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Wisdom Commons: Exploring, Elevating and Celebrating Our Shared Moral Core - Explore the Tao Te Ching from a New Thought Perspective Eastern philosophy - Wikipedia Set of philosophies originating in Asia Eastern philosophy or Asian philosophy includes the various philosophies that originated in East and South Asia, including Chinese philosophy, Japanese philosophy, Korean philosophy, and Vietnamese philosophy; all of these are dominant in East Asia and Vietnam,[1] and Indian philosophy (including Hindu philosophy, Jain philosophy, Buddhist philosophy), which are dominant in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Tibet, and Mongolia.[2][3] Indian philosophy[edit] Indian philosophy refers to ancient philosophical traditions (Sanskrit: dárśana; 'world views', 'teachings')[4] of the Indian subcontinent. Later developments include the development of Tantra and Iranian-Islamic influences. Orthodox schools[edit] Each school of Hindu philosophy has extensive epistemological literature called Pramana-sastras.[44][45] In Hindu history, the distinction of the six orthodox schools was current in the Gupta period "golden age" of Hinduism. Sāmkhya and Yoga[edit] Nyāya[edit] - The Answers to Everything Lie Within the Substance of Energy About Katinka Hesselink - All Considering Who am I? That’s the question. It’s a basically spiritual question as well: and any answer I give is limited by the concepts introduced by the words in the answers. That said – I’m a daughter. I’m a sister. I’ve studied world religion at Leiden University for several years, specializing in India, Buddhism and the psychology, sociology and anthropology of religion. I got my start studying religion and spirituality as a member of the Theosophical Society in 1994. I write online for a living. You can contact me at: Here’s some of the places I’m active online. The picture of Katinka Hesselink on the right was made by Chris van der Blonk in 2011.

Blind men and an elephant Blind Men Appraising an Elephant by Ohara Donshu, Edo Period (early 19th century), Brooklyn Museum The story of the blind men and an elephant originated in the Indian subcontinent from where it has widely diffused. It is a story of a group of blind men (or men in the dark) who touch an elephant to learn what it is like. Each one feels a different part, but only one part, such as the side or the tusk. They then compare notes and learn that they are in complete disagreement. It is a parable that has crossed between many religious traditions and is part of Jain, Buddhist, Sufi, Hindu and Bahá’í lore. The story[edit] In various versions of the tale, a group of blind men (or men in the dark) touch an elephant to learn what it is. The stories differ primarily in how the elephant's body parts are described, how violent the conflict becomes and how (or if) the conflict among the men and their perspectives is resolved. The blind men and the elephant (wall relief in Northeast Thailand) Jain[edit]

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