All Else Is Bondage: Non-Volitional Living by Wei Wu Wei

By Wei Wu Wei

These thirty-four robust essays, in keeping with Taoist and Buddhist suggestion, represent a consultant to what the writer calls “non-volitional living”—the old knowing that our efforts to understand our real nature are futile. Wei Wu Wei explains those venerable religious traditions within the context of contemporary event, utilizing wit and massive precision to express their profound perception into the very nature of lifestyles. This crucial Zen Buddhist vintage, reissued after many years of unavailability, completes the gathering of 8 volumes via the masterful, elusive Wei Wu Wei

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Likewise, one expects degrees of skepticism from the other side, some giving traditional sources a measure of cautious trust while others are thoroughgoing in their criticism of them. But almost all fall within the territory marked out as either traditional or skeptical. The historian who can claim to have a foot in both camps is a very rare person indeed, though certainly that person may exist. A major example concerns the Sikh scripture, the Adi Granth. According to the traditional view, the text is beyond investigation.

The particular teachings that he imparted would not have marked the Sikhs as significantly different from their Punjabi neighbors, though Nanak certainly distanced himself from those (whether Hindu or Muslim) who preached a conventional form of religion with its dependence on externals. In this sense, the religion he taught transcended both Hindu tradition and Islam. There are interpreters who nevertheless believe that the real difference only came with the Tenth and last Guru, Guru Gobind Singh.

Nanak has a strongly Punjabi version, whereas Guru Arjan tends more toward western Hindi. , Persian) without abandoning the Sant Bhasha framework. Because no term expressly denotes the language of the Adi Granth, it is sometimes called the Sacred Language of the Sikhs (SLS). It was written in the Gurmukhi script. ADI GRANTH MANUSCRIPT 1245 (ADI GRANTH MS 1245). Considerable interest has been raised by the purchase in 1987 of the manuscript numbered 1245 by Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. D.

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