To Live as Long as Heaven and Earth Book

To Live as Long as Heaven and Earth

  • Author : Robert Ford Campany
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2002-04-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 607
  • ISBN 10 : 0520230345

To Live as Long as Heaven and Earth Excerpt :

"This book marks a new milestone in the study of Chinese religious history. Only a scholar as intelligent and dedicated as Campany would dare tackle and so eloquently translate one of the most important and difficult works of early Chinese religious history."—Paul Katz, author of Images of the Immortal: The Cult of Lu Dongbin at the Palace of Eternal Joy "This is a pathbreaking work of lasting significance to the field of Chinese religious history. The scholarship is solid and current, drawing upon the best research from America, Europe, China, and Japan. The translation is accurate, clear, and elegant, based upon an innovative analysis of surviving sources."—Terry Kleeman, author of Great Perfection: Religion and Ethnicity in a Chinese Millennial Kingdom "A competent translation of Ge Hong's hagiographies, with close attention paid to sources and editions, would already have constituted a major contribution to the field of Taoist studies. But Campany provides as well a survey of religious practices in Ge Hong's writings and a reading of the hagiographies which enables us to see the social practices that lie behind them. Together, these two works-in-one constitute the best available portrait of religion and society in early fourth-century China."—John Lagerwey, author of Taoist Ritual in Chinese Society and History "Campany's annotated translation of Ge Hong's (283-343) classic, the first in English, admirably captures the book's rich evocation of the religious culture of Southern China in the fourth century. Ge Hong here offers a series of case studies of what he regarded as the historical and exemplary evidence for the existence of immortals. This translation of Traditions of Divine Transcendents conveys a lively and multifaceted vision of the Taoist conception of physical immortality. The book's emphasis on practices related to the cult of the immortals and the hope for transcendence squarely places its subject in the religious life of traditional Chinese s

Sex  Health  and Long Life Book

Sex Health and Long Life

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 1999-03-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834800045

Sex Health and Long Life Excerpt :

The benefits of sexual bliss were not lost on the ancients, who knew well its powers to enhance health, concentration, and peace of mind. These ancient Chinese Taoist texts explain the transformative effects sex can have when properly and wisely practiced, demonstrating Taoism’s emphasis on cultivating life’s "three treasures"—vitality, energy, and spirit—in all the activities of daily life. The texts are part of the famous Mawangdui finds, Han Dynasty tombs that yielded the richest cache of ancient medical manuscripts ever found in China. The first three texts—Ten Questions, Joining Yin and Yang, and Talk on Supreme Guidance for the World—deal with physical health and sex lore, including diet, exercise, sleep, and techniques of lovemaking. The last two, A Course in Effectiveness and A Course in Guidance, concentrate on the psychological factors of good health and well-being, especially the reduction of stress and cultivation of wholesome social relations.

Vital Breath of the Dao Book

Vital Breath of the Dao

  • Author : Zhongxian Wu
  • Publisher : Singing Dragon
  • Release Date : 2021-08-19
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857013422

Vital Breath of the Dao Excerpt :

Immersing the reader in Daoist philosophy and its impact on life, this new edition of Vital Breath of the Dao by Master Zhongxian Wu is a fully illustrated guide to qigong, a way of physical and spiritual cultivation, and a way of life. The book includes the historical background, practical application, underlying principles and techniques of Daoist cultivation practices to bolster health and intensify spiritual connection to universal energy. Lineage holder Master Zhongxian Wu uses storytelling and a wealth of practical examples to introduce powerful qigong and internal alchemy methods and offers previously unseen personal stories to deepen his explanation of Daoist philosophy.

Essays on the Moral Philosophy of Mengzi Book

Essays on the Moral Philosophy of Mengzi

  • Author : Xiusheng Liu
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN 10 : 0872206238

Essays on the Moral Philosophy of Mengzi Excerpt :

Mengzi, or Mencius (fl. 391-308 BC) is generally recognized as the most important Confucian philosopher after the founder himself. Scholars working in the US, some clearly of Chinese heritage, present eight essays on his ideas about human nature. Three essays are reprinted from journals. The CiP data shows the title Essays on Mengzi's Moral Philosophy. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Huangdi Neijing Book

Huangdi Neijing

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press
  • Release Date : 2010-11-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 580
  • ISBN 10 : 9789629969271

Huangdi Neijing Excerpt :

Neijing is traditional Chinese medicine; it encompasses all the central tenets of Chinese medicine practised today. Neijing zhiyao, in two volumes, compiled by Li Zhongzi of the Ming dynasty, was carefully proofread by Xue Shengbai of the Qing dynasty. Among the hundred or so annotated editions of Neijing Suwen and Lingshu that appeared in different formats and styles in previous generations, only Neijing zhiyao compiled by Mr. Li Nianer of the Ming dynasty is the most succinct but pithy. —— from Sibu Zonglu Yiyaobian

The First Book of Moses  Called Genesis Book

The First Book of Moses Called Genesis

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Bibles
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN 10 : 0802136109

The First Book of Moses Called Genesis Excerpt :

The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.

Studies in Chinese Philosophy and Philosophical Literature Book

Studies in Chinese Philosophy and Philosophical Literature

  • Author : Angus Charles Graham
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1990-01-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 435
  • ISBN 10 : 0791404498

Studies in Chinese Philosophy and Philosophical Literature Excerpt :

Graham addresses several fundamental problems in classical Chinese philosophy, and in the nature and structure of the classical Chinese language. These inquiries and reflections are both broad based and detailed. Two sources of continuity bring these seemingly disparate parts into a coherent and intelligible whole. First, Graham addresses that set of fundamental philosophical questions that have been the focus of dispute in the tradition, and that have defined its character: What is the nature of human nature? What can we through linguistic and philosophical scrutiny discover about the date and composition of some of the major texts? What sense can we make of the Kung-sun Lung sophistries? A second source of coherence is Graham's identification and articulation of those basic and often unconscious presuppositions that ground our own tradition. By so doing, he enables readers to break free from the limits of their own conceptual universe and to explore in the Chinese experience a profoundly different world view.

Bringing Heaven to Earth Book

Bringing Heaven to Earth

  • Author : Josh Ross
  • Publisher : WaterBrook Press
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781601426703

Bringing Heaven to Earth Excerpt :

You Can Help Bring Heaven to Earth God so loved the world, and he still does. He values his creation too much to destroy it. If you know where to look, you can see that the coming of a new heaven and a new earth already has begun. Life on earth is renewed every time you live out Jesus's prayer that God's ways will be followed on earth. The work of God's Kingdom involves restoring what has been broken. This includes people, unjust systems, relationships, anything that has been separated from God and needs to be healed, reconciled, and set right. This is how heaven collides with earth--not following fiery destruction but in the power of restoring to life everything that God created. What you believe about God's plan for humanity and for his creation determines how you will invest your life. God calls all of us to this renewing work. You can help bring heaven to earth, starting today.

Revelation Book
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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01
  • Genre: Bibles
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857861016

Revelation Excerpt :

The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

CSB Life Connections Study Bible Book

CSB Life Connections Study Bible

  • Author : Holman Bible Staff
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2019-09-30
  • Genre: Bibles
  • Pages : 2000
  • ISBN 10 : 9781433619892

CSB Life Connections Study Bible Excerpt :

When we read, study, and gather around God’s Word, special things happen. We begin opening up, caring for each other, and helping each other grow. We discover a new power in our lives and find new strength for living as the Holy Spirit shapes us into a beautiful example of community. The CSB Life Connections Study Bible is a revised and updated version of the best-selling and renowned Serendipity Study Bible. The original Serendipity Study Bible was the culmination of 40 years of community building by Serendipity House Publishers, which revolutionized small groups and personal study through thousands of accessible questions and study helps throughout the Bible. The CSB Life Connections Study Bible includes thousands of questions and study helps for all 1,189 chapters of the Bible—all updated for today’s readers. This Bible includes short chapter-by-chapter comments about key people, places, and events along with guidance through the "Open-Consider-Apply" method for small group study and personal reflection. • "Open" questions initiate discussion and/or reflection • "Consider" questions focus on the details of the passage • "Apply" questions encourage application to daily life • Also included are select “For Groups,” “For Worship,” and “Dig Deeper” questions for further study, reflection, discussion, and application. Additional features include: Study note commentary on every page to accompany the thousands of chapter specific margin questions, 60 “life focused” course study plans, 16 topical course study plans, two-color interior design, smyth-sewn binding, presentation page, single-column text, topical subheadings, black-letter text, 9-point type, textual footnotes, concordance, and full-color maps. The CSB Life Connections Study Bible features the highly reliable, highly readable text of the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB), which stays faithful to the Bible's original languages without sacrificing clarity. With its optimal blend of a

Life Between Heaven and Earth Book
Score: 5
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Life Between Heaven and Earth

  • Author : George Anderson
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release Date : 2018-12-11
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553419511

Life Between Heaven and Earth Excerpt :

The New York Times bestselling authors of Lessons from the Light offer a new and provocative understanding of heaven and how messages from the afterlife can assist you in the here and now. We live in a world of near-universal acceptance that once our lives on the earth come to an end we continue to a greater world. Whether that destination is called "Heaven," "Nirvana," or simply "The Other Side," tradition teaches us that there is, in most cases, a fairy-tale ending to life, a place where joy and harmony reigns supreme. Yet, as this book attests there is still more to heaven and earth than is dreamt of in our philosophies. George Anderson is considered by many to be the greatest medium living today. After more than 50 years of hearing from souls who have transitioned to the world hereafter, he is constantly reminded by those who have passed that our preconceived notions of this life--and the next--aren't always accurate. The nine stories in this book illuminate times when unusual circumstances such as sudden death, unresolved emotions, abusive relationships, and painful family dynamics, make it necessary for the dead and the living to find new doors to healing. In session with Anderson, survivors and those who have passed meet again in encounters that are profound, bittersweet, highly-emotional and sometimes, downright, funny. What we learn is that there are little-known spiritual treasures--and lessons to be learned--about heaven and earth that can restore, revitalize, and make new what was once broken. Life Between Heaven and Earth is an inspiring, thought-provoking, path-changing work, one that affirms that no matter how complicated a circumstance is, resolution, peace and acceptance can be found in deep and remarkable ways.

Butterfly as Companion  The Book

Butterfly as Companion The

  • Author : Kuang-ming Wu
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2022-05-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438424491

Butterfly as Companion The Excerpt :

Thorough, serious, yet fun to read, this is a translation of the text and an exposition of the philosophy of Chuang Tzu the Taoist of ancient China.

The Gospel of Isaiah Book

The Gospel of Isaiah

  • Author : Derek Stringer
  • Publisher : Ambassador International
  • Release Date : 2017-03-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620201992

The Gospel of Isaiah Excerpt :

Derek Stringer provides a devotional commentary covering the whole book. Its sixty-six chapters make it a miniature Bible in itself. Isaiah's name means 'The Lord Saves' and the primary theme of the book is salvation. Isaiah is widely recognised as the greatest of the prophetic books of the Bible. This greatness lies in the: *depth of its teaching, *importance of its message, *breadth of its subject matter.

Tao Te Ching  a guide to the interpretation of the foundational book of Taoism Book

Tao Te Ching a guide to the interpretation of the foundational book of Taoism

  • Author : Shantena Augusto Sabbadini
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013-04-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 636
  • ISBN 10 : 9781300731443

Tao Te Ching a guide to the interpretation of the foundational book of Taoism Excerpt :

The Tao Te Ching is the foundational text of Taoism. Traditionally considered the work of the 'Old Master', Lao Tzu, a senior contemporary of Confucius, this 2500 years old text is a poetic and supremely concise formulation of some of humanity's highest wisdom. Revered as a basic book of spiritual guidance throughout Chinese history, it has become a beloved inspirational work in the West. The present work is meant to help the Western reader to penetrate the depth and subtlety of Lao Tzu's wisdom without requiring a knowledge of the Chinese language. Readers are offered a choice between various interpretations and are guided in non-technical terms to explore how they originate. More importantly, they are also offered the possibility to hold all the various resonances of the text simultaneously, just as a Chinese reader would, and thus access the original wealth of meaning in a way no ordinary translation could convey.