Page 26. " The Buddha, the Godhead "
Sitting Buddha
Creative Commons AttributionSitting Buddha - Credit: Ermie and Katy Newton Lawley
Buddha means 'the awakened one'. Buddhists claim that Enlightenment comes from good practice, including meditation. One of the principles of practising Buddhism is a lack of reaction to events, coupled with an awareness of one's emotions: a principle of indifference rather than carelessness. 
Page 46. " A copy of Thoreau's Walden "

First published in 1854, Thoreau's Walden deals with themes of isolation from society, self-sufficiency and solitude as experienced by the writer himself. His was not a totally hermit-like experience, however, as he remained in touch with family and friends when he withdrew to a cottage on the outskirts of town.

The book deals with Thoreau's observations on society, classical literature, bean cultivation and conformity. It is normally associated with the American Transcendentalist movement of the Nineteenth Century, and with the works of contemporaries such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman.