The Best Guide to Eastern Philosophy and Religion

Diane Morgan

St. Martin's Griffin

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The Best Guide to Eastern Philosophy & Religion provides a thorough discussion of the most widely practices belief systems of the East. Author Diane Morgan understands how to direct the materialistic, linear way of Western thinking toward a comprehension of the cyclical, metaphysical essence of Eastern philosophy. With an emphasis on the tenets and customs that Wester seekers find most compelling, this text is accessible to the novice yet sophisticated enough for the experienced reader.

Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism, as well as the less-widely practiced faiths of Shintoism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Zoroastrainism. Learn the fundamentals of the tantric path to liberation and the relationship between sex and seeking. Discover the true meaning of Feng Shui, the philosophical underpinnings of Hatha Yoga and Taoist connection to the martial art of Tai chi chuan. And if you've ever wondered: what is the sound of one hand clapping?. this book will get you started on finding that answer.
The Eastern traditions, with their emphasis on harmony and oneness, have much to offer us in our hectic, demanding lives. For a comprehensive, entertaining exploration of the beliefs of Asia, The Best Guide to Eastern Philosophy & Religion is the essential manual for the seeker in all of us.

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"This book aims to explain simply the origins, practices and philosophy of Eastern religions. The author teaches religion and philosophy at a community college, and she has a good sense of the text mechanisms that less sophisticated readers might need to help them read such a book. The wide margins of the text add chapter guides, highlights and reviews . . . Morgan writes in a breezy, casual style that is quite accessible . . . Major topics include Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism, with each major focus broken up into five or six chapters. A last part more quickly explores 'roads less traveled,' such as Jainism, Shinto and Tantra (the author handles sex here with a beguiling modesty and forthrightness). An index and glossary are useful."—Kliatt

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About the Author

Diane Morgan

Diane Morgan teaches religion and philosophy at Wilson and Frederick Community College. Passionate about sharing the beauty and mystery of Eastern thought with her students, Morgan is also passionate about dogs, and has authored several books on canine care. She lives in Williamsport, Maryland.

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The Best Guide to Eastern Philosophy and Religion
Diane Morgan

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
August 2001
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781580631976
ISBN10: 1580631975
9 x 7 3/4 inches, 352 pages
$21.99

Abridged Digital Audio

Abridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
March 2003
Abridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781593970215
ISBN10: 1593970218
Audio Run Time: 3:00
$8.99

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e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
July 2014
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466875548
ISBN10: 1466875542
352 pages
$9.99
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