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Author: Matthieu Ricard
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316208213
Pages: 864
Year: 2015-06-02
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The author of the international bestseller Happiness makes a passionate case for altruism--and why we need it now more than ever. In Happiness, Matthieu Ricard demonstrated that true happiness is not tied to fleeting moments or sensations, but is an enduring state of soul rooted in mindfulness and compassion for others. Now he turns his lens from the personal to the global, with a rousing argument that altruism--genuine concern for the well-being of others--could be the saving grace of the 21st century. It is, he believes, the vital thread that can answer the main challenges of our time: the economy in the short term, life satisfaction in the mid-term, and environment in the long term. Ricard's message has been taken up by major economists and thinkers, including Dennis Snower, Amartya Sen, Joseph Stiglitz, and George Soros. Matthieu Ricard makes a robust and passionate case for cultivating altruistic love and compassion as the best means for simultaneously benefitting ourselves and our society. It's a fresh outlook on an ardent struggle--and one that just might make the world a better place.
ISBN: 8560804269
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Confrontados com um mundo inquieto e inquietante, onde na maior parte das vezes parece reinar o individualismo e o cinismo, é difícil enxergar a força da benevolência: o poder de transformação positivo que uma atitude genuinamente altruísta pode ter sobre cada um de nós e, por conseguinte, sobre a comunidade de vida do planeta. Contudo, pesquisas científicas realizadas ao longo dos últimos trinta anos no âmbito da psicologia, biologia evolutiva, economia e neurociência demonstram que todos sentimos, em diferentes graus, amor altruísta ou compaixão por aqueles que sofrem, e um senso de responsabilidade e boa vontade para com nossos semelhantes e os animais. Essas pesquisas também revelam que a cooperação traz vantagens evolutivas, econômicas e psicológicas antes insuspeitas. "A revolução do altruísmo" é um encontro transdisciplinar, onde o rigor científico e a experiência pessoal do autor abrem uma nova perspectiva - realista e ao mesmo tempo otimista - sobre a natureza humana.
Author: Matthieu Ricard
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316054755
Pages: 304
Year: 2008-12-14
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A molecular biologist turned Buddhist monk, described by scientists as "the happiest man alive," demonstrates how to develop the inner conditions for true happiness.
A New Earth
Author: Eckhart Tolle
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141039418
Pages: 336
Year: 2009-01-01
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Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth will be a cornerstone for personal spirituality and self-improvement for years to come, leading readers to a new levels of consciousness and inner peace. Taking off from the introspective work The Power of Now, which is a number one bestseller and has sold millions of copies worldwide, Tolle provides the spiritual framework for people to move beyond themselves in order to make this world a better, more spiritually evolved place to live. Shattering modern ideas of ego and entitlement, self and society, Tolle lifts the veil of fear that has hung over humanity during this new millennium, and shines an illuminating light that leads to happiness and health that every reader can follow.
Man and His Symbols
Author: C. G. Jung
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0307800555
Pages: 320
Year: 2012-02-01
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Man and His Symbols owes its existence to one of Jung's own dreams. The great psychologist dreamed that his work was understood by a wide public, rather than just by psychiatrists, and therefore he agreed to write and edit this fascinating book. Here, Jung examines the full world of the unconscious, whose language he believed to be the symbols constantly revealed in dreams. Convinced that dreams offer practical advice, sent from the unconscious to the conscious self, Jung felt that self-understanding would lead to a full and productive life. Thus, the reader will gain new insights into himself from this thoughtful volume, which also illustrates symbols throughout history. Completed just before his death by Jung and his associates, it is clearly addressed to the general reader. Praise for Man and His Symbols “This book, which was the last piece of work undertaken by Jung before his death in 1961, provides a unique opportunity to assess his contribution to the life and thought of our time, for it was also his firsat attempt to present his life-work in psychology to a non-technical public. . . . What emerges with great clarity from the book is that Jung has done immense service both to psychology as a science and to our general understanding of man in society, by insisting that imaginative life must be taken seriously in its own right, as the most distinctive characteristic of human beings.”—Guardian “Straighforward to read and rich in suggestion.”—John Barkham, Saturday Review Syndicate “This book will be a resounding success for those who read it.”—Galveston News-Tribune “A magnificent achievement.”—Main Currents “Factual and revealing.”—Atlanta Times
Profit Over People
Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1888363827
Pages: 175
Year: 1999
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Why is the Atlantic slowly filling with crude petroleum, threatening a millions-of-years-old ecological balance? Why did traders at prominent banks take high-risk gambles with the money entrusted to them and create a global financial crisis? The culprit is neoliberal ideology, the belief in the supremacy of free markets to drive and govern human affairs. Chomsky reveals the roots of the present crisis, traces the history of neoliberalism through an analysis of free trade agreements, the WTO and the IMF and describes the movements of resistance.
The Emotional Life of Your Brain
Author: Richard J. Davidson, Sharon Begley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0452298881
Pages: 279
Year: 2012-12-24
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A pioneer in brain research outlines a blueprint for human emotions while sharing practical strategies for correcting unhealthy emotional styles, providing recommendations for areas ranging from everyday well-being to the treatments of such conditions as autism and depression. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
Altruísmo & Revolução
Author: Bruno Andrade Ribeiro
Publisher: Clube de Autores
Pages: 102
Year: 2009-08-30
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(...) Começou a vagar pelas ruas de São Paulo. Entrou num ônibus e fingiu estar armado. — É um assalto! Gritou. (...) Entre o mundo de detrás da porta e o mundo que está por fora dela, a sensação de segurança parece inexistir em ambas situações. O ser humano sempre busca um refúgio, um caminho para a resolução de tudo e longe de todos, porém, quando se está encurralado dentro do concreto e da obscuridade o tal refúgio torna-se luta, e para se lutar é preciso de armas; contudo, e se esse lutador for uma criança? Apontaremos dedos num esculpir de culpa, ou simplesmente, passaremos nossos olhos fugazes com enojo e fingiremos ser nossa culpa enrustida uma peça transparente? (...) De pés descalços e com as roupas rasgadas, ele corria incessantemente enquanto as lágrimas escorriam da face negra e abatida. Parou numa esquina e repetiu consigo: — As pessoas são bichos. Naquele instante, o garoto deixava de ser criança (...) .
Ghost Train to the Eastern Star
Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547237936
Pages: 496
Year: 2009
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The author revisits the past as he journeys through Eastern Europe, Central Asia, India, China, Japan, and Siberia on an adventure that reveals the dramatic changes that have occurred since the writing of his original travelogue.
The Future Lasts Forever
Author: Louis Althusser, Olivier Corpet, Yann Moulier Boutang
ISBN: 1565842782
Pages: 365
Year: 1995
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On November 16, 1980, Louis Althusser, while massaging his wife's neck, discovered that he had strangled her. The world-renowned French philosopher was immediately confined to an insane asylum where he authored this memoir--a profound yet subtle exercise in documenting madness from the inside.
The Last Soldiers of the Cold War
Author: Fernando Morais
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 178168877X
Pages: 288
Year: 2015-06-16
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Here is the story of political prisoners finally freed in December 2014, after being held captive by the United States since the late 1990s. Through the 1980s and 1990s, violent anti-Castro groups based in Florida carried out hundreds of military attacks on Cuba, bombing hotels and shooting up Cuban beaches with machine guns. The Cuban government struck back with the Wasp Network—a dozen men and two women—sent to infiltrate those organizations. The Last Soldiers of the Cold War tells the story of those unlikely Cuban spies and their eventual unmasking and prosecution by US authorities. Five of the Cubans received long or life prison terms on charges of espionage and murder. Global best-selling Brazilian author Fernando Morais narrates the riveting tale of the Cuban Five in vivid, page-turning detail, delving into the decades-long conflict between Cuba and the US, the growth of the powerful Cuban exile community in Florida, and a trial that eight Nobel Prize winners condemned as a travesty of justice. The Last Soldiers of the Cold War is both a real-life spy thriller and a searching examination of the Cold War’s legacy. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Beyond the Self
Author: Matthieu Ricard, Wolf Singer
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262036940
Pages: 282
Year: 2017-11-03
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Converging and diverging views on the mind, the self, consciousness, the unconscious, free will, perception, meditation, and other topics. Buddhism shares with science the task of examining the mind empirically; it has pursued, for two millennia, direct investigation of the mind through penetrating introspection. Neuroscience, on the other hand, relies on third-person knowledge in the form of scientific observation. In this book, Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk trained as a molecular biologist, and Wolf Singer, a distinguished neuroscientist—close friends, continuing an ongoing dialogue—offer their perspectives on the mind, the self, consciousness, the unconscious, free will, epistemology, meditation, and neuroplasticity. Ricard and Singer's wide-ranging conversation stages an enlightening and engaging encounter between Buddhism's wealth of experiential findings and neuroscience's abundance of experimental results. They discuss, among many other things, the difference between rumination and meditation (rumination is the scourge of meditation, but psychotherapy depends on it); the distinction between pure awareness and its contents; the Buddhist idea (or lack of one) of the unconscious and neuroscience's precise criteria for conscious and unconscious processes; and the commonalities between cognitive behavioral therapy and meditation. Their views diverge (Ricard asserts that the third-person approach will never encounter consciousness as a primary experience) and converge (Singer points out that the neuroscientific understanding of perception as reconstruction is very like the Buddhist all-discriminating wisdom) but both keep their vision trained on understanding fundamental aspects of human life.
Author: Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440639485
Pages: 368
Year: 2008-04-17
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The acclaimed bestseller that's teaching the world about the power of mass collaboration. Translated into more than twenty languages and named one of the best business books of the year by reviewers around the world, Wikinomics has become essential reading for business people everywhere. It explains how mass collaboration is happening not just at Web sites like Wikipedia and YouTube, but at traditional companies that have embraced technology to breathe new life into their enterprises. This national bestseller reveals the nuances that drive wikinomics, and share fascinating stories of how masses of people (both paid and volunteer) are now creating TV news stories, sequencing the human gnome, remixing their favorite music, designing software, finding cures for diseases, editing school texts, inventing new cosmetics, and even building motorcycles.
Author: Emile Durkheim
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134470231
Pages: 432
Year: 2005-08-04
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There would be no need for sociology if everyone understood the social frameworks within which we operate. That we do have a connection to the larger picture is largely thanks to the pioneering thinker Émile Durkheim. He recognized that, if anything can explain how we as individuals relate to society, then it is suicide: Why does it happen? What goes wrong? Why is it more common in some places than others? In seeking answers to these questions, Durkheim wrote a work that has fascinated, challenged and informed its readers for over a hundred years. Far-sighted and trail-blazing in its conclusions, Suicide makes an immense contribution to our understanding to what must surely be one of the least understandable of acts. A brilliant study, it is regarded as one of the most important books Durkheim ever wrote.
On the Path to Enlightenment
Author: Matthieu Ricard
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834828537
Pages: 384
Year: 2013-06-25
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Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche inspired Matthieu Ricard to create this anthology by telling him that "when we come to appreciate the depth of the view of the eight great traditions [of Tibetan Buddhism] and also see that they all lead to the same goal without contradicting each other, we think, ‘Only ignorance can lead us to adopt a sectarian view.’" Ricard has selected and translated some of the most profound and inspiring teachings from across these traditions. The selected teachings are taken from the sources of the traditions, including the Buddha himself, Nagarjuna, Guru Rinpoche, Atisha, Shantideva, and Asanga; from great masters of the past, including Thogme Zangpo, the Fifth Dalai Lama, Milarepa, Longchenpa, and Sakya Pandita; and from contemporary masters, including the Fourteenth Dalai Lama and Mingyur Rinpoche. They address such topics as the nature of the mind; the foundations of taking refuge, generating altruistic compassion, acquiring merit, and following a teacher; view, meditation, and action; and how to remove obstacles and make progress on the path.

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