characters Eastern Religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Shinto
Y landscapes shrines and festivals enlightenment and for all the faiths the spiritual and ethical teachings art and architecture sacred writings ritual and ceremony and death and the afterlife Also included are extracts from or summaries of historical texts with author commentaries that explain the significance of each piece and place in its full context Authoritative and accessible Eastern Religions provides a gateway for all those in the West who wish to move one step closer to the spirit of the East.
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This fascinating volume provides a concise illustrated introduction to five of the great religious traditions of the world Buddhism Hinduism Taoism Confucianism and Shinto Buddhism one of the world s great religious traditions attracts millions of modern day followers Hinduism one of the most ancient of all belief systems is increasingly well known in the West through expatriate Indian communities Taoism has been an important influence on Western thinking especially through the impact of the Tao Te Chi.
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Ng Confucianism less metaphysical in its principles emphasizes family values and the role of the individual within the state And Shinto distinctively Japanese in character is the most animistic of the great religions based on a belief in numerous individual spirits The contributors explore a great variety of topics within these religions including the life of the Buddha karma and rebirth inspiring teachers and gurus the life of Confucius sacred Taoist texts the epics of the Ramayana and Mahabharata hol.