Taoist Meditation: The Mao-Shan Tradition of Great Purity (S by Isabelle Robinet;Julian F. Pas

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Following a period of degeneration, it came to pass that faith had to rely upon the use of spoken words, then upon oral oaths, and finally upon a contract that was attested by < previous page page_24 next page > If you like this book, buy it! html[13/07/2010 20:00:21] page_25 < previous page page_25 next page > Page 25 an object divided into halves (each half called a ch'i, fu, or chüan) kept by the relevant parties. " The process of the degeneration and materialization of "faith" is, moreover, the same kind of process associated with the "descent'' of the ching.

But from this period on, great Taoist figures took an interest in the Great Purity teaching, emperors ordered copies of the writings for themselves, and monasteries were built for the movement's adepts. The spiritual influence of the movement was pervasive and extended into the realms of government. T'ao Hung-ching, who was a friend of the Buddhist emperor Wu of the Liang dynasty and held high court positions, was a great figure equally accomplished in classical literature, calligraphy, and pharmacology.

She was the one who revealed most of the texts of Great Purity to Yang Hsi. Lady Wei herself was said to have received these texts during a revelation involving the apparition of her master, Wang Po. According to the great Taoist theorist T'ao Hung-ching (456-536), the appearance of the Mao-shan texts dates to this period. E, retreated to the mountain that subsequently was named after them. Both the Great Purity texts and T'ao Hungching readily maintain that the recommended methods were already known and practiced during Han times.

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