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The World's Religions Setting & Symbolism

Huston Smith
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Bhagavata

This is a collection of Hindu religious writings.

Koran

The holy book delivered from God to Muhammad.

Banaras

This city is a spiritual center in India.

Bo tree

This is the traditional tree under which the Buddha sat until he gained enlightenment.

Yanas

These are the "rafts" in Buddhism that transport one to enlightenment.

China

China is the home country of Confucius and Lao Tzu.

Tao Te Ching

It could be called the Taoists' Bible.

Yoga

Familiar in one aspect to the West, yoga is a system of static exercise and postures.

Yin/yang symbol

This familiar symbol is correlative to opposite forces.

Jinn

These are the false gods or evil spirits of pre-Islamic Arabia.

Mecca

One of two holy cities in Saudi Arabia, it was the birthplace of Muhammad.

Egypt

Egypt is the land from which the Hebrew people were delivered.

Torah

The Torah is comprised...

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