Asian Religions, Miscellaneous
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.
The Pleasantries of the Incredible Mulla Nasrudin
Paperback ISBN: 014019357x
The appeal of Nasrudin is as universal and timeless as the truths he illustrates. This delightful collection of teaching stories in which Mulla Nasrudin is the main actor is both an outstanding anthology of humor and a book of Sufi wisdom. Here are stories by the Sufi masters Rumi, Jami, and Attar, plus others collected by Idries Shah from the Persian, Afghan, Turkish, and Arabic cultures.
Zen Meditation in Plain English
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0861713168
Written in a warm and easily accessible style, the book appeals to anyone with an interest in meditation, Zen, or, as is often the case today, a combination of the two. Zen Meditation in Plain English emphasizes the importance of receiving good instruction and of finding groups to practice with, yet it lays out the necessary steps to practice Zen meditation on your own. The book includes easily followed exercises to help the reader along. An excellent, practical introduction, this book represents the culmination of the search for a clear and insightful path into the philosophy and practice of Zen meditation
Eastern and Western Approaches to Personal Growth
Paperback ISBN: 1570627436
A simple yet comprehensive guide to the types of psychologies and therapies available from Eastern and Western sources. Each chapter includes a specific exercise designed to help the reader understand the nature and practice of the specific therapies. Wilber presents an easy-to-use map of human consciousness against which the various therapies are introduced and explained. This edition includes a new preface.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
An Inquiry into Values
Paperback ISBN: 0060958324
A republication of the New Age classic blends ancient and Eastern philosophy and follows a man's cross-country motorcycle trip with his adolescent son during which they explore the pain, joy, and possibilities of life in the modern world. Original. of his former, uninstitutionalized self. Reprint.
The Blooming of a Lotus
Guided Meditation Exercises for Healing and Transformation
Paperback ISBN: 0807012378
A Buddhist teacher shares his principles and techniques of guided meditation, offering exercises that enhance joy in life, heal loneliness, and provide heightened awareness and insight
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.