By Eastern I mean mainly either Hinduism or Buddhism or some direct derivative of them. But also: (this is a copy and paste from wiki) 1 South Asian philosophies 1.1 Hindu philosophies 1.2 Jain philosophy 1.3 Buddhist philosophies 1.4 Cārvāka 1.5 Sikh philosophy 2 East Asian philosophies 2.1 Confucianism 2.2 Neo-Confucianism 2.3 Taoism 2.4 Legalism 2.5 Shinto 3 Modern developments 3.1 Neo-Hinduism and Hindu modernism 3.2 Buddhist modernism 3.3 New Confucianism 3.4 Maoism 3.5 Juche For the sake of narrowing focus I am EXcluding inquiry into Eastern forms of Christianity and Islam. I am actually just plain curious, no ulterior motive, this is just not a topic you often see visited in the War Room. I myself am a traditionalist Christian but have done some reading here and there within Eastern systems, nothing in depth. Anybody ever journeyed through any of them and either stayed or moved on. NOTE: I intended a kind of free ranging discussion of Eastern systems in general. All posts even inflamatory ones are welcome within the WR rules.