The One Taste of Truth

This beautifully written book will appeal to tea lovers and anyone interested in tea culture, Chinese philosophy, and Zen.

The One Taste of Truth

This heartfelt ode to the meditative practice of drinking tea examines the origins of traditional tea culture in the East, revealing how a good cuppa can elevate both the mind and spirit Traditionally in China and Japan, drinking a cup of tea was an opportunity for contemplation, meditation, and an elevation of mind and spirit. Here, renowned translator William Scott Wilson distills what is singular and precious about this traditional tea culture, and he explores the fascinating connection between Zen and tea drinking. He unpacks the most common phrases from Zen and Chinese philosophy—usually found in Asia printed on hanging scrolls in tea rooms, restaurant alcoves, family rooms, and martial arts dojos—that have traditionally served as points of contemplation to encourage the appropriate atmosphere for drinking tea or silent meditation. Part history, part philosophy, part inspirational guide, The One Taste of Truth will connect you to the distinctive pleasure of sipping tea and allowing it to transport your mind and thoughts. This beautifully written book will appeal to tea lovers and anyone interested in tea culture, Chinese philosophy, and Zen.

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The One Taste of Truth
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: William Scott Wilson
Categories: Cooking
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-08 - Publisher: Shambhala Publications

This heartfelt ode to the meditative practice of drinking tea examines the origins of traditional tea culture in the East, revealing how a good cuppa can elevate both the mind and spirit Traditionally in China and Japan, drinking a cup of tea was an opportunity for contemplation, meditation, and an
The One Taste of Truth
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: William Scott Wilson
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-08 - Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Traditionally in China and Japan, drinking a cup of tea was an opportunity for contemplation, meditation, and an elevation of mind and spirit. Here, renowned translator William Scott Wilson distills what is singular and precious about this traditional tea culture, and he explores the fascinating connection between Zen and tea
Walking the Kiso Road
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: William Scott Wilson
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-13 - Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Take a trip to old Japan with William Scott Wilson as he travels the ancient Kiso Road, a legendary route that remains much the same today as it was hundreds of years ago. The Kisoji, which runs through the Kiso Valley in the Japanese Alps, has been in use since
Subjectivity and Perspective in Truth-Theoretic Semantics
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Peter Lasersohn
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-08 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This book explores linguistic and philosophical issues presented by sentences expressing personal taste, such as Roller coasters are fun, or Licorice is tasty. Standard semantic theories explain the meanings of sentences by specifying the conditions under which they are true; here, Peter Lasersohn asks how we can account for sentences
When Truth Gives Out
Language: en
Pages: 194
Authors: Mark Richard
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-05-20 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

Is the point of belief and assertion invariably to think or say something true? Is the truth of a belief or assertion absolute, or is it only relative to human interests? Most philosophers think it incoherent to profess to believe something but not think it true, or to say that