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The Analects of Confucius
The Analects of Confucius
Paperback      ISBN: 0393316998
"This is the Confucius translation for our time."-Jonathan Mirsky, The Times [London]
Four Huts: Asian Writings on the Simple Life
Four Huts
Asian Writings on the Simple Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1570629463
The short works collected in Four Huts give voice to one of the most treasured aesthetic and spiritual ideals of Asia—that of a simple life lived in a simple dwelling. The texts were written between the ninth and the seventeenth centuries and convey each author's underlying sense of the world and what is to be valued in it. Four Huts presents original translations by Burton Watson—one of the most respected translators of Chinese and Japanese literature. The qualities that emerge from these writings are an awareness of impermanence, love of nature, fondness for poetry and music, and an appreciation of the quiet life. Four Huts features eleven brush paintings by artist Stephen Addiss.
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.
Bushido: The Way of the Samurai
The Way of the Samurai
Paperback      ISBN: 0757000266
In eighteenth-century Japan, Tsunetomo Yamamoto created the Hagakure, a document that served as the basis for samurai warrior behavior. Its guiding principles greatly influenced the Japanese ruling class and shaped the underlying character of the Japanese psyche, from businessmen to soldiers. Bushido is the first English translation of this work. It provides a powerful message aimed at the mind and spirit of the samurai warrior. With Bushido, one can better put into perspective Japan’s historical path.
Tao Te Ching
Tao Te Ching
by Laozi
Paperback      ISBN: 1582431825
A poetically elegant translation of the most important text in Chinese spirituality and one of the most influential spiritual texts in human history reveals surprisingly new dimensions of profound environmental and feminist thought. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eastern Philosophy
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 Essential Confucius: The Heart of Confucius' Teachings in Authentic I Ching Order
The Essential Confucius
The Heart of Confucius' Teachings in Authentic I Ching Order
Paperback      ISBN: 0062502158
Gathers selections from the Analects of Confucius grouped by subject following the order of the I Ching
Am I A Hindu?/the Hinduism Primer
Am I A Hindu?/the Hinduism Primer
Paperback      ISBN: 1879904063
The question and answer format of this book provides an overview of the Hindu religion for those practicing the religion and those interested in learning about it
Paperback      ISBN: 0895267152
Haunted by tragic secrets, Sensei slowly opens up to his young disciple, confessing indiscretions from his own student days that have left him reeling with guilt.