The World Is Made of Stories

The World Is Made of Stories
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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 126
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ISBN-10 : 9780861719259
ISBN-13 : 0861719255
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Book Synopsis The World Is Made of Stories by : David R. Loy

Download or read book The World Is Made of Stories written by David R. Loy and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2010-05-10 with total page 126 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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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