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    My Life in the Yellow Robe

    $4.99$13.99 Chadchaidee, Thanapol
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    “This was my first book in English, written while I was a novice at a temple in Bangkok in 1981. The monastic experiences taught me to have patience while struggling to survive at a time of crisis in life.”

    Though this book was written over three decades ago, the content remains interesting for those wishing to know about the Buddhist way of life, especially of monks and novices at that time.

    Even now some events remain relevant, so they will remain till the world ends. That is to say, the happiness and suffering of all beings on earth will exist in people’s minds forever. We will be free of this bondage only when we attain enlightenment (nibbana).

    I am not an expert on Buddhism, but I’d like to share my old stories with my English-speaking friends who may like to know about the country that was formerly known as Siam.

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  • Islamic Folklore Prophet Muhammad SAW & The Spider from Cave of Thawr

    $0.99 Vandestra, Muhammad
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    {If you help him (Muhammad) not (it does not matter), for Allah did indeed help him when the disbelievers drove him out, the second of two, when they (Muhammad and Abu Bakr) were in the cave, and he (peace be upon him) said to his companion Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him), ‘Be not sad (or afraid), surely Allah is with us.’ Then Allah sent down His Sakinah (calmness, tranquility, peace, etc.) upon him, and strengthened him with forces (angels) which you saw not, and made the word of those who disbelieved the lowermost, while it was the Word of Allah that became the uppermost, and Allah is All-Mighty, All- Wise.} (Holy Quran 9.40)

    I am a spider who is higher in rank than other spiders. With all humility, if all the spiders in this world were put in one hand and I was put in the other I would outweigh them in superiority. I am not one to make false claims and show-off, I am simply stating facts. I do not think that I need to introduce myself to the reader, for I am sure you understand that I am the spider of the cave that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) hid in. I am the one, who was responsible for the Prophet’s deliverance. I am the one, who Allah (God) sent to protect him.

    My web is very flimsy and light and the slightest breeze can blow it away. However, despite the weakness of my web, I managed to ward off the iron swords of the atheists that went out in pursuit of the Prophet, and moreover, I was able to defeat them! The outcome of the conflict between the spiders’ weak silk and the iron of the swords was the defeat of iron. My house is considered a parable of weakness, “Verily, the frailest (weakest) of houses is the spider’s house.” I sat in my house protecting the noble house of Islam and guarding the Prophet of Allah, Muhammad ibn ‘ Abdullah (peace be upon him).That was not all that happened to me. Something even more wonderful happened; I saw the Prophet. I know that after the Prophet’s death, millions will visit his grave to cry and pray.

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  • A Charmed Life in Ceylon

    $11.99 Buxton, Tony
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    The author’s fascinating adventures in the early 50’s portray an adventurous lifestyle that most of us dream about, but would be impossible today. Born in Colombo (Sri Lanka) in 1931. He spent his early childhood in England and returned to Ceylon after the war to work the family business founded by his grandfather. Not the typical colonial type, who was expected to segregate himself from the “natives” and join their exclusive clubs. Tony went against the rules and preferred the company of the Ceylonese. This resulted in him making many friends, including well-known politicians.
    He developed a passion for underwater exploring at a time when the sport was in its infancy and before the event of SCUBA. He gave up his job and a promising career and survived by spear fishing, catching lobsters, aquarium fish and hunting game in the jungles. He set himself up as an underwater guide attracting the wealthy and famous to this new sport. Charging nothing for his services, they repaid him by inviting him to their homes in Europe where he experienced a lavish lifestyle that he hardly knew existed.
    During these trips, he married three of his four wives; two Scandinavian supermodels and an Italian actress, no doubt intrigued by his glamorous exploits. But none of them could fit into his adventurous lifestyle in Ceylon for long.
    The powerful Minister of Tourism, a keen diver, himself commissioned him to promote underwater tourism. They became close friends, and he was involved in political intrigues. Even with almost no money, he lived very happily bartering fish, lobsters and game for food and drink. Fluctuating between simple and lavish lifestyles. He was the first person to dive in the nearby Maldive Islands and southern India, where he created a sensation.
    This is an intriguing read about the not-so-distant past in a unique South-east Asian country – Ceylon- before it slid into political turmoil, isolationism, civil war…and is just now emerging as a stable member of the modernising Asian community of nations.

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  • William C. Dodd’s ‘The Tai Race’—Annotated and Illustrated

    $4.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    William C. Dodd’s ‘The Tai Race’—Annotated and Illustrated is a supplementary work to Joachim Schliesinger’s trilogy about the Origin of the Tai People. It contains information about Dodd’s biography and an interpretation of his view regarding the origin of the Tai race as well as the complete text of Dodd’s classic work The Tai Race: Elder Brother of the Chinese. In addition, it also includes the text of his article “Some Notes on a Missionary Tour through South China among the Tai Race” published in 1910.

    Dodd’s textual works are annotated with informative notes about his missionary undertakings and illustrated with plenty of images.

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  • Ο δικός μου Αλέξανδρος – Αφιέρωμα

    $0.00 Perises, Mona

    Ένα αφιέρωμα στον μέγιστο όλων των Ελλήνων Γλώσσα Ελληνική

    Είναι πολύ λίγα αυτά για τον Αλέξανδρο, αλλά είναι αρκετά για να μάθουμε ποιος ήταν και προπαντός πρέπει να τον μάθουν τα παιδιά μας. Μετά από πολλές σκέψεις, από πολλές διαστρεβλωμένες ειδήσεις που διάβασα, αποφάσισα να συλλέξω από έγκυρες αναρτήσεις, αποσπάσματα, αφιερώματα και ιστορικές αναφορές από έγκυρους μελετητές για την ζωή και τον βίο του Αλέξανδρου του Μέγα. Ολόκληρες δεκαετίες οι πιο πολλοί είμαστε παραπληροφορημένοι, τελευταία είμαστε και πολύ σαστισμένοι με τους διπλανούς που δράττουν της ευκαιρίας. Βλέπουμε και τους δικούς μας κυβερνώντες να είναι σε μια θέση αντεθνική, όσον αφορά το θέμα της Μακεδονίας. Ευχαριστώ πολύ τα “Web Sites” για το πολύ πλούσιο υλικό που δανείστηκα και το έβαλα όλο σε μια τρέχουσα σειρά, για να μπορεί εύκολα να το διαβάσει ο κάθε αναγνώστης. Κάποια μικρά ορθογραφικά λάθη που υπήρξαν τα διόρθωσα, αν κάποια μου διέφυγαν, ας μου συγχωρεθούν. Με αυτό το αφιέρωμα δεν αποσκοπώ πουθενά, απλά σαν Ελληνίδα αγαπώ πολύ τον Μέγα Αλέξανδρο κι όλοι την ιστορία του και τον θεωρώ τον Μέγιστο όλων των Ελλήνων! “Δεν αναφέρω καθόλου τον λόφο Καστά”, εκτός των κειμένων προς το τέλος που κάνουν μια αναφορά. Δεν αναφέρομαι στην ερμηνεία και στην επεξήγηση των ιερογλυφικών και όλων των ευρημάτων εκεί, διότι δεν είμαι η αρμόδια να το κάνω…

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  • Time Grooves and Travel Records

    $4.99$20.99 Breeden, Adrian
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    These are some of the stories of my life – just your average Englishman (pommie) – beginning from birth, childhood, schooldays, adolescence and then service life with its world travels, through to leaving the Royal Air Force and England to re-unite with my family in Australia after almost five years. It continues on with my life and travels again during and after my (officially) 21 years of marriage to an Australian lady and my 34 years of residency, citizenship and family life there… This book is a presentation of my true-life experiences and was mainly written in stages and in many countries over the years (1967 – 2014). It is compiled in short-story, poetry and travelling diary formats, with images supplied, and includes light-hearted and humorous events in my life as well as the serious side. Riding life’s roller-coaster comes much easier with a good sense of humour.

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