Eastern Wisdom

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Wilder Publications, Apr 1, 2008 - Religion - 248 pages
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Eastern Wisdom: Five Paths to Enlightenment explores Buddhism, Taoism, Hindu Mysticism, Confucianism, and Shinto. Here are spiritual paths that most Westerners have no real understanding of, but the wisdom here is both timeless and liberating. These five classics-The Creed of Buddha; The Sayings of Lao Tzu; The Yengishiki; The Great Learning, and Hindu Mysticism-are valuable introductions of the religions of the East.
  

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Contents

East and West
7
The Wisdom of the East
15
The Path of Life
25
The Teaching of Buddha
33
A Misreading of Buddha
49
The Silence of Buddha
65
The Secret of Buddha
75
The Bankruptcy of Western Thought
95
Light from the East
107
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Burton Watson has taught at Columbia, Stanford, and Kyoto Universities and is one of the world's best-known translators of Chinese and Japanese works. His translations include The Tales of the Heike; The Lotus Sutra; the writings of Zhuangzi, Mozi, Xunzi, and Han Feizi; The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry; and Records of the Grand Historian.

Lao-tzu (ca. 600 BCE) was a Chinese sage who Confucius called "a dragon among men." He served as Keeper of the Royal Archives and authored of one of the world's most cherished spiritual and poetic texts, the Tao Te Ching.

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