Cantonese Love Songs: An English translation of Jiu by Peter Morris PDF

By Peter Morris

ISBN-10: 9622092845

ISBN-13: 9789622092846

This choice of ninety seven Cantonese love songs goals to offer a much wider viewers the possibility of studying those songs in English. the writer investigates the language and social heritage of the songs and gives cross-references to chinese language and Western literature.

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In the forty-five years between his enlightenment and his death at the age of eighty, Sakyamuni travelled through many parts of India disseminating his teachings, which during his own lifetime spread not only to central India but also to more remote areas, and people of all classes were converted to Buddhism. His final words (it is said) as he lay dying were: 'Decay is inherent in all composite things. ' His body was cremated seven days later. The ashes were divided into eight parts, and eight stupas ( :t:§= , taap) were erected to enshrine them.

Although raised amid the pleasures of the court, Siddhartha very soon was aware of and troubled by the problem of human suffering. As a young man he married the beautiful Yashodhara who bore him a son Rahula. In his determination to seek a solution to the four inescapable sufferings: of birth; of old age; of sickness; of death, he renounced his princely state and embarked on the life of a religious mendicant, undertaking traditional ascetic practices. These, however, were abandoned when he decided to seek his own path to enlightenment.

Guests' who frequent the flower boats], whether they be plump or slender, appear in all their finery - the pendant ornaments at their girdle jingling and tinkling. e. modern Saan Sai, wlZ:§] zither. e. modern Sim Sai, ~IZ:§] songs. ' 'Oh, great! ~~ ). Scholarly opinion puts the composition of the Do Dak Ging somewhere between the 8th-3rd century Be, as the book contains no references to other writings, persons, events, or places that might provide a clue for the dating of this work. See Introduction, p.

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