The Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy and Religion

The Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy and Religion

Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zen

Book - 1994
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With more than four thousand entries and over one hundred illustrations, this encyclopedia offers a complete survey of the four major religious traditions of Asia. It is designed not only for students and scholars but also to help general readers find their way through the thicket of unfamiliar words and concepts that are often encountered today in various fields such as the health professions, psychotherapy, the sciences, and the media. Among the subjects covered are:

nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;*nbsp; Important terms such as chakra , karma , koan , nirvana , tantra , Tao , and yin-yang
nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;*nbsp; The lives and teachings of mystics, philosophers, and masters of meditation
nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;*nbsp; Basic texts and scriptures
nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;*nbsp; Sects and schools of thought
nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;*nbsp; Mythological figures and events

In addition, pronunciation tables, a comprehensive bibliography, and a Ch'an/Zen Lineage Chart are provided.
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 1994
Edition: First paperback edition
ISBN: 9780877739807
Branch Call Number: 291.095 LEXIKON 1994
Characteristics: xvi, 468 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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