The Zen Experience
by Thomas Hoover
Publisher: Project Gutenberg 2010
Beginning with Indian Buddhism and Chinese Taoism it shows Zen as it was created by the personalities, perceptions, and actions of its masters over the centuries. Gradual and sudden enlightenment, shock enlightenment, the koan, the migration of Zen to Japan. With anecdote and memorable quotation, this long-needed work restores Zen to its living, human form.
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India has a rich and diverse philosophical tradition dating back to the composition of the Upanisads in the later Vedic period. According to Radhakrishnan, the oldest of these constitute the earliest philosophical compositions of the world.
by Confucius - Fleming H. Revell
No other book in the entire history of the world has exerted a greater influence on a larger number of people over a longer period of time than this volume. Confucius, a man of great passion and many enthusiasms, speaks with clarity and brilliance.
by Ming-huei Lee - University of Hawai'i Press
Readers of this volume will discover the hard-mindedness and precision of thinking as they enter into the discussions of Confucianism. As readers progress through this book, they will be constantly reminded that all philosophy should be comparative.
by Thomas Hoover - Random House
Hoover provides an excellent introduction to the aesthetics of Japanese culture. Zen History, Zen, Haiku, Ceramics, Archery, Landscape Garden, Stone Garden, Ink Landscape Scroll, Zen Architecture, Sword, Katana, No Theater, Noh Theater, etc.