These Daoist Bones

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TitleThese Daoist Bones
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsYu, G. S., & Newell J.
Abstract

Since ancient times, Daoists have used poetry and other art forms to express mystical experience, convey teaching, and transmit energy. A Daoist poem arises naturally out of the stillness of an empty mind, like fresh grasses in the springtime. Embracing both wuji (the unchanging absolute) and taiji (the dynamic polar world), a Daoist poem expresses the poet’s encounter with Dao (the way). In this collection, an American Daoist priest shares poetry inspired by his study of Daoist scripture and practice of Zuowang meditation (sitting forgetting).