Download e-book for iPad: A Tune Beyond the Clouds: Zen Teachings from Old China by J. C. Cleary

By J. C. Cleary

ISBN-10: 0895819015

ISBN-13: 9780895819017

This publication makes a speciality of the lessons of 13th-century chinese language Zen grasp Shiqui Xinyue. The koans, tales, and poems of the Zen grasp followed by means of explanatory notes from the editor contain the majority of the textual content, that is preceded by way of an inadequately short historic evaluate of chinese language Buddhism. these looking extra complete info might be advised towards Arthur F. Wright's Buddhism in chinese language heritage (Stanford Univ. Pr., 1971). additionally, the editor doesn't identify the categorical resource rfile for his translation, easily calling it a "collection of Zen teachings." notwithstanding, the 141 anecdotal teachings are in transparent, concise English and the explanatory notes support with the paradoxical statements and allusions.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Tune Beyond the Clouds: Zen Teachings from Old China PDF

Similar mysticism books

Download PDF by The Jewish Publication Society: The Torah: The Five Books of Moses

Does it desire an introduction?
Fact? Fiction? Literal? Esoteric? trustworthy? the entire above? not one of the above? ?
Your choice.
The vintage from the center East to a couple definite ends of the Earth, anyplace which may be.
The center of the Jewish Bible ( popularly referred to as a part of the "Old Testament" ), the 5 books of Moses.

Book 1: Genesis (Bereshith)
Book 2: Exodus (Shemoth)
Book three: Leviticus (Vayikra)
Book four: Numbers (Bemidbar)
Book five: Deuteronomy (Va'ethchanan)

Details:
OCR text.
The 3rd variation of the JPS translation in 1992.
Digital replica is identical, purely, now digital.
Translation of the Holy Scriptures in accordance with the Masoretic textual content, first section.
Table of Scriptural readings according to the weekly Parashat in Judaism;
example: "BERESHIT 1. 1–6. eight, NOAH· 6. 9–11. 32, LEKH LEKHA 12. 1–17. 27, VA-YERA’ 18. 1–22. 24, etc".

A pattern of this JPS translation:

"When God started to create heaven and earth"

(a footnote reads: "a) Others “In the start God created. ”)
It places a fairly designated standpoint at the probabilities of translating this advanced paintings.

The High Magic of Talismans and Amulets: Tradition and Craft - download pdf or read online

A accomplished learn of using talismans and amulets within the Western secret culture

• offers an in-depth examine the medieval and Renaissance use of amulets and talismans, together with the paintings of Agrippa, Albertus Magnus, and Athanasius Kircher
• offers a whole precis of the mystical wisdom required to make an amulet or talisman, together with the invocations required to turn on their powers
• reports other kinds of amulets and talismans, from old jewellery and magical gadgets to the trendy rabbit’s foot or fortunate horseshoe

The use of talismans and amulets stretches again approximately to the sunrise of guy, from daily goods magically ready, equivalent to horns or cash, to elaborate and lovely jewellery imbued with protecting powers.

Drawing on his deepest choice of medieval manuscripts in addition to his privileged entry to the infrequent publication information of significant ecu universities, Claude Lecouteux offers a complete background of using talismans and amulets for defense, therapeutic, and divine effect. He explores their use within the Western secret culture in addition to japanese and center jap ideals approximately those magical items and their incorporation--despite Church anathema--into the Christian culture of Medieval Europe. Reviewing many various different types of amulets and talismans used through the a while, reminiscent of a rabbit’s foot, horseshoe, gris-gris bag, or an inscribed parchment charged via ritual, he information the rules and symbology at the back of each one item and exhibits that their use continues to be as common at the present time as any time long ago.

Lecouteux explains the excessive magic at the back of the airtight artwork of crafting amulets and talismans: the chains of sympathy, astrological geography, and the invocations required to turn on their powers. He explores the paintings of adepts resembling Agrippa, Albertus Magnus, and Athanasius Kircher, together with an in-depth examine Kircher’s paintings on planetary seals in his Oedipus Aegyptiacus.

Illustrated all through with interval paintings depicting magical symbols, seals, and a wide range of talismans and amulets, this entire research presents a pragmatic consultant to the old improvement and step by step construction of magical items.

Read e-book online Swedenborg & Esoteric Islam (Swedenborg Studies) PDF

This quantity makes essays via Henry Corbin, the eminent French student of Islam, to be had in English for the 1st time. even supposing his fundamental curiosity was once the esoteric culture of Islam, Corbin used to be additionally a lifelong pupil of the theological works of Emanuel Swedenborg. the 1st essay, "Mundus Imaginalis, or The Imaginary and the Imaginal," clarifies Corbin's use of the time period he coined, mundus imaginalis, or "the imaginal global.

Science and Civilisation in China, Volume 3: Mathematics - download pdf or read online

After volumes often introductory, Dr Needham now embarks upon his systematic learn of the advance of the usual sciences in China. The Sciences of the Earth keep on with: geography and cartography, geology, seismology and mineralogy. Dr Needham distinguishes parallel traditions of medical cartography and spiritual cosmography in East and West, discussing orbocentric wheel-maps, the origins of the oblong grid process, crusing charts and reduction maps, chinese language survey tools, and the influence of Renaissance cartography at the East.

Additional resources for A Tune Beyond the Clouds: Zen Teachings from Old China

Sample text

Many forms of meditation were used in the Zen school. After all, the word "Zen” (in Chinese, chan \ in Vietnamese, thien \ in Korean son) is based on the Sanskrit word dhyana, which means "meditation”. One method was to allow the internal dialogue of the sixth con­ sciousness to die down by simply dropping thoughts as soon as they arose, not trying to stop them, but not following along with them either. This is simple to describe, but hard at first to do, since it involves breaking with a familiar habit of stringing together an interior life of loosely connected wandering thoughts.

W ith the usual internal dialogue interrupted, the 32 A Tune Beyond the Clouds limiting description of the world it maintains also ceases, and the wider reality can come into view. Many people incorporated the buddha-name recitation of Pure Land Buddhism into their Zen practice. In Zen usage, chanting the buddhaname was a way to focus the mind on Buddha: a moment of pure mind­ fulness of Buddha is the Pure Land. ” The Zen school had a special stock of sayings and stories which were used as focal points in meditation.

Two thousand years ago, ten thousand miles away— it’s all here now. W herever we step is our home mountain. W hatever strikes our ears and eyes is our one true self. The hundreds and thousands and tens of thousands and hundreds of millions [of different things] are all our one intimate retinue. The many and varied teachers we have learned from are all our one enlightened teacher. From the first, there has never been any difference between China and India, between this and that. How could there be any difference between Wu and Shu [opposite ends of China], between going or coming?

Download PDF sample

A Tune Beyond the Clouds: Zen Teachings from Old China by J. C. Cleary


by Richard
4.1

Rated 4.27 of 5 – based on 24 votes