Wisdom of the East
This page spotlights the books in the series
The Wisdom of the East,
most of which were published
in the first two decades of the twentieth century under the
editorship of L. Cranmer-Byng and S.A. Kapadia.
We are currently attempting a systematic inventory of the
by S. Yamabe and L. Adams Beck 
A key Pure Land text, by the founder of the most popular form of Buddhism in Japan.
The Buddha's Way of Virtue
tr. by W.D.C. Wagiswara and K.J. Saunders 
A translation of the Dhammapada, one of the central Buddhist sacred texts.
The Book of Odes
by L. Cranmer-Byng 
A selection of ancient Chinese poetry from the Shih Ching.
The Book of Filial Duty
by Ivan Chen 
A translation of the Hsiao Ching, a classic text which defines the web of Confucian social relationships.
A Feast of Lanterns
by L. Cranmer-Byng 
A collection of classic Chinese poetry.
Ancient Egyptian Legends
Margaret Alice Murray 
A taste of Ancient Egyptian mythology, by the trailblazing scholar Margaret Murray.
The Burden of Isis
by James Teackle Dennis 
A translation of a set of hymns to the goddess Isis.
Ancient Jewish Proverbs
by Abraham Cohen 
A treasury of Jewish proverbs from the Mishna and Talmud.
by L.D. Barnett 
A short exposition of the Hindu Vedanta philosophy.
The Secret Rose Garden
of Sa'd Ud Din Mahmud Shabistari,
Translated by Florence Lederer 
The Alchemy of Happiness
The Diwan of Zeb-un-Nissa
by Al-Ghazzali, tr. by Claud Field .
by Zeb-un-Nissa, translated by Magan Lal and
Duncan Westbrook 
Sufi poetry by an accomplished Mughal woman.
The Bustan of Sadi
by Sadi, tr. by A. Hart Edwards .
A Persian Sufi poet's legacy of wisdom.
The Diwan of Abu'l-Ala
tr. by Henry Baerlein 
A delighful selection of poems by a 10th century Syrian rationalist philosopher.
The Religion of the Koran
by Arthur N. Wollaston 
A short introduction to Islam with topical quotes from the Qur'an.
by John Wortabet 
Islamic wisdom literature from the Quran, Hadith and traditional proverbs.
Yang Chu's Garden of Pleasure
translated by Anton Forke 
The Sayings of Lao Tzu
Lao Tzu, tr. by Lionel Giles 
A clear English rendering of the Tao te Ching by one of the best Chinese translators.
Musings of a Chinese Mystic
Chuang Tzu, tr. by Lionel Giles 
A short collection of texts featuring the Taoist sage Chuang Tzu.