Eastern Philosophy for Beginners

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The spiritual rewards and intellectual challenges of Eastern philosophy are revealed in this visually stunning book, illustrated by Joe Lee and with 19th-century engravings. Eastern philosophy is not only an intellectual pursuit, but one that involves one’s entire being. Much of it is so deeply entwined with the non-intellectual art of meditation, that the two are impossible to separate. In this survey of the major philosophies of India, China, Tibet and Japan, Jim Powell draws upon his knowledge of Sanskrit and ...

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Overview

The spiritual rewards and intellectual challenges of Eastern philosophy are revealed in this visually stunning book, illustrated by Joe Lee and with 19th-century engravings. Eastern philosophy is not only an intellectual pursuit, but one that involves one’s entire being. Much of it is so deeply entwined with the non-intellectual art of meditation, that the two are impossible to separate. In this survey of the major philosophies of India, China, Tibet and Japan, Jim Powell draws upon his knowledge of Sanskrit and Chinese, as well as decades of meditation. Whether tackling Buddha, Confucius, Lao Tzu, Dogen, the Dalai Lama or Patanjal–Powell’s insights are deeply illuminating. All the major philosophies of India, China, Tibet and Japan are explained and everyone, from beginner to expert, will find Eastern Philosophy For Beginners an insightful overview.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781934389072
  • Publisher: For Beginners
  • Publication date: 8/21/2007
  • Series: For Beginners
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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Jim Powell lives in Santa Barbara, California where he enjoys surfing, writing, playing piano and painting.  His other books include Mandalas: The Dynamics of Vedic Symbolism, Energy and Eros, The Tao of Symbols, Deconstruction For Beginners, Derrida For Beginners, and Postmodernism For Beginners. Jim has a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies with an emphasis on Sanskrit and Indology. His thesis was on Vedic mythology. He also holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2000

    Insightful and Descriptive

    This introduction to Eastern Philosophy, narrated by Alice (in Wonderland) and the Hookah-smoking Caterpillar is fun and intelligently written. Though I have a background in the study of religions, I found someting I did not know in amlost every section. Powell's descriptive passages are also quite nice. Powell, also the author of Derrida for Beginners as well as Postmodernism for Beginners, brings to to all his work the ability to clarify abstruse subjects in a humorous way.

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