The Dance of Life: The Other Dimension of Time

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Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1984 - Philosophy - 250 pages
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He and his sidekick, Shih Te, are known as the laughing, ragged pair who left their poetry on stones, trees, farmhouses, and monastery walls, calling others to "the Cold Mountain way" of simple, honest, joyful living. J. P. Seaton takes a fresh look at these poets, as well as at Wang Fan-chih, who followed in the outsider tradition a few centuries later. Forceful and wry, all three condemn the excesses of mind and matter that prevent people from attaining true enlightenment. With a comprehensive introduction and commentary throughout, this collection points to where, in a world that's always moving and so full of suffering, stillness and clarity can be found.

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User Review  - Taylor Ellwood - Goodreads

In this book Hall explores how different cultures approach and integrate the concept of time into their lives. He explores in depth how the cultural differences can impact peoples interactions with ... Read full review

Review: The Dance of Life: The Other Dimension of Time

User Review  - Rebecca - Goodreads

The first 2/3rds of the book compare cultures through a lens of time. Hall's anecdotal narrative comparing Hopi and Navajo concepts of time to American concepts of time is the most interesting of this ... Read full review


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Edward T. Hall is the author of The Silent Language and several other books in the field of cultural communication.

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