Asian Religions, Miscellaneous
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eastern Philosophy
Paperback ISBN: 0028638204
You're no idiot, of course. You know Eastern philosophy encompasses many countries and concepts, but when it comes to breaking down the basics—to discuss with others or for your own enlightenment—you can't tell Confucius from Krishna. Don't nix nirvana just yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Eastern Philosophy is an extensive, reader-friendly guide that maps out the terrain along the various paths of knowledge. In this Complete Idiot's Guide®, you get: - - - -
The Indian Art of Placement : Design and Decorate Homes to Reflect Eternal Spiritual Principles
Paperback ISBN: 0892818859
The first book in English on the Hindu precursor to feng shui. â€¢ Allows readers to design homes that conform to eternal spiritual principles. â€¢ Offers suggestions to rectify existing buildings with inauspicious energy. The subtle art of energy management for prosperity, good health, and calm mind has been introduced to the West through feng shui. Until now the ancient practice of vaastu, the Hindu art of environmental design, has been relatively unknown. Born of the movement of forces within the trinity of the great Hindu gods--Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva--vaastu is the human expression of life's impulse to harmonize itself with the cosmos. The great culture at Harrapa, in 3000 b.c., applied vaastu to create cities at a level of sophistication that would only be reached again in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Housed in a library in north India, the codified tenets of vaastu were destroyed in medieval times by successive invaders into the country; however, the art of vaastu remained alive, through oral tradition and buried deep within other treatises. The rediscovery of these texts in the 1930s has led to a modern revival of this art in India--brought to Western readers for the first time in Vaastu: The Indian Art of Placement. Vaastu elucidates principles that orient and plan each element of a structure, both the big picture and the small details. A building's site, ground plan, shape, and orientation are all-important considerations, as are soil quality, window placement, and construction materials. The affinities of household items--the telephone, computer, bath--with the five elements of nature, and thus their ideal placement within the structure, are also described. Guidelines for modifying existing buildings help the reader apply the vaastu principles in a practical manner. Vaastu: The Indian Art of Placement will assist in creating personal environments that promote peace, harmony, and health.
The Bhagavad Gita
Paperback ISBN: 0375705554
Dialogue between the warrior, Arjuna, and his charioteer, the god Krishna, covers the purpose of war, the importance of duty, and the spiritual nature of existence, in this ancient Hindu poem that forms one section of the epic Mahabharata. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Zen Master Class
A Course in Zen Wisdom from Traditional Masters
Paperback ISBN: 0835608182
Learn from the original Zen Masters of China and Japan in this journey through the history and evolution of Zen Buddhism. From the Indian monk Bodhidharma, who traveld alone to China and changed the Buddhist world, to the Japanese Master Ryokan, whose elegant poetry, simplicity, and kindness represent all that is beautiful in Zen, this Master Class offers heartening stories, insightful teachings, and practical lessons for incorporating the original Masters' teachings into our daily lives.
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 Tantric Dakini Oracle
Paperback ISBN: 0892811374
The Tantric Dakini Oracle is a system of divination based on the 64 Dakinis, ancient symbolic representatives of the female intuitive wisdom. This boxed set of The Secret Dakini Oracle book and a 65-card divination deck are based on the mystical teachings of the Tantric tradition. Contains 22 Major Arcana and 40 Minor Arcana.
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.