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Awakening : an introduction to the history of Eastern thought

Author: Patrick Bresnan
Publisher: Boston : Pearson, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fifth EditionView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Bresnan
ISBN: 9780205242986 0205242987
OCLC Number: 793686498
Description: viii, 485 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Found in this section:1. Brief Table of Contents2. Full Table of Contents 1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface Part I Hinduism and Related Traditions of South Asia Chapter 1 India Before the Vedas Chapter 2 Veda and the Vedas Chapter 3 Introduction to the Upanishads Chapter 4 The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 5 Ashtanga Yoga Chapter 6 Darshana Chapter 7 The Devotional Movement Chapter 8 A Millennium of Strife Part II Shakyamuni Buddha and the Early Development of Buddhism Chapter 9 The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha Chapter 10 Basic Teaching of Shakyamuni Buddha Chapter 11 Theravada Buddhism Chapter 12 Mahayana Buddhism Part III Non-Buddhist Traditions of East Asia Chapter 13 Confucius and Confucianism Chapter 14 Daoism Chapter 15 Shinto Part IV Buddhism in China and Japan Chapter 16 Early Buddhism in China Chapter 17 Tibetan Buddhism Chapter 18 Chan Buddhism Chapter 19 Zen Buddhism Works Cited Index 2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface Part I Hinduism and Related Traditions of South Asia Chapter 1: 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 Chapter 2: Veda and the Vedas Yajna: The Vedic Sacrifice The Vedic Pantheon An Overview of Vedic Cosmology Questions for Discussion Chapter 3: Introduction to the Upanishads The Sannyasin Tradition Key Elements of the Upanishads An Overview of Vedanta Cosmology Questions for Discussion Chapter 4: 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 Chapter 5: Ashtanga YogaThe General Nature of YogaThe "Eight Limbs" of Ashtanga YogaQuestions for Discussion Chapter 6: Darshana The Orthodox Darshanas The Heterodox Darshanas Questions for Discussion Chapter 7: The Devotional Movement The Trimurti Ramanuja The Hindu Temple Questions for Discussion Chapter 8: A Millennium of Strife The Muslim Era The Modern Questions for Discussion Part II Shakyamuni Buddha and the Early Development of Buddhism Chapter 9: The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha The Palace Youth The Sadhu Years The Awakening The Teaching Years Questions for Discussion Chapter 10: Basic Teaching of Shakyamuni Buddha The Doctrine of Anatman The Four Noble Truths The Noble Eightfold Path Questions for Discussion Chapter 11: Theravada Buddhism The Early Centuries Ashoka Theravada Buddhism Questions for Discussion Chapter 12: Mahayana Buddhism Diversity and Religious Elements in Mahayana The Nature of Buddha Madhyamaka Yogacara The Bodhisattva Artistic Expression in Early Mahayana Questions for Discussion Part III Non-Buddhist Traditions of East Asia Chapter 13: Confucius and Confucianism Confucius Mencius Other Voices from the Period of a Hundred Philosophers Later Developments in the Evolution of Confucianism Questions for Discussion Chapter 14: Daoism The Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching) Zhuang Zi (Chuang Tzu) Religious Daoism Questions for Discussion Chapter 15: Shinto The Shinto Creation Story The Shinto Shrine and Festival Historical Development of Shinto Questions for Discussion Part IV Buddhism in China and Japan Chapter 16: Early Buddhism in China Buddhism in the Tarim Basin Tiantai Buddhism Huayan Buddhism (Hua-Yen) Pure Land Buddhism Persecution and Recovery Questions for Discussion Chapter 17: 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 Chapter 18: Chan Buddhism Bodhidharma Huineng (Hui-Neng) After Huineng Questions for Discussion Chapter 19: Zen Buddhism Japan Before Zen Rinzai and Soto Zen The Zen Monastery Zen and the Arts Questions for Discussion Works Cited Index
Responsibility: Patrick S. Bresnan, De Anza College.

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