Eastern Spirituality - The Road to Enlightenment is a companion historical documentary that accompanies Chapter 5: Journey of Radiance in The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones. It appears on Disc 7 of Volume 1. It has a run-time of 29 minutes, 6 seconds.
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The world's religious beliefs as determined by compass points group the major faiths into Western spirituality (Christians, Jews and Muslims) and Eastern spirituality (Buddhist or Hindu). These faiths have much in common in the questions they ask, yet their differences in tradition are quite pronounced. In the West, death is the end of the human experience while in the East, it is on step in a continuing cycle. In the West, happiness can be achieved by the ultimate fulfillment of all desires, while in the East, fulfillment is achieved by the abolishment of all desires. In the West, there is no brook for ambiguity, while the Eastern path to enlightenment requires relinquishing the need for certainty.