Download and read online The Meditations in PDF and EPUB Offers a modern translation of the Roman philosopher's journal.
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Download and read online Songs of Milarepa in PDF and EPUB A Buddhist holy man whose songs have been sung and studied since the 12th century, Milarepa exchanged a life of sin and maliciousness for one of contemplation and love, eventually reaching the ultimate state of enlightenment.
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