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The Best Guide to Eastern Philosophy and Religion

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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 ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 25th 2001 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Cole Blouin
It was, for me, a very important book to read at a very decisive point in my life, and really helped me change for the better into the person I am today. The book itself has good points and bad points: it seems that, at times, it delves into the history of the religions rather than the religion itself. I was hoping, basically, for an introduction to each religion (or school of thought, rather, seems a more appropriate term) that deals more with the core ideas than where those ideas came from. Ho ...more
A very informative book on the history, practices and thought process of Eastern religions
I was looking for a book that would explain each of the Eastern philosophies and it was between this and Eastern Philosophy for Dummies. I'm glad I chose this one. I was surprised at how easy of a read this was, I didn't find it to be a dry read like I was afraid it would be. She did a good job at showing the similarities and differences between the religions. I recommend this to anyone who wants to know a little about these religions without getting bogged down in the minute details.
Claire S
Looks like this has all the failings one would expect from a survey book on such huge subjects. Even buying it was a failure of sorts, obviously, an attempt to easily consume such topics based on a huge miscalculation of scale.
What I had intended though was to move beyond profound ignorance to somewhat-less-profound ignorance.
So am currently seeing this as a placeholder till I graduate to better materials for my journey.
Chase Parsley
This is the best book about Far Eastern religions that I have ever come across. A wonderful gift for a person who does not understand much about this topic. Captivating.
A great contribution for the understanding of eastern philosophies
A great place to start...
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