Eastern Spirituality in America: Selected Writings

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INDEX TO INTRODUCTION
Adams, Hannah, 8
American religion (See also Eastern religious groups, American): and Buddhism, 19- 22 ; currents of Eastern religion in, 6-7; focuses of, 5-6; Hinduism in, 42; history of Eastern religion in, 32-34; intellectual influence of Eastern religion on, 7-11; and Mesmerism, 13-15; and occultism, 11-12; preparation of, for East, 11-16; and romanticism, 11; and science, 15-16; and Swedenborgianism, 13-14; and theosophy, 16-19
Arnold, Sir Edwin, 19
Asian religion, ethnic, 42
Beat movement, 40
Bhajan, Yogi, 39
Bhaktivedanta, Swami, 33, 38
Blavatsky, Helena P. (See also Isis Unveiled): character of, 25-26; and founding of theosophy, 16- 19; and Mesmerism, 14
Block, Marguerite, 13
Brooks, Phillips, 19
Buddhism: in America, 19-22; Nichiren, 40; Theravada, 41; Tibetan, 40-41
Buddhist groups, 39-41
Confucian Enlightenment, 7-8
Cross, Whitney, 15
Davis, Andrew Jackson, 14
Dayal, Shiv, 38
Divine Light Mission, 37
Eastern religion (See also Eastern religious groups, American): and Buddhism, in America, 19-22; currents of, in America, 6-7; focus on, in America, 5-6; history of, in America, 32-34; intellectual influences of, on America, 7-11; preparation for, in America, 11-16; and theosophy, 16-19
Eastern religious groups, American: appeal of, 22; Asian religion, ethnic, 42-43; Buddhist, 39-41; and charisma, 22-23; desire of, for new religion, 34; experience of, intensity of, 27-28; Hindu- derived, 36-38; intellectual expression of, 23-27; overview of, 34-35; Sikhism-related, 38- 39 ; sociology in, 28-32; Taoism, 41-42; theosophical, 35-36; worship in, 28-32
Eckanka, 39
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 8-9, 19

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Table of contents

  • Eastern Spirituality in America - Selected Writings *
  • Contents v
  • Preface 1
  • General Introduction 4
  • I - Introduction 5
  • II - Hinduism 45
  • Hindu Selections *
  • III - Buddhism 114
  • Buddhist Selections *
  • IV - Taoism 195
  • Taoist Selection *
  • V - Theosophy 215
  • Theosophy Selection *
  • Bibliography of General Works on Eastern Spirituality in America 235
  • Index to Introduction 237
  • Index to Texts 240
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