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Author Brannigan, Michael C., 1948-

Title Striking a balance : a primer in traditional Asian values / Michael C. Brannigan.

Imprint Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2010.

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Edition Rev. ed.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 231 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-214) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Hindu ethics -- Life's four stages -- Life's four goals -- Paths to Enlightenment -- Karma and rebirth -- Shades of Dharma -- Buddhist ethics -- The middle path -- The four noble truths -- In the wake of karma -- The four supreme virtues -- What is a Buddhist social ethic? -- Zen Buddhist ethics -- A way of the monk : practice is attainment -- A way of the warrior -- A way of tea : the virtue of presence -- Taoist ethics -- Cultivating the Tao -- The art of yielding : Wu-wei -- Spontaneity as awareness -- Fasting of the mind -- Confucian ethics -- Lessons from the analects -- Human nature : is it essentially good or corrupt? -- Seeking the right balance in neo-Confucianism -- A return to Ako : Japanese neo-Confucianism -- Capitalism and human rights.
Summary Striking a Balance: A Primer in Traditional Asian Values offers a lucid, thoughtful, and thoroughly engaging review of the major ethical teachings in the dominant Asian traditions. Michael C. Brannigan applies his extensive background and scholarship to craft a concise yet comprehensive introduction to Asian ethics covering the long-standing traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. He does this through the skillful use of narratives from classical and contemporaryAsian literature. Moreover, he demonstrates that, despite differences, these traditions share a uni.
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Subject Ethics -- Asia.
Religious ethics.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Brannigan, Michael C., 1948- Striking a balance. Rev. ed. Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2010 9780739138458 (DLC) 2009030903 (OCoLC)428895767
ISBN 9780739138472 (electronic bk.)
0739138472 (electronic bk.)
0739138456 (cloth ; alk. paper)
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0739138464 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780739138465 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780739138458 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780739138465 (pbk. ; alk. paper)