1.Orient readers to the land and peoples of South and Southeast Asia.
2.Provide an historical context for understanding the development of
the religions of India.
3. Introduce the complex array of spiritual beliefs and pract
The Bhagavad Gita
The Bhagavad Gita is a chapter in the Hindu epic, The Mahabharata
that outlines some of the major aspects of Indian religion. The Mahabharata is
one of the worlds most popular books
ASIAN/RELST 2250: Introduction to Asian Religions
Professor Daniel Boucher
Office hours: After class Mon. and by appt.
E-mail: [email protected]
Teaching Assistants: Eileen Vo and Vincent Burgess
This course wil
The higher and the lower types of knowledge
Path of rites and the path of knowledge
THE MuQ<;iaka Upani~ad does not form part of a larger vedic text,
although tradition ascribes it to the Atharvaveda. This ascription,
The Origin of Things
THE ORIGIN OF THINGS
AGGANNA-SUTTA (D III 80-98)
s~ R. Gombrich, 'The Buddha's Book of Genesis?', lndo-Iranian Journal,
35 (1992), 15ir-78, and S. Collins, 'The Discourse on What is Primary
(Aggaiiiia-Sutta)', Journal of Indian Ph
Jeremy Carrette and Richard King,
of the importance of changing nappies and giving cuddles as well as
taking a stand for the sake of future generations.
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