Collection: Spiritualité - ésotérisme
17 x 24 cm
Weight: 280 gr
Edition : 2015
First publication: 19/05/1981
Last printing: 07-2023
Each of us is awakened in power, the training of the animal shows the stages of the path we must travel to reach the waking state.
Le Chemin de l'Éveil (The path of awakening) is explained by buffalo training in Chan Buddhism, horse training in Taoism, and elephant training in Tibetan Buddhism. Certain Buddhist and Tibetan texts employ reasoned and logical explanations, while others use metaphors. Each one of us awaits our own awakening, and the training of an animal illustrates the steps of the trail along which we must travel to reach the state of awakening. Numerous black and white illustrations. Book published with the support of the Centre National des Lettres.
Professor Emeritus at the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (Inalco), Catherine Depseux is a specialist in representations of the body, health and longevity techniques in Chinese medicine and Taoism. She conducts research on internal alchemy in Taoism, and more specifically internal alchemy techniques for women, and has published several studies on women in Taoism. She is notably the author of Immortelles de la Chine ancienne. Taoïsme et alchimie féminine (1990), Lao-tseu. Le guide de l’insondable (2010), and (with Livia Kohn) Women in Taoism (2003).
A. LE DRESSAGE DU BUFFLE DANS LE BOUDDHISME CHAN (A. BUFFALO TRAINING IN CHAN BUDDHISM)
I. Dressage du buffle en dix étapes. Version de Puming (I. Buffalo training in ten stages. Puming's version)
II. Les dix images du buffle. Version de Kuoan (II. The ten images of the buffalo. Kuoan's version)
III. Autres versions du dressage du buffle (III. Other versions of buffalo training)
IV. Antécédents des représentations du dressage du buffle (IV. Antecedents of buffalo training depictions)
B. LE DRESSAGE DU CHEVAL DANS LE TAOïSME (B. HORSE TRAINING IN TAOISM)
C. LE DRESSAGE DE L’ÉLÉPHANT DANS LE BOUDDHISME TIBÉTAIN (C. ELEPHANT TRAINING IN TIBETAN BUDDHISM )
INDEX DES NOMS DE PERSONNES (INDEX OF NAMES)
INDEX DES TERMES CHINOIS (INDEX OF CHINESE TERMS)
BIBLIOGRAPHIE occidentale et japonaise (BIBLIOGRAPHY Western and Japanese)
BIBLIOGRAPHIE chinoise (BIBLIOGRAPHY CHINESE)