In this unique and utterly novel presentation, David Loy explores the fascinating proposition that the stories we tell -- about what is and is not possible, about ourselves, about right and wrong, life and death, about the world and everything in it -- become the very building blocks of our experience and of the universe itself. Loy uses an intriguing mixture of quotations from familiar and less-familiar sources and brief standalone micro-essays, engaging both the reader and himself in challenging and illuminating dialogue. As we come to see that the world is made -- in a word -- of stories, we come to a richer understanding of that most elusive of Buddhist ideas: "shunyata, " the "generative emptiness" that makes up all forms. Reminiscent of Zen koans and works of sophisticated poetry, this book rewards both casual reading and deep reflection.
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