Books in category Philosophy – Eastern

  • Bhagavadgita


    This edition offers the classic English verse translation by Sir Edwin Arnold (1832-1904), long admired for its evocation of the true feeling of the original poetry. Dover (1993) republication of a standard edition. Explanatory footnotes.

  • The Book of Tea

    The Book of Tea
    Kakuzo Okakura

    Minor classic of the Orient. Perhaps the most entertaining, most charming explanation and interpretation of traditional Japanese culture in terms of the tea ceremony. Introduction, notes by E. F. Bleiler.

  • Moral and Spiritual Cultivation in Japanese Neo Confucianism

    Moral and Spiritual Cultivation in Japanese Neo-Confucianism
    Mary Evelyn Tucker

  • A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought

    A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought
    Chad Hansen

    This ambitious book presents a new interpretation of Chinese thought guided both by a philosopher's sense of mystery and by a sound philosophical theory of meaning. That dual goal, Hansen argues, requires a unified translation theory.

  • ├ stliche Weisheitslehren

    ├ľstliche Weisheitslehren
    Peter Grieder

    Peter Grieder war ein begnadeter Kulturvermittler. Eine Schl├╝sselrolle bei seiner T├Ątigkeit nahm die Unterst├╝tzung einer Arbeit ├╝ber das Tibetische Totenbuch ein.

  • Philosophy in the Islamic World A Very Short Introduction

    Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction
    Peter Adamson

    Drawing on the most recent research in the field, this book challenges the assumption of the cultural decline of philosophy and science in the Islamic world by demonstrating its rich heritage and overlap with other faiths and philosophies.

  • Analects With Selections from Traditional Commentaries

    Analects: With Selections from Traditional Commentaries
    Confucius, Edward Slingerland

    This edition goes beyond others that largely leave readers to their own devices in understanding this cryptic work, by providing an entr├ęe into the text that parallels the traditional Chinese way of approaching it: alongside Slingerland's …

  • Philosophies of India

    Philosophies of India
    Heinrich Zimmer

    The volume is divided into four sections: The introduction places the position of the Buddhist Tantras within Mahayana Buddhism and recalls their early literary history, especially the Guhyasamahatantra; the section also covers Buddhist …

  • Action

    J. Krishnamurti

    He says, Surely true action comes from clarity. When the mind is very clear, unconfused, not contradictory within itself, then action inevitably follows from that clarity.

  • Journey Without Goal

    Journey Without Goal
    Chogyam Trungpa

    Based on the author's talks at Naropa University, this volume introduces the reader to the principles of tantra, based on the practice of meditation, which leads to the discovery of egolessness.

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