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