Products in Eastern Philosophy and Religion
|Magic and Mystery in Tibet |
by Madame Alexandra David-Neel
A practicing Buddhist and Oriental linguist recounts supernatural events she witnessed in Tibet during the 1920s. Intelligent and witty, she describes the fantastic effects of meditation and shamanic magic — levitation, telepathy, more. 32 photographs.
|The Mystery-Religions |
by S. Angus
Classic study explores the Eleusinian mysteries of ancient Greece; Asiatic cults of Cybele, the Magna Mater, and Attis; Dionysian groups; Orphics; Egyptian devotees of Isis and Osiris; Mithraism; and others.
|Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist |
by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki
A distinguished scholar contrasts mystic qualities of Christianity and Buddhism, explicating views of both on infinity, eternity, and transmigration of souls. Includes excerpts from letters of Rennyo Shonin and journals of Saichi.
|Non-Violent Resistance |
by M. K. Gandhi
Fine explanation of civil disobedience shows how great pacifist used non-violent philosophy to lead India to independence. Self-discipline, fasting, social boycotts, strikes, other techniques.
|Outlines of Chinese Symbolism and Art Motives |
by C. A. S. Williams
This standard reference, long familiar to students of Chinese culture, emphasizes the historical, legendary, or supernatural persons, animals, and objects as symbols in art and literature. 402 illustrations.
|The Principal Upanishads |
by Swami Nikhilananda
Comprising the major Upanishads, this faithful translation provides the convenience of a single-volume edition, featuring a comprehensive glossary that lists a variety of meanings for each word, italicizing those especially pertinent to the texts.
|The Ramayana and Mahabharata Condensed into English Verse |
by Romesh C. Dutt
Two great epics of the ancient Hindus: the Ramayana, recounting the adventures of a banished prince, and the Mahabharata, based on the legends surrounding a war. Condensed version features selections linked with short notes.
|The Saktas: An Introductory and Comparative Study |
by Ernest A. Payne
Cogent study sheds much light on Hindu sect often connected with the most debased practices of Hinduism. Outlines practices, investigates origins of cult's beliefs, causes of its popularity, more.
|Stories of the Buddha: Being Selections from the Jataka |
by Caroline A. F. Rhys Davids
One of the most important texts in the literature of Buddhism, containing 47 stories celebrating the previous lives of the Buddha, each offering fascinating insights into the mind and heart of Buddhism.
|Tao Te Ching |
by Lao Tze
An integral part of Chinese thought for more than 2,000 years, the Tao Te Ching teaches individual peace and harmony through meditation. One of the most influential books in history.
|Teachings and Practice of Tibetan Tantra |
by Garma C. C. Chang, John C. Wilson
Concise guide describes the art of spiritualizing one's sexuality and offers efficient methods for transmuting fear and attachment into love and universal power. Step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to perform traditional yoga exercises.
|The Texts of Taoism, Part I |
by James Legge
Volume 1 of sacred writings reveal Tao, the way — the key to living an obstacle-free life. Based on wu-wei, taking no unnatural action, it would make individual existence like the flow of water.
|The Texts of Taoism, Part II |
by James Legge
Volume 2 of sacred writings reveal Tao, the way — the key to living an obstacle-free life. Based on wu-wei, taking no unnatural action, it would make individual existence like the flow of water.
|The Theory and Practice of the Mandala |
by Giuseppe Tucci
Leading authority examines mandala theory, tells how it's used, considers its doctrinal basis, its use as a means of reintegration, its symbolism, its liturgy, more.
|The Upanishads, Part II |
by F. Max Müller
Volume 2 of the definitive, scholarly English translation of one of the great religious and philosophical classics of the East. Included are the 12 classical upanishads. Fully annotated with a 160-page introduction.
|What Is Feng-Shui?: The Classic Nineteenth-Century Interpretation |
by Ernest J. Eitel
Promising peace and prosperity, feng-shui promotes living in harmony with the landscape. This original and definitive guide introduces the principled but highly flexible code that can be applied to houses, apartments, and commercial spaces.
|The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi |
by Mohandas Gandhi, Homer A. Jack
This selection of brief and incisive quotations range from religion and theology, personal and social ethics, service, and international and political affairs, to Gandhi's most original concept, satyagraha — group nonviolent direct action.
|The Works of Mencius |
by James Legge
Full Chinese text, English translation on same page; editor's, Chinese commentators' annotations; dictionary of Chinese characters at rear. The Second Master in the Confucian tradition, in finest edition.
|The World's Great Religions: An Anthology of Sacred Texts |
by Selwyn Gurney Champion, Dorothy Short
Concise volume introduces eleven "living" religions of the world — Hinduism, Shintoism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Taoism, Confucianism, Jainism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Sikhism — in simple terms and without bias.