The Taoist Experience: An Anthology

The Taoist Experience: An Anthology

by Livia Kohn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791415805

ISBN-13: 9780791415801

Pub. Date: 11/01/1993

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Containing sixty translations from a large variety of texts, this is an accessible yet thorough introduction to the major concepts, doctrines, and practices of Taoism.  See more details below

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Containing sixty translations from a large variety of texts, this is an accessible yet thorough introduction to the major concepts, doctrines, and practices of Taoism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791415801
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
11/01/1993
Series:
Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
404
Sales rank:
950,362
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction1
Pt. 1The Tao
Ch. 1The Tao11
1The Tao That Can't Be Told13
2The Tao in the World19
3Pure and Tranquil24
4Ineffable Knowledge29
Ch. 2Creation33
5Scriptures Create the Universe35
6Numinous Treasur - Wondrous History43
7The Lands of the Immortals48
8Gods and Goddesses55
Ch. 3The Teaching63
9The Three Caverns65
10The Transformations of Laozi71
11The Path80
12The Way to Complete Perfection86
Pt. 2Long Life
Ch. 4Discipline95
13Precepts and Prescriptions97
14Protective Measures106
15How To Be Taught116
16Passing the Test119
Ch. 5Physical Practices133
17Breathing for Life135
18Gymnastics141
19Drugs and Diets148
20Sexual Techniques153
Ch. 6The Cosmic Body161
21The Structure of the Body163
22The Body As the World168
23The World in the Body174
24The Gods Within181
Pt. 3Eternal Vision
Ch. 7The One191
25Lights in the Body193
26The True One197
27The Three Ones204
28One in All215
Ch. 8Insight Practice221
29Two Kinds of Observation223
30Energies and Elixirs229
31Observing Life235
32Glimpses of the New Mind241
Ch. 9Ecstatic Excursions249
33The Far-off Journey251
34Trips through the Stars257
35Divine Loves267
36Ecstatic Sleep271
Pt. 4Immortality
Ch. 10Immortal Personality279
37The Perfected281
38To Be a Sage285
39Magical Powers290
40The Virtue of Wine299
Ch. 11Ascension303
41Alchemical Transformation305
42The Inner Elixir313
43Gradual Dissolution318
44Eyewitness Accounts325
Ch. 12Immortal Life333
45Celestial Garb335
46The Administration of Heaven343
47Sojourn Among Mortals351
48Feasting in Paradise358
List of Chinese Texts Translated365
Bibliography367
Index381

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