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Download or read book Seven Taoist Masters written by and published by Shambhala Publications. This book was released on 2004-10-26 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: History and legend are interwoven in this folk novel that both entertains and instructs. Written by an unknown author, Seven Taoist Masters is the story of six men and one woman who overcome tremendous hardships on the journey to self-mastery. These characters and their teacher, Wang Ch'ung-yang, are all historical figures who lived in the Southern Sung (1127–1279) and Yuan (1271–1368) dynasties. Wang is regarded as the greatest patriarch of the Complete Reality school, a highly purified branch of Taoism having a strong affinity with Zen Buddhism. The novel brings to life the essentials of Taoist philosophy and practice, both through the instructions offered by Wang—on topics such as the cultivation of mind and body, meditation techniques, and overcoming the obstacles to enlightenment—and through the experiences of the characters.


Download Liu Chuxuan  1147 1203  and His Commentary on the Daoist Scripture Huangdi Yinfu Jing PDF
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ISBN 10 : 3447052414
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Download or read book Liu Chuxuan 1147 1203 and His Commentary on the Daoist Scripture Huangdi Yinfu Jing written by Peter Acker and published by Otto Harrassowitz Verlag. This book was released on 2006 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study presents the first complete translation of Liu Chuxuan's (1147-1203) commentary on the Yellow Emperor's Scripture of Hidden Contracts (Huangdi Yinfujing Zhu). Liu Chuxuan numbers among the famous seven disciples of Wang Chongyang, who is Quanzhen Daoism's founder and one of the most revered figures in religious Daoism. Today one of the two surviving Daoist sects, Quanzhen Daoism was a revolutionary religious movement when it began in the days of the Jin-dynasty. Liu Chuxuan's commentary constitutes an important document for the history of Quanzhen Daoism. First of all, it is one of the few surviving commentaries on a classical Daoist scripture written by a proponent of early Quanzhen. Secondly, Liu Chuxuan's commentary provides insight into the central ideas of internal alchemy, a theory of self-cultivation promoted by early Quanzhen Daoism. On top of that, the commentary's eclectic nature elucidates an important trait of Quanzhen Daoism. It integrates sources from the three different religious traditions of China: Daoism, Confucianism and Buddhism. This eclecticism reflects on a general tendency of Chinese culture in the days of the Jin-dynasty. The "unification of the three teachings" was prevalent in the entire society and, until this day, comprises an important aspect of Chinese thought.


Download The Teachings and Practices of the Early Quanzhen Taoist Masters PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9780791485316
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Download or read book The Teachings and Practices of the Early Quanzhen Taoist Masters written by Stephen Eskildsen and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2012-02-01 with total page 283 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the religion developed by the Quanzhen Taoists, who sought to cultivate the mind not only through seated meditation, but also throughout the daily activities of life.


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ISBN 10 : 0739138464
Pages : 252 pages
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Download or read book Striking a Balance written by Michael C. Brannigan and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2010 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An introduction to Asian ethics, drawing from classical and contemporary Asian literature to demonstrate the major ethical teachings of Hinduism, Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism.


Download The Way of Complete Perfection PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781438446530
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Download or read book The Way of Complete Perfection written by and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2013-06-05 with total page 471 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An anthology of English translations of primary texts of the Quanzhen (Complete Perfection) school of Daoism. Originating about 1163 CE, Quanzhen (Complete Perfection) Daoism is one of the most important Daoist movements in Chinese history. It remains the dominant form of monastic Daoism in the modern world, especially in its Longmen (Dragon Gate) lineage. This landmark anthology provides complete or partial translations of twenty-one Quanzhen texts. Most have never been translated or even discussed in scholarly literature. Louis Komjathy gives particular attention to work completed by the Quanzhen movement’s founder, Wang Chongyang (1113–1170 CE), and his first generation disciples. Translations include representative works from every major genre of Quanzhen literature, from poetry and discourse records to didactic texts, commentaries, and hagiographies. Three monastic manuals from the late medieval and late imperial periods of Quanzhen history are also included. An introduction to Quanzhen Daoism begins the work, and each chapter provides discussions of the history and topics relevant to each translation. Louis Komjathy is Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego. His previous books include Cultivating Perfection: Mysticism and Self-transformation in Early Quanzhen Daoism; Handbooks for Daoist Practice; and Title Index to Daoist Collections.


Download The Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature PDF
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ISBN 10 : 025333456X
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Download or read book The Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature written by William H. Nienhauser and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 1986 with total page 604 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A vertitable feast of concise, useful, reliable, and up-to-date information (all prepared by top scholars in the field), Nienhauser's now two-volume title stands alone as THE standard reference work for the study of traditional Chinese literature. Nothing like it has ever been published." -- Choice The second volume to The Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature is both a supplement and an update to the original volume. Volume II includes over 60 new entries on famous writers, works, and genres of traditional Chinese literature, followed by an extensive bibliographic update (1985-1997) of editions, translations, and studies (primarily in English, Chinese, Japanese, French, and German) for the 500+ entries of Volume I.


Download A Guide to Chinese Literature PDF
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Publisher : University of Michigan Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780892641239
Pages : 393 pages
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Download or read book A Guide to Chinese Literature written by Wilt Idema and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 393 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Selected for Choice's list of Outstanding Academic Books for 1997. A comprehensive overview of China's 3,000 years of literary history, from its beginnings to the present day. After an introductory section discussing the concept of literature and other features of traditional Chinese society crucial to understanding its writings, the second part is broken into five major time periods (earliest times to 100 c.e.; 100-1000; 1000-1875; 1875-1915; and 1915 to the present) corresponding to changes in book production. The development of the major literary genres is traced in each of these periods. The reference section in the cloth edition includes an annotated bibliography of more than 120 pages; the paper edition has a shorter bibliography and is intended for classroom use.


Download Historical Dictionary of Taoism PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9780810866379
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Download or read book Historical Dictionary of Taoism written by Julian F. Pas and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 1998-06-04 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This reference book on Taoism, one of the major spiritual traditions of China, includes in its coverage both Taoist philosophy and Taoist religion. An introduction provides overall insight into Taoist development through the ages, while the dictionary itself is comprised of 275 entries that define Taoist concepts, scriptures, deities, practices, and personalities. Includes an extensive bibliography.


Download The A to Z of Taoism PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781461700746
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Download or read book The A to Z of Taoism written by Julian F. Pas and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2006-01-13 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Taoism, the set of philosophical teachings and religious practices rooted in the understanding of the Chinese character Tao, or "The Way," was founded by the Chinese philosopher Laozi in the 6th Century BCE, whose work, the Tao Te Ching (The Book of the Way and its Virtue) laid the philosophical foundation for the religion's beliefs. This volume starts, as it should, with a detailed chronology of Taoism and its relationship both to China and other teachings.


Download The Daoist Tradition PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781441196453
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Download or read book The Daoist Tradition written by Louis Komjathy and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2013-06-20 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using a historical, textual and ethnographic approach, this is the most comprehensive presentation of Daoism to date. In addition to revealing the historical contours and primary concerns of Chinese Daoists and Daoist communities, The Daoist Tradition provides an account of key themes and defining characteristics of Daoist religiosity, revealing Daoism to be a living and lived religion. Exploring Daoism from a comparative religious studies perspective, this book gives the reader a deeper understanding of religious traditions more broadly. Beginning with an overview of Daoist history, The Daoist Tradition then covers key elements of Daoist worldviews and major Daoist practices. This is followed by a discussion of the importance of place and sacred sites as well as representative examples of material culture in Daoism. The work concludes with an overview of Daoism in the modern world. The book includes a historical timeline, a map of China, 25 images, a glossary, text boxes, suggested reading and chapter overviews. A companion website provides both student and lecturer resources: http://www.bloomsbury.com/the-daoist-tradition-9781441168733/


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ISBN 10 : 082482170X
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Download or read book Images of the Immortal written by Paul R. Katz and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 1999-01-01 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Palace of Eternal Joy (Yongle Gong) is a mammoth cult site dedicated to one of late imperial China's most popular deities, Lu Dongbin. This study focuses on the Palace's role in the development of Lu's legend. It takes into account the various histories of the Palace presented in different texts and stresses the ways in which the site both reflected and produced cultural diversity. Paul R. Katz analyzes the texts in terms of the textuality - the processes by which they were produced, transmitted and understood.


Download Spiritual Masters of the World s Religions PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781438444994
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Download or read book Spiritual Masters of the World s Religions written by Victoria Kennick and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2012-12-28 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discusses the notion of a spiritual master and looks at examples in a variety of world religions. What is a spiritual master? Spiritual Masters of the World’s Religions offers an important contribution to religious studies by addressing that question in the context of such themes as charismatic authority, role models, symbolism, and categories of religious perception. The book contains essays by scholar-practitioners on the topic of spiritual masters in Judaic, Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Confucian, and Daoist traditions. It provides a full spectrum of exemplars, including founders, spiritual masters who highlight cultural themes, and problematic figures of modern times. To define spiritual master, the work of Max Weber, Mircea Eliade, Daniel Gold, and Bruce Lincoln is referenced to provide a balanced notion that includes both religionist and reductionist perspectives. This book takes readers from the past spiritual masters to the future of masters of any sort, posing food for thought about the future of master-disciple relationships in an emerging age of egalitarian sentiments. Victoria Kennick is Professor of Humanities at the University of Maryland University College and the author of Introducing World Religions. Arvind Sharma is Birks Professor of Comparative Religion at McGill University. His many books include Hinduism as a Missionary Religion; One Religion Too Many: The Religiously Comparative Reflections of a Comparatively Religious Hindu; and Religious Studies and Comparative Methodology: The Case for Reciprocal Illumination, all published by SUNY Press.


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ISBN 10 : 9789004319585
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Download or read book Life Advice from Below written by Eric C. Hendriks and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2017-07-03 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Life Advice from Below, Eric C. Hendriks maps the globalization of American-style self-help culture and the controversies surrounding it. He compares the public status of self-help gurus in the US, Germany and China, analyzing their relationship to institutional authorities.


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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780195307887
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Download or read book Women who Fly written by Serinity Young and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018 with total page 377 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the beautiful apsaras of Hindu myth to the swan maidens of European fairy tales, tales of flying women - some carried by wings, others by rainbows, floating scarves, or flying horses - reveal both fascination with and ambivalence about female power and sexuality. In Women Who Fly,Serinity Young examines the motif of the flying woman as it appears in a wide variety of cultures and historical periods, expressed in legends, myths, rituals, sacred narratives, and artistic productions. She introduces a wide range of such figures, including supernatural women like the Valkyries ofNorse legend, who transport men to immortality; winged deities like the Greek goddesses Iris and Nike; figures of terror like the Furies, witches, and succubi, airborne Christian mystics, and wayward women like Lilith and Morgan le Fay. Looking beyond the supernatural, Young examines theextraordinary mythology surrounding twentieth-century female aviators like Amelia Earhart and Hanna Reitsch.Throughout, the book Young traces the inextricable link between female power and sexuality and the male desire to control it. This is most vividly portrayed in the twelfth-century Niebelungenlied, in which the proud warrior-queen Brunnhilde loses her great physical strength when she is tricked intogiving up her virginity. Centuries earlier the theme is seen in Euripides' play Medea, in which the title character - enraged by her husband's intention to marry a younger woman - uses her divine powers in revenge, wreaking chaos and destruction around her. It is a theme that remains tangible evenin the twentieth-century exploits of the comic book character Wonder Woman who, Young argues, retains her physical strength only because her love for fellow aviator Steve Trevor goes unrequited.The first book to systematically chronicle the figure of the flying woman in myth, literature, art, and pop culture, Women Who Fly is an exciting, fresh look at the ways in which women have both influenced and been understood by society and religious traditions around the world.


Download Teaching Religion and Literature PDF
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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9780429877179
Pages : 196 pages
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Download or read book Teaching Religion and Literature written by Daniel Boscaljon and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-09-27 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Teaching Religion and Literature provides a practical engagement with the pedagogical possibilities of teaching religion courses using literature, teaching literature classes using religion, and teaching Religion and Literature as a discipline. Featuring chapters written by award winning teachers from a variety of institutional settings, the book gives anyone interested in providing interdisciplinary education a set of questions, resources, and tools that will deepen a classroom’s engagement with the field. Chapters are grounded in specific texts and religious questions but are oriented toward engaging general pedagogical issues that allow each chapter to improve any instructor’s engagement with interdisciplinary education. The book offers resources to instructors new to teaching Religion and Literature and?provides definitions of what the field means from senior scholars in the field. Featuring a wide range of religious traditions, genres, and approaches, the book also provides an innovative glimpse at emerging possibilities for the sub-discipline.


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ISBN 10 : 9780739179840
Pages : 207 pages
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Download or read book Reverie and Reality written by Yanning Wang and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2013-12-18 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a study of Chinese gentry women’s poems on the theme of travel written during the late imperial period (ca.1600–1911), when Chinese women’s literature and culture flourished as never before. It challenges the clichéd image of completely secluded and immobile women anxiously waiting inside their prescribed feminine space, the so-called inner quarters, for the return of traveling husbands or other male kin. The travel poems discussed in this book, while not necessarily representative of all of the women writers of this period, point to the fact that many of them longed to explore the world through travel as did so many of their male counterparts. Sometimes they were able to actualize this desire for travel and sometimes they were forced to resort to imaginary “armchair travel.” In either case, women writers often used poetry as a means of recording their experiences or delineating their dreams of traveling outside the inner quarters, and indeed sometimes far away from the inner quarters. With its promise of adventure and fulfillment and, above all, a broadening of one’s intellectual and emotional horizons, travel was an important, and until now understudied, theme of late imperial women’s poetry.


Download Feminism and World Religions PDF
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ISBN 10 : 0791440230
Pages : 316 pages
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Download or read book Feminism and World Religions written by Arvind Sharma and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 1999-01-01 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Addressing religion and feminism on a global scale, this unprecedented book contains a nuanced and fine-tuned treatment of seven of the world's religions from a feminist perspective by leading women scholars. The fact that these authors share a dual but undivided commitment both to themselves as women and to their traditions as adherents imparts to their voices a prophetic quality, and if Mahatma Gandhi is to be believed, even scriptural value.