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The Tao of Pooh & The Te of Piglet (Paperback, New Edition): Benjamin Hoff The Tao of Pooh & The Te of Piglet (Paperback, New Edition)
Benjamin Hoff; Illustrated by E.H. Shepard 1
R298 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R67 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An utterly unique and accessible introduction to the ancient principles of Taoism with the world's favourite bear, Winnie-the-Pooh and his friend Piglet.

Winnie-the-Pooh has a certain way about him, a way of doing things that has made him the world's most beloved bear, and Pooh's Way, as Benjamin Hoff brilliantly demonstrates, seems strangely close to the ancient Chinese principles of Taoism. And as for Piglet, he embodies the very important principle of Te, meaning Virtue of the Small.

"It's hard to be brave,' said Piglet, sniffing slightly, "when you're only a Very Small Animal."
Rabbit, who had begun to write very busily, looked up and said: "It is because you are a very small animal that you will be useful in the adventure before us."

Benjamin Hoff's explanations of Taoism and Te through Pooh and Piglet show that this is not an ancient and remote philosophy but something that you can use, here and now. Beautifully illustrated by E H Shepard.

The Art of War (Paperback): Sun Tzu The Art of War (Paperback)
Sun Tzu 2
R70 R56 Discovery Miles 560 Save R14 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.`Opportunities multiply as they are seized.'Written in the 6th century BC, Sun Tzu's The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise that is still revered today as the ultimate commentary on war and military strategy. Focussing on the principle that one can outsmart your foe mentally by thinking very carefully about strategy before resorting to physical battle, this philosophy continues to be applied to the corporate and business world.Sun Tzu's timeless appraisal of the different aspects of warfare are laid out in 13 chapters, including sections on `Laying Plans', `Waging War' and `Terrain'. Words that are as resonant today in every aspect of our lives as they were when he wrote them.

The Imperial Style of Inquiry in Twentieth-Century China - The Emergence of New Approaches (Paperback): Donald J Munro The Imperial Style of Inquiry in Twentieth-Century China - The Emergence of New Approaches (Paperback)
Donald J Munro
R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Japonisme - Ikigai, Forest Bathing, Wabi-Sabi and More (Hardcover): Erin Niimi Longhurst Japonisme - Ikigai, Forest Bathing, Wabi-Sabi and More (Hardcover)
Erin Niimi Longhurst 1
R280 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R60 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A Japanese-inspired guide to living a happier, more fulfilled life. Japonisme explores the Japanese art of finding contentment and includes practical tips and tricks to live a happier, healthier, more thoughtful life. What is your ikigai (purpose)? How do you practice mindfulness in the unpredictability and chaos of everyday life? From shinrinyoku (forest bathing), calligraphy, ikebana (fl ower arranging) to tea ceremonies and their approach to food, the Japanese have found contentment through traditions,philosophies, and the practice of art. This book shows how we can all incorporate aspects of Japonisme into our daily lives. Enhance your lifestyle and enrich your mind by looking at life through the lens of wabi-sabi (the transient nature of life), kintsugi (repairing broken ceramics with gold) or kaizen (habit-forming techniques), in an accessible, practical way.

Lost Maps of the Caliphs (Hardcover): Yossef Rapoport, Emilie Savage-Smith Lost Maps of the Caliphs (Hardcover)
Yossef Rapoport, Emilie Savage-Smith
R1,015 Discovery Miles 10 150 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

About a millennium ago, in Cairo, someone completed a large and richly illustrated book. In the course of thirty-five chapters, our unknown author guided the reader on a journey from the outermost cosmos and planets to Earth and its lands, islands, features and inhabitants. This treatise, known as The Book of Curiosities, was unknown to modern scholars until a remarkable manuscript copy surfaced in 2000. Lost Maps of the Caliphs provides the first general overview of The Book of Curiosities and the unique insight it offers into medieval Islamic thought. Opening with an account of the remarkable discovery of the manuscript and its purchase by the Bodleian Library, the authors use The Book of Curiosities to re-evaluate the development of astrology, geography and cartography in the first four centuries of Islam. Early astronomical 'maps' and drawings demonstrate the medieval understanding of the structure of the cosmos and illustrate the pervasive assumption that almost any visible celestial event had an effect upon life on Earth. Lost Maps of the Caliphs also reconsiders the history of global communication networks at the turn of the previous millennium. Not only is The Book of Curiosities one of the greatest achievements of medieval map-making, it is also a remarkable contribution to the story of Islamic civilization.

The Tao of Pooh (Paperback): Benjamin Hoff The Tao of Pooh (Paperback)
Benjamin Hoff; Illustrated by E.H. Shepard 1
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

"What's this you're writing?" asked Pooh, climbing onto the writing table. "The Tao of Pooh," I replied. "The how of Pooh?" asked Pooh, smudging one of the words I had just written. "The Tao of Pooh," I replied, poking his paw away with my pencil. "It seems more like ow! of Pooh," said Pooh, rubbing his paw. "Well, it's not," I replied huffily. "What's it about?" asked Pooh, leaning forward and smearing another word. "It's about how to stay happy and calm under all circumstances!" I yelled. "Have you read it?" asked Pooh... ...Winnie-the-Pooh has a certain way about him, a way of doing things that has made him the world's most beloved bear, and Pooh's Way, as Benjamin Hoff brilliantly demonstrates, seems strangely close to the ancient Chinese principles of Taoism. Follow the Pooh Way in this humorous and enlightening introduction to Taoism, with classic illustrations from E.H. Shepard throughout.

Tao Te Ching (Paperback): Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching (Paperback)
Lao Tzu; Translated by Stephen Addiss, Stanley Lombardo; Introduction by Burton Watson
R332 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R33 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Deftly introduced and enriched by the remarkable ink paintings of Stephen Addiss, this new translation of Tao Te Ching captures the terse and enigmatic beauty of the ancient original while resisting the tendency toward interpretive paraphrase found in many other editions. Along with the translation of the complete work, Lombardo and Addiss provide the reader with a measure of interaction with the Chinese text found in no other edition, by furnishing one or more key lines from the original Chinese for each of the eighty-one sections, together with a transliteration of the Chinese characters. The appearance and sounds of the Chinese character displayed, enhance the reader's appreciation of how the Chinese text works and feels and the many different ways it can be translated into English.

Light On Yoga - The Definitive Guide To Yoga Practice (Paperback, Thorsons Classics edition): B. K. S. Iyengar Light On Yoga - The Definitive Guide To Yoga Practice (Paperback, Thorsons Classics edition)
B. K. S. Iyengar
R280 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R56 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The definitive work by B.K.S. Iyengar, the world's most respected yoga teacher. B.K.S. Iyengar has devoted his life to the practice and study of yoga. It was B.K.S. Iyengar's unique teaching style, bringing precision and clarity to the practice, as well as a mindset of ‘yoga for all', which has made it into the worldwide phenomenon it is today.

Light on Yoga is widely called ‘the bible of yoga' and has served as the source book for generations of yoga students around the world. It is the classic text for all serious students of yoga.

  • B.K.S. Iyengar's own photo-illustrated, step-by-step guides to every yoga routine.
  • Week-by-week development plan – with a total of 300 weeks to allow gradual progression from novice to advanced technique.
  • B.K.S. Iyengar's unique and inspired guide to Pranayama – yoga breathing techniques.
  • B.K.S. Iyengar's yoga philosophy for life and an introduction to the spiritual aspects of yoga.
  • Yoga sequences and asanas to help heal a range of specific illnesses and conditions.
The Heart of Yoga - Developing Personal Practice (Paperback, 2nd Edition, Revised Edition): T.K.V. Desikachar The Heart of Yoga - Developing Personal Practice (Paperback, 2nd Edition, Revised Edition)
T.K.V. Desikachar
R495 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R172 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to viniyoga--yoga adapted to the needs of the individual.
- A contemporary classic by a world-renowned teacher.
- This new edition adds thirty-two poems by Krishnamacharya that capture the essence of his teachings.
Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who lived to be over 100 years old, was one of the greatest yogis of the modern era. Elements of Krishnamacharya's teaching have become well known around the world through the work of B. K. S. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, and Indra Devi, who all studied with Krishnamacharya. Krishnamacharya's son T. K. V. Desikachar lived and studied with his father all his life and now teaches the full spectrum of Krishnamacharya's yoga. Desikachar has based his method on Krishnamacharya's fundamental concept of "viniyoga," which maintains that practices must be continually adapted to the individual's changing needs to achieve the maximum therapeutic value.
In "The Heart of Yoga" Desikachar offers a distillation of his father's system as well as his own practical approach, which he describes as "a program for the spine at every level--physical, mental, and spiritual." This is the first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to the age-old principles of yoga. Desikachar discusses all the elements of yoga--poses and counterposes, conscious breathing, meditation, and philosophy--and shows how the yoga student may develop a practice tailored to his or her current state of health, age, occupation, and lifestyle.
This is a revised edition of "The Heart of Yoga."

Emil L. Fackenheim - A Jewish Philosopher's Response to the Holocaust (Paperback): David Patterson Emil L. Fackenheim - A Jewish Philosopher's Response to the Holocaust (Paperback)
David Patterson
R502 Discovery Miles 5 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Emil Fackenheim was the last in a long line of Jewish philosophers to emerge from Germany, the modern center of Western philosophy, following Moses Mendelssohn, Leo Baeck, and Martin Buber. In this revealing book, David Patterson explores Fackenheim's rigorous pursuit of a philosophical response to the tragedy of the Holocaust. Fackenheim's writing sheds light on the tensions between Jewish thinking and German philosophy, illustrating how elements of the latter were used by the Nazis to justify Jewish annihilation. In addition, he emphasizes the important implications of defining Jewish philosophy as its own entity, separate from the tenets of the Jewish cultural tradition.

The Ancient Classics Collection: The Art of War & Tao Te Ching (Hardcover): Sun Tzu, Lao Tzu, Tom Butler-Bowdon The Ancient Classics Collection: The Art of War & Tao Te Ching (Hardcover)
Sun Tzu, Lao Tzu, Tom Butler-Bowdon
R415 R333 Discovery Miles 3 330 Save R82 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Find out how to lead without conflict with these ancient bestselling personal development guides. These luxury hardback editions are now available in a set as a keepsake for yourself or as a present for your friends and family. Containing essential advice for leaders and managers that still resonates 2,500 years later The Art of War brings a different way of seeing conflict, teaching us that with enough intelligence, it is possible to conquer with a minimum of force and little destruction to gain a win-win outcome, not just defeating a person in an argument but bringing them over to our way of thinking. Tao Te Ching focuses on attunement, rather than mindless striving, offering an alternative to command-and-control leadership and a different way of seeing personal success a position that has led to this ancient Chinese text becoming an internationally bestselling leadership guide. Sun Tzu and Lao Tzu: The Ancient Classics Collection: The Art of War and Tao Te Ching offer: * Lessons for managers and business leaders * Strategies for survival and success in difficult times * Advice on how to conquer with minimal destruction and conflict * An introduction from Tom Butler Brown, the personal development literature expert

The Heart of the Buddha's Path (Paperback): Dalai Lama XIV The Heart of the Buddha's Path (Paperback)
Dalai Lama XIV
R230 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R44 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Ikigai (Hardcover): Hector Garcia, Francesc Miralles Ikigai (Hardcover)
Hector Garcia, Francesc Miralles 2
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

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We all have an ikigai.

It's the Japanese word for a reason to live or a reason to jump out of bed in the morning .

It s the place where your needs, desires, ambitions, and satisfaction meet. A place of balance. Small wonder that finding your ikigai is closely linked to living longer.

Finding your ikigai is easier than you might think. This book will help you work out what your own ikigai really is, and equip you to change your life. You have a purpose in this world: your skills, your interests, your desires and your history have made you the perfect candidate for something. All you have to do is find it.

Do that, and you can make every single day of your life joyful and meaningful.

The Essentials of Governance (Paperback): Wu Jing The Essentials of Governance (Paperback)
Wu Jing; Edited by Hilde De Weerdt, Glen Dudbridge, Gabe van Beijeren
R652 Discovery Miles 6 520 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
God and Juggernaut - Iran's Intellectual Encounter with Modernity (Paperback, 1st ed): Farzin Vahdat God and Juggernaut - Iran's Intellectual Encounter with Modernity (Paperback, 1st ed)
Farzin Vahdat
R513 Discovery Miles 5 130 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Farzin Vahdat has written a trenchant analysis of the intellectual discourse of modernity in Iran. Although there have been several recent studies about Iranian intellectuals, this volume is unique in that it focuses almost entirely on intellectual discourse among the clergy.

Vahdat first provides us with a solid foundation for understanding the key Critical Theory concept of subjectivity -- especially as expounded in the writings of Jurgen Habermas. Then, he successfully shows how one Western philosophical approach does have universal applicability by demonstrating the concern of Iranian theorists such as Shariati, Motahhari, Khomeini, and Sorush with human subjectivity.

By engaging the major theoretical discourses of modernity, the author attempts for the first time in a non-Western context to address some of the central theoretical issues involved in modernity and Iran's experience of these issues. As such, this study can contribute to a profound understanding of modernity and its development in a Middle Eastern context. This book is an important addition to the growing body of work in Global Studies and Critical Theory as well as on contemporary Iran.

The Dialogic Emergence of an Ancestral Worldview - Living Language in Kazakhstan (Paperback): Eva Marie Dubuisson The Dialogic Emergence of an Ancestral Worldview - Living Language in Kazakhstan (Paperback)
Eva Marie Dubuisson
R680 Discovery Miles 6 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An anthropological investigation that explores the spiritual tradition of ancestors in Kazakh culture. Dubuisson argues that Kazakh life cannot be properly understood without grasping how the lived reality of "the ancestors are among us" plays out in social and political discourse, and in everyday life.

Dignaga's Investigation of the Percept - A Philosophical Legacy in India and Tibet (Paperback): Douglas Duckworth, Malcolm... Dignaga's Investigation of the Percept - A Philosophical Legacy in India and Tibet (Paperback)
Douglas Duckworth, Malcolm David Eckel, Jay L. Garfield, John Powers, Yeshes Thabkhas, …
R991 Discovery Miles 9 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Investigation of the Percept is a short (eight verses and a three page autocommentary) work that focuses on issues of perception and epistemology. Its author, Dignaga, was one of the most influential figures in the Indian Buddhist epistemological tradition, and his ideas had a profound and wide-ranging impact in India, Tibet, and China. The work inspired more than twenty commentaries throughout East Asia and three in Tibet, the most recent in 2014. This book is the first of its kind in Buddhist studies: a comprehensive history of a text and its commentarial tradition. The volume editors translate the root text and commentary, along with Indian and Tibetan commentaries, providing detailed analyses of the commentarial innovations of each author, as well as critically edited versions of all texts and extant Sanskrit fragments of passages. The team-based approach made it possible to study and translate a corpus of treatises in Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Chinese and to employ the methods of critical philology and cross-cultural philosophy to provide readers with a rich collection of studies and translations, along with detailed philosophical analyses that open up the intriguing implications of Dignaga's thought and demonstrate the diversity of commentarial approaches to his text. This rich text has inspired some of the greatest minds in India and Tibet. It explores some of the key issues of Buddhist epistemology: the relationship between minds and their percepts, the problems of idealism and realism, and error and misperception.

Tao Te Ching - The Ancient Classic (Hardcover): Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching - The Ancient Classic (Hardcover)
Lao Tzu; Introduction by Tom Butler-Bowdon 1
R269 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R53 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A luxury, keep-sake edition of an ancient Chinese scripture

This ancient text, fundamental to Taoism, has become a source of inspiration and guidance for millions in modern society. It's focus on attunement, rather than mindless striving, offers an alternative to command-and-control leadership and a different way of seeing personal success - a position that has led to this ancient Chinese text becoming an internationally bestselling personal development guide. Now the text has been given a makeover and this deluxe, gift edition is set to become the market leader, following in the footsteps of the other bestselling Capstone Classic editions.

Includes: Paints a picture of a person in full attunementIllustrates how fulfillment and peace, without struggle, can deliver to us what we need and desireAn alternative way to view personal successA new introduction by Tom Butler Bowdon, the classic personal development expert

Bushido: The Soul of Japan (Paperback): Inazo Nitobe Bushido: The Soul of Japan (Paperback)
Inazo Nitobe
R145 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R29 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'What Japan was she owed to the samurai. They were not only the flower of the nation, but its root as well.' Inazo Nitobe's book, the most influential ever written on Bushido, or the samurai Way of the Warrior, argues that the philosophy of Bushido is the true key to understanding 'the soul of Japan'. One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This new selection showcases a diverse list of thinkers who have helped shape our world today, from anarchists to stoics, feminists to prophets, satirists to Zen Buddhists.

Kumazawa Banzan: Governing the Realm and Bringing Peace to All below Heaven (Paperback): Kumazawa Banzan Kumazawa Banzan: Governing the Realm and Bringing Peace to All below Heaven (Paperback)
Kumazawa Banzan; Edited by John A. Tucker
R648 Discovery Miles 6 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Kumazawa Banzan's (1619-1691) Responding to the Great Learning (Daigaku wakumon) stands as the first major writing on political economy in early modern Japanese history. John A. Tucker's translation is the first English rendition of this controversial text to be published in eighty years. The introduction offers an accessible and incisive commentary, including detailed analyses of Banzan's text within the context of his life, as well as broader historical and intellectual developments in East Asian Confucian thought. Emphasizing parallels between Banzan's life events, such as his relief efforts in the Okayama domain following devastating flooding, and his later writings advocating compassionate government, environmental initiatives, and projects for growing wealth, Tucker sheds light on Banzan's main objective of 'governing the realm and bringing peace and prosperity to all below heaven'. In Responding to the Great Learning, Banzan was doing more than writing a philosophical commentary, he was advising the Tokugawa shogunate to undertake a major reorganization of the polity - or face the consequences.

The Prophet (Paperback): Kahlil Gibran The Prophet (Paperback)
Kahlil Gibran
R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Ethics - with The Treatise on the Emendation of the Intellect and Selected Letters (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Baruch... Ethics - with The Treatise on the Emendation of the Intellect and Selected Letters (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Baruch Spinoza; Translated by Samuel Shirley; Edited by Seymour Feldman
R391 R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Save R38 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since their publications in 1982, Samuel Shirley's translations of Spinoza's Ethics and Selected Letters have been commended for their accuracy and readability. Now with the addition of his new translation of Treatise on the Emendation of the Intellect this enlarged edition will be even more useful to students of Spinoza's thought.

The Muqaddimah - An Introduction to History - Abridged Edition (Abridged, Paperback, Abridged edition): Ibn Ibn Khaldun The Muqaddimah - An Introduction to History - Abridged Edition (Abridged, Paperback, Abridged edition)
Ibn Ibn Khaldun; Edited by N.J. Dawood; Translated by Franz Rosenthal; Introduction by Bruce B. Lawrence
R602 R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Save R147 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Muqaddimah, often translated as "Introduction" or "Prolegomenon," is the most important Islamic history of the premodern world. Written by the great fourteenth-century Arab scholar Ibn Khaldun (d. 1406), this monumental work established the foundations of several fields of knowledge, including the philosophy of history, sociology, ethnography, and economics. The first complete English translation, by the eminent Islamicist and interpreter of Arabic literature Franz Rosenthal, was published in three volumes in 1958 as part of the Bollingen Series and received immediate acclaim in the United States and abroad. A one-volume abridged version of Rosenthal's masterful translation first appeared in 1969. This Princeton Classics edition of the abridged version includes Rosenthal's original introduction as well as a contemporary introduction by Bruce B. Lawrence. This volume makes available a seminal work of Islam and medieval and ancient history to twenty-first century audiences.

The Buddhist on Death Row - How One Man Found Light in the Darkest Place (Hardcover): David Sheff The Buddhist on Death Row - How One Man Found Light in the Darkest Place (Hardcover)
David Sheff
R575 R466 Discovery Miles 4 660 Save R109 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy (Paperback, 2nd edition): Philip J. Ivanhoe, Bryan W. Van Norden Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Philip J. Ivanhoe, Bryan W. Van Norden
R877 R741 Discovery Miles 7 410 Save R136 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This new edition offers expanded selections from the works of Kongzi (Confucius), Mengzi (Mencius), Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu), and Xunzi (Hsun Tzu); two new works, the dialogues Robber Zhi and White Horse ; a concise general introduction; brief introductions to, and selective bibliographies for, each work; and four appendices that shed light on important figures, periods, texts, and terms in Chinese thought.

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