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Original Tao Inward Training (Nei-Yeh) and the Foundations of Taoist Mysticism

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ISBN-10: 0231115652

ISBN-13: 9780231115650

Edition: 2004

Authors: Harold D. Roth

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With a complete translation and commentary that revolutionise received opinion of Taoism's origins in light of historic new discoveries, Harold Roth uncovers China's oldest mystical text and the original expression of Taoist philosophy.
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/24/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Harold D. Roth is professor of religious studies and East Asian studies at Brown University. He is the author of The Textual History of the Huai-Nan Tzu.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Textual Revolution
"Textual Archaeology"
A "Mystical Hermeneutic"
The Significance of Inward Training
Beyond "Lao-Chuang"
The Text of Inward Training
The Literary Genre of Inward Training
The Nature and Filiation of the Kuan Tzu Collection
The Formation of the Kuan Tzu Collection
The Dating and Authorship of Inward Training
A Confucian Inward Training?
A Critical Edition and Translation of Inward Training
The Critical Edition of Inward Training
Technical Terminology
Translation of Inward Training
The Teachings of Inward Training
A Thematic Overview of Inward Training
The Philosophical Foundations of Inward Training
Cosmology: Vital Essence and the Way
Psychological Dimensions: Tranquility, Inner Power, and the Numinous Mind
The Practice of Inner Cultivation in Inward Training
The Fourfold Aligning
The Cultivated Mind
The One
The Holistic Benefits of Inner Cultivation
Inward Training in the Context of Early Taoist Mysticism
What Is Mysticism?
The Mysticism of Inward Training
Mystical Practice in Inward Training
Mystical Experience in Inward Training
Mystical Philosophy in Inward Training
Inward Training and the Lao Tzu
Inward Training and the Chuang Tzu
The Stages of Meditation in Inner Cultivation Practice
Inner Cultivation and Physical Hygiene
Inward Training in the Context of Early Taoism
Towards a Definition of Early Taoism
The Six "Schools" of Ssu-ma T'an
The "Techniques of the Way"
Inward Training and the Lao Tzu
Inward Training and the "Lore of the Way"
A New Approach to the Evolution of Early Taoism
Inward Training and Early Taoism
Notes
Bibliography
Index