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ISBN-10: 006198695X

ISBN-13: 9780061986956

Some of the most loved poets of the 20 th century, Rainer Maria Rilke is broadly celebrated for his intensity of perception and undying relevance. He has inspired generations of writers along with his vintage Letters to a tender Poet, and his reflections at the divine and our position on the earth are disarmingly profound.

A yr with Rilke presents the 1st ever examining from Rilke for each day of the 12 months, together with decisions from his luminous poetry, his piercing prose, and his intimate letters and journals. Rilke is a depended on consultant amid the bustle of our day-by-day adventure, reflecting on such topics as impermanence, the great thing about production, the voice of God, and the significance of solitude.

With new translations from the editors, whose acclaimed translation of Rilke's The publication of Hours gained an ardent readership, this assortment unearths the intensity and breadth of Rilke's acclaimed work.

Literary Awards
Nautilus publication Award for Poetry - To Enlighten and encourage (2010

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How void! It stands alone, unchanging; it acts everywhere, untiring. It may be considered the mother of everything under heaven. I do not know its name, but call it by the word Tao. (25) And again: The Tao is something blurred and indistinct. How indistinct! How blurred! Yet within it are images. How blurred! How indistinct! Yet within it are things. How dim! How confused! Yet within it is mental power. Because this power is most true, Within it there is confidence. (21) “Mental! power” is ching, g a word which combines the ideas of essential, subtle, psychic or spiritual, and skillful.

He goes without knowing where he is going, and stops without knowing what he is doing. He merges himself with the surroundings and moves along with it. These are the principles of mental hygiene. (23)11 And again: If you regulate your body and unify your attention, the harmony of heaven will come upon you. If you integrate your awareness, and unify your thoughts, spirit will make its abode with you. Te (virtue) will clothe you, and the Tao will shelter you. Your eyes will be like those of a new-born calf, which seeks not the wherefore.

EISBN: 978-0-307-78434-6 1. Zen Buddhism. I. Title. II. Title: Zendō. 1 To TIA, MARK, AND RICHARD who will understand it all the better for not being able to read it. CONTENTS Cover Other Books by This Author Title Page Copyright Dedication List of Illustrations Preface The Pronunciation of Chinese Words Part One: BACKGROUND AND HISTORY 1 The Philosophy of the Tao 2 The Origins of Buddhism 3 Mahayana Buddhism 4 The Rise and Development of Zen Part Two: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE 1 “Empty and Marvelous” 2 “Sitting Quietly, Doing Nothing” 3 Za-zen and the Koan 4 Zen in the Arts Bibliography Chinese Notes LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS Bodhidharma.

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