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The best guide to eastern philosophy and religion /

by Morgan, Diane.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Renaissance Books : c2001Edition: 1st ed.Description: 348 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 1580631975; 9781580631976.Other Title: Best guide to eastern philosophy & religion.Subject(s): Philosophy, Asian | Hinduism -- History | Buddhism -- History | Confucianism | Taoism -- History | Asia -- Religion
Contents:
Introduction -- Part 1: Hinduism-luminous self -- chapter 1: Landscape, people, faith -- Chapter 2: Aryan, vedic religious tradition -- Chapter 3: Raja marga-path of mental, physical discipline -- Chapter 4: Karma marga-path of work action -- Chapter 5: Jnana marga-path of knowledge -- Chapter 6: Bhakti marga-path of devotion -- Part 2: Buddhism - compassionate wisdom -- Chapter 7: Life, teachings of buddha -- Chapter 8: Buddhist metaphysical concepts -- Chapter 9: Theravada Buddhism-way of elders -- Chapter 10: Mahayana Buddism-great vehicle -- Chapter 11: Tibetan buddism-way of thunderbolt -- Chapter 12: Zen, other Japanese schools -- Part 3: Confucianism-power of virtue -- Chapter 13: Essential Chinese religious concepts -- Chapter 14: Life of Confucius, master teacher -- Chapter 15: Confucian values -- Chapter 16: Confucianism through the ages -- Part 4: Taoism-transformation -- Chapter 17: Lao Tzu, tao te ching -- Chapter 18: Philosophy of Tao -- Chapter 19:Rreligious taoism -- Chapter 20: Taoism today -- Part 5: Roads less traveled -- Chapter 21: Jainism-cult of non-violence -- Chapter 22: Tantra-forbidden treasure -- Chapter 23: Zoroastrianism-religion of joy -- Chapter 24: Sikhism-lion, sword -- Chapter 25: Shinto-sacred ceremony -- Glossary -- Index
Summary: Provides an overview of Eastern religious beliefs and rituals, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and examines the meaning and influence of Eastern thought and practices in Western culture
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Includes bibliographical references and index

Introduction -- Part 1: Hinduism-luminous self -- chapter 1: Landscape, people, faith -- Chapter 2: Aryan, vedic religious tradition -- Chapter 3: Raja marga-path of mental, physical discipline -- Chapter 4: Karma marga-path of work action -- Chapter 5: Jnana marga-path of knowledge -- Chapter 6: Bhakti marga-path of devotion -- Part 2: Buddhism - compassionate wisdom -- Chapter 7: Life, teachings of buddha -- Chapter 8: Buddhist metaphysical concepts -- Chapter 9: Theravada Buddhism-way of elders -- Chapter 10: Mahayana Buddism-great vehicle -- Chapter 11: Tibetan buddism-way of thunderbolt -- Chapter 12: Zen, other Japanese schools -- Part 3: Confucianism-power of virtue -- Chapter 13: Essential Chinese religious concepts -- Chapter 14: Life of Confucius, master teacher -- Chapter 15: Confucian values -- Chapter 16: Confucianism through the ages -- Part 4: Taoism-transformation -- Chapter 17: Lao Tzu, tao te ching -- Chapter 18: Philosophy of Tao -- Chapter 19:Rreligious taoism -- Chapter 20: Taoism today -- Part 5: Roads less traveled -- Chapter 21: Jainism-cult of non-violence -- Chapter 22: Tantra-forbidden treasure -- Chapter 23: Zoroastrianism-religion of joy -- Chapter 24: Sikhism-lion, sword -- Chapter 25: Shinto-sacred ceremony -- Glossary -- Index

Provides an overview of Eastern religious beliefs and rituals, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and examines the meaning and influence of Eastern thought and practices in Western culture

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