The Cloud of Nothingness

It augments the comparative approach found in Buddhist-Christian comparative philosophy and theology. This book is of especial interest to academics of Buddhist and Christian studies searching for avenues for intellectual dialogue.

Author: C. D. Sebastian

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 8132236467

Category: Philosophy

Page: 181

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​This book explores ‘nothingness’, the negative way found in Buddhist and Christian traditions, with a focused and comparative approach. It examines the works of Nagarjuna (c. 150 CE), a Buddhist monk, philosopher and one of the greatest thinkers of classical India, and those of John of the Cross (1542-1591), a Carmelite monk, outstanding Spanish poet, and one of the greatest mystical theologians. The conception of nothingness in both the thinkers points to a paradox of linguistic transcendence and provides a novel insight into via negativa. This is the first full-length work comparing nothingness (emptiness) in Nagarjuna (Mahayana Buddhism) and John of the Cross (Christianity) in any language. It augments the comparative approach found in Buddhist-Christian comparative philosophy and theology. This book is of especial interest to academics of Buddhist and Christian studies searching for avenues for intellectual dialogue.

The Other Side of Nothingness

The Cloud of Unknowing and the Book of Privy Counseling, ed. Johnston (New
York: Doubleday Image Books, 1973), p. 43. 22. For an interesting and extended
analysis of The Cloud and its author's use of nothingness, consult Denys Turner,
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Author: Beverly Lanzetta

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791449509

Category: Religion

Page: 182

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Provides an innovative theology based in mysticism, one that acknowledges the pain of spiritual repression and values religious pluralism.

Beyond Being and Nothingness

Its ability to " sense " its environment is simply the cloud of presence that its
various constituent centers of consciousness " emanate " . This cloud of presence
is the ground for their " receive colour sensations " or " convert light energy to ...

Author: Moshe Kroy

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Phenomenology

Page: 360

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A Glimpse of Nothingness

Is freedom symbolized by sitting on a cloud, as the Buddha did on the posters
which yousaw in Ceylon? Yousiton acloud,free from all influenceofthe wheel of
life, andyou watchthe endeavor of the little people who are still rummaging about
in ...

Author: Janwillem van de Wetering

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466874678

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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In A Glimpse of Nothingness, celebrated mystery novelist Janwillem van de Wetering offers a sequel to his earlier memoir, The Empty Mirror, which concerned the author's experiences at a Zen monastery in Japan in the middle 1960s. Originally published in 1975, A Glimpse of Nothingness chronicles van de Wetering's time at the Moon Springs Hermitage in Maine. The book offers a complete and compelling description of the Zen path pursued by one sensitive Westerner who began his quest by seeking for the sense of it all-and who eventually came to realize at least a part of it. The follow-up to this book is van de Wetering's Afterzen.

Being and Nothingness

This possibility belongs to the sky as a threat; it represents a surpassing on the
part of these clouds, which I perceive, toward rain. The clouds carry this
surpassing within themselves, which means not that the sur- passing will be
realized but ...

Author: Jean-Paul Sartre

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671867806

Category: Philosophy

Page: 811

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Sartre explains the theory of existential psychoanalysis in this treatise on human reality

Absolute Nothingness

Übersinnliche Erfahrungen und das Erleuchtung , Weilheim , 1971 . Jaspers ,
Karl , Die grossen Philosophen , Vol . 1 , Munich , 1959 . Johnston , William , The
Mysticism of the Cloud of Unknowing . A Modern Interpretation , New York , 1967
.

Author: Hans Waldenfels

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 214

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The Fire and the Cloud

Consequently: first of all our meditation should begin with the realization of our
nothingness and helplessness in the presence of God. This need not be a
mournful or discouraging experience. On the contrary, it can be deeply tranquil
and ...

Author: David A. Fleming

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780809120659

Category: Spiritual life

Page: 370

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Common sense Occultism

In the nothingness of the cloud of unknowing , we shall find we have passed from
the consciousness of ordinary experience to the perfection that is identity with the
ultimate nature of things . And that state , the atone - ment with the All , we can ...

Author: Frederick G. Richford

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Occultism

Page: 120

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Thoughts for Heart and Life

A third cause of the morning - cloud religion is the attempt to live on promises
instead of performances . The man trusts in ... How many a brilliant beginning
have we seen that so soon ended in nothingness ! For a brief time the “ cloud
was ...

Author: Theodore Ledyard Cuyler

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Christian life

Page: 123

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Coming in the Clouds

The story of creation told by the inhabitants of the Gilbert Islands also describes
divine creation by way of the cloud simile : Na Arean sat alone in space as a
cloud that floats in nothingness . He slept not , for there was no sleep ; he
hungered ...

Author: Randall E. Otto

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 293

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This book commences with the cloud in creation, functioning as a symbol of the trancendence of God and the means by which he creates, and continues with the descent of God in the cloud in making covenant with Abraham and Moses. Otto describes the cloud leading Israel out of Egypt and providing for her physically and spiritually, culminating in the great theophany on Sinai. The Old Testament section concludes with the hidden glory of God in the visions of Ezekial and Daniel which inform Jesus' talk of his secon advent. The New Testament section shows how the pre-incarnate Christis equal to the Father in glory.

Disorient

Below the second cloud there seemed to be nothing , pure darkness , as though
the world were being swallowed , going from darkness to utter nothingness . As
the second cloud gained on the painters , it became apparent that everything ...

Author:

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Category: American literature

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Readings for Thought and Expression

... demands , but the cloud will still veil the secret and , if not the cloud , then the
nothingness into which it now appears the cloud , in its turn , may be dissolved .
The secret , if one may paraphrase a savage vocabulary , lies in the egg of night .

Author: Stewart S. Morgan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: American essays

Page: 545

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Gentlemen Scholars and Scoundrels

You will then have performed the ultimate dissection that our analytic age
demands , but the cloud will still veil the secret and , if not the cloud , then the
nothingness into which it now appears the cloud , in its turn , may be dissolved .
The secret ...

Author: Horace Knowles

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: American literature

Page: 696

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The Critical Question

You will then have performed the ultimate dissection that our analytic age
demands , but the cloud will still veil the secret and , if not the cloud , then the
nothingness into which , it now appears , the cloud , in its turn , may be dissolved
.

Author: Robert Worth Frank

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English language

Page: 343

View: 353


Being Nothingness and Fly Fishing

The white noise of riffles , the gurgle of water around protruding stones , the
whine of a cloud of gnats — these sounds were all absorbed into the thick tangle
of trees , roots , and ferns . Time passed on the river . Sunshine illuminated a
cloud of ...

Author: Michael Checchio

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 217

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In humorous and beautiful prose, Checchio recounts his years as a novice and self-taught New Jersey fly fisherman, and how he set out to find the hallowed trout- fishing Meccas of the Rocky Mountain West.

Self Other and Nothingness

The featurelessness of that cloud now ! ... Black yew , white cloud , The horrific
complications . ... Though nothingness is feared , the last line indicates that
surrender may be inevitable , the self incapable of sustaining in an atmosphere of
 ...

Author: Sharon Marie Wheeler

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 68

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Lord Teach Us to Pray

The love which burns in my heart is nothing because it is faith , pure faith , naked
faith which is dark like night and is experienced as nothingness . Yet it is
precisely the night and the nothingness which guide ; and so St John of the Cross
can ...

Author: William Johnston

Publisher: Harper San Francisco

ISBN: 9780006275268

Category: Buddhism

Page: 360

View: 353


The Inner Eye of Love

The love which burns in my heart is nothing because it is faith , pure faith , naked
faith which is dark like night and is experienced as nothingness . Yet it is
precisely the night and the nothingness which guide ; and so St John of the Cross
can ...

Author: William Johnston

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Mysticism

Page: 208

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The Inner Eye of Love offers a contemporary theology of mysticism that locates it at the very center of authentic religious experience. It provides as well a practical guide for meditation even as it maps out the oceanic experience toward which meditation points.

Italian English

... il - di , dooms Nullézza , sf . nothingness dáy , last day ( any thing new | Nullità ,
sf . nůllity , nothingness , inanity Novità ... Nubiadúna , sm . cloud gathering ( God
) dence , rhythm ; un – di , a number of , great Nubicalpestalóre , sm . walker ...

Author: John Millhouse

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English language

Page:

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The Power of Nothingness

... and the patriarchs of the Zen sect : “ I am on the bridge that crosses the current
and wonder of wonders ! It isn ' t the water that runs under the bridge but the
bridge that moves on the water . A cloud of dust comes from the ocean and the
104.

Author: Alexandra David-Neel

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 134

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This exotic mystery involving the pursuit of a murderer across Tibet and into China is written by a Tibetan monk and a nineteenth-century adventuress