Awakening An Introduction to the History of Eastern Thought

ISBN-10: 0205887775

ISBN-13: 9780205887774

Edition: 5th 2013

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Description: Provides an overview of the historical development of Eastern traditions of religious and philosophical thought. Awakening: An Introduction to the History of Eastern Thoughtengages students with anecdotes, primary and secondary sources, an accessible writing style, and a clear historical approach. The text focuses on India, China, and Japan, while showing the relationships that exist between Eastern and Western traditions. Patrick Bresnan consistently links the past to the present, so students may see that Eastern traditions, however ancient their origins, are living traditions and relevant to modern times. Learning GoalsUpon completing this book readers will be able to:Recognize the relationships among the traditions being taughtAppreciate the relevance of these traditions to modern timesUnderstand the major issues of interpretation regarding the traditionsSpeculate about the future of each traditionEvaluate the pros and cons of conflicting teachingsNote:MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit:www.mysearchlab.comor you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205887775 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205887774.

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List price: $127.07
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/1/2012
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 496
Size: 5.90" wide x 8.90" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface
Hinduism and Related Traditions of South Asia
India Before the Vedas
Veda and the Vedas
Introduction to the Upanishads
the Bhagavad Gita
Ashtanga Yoga
Darshana
the Devotional Movement
A Millennium of Strife
Shakyamuni Buddha and the Early Development of Buddhism
the Life of Shakyamuni Buddha
Basic Teaching of Shakyamuni Buddha
Theravada Buddhism
Mahayana Buddhism
Non-Buddhist Traditions of East Asia
Confucius and Confucianism
Daoism
Shinto
Buddhism in China and Japan
Early Buddhism in China
Tibetan Buddhism
Chan Buddhism
Zen Buddhism
Works Cited
Index
Preface
Hinduism and Related Traditions of South Asia
India Before the Vedas
The Lay of the Land
South Asia Before the Vedic Age
The Theory of Indo-Aryan Migrations
Varna: the Caste System
The Brahmin Caste
Questions for Discussion
Veda and the Vedas
Yajna: the Vedic Sacrifice
The Vedic Pantheon
An Overview of Vedic Cosmology
Questions for Discussion
Introduction to the Upanishads
The Sannyasin Tradition
Key Elements of the Upanishads
An Overview of Vedanta Cosmology
Questions for Discussion
the Bhagavad Gita
The Bhagavad Gita and the Mahabharata
The Opening Scene
The Bhagavad Gita as Metaphor
The Awakened Person
Karma Yoga
Raja Yoga
Bhakti Yoga
Questions for Discussion
Ashtanga Yoga
The General Nature of Yoga
The "Eight Limbs" of Ashtanga Yoga
Questions for Discussion
Darshana
The Orthodox Darshanas
The Heterodox Darshanas
Questions for Discussion
the Devotional Movement
The Trimurti
Ramanuja
The Hindu Temple
Questions for Discussion
A Millennium of Strife
The Muslim Era
The Modern
Questions for Discussion
Shakyamuni Buddha and the Early Development of Buddhism
the Life of Shakyamuni Buddha
The Palace Youth
The Sadhu Years
The Awakening
The Teaching Years
Questions for Discussion
Basic Teaching of Shakyamuni Buddha
The Doctrine of Anatman
The Four Noble Truths
The Noble Eightfold Path
Questions for Discussion
Theravada Buddhism
The Early Centuries
Ashoka
Theravada Buddhism
Questions for Discussion
Mahayana Buddhism
Diversity and Religious Elements in Mahayana
The Nature of Buddha
Madhyamaka
Yogacara
The Bodhisattva
Artistic Expression in Early Mahayana
Questions for Discussion
Non-Buddhist Traditions of East Asia
Confucius and Confucianism
Confucius
Mencius
Other Voices from the Period of a Hundred Philosophers
Later Developments in the Evolution of Confucianism
Questions for Discussion
Daoism
The Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching)
Zhuang Zi (Chuang Tzu)
Religious Daoism
Questions for Discussion
Shinto
The Shinto Creation Story
The Shinto Shrine and Festival
Historical Development of Shinto
Questions for Discussion
Buddhism in China and Japan
Early Buddhism in China
Buddhism in the Tarim Basin
Tiantai Buddhism
Huayan Buddhism (Hua-Yen)
Pure Land Buddhism
Persecution and Recovery
Questions for Discussion
Tibetan Buddhism
The Establishment of Buddhism in Tibet
The General Character of Buddhism in Tibet
A Historical Overview of Buddhism in Tibet
The First Period: the Era of the Yarlung Empire
The Second Period: the Sakya Era
The Third Period: the Era of the Dalai Lama
Questions for Discussion
Chan Buddhism
Bodhidharma
Huineng (Hui-Neng)
After Huineng
Questions for Discussion
Zen Buddhism
Japan Before Zen
Rinzai and Soto Zen
The Zen Monastery
Zen and the Arts
Questions for Discussion
Works Cited
Index
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