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The World Is Made of Stories - David R. Loy

The World Is Made of Stories

eBook Published: 10th May 2010
ISBN: 9780861719259
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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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"The World Is Made of Stories is about the Master Story; how we are its telling, untelling, and retelling. David R. Loy delivers freedom straight-up in a delightful, variegated collection of wisdom quotes and commentaries. This book is great fun."

In the beginning was the story -- A storied life -- The power of story, the story of power -- The big stories.

ISBN: 9780861719259
ISBN-10: 0861719255
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 10th May 2010
Publisher: Wisdom Publications