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Nušvitusios Meditatyvios Sąmonės Fenomenas Ir Daoizmas
Clear, Meditative Consciousness and Daoism

Author(s): Agnieška Juzefovič
Subject(s): East Asian Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Psychology, Phenomenology
Published by: Visuomeninė organizacija »LOGOS«
Keywords: Daoism; phenomenology; consciousness; daily consciousness; primordial consciousness; meditation;

Summary/Abstract: The paper deals with meditative, aware consciousness in Chinese thought. The author shows that illuminated, pure, spontaneous consciousness in Daoism is treated as a consciousness of everydayness which isn’t totally different from ordinary consciousness. The author argues that mirror-like consciousness developed in Buddhist and Chan schools has analogies with concept of empty consciousness in Daoism as well as with phenomenological approach. While analyzing topic of meditation and meditative consciousness the author argues that such meditative consciousness can be both empty and totally fulfilled, and the emptiness of the meditative consciousness itself is potentially overflowed. The author reviews different methods of meditation popular Daoism and argues that their aim was similar – clear consciousness and unity of heart and mind. The author concludes that in Daoism and western phenomenology authentic consciousness considered as quiet, without presuppositions and anything accidental.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 63
  • Page Range: 31-40
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Lithuanian