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This book provides an original and fresh insight into Nietzsche’s views on religion, showing that his philosophy can make an important contribution to what is considered to be Islam’s key paradigms.

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While the body has been largely neglected in much of traditional Western philosophy, there is a rich tradition of Japanese philosophy in which this is not the case. Ethics Embodied explains how Japanese philosophy includes the body as an integral part of selfhood and ethics and shows how it provides an alternative and challenge to the traditional Western philosophical view of self and ethics. Through a comparative feminist approach, the book articulates the striking similarities that exist between certain strands of Japanese philosophy and feminist philosophy concerning selfhood, ethics and the body. Despite the similarities, McCarthy argues that there are significant differences between these philosophies and that each reveals important limitations of the other. Thus, the book urges a view of ethical embodied selfhood that goes beyond where each of these views leaves us when considered in isolation. With keen analysis and constructive comparison, this book will be accessible for . . .

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Author: John SpargoYear published: 1909Book contributor: unknown libraryLanguage: English1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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Secondo uno dei padri fondatori dell’Hatha Yoga “il corpo non è altro che una serie di strati di ombre solidificate”: l’ombra della gioia, l’ombra dell’intelletto, l’ombra della mente mondana, il principio dell’energia, la struttura grossolana, il lustro della pelle e l’ombra proiettata al suolo. “Considerando questo elenco di ombre”, scrive l’Autore, “possiamo vedere come persone diverse siano bloccate su vari piani. Alcuni sono cacciatori di gioia, oppure mercanti di potere, mentre altri sono intellettuali, e così via. Non c’è nulla di sbagliato in tutti questi comportamenti, ma da soli non portano da nessuna parte. Invece, se tali ombre vengono correttamente investigate con mente aperta, possono alimentare il viaggio verso l’illuminazione”. Remete esamina in questo libro il modo in cui ciascuna ombra agisce come “ostacolo alla luce”, e rivela gli esercizi fisici che i praticanti possono usare per sbloccare il corpo e incrementare il suo flusso di vitalità.

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The Way of Zen begins as a succinct guide through the histories of Buddhism and Taoism leading up to the development of Zen Buddhism, which drew deeply from both traditions. It then goes on to paint a broad but insightful picture of Zen as it was and is practiced, both as a religion and as an element of diverse East Asian arts and disciplines. Watts's narrative clears away the mystery while enhancing the mystique of Zen. Since the first publication of this book in 1957, Zen Buddhism has become firmly established in the West. As Zen has taken root in Western soil, it has incorporated much of the attitude and approach set forth by Watts in The Way of Zen, which remains one of the most important introductory books in Western Zen.

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In the Bhagavad Gita, Prince Arjuna asks direct, uncompromising questions of his spiritual guide on the eve of a great battle. In this expanded edition of the most famous —and popular — of Indian scriptures, Eknath Easwaran contextualizes the book culturally and historically and explains the key concepts of Hindu religious thought and the technical vocabulary of yoga. Chapter introductions, notes, and a glossary help readers understand the book’s message. Most importantly, this translation uses simple, clear language to impart the poetry, universality, and timelessness of the Gita’s teachings.

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An extensive look at all the aspects of multi-­natured Shiva • Explores the shamanic roots of world spirituality as exemplified by this Hindu god who shares many of the attributes of the Norse Odin and the Celtic Cernunnos • Looks at Shiva’s relation to contemporary culture, Tantra, and the dualistic religions of the West To his devotees Shiva is the entire universe and the core of all beings. Hindu myth shows him appearing at the beginning of creation as a giant pillar of fire from which this world sprang forth. Yet he is also the most approachable of gods, for he is the lover of lovers and the devotee of his devotees. Of the 1,­008 names of Shiva, Pashupati, Lord of Animals, is one of the most common. His special relation to animals along with his trickster nature reveal the deep connection of Shiva to shamanism and other gods such as the Norse Odin and the Celtic Cernunnos that came out of the Paleolithic traditions. Ethnologist Wolf-­Dieter Storl was first captivated by Shiva . . .

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This volume is a major reconsideration of Japanese late modernity and national hegemony which examines the creative and academic works of a number of influential Japanese thinkers. The author situates the process of Japanese knowledge production in the interface between the immediate historical and the wider socio-­economic and politico-­cultural contexts accompanying the Japanese post-­war experience of modernity.­This book will be of great value to anyone interested in the history of contemporary Japanese culture and society.

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The Bhagavad Gita tells the story of how Arjuna, the great warrior, is seated in his chariot about to engage in battle, when he sees his own kinsmen and his revered teacher arrayed in battle against him, and feels that he cannot fight. It is then that Krishna, the Cosmic Lord, comes to counsel him. Arjuna represents the human soul seated in the chariot of the body and Krishna is the inner Spirit, the God within, who is there to counsel him. Today we see humanity divided against itself and threatened with nuclear war and mutual destruction. No political means are adequate to deal with this problem, and many are driven to despair. It is then that the message of the Gita comes to teach us that it is only when we rise above human schemes and calculations and awake to the presence of the indwelling Spirit that we can hope to find the answer to our need.

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Seeker, adventurer, pilgrim, and scholar, David-­Neel (1868–1969) was the first European woman to explore the once-­forbidden city of Lhasa. This memoir offers an objective account of the supernatural events she witnessed during the 1920s among the mystics and hermits of Tibet — including levitation, telepathy, and the ability to walk on water. Includes 32 photographs.

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