By Jean C. Cooper, Joseph A. Fitzgerals
Containing 118 gorgeous colour illustrations, this gorgeous booklet offers an advent to Taoism, one of many nice non secular and philosophical events in chinese language concept. Incorporating choices from J.C. Coopers writings, it explores the concept that of the Tao (Way), the symbolism of Yin-Yang, and the concept of the prime Taoist sages. additionally integrated are sections on Taoist paintings, the symbolism of vegetation and animals, the Taoist backyard, and the connection of Taoism with Buddhism and Hinduism.
Read Online or Download An Illustrated Introduction to Taoism: The Wisdom of the Sages (Treasures of the World's Religions) PDF
Best other eastern religions & sacred texts books
Discusses the foundation of Sikhism as an try to reconcile the ideals of Muslims and Hindus, the conflicts it has confronted over the centuries, and up to date advancements.
Sikhism lines its beginnings to Guru Nanak, who was once born in 1469 and died in 1538 or 1539. With the lifetime of Guru Nanak the account of the Sikh religion starts off, all Sikhs acknowledging him as their founder. Sikhism has lengthy been a little-understood faith and till lately they resided virtually solely in northwest India.
The Oxford guide of Sikh stories innovatively combines the ways that students from fields as diversified as philosophy, psychology, non secular reviews, literary experiences, historical past, sociology, anthropology, political technology, and economics have built-in the learn of Sikhism inside quite a lot of serious and postcolonial views at the nature of faith, violence, gender, ethno-nationalism, and revisionist historiography.
- Jaina Sutras: Part I & II (Forgotten Books)
- Xunzi: The Complete Text
- Environmental Philosophy in Asian Traditions of Thought
- The Nativist Prophets of Early Islamic Iran: Rural Revolt and Local Zoroastrianism
- Called to Care: A Training Manual for Small Group Leaders
- Eschatology: The genesis and transformation of a doctrine in the Indo-Iranian traditions
Additional info for An Illustrated Introduction to Taoism: The Wisdom of the Sages (Treasures of the World's Religions)
Hocart, The Life-giving Myth (ed. Lord Raglan, published by Methuen, 1970). 17 Change and Uncertainty often met on the territory of Primitivity and, being well treated by him, determined to repay his kindness. They said, ‘All men have seven holes for seeing, hearing, eat17 The “primitive” in the Taoist sense is the man of wisdom and genius; he is what he is, quite naturally and inexplicably. ing, and breathing. Primivity alone has none of these. ”18 The full significance of simplicity, however, is not the attainment of temporal happiness and a certain character, although it fol18 Chuang Tzu VI, trans.
The one is inertia, contraction, condensation, retreat; the other expansion, dispersion, advance. But with their perpetual interaction each can, and does, give rise to its opposite. Birth from the feminine principle results in death and death gives rise to new life. Light, born of darkness, grows then fades into darkness again, from which the new dawn arises. The yin principle controls the cold, dark, northern, winter region and the western moon, while to the yang belongs the warm, light, southern, summer and the eastern sun.
It is accepted that the negative and positive powers can, and do, change places on different levels, such as the emotional plane in which the feminine aspect assumes the positive and the masculine becomes negative; change takes place from level to level, both upwards and downwards. We also see the give-and-take of the coincidence of opposites in the Many and the One; the One gives rise to the Many and the Many finally dissolves into the One; thesis gives rise to antithesis, each implying, requiring, and acting on the other until the final synthesis.
An Illustrated Introduction to Taoism: The Wisdom of the Sages (Treasures of the World's Religions) by Jean C. Cooper, Joseph A. Fitzgerals