The Very best Animation: The Story of the Buddha in English (佛陀的一生)
Catching the Cow – III
THE ZEN COW
I catch the cow next to the water
Her temperament is wild and she wants to escape.
It is tough to hold her power
But I start speaking to her and she calms down ultimately.
Ich fange die Kuh an der Tränke
Sie ist wild und will davonlaufen.
Es fällt schwer ihre Kraft zu meistern
Aber ich spreche zu ihr und schließlich beruhigt sie sich.
Ich bezwinge ihn (den Ochsen)
in einem schrecklichen
Sein großer Wille
und seine Kraft
auf das hohe Plateau
weit über den Wolkennebeln,
oder er steht
in einer unzugänglichen
Originaltext (aus dem Chinesischen? Japanischen?) ins Deutsche übersetzt.
By h.koppdelaney on 2009-09-ten 20:33:26
Hasan A. Yahya, Ph.Ds, a writer from the Unholy Land
A creation myth or creation story is a symbolic narrative of a culture, tradition or folks that describes their earliest beginnings, how the world they know began and how they 1st came into it. (1,two,3) Creation myths develop in oral traditions, (2) and are the most widespread kind of myth discovered all through human culture.(4, 5) In the society in which it is told, a creation myth is generally regarded as conveying profound truths, despite the fact that not necessarily in a historical or literal sense. (4) They are typically, although not usually, considered cosmogonical myths—that is they describe the ordering of the cosmos from a state of chaos or amorphousness. (six) They usually are regarded sacred accounts and can be discovered in nearly all known religious traditions. (7,eight)
A number of characteristics are found in all creation myths. They are all stories with a plot and characters who are either deities, human like figures or animals who often speak and transform easily. (9) They are typically set in a dim and nonspecific previous, what historian of religion Mircea Eliade termed in illo tempore (eight, ten) And all creation myths speak to deeply meaningful queries held by the society that shares them, revealing of their central worldview and the framework for the self-identity of the culture and person in a universal context. (11)
Mythologists have applied various schemes to classify creation myths discovered throughout human cultures. Eliade and his student, Charles H. Long, developed a classification primarily based on some common motifs that reappear in stories the planet over. The classification identifies 5 standard sorts: (12)
Creation ex nihilo in which the creation is by way of the thought, word, dream or bodily secretions of a divine being
Earth diver creation in which a diver, typically a bird or amphibian sent by a creator, plunges to the seabed through a primordial ocean to bring up sand or mud which develops into a terrestrial globe
Emergence myths in which progenitors pass by means of a series of worlds and metamorphoses till reaching the present world
Creation by the dismemberment of a primordial getting
Creation by the splitting or ordering of a primordial unity such as the cracking of a cosmic egg or a bringing into kind from chaos
Marta Weigle further developed and refined this typology to highlight nine themes, adding components such as deus faber, a creation crafted by a deity, creation from the perform of two creators working with each other or against every other, creation from sacrifice and creation from division/conjugation, accretion/conjunction, or secretion.
An alternative program based on six recurring narrative themes was developed by Raymond Van Over (12)
a primeval abyss, an infinite expanse of waters or space
an originator deity which is awakened or an eternal entity within the abyss
an originator deity poised above the abyss
a cosmic egg or embryo
an originator deity making life by way of sound or word
life producing from the corpse or dismembered components of an originator deity (600 words) www.askdryahya.com
Encyclopaedia Britannica 2009
Womack 2005, p. 81
See: Leeming 2010, Weigle 1987, Leonard & McClure 2004, Honko 1984, p. 50
Encyclopædia Britannica 2009
See: Johnston 2009, Encyclopaedia Britannica 2009, Leeming 2005, Braziller 1963
Eliade 1963, p. 429
See: Johnston 2009, Braziller 1963, Encyclopaedia Britannica 2009, Leeming 2010
Leonard & McClure 2004, p. 32-33
- Supply: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creation_myth
Professor, Dr. Hasan A. Yahya is an Arab American writer, scholar, and professor of Sociology lives in the United States of America, initially from Palestine. He graduated from Michigan State University with two Ph.d degrees. He published 65 books plus (45 Arabic and 20 English), and 300 plus articles on sociology, religion, psychology, politics, poetry, and quick stories. Philosophically, his writings concern logic, justice and human rights worldwide. Dr. Yahya is the author of Crescentologism: The Moon Theory, and Islam Finds its Way, on Amazon. He’s an specialist on Race Relations, Arab and Islamic cultures, he is also, interested in religion, world affairs and worldwide strategic arranging for justice and human rights. www.dryahyatv.com