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Daoist Monastic Manual: A Translation of the Fengdao Kejie (Livia Kohn) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2004) 9780195170702
Daoist Monastic Manual: A Translation of the Fengdao Kejie (Livia Kohn) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2004) 9780195170702
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Title: The Daoist Monastic Manual: A Translation of the Fengdao Kejie

Author: Kohn, Livia

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2004

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780195170702

Volumes: 1; Pages: 208

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The Fengdao kejie or "Rules for Worshipping the Dao" dates from the early seventh century and is a key text of medieval Daoist priesthood and monasticism, which was first formally organized in the sixth century. Compiled to serve the needs of both monastic practitioners and priests in training it describes the fundamental rules, organizational principles, and concrete establishments of Daoist institutions. Speaking in their own voices and presenting the ideal Daoist life of their time, priests and recluses come to life in this fascinating ancient document. Livia Kohn here offers the first complete annotated translation of the Fengdao kejie, along with three introductory chapters that outline the development of Daoist organizations and institutions, discuss the date and compilation of the work, and present key issues of terminology and worldview.Table of ContentsPt. I Introduction Ch. 1 The development and nature of Daoist institutions Ch. 2 Authorship and textual history Ch. 3 Related texts and relevant terminology Pt. II Translation Sandong Fengdao Kejie: rules and precepts for worshiping the Dao according to the three caverns Sect. 1 Retribution of sins Sect. 2 Retribution of good deeds Sect. 3 Comprehensive structures Sect. 4 Setting up monasteries Sect. 5 Making sacred images Sect. 6 Copying scriptures Sect. 7 Conditions for ordination Sect. 8 Ritual implements Sect. 9 Ritual vestments Sect. 10 Residences Sect. 11 Reciting the scriptures Sect. 12 Lecturing on the scriptures Sect. 13 The ritual order Sect. 14 Illustrations of ritual vestments Sect. 15 Regular audience services Sect. 16 The noon purgation Sect. 17 Major assemblies Sect. 18 Formal ordinations Fragments and citations Sect. 20 Transmission details (S.809) Sect. 21 Annual purgations (Zhaijie lu 9a-10a) Sect. 22 Levels of Daoists (Miaomen youqi 17b-18b) Sect. 23 Interaction with ordinary people (P.3682) Sect. 24 Compassionate assistance (P.3682)
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