Asian Religions, Miscellaneous
The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Buddhism
Paperback ISBN: 002864459x
You’re no idiot, of course. You know many people have turned to Buddhism as an alternative to organized religion—but you’re mistaken if you believe that all Buddhists live a monklike existence. Don’t wait until your next life to experience Zen! The Pocket Idiot’s Guide™ to Buddhism reveals the essence of Buddhist thought from its inception in the Far East to its growing devotees in the West. In this Pocket Idiot’s Guide™, you get: --The life of Siddhartha—better known as the Buddha—the founder of Buddhism. --The basic Buddhist belief system, including the Three Marks of Existence, the Four Noble Truths, and the Eightfold Path. --Fully explained concepts such as Zen, karma, dharma, and sutras. --The history of the various Buddhist sects and their important influence.
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.
The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali
A New Translation With Commentary
Paperback ISBN: 1590300238
An accessible new edition of the classic yogic Sanskrit text, accompanied by extensive commentary, guides the reader on the path to using the mind to overcome suffering. Original. 15,000 first printing.
The Kama Sutra of Vatsayana
The Classic Hindu Treatise on Love and Social Conduct
Paperback ISBN: 014019360x
The 1964 publication of Sir Richard Burton's translation marked the first wide appearance in English of the Kama Sutra and was celebrated as a literary event of highest importance. As vital to an understanding of ancient Indian civilization as the works of Plato and Aristotle are to the West, the Kama Sutra has endured for 1,700 years as an indisputable classic of world literature. Written with frankness and unassuming candor, the Kama Sutra remains one of the most readable and enjoyable of all the classics of antiquity. A work of philosophy, psychology, sociology, Hindu dogma, scientific inquiry, and sexology, the Kama Sutra's importance is so great that it has at the same time both affected Indian civilization and remained an indispensable key to understanding it.