by Carole Losee © 2005-2019

EASTERN RELIGIONS

by Elizabeth Seeger © 1973


BOOKS FOR FURTHER READING

 

In recent years many excellent books have been written about Eastern religions and every aspect of Eastern cultures. Many of these are available in paperback. The reader is advised to go, if possible, to a large bookstore and to make his own choice. The following books are recommended. Unless hardcover is stated, all books listed are in paperback.

[Ed. note: http://www.sacred-texts.com/index.htm - an internet site of sacred texts.]

 

TEXTS OF HINDUISM

Arnold, Sir Edward, translator, The Song Celestial (The Bhágavad Gita). Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Publishing house, 1970.

MacNicol, Nicol, editor, Hindu Scriptures. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1928. Hardcover.

Mascaro, Juan, translator, The Bhagavad Gita. Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1962.

Prabhavananda, Swami, and Manchester, Frederick, translators, The Upanishads. New York: New American Library.

Seeger, Elizabeth, The Five Sons of King Panu: Story of the Mahabhárata. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison Wesley Company, 1967. Hardcover.

______, The Ramayana. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison Wesley Company, 1969. These books tell the complete stories (much abridged) of the two epics. Hardcover

 

BOOKS ABOUT HINDUISM

Abhedananda, Swami. The Sayings of Ramakrishna. New York: Vedanta Society. 1961. Hardcover.

Fischer, Louis. Life of Mahatma Gandhi. New York: Macmillan Company, 1962.

Radhakrishnan, S., The Hindu View of Life. New York: Macmillan Company, 1962.

Sen, K.M., Hinduism. Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1961.

Shastri, H.P., Yoga. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1960.

Spiegelberg, Frederic, Spiritual Practices of India. New York: Citadel Press, 1962.

Tennyson, Hallam, India's Walking Saint. Garden City: Doubleday and Company, 1955. Hardcover.

 

TEXTS OF BUDDHISM

Babbitt, Irving, translator, Dhammapada. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1965.

Cowell, E.B., Editor, Buddhist Mahayana Texts. New York: Dover Publications, 1969.

Narada, Thera, translator, Dhammapada. New York: Paragon Book Reprint Corporation, 1954.

Warren, Henry Clarke, editor, Buddhism in Translation. New York: Atheneum Publishers, 1963. Contains many valuable excerpts from various Buddhist scriptures.

 

BOOKS ABOUT BUDDHISM

Carus, Paul, The Gospel of Buddha. Chicago: Open Court, 1947.

Chang, Garma C.C., The Practice of Zen. New York:Perennial Library, Harper and Row, 1970.

Humphreys, Christmas, Buddhism. Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1967.

Suzuki, Beatrice L., Mahayana Buddhism. New York: Macmillan Company, 1969. A clear expostion of a complicated subject.

Thomas, Edward Joseph, Life of Buddha. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1956.

Warren, Henry Clarke, Everyman's Life of Buddha. Conesville, Iowa: John Wesbury.

Watts, Alan, The Way of Zen. New York: Vintage Books, 1956.

Zen Buddhism. New York: Peter Pauper Press, 1959.

 

TEXTS OF CONFUCIANISM AND TAOISM

All the Chinese Classics can be found in the Sacred Books of the East series (James Legge, translator) Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879-1910.

The I-Ching, or Book of Changes, should be read in the translation by Richard Wilhelm, with an introduction by C.G. Jung. New York: Pantheon Books, Bollingen Series XIX, 1950.

Lin Yu-tang, translator, The Wisdom of Laotse. New York: Modern Library, 1948. With valuable notes. Hardcover.

MacHovec, F.J. translator, The Book of Tao. New York: Peter Pauper Press, 1962.

Waley, Arthur, translator, The Analects of Confucius, New York: Random House.

_____, The Book of Songs (one of the Chinese Classics). New York: Grove Press, 1960.

Ware, James R., translator, The Sayings of Chuang Chou. New York: Grove Press, 1960.

 

BOOKS ABOUT CHINESE RELIGION

Creel, Herrlee Glessner, Confucius and the Chinese Way. New York: Harper, 1960.

Waley, Arthur, editor, Three Ways of Thought in Ancient China. New York: Doubleday Anchor Books.

 

TEXTS OF SHINTO

Aston, William George, translator, Nihongi, Chronicles of Japan. London: Kegan, Paul, 1896.

Chamberlain, Basil Hall, translator, Kojiki (the ancient chronicles and mythology). London: J. L. Thompson and Company, 1932.

Philippi, Donald L., translator, Norito. Tokyo: Institute of Japanese Culture and Classics, 1959. Hardcover.

 

BOOKS ABOUT SHINTO

Aston, William Geoge, Shinto, the Ancient Religion of Japan. London: Constable, 1907. Hardcover, available only in libraries.

Bauer, Helen, and Carlquist, Sherwin, Japanese Festivals. New York: Doubleday and Company, 1965. A delightful book with many photographs. Hardcover.

Herbert, Jean, Shinto, The Fountainhead of Japan. Translated from the French "Aux Sources du Japon: le Shinto." New York: Stein and Day, 1967. For anyone seriously interested in Shinto, this is an excellent and thorough book. Hardcover.

Holtom, Daniel Clarence, The National Faith of Japan. London: Kegan, Paul, 1938. Hardcover.

Ono, Sokyo, Shinto, the Kami Way. Rutland, Vermont: Charles E.Tuttle Company,1962.

 

Seeger, Eastern Religions, Print edition, op. cit., pp. 201-204.


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