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The Best Guide to Eastern Philosophy & Religion provides a thorough discussion of the most widely practices belief systems of the East. Author Diane Morgan understands how to direct the materialistic, linear way of Western thinking toward a comprehension of the cyclical, metaphysical essence of Eastern philosophy. With an emphasis on the tenets and customs that Wester seekers find most compelling, this text is accessible to the novice yet sophisticated enough for the ...
The Best Guide to Eastern Philosophy & Religion provides a thorough discussion of the most widely practices belief systems of the East. Author Diane Morgan understands how to direct the materialistic, linear way of Western thinking toward a comprehension of the cyclical, metaphysical essence of Eastern philosophy. With an emphasis on the tenets and customs that Wester seekers find most compelling, this text is accessible to the novice yet sophisticated enough for the experienced reader.
Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism, as well as the less-widely practiced faiths of Shintoism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Zoroastrainism. Learn the fundamentals of the tantric path to liberation and the relationship between sex and seeking. Discover the true meaning of Feng Shui, the philosophical underpinnings of Hatha Yoga and Taoist connection to the martial art of Tai chi chuan. And if you've ever wondered: what is the sound of one hand clapping?. this book will get you started on finding that answer.
The Eastern traditions, with their emphasis on harmony and oneness, have much to offer us in our hectic, demanding lives. For a comprehensive, entertaining exploration of the beliefs of Asia, The Best Guide to Eastern Philosophy & Religion is the essential manual for the seeker in all of us.
|Pt. 1||Hinduism - The Luminous Self||13|
|Ch. 1||A Landscape, a People, and a Faith||15|
|Ch. 2||Aryan and Vedic Religious Tradition||23|
|Ch. 3||Raja Marga - The Path of Mental and Physical Discipline||41|
|Ch. 4||Karma Marga - The Path of Work and Action||47|
|Ch. 5||Jnana Marga - The Path of Knowledge||59|
|Ch. 6||Bhakti Marga - The Path of Devotion||71|
|Pt. 2||Buddhism - Compassionate Wisdom||97|
|Ch. 7||The Life and Teachings of Buddha||99|
|Ch. 8||Buddhist Metaphysical Concepts||119|
|Ch. 9||Theravada Buddhism - The Way of the Elders||125|
|Ch. 10||Mahayana Buddhism - The Great Vehicle||133|
|Ch. 11||Tibetan Buddhism - The Way of the Thunderbolt||145|
|Ch. 12||Zen and Other Japanese Schools||159|
|Pt. 3||Confucianism - The Power of Virtue||177|
|Ch. 13||Essential Chinese Religious Concepts||179|
|Ch. 14||The Life of Confucius, the Master Teacher||189|
|Ch. 15||Confucian Values||197|
|Ch. 16||Confucianism Through the Ages||211|
|Pt. 4||Taoism - The Transformation||221|
|Ch. 17||Lao Tzu and the Tao Te Ching||223|
|Ch. 18||The Philosophy of Tao||233|
|Ch. 19||Religious Taoism||241|
|Ch. 20||Taoism Today||255|
|Pt. 5||Roads Less Traveled||259|
|Ch. 21||Jainism - The Cult of Non-Violence||261|
|Ch. 22||Tantra - The Forbidden Treasure||277|
|Ch. 23||Zoroastrianism - The Religion of Joy||293|
|Ch. 24||Sikhism - The Lion and the Sword||305|
|Ch. 25||Shinto - The Sacred Ceremony||317|
Posted July 18, 2002
This amazingly well written book by Diane MOrgan is a gateway into learning the major Eastern religions. Packed with both the dogma and the information behind it, Diane expresses them all with equal clarity. Well written, humorous, and deeply informational, this book is sure to appeal to Taoists and Christians alikeWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 10, 2009
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