Ancient Classics of Eastern Philosophy
The gut instinct of many Stoics when they hear the phrase "Eastern Philosophy", "Yoga", "Buddhism", "Mysticism" or the like, tends to either be indifference, sometimes even disdain. But in taking a deeper look, it becomes apparent that Eastern philosophies such as Hinduism, Taoism, and Buddhism are not only complimentary to Stoicism in their focus on practical usage, but sometimes strikingly similar to the point where it must be asked if Stoicism is merely a language of wisdom for the West, tailored and grown within western culture, but holding the same tenants as the older but analogous Eastern thoughts. Once thing is certain about Eastern philosophy - the ancient mystics and even modern serious yogi's (Yoga is the science of thought - not stretching, that's a recent trend with little core in practical philosophy) were serious. They were tribes and peoples who spent generations searching with inward science, answering the questions not in vague ways but explaining them with the empirical detail of describing the object in front of you.