The World Is Made of Stories

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Author(s): David R. Loy
Original Publish Date: May 10, 2010
Product Number: EB00577929
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780861719259
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
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Description

In this dynamic and utterly novel presentation, David Loy explores the fascinating proposition that the stories we tell-about what is and is not possible, about ourselves, about right and wrong, life and death, about the world and everything in it-become the very building blocks of our experience and of reality itself. Loy uses an intriguing mixture of quotations from familiar and less-familiar sources and brief stand-alone micro-essays, engaging the reader in challenging and illuminating dialogue. As we come to see that the world is made-in a word-of stories, we come to a richer understanding of that most elusive of Buddhist ideas: shunyata, the "generative emptiness" that is the all-pervading quality inherent to all mental and physical forms in our ever-changing world. Reminiscent of Zen koans and works of sophisticated poetry, this book will reward both a casual read and deep reflection.

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