Eastern Ways of Being Religious

Eastern Ways of Being Religious : An Anthology

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This historically organized collection of scriptural sources and interpretive essays can be used on its own or as a supplement. It's overall goal is to help beginning students read and understand significant source material pertaining to the great religions of the East.
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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 190.5 x 233.68 x 10.16mm | 430.91g
  • McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
  • Mayfield Publishing Co ,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 0767412257
  • 9780767412254

Table of contents

PART I. INTRODUCTION 1. A Challenge Lee H. Yearley: "New Religious Virtues and the Study of Religion" 2. What Is Religion? Rem B. Edwards: The Search for Family Resemblances of Religion 3. How Should We Study Religion? William E. Paden: Comparative Perspectives / Wayne Proudfoot: Explanation PART II. WAYS OF BEING RELIGIOUS ORIGINATING IN ASIA 4. Hindu Ways of Being Religious David R. Kinsley: Hinduism / Rig Veda: "I Pray to Agni" * "We Have Drunk the Soma" * "The Hymn of Man" * "Creation Hymn" / Upanishads: Brihadaranyaka / Chandogya / The Laws of Manu / Valmiki: The Ramayana / Bhagavad-Gita (Chapters 2 and 12) / Yoga Sutra (2.1--51; 3.1--8) / Mira: Songs / Devi-Mahatmya / Shankara: Crest-Jewel of Discrimination (Viveka- Chudamani) / Ramanuja: Vedanta Sutra Commentary (Shri-Bhashya) / Mahanirvana Tantra / Gandhi: Experiments with Truth / Katherine K. Young: The Case of Uma Bharati / Tracy Pintchman: Gender Complementarity and Hierarchy / Diana L. Eck: Seeing the Divine 5. Buddhist Ways of Being Religious Donald S. Lopez, Jr.: Buddhism / Asvaghosa: Enlightenment (Buddhacarita) / Sutra on Knowing the Beginning (Agganna sutta) / Suffering, Co-Dependent Origination, Impermanence, No-Self (Samyutta-Nikaya and Anityatasutra) / Moral Conduct (Digha Nikaya) * Meditation (Saundarananda of Ashvaghosha) / Nirvana (Udana, Chapter 8.1--4) * Patacara: Cessation of Suffering (Therigatha, Psalm 47) * The Joy of Release (Therigatha, Psalm 22) / The Lost Son (Lotus Sutra) / Heart Sutra (Prajnaparamita-hridaya-sutra) / Nagarjuna: Nirvana (Mulamadhyamakakrikah) * Vasubandhu: Consciousness-Only (Trimshikavijnaptikarika) / Shantideva: Entering the Path (Bodhicaryavatara) / Avalokiteshvara (Lotus Sutra) * Tara (Aryatarasragdharastotra) * Ambtiba (Sukhavativyuhah) / The Goddess (The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti) / Tsung-mi: An Inquiry into Man / Hui-neng: Platform Sutra / Dogen: Eye and Treasure of the True Law / Nichiren: Righteousness and Security / Bardo Thodal (selections from Parts I and II) / Kazuhiko Tamamura: Seizan Junrei / Dali Lama: Freedom in Exile / D. T. Suzuki: The Essence of Zen / Rita M. Gross: Feminist Comments on the Mahayana 6. Confucian Ways of Being Religious Julia Ching: Confucianism as Religious Humanism / The Book of Rites: "Principles of Sacrifice" * "The Mean" * "The Great Learning" / Analects: Confucius: Selected Sayings / Mencius: Human Nature Is Good * Hsun Tzu: Human Nature Is Evil / Tung Chung-shu: Luxuriant Gems (Ch'un-Ch'iu fan-lu, selections) / Pan Chao: Lessons for Women / Han Yu: Memorial on the Bone of the Buddha and What Is the True Way? / Chou Tun-i: Explanation of the Diagram of the Great Ultimate and Penetrating the Book of Changes / Chu Hsi: Spiritual Beings and Forces (selection from The Complete Works) / Wang Yang-Ming: Inquiry into the Great Learning / Wang Fu-Chih: The Principle of Nature and Human Desires / Tu Wei-Ming: On Confucian Religiousness / Herbert Fingarette: Human Community as Holy Rite / Theresa Kelleher: Confucianism 7. Taoist Ways of Being Religious Laurence G. Thompson: The Taoist Tradition / Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching / Chuang Tzu: Chuang Tzu (Chapter 2) / "Far-Off Journey" (Songs of Chu) / Celestial Master: Hsiang-erh Commentary / Ko Hung: The Philosopher Who Embraces Simplicity (selection from Pao-p'u Tzu) / "The Lady of Great Mystery": Biographies of Spirit Immortals / The Master of Heavenly Seclusion (T'ien Yin Tzu) / Tu Kuangtin: "The Queen Mother of the West" / Tu Kuangtin: "The Flower Maiden" / Wang Ch'ung-yang: "Fifteen Teachings" / Scripture of Purity and Tranquility (Ch'ing-ching Ching) / Jiang Weiqiao: Quiet Sitting with Master Yinshi (selections) / Barbara E. Reed: Women in Taoism / Daniel L. Overmyer: Popular Religion Appendix: Religion on the Web
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