The Karma Of Words

Author : William R. LaFleur
ISBN : 0520046005
Genre : Buddhism in literature
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Category: Buddhism in literature

The Karma Of Jesus

Author : Mark Herringshaw
ISBN : 1441210458
Genre : Religion
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The Karma of Jesus follows the tradition of bold Christian communicators who dare to borrow pop=culture-friendly language to communicate sacred truth. It explains the relevance of Christ's life using the idea of karma, which maintains an exacting payback for one's actions. Using personal vignettes, as well as stories from history, popular culture, and the Bible, pastor Mark Herringshaw walks the reader through a progression of thought. Rather than didactic formulas, he presents questions and conjectures that sensitively reveal how Jesus has reaped the ultimate consequences of our actions.
Category: Religion

The Aesthetics Of Discontent

Author : Michele Marra
ISBN : 0824813642
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This series of interpretations of selected classics examines premodern Japanese literature from the perspective of conflictual ideologies. Professor Marra's analysis of such works as the Ise Monogatari, the Hojoki, and Tsurezuregusa highlights the existence of discontent in the authors of the so-called high tradition and explains the means these authors used to express their social dissatisfaction in literary texts. His aim is to recover the validity of the historicist approach in literary studies by focusing on the importance of the context in the formation of the text. The text is seen as a product of ideological manipulation on the part of those who, by reading, writing or editing, appropriate it according to specific and private concerns. Professor Marra displays both sensitivity to the texts and a comprehensive grasp of Japanese and Western scholarship in making his argument that aesthetics and politics in premodern Japanese literature are mutually defining.
Category: Literary Criticism


Author : José Ignacio Cabezón
ISBN : 0791437779
Genre : Philosophy
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Leading scholars in the field of religious studies show that scholasticism as a comparative category is useful in the analysis of a variety of religious and philosophical traditions and even in the task of cultural criticism.
Category: Philosophy

Clouds Thick Whereabouts Unknown

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ISBN : 9780231520980
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Compiled by a leading scholar of Chinese poetry, Clouds Thick, Whereabouts Unknown is the first collection of Chan (Zen) poems to be situated within Chan thought and practice. Combined with exquisite paintings by Charles Chu, the anthology compellingly captures the ideological and literary nuances of works that were composed, paradoxically, to "say more by saying less," and creates an unparalleled experience for readers of all backgrounds. Clouds Thick, Whereabouts Unknown includes verse composed by monk-poets of the eighth to the seventeenth centuries. Their style ranges from the direct vernacular to the evocative and imagistic. Egan's faithful and elegant translations of poems by Han Shan, Guanxiu, and Qiji, among many others, do justice to their perceptions and insights, and his detailed notes and analyses unravel centuries of Chan metaphor and allusion. In these gems, monk-poets join mainstream ideas on poetic function to religious reflection and proselytizing, carving out a distinct genre that came to influence generations of poets, critics, and writers. The simplicity of Chan poetry belies its complex ideology and sophisticated language, elements Egan vividly explicates in his religious and literary critique. His interpretive strategies enable a richer understanding of Mahayana Buddhism, Chan philosophy, and the principles of Chinese poetry.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Tractate On Japanese Aesthetics

Author : Donald Richie
ISBN : 9781933330235
Genre : History
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Sure to be a classic, Donald Richie's concise, profound insights into the mysteries of Japanese
Category: History

Studying Buddhism In Practice

Author : John S. Harding
ISBN : 9781136501890
Genre : Religion
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This book introduces the rich realities of the Buddhist tradition and the academic approaches through which they are studied. Based on personal experiences of Buddhism on the ground, it provides a reflective context within which religious practices can be understood and appreciated. The engaging narratives cover a broad range of Buddhist countries and traditions, drawing on fieldwork to explore topics such as ordination, pilgrimage, funerals, gender roles, and film-making. All the entries provide valuable contextual discussion and are accompanied by photographs and suggestions for further reading.
Category: Religion

Awesome Nightfall

Author : Saigyo
ISBN : 9780861719075
Genre : Poetry
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Awesome Nightfall: The Life, Times, and Poetry of Saigyo captures the power of Saigyo's poetry and this previously overlooked poet's keen insight into the social and political world of medieval Japan. It also offers a fascinating look into the world of Japanese Buddhism prior to the wholesale influence of Zen.
Category: Poetry

Tending The Fire

Author : Dale Verkuilen
ISBN : 9780983097228
Genre : Religion
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Tending the Fire is dedicated to the study and cultivation of transformation through an innovative systematic approach for working with conditioned states, the third aspect of Dukkha--cause of suffering. It blends Zen training with an original Western psychological method of introspection called the Resolution Sequence and introduces a symbolic means of conveying information that assists practitioners with structuring, organizing, and understanding the process of awakening.Tending the Fire is offered as a skillful means for studying the constituents of self before and after transformative experiences. Original.
Category: Religion