GREAT BOOKS: ASIAN CLASSICS

Syllabus
Schedule/Assignments


LINKS & RESOURCES

HINDUISM

Harappa & Mohenjo-daro
Mohenjo-daro (Wiki)
Harappa (Wiki)
Indus Valley Civilizations (general site)
Around the Indus Valley in 90 Slides
The Radiation Mystery

Indus Valley and Easter Island (Rongorongo) writing compared

Brahman & Atman
In Vedic/Hindu Metaphysics
As Universal Self & Ultimate Reality
Panentheism in Hinduism(Wiki)

The Mahabharata
The Mahabharata (Wiki)
The Story of the Mahabharata

Vimanas - Ancient Indian Flying Machines
Vimanas (ancient India’s flying machines – scroll down for images)
The Story of Vimanas
Vimanas on Crystalinks
Ancient Flying Machines

The Bhagavad Gita
The Bhagavad Gita (Wiki)
The Bhagavad Gita - Translation by Sanderson Beck
Summary of the Gita

Yoga
The Eight Limbs , The Core of Yoga by William J.D. Doran
A 1938 silent film of Iyengar demonstrating hatha yoga:
"Conscious Breathing" animation:
Tara Stiles (Form Model) on basic yoga:

TAOISM

I Ching
Wiki: I Ching

Herk Stokely on the I Ching

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIcqZx_5oWA


I Ching (Just 6 Things) from "Imagining the 10th Dimension" (includes summary of the Wiki entry, for those too lazy to read)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbplSTSK3mY
Wilhelm's Introduction to his I Ching translation
Carl Jung's Foreword to the I Ching
The I Ching as a "Super-Computer"
I Ching and the Genetic Code
God as a Mathematical Formula (I Ching and the Torah)
I Ching Online (electronic readings)
Wiki: The Rorschach Test
The Rorschach Test (see sample blots)
An amusing parody of the Inkblot Test (you can take a sample)
Digital Rorschach made of fractals

The Tao Te Ching
Wiki entry
Translated by Jane English and Gai-fu Feng
Compare various translations here.
175+ translations of Chapter 1 from The Bureau of Public Secrets
The "paraphrase" "perpetrated by Ron Hogan (you'll have to zoom in a bit)



BUDDHISM

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

Where Science and Buddhism Meet

The Oxherding Pictures -- Sung Dynasty China
Ten Bulls -- Oxherding Pictures of Ka Kuan
Synopsis of A Dream of Nine Clouds