By Ilkka Pyysiainen
The purpose of this examine is to enquire the which means of mysticism in Indian
Buddhism. This activity is entire via a religion-phenomenological
analysis attempting to relate the information expressed in Buddhist texts to
certain human methods of experiencing one's being-in-the-world. Underlying
this technique is a view of non secular texts as "tracks" of varied forms of
human stories, mystical and otherwise.
Mystical studies are right here understood opposed to the heritage of
Heidegger's and Gadamer's thought of a linguistic foundation of human truth. In
mystical adventure, this foundation is transcended, and truth is experienced
without the limits of language and discursive pondering. : A Comparative examine of significant Traditions from the 12th via 19th Centuries
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Mysticism Defined Mystical experiences in relation to other conscious states Diagram 2. on the next page, adapted from Roland Fischer l81 , shows how mystical experiences are related to other kinds of experiences. The circle of the diagram consists of two opposing continua (left and right), both starting from a normal state of consciousness. The external continuum of increasing ergo tropic arousal includes creative, psychotic and ecstatic experiences, whereas the internal continuum of increasing trophotropic arousal encompasses such hypoaroused states as zazen meditation and samadhi.
132 133 134 135 36 Stace (1961, 35-36) notes that Zaehner ignores this latter distinction. Stace 1961, 114. Loy (1988, 295) turns Zaehner's argument around and suggests that the theistically interpreted experience might be an incomplete nondual experience. Heidegger 1987, 19-34,78-80, 138 (1941, 1-13,53-54, 104). g. 16-34, 115-121, 220-228, 275-368. Mead 1967, 163-166. , Heidegger, Valery and Sartre. See Woodhouse 1990, 267. 0 This understanding of one's being-in-the-world takes place "proximally and for the most part", through the medium of language as emphasized by Heidegger and Gadamer l36 .
4. Mysticism Defined Mystical experiences in relation to other conscious states Diagram 2. on the next page, adapted from Roland Fischer l81 , shows how mystical experiences are related to other kinds of experiences. The circle of the diagram consists of two opposing continua (left and right), both starting from a normal state of consciousness. The external continuum of increasing ergo tropic arousal includes creative, psychotic and ecstatic experiences, whereas the internal continuum of increasing trophotropic arousal encompasses such hypoaroused states as zazen meditation and samadhi.
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