For just one example of the more experiential and visual nature of Eastern Thought,  specifically with regard to Eastern religious practice, see Diana Eck's Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India (Chambersburg, PA: Anima Books).  The following are a few short exerpts from that book:

            The central act of Hindu worship, from the point of view of the lay person, is to stand in the presence of
            the deity and to behold the image with one's own eyes, to see and to be seen by the deity.  (3)

            Seeing, according to Indian notions, is a going forth of the sight towards the object.  Sight touches it and
            aquires its form.  Touch is the ultimate connection by which the visible yields to being grasped.  While
            the eye touches the object, the vitality that pulsates in it is communicated...  (9)

            Not only is seeing a form of "touching," it is a form of knowing.  According the Brahmanas, "The eye is
            the truth (satyam)."  (9)

            Many Westerners...upon seeing Hindu ritual observances for the first time, are impressed with how
            sensuous Hindu worship is.  It is sensuous in that it makes full use of the senses--seeing, touching,
            smelling, tasting, hearing.  One "sees" the image of the diety (darsan).  One "touches" it with one's
            hands (sparsa), and one also "touches" the limbs of one's own body to establish the presence of various
            deities (nyasa).  One "hears" the sacred sound of the mantras (sravana).  The ringing of bells, the
            offering of oil lamps, the presentation of flowers, the pouring of water and milk, the sipping of sanctified
            liquid offerings, the eating of consecrated food--these are the basic constituents of Hindu worship, puja.
            For all of its famous otherworldliness, India is a culture that has also celebrated the life of this world and
            the realms of the senses.  (11-12)