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dc.contributor.authorSou, Daniel Sungbin
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T01:12:18Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T01:12:18Z
dc.date.issued2006-08
dc.identifier.othersou_daniel_s_200608_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/sou_daniel_s_200608_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/23531
dc.description.abstractThis paper explains the method for becoming a sage-king in Huainanzi, which is the main purpose of the text according to its editor, King Liu An. The authors of Huainanzi present two methods of self-cultivation: (a) nourishing the physical body by breath-cultivation and stretching techniques and (b) cultivating the heart-mind, which leads one to shenming, spiritual brightness, a state in which one’s psychological state is identical to the Dao. Along with self-cultivation, non-action or non-government is also required. As the process of inner cultivation aligns oneself with the Dao, non-action or non-government emulates the Dao. Yin, adaptability, is the main method for the latter and is practiced based on self-cultivation. According to Huainanzi, one must achieve both to become the ideal leader.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectHuainanzi
dc.subjectSelf-cultivation
dc.subjectNon-action
dc.subjectNon-government
dc.subjectAdaptability
dc.subjectSpiritual brightness
dc.titleTo become a sage-king in Huainanzi
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentReligion
dc.description.majorReligion
dc.description.advisorRussell Kirkland
dc.description.committeeRussell Kirkland
dc.description.committeeAri Daniel Levine
dc.description.committeeCarolyn Jones Medine


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