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Striking a balance : a primer in traditional Asian values

Author: Michael C Brannigan
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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An introduction to Asian ethics, drawing from classical and contemporary Asian literature to demonstrate the major ethical teachings of Hinduism, Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism.
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Brannigan, Michael C., 1948-
Striking a balance.
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2010
(OCoLC)758659641
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael C Brannigan
ISBN: 9780739138458 9780739138465 0739138456 0739138464 9780739138472 0739138472
OCLC Number: 428895767
Description: xv, 231 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Hindu ethics --
Life's four stages --
Life's four goals --
Paths to Enlightenment --
Karma and rebirth --
Shades of Dharma --
Buddhist ethics --
The middle path --
The four noble truths --
In the wake of karma --
The four supreme virtues --
What is a Buddhist social ethic? --
Zen Buddhist ethics --
A way of the monk : practice is attainment --
A way of the warrior --
A way of tea : the virtue of presence --
Taoist ethics --
Cultivating the Tao --
The art of yielding : Wu-wei --
Spontaneity as awareness --
Fasting of the mind --
Confucian ethics --
Lessons from the analects --
Human nature : is it essentially good or corrupt? --
Seeking the right balance in neo-Confucianism --
A return to Ako : Japanese neo-Confucianism --
Capitalism and human rights.
Responsibility: Michael C. Brannigan.

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