Lawrence Durrell's A Smile in the Mind's Eye: An Adventure into Zen Philosophy PDF
By Lawrence Durrell
Durrell’s awesome memoir of his non secular trip with famed Taoist thinker JolanChang
Beginning with their first assembly over lunch at Lawrence Durrell’s Provencal domestic, Durrell and Jolan Chang—renowned Taoist thinker and specialist on japanese sexuality—developed an everlasting dating in line with mutual non secular exploration. Durrell’s autobiographical rumination on their friendship and on Taoism recounts the author’s existential ponderings, beginning together with his creation to the magical and enigmatic “smile within the mind’s eye.” From parsimony, cooking, and yoga to poetry, Petrarch, and Nietzche, a grin within the Mind’s Eye is an enthralling story of a writer’s non secular and philosophical awakening.
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Additional info for A Smile in the Mind's Eye: An Adventure into Zen Philosophy
G. 2 Chron 24:17–19; cf. Exod R. 8:2). Hiram, on the other hand, has no particularly iniquitous credentials. Indeed, on the basis of the description of the king of Tyre as “full of ( )מלאwisdom and entirely beautiful” in Ezekiel (28:12), Hiram is incorporated into a list, recorded in Abot de Rabbi Nathan,36 of six figures of whom it was said that they were full (מלאים נקראו אלו )ששה: Cf. 46. For a description of ARN see Strack and Stemberger, Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash, 225–27.
Bat 75a–b). Techniques The first thing to note about the rabbinic interpretations of Ezekiel 28:11–19 is that none has as its primary aim the interpretation of the book of Ezekiel. All are concerned with explaining another text: citations from Ezekiel are introduced because in the view of the interpreter they shed light on the first text. This ‘one verse in light of another’ technique is marked by rabbinic devices such as “this refers to what is written” (זש״ה, page 27) or as one of a number of explanations of the same verse ( ;דבר אחרpages 22, 27).
This conflation in turn gave rise to a series of negative portrayals of Hiram. The principal charge laid against Hiram is that along with Sennacherib, Nebuchadnezzar, Pharaoh, and/or Joash, he claimed divinity for himself. With Hiram, Kugel, Traditions of the Bible, 69–71. Cf. Pirke de Rabbi Eleazer 11 and freq. where Torah personified is the interlocutress. 38 39 36 chapter two Sennacherib, and Nebuchadnezzar there was an added connection: claiming divinity for oneself, it seems, was a family tradition.
A Smile in the Mind's Eye: An Adventure into Zen Philosophy by Lawrence Durrell