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Хайку и далекоизточното разбиране за Аза
Haiku and the Far-Eastern Grasping of the Self

Author(s): Antoaneta Nikolova
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Институт за изследвания на обществата и знанието при БАН
Keywords: subject-object relation; unity; non-Self; words without words

Summary/Abstract: In the article an attempt to examine the Eastern conception of Self through the lens of haiku is made. The study follows three main streams: 1. The first one is determinant. It considers the subject-object relation and their unity according to Eastern thought. 2. The second one deals with the levels of unfolding of the Self and the path towards the Higher Self. 3. Third one discusses how this Self may be a creator. A conclusion is drawn that according to Zen the creator is the one who is able to reach the true reality beyond the words and logic and that the poetic form of haiku is an appropriate means for this.

  • Issue Year: XVIII/2009
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 191-195
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Bulgarian