By Piers Moore Ede
This can be the tale of a guy who launched into a quest that many people have dreamed approximately. disappointed via a global addicted to fabric wealth and medical truth, he made up our minds to trip around the globe looking for anything extra significant: the paranormal, the magical. His trip takes him from snow-blanketed villages within the Himalayas to tiny, covert groups of whirling dervishes in rural Turkey; from the world's greatest spiritual competition at the banks of the swollen Ganges to a dappled, historical Sufi sector in Delhi. Lyrical and clear-sighted, "All different types of Magic" is an engaging exploration of the hidden international of miracles that's immediately deeply own and common in its scope.
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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.
All Kinds of Magic: One Man's Search for Meaning Across the Modern World by Piers Moore Ede