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Eastern philosophy

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

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Eastern philosophy


Philosophy; Eastern philosophy

Derived from the Sanskrit word 'Smarana', this means remembering or contemplating on the highest.

Tao Te Ching

Philosophy; Eastern philosophy

Book of ancient Chinese scripture, composed of 81 brief chapters or sections. Tradition has it that the book was written around 600 BCE by a sage called Laozi, a record-keeper in the Emperor's Court ...


Philosophy; Eastern philosophy

A religion of Japanese Shinto origin with some Buddhist influence. It was founded by a female peasant, Nakayama Miki, who underwent a revelatory experience from 1838 onwards. After this date she is ...

Lao Zi

Philosophy; Eastern philosophy

Chinese philosopher (fl.6th century BC), traditionally the author of the Dao De Jing (now known to have been compiled in the 3rd century BC) and founder of Daoism. Few facts are known about his life, ...


Philosophy; Eastern philosophy

Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or as an end in itself.

Garuda Pancasila

Philosophy; Eastern philosophy

Garuda Pancasila is Indonesian national emblem, Indonesia uses Garuda, a mythical bird or bird-like creature (sometimes associated with Phoenix) as the national emblem. Moreover, on its chest, there ...

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