incorporated (ISBN #: 055326382X, Mass Market Paperback, 337 pp, August 1980)
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From the Publisher
Gary Zukav has written "the Bible" for those who are curious about the mind-expanding discoveries of advanced physics, but who have no scientific background. Like a Wu Li Master who would teach us wonder for the falling petal before speaking of gravity, Zukav writes in beautifully clear language—with no mathematical equations—opening our minds to the exciting new theories that are beginning to embrace the ultimate nature of our universe...Quantum mechanics, relativity, and beyond to the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen effect and Bell's theorem.

buy this book 233. SCIENCE: THE SECRET MELODY: AND MAN CREATED THE UNIVERSE
by Trinh Xuan Thuan; Storm Dunlop (translator)
Publisher: Oxford University Press (ISBN #: 0195073703, Hardcover, 336 pp, April 1995)
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"Nature is by no means silent. Like some distant orchestra, it tantalizes us with individual notes and fragments of music. But it does not tell us the organization of these notes, nor reveal the secret of their melody. Somehow we have to unravel the secrets of that hidden melody, so that we can listen to the composition in all its glory." (From the PREFACE of the book).

buy this book 234. SCIENCE: THEORIES OF THE UNIVERSE: FROM BABYLONIAN MYTH TO MODERN SCIENCE
by Milton K. Munitz (editor)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult (ISBN #: 0029222702, Paperback, 438 pp, January 1957)
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This collection of texts taken from writings by Plato, Copernicus, Galilei, Ptolomy, Einstein, Hubble and other theorists discuss what the universe is made of, how it works and (ultimately) what our place is in the Grand Scheme of Things, offering good insight into how our knowledge of the universe has developed over the last 40 centuries from Babylonian times to the 20th Century.
As this book was originally published in 1957 and reprinted in 1965, the latest theories are not included. It is therefore not a book for mathematicians or physicists interested in learning the latest theories, but rather a book for those interested in a well-written, general introduction to the field of cosmology.-- Reviewer: ellen437 from Selangor, Malaysia.

buy this book 235. SIDDHARTHA
by Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Bantam (ISBN #: 0553208845, Paperback, 160pp, December 1981)
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This classic novel of self-discovery has inspired generations of seekers. With parallels to the enlightenment of the Buddha, Hesse’s Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmn’s quest for the ultimate reality. His quest takes him from the extremes of indulgent sensuality to the rigors of ascetism and self-denial. At last he learns that wisdom cannot be taught–it must come from one’s own experience and inner struggle. Steeped in the tenets of both psychoanalysis and Eastern mysticism, Siddhartha presents a strikingly original view of man and culture, and the arduous process of self-discovery that leads to reconciliation, harmony and peace.

buy this book 236. SUFI: ESSENTIAL SUFISM
by James Fadiman, Robert Frager (editors)
Publisher: Book Sales, Inc. (ISBN #: 0785809066, Hardcover, 265 pp, June 1998)
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The definitive compendium of Sufi wisdom, Essential Sufism draws together more than three hundred fables, poems, and prayers that reveal the luminous spirit of Islamic mysticism. Selected works from ancient prophets and sages to contemporary Sufi poets and teachers--including Lbn, Arabi, alGhazzali, Hafiz, Attar, and, of course the enduringly popular Rumi--make up a delectable feast of writings that will be as treasured by Sufi devotees as it will stir the souls of newcomers to this mystical, passionate faith.

buy this book 237. SUFI: THE ESSENTIAL RUMI
by Jalal al-Din Rumi - A. J. Arberry, Reynold Nicholson, Col Barks, John Moyne (editors)
Publisher: Book Sales, Inc. (ISBN #: 078580871X, Hardcover, 302 pp, September 1997)
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From Our Editors
A musical translation of the ecstatic poetry of 13th century scholar, teacher, and mystic Jelaluddin Rumi, whose works express all aspects of the human experience, from bewilderment & emptiness to silence, flirtation, elegance, & majesty.
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Ecstatic poems of renowned Sufi mystic and spiritual writer Jelalludin Rumi who lived in the thirteenth century. Back in vogue after all these years, this new translation redefines these timeless poems.

buy this book 238. T'AI CHI: BEGINNING T'AI CHI
by Tri Thong Dang
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books (ISBN #: 0760716390, Hardcover, 67 pp, December 1999)
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From the Publisher
More than a martial art, T'ai Chi is also a holistic method of self-healing, a form of moving meditation, and a philosophical way of life. Health, relaxation, and self-defense are but a few reasons cited for practicing this traditional exercise, which was created by a Toaist sage eight centuries ago. Now a recreational activity practiced by millions of people worldwide, T'ai Chi, with its physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits widely recognized and praised, is the fastest growing martial art in the world today.

buy this book 239. TAO: BACK TO BEGINNINGS: REFLECTIONS ON THE TAO
by Huanchu Daoren; Thomas Cleary (translator)
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc. (ISBN #: 1570623775, Paperback, 142 pp - Pocket size, May 1995)
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The secrets of serenity and wisdom in a changing world can be found in these Taoist teachings, written during the late 16th century in the Ming dynasty. The author's reflections are an outgrowth of his upbringing in the science of neo-Confucianism, a lifelong career in public service, and his retirement at age 62 into Taoist apprenticeship.
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Now back in print is this lovely collection of poetic reflections of Taoist wisdom in a charming giftbook format. Written around 1600 during the Ming dynasty, these practical teachings reveal the secrets of serenity and wisdom in a changing world.

Translated from Chinese by Thomas Cleary

buy this book 240. THE ART OF PEACE: TEACHINGS OF THE FOUNDER OF AIKIDO
by Morihei Ueshiba; John Stevens (translator)
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc. (ISBN #: 0877738513, Paperback, 126 pp - Pocket size, October 1992)
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These inspirational teachings show that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. Drawn from the talks and writings of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the popuplar Japanese martial art known as Aikido - The Art of Peace -offers a non-violent way to victory and convincing counertpoint to such classics as Musashi's Book of Five Rings and Sun Tzu's Art of War. (From the back cover of the book).

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