The Secret of the Golden Flower

The Secret of the Golden Flower This Is A Translation Of T Ai I Chin Hua Tsung Chih, A Late 18th Century Chinese Meditation Text Falsely Attributed To The Shadowy 9th Century Figure L Yen A Late Expression Of Chin Tan Golden Elixir Taoism, It Teaches Manipulation Of Internal Forces Light To Achieve Revitalization And Spiritual Rebirth The Work Became Famous In The West When Richard Wilhelm Translated It In 1929, And Published It With A Commentary By Psychologist Carl Jung In An Afterword, Cleary Confesses The Importance That The Wilhelm Jung Version Had For His Own Personal Development Yet He Misses Few Opportunities To Disparage Both Wilhelm And Jung, Charging That Their Version Contains Dangerous And Misleading Contaminations P 5 It Is, At Best, Ironic That Cleary, Never Obsessed By Historical Or Textual Niceties, Accuses Wilhelm Of Publishing A Garbled Translation Of A Truncated Version Of A Corrupted Rescension P 3 Cleary S Familiarity With Chin Tan Texts Does Exceed Wilhelm S, But On The Whole His Translation Is Not Much Better Extensive Notes Do Illumine Some Passages, Largely Through Use Of A Commentary By The 19th Century Taoist Liu I Ming But As Usual, Cleary S Renderings Are Often Unblushing Paraphrases, And Specific Readings Are Sometimes Simply Arbitrary Assignations Of Meaning Based On His Own Transcultural, Transdogmatic Appreciation Of The Mental Dynamic Of Religion P 133 Both The Scholar And The General Reader Should Approach This, Like Most Of His Earlier Offerings, With Due Circumspection Thomas Cleary Is The Preeminent Translator Of Classic Eastern Texts, Including The Essential Tao, The Essential Confucius, The Secret Of The Golden Flower, And The Bestselling The Art Of War. Secret of the Golden Flower is an ancient Chinese book from an esoteric religious sect In Memories, Dreams, Reflections Jung wrote this about it I devoured the manuscript at once, for the text gave me undreamed of confirmation of my ideas about the mandala and the circumambulation of the center That was the first event which broke through my isolation I became aware of an affinity I could establish ties with something and someone I don t like rating a book like this by stars If you re Secret of the Golden F
Great little manual of meditation and philosophy Each time you read it you are sure to discover something new. The poetry and symbolism in this ancient text shed light in my life during a shadowy time Real transformational symbolism. A fascinating work of Taoist literature and the first in the genre that I ve read so far which even came close to being understandable in English a credit to the translator Richard Wilhelm. This is an excellent book This isn t a religious text It s a Taoist Method Text It s related to advanced Fire, Water, Air path breathing and internal meditation See Taoist texts about Tai Chi and internal arts For Philoso
This lovely book is a description of an ancient Chinese meditation technique, and the underlying philosophy Cleary also translated this work, but I find his renditionpedantic than Wilhelm s By practicing this straightforward meditation,
What That was mostly my thoughts on this There may be a lot in here of use, but it wasn t necessarily written for anyone s use. Jung s marvelous commentary is balm for the writer s psyche He warns us against being enthralled to the secret objective of gaining power through words He explains how this ancient text guides one through disentanglement Here is the context in which Jung makes his statement It is really my purpose to push aside without mercy the metaphysical claims of all esoteric teaching t
The best translation of this great mystical classic It changed my life forever I am working now as meditation teacher and therefore I created a new transcription the extremely valuable explanations and comments by Thomas Cleary are placed now following the original text directly after each section as footnote This helps incredibly the immediate understanding of this practice contact me if you are interested peter todesco.com www.petertodesco.ch My transcription can help you for the The best translation of this great mystical classic It changed my life forever I am working now
Worth it for the articulation of the Host Guest alone which is in the Afterword Cleary s knowledge and experience of Zen and Taoist praxis informs his notes and they are an invaluable guide to the text itself A true classic of simplicity.

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  • Paperback
  • 160 pages
  • The Secret of the Golden Flower
  • Lü Dongbin
  • English
  • 24 September 2017
  • 0062501933