Nietzsche and Zen: Self Overcoming Without a Self (Studies in Comparative Philosophy and Religion)

In Nietzsche and Zen: Self-Overcoming with no Self, André van der Braak engages Nietzsche in a discussion with 4 representatives of the Buddhist Zen culture: Nagarjuna (c. 150-250), Linji (d. 860), Dogen (1200-1253), and Nishitani (1900-1990). In doing so, he unearths Nietzsche's notion as a philosophy of continuing self-overcoming, within which even the suggestion of "self" has been conquer. Van der Braak starts off through reading Nietzsche's dating to Buddhism and standing as a transcultural philosopher, recalling learn on Nietzsche and Zen to this point and starting off the fundamental argument of the examine. He keeps by way of reading the practices of self-overcoming in Nietzsche and Zen, evaluating Nietzsche's radical skepticism with that of Nagarjuna and evaluating Nietzsche's method of fact to Linji's. Nietzsche's tools of self-overcoming are in comparison to Dogen's zazen, or sitting meditation perform, and Dogen's idea of forgetting the self. those comparisons and others construct van der Braak's case for a feedback of Nietzsche trained via the information of Zen Buddhism and a feedback of Zen Buddhism visible during the Western lens of Nietzsche - coalescing into one global philosophy. This remedy, concentrating on probably the most fruitful parts of analysis inside of modern comparative and intercultural philosophy, can be important to Nietzsche students, continental philosophers, and comparative philosophers.

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The Body Incantatory: Spells and the Ritual Imagination in Medieval Chinese Buddhism (The Sheng Yen Series in Chinese Buddhist Studies)

Whether chanted as devotional prayers, intoned opposed to the hazards of the wilds, or invoked to heal the ailing and convey ease to the lifeless, incantations have been pervasive good points of Buddhist perform in past due medieval China (600–1000 C.E.). fabric incantations, in kinds akin to spell-inscribed amulets and stone pillars, have been additionally valuable to the non secular lives of either clergymen and laypeople. In centering its research at the chinese language fabric tradition of those deeply embodied kinds of Buddhist ritual, The physique Incantatory finds histories of practice―and logics of practice―that have formerly remained hidden.

Paul Copp examines inscribed stones, urns, and different gadgets unearthed from nameless tombs; spells carved into pillars close to mountain temples; and manuscripts and prints from either tombs and the Dunhuang cache. targeting significant Buddhist spells, or dharani, and their embodiment of the incantatory logics of decoration and unction, he makes step forward claims in regards to the value of Buddhist incantation perform not just in medieval China but in addition in critical Asia and India. Copp's paintings vividly captures the variety of Buddhist perform between medieval clergymen, ritual healers, and different members misplaced to background, supplying a corrective to bills that experience overemphasized elite, canonical materials.

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The Precious Treasury of the Basic Space of Phenomena

By Longchen Rabjam

Aong the works in Longchen Rabjam's recognized assortment, The Seven Treasuries that generally called the Chöying Dzöd issues the religious strategy referred to as trekcho (cutting via solidity), which brings non secular practitioners of the top acumen to freedom effortlessly.

The Chöying Dzöd comprises texts: this ebook, a suite of resource verses entitled the dear Treasury of the fundamental house of Phenomena, and Longchenpa's personal remark on these verses, A Treasure Trove of Scriptural Transmission.

The unique textual content side-by-side with English translation. 141 pp.

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Behold the Spirit: A Study in the Necessity of Mystical Religion

Simply as groundbreaking this present day because it used to be while it first seemed, Behold the Spirit is thinker Alan Watts’s undying argument for where of mystical faith in today’s global. Drawing on his stories as a former priest, Watts skillfully explains how the instinct of jap religion—Zen Buddhism, in particular—can be included into the doctrines of Western Christianity, permitting humans of all creeds to get pleasure from a deeper, extra significant dating with the non secular in our current occasions.

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Zen and the Magic of Photography: Learning to See and to Be through Photography

By Wayne Rowe

Zen and the Magic of images is aimed at supporting photographers improve their visible information, sensitivity, and instinct. it truly is designed to enhance the standard of your images by means of assisting you to find, create, and catch the issues of intersection and merging among images and Zen; among digicam and "real moments"; among seeing and being. this can be the purpose at which all such differences not exist, the purpose at which images and Zen are one. this is often the purpose at which we find and create our greatest photographic images..

Topics include:

- the character of Zen- the character of images: the 2 crucial parts in each picture- the connection among Zen and images- The paintings of photographic research: making the invisible noticeable- the way to event the inventive strategy- tips on how to make your most sensible pictures: experiencing Zen via images and images via Zen- The interconnections and interrelationships among the nonetheless photo, the picture essay, and the movie- Photographic examples of the issues of intersection and merging among images and Zen

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Mind in the Balance: Meditation in Science, Buddhism, and Christianity (Columbia Series in Science and Religion)

By B. Alan Wallace

By developing a discussion within which the meditative practices of Buddhism and Christianity communicate to the theories of recent philosophy and technology, B. Alan Wallace unearths the theoretical similarities underlying those disparate disciplines and their unified method of making experience of the target global.

Wallace starts via exploring the connection among Christian and Buddhist meditative practices. He outlines a series of meditations the reader can adopt, displaying that, although Buddhism and Christianity range of their trust platforms, their tools of cognitive inquiry offer comparable perception into the character and origins of realization.

From this convergence Wallace then connects the techniques of latest cognitive technological know-how, quantum mechanics, and the philosophy of the brain. He hyperlinks Buddhist and Christian perspectives to the provocative philosophical theories of Hilary Putnam, Charles Taylor, and Bas van Fraassen, and he seamlessly contains the paintings of such physicists as Anton Zeilinger, John Wheeler, and Stephen Hawking. Combining a concrete research of conceptions of recognition with a consultant to cultivating mindfulness and profound contemplative perform, Wallace takes the clinical and highbrow mapping of the brain in intriguing new directions.

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Forest Recollections: Wandering Monks in Twentieth-Century Thailand

By Kamala Tiyavanich

Through the first 1/2 this century the forests of Thailand have been domestic to wandering ascetic clergymen. They have been Buddhists, yet their model of Buddhism didn't reproduction the practices defined in old doctrinal texts. Their Buddhism came upon expression in dwelling daily within the woodland and in contending with the psychological and actual demanding situations of starvation, discomfort, worry, and hope. Combining interviews and biographies with an exhaustive wisdom of archival fabrics and a large studying of ephemeral renowned literature, Kamala Tiyavanich records the monastic lives of 3 generations of forest-dwelling ascetics and demanding situations the stereotype of state-centric Thai Buddhism. even if the culture of wandering woodland ascetics has disappeared, a sufferer of Thailand's relentless modernization and rampant deforestation, the lives of the clergymen awarded listed below are a testomony to the wealthy variety of nearby Buddhist traditions. The learn of those monastic lineages and practices enriches our knowing of Buddhism in Thailand and in other places.

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Karma and Creativity (Suny Series in Religion)

By Christopher Chapple

The belief of karma within the non secular traditions of India has caused quite a few interpretations, a lot of which equate karma with notions of destiny. Karma and Creativity provides a standpoint on karma that emphasizes the efficacy of human job in bringing approximately wanted results--from upholding societal order to the attainment of non secular liberation.
Karma is tested in gentle of numerous classical Indian texts. specified recognition is given to the concept that of mind-only in either Hinduism and Buddhism. The research makes a speciality of the confident method of motion first discovered via the sage Vasisin the Mahabharata after which taught by way of him to Sri Rama within the Yogavasis. It concludes with an exploration of the theological and moral implications of motion and creativity.

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The Emptiness of Emptiness: An Introduction to Early Indian Madhyamika

By C. W. Huntington

The Madhyamika or center method, a college of Buddhist suggestion that originated in India within the moment century, used to be a decisive impact at the next improvement of Mahayana Buddhism. In a brand new procedure, this ebook reconsiders the primary doctrine of vacancy and exhibits that the Madhyamika critique of all philosophical perspectives is either subtler and extra radical than such a lot western interpretations point out. during this research, the self deconstructing different types of Nagarjuna and his fast fans turn out to be an edifying philosophy that could have very much to supply to dialogue to the similar difficulties of objectivity and relativism.

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