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Eastern philosophy

Terms that relate to the philosophy of South and East Asia.

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Eastern philosophy

Neoplatonism

Philosophy; Eastern philosophy

A further development of Platonic philosophy under the influence of Aristotelian and Pythagorean philosophy and Christian mysticism; it flourished between the third and sixth centuries, stressing a ...

Zen Buddhism

Philosophy; Eastern philosophy

A form of Buddhism that reached its zenith in China and later developed in Japan, Korea, and the West; its name (Chinese Ch'an, Japanese Zen) derives from the Sanskrit dhyana (meditation). In early ...

Mencius

Philosophy; Eastern philosophy

A Confucian thinker second in importance to Confucius.

Hsün Tzu

Philosophy; Eastern philosophy

A a Chinese Confucian philosopher who championed a blend of Confucianism and Taoism. Hsün Tzu lived during the Warring States Period and contributed to one of the Hundred Schools of Thought.

sattwa

Philosophy; Eastern philosophy

A transliteration of the Sanskrit word, which represents one of the tree fundamental energies, or gunas. Sattwa is the energy of illumination and goodness, which may be experienced by anyone living ...

rajas

Philosophy; Eastern philosophy

A transliteration of the Sanskrit word, which represents one of the tree fundamental energies, or gunas. Rajas is the energy of activity or movement, which is necessary for carrying out an action. ...

tamas

Philosophy; Eastern philosophy

A transliteration of the Sanskrit word, which represents one of the tree fundamental energies, or gunas. Tamas is the energy which holds things in their place, and brings them to dissolution. As ...

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