Great Spiritual Classics of the Orient: 2500 B.C. to 300 A.D., 1981

by: Roger Weir

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Great Spiritual Classics of the Orient: 2500 B.C. to 300 A.D.

13 of 13 presentations available
Thursdays, Jul 2, 1981 to Sep 24, 1981



  • Rig Veda
    The Written Origins of Vision and Ritual in India by the Earliest Poet-Philosophers
      Recorded: July 2, 1981
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  • I Ching
    Fu Hsi and the Pa Kua, King Wen and the Hexagrams, The Ten Wings, and Contemporary Works
      Recorded: July 9, 1981
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  • Upanishads
    Early Teachings of Mountain Sages in Northern India. Especially Isa, Kena, and Brihadaranyaka (Great-Breath-Forest-Sermon)
      Recorded: July 16, 1981
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  • Tao Te Ching
    Lao-tzu in Early China, Tao, Taoism, and Natural Mysticism
      Recorded: July 23, 1981
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  • Analects
    Confucius, or K'ung-fu-Tzu and Chinese Classics; "Jen" as Human Heartedness and as Civilization
      Recorded: July 30, 1981
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  • Dhammapada
    The First Shaping of Buddha's Words. The Path of Truth according to the Old Tradition
      Recorded: August 6, 1981
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  • Ramayana
    Valmiki, Tulsi Das, and Shadow Puppets of Indonesia
      Recorded: August 13, 1981
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  • Jataka
    Animal Tales of the Buddha's Former Lives. A Kind of Spiritual Aesop
      Recorded: August 20, 1981
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  • Bhagavad Gita
    In It's Original Context and as Gandhi's Workbook
      Recorded: August 27, 1981
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  • Book of Mencius
    Classic Confucian Sage. Translations from Legge, Lau, Hughes, and I.A. Richards in Multiple Definitions of the Mind
      Recorded: September 3, 1981
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  • Chuang-Tzu
    Third Century B.C. Sage, Great Stylist, and Wisdom Storyteller
      Recorded: September 10, 1981
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  • Ashvaghosha
    The Awakening of Faith. A Second Century Buddhist Classic
      Recorded: September 17, 1981
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  • Prajnaparamita Sutras
    The Great Wisdom Teachings of Mahayana Buddhism. Ranging from 25,000 Words to One Syllable
      Recorded: September 24, 1981
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