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  • 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...

  • Non-Violent Resistanceby M. K. Gandhi

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    This volume focuses on Gandhi's vision of Satyagraha, whereby one appeals to reason and conscience and puts an end to evil by converting the evil-doer. The book begins with an explanation of Satyagraha and proceeds with detailed discussions of the self-training and courage necessary for Satyagraha. more...

  • Buddhist Meditationby Edward Conze

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    As prayer is to the Christian life, so meditation is the very heart of Buddhist life. This introduction explains the meaning and purpose of meditation. Its series of devotional exercises include instructions on maintaining mental and physical awareness during meditation, with advice on postures, breathing, repudiation of the sensory world, and more.... more...

  • The Book of Teaby Kakuzo Okakura

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 4.95

    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. "Provocative and entertaining, this edition is particularly pleasing in format." ? Guide to Asia Paperbacks . more...

  • A Buddhist Readerby Henry Clarke Warren

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 21.95

    This much-cited scholarly anthology of key Theravada Buddhist documents originally appeared in 1896 as part of the renowned Harvard Oriental Series. An excellent, accessible presentation of the vast range of Pâli Buddhist literature, it was among the first English translations of the direct words of the Buddha. more...

  • Against Individualismby Jr. Henry Rosemont

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    Like a master musician?s rendering of a piece of great classical music, Rosemont?s lucid, comprehensive and convincing articulation of the relational, role-bearing person and its rich philosophical, social, political and religious implications is simply brilliant. It well showcases what is valuable both in the teachings of early Confucianism that... more...

  • Mensch und Tier vor dem König der Dschinnenby Ihwan; Giese; Giese

    Felix Meiner Verlag 1990; US$ 51.18

    Ein philosophisches Lehrstück aus der arabischen Literatur des Mittelalters, in dem der Anspruch des Menschen auf die Krone der Schöpfung thematisiert und sein Dasein schärfster Kritik unterzogen wird.   Reihe Philosophische Bibliothek - Band 433 more...

  • The Analectsby Confucius; Michael Nylan; Simon Leys

    W. W. Norton & Company 2014; US$ 9.24

    ?Leys has made Confucius speak English more persuasively than any translator to date. His achievement is one of simplicity. . . . Leys sees his task as making the Confucius of the Analects fully persuasive again. He does this brilliantly.? ?Stephen Owen, The New Republic 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...