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Title The sacred East : Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Shinto / general editor, C. Scott Littleton.

Publication Info. London : Thorsons, [2003]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  291.095 SAC    AVAILABLE
Description 176 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 166-167) and index.
Contents Hinduism / Professor Mary McGee: Self and the absolute -- Sacred texts -- Ramayana -- Mahabharata and the Bhagavad Gita -- Cycles of time and creation -- Dharma and karma -- Four stages of life -- Four aims of life -- Paths to salvation -- Manifestations of the divine -- Vishnu and his avatars -- Krishna -- Rama and Sita -- Shiva -- Ganesha -- Goddess -- Temples and shrines -- Pilgrimage and religious devotion -- Festivals and holy days -- Saints and sages -- Buddhism / Dr Ornan Rotem: Buddha's previous lives and his final birth -- Princely life and the great renunciation -- Enlightenment: the struggle and its reward -- Buddha's teachings -- Buddhist world: "all is duhkha" -- Rebirth and karma -- Four noble truths -- Path leading to the cessation of duhkha -- Different visions of the path -- Buddhist community -- Canons and sutras -- Arhats, Bodhisattvas and other great teachers -- Zen and Japanese Buddhism -- Buddhism in Tibet -- Confucianism / Dr John Chinnery: Confucius, the great master -- Sages of antiquity -- Heaven and the spirits -- Qualities of a gentleman -- Confucian ritual -- Mencius and Xun Zi -- State cult -- Neo-Confucianism -- Confucianism today -- Taoism / Dr John Chinnery: Lao Zi and the dao de jing -- Way and its power -- Zhuang Zi and Lie Zi -- Seven sages of the bamboo grove -- Alchemy and the pursuit of immortality -- Five bushels of rice society -- Buddhism and Taoism -- Priesthood and ritual -- Taoist pantheon -- Immortals -- Taoist sects -- Shinto / Professor C. Scott Littleton: Principal kami -- Shrines and sacred places -- Ritual and ceremony -- Neighbourhood matsuri -- Shinto and Buddhism: 1500 years of coexistence.
Subject Confucius.
Asia -- Religion.
Added Author Littleton, C. Scott.
McGee, Mary.
Rotem, Ornan.
Chinnery, John D.
Added Title Sacred East : Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto
Sacred East : understanding Eastern religions
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ISBN 0007680007 (paperback)

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