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  • Buddhist Mahayana Textsby E. B. Cowell; Francis A. Davis

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 29.95

    Basic documents in Mahayana Buddhism, highly important in history of religions. The Buddha-karita of Asvaghosha, Larger Sukhavativyuha, more. more...

  • The Ramayana and Mahabharata Condensed into English Verseby Romesh C. Dutt

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Two great epics of the ancient Hindus offer a realistic image of Indian civilization and culture of India 3,000 years ago: 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. more...

  • The Upanishads, Part IIby F. Max Müller

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    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: Chandogya, Kena, Aitareya, Kaushitaki, Isa, Katha, Mundaka, Taittiriyaka, Brhadaranyaka, Svetasvatara, Prasna, Maitriyana. Fully annotated with a 160-page introduction and analysis... more...

  • Buddhismby Edward Conze

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Based on a series of Oxford lectures delivered by a well-known Buddhist scholar, this volume covers the entire range of Buddhist thought. It introduces Buddhism as both religion and philosophy, discusses its common ground with other faiths throughout the world, contrasts monastic and popular Buddhism, and defines old and new schools of thought. more...

  • Initiations and Initiates in Tibetby Alexandra David-Neel

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    Noted authority discusses mystic rites and doctrines, methods of psychic training among lamas, magicians, yogis, and more. Covered are various kinds of initiations and their aims, role of the spiritual guide and choice of a master, oral instruction, spiritual exercises, "gymnastics" of respiration, many other aspects of Tibetan religious practice.... more...

  • The Wisdom of Confuciusby Philosophical Library

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2010; US$ 7.99

      Hundreds of sage observations from China?s most revered scholar   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...

  • Sword and Psycheby M.J. Sullivan

    Double Dragon Publishing 2001; US$ 5.99

    The book includes the Hachi Genri, Seiho Gendai Budo Nyumon, (Eight Principles, Seiho's Introduction to Modern Budo); Sword and Psyche: Religious Influences on the Psychology of Japanese Swordsmanship; the names and kanji of the waza of Eishin-ryu iai, with commentary on each; a collection of short articles on related subjects; a list of all Japanese... more...

  • The Book of Teaby Okakura Kakuzo

    Double Dragon Publishing 2001; US$ 5.99

    Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage. In China, in the eighth century, it entered the realm of poetry as one of the polite amusements. The fifteenth century saw Japan ennoble it into a religion of aestheticism--Teaism. Teaism is a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence. It inculcates... more...

  • Tao Te Chingby Stephen Mitchell

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.36

    Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, is the classic manual on the art of living and one of the wonders of the world. In eighty-one brief chapters, the Tao Te Ching llods at the basic predicatment of being alive and gives advice that imparts balance and perspective, a serene and generous spirit. This book is about wisdom in action. It teaches... more...

  • Miki Kiyoshi 1897-1945by Susan Townsend

    BRILL 2009; US$ 144.00

    This biography draws upon a range of autobiographical sources and new methods of narrative interpretation in order to discover what lies behind the ideas and motivations of Miki Kiyoshi, one of the best-known and most controversial Japanese philosphers of the 1920s and 30s. more...