The Laughing Sutra

The Laughing Sutra

"He's a clown. Clowns in America look like this—they think it looks funny. You see
? He's smiling." The colonel shook his head. "His face is white. White is the color
of death, a very bad color." As they sat down, the colonel noticed another plastic ...

Author: Mark Salzman

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307814241

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Iron & Silk, Mark Salzman's bestselling account of his adventures as an English teacher and martial arts student in China, introduced a writer of enormous charm and keen insight into the cultural chasm between East and West. Now Salzman returns to China in his first novel, which follows the adventures of Hsun-ching, a naive but courageous orphan, and the formidable and mysterious Colonel Sun, who together travel from mainland China to San Francisco, risking everything to track down an elusive Buddhist scripture called The Laughing Sutra. Part Tom Sawyer, part Tom Jones, The Laughing Sutra draws us into an irresistible narrative of danger and comedy that speaks volumes about the nature of freedom and the meaning of loyalty. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Existence and Enlightenment in the Lankavatara Sutra

Existence and Enlightenment in the Lankavatara Sutra

This is conveyed in rich poetical imagery by the Sutra , as follows ( Lanka VI : 223
- 24 , vv . ... ( For ) the mind ( citta ) dances like a dancer , the impulses ( manas )
resemble a clown , the power of will [or , the thinking consciousness , mano ...

Author: Florin Giripescu Sutton

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791401723

Category: Philosophy

Page: 371

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This book offers a systematic analysis of one of the most important concepts characterizing the Yogacara School of Buddhism (the last creative stage of Indian Buddhism) as outlined and explained in one of its most authoritative and influential texts, Lankavatara-sutra. Compiled in the second half of the fourth-century A.D., this sutra not only represents a comprehensive synthesis of both early and late religio-philosophical ideas crucial to the understanding of Buddhism in India, but it also provides an insight into the very early roots of the Japanese Zen Buddhism in the heart of the South Asian esotericism. The first part of the book outlines the three-fold nature of Being, as conceptualized in Buddhist metaphysics. The author uses an interpretive framework borrowed from the existentialist philosophy of Heidegger, in order to separate the transcendental Essence of Being from its Temporal manifestation as Self, and from its Spatial or Cosmic dimension. The second part clarifies the Buddhist approach to knowledge in its religious, transcendental sense and it shows that the Buddhists were actually first in making use of dialectical reasoning for the purpose of transcending the contradictory dualities imbedded in the common ways of perceiving, thinking, and arguing about reality.
Categories: Philosophy

The Pickle Clowns

The Pickle Clowns

46 Fo , Dario , 8 , 9 , 63 , 83 , 84 Grock ( European clown ) , 1,5 Fool Moon ( Irwin
and Shiner ) : and circus , 70 Gussow , Mel , 42 71 , 103 ; and mime , 149 ;
performed at ... 42 Kama Sutra , 101 Fool Moon , 2 ; and Geoff Hoyle , 76–77
Index 171.

Author: Joel Schechter

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809323575

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 175

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Members of the beloved clown troupe share their stories, recalling performences with Cirque du Soleil, Circus Flora, and other groups. Simultaneous.
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Billboard

Billboard

... Co & Ce 229 GET OFF OF MY CLOUD-Rolling Stones, London 9792 DO YOU
BELIEVE IN MAGIC-Lovin' Spoonful, Kama Sutra 201 STEPPIN' OUT-Paul
Revere & the Raiders, Columbia 43375 EVERYBODY LOVES A CLOWN-Gary
Lewis ...

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
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Buddhist Biology

Buddhist Biology

Science. Sutra. EARLY IN SHAKESPEARE'S play The Tempest, a clown named
Trinculo takes shelter from the storm in a most unappealing place: under the
monster, Caliban, explaining that “misery acquaints a man with strange
bedfellows.

Author: David P. Barash

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199985586

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Many high-profile public intellectuals -- including "New Atheists" like Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and the late Christopher Hitchens -- have argued that religion and science are deeply antagonistic, representing two world views that are utterly incompatible. David Barash, a renowned biologist with forty years of experience, largely agrees with them, but with one very big exception: Buddhism. In this fascinating book, David Barash highlights the intriguing common ground between scientific and religious thought, illuminating the many parallels between biology and Buddhism, allowing readers to see both in a new way. Indeed, he shows that there are numerous places where Buddhist and biological perspectives coincide and reinforce each other. For instance, the cornerstone ecological concept -- the interconnectedness and interdependence of all natural things -- is remarkably similar to the fundamental insight of Buddhism. Indeed, a major Buddhist text, the Avatamsaka Sutra, which consists of ten insights into the "interpenetration" between beings and their environment, could well have been written by a trained ecologist, just as current insights in evolutionary biology, genetics and development might have been authored by the Buddha himself. Barash underscores other notable similarities, including a shared distrust of simple cause-and-effect analysis, an appreciation of the "rightness" of nature, along with an acknowledgment of the suffering that results when natural processes are tampered with. Buddhist Biology shows how the concept of "non-self," so confusing to many Westerners, is fully consistent with modern biology, as is the Buddhist perspective of "impermanence." Barash both demystifies and celebrates the biology of Buddhism and vice versa, showing in a concluding tour-de-force how modern Buddhism --shorn of its hocus-pocus and abracadabra -- not only justifies but actually mandates both socially and environmentally "engaged" thought and practice. Buddhist Biology is a work of unique intellectual synthesis that sheds astonishing light on biology as well as on Buddhism, highlighting the remarkable ways these two perspectives come together, like powerful searchlights that offer complementary and stunning perspectives on the world and our place in it.
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The Journal of Oriental Studies

The Journal of Oriental Studies

The third and fourth chapters of the sutra , entitled “ The Disciples ” and “ The
Bodhisattvas ” respectively , describe how Shakyamuni ... Thus , for example ,
Shariputra is from first to last in the Vimalakirti Sutra treated as a kind of clown .

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ISBN: UCAL:B4184179

Category: Asia

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Categories: Asia

Illustrated Aupapatik Sutra

Illustrated Aupapatik Sutra

... ( c ) ] kanchanika = strings ( 86 ) kanchuki female - guards of inner quarters ( 55
) Kandahari = those who subsisted on bulbuous roots ( 74 ) Kandarpik -
merriment loving who habitually act like a clown , humourist , and jester ( 75 )
kandarpkar ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015052889212

Category: Jainism

Page: 404

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Jaina canonical text; includes translation in Hindi and English.
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Dark Sutra

Dark Sutra

Author: Federico Licsi Espino

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ISBN: UCAL:B2844977

Category: Philippine-English poetry

Page: 72

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Categories: Philippine-English poetry

God be with the Clown

God be with the Clown

... The Witch of Coös , ” 112 Frye , Northrop , 11 , 12 , 13 , 69 , 74 – 75 Ginsberg ,
Allen : “ America , ” 203 ; “ Howl , ” 14 , 203 ; “ Sunflower Sutra , ” 203 Giovanni ,
Nikki , 107 Griswold , Rufus Wilmot , 56 Guest , Edgar , 107 Edson , Russell , 211
 ...

Author: Ronald Wallace

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015019211807

Category: Poetry

Page: 235

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This study examines the neglected comic element in American poetry, placing it in the rich and distinctive traditions of American humor.
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Clowns

Clowns

300 ) , better known to modern readers as the Kama Sutra . Vatsyayana writes
not only of their comic talent , but also of their ability to effect reconciliations
between men and women . 2 . Chinese theater clowns are discussed in Dana ...

Author: John H. Towsen

Publisher: E P Dutton

ISBN: UOM:39015004809128

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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A pictorial and textual account of the evolution of clowning shows that clowns, usually identified with the circus, have played important roles in other forms of entertainment such as theatre, folk dances, and rituals and rodeos
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A vagho a

A  vagho   a

... the frolicsome role of the Vidūsaka corresponds to the actual Vaihāsika [
vividhena vikstānga - vaco - veşātmakena hāsena jivatīti thakā bhāvyam ; =
Clown ) of the society as known to us from the realistic rules of Vātsyāyana's
Kāma - sūtra .

Author: Biswanath Bhattacharya

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3168612

Category: Buddhists

Page: 417

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Categories: Buddhists

The Eastern Buddhist

The Eastern Buddhist

simhanāda - sūtra , Vimalakirti - nirdeśa - sūtra , and Saddharma - pundarika -
sūtra . ... idea of true Buddhism and relegated to a clown - like role in which he is
made fun of and reproved by goddesses and by the bedridden Vimalakirti himself
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ISBN: UCAL:B3936392

Category: Buddhism

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Categories: Buddhism

Shopping for Buddhas

Shopping for Buddhas

Anne Frank (and the family who hid her!), for the tragic metaphor of her life—and
for her poignant, classic sutra on suffering. . . . • Pablo Picasso, earnest clown
and animal lover, yet perhaps the only bodhisattva capable of sitting through a ...

Author: Jeff Greenwald

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 9781609520953

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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Jeff Greenwald's classic travelogue follows his quest for the "perfect" Buddha statue. At turns hilarious and moving, his quest features a cast of amazing characters — from a passionate palmist to a flying lama — who provide unforgettable glimpses into the daily life and culture of the former kingdom (including a wild ride on Kathmandu’s very first escalator). Greenwald doesn't shy away from Shangri-la’s darker side. Along with colorful descriptions of Hindu and Buddhist mythology, the book tells of the rampant corruption, art smuggling, assassination attempts and human right abuses that would ignite Nepal’s violent "People Power" Revolution in April 1990. A new afterword by the author recounts Nepal's tumultuous recent history — including the massacre of the royal family — in vivid detail. And a new preface introduces this 25th anniversary edition with some thoughts about how Nepal, and travel writing, have evolved since the book’s first publication. Shopping for Buddhas remains a must-read for anyone who has visited, or plans to visit, Nepal.
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The Laughing Buddha

The Laughing Buddha

TRANSMISSION OF THE LAMP If the Zen master occasionally assimilates
himself to the figure of the clown-fool, ... Precedent for this is already provided in
the Lankavatara Sutra, the favorite scripture of Bodhidharma, and therefore
influential ...

Author: Conrad Hyers

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781592444953

Category: Religion

Page: 198

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This book has been highly acclaimed both as an imaginative way of introducing the Zen tradition to Western readers, and as an important contribution to understanding the fullness of the Zen perspective and way of life.
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Bruce Nauman

Bruce Nauman

... his punning neon word games and his pornographic figurative neon signs ,
blinking on and off in Kama Sutra positions . ... There are works of his that are
unforgettably brilliant — video installations like Clown Torture , 1987 , which
literally ...

Author: Bruce Nauman

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801869064

Category: Art

Page: 394

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"From the beginning I was trying to see if I could make art that did that. Art that was just there all at once. Like getting hit in the face with a baseball bat. Or better yet, like getting hit in the back of the neck. You never see it coming; it just knocks you down. I like that idea very much: the kind of intensity that doesn't give you any trace of whether you're going to like it or not."—Bruce Nauman "Bruce Nauman's art is about heightened awareness, awareness of spaces we usually don't notice (the one under the chair, out of which he made a sculpture) and sounds we don't listen for (the one in the coffin), awareness of emotions we suppress or dread... It's hard to feel indifferent to work like his."—Michael Kimmelman, New York Times One of America's most important artists, Bruce Nauman has worked in a dazzling variety of media since the mid-1960s: sculpture, photography, performance, installation, sound, holography, film, and video. What has been a constant throughout his career, however, is his persistence in exploring both art as an investigation of the self and the power of language to define that self. The latest volume in the acclaimed Art + Performance series is the first book to combine the key critical writings on Nauman with the artist's own writings and interviews with him, as well as images of his work. Bruce Nauman offers a multifaceted portrait of an artist whose determination to experiment with style and form has created a body of work as eclectic and perhaps more influential than that of any other living American artist.
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Chambers s Encyclop dia

Chambers s Encyclop  dia

436 VEDANTA VEGA CARPIO Sutra - works of the older schools several have
come confusion . ... beautiful , brilliant , and ' mated with a vance of the outposts
of an army . clown , crossed his path , and after a struggle he yielded to his
destiny .

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Encyclopaedia Of Oriental Philosophy And Religion 15 Vols Set

Encyclopaedia Of Oriental Philosophy And Religion  15 Vols  Set

Author: Nagendra Kr Singh

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105127461486

Category: Asia

Page: 5338

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From The Beginning Of History, Religion And Philosophy Has Been Admittedly The Most Vital Force In Shaping The Civilization At Various Developmental Stages. Although Many Scholars Have Worked On The History Of Oriental Religio-Philosophical Tradition, But No Such Complete And Comprehensive Work On This Subject Is Available To Us. Keeping This In Mind, We Are Decided To Publish A Comprehensive Multi-Volume Encyclopaedia Of Oriental Philosophy And Religion In Four Phases Successively In Every Year. The Concentration Will Be Given On Hinduism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Jainism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Taoism, Confucianism, Islam, Sikhism And On Other Minor Oriental Religio-Philosophical Tradition. In The First Phase Of This Project, We Have Released 5 Volumes Hinduism (3 Vols.) And Judaism (2 Vols.). Here, We Have Drawn 320 Entries From Hindu Religio-Philosophical Tradition And 178 Entries From Jewish Religio-Philosophical Tradition Which Reflects Its Own Diversity And Puts Them Together Into A Cogent And Harmonious Picture.In The Second Phase We Are Going To Release 5 Volumes On Zoroastrianism, Jainism And Buddhism In 2006.Similarly In Third Phase 5 More Volumes Will Be Added On Shintoism, Taoism, Confucianism And Other South-East And East Asian Religio-Philosophical Concepts. In Last Phase 5 More Volumes Will Be Added On Islam, Sikhism And Other Minor Oriental Religion And Philosophy.The Task Which We Have Performed Here Is, No Doubt, Beset With Difficulties But We Shall Consider Our Labour Amply Rewarded If This Monumental Work Is Found Useful By Scholars And Readers.
Categories: Asia

Open Letter

Open Letter

resting on the tough baggage racks of this world , contemplated by a tired clown
in among the wracks , with one touch of ... Much like a steady , silent river moving
under it bears up the antics which dance over in ' Howl , ' ' Sunflower Sutra ' and ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3662093

Category: Literature

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Categories: Literature

Godawful Streets of Man

Godawful Streets of Man

resting on the tough baggage racks of this world , contemplated by a tired clown
in among the wracks , with one touch of ... Much like a steady , silent river moving
under it bears up the antics which dance over in ' Howl , ' ' Sunflower Sutra ' and ...

Author: Warren Tallman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015011687707

Category: American literature

Page: 206

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Categories: American literature