The World Is Made of Storiesby David R. Loy
Pub. Date: 08/31/2010
Publisher: Wisdom Publications MA
In this dynamic and utterly novel presentation, David Loy explores the fascinating proposition that the stories we tell--about what is and is not possible, about ourselves, about right and wrong, life and death, about the world and everything in it--become the very building blocks of our experience and of reality itself. Loy uses an intriguing mixture of quotations from familiar and less-familiar sources and brief stand-alone micro-essays, engaging the reader in challenging and illuminating dialogue. As we come to see that the world is made--in a word--of stories, we come to a richer understanding of that most elusive of Buddhist ideas: shunyata, the "generative emptiness" that is the all-pervading quality inherent to all mental and physical forms in our ever-changing world. Reminiscent of Zen koans and works of sophisticated poetry, this book will reward both a casual read and deep reflection.
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Anyone with an interest in postmodernism, narrative therapy, semantics, or Buddhism will find this book powerful and delightful. If you liked Ishmael by Daniel Quinn, you'll love the World Is Made of Stories.