The Lost Sutras of Jesus: Unlocking the Ancient Wisdom of the Xian Monks

The Lost Sutras of Jesus Unlocking the Ancient Wisdom of the Xian Monks In the first half of this book editors Thomas Moore and Ray Riegert tell the amazing story of the sutras The writing flows quickly from event to event with chapters describing the journey of Christi

  • Title: The Lost Sutras of Jesus: Unlocking the Ancient Wisdom of the Xian Monks
  • Author: Ray Riegert ThomasMoore
  • ISBN: 9781569753606
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the first half of this book, editors Thomas Moore and Ray Riegert tell the amazing story of the sutras The writing flows quickly from event to event, with chapters describing the journey of Christian monks who brought the sutras to China, the creation of a monastery at Da Qin at the request of the Chinese Emperor, the mysterious hiding of the sutras in a cave around A.In the first half of this book, editors Thomas Moore and Ray Riegert tell the amazing story of the sutras The writing flows quickly from event to event, with chapters describing the journey of Christian monks who brought the sutras to China, the creation of a monastery at Da Qin at the request of the Chinese Emperor, the mysterious hiding of the sutras in a cave around A.D 1005, their accidental discovery in 1907 and the recent translating of the sutras and rediscovery of the original monastery.The second half of the book presents a collection of the sutras The sutras are divided thematically and each section includes a running commentary that draws on Moore s unique experience as a former priest and enlightening author Together with Riegert, Moore shows how the sutras combine Jesus teachings with Taoist maxims and Eastern meditations to create a gentle and spiritual form of Christianity These scrolls constitute the sacred teachings of a Chinese Christian church of the Tang and early Sung dynasties Here Christianity melds with Buddhism and Taoism in a fashion never seen before or since The result is a dynamic form of Christianity that marks the meeting point of East and West.

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    1. Never heard of these teachings until I picked up this book. The story of how these Luminous teachings reached China is interesting; however, the books own conclusions are not supported by its presentation of the details. The authors claim the Christian teachings became infused with Buddhist teachings during the journey to China; but they do not know this. The only evidence they have is the "monument stele" and the fragments of the so-called Jesus sutras found in a cave some time after the events [...]

    2. I really enjoyed reading this book. It was very Zen and very along the lines of the Tao Te Ching in that it gives you things to incorporate into your daily living that's about finding your spiritual center. I'd recommend it to anyone who has been searching or is on their spiritual journey. I enjoyed it!

    3. such clear words - I could follow immediately and my soul cried in joy. I really liked the parables they reminded me of the Upanishads. And also found the background story of these sutras really interesting.

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