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The Interpretation Death and after Death Life in Classical Chinese Philosophy

(Original title: Otázka smrti a interpretácia posmrtného života v klasickej čínskej filozofii)
Filozofia, 51 (1996), 5, 296-300.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

The paper is a comparative study: it compares the traditional European ideas based on Christian conception of death and after death life with the classical oriental philosophical conceptions and worldviews. The Christian conception is compared with Indian and Chinese nonsubstantial ontological theories as „nirvana“, i.e. blowing out into a stream of formless energy (“shunia“), Emptiness, or into an endless stream of pure energy (Те) of the Way of Tao , which is the ground of bipolar-dialectical cyclical motion of the Universe, and according to oriental conceptions continually recreated and realized.

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