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Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet (Hardcover): Thich Nhat Hanh Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet (Hardcover)
Thich Nhat Hanh
R591 R498 Discovery Miles 4 980 Save R93 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Art of War (Paperback): Sun Tzu The Art of War (Paperback)
Sun Tzu 4
R70 R56 Discovery Miles 560 Save R14 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.`Opportunities multiply as they are seized.'Written in the 6th century BC, Sun Tzu's The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise that is still revered today as the ultimate commentary on war and military strategy. Focussing on the principle that one can outsmart your foe mentally by thinking very carefully about strategy before resorting to physical battle, this philosophy continues to be applied to the corporate and business world.Sun Tzu's timeless appraisal of the different aspects of warfare are laid out in 13 chapters, including sections on `Laying Plans', `Waging War' and `Terrain'. Words that are as resonant today in every aspect of our lives as they were when he wrote them.

Human Rights in Eastern Civilisations - Some Reflections of a Former UN Special Rapporteur (Hardcover): Surya P Subedi Human Rights in Eastern Civilisations - Some Reflections of a Former UN Special Rapporteur (Hardcover)
Surya P Subedi
R2,779 Discovery Miles 27 790 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Based on the author's first-hand experience as a UN Special Rapporteur, this thought-provoking and original book examines the values of Eastern civilisations and their contribution to the development of the UN Human Rights agenda. Offering an authoritative analysis of Hindu and Buddhist traditions, Surya P. Subedi, QC, focuses on the norms underpinning these two seminal Eastern philosophies to assess the extent to which the ancient civilisations already have human rights values embedded in them. Chapters explore the expression of values in the scriptures and practices of these philosophies, assessing their influence on the contemporary understanding of human rights. Rejecting the argument based on ''Asian Values'' that is often used to undermine the universality of human rights, the book argues that secularism, personal liberty and universalism are at the heart of both Hindu and Buddhist traditions. The unique perspective offered by Human Rights in Eastern Civilisations will appeal to students, academics and researchers in a wide range of disciplines, including human rights, international law and relations, and religious studies.

The Tao of Pooh (Paperback): Benjamin Hoff The Tao of Pooh (Paperback)
Benjamin Hoff; Illustrated by E.H. Shepard 1
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

"What's this you're writing?... asked Pooh, climbing onto the writing table. "The Tao of Pooh,... I replied. "The how of Pooh?... asked Pooh, smudging one of the words I had just written. "The Tao of Pooh,... I replied, poking his paw away with my pencil. "It seems more like ow! of Pooh,... said Pooh, rubbing his paw. "Well, it's not,... I replied huffily. "What's it about?... asked Pooh, leaning forward and smearing another word. "It's about how to stay happy and calm under all circumstances!... I yelled. "Have you read it?... asked Pooh... ...Winnie-the-Pooh has a certain way about him, a way of doing things that has made him the world's most beloved bear, and Pooh's Way, as Benjamin Hoff brilliantly demonstrates, seems strangely close to the ancient Chinese principles of Taoism. Follow the Pooh Way in this humorous and enlightening introduction to Taoism, with classic decorations by E.H.Shepard throughout.

The Imperial Style of Inquiry in Twentieth-Century China - The Emergence of New Approaches (Paperback): Donald J Munro The Imperial Style of Inquiry in Twentieth-Century China - The Emergence of New Approaches (Paperback)
Donald J Munro
R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

How have traditional Chinese ways of thinking affected problem solving in this century? The traditional, imperial style of inquiry is associated with the belief that the universe is a coherent, internally structured unity understandable through the similarly structured human mind. It involves a reliance on antecedent and authoritarian models, coupled with an introspective focus in investigations, at some cost to objective fact gathering. In contrast, emergent forms of inquiry are guided by the values of individual autonomy and new perspectives on objectivity. In the 1930s and 1940s, some liberal educators held the model of Western science in great esteem, and some scientists practicing objective inquiry helped to create an awareness in the urban areas of inquiry not directed by political values. Drawing on philosophical, social science, and popular culture materials, Donald Munro shows that the two strains coexisted in twentieth century China as mixed motives. Many important figures were motivated by a desire to act consistently with the social values associated with the premodern or received view of knowledge and inquiry. At the same time, these people often had other motives, such as utilitarian values, efficiency, and entrepreneurship. Munro argues that while many competing positions can coexist in the same person, the seeds of the positive, instrumental value of individual autonomy in Chinese inquiry are beginning to compete in both scholarly and popular culture with other, older approaches.

What Are You Doing With Your Life? (Paperback): J. Krishnamurti What Are You Doing With Your Life? (Paperback)
J. Krishnamurti 2
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) In stock

'One of the greatest thinkers of the age' The Dalai Lama 'One of the five saints of the 20th century' - TIME magazine 'Krishnamurti influenced me profoundly' - Deepak Chopra Who are you? What are you? What do you want from life? One of the world's great philosophical teachers, Krishnamurti, offers his inspiring wisdom on many of life's hurdles from relationships and love, to anxiety and loneliness. He answers such questions as 'What is the significance of life?' and 'How do I live life to the full?' to reveal the best way of being true to yourself. Read by millions from all walks of life, Krishnamurti shows us there is no path, no higher authority, no guru to follow, and that ultimately it is our own responsibility as to how we live our lives.

The Life and Teachings of Confucius - With Explanatory Notes (Paperback): James Legge The Life and Teachings of Confucius - With Explanatory Notes (Paperback)
James Legge
R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Reincarnation and the Law of Karma - a Study of the Old-New World-Doctrine of Rebirth and Spiritual Cause and Effect... Reincarnation and the Law of Karma - a Study of the Old-New World-Doctrine of Rebirth and Spiritual Cause and Effect (Paperback)
William Walker Atkinson
R418 Discovery Miles 4 180 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Tattuva-Kattalei, Siva-Gnana-P?Tham, and Siva-Pirakasam - Treatises on Hindu Philosophy (Paperback): Henry Richard Hoisington Tattuva-Kattalei, Siva-Gnana-P?Tham, and Siva-Pirakasam - Treatises on Hindu Philosophy (Paperback)
Henry Richard Hoisington
R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Oriental Religions and Their Relation to Universal Religion - India (Paperback): Samuel Johnson Oriental Religions and Their Relation to Universal Religion - India (Paperback)
Samuel Johnson
R735 Discovery Miles 7 350 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Tattuva-Kattalei, Siva-Gnana-P?Tham, and Siva-Pirakasam - Treatises on Hindu Philosophy (Paperback): Henry Richard Hoisington Tattuva-Kattalei, Siva-Gnana-P?Tham, and Siva-Pirakasam - Treatises on Hindu Philosophy (Paperback)
Henry Richard Hoisington
R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
An Inquiry Into the Proper Mode of Rendering the Word God in Translating the Sacred Scriptures Into the Chinese Language... An Inquiry Into the Proper Mode of Rendering the Word God in Translating the Sacred Scriptures Into the Chinese Language (Paperback)
Walter Henry Medhurst
R354 Discovery Miles 3 540 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Life and Teachings of Confucius - With Explanatory Notes (Paperback): James Legge The Life and Teachings of Confucius - With Explanatory Notes (Paperback)
James Legge
R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Buddhist on Death Row - How One Man Found Light in the Darkest Place (Paperback): David Sheff The Buddhist on Death Row - How One Man Found Light in the Darkest Place (Paperback)
David Sheff
R336 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R52 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Life After Iqbal (Paperback): Sabeena Khan Life After Iqbal (Paperback)
Sabeena Khan
R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

An insight into what happened to Iqbal's vision after his death in 1938 up till today, through the eyes of Javid Iqbal and Muneera Iqbal. This book celebrates and explores what life was like for the children of Muhammed Iqbal living with the legacy he left behind...I congratulate this young lady for her untiring struggle to spread the message, works and life of Allama Iqbal...it is a commendable effort, it should continue...- Dr Javid Iqbal ...I appreciate the spirit behind her effort...I was struck with her determination, initiative and drive...and have never granted an interview in all my 85 years, this time I have decided to make an exception...- Muneera Iqbal

Conversations of Taoist Master Fu Hsiang (Paperback): Mark Tarver Conversations of Taoist Master Fu Hsiang (Paperback)
Mark Tarver
R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'The Conversations' is an introduction to the topics of love, evil and human nature recounted through a narrative between Taoist Master Fu Hsiang and his two students, Li Chen and Zhi Peng. Dr Mark Tarver has studied Taoist arts for over 20 years and holds higher degrees in philosophy and science. Details of his work and courses can be found at the School of Internal Alchemy (www.schoolofinternalalchemy.com)

Awakening - An Introduction to the History of Eastern Thought (Paperback, 5th New edition): Patrick S Bresnan Awakening - An Introduction to the History of Eastern Thought (Paperback, 5th New edition)
Patrick S Bresnan
R2,717 Discovery Miles 27 170 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Awakening: An Introduction to the History of Eastern Thought engages students with anecdotes, primary and secondary sources, an accessible writing style, and a clear historical approach. The text focuses on India, China, and Japan, while showing the relationships that exist between Eastern and Western traditions. Patrick Bresnan consistently links the past to the present, so students may see that Eastern traditions, however ancient their origins, are living traditions and relevant to modern times.

Logic and Philosophy Today, Volume 1 (Paperback): Amithabha Gupta, Johan Van Benthem Logic and Philosophy Today, Volume 1 (Paperback)
Amithabha Gupta, Johan Van Benthem
R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Logic and philosophy have many interfaces, some dating back to Antiquity, some developed only recently. These two companion volumes chart the variety and liveliness of modern logic at this interface, opening windows to key topics for researchers in other disciplines and other cultural traditions, including India and China. The articles presented here were written by a wide spectrum of international experts, showing the field also as a living community of junior and senior scholars across different university departments. Volume 1 illustrates the core areas of History, Mathematical Foundations, Process and Computation, as well as Information and Agency.

Logic and Philosophy Today, Volume 2 (Paperback): Amithabha Gupta, Johan Van Benthem Logic and Philosophy Today, Volume 2 (Paperback)
Amithabha Gupta, Johan Van Benthem
R450 Discovery Miles 4 500 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Logic and philosophy have many interfaces, some dating back to Antiquity, some developed only recently. These two companion volumes chart the variety and liveliness of modern logic at this interface, opening windows to key topics for researchers in other disciplines and other cultural traditions, including India and China. The articles presented here were written by a wide spectrum of international experts, showing the field also as a living community of junior and senior scholars across different university departments. The articles in Volume 2 give extensive coverage of contacts with Philosophy, as well as several congenial other disciplines, from argumentation theory to cognitive science, game theory, and physics.

The Awakening of Navi Septa Book One - The Keys of Wisdom (Paperback): Linda Williams The Awakening of Navi Septa Book One - The Keys of Wisdom (Paperback)
Linda Williams
R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"One day a group of young people will escape the Sorcerers of Teletsia and travel to a land in the far north to gain subtle inner power which will enable them to free their fellow country people from the evil that has held them in a stranglehold for so long."Based on the timeless tales of India, this colourful and evocative fantasy novel weaves a narrative that will entertain and delight the reader whilst simultaneously touching on the essentials of daily life; of the struggles each of us faces; and of the journey to inner enlightenment. A fantasy indeed, yet firmly encapsulated in reality.

The Tao of Pooh & The Te of Piglet (Paperback, New Edition): Benjamin Hoff The Tao of Pooh & The Te of Piglet (Paperback, New Edition)
Benjamin Hoff; Illustrated by E.H. Shepard 1
R295 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R47 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

An utterly unique and accessible introduction to the ancient principles of Taoism with the world's favourite bear, Winnie-the-Pooh and his friend Piglet.

Winnie-the-Pooh has a certain way about him, a way of doing things that has made him the world's most beloved bear, and Pooh's Way, as Benjamin Hoff brilliantly demonstrates, seems strangely close to the ancient Chinese principles of Taoism. And as for Piglet, he embodies the very important principle of Te, meaning Virtue of the Small.

"It's hard to be brave,' said Piglet, sniffing slightly, "when you're only a Very Small Animal."
Rabbit, who had begun to write very busily, looked up and said: "It is because you are a very small animal that you will be useful in the adventure before us."

Benjamin Hoff's explanations of Taoism and Te through Pooh and Piglet show that this is not an ancient and remote philosophy but something that you can use, here and now. Beautifully illustrated by E H Shepard.

One Degree Revolution: How Small Shifts Lead to Big Changes (Paperback): Coby Kozlowski One Degree Revolution: How Small Shifts Lead to Big Changes (Paperback)
Coby Kozlowski
R369 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Save R53 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Innovative and easily implemented, One Degree Revolution is acclaimed yoga educator and leadership coach Coby Kozlowski's holistic program for personal transformation. Imagine sailing a boat with a course set for a lifetime. If that route changes by just one navigational degree, what would happen to the journey? How far from the original trajectory would we be in one year? Five years? Twenty years? Well, we would end up in a totally different place. In much the same way, we can change the course of our life by making a one degree shift. We don't have to change everything about ourselves or our world to make a difference. Coby inspires readers to dive into the insights, experiments, and inquiries of living yoga: how can I best be with life? How can we make the most aligned choices, let go of past hurts, and discover meaningful connections? And what are the most skillful ways we can learn to savor all that life presents? One Degree Revolution will guide readers to: -access infinite personal possibilities -celebrate their authentic selves and start listening to their calling -learn to let go and trust the unfolding of life -challenge long-held beliefs and foster transformational change, and -develop their community One degree at a time.

Japonisme - Ikigai, Forest Bathing, Wabi-Sabi and More (Hardcover): Erin Niimi Longhurst Japonisme - Ikigai, Forest Bathing, Wabi-Sabi and More (Hardcover)
Erin Niimi Longhurst 1
R277 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R56 (20%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A Japanese-inspired guide to living a happier, more fulfilled life. Japonisme explores the Japanese art of finding contentment and includes practical tips and tricks to live a happier, healthier, more thoughtful life. What is your ikigai (purpose)? How do you practice mindfulness in the unpredictability and chaos of everyday life? From shinrinyoku (forest bathing), calligraphy, ikebana (fl ower arranging) to tea ceremonies and their approach to food, the Japanese have found contentment through traditions,philosophies, and the practice of art. This book shows how we can all incorporate aspects of Japonisme into our daily lives. Enhance your lifestyle and enrich your mind by looking at life through the lens of wabi-sabi (the transient nature of life), kintsugi (repairing broken ceramics with gold) or kaizen (habit-forming techniques), in an accessible, practical way.

Ikigai (Hardcover): Hector Garcia, Francesc Miralles Ikigai (Hardcover)
Hector Garcia, Francesc Miralles 2
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

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We all have an ikigai.

It's the Japanese word for a reason to live or a reason to jump out of bed in the morning .

It s the place where your needs, desires, ambitions, and satisfaction meet. A place of balance. Small wonder that finding your ikigai is closely linked to living longer.

Finding your ikigai is easier than you might think. This book will help you work out what your own ikigai really is, and equip you to change your life. You have a purpose in this world: your skills, your interests, your desires and your history have made you the perfect candidate for something. All you have to do is find it.

Do that, and you can make every single day of your life joyful and meaningful.

Asian Worldviews - Religions, Philosophies, Political Theories (Paperback): Rein Raud Asian Worldviews - Religions, Philosophies, Political Theories (Paperback)
Rein Raud
R608 Discovery Miles 6 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

An ambitious comparative introduction to Asian thought, expertly written for undergraduate courses in Asian Studies, Asian philosophy and neighboring disciplines Recent decades have witnessed a sharp increase of interest in the cultures and regions of South and East Asia, owing in part to the prominent role Asian economies have played in the era of globalization. Asian Worldviews: Religions, Philosophies, Political Theories is a unique, reader-friendly introduction to the intellectual heritage of the region. Assuming no previous background in Asian cultural history, Asian Worldviews moves beyond chronological and geographic boundaries to present an integrated treatment of the beliefs, teachings, and ideologies that have shaped the worldviews of approximately half of the global population. Rein Raud explores forms of knowledge in China, India, Tibet, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia, providing balanced coverage of all historical periods from antiquity to the modern day. Asian Worldviews embraces the connections rather than the divisions between the religious and philosophical dimensions of South and East Asian thought, and emphasizes a robust engagement with each culture's political, social, and economic contexts. Clear, accessible chapters discuss the development of religious, philosophical, and political thought in India, China, and Japan, and provide succinct overviews of the history of ideas in Korea, Tibet, and Southeast Asia. Throughout the book, Raud uses a comparative approach to examine the mutual influence and productive dialogue, past and present, between Asian cultures as well as with the West, and considers the impact of various worldviews on the development of modern Asian societies. Comprehensive and well-informed by recent developments in the scholarship, Asian Worldviews: Religions, Philosophies, Political Theories is an unparalleled resource for a broad range of courses in Asian studies, philosophy, religious studies, and global politics, as well as an excellent introduction for non-specialist readers looking for a contextual foothold in the rich cultural and intellectual history of South and East Asia.

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