Verses from the center

a Buddhist vision of the sublime

By Batchelor, Stephen

Publishers Summary:
"Stephen Batchelor, turns his attention to the Buddha's central insight into the nature of things, and brings a new understanding of it to the West. Looking into this chaos of existence, Batchelor does not see it as something fearfully out of control, but recognizes it as a vision of the sublime. He brings his unique qualifications as scholar, teacher, translator, and former monk to the exploration of the history of this vision, and connects it to the vision of the sublime already embedded in Western poetry, literature, and culture. He also provides the reader with translations of the most important Buddhist poems written on the subject: those of the second-century philosopher-monk Nagarjuna."--BOOK JACKET.

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ISBN
978-1-57322-162-7
Publisher
New York : Riverhead Books, 2000.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on July 1, 2000

The close here refers to a sacred place and the religious community that occupies it. In this memoir, Breyer (founder of the community-activist publication Who Cares) takes us to her close, the General Theological Seminary in New York City, a world of spiritual and intellectual training in which she immerses herself. In a personal, confessional style, she narrates her dai...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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