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Rejecting the Illusion of Permanence

Karen C. Lang

in Four Illusions: Candrakirti's Advice to Travelers on the Bodhisattva Path

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151138
eISBN:
9780199870448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151135.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 6 attacks the mistaken apprehension of impermanent things as permanent by pointing out the impermanence of the human body. The first half of the chapter concentrates on the need for ... More


The Power of the Between: An Anthropological Odyssey

Paul Stoller

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226775340
eISBN:
9780226775364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226775364.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

It is the anthropologist's fate to always be between things: countries, languages, cultures, even realities. But rather than lament this, the author celebrates the creative power of the between, ... More


The Buddhist background

J. P. Williams

in Denying Divinity: Apophasis in the Patristic Christian and Soto Zen Buddhist Traditions

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269991
eISBN:
9780191683855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269991.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

The Buddha's teaching of no-self, impermanence, and especially of the extinction of the self (nirvana) have historically been all too susceptible of construal as nihilism. Modern scholarship, ... More


Dogen’s apophasis

J. P. Williams

in Denying Divinity: Apophasis in the Patristic Christian and Soto Zen Buddhist Traditions

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269991
eISBN:
9780191683855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269991.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

Dogen's basic presentation of the Buddhist Way is entirely orthodox. He intends the practitioner to cease grasping and clinging to phenomena and to concepts, and sees the way to achieving this ... More


Travels in the Netherworld: Buddhist Popular Narratives of Death and the Afterlife in Tibet

Bryan J. Cuevas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195341164
eISBN:
9780199851706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341164.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book examines a little-known genre of Tibetan narrative literature about the délok, ordinary men and women who claim to have died, traveled through hell, and then returned from the afterlife. ... More


God, Flux, and the Epistemology of Agape Struggle

Paul K. Moser

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 4

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656417
eISBN:
9780191742163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656417.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

What, if anything, is the bearing of flux, or impermanence, as found in this world on the case for the Jewish-Christian God? This chapter argues that the bearing is positive rather than negative, ... More


Introduction

Schaeffer Kurtis R.

in Himalayan Hermitess: The Life of a Tibetan Buddhist Nun

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152999
eISBN:
9780199849932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152999.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The life story of Orgyan Chokyi contains ten chapters. The first one is concerned with the suffering which arose in her youth. The second is about her time as a goatherd and how that time was ... More


Herding Horses

Schaeffer Kurtis R.

in Himalayan Hermitess: The Life of a Tibetan Buddhist Nun

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152999
eISBN:
9780199849932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152999.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter relates how impermanence arose when Orgyan Chokyi herded horses. One day, as described in this chapter, she went to sell horses at the meadow of Dechen Thang near the Cholung Bum ... More


Solitude and Joy

Schaeffer Kurtis R.

in Himalayan Hermitess: The Life of a Tibetan Buddhist Nun

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152999
eISBN:
9780199849932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152999.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter relates the joyous experiences which dawned upon Orgyan Chokyi when she lived in solitude. Having been through great impermanence, Orgyan Chokyi avoided the problem of cause and effect. ... More


The House of Impermanence and the Politics of Mobility

Mariane C. Ferme

in The Underneath of Things: Violence, History, and the Everyday in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225428
eISBN:
9780520925717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225428.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the politics of impermanence and mobility in rural Sierra Leone. It attempts to provide a better understanding of the different social networks and imagined socialities by ... More


Impermanence

Susan J. Stabile

in Growing in Love and Wisdom: Tibetan Buddhist Sources for Christian Meditation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199862627
eISBN:
9780190258337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199862627.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter describes a Tibetan Buddhist analytic meditation that has been adapted for Christian prayer, followed by a commentary that explains the Buddhist goals for and principles underlying the ... More


Reimagining the Nation, Migration and Citizenship: The Role of Cultural Institutions and New Institutional Responses

Peggy Levitt

in Multicultural Governance in a Mobile World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474428231
eISBN:
9781474438391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428231.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The goal of this volume is to reconsider citizenship, integration, and diversity in the context of heightened mobility and permanent impermanence, where large numbers of migrants are long-term ... More


Reading Shamon Dōgen: A Tourist’s Guide

Steve Bein

in Purifying Zen: Watsuji Tetsuro's Shamon Dogen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835101
eISBN:
9780824868505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835101.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents a tourist's guide to reading Shamon Dōgen. It first considers the nature of faith and the role of responsibility in Watsuji Tetsurō's vision of Dōgen's Zen. It then explains the ... More


The Method and Meaning of Self-Cultivation

Steve Bein

in Purifying Zen: Watsuji Tetsuro's Shamon Dogen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835101
eISBN:
9780824868505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835101.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the method and meaning of self-cultivation according to Dōgen. At the heart of Dōgen's teachings is the manifestation of eternal values. Therefore, the destruction of all ... More


Impermanence and Contingency

Michael F. Marra

in Japan's Frames of Meaning: A Hermeneutics Reader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834609
eISBN:
9780824870546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834609.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on the concepts of impermanence (mujo) and contingency. Mujo has become a catchphrase used to explain the psychology, the logic, and the sentiments of a nation and an ethnicity. ... More


Fragments Shored against My Ruins: Moving Pictures, True Story

George Kouvaros

in Awakening the Eye: Robert Frank's American Cinema

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816695560
eISBN:
9781452953540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695560.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 5 connects Frank’s obsession with the fragment to a view of human history as defined by an essential transitoriness. The piles of photographs, letters and souvenirs that the filmmaker returns ... More


What Happens When Nothing Happens

Chris Thompson

in Felt: Fluxus, Joseph Beuys, and the Dalai Lama

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653546
eISBN:
9781452946184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653546.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter details the meeting organized between Joseph Beuys and the Dalai Lama, and its aftermath. The meeting took place in Germany during the 1980s by one of Beuys’ contemporaries, Louwrien ... More


Moonpaths: Ethics and Emptiness

The Cowherds

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190260507
eISBN:
9780190260538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190260507.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book examines ethics, which in Buddhism is intimately connected with the metaphysics of non-self and impermanence. According to Buddhism, the misconception of the self as substantial, ... More


‘The Fixed and the Fluid’: Identity in Shelley and Byron

Michael O'Neill

in Shelleyan Reimaginings and Influence: New Relations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198833697
eISBN:
9780191874147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833697.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter addresses the question of poetic identity in the works of and literary relationship between Shelley and Byron. It identifies the mutual responsiveness of the two poets as well as their ... More


‘Escaping From Boarded Concrete and Modern Finishes’: Impermanency, Mobility, Rehabilitation— and Emulation

Alistair Fair

in Modern Playhouses: An Architectural History of Britain's New Theatres, 1945 - 1985

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198807476
eISBN:
9780191845406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807476.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines how the idea of the modern playhouse as a substantial, purpose-built structure was challenged between the 1960s and the 1980s. It begins with theatres conceived in a spirit of ... More


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