Formless in Form Book

Formless in Form

  • Author : Linda H. Chance
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 6,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804730013


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What makes a work of literature readable? This book asks that question of one of the classics of Japanese literature, the Tsurezuregusa (Essays in Idleness) by Kenko (1283-1352), a collection of brief, fragmentary reflections on a number of subjects. In Japanese literary history the work is classified as one of the first collections of zuihitsu, or informal essay. This first extended critical treatment of Tsurezuregusa goes back to its author and his time to rebuild the discursive world of the early fourteenth century and to examine such matters as whether genre labels assist reading or obscure significant comparisons and contexts. The book presents compelling arguments against considering Tsurezuregusa as an example of zuihitsu; instead, the text is treated as a deliberate, controlled effort by Kenko to force the reader to confront the impermanent and contingent nature of existence through experiencing the text. The book develops this view by studying the collaborative strategies operating between writers and readers in medieval Japan, the intellectual intent and devices of Kenko's text, and the many kinds of writing on which it draws. We learn how a text with a commitment to shaping responses to the world is simultaneously dedicated to exploding the reader's identification with the presumably unchanging facts of existence. The aesthetics of impermanence (mujo), central to medieval Japanese thinking, emerges not only as what writing is about but also as a means to demonstrate and to encourage the enactment of aesthetics by readers. Thus, a work that seems formless, to have little structure, is shown to be so in the interest of form, that is, of conveying a clear meaning to its audience. Or, to express it with a more Buddhist inflection amenable to Kenko, although the form that we can perceive is contingent on conditions and is hence formless, the fact of form continues to matter absolutely. Both literature and the nature of existence are readable because of the int

Formless Book


  • Author : Patrick Crowley
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • File Size : 18,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Form
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 3039100564


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The papers in this volume challenge the concept of form and aim to set out, explore and develop different theories and examples of 'the formless'. In so doing, they raise questions of form, and notions of formlessness (as distinct from something called 'the formless'). The starting point for many of the contributors is Georges Bataille's highly influential article entitled 'informe' ('formless'). Here, in a context where art, philosophy and anthropology were merging, Bataille tried to question the idea of formlessness as simply applying to things without form. This book, through a diversity of articles in various domains, asks how and why 'the formless' is such a dominant idea from the nineteenth century onwards and it asks the question: 'what is formless?'

Zen and the Modern World Book

Zen and the Modern World

  • Author : Masao Abe
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • File Size : 11,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 0824826655


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Written by one of Japan's foremost contemporary thinkers and scholars, Zen and Modern Society is the third in a series of essay collections on Zen Buddhism as seen in the context of Western thought. Throughout his career, Masao Abe has articulated the meaning of Zen thought in a uniquely compelling way - at once, true to the original tradition and appropriately relevant to a variety of comparative standpoints, ranging from Biblical Judeo-Christianity to modern existentialism, phenomenology, and postmodernism. As a leading representative of the Kyoto School, which has sought a critical, comparative linking of Eastern and Western thought, Abe has based his approach on constructive, mutually respectful yet critical intellectual interaction and dialogue with some of the leading figures in the West (including Paul Tillich, Hans Kung, and Eugene Borowitz) as well as dozens of colleagues, students, and disciples. Together with the previous volumes, this work examines and exemplifies some key features of Kyoto School thought. While the essays presented here should be read in light of the socio-political criticism that has since been lodged against the Kyoto School and, more particularly, i

No Point Talking  Book

No Point Talking

  • Author : Yuvraj Goswami
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • File Size : 6,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2019-01-17
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9781644297315


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There is no point talking about it. In fact, there is nothing to talk about. So, what do we have? This is not classical poetry. It is not contemporary either. The words used are simple to mean what they intend. Sentences are easy and sensible. Yet, different poems will to different people, do different things at different times. The poetry is such that you do to the poem more than what the poetry can. That is the potency and is outrageously crazy. The subject is the objective of this book. There is no point talking about it. It can only Nudge you, point at you, for you to touch your own self. How else is one to do that than in their own way? If in the mood to get high, you may go higher. You do not have to, but you will be aware of how something is happening out of nothing. If open and willing, you will arrive at what’s here and now, infinite and ultimate. The whole thing is within, with or without this book. This is a catalyst, or a mirror, or a window, or a game to play. There is no point talking about it, so read!

Love or Die  Finding Oneness in a Me First World Book

Love or Die Finding Oneness in a Me First World

  • Author : Sandy Meadows
  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • File Size : 10,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-11-20
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN 10 : 9781457567131


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Love or Die delivers a critical look at two false beliefs that contribute to so much of the suffering and violence in the world today: the beliefs that 1) we are separate, and 2) we are incomplete. Once the reader understands that every action he takes affects the Whole—since we are all connected as part of that Whole—he will realize that extinction awaits us if we continue to be self-indulgent at the expense of others or the environment. To destroy any part of nature is to destroy a part of ourselves! We must awaken from our self-destructive ego consciousness, move into higher levels of awareness, and begin functioning with cooperation rather than competition. Failing this, our quality of life will rapidly deteriorate, and humans will go the way of the dinosaurs. We must learn how to love, or we will perish.

Leadership Wholeness  Volume 1 Book

Leadership Wholeness Volume 1

  • Author : Thomas Thakadipuram
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • File Size : 5,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2023-01-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : 9783031080531


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This book investigates the lived experience of CEOs in their quest for wholeness and presents a model of spiritual intelligence for contemporary leadership. The experience of ethical and spiritual crisis in the post-modern society especially in organizational leadership, calls for deeper quest and spiritual intelligence. Four essential themes emerged from the analysis of the in-depth interviews with top leaders of different organizations across the globe: (1) Sensing Crisis, (2) Embracing Crisis (3) Awakening Hidden Wholeness, (4) and Serving Greater Good. From the analysis of the themes, a model of spiritual intelligence and leadership wholeness is constructed. This Spiritual Intelligence Model portrays the intra-dynamics of leaders’ ongoing quest for wholeness penetrating through their existential, learning, spiritual, and moral dimensions of being and the five ethical dimensions of wholeness permeating through the personal, organizational, social, global, and environmental spheres of life. This book gives a fresh perspective on spiritual intelligence and leadership practice today.

An Act of God Book
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An Act of God

  • Author : David Javerbaum
  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • File Size : 16,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016-05-16
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 35
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822234388


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THE STORY: The One with the first and last word on everything has finally arrived to set the record straight. After many millennia, and in just 90 minutes, God (assisted by His devoted angels) answers some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation.

Mission of the One Star Book

Mission of the One Star

  • Author : Alloya Huckfield
  • Publisher :
  • File Size : 17,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2012-08-14
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9781291128246


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This book creates a unique map of consciousness for the reader and uses that map to adroitly navigate the aspects of the multi-self. This book is more of a process than an idea. The reader is invited on a journey that begins with a concise description of the levels of consciousness in a 12 dimensional universe. Any explorer of other worlds needs a guide that they can trust and rely on. Such a guide is not always easy to find - so Alloya presents many guides, all part of the self. She presents guides that range from a part of the body to a form of consciousness in the universe. The book is not merely a collection of interesting opinions, and 'strange theories of light and matter', it is also a manual for elevating the consciousness out of the misery of separated 3D existence and into the bliss of the higher dimensions. The idea that, 'you create your own reality', has never been so attainable.

The Love Connection Book

The Love Connection

  • Author : Michael R. Mundy
  • Publisher :
  • File Size : 12,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2015-01-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483422114


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This book is about a journey into the workings of the Soul. The truth about a human being's life purpose and the keys to transform one's life have been discussed and written about for centuries, by many different people, of many different spiritual persuasions. These truths, whilst written in different languages and supported by different religious beliefs, nevertheless have come from the same Divine source, and subsequently are universal truth that when embraced bring forth unified outcomes. In the writing of this book I have harmonized these important Spiritual, Psychological and Philosophical truths, bringing them together to reveal the keys to a holistically successful life, body, mind and Soul. I envisage that by accepting and acting on this truth your life will be quietly transformed, perhaps from one of anxiousness and uncertainty, to one of calm and certainty, which will find you at peace with your past, intensely passionate about your present, and confident and calm about your future.

Behind the Masks of God Book

Behind the Masks of God

  • Author : Robert Laynton
  • Publisher :
  • File Size : 12,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2015-10
  • Genre: Spirituality
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN 10 : 9781291328509


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Awakened Cosmos Book

Awakened Cosmos

  • Author : David Hinton
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • File Size : 6,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 161
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611807424


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A deep and radically original exploration of Taoist and Ch'an (Zen) Buddhist wisdom through the lens of the life and work of Tu Fu, widely considered China's greatest classical poet. What is consciousness but the Cosmos awakened to itself? This question is fundamental to the Taoist and Ch'an (Zen) Buddhist worldview that shapes classical Chinese poetry. A uniquely conceived biography, Awakened Cosmos illuminates that worldview through the life and work of Tu Fu (712-770 C.E.), China's greatest classical poet. Tu Fu's writing traces his life from periods of relative normalcy to years spent as an impoverished refugee amid the devastation of civil war. Exploring key poems to guide the reader through Tu Fu's dramatic life, Awakened Cosmos reveals Taoist/Ch'an insight deeply lived across the full range of human experience. Each chapter presents a poem in three stages: first, the original Chinese; then, an English translation in Hinton's masterful style; and finally, a lyrical essay that discusses the untranslatable philosophical dimensions of the poem. The result is nothing short of remarkable: a biography of the Cosmos awakened to itself in the form of a magisterial poet alive in T'ang Dynasty China. Thirty years ago, David Hinton published America's first full-length translation of Tu Fu's work. Awakened Cosmos is published simultaneously with a newly translated and substantially expanded version of that landmark translation: The Selected Poems of Tu Fu: Expanded and Newly Translated (New Directions).

Form   Formlessness Book

Form Formlessness

  • Author : Cheryl Akner-Koler
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 6,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Form (Aesthetics)
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X030234021


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Help from Within Book

Help from Within

  • Author : Raychel Ciemma
  • Publisher : Sai Towers Publishing
  • File Size : 6,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Hindu saints
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9788186822746


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Formless Book


  • Author : Yve-Alain Bois
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 18,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Art, Modern
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015040560503


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Published to accompany exhibition held at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris 22/5 - 26/8 1996.

Who Am I Really   vol 3  Book

Who Am I Really vol 3

  • Author : Irene M. Watson
  • Publisher : Sai Towers Publishing
  • File Size : 19,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2006-08
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN 10 : 9788186822708


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This Is The Story Of One Woman'S Journey To Find Her Answer To 'Who Am I Really?' The Author Was Born Near Rosslyn Chapel In Scotland, However Now Resides In Australia. Since Childhood Her Search To Find 'The Meaning Of Life' Began In Earnest, Leading Her To Varied Experiences And Travel To Many Countries Of Spiritual Significance. Finally Her Journey Took Her To India Where She Discovered 'The Jewel In The Crown'- Sri Sathya Sai Baba. This Book Is A Record Of Baba'S Answers To All Areas Of Universal Understanding.