106 books for genre «Eastern»

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This ancient Chinese military text dissects thirteen aspects of warfare from an strategical and intellectual point of view. Deploring the use of excess force causing economic and civilian losses while discussing strategies that are still relevant to modern warfare, the text continues to resonate with readers around the world and has been considered fundamental in military doctrine for over two thousand years. HarperTorch brings great works of non-­fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.

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The Tao Te Ching is fundamental to the Taoist school of Chinese philosophy and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism and Neo-­Confucianism. Written by Laozi -­600BC, this ancient book is also central in Chinese religion, not only for Taoism but Chinese Buddhism, which when first introduced into China was largely interpreted through the use of Taoist words and concepts. Many Chinese artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and even gardeners have used the Tao Te Ching as a source of inspiration. Its influence has also spread widely outside East Asia, aided by hundreds of translations into Western languages.

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A God-­seeker, like an Olympic athlete, must manifest his dream through daily spiritual discipline and practice. His prayer is his discipline. His meditation is his discipline.

In this book, Sri Chinmoy--­an Olympian soul who reached the Golden Shore of God-­realisation--­conveys in simple yet soul-­stirring words the importance of discipline in the spiritual life.

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The Art of War (Dell'arte della guerra), is one of the lesser-­read works of Florentine statesman and political philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli.
The format of 'The Art of War' was in socratic dialogue. The purpose, declared by Fabrizio (Machiavelli's persona) at the outset, "To honor and reward virtu, not to have contempt for poverty, to esteem the modes and orders of military discipline, to constrain citizens to love one another, to live without factions, to esteem less the private than the public good.­" To these ends, Machiavelli notes in his preface, the military is like the roof of a palazzo protecting the contents.
Written between 1519 and 1520 and published the following year, it was the only historical or political work printed during Machiavelli's lifetime, though he was appointed official historian of Florence in 1520 and entrusted with minor civil duties.

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«Una de las obras sobre la historia de Europa más interesantes pero rigurosas aparecidas en los últimos años»The Washington Post«Asombroso. Un libro que resucita un mundo oculto en gran medida para occidente, y que muchas de las personas que lo ha...

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Uma coletânea de provérbios orientais com base no Budismo, Taoismo e HInduismo com o objetivo de orientar o leitor na descoberta de uma nova forma de olhar a vida.

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Translated from Sanskrit into English by Miles Wright, ed. with permission by Gabriele Ebert.

A running prose translation of 42 verses from Bhagavad Gita, selected and set in order, by Ramana Maharshi, for use of those interested in Self Enquir...

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Sudhir Mittal's elucidating book 'Invoking The Self' is not a translation or a 'verse-­to-­verse' commentary of Bhagavad Gita, but it is entirely about the practical need and application of such mystic holy science in our very day to day modern life.

'Invoking The Self' is not about 'Hinduism', but it's about 'The Humanism'. Pray, you find your 'Ever New Joy' and 'Divine Bliss' in this book.

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In what may be the most faithful translation of the Tao Te Ching, the translators have captured the terse, enigmatic beauty of the original masterpiece without embellishing it with personal interpretation or bogging it down with explanatory notes. By stepping out of the way and letting the original text speak for itself, they deliver a powerfully direct experience of the Tao Te Ching that is a joy to come back to again and again. And for the first time in any translation of the Tao Te Ching, now you can interact with the text to experience for yourself the nuanced art of translating. In each of the eighty-­one chapters, one significant line has been highlighted and alongside it are the original Chinese characters with their transliteration. You can then turn to the glossary and translate this line on your own, thereby deepening your understanding of the original text and of the myriad ways it can be translated into English. For more titles like this, type "oaklight" into the . . .

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Er gilt als einer der größten Schwertkämpfer aller Zeiten. Kein anderer Samurai erlangte die Berühmtheit wie dieser eine: Miyamoto Musashi. Dieses Buch schrieb er für seinen Adoptivsohn. Es ist eine Anleitung der von Musashi im Laufe seines über...

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