Vulture Peak

Vulture Peak

Suppose we speculate that somehow they heard about an atrocity that had
occurred on Vulture Peak. The timing of the deaths is unknown – the bodies
could have been lying there for days. What better witness to an alibi than the cop
who ...

Author: John Burdett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472100993

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Nobody knows Bangkok like Royal Thai Police Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep, and there is no one quite like Sonchai: a police officer who has kept his Buddhist soul intact-more or less-despite the fact that his job shoves him face-to-face with some of the most vile and outrageous crimes and criminals in Bangkok. But for his newest assignment, everything he knows about his city-and himself-will be a mere starting point. He's put in charge of the highest-profile criminal case in Thailand-an attempt to bring an end to trafficking in human organs. He sets in motion a massive sting operation and stays at its center, traveling to Phuket, Hong Kong, Dubai, Shanghai, and Monte Carlo. He draws in a host of unwitting players that includes an aging rock star wearing out his second liver and the mysterious, diabolical, albeit gorgeous co-queenpins of the international body-parts trade: the Chinese twins known as the Vultures. And yet, it's closer to home that Sonchai will discover things getting really dicey: rumors will reach him suggesting that his ex-prostitute wife, Chanya, is having an affair. Will Sonchai be enlightened enough-forget Buddha, think jealous husband-to cope with his very own compromised and compromising world? All will be revealed here, in John Burdett's most mordantly funny, propulsive, fiendishly entertaining novel yet. Praise for John Burdett and his Bangkok novels: 'Cracking East meets West thriller introducing a half-Thai, half-American cop whose Buddhist beliefs are as important as his forensic skills. Terrific' Observer. 'A fantastic new thriller with an avenging Buddhist cop as its central character' Mail on Sunday. 'Read this book, savour the language - it's the last and most compelling word in thrillers' James Ellroy. 'Impeccably researched, this is sometimes poetic, often exotic, and totally hardcore' Daily Mirror. "Burdett's fever-dream mysteries, set in Bangkok, recast the police procedural as psychedelic peep show." The New Yorker. "Burdett is purely and simply a wonderful writer." The Washington Post Book World.
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The National Gazetteer of the United States of America

The National Gazetteer of the United States of America

... Vulture Mine Vulture Peak summit 335244N1124739W 3658 Vulture Peak
range 335306N1124738W VARIANT pp 1 335124N1123721W W Wabash
Trailer Court locale UNOFF 333413N1120351W 1280 Sunnyslope Wabayuma
Peak W A ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435070341367

Category: Arizona

Page: 722

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Seeking Sakyamuni

Seeking Sakyamuni

Upon reaching Rājagṛha and Vulture Peak (S. Gṛdhrakūṭaparvata; Ryōjusen/
Gijakussen), on January 16, 1927, for example, Akegarasu describes movingly
the group's visit to the purported site of the first Buddhist council and where many
 ...

Author: Richard M. Jaffe

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226391151

Category: Religion

Page: 326

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Though fascinated with the land of their tradition’s birth, virtually no Japanese Buddhists visited the Indian subcontinent before the nineteenth century. In the richly illustrated Seeking Śākyamuni, Richard M. Jaffe reveals the experiences of the first Japanese Buddhists who traveled to South Asia in search of Buddhist knowledge beginning in 1873. Analyzing the impact of these voyages on Japanese conceptions of Buddhism, he argues that South Asia developed into a pivotal nexus for the development of twentieth-century Japanese Buddhism. Jaffe shows that Japan’s growing economic ties to the subcontinent following World War I fostered even more Japanese pilgrimage and study at Buddhism’s foundational sites. Tracking the Japanese travelers who returned home, as well as South Asians who visited Japan, Jaffe describes how the resulting flows of knowledge, personal connections, linguistic expertise, and material artifacts of South and Southeast Asian Buddhism instantiated the growing popular consciousness of Buddhism as a pan-Asian tradition—in the heart of Japan.
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Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications

33112 - H7 - TF - 024 , Vulture Peak quadrangle , Arizona / produced by the
United States Geological Survey . Provisional ed . 1990. Scale 1 : 24,000 ;
transverse Mercator proj . ( W 112 ° 52'30 " —W 112 ° 45'00 " / N 34 ° 00'00 " —N
33 ...

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ISBN: WISC:89117117531

Category: Government publications

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Travels of Fah Hian and Sung Yun Buddhist Pilgrims

Travels of Fah Hian and Sung Yun  Buddhist Pilgrims

The traces of the bird and of the hand - hole still plainly exist , and from this
circumstance the hill is called | That is the Vulture - peak , or , the peak of the
vultures , called in the Pali books Ghedjhakato . The translation I have given of
the Text ...

Author: Faxian

Publisher:

ISBN: RMS:RMS1LSO$000005676$$$U

Category: Buddha and Buddhism

Page: 208

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Categories: Buddha and Buddhism

Europe

Europe

The Bart or Lammergeier ( bearded or lamb vulture ) is the condor of European
mountains , but displays the same ... most of the larger birds of * A naked peak of
the Scutis still retains the appellation of the “ Gyren Spitz , ” or “ Vulture's Peak .

Author: Robert Ferguson

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89097025670

Category: Mount Blanc

Page: 246

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Arizona Highways

Arizona Highways

Buzzards Circle Vulture Peak Trail but Beware the Blooming Cactuses H |
WICKENBURG Vulture Peak Trail ... trees teem with blooms among saguaro and
cholla cactuses and paloverde trees on the slope of Vulture Peak south of
Wickenburg ...

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ISBN: UCLA:L0082516675

Category: Arizona

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Shobogenzo The True Dharma Eye Treasury I

Shobogenzo The True Dharma Eye Treasury I

54 This realization of the truth is originally present on Vulture Peak , which
convenes as an order in the southern quarter . Vulture Peak is always present in
our turning the Flower of Dharma . There are buddha lands of the ten directions
that ...

Author: Dōgen

Publisher: Bdk America

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132103966

Category: Religion

Page: 494

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Shobogenzo: The True Dharma-eye Treasury (Taisho No. 2582) is the masterwork of the thirteenth-century Zen master Eihei Dogen, founder of the Soto sect of Japanese Zen Buddhism. This reprint edition presents Volume 1 of the exemplary translation by Gudo Wafu Nishijima and Chodo Cross of the complete ninety-five-chapter edition of the Shobogenzo, compiled by the Zen master Hangyo Kozen in the late seventeenth century.
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The Ancient Geography of India

The Ancient Geography of India

To the north-east of the old town, at a distance of 1 5 li, or 2^ miles, Hwen Thsang
places the celebrated hill of Gridhra-kuta, or the "Vulture's Peak." According to Fa
-Hian* it was 1 5 li, or 2£ miles, to the southeast of the new town. Both of our ...

Author: Sir Alexander Cunningham

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ISBN: UOM:39015026999667

Category: India

Page: 589

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Categories: India

Sacred Books of the East

Sacred Books of the East

On one occasion , Ananda , I was dwelling at Râgagaha , on the hill called the
Vulture's Peak . Now there , Ânanda , I spoke to thee , and said : " How pleasant a
spot , Ânanda , is Râgagaha ; how pleasant is this Vulture's Peak . Whosoever ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112039621286

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The Sacred Books of the East Buddhist Suttas

The Sacred Books of the East  Buddhist Suttas

On one occasion , Ananda , I was dwelling at Râgagaha , on the hill called the
Vulture's Peak . Now there , Ânanda , I spoke to thee , and said : “ How pleasant a
spot , Ânanda , is Râgagaha ; how pleasant is this Vulture's Peak . Whosoever ...

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ISBN: UCLA:31158002794443

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The Sacred Books of the East

The Sacred Books of the East

On one occasion , Ânanda , I was dwelling at Râgagaha , on the hill called the
Vulture's Peak . Now there , Ânanda , I spoke to thee , and said : How pleasant a
spot , Ânanda , is Râgagaha ; how pleasant is this Vulture's Peak . Whosoever
has ...

Author: Friedrich Max Müller

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435021186911

Category: English literature

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Gotama Buddha Volume Two

Gotama Buddha Volume Two

Vulture Peak (Pāli, Gijhakuta; Skt., Grdhrakuta)" is one of the five hills that
surround Rajagaha. Pandava (Pāli; Skt., Pāndava), another of the hills, is famous
because Sakyamuni once stayed there. Precipitous Vulture Peak is well known
as a ...

Author: Hajime Nakamura

Publisher: Kosei Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105121969781

Category: Religion

Page: 350

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This second volume in a two volume set traces the Buddha's final journey from Rajagaha toward his birthplace of Kapilavatthu, detailing the many events of the Buddha's death and discussing the beginnings of his deification.
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The Atlantic Monthly

The Atlantic Monthly

When , in the time of Ming - ti of the for the hill on which it stood resembled Han ,
Ma - teng came from the Western the Vulture's peak of India , and the regions ( to
China ) , he discerned by words “ Great faith ' made it known to means of his ...

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ISBN: UCBK:B000556101

Category: American literature

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Proceedings of the Imperial Academy

Proceedings of the Imperial Academy

That is the case of Kasuga Ryūjin ( If Il fil mall ) , the Naga King of Kasuga . The
Kasuga hill in Nara is eminent in its angular apex with gentle slopes thickly
wooded . Japanese Buddhists used to regard it as a copy of the Vulture Peak ...

Author: Teikoku Gakushiin (Japan)

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822031465149

Category: Biology

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The True Dharma Eye

The True Dharma Eye

36 v Deshan's “ Assembly on Vulture Peak ” MAIN CASE Deshan Dehai was
once asked by a monastic , “ Who was able to hear śākyamuni Buddha at the
assembly on Vulture Peak ? ” ! Deshan said , “ The ācārya heard it . ” 2 The
monastic ...

Author: Dōgen

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015062526648

Category: Religion

Page: 472

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"A collection of three hundred koans compiled by Eihei Dogen, the thirteenth-century founder of Soto Zen in Japan, this book presents readers with a uniquely contemporary perspective on his profound teachings and their relevance for modern Western practitioners of Zen. Following the traditional format for koan collections, John Daido Loori Roshi, an American Zen master, has added his own commentary and accompanying verse for each of Dogen's koans. Zen students and scholars will find The True Dharma Eye to be a source of deep insight into the mind of one of the world's greatest religious thinkers, as well as the practice of koan study itself."--Publisher's website.
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Holy Places of the Buddha

Holy Places of the Buddha

To the left of the road leading east to Chathā Hill and the Vulture Peak is a fenced
site with stone foundations said to be the site of Jīvaka ' s Mango Grove . Jīvaka ,
son of King Bimbisāra , was Ajātaśatru ' s half - brother and a skilled physician ...

Author: Dharma Publishing

Publisher: Dharma Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017030839

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 481

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An illustrated guide to the eight holy places of the Buddha - Lumbini, Bodh Gaya, Sarnath, Kushinagara, Shravasti, Samkashya, and Vaishali - and the six Dharma regions of the Sotuh Asian subcobntinent.
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All the Year Round

All the Year Round

But On the bank of the river Bhagirathi , on the day by day he caught young birds
, and brought mountain called Vulture Peak , there grew a them into his lodgings
to devour them . The lalarge wave - leaf fig - tree . In the hollow trunk of menting ...

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ISBN: OXFORD:555074545

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Light of Liberation

Light of Liberation

Within a few years , the Sangha had established a number of other vihāras in the
vicinity of Rājagļha , including one located on the summit of Grdhrakūța , the
Vulture Peak . Named both for its unusual shape and for the vultures that
inhabited ...

Author: Tarthang Tulku

Publisher: Dharma Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015032811880

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 446

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Selected articles introduce the Vajrayana through essays on the Nyingma lineage and 14 translations of short works by Nyingma masters. Ten articles by Tarthang Tulku relate the teacdhings to modern life.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit