This is the first English translation of one of the most important Taoist texts on how to achieve immortality. Stuart Olsen provides an in-depth commentary based on his own experience in Taoist practice. Included is a unique discourse in the cultivation of the Three Treasures which offers genuine and practical advice for spiritual development that will enrich the life of any serious student. A must for anyone interested in Chinese philosophy and Taoism in particular.
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Chinese
Olson, a Taoist practitioner, has translated two brief but important Taoist texts, The Jade Emperor's Mind Seal Classic and The Three Treasures of Immortality. He provides a detailed commentary on the first of these, supplemented by a discussion of the historical background (Ming Dynasty and later) behind both works. The works attempt to conquer physical illness and even death through strengthening reproductive, life-sustaining, and spiritual energies (the three treasures of ching , ch'i , and shen ). According to Olson, these texts are used often in certain Beijing monasteries and have not been previously translated. Aside from use by Taoist practitioners, this book will be useful to students of Chinese religion. Recommended for academic libraries with Asian religion collections.
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Descrizione libro Dragon Door Pubn, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0938045105
Descrizione libro Dragon Door Pubn, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110938045105