Best guide to eastern philosophy and religion

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The Best Guide to Eastern Philosophy and Religion by Diane Morgan

The Best Guide to Eastern Philosophy & Religion provides a thorough discussion of the most widely practices belief systems of the East. Author Diane Morgan understands how to direct the materialistic, linear way of Western thinking toward a comprehension of the cyclical, metaphysical essence of Eastern philosophy. With an emphasis on the tenets and customs that Wester seekers find most compelling, this text is accessible to the novice yet sophisticated enough for the experienced reader.
Inside, youll find complete coverage of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism, as well as the less-widely practiced faiths of Shintoism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Zoroastrainism. Learn the fundamentals of the tantric path to liberation and the relationship between sex and seeking. Discover the true meaning of Feng Shui, the philosophical underpinnings of Hatha Yoga and Taoist connection to the martial art of Tai chi chuan. And if youve ever wondered: what is the sound of one hand clapping?. this book will get you started on finding that answer.
The Eastern traditions, with their emphasis on harmony and oneness, have much to offer us in our hectic, demanding lives. For a comprehensive, entertaining exploration of the beliefs of Asia, The Best Guide to Eastern Philosophy & Religion is the essential manual for the seeker in all of us.
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In just a few easy steps below, you can become an online reviewer. You'll be able to make changes before you submit your review. Good "Comparative Religion " type guide From Amazon This is certainly a notch or two above what one would expect to find in a "Dummies" or an "Idiot's" guide. Diane Morgan, who teaches philosophy and religion at Wilson and Frederick Community College in Pennsylvania, has a light touch that sometimes drifts into something close to irreverence, which might offend some sensitive readers, although the Zen Buddhist part of me found it agreeable. For example, Morgan writes about Milarepa "an important character in the development of the Kagyupa school of Tibetan Buddhism" who, during an ascetic period of his life before he began imbibing ambrosia , lived on nettle soup "which turned his skin completely green.

Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism, as well as the less-widely practiced faiths of Shintoism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Zoroastrianism. Learn the fundamentals of the tantric path to liberation and the relationship between sex and seeking. Discover the true meaning of Feng Shui, the philosophical underpinnings of Hatha Yoga and Taoist connection to the martial art of Tai chi chuan. And if you've ever wondered: what is the sound of one hand clapping? The Eastern traditions, with their emphasis on harmony and oneness, have much to offer us in our hectic, demanding lives.

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Author Diane Morgan understands how to direct the materialistic, linear way of Western thinking toward a comprehension of the cyclical, metaphysical essence of Eastern philosophy. With an emphasis on the tenets and customs that Western seekers find most compelling, this text is accessible to the novice yet sophisticated enough for the experienced reader. Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism, as well as the less-widely practiced faiths of Shintoism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Zoroastrianism. Learn the fundamentals of the tantric path to liberation and the relationship between sex and seeking. Discover the true meaning of Feng Shui, the philosophical underpinnings of Hatha Yoga and Taoist connection to the martial art of Tai chi chuan.

Defining Hinduism is difficult. One source I consulted passed the buck by saying that Hinduism is a religion practiced by Indians who aren't Muslim, Buddhist, Jain, Sikh, or Christian. To complicate matters even further, Hinduism varies greatly from place to place. A Hindu from Bali practices a very different sort of Hinduism than do Hindus from India, and Hindu customs in northern India differ markedly from those in the south. Hinduism isn't named after a founder like Christianity, Buddhism, or Confucianism. It doesn't assign itself a name intended to describe what its adherents believe about it, like Islam, which means "surrender," or "Catholic," which means "universal. Just as Judaism is the religion of the Jews, so Hinduism is the religion of the Hindus.

Vedic philosophy. Daoism Persons. Hundred Schools of Thought. Eastern philosophy or Asian philosophy includes the various philosophies that originated in East and South Asia including Chinese philosophy , Japanese philosophy , and Korean philosophy which are dominant in East Asia and Vietnam, [1] and Indian philosophy including Buddhist philosophy which are dominant in South Asia , Southeast Asia , Tibet and Mongolia. Jainism may have roots dating back to the times of the Indus Valley Civilization. These religio-philosophical traditions were later grouped under the label Hinduism. Hinduism is the dominant religion, or way of life, [note 1] in South Asia.

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  1. Author Diane Morgan understands how to direct the materialistic, linear way of Western thinking toward a comprehension of the cyclical, metaphysical essence of Eastern philosophy.

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