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Eastern Philosophy for Beginners
     

Eastern Philosophy for Beginners

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by Jim Powell
 

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ISBN-10: 1934389072

ISBN-13: 2901934389071

Pub. Date: 08/21/2007

Publisher: For Beginners

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 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

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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 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 accessible 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 Dali Lama or Pantajal – 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 a beautiful and insightful overview.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901934389071
Publisher:
For Beginners
Publication date:
08/21/2007
Series:
For Beginners
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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Eastern Philosophy for Beginners 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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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.