THREE WAYS OF ASIAN WISDOM by Nancy Wilson Ross

THREE WAYS OF ASIAN WISDOM

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Miss Ross, editor of The World of Zen, in this work returns to the Oriental systems of mysticism on a larger scale. Her work is an account of the ""three ways"" of Asian wisdom -- Hinduism, Buddhism, and Zen -- with special attention on their significance for and influence upon the West. For each of the systems, the author presents briefly but comprehensively the most basic historical and doctrinal facts, illustrates her narrative by means of several rather striking works of art representing the concepts and practices of each religion, and explains how these religions have taken hold in the Occident and have exercised a not inconsiderable influence there. It would be hard to imagine a more graphic or more interesting treatment of a subject too often obnubilated by esoteric terminology and, it may be suspected, not completely informed authors. Three Ways of Asian Wisdom is to be recommended as as excellent -- indeed, perhaps as the best -- introduction for the general reader to the great religious systems of the East.

Pub Date: Oct. 31st, 1966
Publisher: Simon & Schuster