By Mircea Eliade

ISBN-10: 022602735X

ISBN-13: 9780226027357

Publish yr note: initially released in French lower than the identify Histoire des croyances et des idees religieuses. Vol. 2: De Gautama Bouddha au triomphe du christianisme Payot, Paris, 1978. First released in english in 1982
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In quantity 2 of this huge paintings, Mircea Eliade keeps his magisterial growth throughout the background of spiritual principles. The religions of historic China, Brahmanism and Hinduism, Buddha and his contemporaries, Roman faith, Celtic and German religions, Judaism, the Hellenistic interval, the Iranian syntheses, and the beginning of Christianity—all are encompassed during this quantity.

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But K'un-liin is the fabulous Mountain in the Western Sea, abode of Immortals. "I04 Let us note these two elements: (1) the homologation of the mythical mountain K'un-liin with the secret regions of the brain and the abdomen; (2) the role attributed to the "chaotic" state, which, once it is realized through meditation, permits entry into the Fields of Cinnabar and thus makes possible the alchemical preparation of the embryo of immortality. The Mountain in the Western Sea, abode of the Immortals, is a traditional and very ancient image of the "world in little"-of a miniature universe.

After the translation by Henri Maspero, Le taoisme, p. 240. 74. After Maspero's translation, ibid. Chou is his personal name. 75. Chuang Tzu, chap. 2, after the translation by Kaltenmark, Lao tseu, pp. 117-18. 76. "By inner contemplation we find a way to satisfy ourselves in ourselves" (Lieh Tzu, after Kaltenmark's translation, p. 118). 77 133.. ' '79 Another group of scholars maintains the fundamental unity of all the historical forms of Taoism. 80 And in fact the "metaphysicians," the "mystics," and the adepts in quest of physical immortality all shared the same paradoxical conception of the Tao and sought to reach the same result: to unite in their person the two epiphanies of ultimate reality (yang and yin, matter and spirit, life and death).

18. 73. " After the translation by Henri Maspero, Le taoisme, p. 240. 74. After Maspero's translation, ibid. Chou is his personal name. 75. Chuang Tzu, chap. 2, after the translation by Kaltenmark, Lao tseu, pp. 117-18. 76. "By inner contemplation we find a way to satisfy ourselves in ourselves" (Lieh Tzu, after Kaltenmark's translation, p. 118). 77 133.. ' '79 Another group of scholars maintains the fundamental unity of all the historical forms of Taoism. 80 And in fact the "metaphysicians," the "mystics," and the adepts in quest of physical immortality all shared the same paradoxical conception of the Tao and sought to reach the same result: to unite in their person the two epiphanies of ultimate reality (yang and yin, matter and spirit, life and death).

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