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Vasistha's Yoga
Vasistha's Yoga (March 1993)
Swami Venkatesananda - Author

"For aspirants of the highest beatitude, the Yoga Vasistha is like nectar. It is a storehouse of wisdom."-- Swami Muktananda

This is Swami Venkatesananda's longer Yoga Vasistha. His two volume book is here offered between two covers. Its purpose is to provide a means to eliminate psychological conditioning and to attain liberation. Containing the instructions of the sage Vasistha to Lord Rama, this scripture ...(Read More)
 
 
Chinese Democracy and the Crisis of 1989
Chinese Democracy and the Crisis of 1989 (January 1993)
Chinese and American Reflections
Roger V. DesForges - Editor
Luo Ning - Editor
Yen-bo Wu - Editor

This study examines the process of democratization in China, taking as a focal point the recent crisis of 1989 in Tiananmen Square, but providing broader historical perspectives from both Chinese and American scholars. The authors evaluate China's political heritage, from theories of despotism in Chinese civilization to evidence for China's own democratic traditions. They also analyze the more recent political and social crises of the 1980s leadin...(Read More)
 
 
Japanese Business
Japanese Business (January 1993)
Cultural Perspectives
Subhash Durlabhji - Editor
Norton E. Marks - Editor

This book brings together the best writing on Japanese business in a comprehensive reader, illustrating the impact of Japanese culture and lifeways on all facets of business behavior. The authors examine not only Japanese management, but also production, accounting, marketing, distribution, law, and interpersonal relationships. Essays include analyses by businessmen, management scholars, anthropologists, and lawyers, all in one accessible volume f...(Read More)
 
 
Shankara and Indian Philosophy
Shankara and Indian Philosophy (January 1993)
Natalia Isayeva - Author

According to Advaita-Vedanta, God or Brahman is identical with the inner self (the Atman) of each person, while the rest of the world is nothing but objective illusion (maya). Shankara maintains that there are two primary levels of existence and knowledge: the higher knowledge that is Brahman itself, and the relative, limited knowledge, regarded as the very texture of the universe. Consequently, the task of a human being is to reach the absolute u...(Read More)
 
 
Self as Body in Asian Theory and Practice
Self as Body in Asian Theory and Practice (January 1993)
Thomas P. Kasulis - Editor
Roger T. Ames - Editor
Wimal Dissanayake - Editor

This book is an investigation of the relationship between self and body in the Indian, Japanese, and Chinese philosophical traditions. The interplay between self and body is complex and manifold, touching on issues of epistemology, ontology, social philosophy, and axiology. The authors examine these issues and make relevant connections to the Western tradition. The authors' allow the Asian traditions to shed new light on some of the traditional m...(Read More)
 
 
Buddhism After Patriarchy
Buddhism After Patriarchy (December 1992)
A Feminist History, Analysis, and Reconstruction of Buddhism
Rita M. Gross - Author

This book surveys both the part women have played in Buddhism historically and what Buddhism might become in its post-patriarchal future. The author completes the Buddhist historical record by discussing women, usually absent from histories of Buddhism, and she provides the first feminist analysis of the major concepts found in Buddhist religion. Gross demonstrates that the core teachings of Buddhism promote gender equity rather than male dominanc...(Read More)
 
 
The Stanzas on Vibration
The Stanzas on Vibration (October 1992)
The SpandaKarika with Four Commentaries: The SpandaSamdoha by Ksemaraja, The SpandaVrtti by Kallatabhatta, The SpandaVivrti by Rajanaka Rama, The SpandaPradipika by Bhagavadutpala
Mark S. G. Dyczkowski - Translation and introduction by

“This is a wonderful continuation of his previous work, The Doctrine of Vibration. Through this book, general readers can go to the original sources.” — Rajmani Tigunait

In his Doctrine of Vibration, the author presents a synthesis of Kashmir Shaivism—an overview with Spanda as the central theme. Spanda is the vibratory dynamism of the absolute consciousness. In this book the author focuse...(Read More)
 
 
Ancient Sichuan and the Unification of China
Ancient Sichuan and the Unification of China (August 1992)
Steven F. Sage - Author

Recent archaeological finds in China have made possible a reconstruction of the ancient history of Sichuan, the country's most populous province. Excavated artifacts and new recovered texts now supplement traditional textual materials. Together, these data show how Sichuan matured from peripheral obscurity to attain central importance in the Chinese empire during the first millennium B.C.

"What I like most about this manuscript is that it i...(Read More)
 
 
A Light Too Bright
A Light Too Bright (August 1992)
The Enlightenment Today: An Assessment of the Values of the European Enlightenment and a Search for New Foundations for Human Civilization
Paulos Mar Gregorios - Author

"The author has a special talent for bringing together vast amounts of material and summarizing in clear and insightful ways. This critique of the European Enlightenment is most significant in itself. While there have been other books on the Enlightenment, the approach taken here is unique and could only have been offered by a non-European."
-- Harold G. Coward, University of Calgary

Questioning the very legitimacy of Western lib...(Read More)
 
 
On Being and What There Is
On Being and What There Is (July 1992)
Classical Vaisesika and the History of Indian Ontology
Wilhelm Halbfass - Author

"It is a comprehensive study of some of the most difficult and poorly understood--yet central--issues of classical Indian philosophy. It covers an amazingly broad range of texts, explaining and analyzing some materials that have never been studied. It offers a synthetic picture of Vaisaesontology and convincingly explicates its 'genius.'
"No one has ever explained the concepts of substance, being, and universal in Vaisaesas comprehensively and ...(Read More)
 
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