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  • The Wisdom of Confuciusby Philosophical Library

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2010; US$ 7.99

    á Hundreds of sage observations from China?s most revered scholar á Teacher, politician, philosopher, and student, Confucius offered wisdom and aphorisms on a variety of topics that transcend borders and time. Whether considering his own life, human nature, or a society?s responsibilities, Confucius?s teachings emphasize personal and governmental... more...

  • Classics in Chinese Philosophyby Wade Baskin

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2014; US$ 14.99

    During the last century China has undergone more change than during any other period in its long and turbulent history. Roughly a quarter of the world?s population has been directly affected by the radical transformation that culminated in the establishment of the present Communist state?one which claims to have translated into reality the Confucian... more...

  • Magic and Mystery in Tibetby Madame Alexandra David-Neel

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Seeker, adventurer, pilgrim, and scholar, David-Neel (1868?1969) was the first European woman to explore the once-forbidden city of Lhasa. This memoir offers an objective account of the supernatural events she witnessed during the 1920s among the mystics and hermits of Tibet ? including levitation, telepathy, and the ability to walk on water. Includes... more...

  • Stories of the Buddhaby Caroline A. F. Rhys Davids

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 10.95

    One of the most important texts in the literature of Buddhism, this collection contains 47 stories that celebrate the previous lives of the Buddha, each offering fascinating insights into the mind and heart of Buddhism. Translated and edited by a distinguished Western scholar of Buddhism. more...

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjaliby Pata˝jali; James Haughton Woods

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    One of yoga's most important and influential works, this classic forms a keystone of Indian philosophical and religious thought. The eight-step path to Raja Yoga consists of restraint, observances, posture, breath control, sublimation, attention, concentration, and meditation. This volume contains complete sutras, along with a commentary by Veda-Vyasa... more...

  • Gandhiby Mohandas Gandhi; Alastair Duncan

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    This anthology of Gandhi's writings offers a revealing look at his life and philosophy, focusing on subjects of enduring interest ? rather than day-to-day political matters ? and the development of the philosophy of Satyagraha ? defense of and by the truth. This collection also features significant excerpts from the Mahatma's speeches, correspondence,... more...

  • The Theory and Practice of the Mandalaby Giuseppe Tucci

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    Examines theory and practice of the mandala and how it's used to express the infinite possibilities of the human subconscious. Individual chapters consider the doctrinal basis of the mandala, the mandala as a means of reintegration, the symbolism of the mandala and its various parts, the liturgy of the mandala, and more. more...

  • The Analectsby Confucius

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    In this excellent English translation of The Analects, or Sayings, of Confucius, readers will find a rich distillation of the timeless precepts of one of history's most influential teachers and social theorists. A Chinese philosopher who lived c. 551 to c. 479 B.C., Confucius originated and taught an ethical, socially oriented philosophy that... more...

  • Confucian Analects, The Great Learning & The Doctrine of the Meanby Confucius; James Legge

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 18.95

    Entire text of the Analects of Confucius in large, readable characters, and beneath this Legge's full translation, which has been accepted and the definitive, standard English version. Full chinese text, standard English translation on same page. Finest edition anywhere of one of world's finest thinkers. more...

  • The Texts of Taoism, Part Iby James Legge

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    Volume 1 of sacred writings of mystical Chinese religion 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 with no obstacles to impede. Famed Sinologist here offers standard English version of major Taoist writings. more...