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Key Concepts in Eastern Philosophy
Key Concepts in Eastern Philosophy
Paperback      ISBN: 0415173639
Key Concepts in Eastern Philosophy provides an extensive glossary of the main terms and concepts used in Eastern philosophy. The book includes definitions of philosophical ideas linked to the national traditions of Persia, the Islamic world, Japan, Korea, India, China, Tibet, and including concepts from Zoroastrianism, Sufism, Confucianism, Taoism, Hinduism, Islam, Shintoism, and Buddhism. Each entry includes a guide for further reading and critical analysis, is cross-referenced with associated concepts and is in easy-to-use A-Z format.
Making Friends With Death: A Buddhist Guide to Encountering Mortality
Making Friends With Death
A Buddhist Guide to Encountering Mortality
Paperback      ISBN: 1570623325
Uses Buddhist principles and religious doctrines to explain how to accept death and view it as a natural aspect of life.
Can Humanity Change?: J. Krishnamurti in Dialogue With Buddhists
Can Humanity Change?
J. Krishnamurti in Dialogue With Buddhists
Paperback      ISBN: 1590300726
Many have considered Buddhism to be the religion closest in spirit to J. Krishnamurti's spiritual teaching—even though the great teacher was famous for urging students to seek truth outside organized religion. This record of a historic encounter between Krishnamurti and a group of Buddhist scholars provides a unique opportunity to see what the great teacher had to say himself about Buddhist teachings. The conversations, which took place in London in the late 1970s, focused on human consciousness and its potential for transformation. Participants include Walpola Rahula, the renowned Sri Lankan Buddhist monk and scholar, author of the classic introductory text What the Buddha Taught.
The Goddess of India: The 5 Faces of the Eternal Feminine
The Goddess of India
The 5 Faces of the Eternal Feminine
Paperback      ISBN: 0892818077
Exploring mysteries of gender and biology and shedding light on the roots of taboos and traditions still practiced in India today, Pattanaik shows how mortal woman can be both worshipped and feared as she embodies the image of the Mother Goddess.
The Heart of Awareness: A Translation of the Ashtavakra Gita
The Heart of Awareness
A Translation of the Ashtavakra Gita
Paperback      ISBN: 1570628971
The Ashtavakra Gita conveys with beauty and simplicity the essential teachings of Advaita Vedanta, the most influential of the Hindu philosophical systems. Composed by an anonymous master of the school of the great sage Shankara, it is a book of practical advice for seekers of wisdom as well as an ecstatic expression of the experience of enlightenment. In this simple, aphoristic version, the translator conveys the clarity and lyricism of the Sanskrit original with fluency and precision.
The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
The Book
On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
Paperback      ISBN: 0679723005
Drawing upon ancient Hindu philosophy, the author explores the human psyche and the importance of personal identity
The Analects of Confucius
The Analects of Confucius
Paperback      ISBN: 0393316998
"This is the Confucius translation for our time."-Jonathan Mirsky, The Times [London]
A Heart As Wide As the World: Stories on the Path of Lovingkindness
A Heart As Wide As the World
Stories on the Path of Lovingkindness
Paperback      ISBN: 1570624283
A book by a popular Buddhist teacher offers genuine aid and comfort for anyone on the spiritual path, discussing the inevitable ups and downs of meditation practice, the cultivation of wisdom and compassion, and how to incorporate the benefits of meditation into our lives. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Death Beginning or End: Methods for Immortality
Death Beginning or End
Methods for Immortality
Paperback      ISBN: 1567184766
Discusses the history of death rituals in various cultures and provides exercises in Hindu meditation to gain a greater understanding of life and death
Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation
Bhagavad Gita
A New Translation
Paperback      ISBN: 0609810340
Dialogue between the warrior, Arjuna, and his charioteer, the god Krishna, discusses the purpose of war, the importance of duty, and the spiritual nature of existence, in a new translation of this ancient Hindu poem that forms one section of the epic Mahabharata. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.