The Zen in Modern Cosmology

The Zen in Modern Cosmology

Where do the stars and galaxies, and everything else in the present universe come from then?This captivating book provides an answer to this question, and explains the observations and evidence behind the assertion of an almost empty ...

Author: Harry C. S. Lam

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812771858

Category: Science

Page: 234

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According to Modern Cosmology, our Universe came from a primordial state 13.7 billion years ago, with no matter and very little energy. In other words, it was almost empty. Where do the stars and galaxies, and everything else in the present universe come from then?This captivating book provides an answer to this question, and explains the observations and evidence behind the assertion of an almost empty primordial universe. Aimed at a general audience, it assumes no prior knowledge of astronomy or physics.The emptiness of the primordial universe is reminiscent of the emptiness in Zen Buddhism. The similarities and differences of these two forms of emptiness are explored.
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The Zen in Modern Cosmology

The Zen in Modern Cosmology

Where do the stars and galaxies, and everything else in the present universe come from then?This captivating book provides an answer to this question, and explains the observations and evidence behind the assertion of an almost empty ...

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The Zen in Modern Cosmology

The Zen in Modern Cosmology

It is also the reason why the word Zen appears in the title of the book. The bulk of
the book, however, is on the science ... an artistic rendition of the 'mountain curve'
in Fig. 42, which summarizes some important features of modern cosmology.

Author: Harry C. S. Lam

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812771872

Category: Religion

Page: 234

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According to Modern Cosmology, our Universe came from a primordial state 13.7 billion years ago, with no matter and very little energy. In other words, it was almost empty. Where do the stars and galaxies, and everything else in the present universe come from then?. This captivating book provides an answer to this question, and explains the observations and evidence behind the assertion of an almost empty primordial universe. Aimed at a general audience, it assumes no prior knowledge of astronomy or physics. The emptiness of the primordial universe is reminiscent of the emptiness in Zen Buddhism. The similarities and differences of these two forms of emptiness are explored. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: Out of Emptiness (578 KB). Contents: Out of Emptiness; Sakyamuni Buddha; A Flower and a Smile; Hui Neng; The Platform Sutra; Prologue to Our Universe; Does the Universe Have a Beginning; Size and Shape of the Universe; Scale Factor and Redshift; The Constituents of the Universe; What is Matter; Different Kinds of Energy; Heat and Temperature; The Noisy Universe; A Short History of the Universe; Inflation; Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation; Emergence of Matter; Syntheses of Chemical Elements; Epilogue. Readership: General readers and practicing scientists.
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Choice

Choice

Escape Leipzig Haiitd 1 riizsch I ESCAPE FROM LEIPZIG by Harald Fritzsch (
University of Munkb, Germany) translated by K Heusch with a foreword written by
C 't Hooft 978-981-279-009-5 US$32 THE ZEN IN MODERN COSMOLOGY by ...

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Two Zen Classics

Two Zen Classics

Author: Kazuki Sekida

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015063680824

Category: Religion

Page: 413

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Here is a comprehensive handbook for zazen, seated meditation practice, and an authoritative presentation of the Zen path.
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The New Physics and Cosmology

The New Physics and Cosmology

This book is the carefully edited record of the fascinating discussions at a Mind and Life conference in which five leading physicists and a historian (David Finkelstein, George Greenstein, Piet Hut, Arthur Zajonc, Anton Zeilinger, and Tu ...

Author: Arthur Zajonc

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195347821

Category: Science

Page: 264

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What happens when the Dalai Lama meets with leading physicists and a historian? This book is the carefully edited record of the fascinating discussions at a Mind and Life conference in which five leading physicists and a historian (David Finkelstein, George Greenstein, Piet Hut, Arthur Zajonc, Anton Zeilinger, and Tu Weiming) discussed with the Dalai Lama current thought in theoretical quantum physics, in the context of Buddhist philosophy. A contribution to the science-religion interface, and a useful explanation of our basic understanding of quantum reality, couched at a level that intelligent readers without a deep involvement in science can grasp. In the tradition of other popular books on resonances between modern quantum physics and Zen or Buddhist mystical traditions--notably The Dancing Wu Li Masters and The Tao of Physics, this book gives a clear and useful update of the genuine correspondences between these two rather disparate approaches to understanding the nature of reality.
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Zen in China Japan East Asian Art

Zen in China  Japan  East Asian Art

Papers of the International Symposium on Zen, Zurich University, 16. ... Zen
Buddhism embrace , according to their education and environment , a karmic
world view or link their Zen experiences with the cosmic doctrines of modern
scientists .

Author: Helmut Brinker

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: UVA:X001020241

Category: Art, Zen

Page: 116

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The theme of the papers collected in this volume is the religious, philosophical and cultural phenomenon best known under its Japanese name of Zen. This Buddhist school of Zen spread over the countries of East Asia and left its traces in all realms of life, personal as well as social.
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Zen and Shinto

Zen and Shinto

How modern can this very ancient creed ever be? These are some of the questions considered in this analytic work by Dr. Chikao Fujisawa, who specializes in the study of traditional Japanese philosophy and its effect on modern society.

Author: Chikao Fujisawa

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504060196

Category: Philosophy

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This history of Japanese philosophical traditions underscores the importance of Zen and Shinto to the development of Japanese culture. How do the Japanese talk about their native philosophy, Shinto, so many years after the Western Allies abolished it as a state religion? What is its relationship to Buddhism, and particularly to Zen? How modern can this very ancient creed ever be? These are some of the questions considered in this analytic work by Dr. Chikao Fujisawa, who specializes in the study of traditional Japanese philosophy and its effect on modern society. Fujisawa’s work is not only a survey of Zen and Shinto, but also an impassioned plea to restore Shinto as the very substance of Japanese life and thought. At the same time, Zen and Shinto offers new insight into the depth and vitality of Japanese culture, demonstrating its remarkable capacity to assimilate foreign thought and ideas, and thus contribute to the world’s hope for permanent peace.
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The Encounter Between Roman Catholicism and Zen Buddhism

The Encounter Between Roman Catholicism and Zen Buddhism

In a discussion of Zen and modern civilization , Hisamatsu refers to the Trikaya .
He does not emphasize the triadic aspect of the Trikaya but focuses on the
formless basis of the Trikaya . Quoting Shinran , he says that " the Supreme
Buddha is ...

Author: Silvio Edward Fittipaldi

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105035368203

Category: Christianity and other religions

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Categories: Christianity and other religions

Zen beyond Mindfulness

Zen beyond Mindfulness

Drawing on his decades of experience as a Zen practitioner, teacher, and psychotherapist, Harris writes that both of these challenges can be met through the combination of a committed meditation practice, a deep study of Buddhist ...

Author: Jules Shuzen Harris

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834842151

Category: Religion

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An effective new approach to Buddhist practice that combines the rigor of traditional meditation and study with the psychological support necessary for practice in modern life. Zen teacher Jules Shuzen Harris argues that contemporary American Buddhists face two primary challenges: (1) “spiritual bypassing,” which means avoiding or repressing psychological problems in favor of “pretend Enlightenment,” and (2) settling for secularized forms of Buddhism or mindfulness that have lost touch with the deeper philosophical and ethical underpinnings of the religion. Drawing on his decades of experience as a Zen practitioner, teacher, and psychotherapist, Harris writes that both of these challenges can be met through the combination of a committed meditation practice, a deep study of Buddhist psychological models, and tools from a psychotherapeutic method known as “Mind-Body Bridging.” Using this unique approach, students can do the real work of awakening without either denying their embodied emotional life or missing out on the rich array of insights offered by Buddhist psychology and the Zen practice tradition.
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The New Physics and Cosmology

The New Physics and Cosmology

This book is the carefully edited record of the fascinating discussions at a Mind and Life conference in which five leading physicists and a historian (David Finkelstein, George Greenstein, Piet Hut, Arthur Zajonc, Anton Zeilinger, and Tu ...

Author: Arthur Zajonc

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199882830

Category: Science

Page: 264

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What happens when the Dalai Lama meets with leading physicists and a historian? This book is the carefully edited record of the fascinating discussions at a Mind and Life conference in which five leading physicists and a historian (David Finkelstein, George Greenstein, Piet Hut, Arthur Zajonc, Anton Zeilinger, and Tu Weiming) discussed with the Dalai Lama current thought in theoretical quantum physics, in the context of Buddhist philosophy. A contribution to the science-religion interface, and a useful explanation of our basic understanding of quantum reality, couched at a level that intelligent readers without a deep involvement in science can grasp. In the tradition of other popular books on resonances between modern quantum physics and Zen or Buddhist mystical traditions--notably The Dancing Wu Li Masters and The Tao of Physics, this book gives a clear and useful update of the genuine correspondences between these two rather disparate approaches to understanding the nature of reality.
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Zen Poetry the Art of Lucien Stryk

Zen  Poetry  the Art of Lucien Stryk

Although he did not train , as Basho did , under a Zen master , Buddhist he was ,
and as one of the elder poet ' s most devoted admirers , he could not help
bringing to his work those attitudes unique to Zen . Indeed Basho , as modern
haiku ' s ...

Author: Lucien Stryk

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ISBN: UOM:39015026807951

Category: Poetry

Page: 388

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Lucien Stryk has been a presence in American letters for almost fifty years. Those who know his poetry well will find this collection particularly gratifying. Like journeying again to places visited long ago, Stryk's writing is both familiar and wonderfully fresh. For those just becoming acquainted with Stryk's work, Zen, Poetry, the Art of Lucien Stryk makes an excellent introduction. It includes his early essay, “The American Scene Versus the International Scene,” written shortly after his service in the Pacific during World War II, and “Digging In,” his first published poem, as well as some of his best-known pieces on Zen and Zen poetry. Among the latter are “Beginnings, Ends,” “Poetry and Zen,” “I Fear Nothing: A Note on the Zen Poetry of Death,” and his introduction to the great haiku poets, Issa and Basho. Selections of his most recent work include “The Red Rug: An Introduction to Poetry,” and an imagined conversation among all four leading haiku poets called “Meeting at Hagi-no-Tera.” Porterfield's informative collection includes essays about Stryk's work as well as his own prose and poetry. As the volume makes clear, writing poetry is for Lucien Stryk a sacred act. It is both escape and communion, inseparable from life's daily activities.
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Historical Transformations of Japanese Cosmology

Historical Transformations of Japanese Cosmology

CHAPTER INI NEO - CONFUCIAN COSMOLOGY Historical Development of
Confucian Cosmology Zen Buddhists and ... Kinsei Nihon Seijishi só no SeiriIsu (
The Formation of Modern Japanese Political Thought ] ( Tokyo : Sobunsha , 1972
) ...

Author: Hitoshi Fukue

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ISBN: IND:30000078249533

Category: Cosmology

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Zen Karma

Zen   Karma

This is the real deal, a call to a stark, “no-gain” approach to clear perception of reality from one who studied and practiced this tradition fully aligned to its source. As such, this book is a precious vehicle of direct transmission.

Author: Roshi Taisen Deshimaru

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9781942493211

Category: Religion

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Taisen Deshimaru (1914-1982) was a Japanese Zen Master, and the individual largely responsible for bringing Soto Zen to Europe. A legendary figure, widely acknowledged throughout the Zen world, he stands in the ranks of the great Zen teachers of modern times, including, Suzuki Roshi, Maezumi Roshi, and others. This second edition of his book The Voice of the Valley, first issued in 1979, contains the pure Deshimaru vintage-teaching. Uniquely, it is one of the few Zen books treating the subject of karma, a principle deeply entrenched in Hindu and some Buddhist traditions, but rarely taught within Zen. Karma generally refers to the principle of cause and effect, acknowledging that each individual will “reap what they sow,” whether in this lifetime or some future life. Deshimaru, however, explains that this doctrine really has nothing to do with a simple good or bad balance-chart for the individual person, but rather concerns the activity of humanity as a whole. He highlights the necessity for clearly seeing one’s own thinking, which is creating the hell that we and others endure―an immediate karmic payback. With zazen, a practitioner becomes not only acquainted with the contents of mind, but able to refocus it, allowing the body to “think” in ways that are beneficial to oneself and others. As he compares this doctrine of karma within Mahayana Buddhism with Western philosophy, he points to the need for wise and ethical action in all aspects of life. His dedication, like that of great masters in all traditions, is with the relief of suffering and the clarity needed to pierce to the cause of suffering. Serious sitting practice, in the way he presents it, creates that access. The book is a live record of the Master’s teaching content (kusens) and his style of presentation during a practice sesshin (retreat) of several days. Deshimaru spoke in English, and his words were recorded and compiled from notes taken by the editor (Coupey) and other students. His subjects are as timely today as they were in the late ‘70s. At a time when contemporary Zen practice has been co-opted by the culture of “new and now,” his teachings do not compromise. This is no self-oriented “wellness Zen” cultivated for feeling more relaxed. This is the real deal, a call to a stark, “no-gain” approach to clear perception of reality from one who studied and practiced this tradition fully aligned to its source. As such, this book is a precious vehicle of direct transmission.
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The Elements of Zen

The Elements of Zen

The notion of ' cosmic ' or ' super ' consciousness is exciting : it promises escape
from what can otherwise seem a sad and humdrum life . Unfortunately , so long ...
Modern Zen masters will tell you it is no different today ! Hopefully the reader is ...

Author: David Scott

Publisher: Element Books, Limited

ISBN: 1862040427

Category: Philosophy

Page: 136

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The essence of this practical method of realizing the Buddhic nature is explained dearly and concisely.
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Zen Physics

Zen Physics

New York : W . H . Freeman , 1993 . Suzuki , D . T . The Field of Zen . London :
The Buddhist Society , 1969 . Tipler , Frank . The Physics of Immortality : Modern
Cosmology , God and the Resurrection of the Dead . New York : Macmillan ,
1994 .

Author: David J. Darling

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: UVA:X002784612

Category: Religion

Page: 205

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A scientific approach to the mysteries of human death combines scientific logic and Buddhist principles in order to prove the existence of an afterlife and to explain the Zen view of self, the senses, and reincarnation. National ad/promo.
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Into Every Life a Little Zen Must Fall

Into Every Life a Little Zen Must Fall

He sets himself against both the traditionalist and contemporary camps in
theology . He is critical of the orthodox theologians who still put forward a God in
the form of cosmic eastern potentate and also of those who speak of ultimate
reality in ...

Author: Alan Keightley

Publisher: Wisdom Publications (MA)

ISBN: UOM:39015011877803

Category: Religion

Page: 194

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Iqbal Review

Iqbal Review

There is a naturalism in Taoism , Zen Buddhism , Islamic Cosmological doctrines
and tribal outlooks that in its own way rivals science's calculative ... Modern
cosmology derives from laboratory experiments , not landscape paintings .

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Aral kta Gidip Gelmeler

Aral  kta Gidip Gelmeler

Bu sonsuzluk evrenin her yerinde aşağı yukarı aynı ve diyorlar ki , “ Bu , modern
kozmolojinin çıkarttığı şaşırtıcı bir şey . ... sonsuz geometrikleşThis infinity is
virtually the same everywhere in the universe , and they say , ' This is an
astonishing thing revealed by modern cosmology . What we ... There are
relations between Zen , Kabala , Tao , and perhaps modern physics , and
perhaps modern philosophy .

Author: Ömer Uluç

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105122330546

Category: Painters

Page: 127

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"Bu serginin benim için birkaç özelliği var. Birincisi ve belki de en önemlisi tuvalden, yani bir çerçeveden çıkmış, kurtulmuş olmam. Çıkmaktan da sonrası, sonrasının ötesine kadar gitmiş olmam. Çünkü hareket eden üçboyutlular göreceksiniz bu sergide. En az üç-dört saat yürüyorlar, tekerlek üzerinde taşınıyorlar. Bir yere, bir nesneye dokununca dönüyorlar, kendi iradeleriyle yön değiştiriyorlar. Bu bir ayin, bir resmigeçit yahut defile. Onlara robot demiyorum kesinlikle çünkü onlar birer figürler; birbirlerinden farklı, hareket halindeki üçboyutlular. Önce satıhlardan çıktılar; etraflarında, yanlarında, çeşitli mekânlarda durdular, şimdi hareket ediyorlar. Kısaca bunlar artık?Hareketliler? oldu. Diğer taraftan bakıyorum ki ben gene tuval, satıh boyuyorum, hem de daha büyük bir tutkuyla. Demek ki tuvalden, çerçeveden çıkmamışım ya da öyle bir şey yok benim için, çıkmak gibi. Gidip gelmeler var. Bu sergide ikinci büyük özellik: malzemenin çeşitliliği. Değişik birçok malzeme farklı yöntemlerle kullanıldı ve sergide telli gruplar oluşturuldu; karışık satıhlar (çıplak ve cam kutular içinde), pencere camından dökülmüş poliester satıhlar, büyük polyester üçboyutlular, hareketli üçboyutlular, paslanmaz çelik paravanlar vb. Konu malzeme ve ona bağlı form tutkusu değil, o modernizmin büyük tutkusu ... Konu form değil, figür bulmak, figür avcılığı. Form tutkusu otoriterdi, her yerdeydi ve farklılığa karşıydı. Benim için önemli olan figür, her şeyin figür olabilmesi, figürdeki farklılaşmalar. Bunun anlamı, yeni anlatmalar, iki anlamlılık, çok anlamlılık. Sanatımdaki hareket bu dönüşüm için vardır. Sonuçta malzemeler çeşitli dokusal ve fiziksel farklılık ve nitelikleriyle yeni figürler ortaya çıkarmaktadır, daha önce tasarlanması mümkün olamayacak kadar farklı figürler. Doku ve fiziki özellikler size tabi olmaktan çok sizi yönlendirmektedir; yeni figürlere doğru. Bunu bilimin durmadan yeni varlıklar bulmasına ve görüntülemesine benzetiyorum, hemen her gün her yerde (örneğin denizler, ormanlar, kozmos, yerküre, biyoloji, fizik). Dünyanın sanıldığından çok daha kalabalık olduğu kesin." Ömer Uluç.
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Zen Buddhism

Zen Buddhism

It is a relative term , and many a good Zen scholar is uncertain whether he has
had it or not . When the experience comes in its most intense form it is , indeed ,
unmistakable , but this intense experience is rare in modern Japan , just as
ecstasy ...

Author: Christmas Humphreys

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105001964605

Category: Zen Buddhism

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Categories: Zen Buddhism