Academic Papers on Eastern Mythology

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A 4 page discussion of the Indian myth of the River Sutra. The writer examines this story as being similar in theme to popular American 'old wives' tales.' The healing powers of the river can easily be compared with those of chicken soup-- the capacity to cure is really only mental. The paper goes on ...

Approximately 4 pages in length. Compares the Indian creation myth ''Rig-Veda X, cxxix: 'In the Beginning'' with Genesis, Chaper I. Excellent for those studying mythology, religion, philosophy, Western Civ. etc; Bibliography contains 2 references.

This 5 page paper considers the impact of television on the social and psychological development of children and the correlation between television and acts of violence in the youth of today. This paper outlines a number of viewpoints regarding the issue of the impact of television, and then relates the authors own view of ...

A 5 page overview of Robert Goldman's Gods, Priests and Warriors, which offers insight into one of the world's great collections of mythology, the Sanskrit masterpiece, the Mahabharata. Goldman perspective on the Mahabharata concerns the fact that in this massive epic, there is a disproportionate amount of text devoted to the histories and exploits of ...

A 16 page research paper that examines the characterization of two heroes, Arjuna and Karna, who appear in the great Indian epic the Mahabharata. As epic heroes, both men are presented as the embodiment of all admirable qualities. Both men are natural born warriors, who are tremendously skilled in battle, excellent archers and courageous leaders. ...

A 10 page overview of dragons. The author distinguishes between Eastern and Western dragons noting that while in the West dragons are typically regarded as evil and something to be eradicated, Eastern dragons are most often revered. Morphology and function differs radically, however, even among eastern dragons. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Personal response to reading The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh. Reading The Miracle of Mindfulness is a practice in mindfulness because of the author’s and translator’s simple use of mindfulness in creating the written record of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Vietnamese Buddhist philosophy. For example, even before getting past the introduction, on page viii ...

Personal response to reading The Radiant Mind collection edited by Jean Smith. The Radiant Mind is a practice in walking the path of Buddha. It is the search for knowledge like walking a path in search of teachers, except that the teachers are all located in one place, The Radiant Mind. Not only is the ...

Modern society is obsessed with sex. Any glance at the television screen, tabloids, or even traditional news outlets informs of a world that cannot get enough of the dirty details of a star’s sexual affairs or even those of a Prince and Princess or a President of a country. Today, movie stars and celebrities are ...

This 3 page paper discusses the similarities between the two, and speculates as to why two cultures so far apart in time and space could have produced such similar works. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Sumerian Mythology

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page research paper discusses the influence of climatic and geographical features on Sumerian mythology. The writer shows that this ancient civilization's location between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers had a profound influence on the Sumerian worldview as expressed in their myths. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 3 page essay that contrasts and compares 3 creation stories. In ancient creation mythology, the role of feminine deities, and women in general, is to provide a sense of conflict, which serves to both heighten the drama of the story as well as provide a rationale that justifies the societal status quo of male ...

This 4 page paper reviews the concept of Yin and Yan presenting an original example of the concept and relating that example to the principles of opposition, interdependence, mutual consumption-supporting, and transformation. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 5 page paper reviews these two myths from ancient India and Mesopotamia noting the differences that exist in relation to how the gods interact with humans. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Buddhist Doctrines

  • 4 page paper

This 3-page paper analyzes Buddhist Doctrines and how they apply (if at all) to today's culture. There are 3 sources cited.

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of Shinto. Interactions with the modern world are explored. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of Shinto in the modern world. The changes the religion has undergone are explored. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

In a paper of three pages, the author writes about the Quran, Sufism, and Mysticism . The author of this paper discusses how the Sufi focus to purify their inner self, and about . There are three sources cited in this paper.

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