La tradizione taoista nel pensiero di RenuÂe GuuÂenon
Posted on 12. Feb, 2009 by James Miller
|Title||La tradizione taoista nel pensiero di RenuÂe GuuÂenon|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Pagination||63 - 89|
|Publisher||Brill Academic Publishers|
. In the works of RenuÂe GuuÂenon (1886-1951), Daoism is a manifestation of GuuÂenon stresses the notions of “immutable centre” () and symbolism. Yet, the hub of guuÂenonian matter about Daoism can be found in the concepts of “emperor” () and “non-action” (). How can a man achieve his own perfection? The answer is not easy: according to GuuÂenon, man needs an “innate tendency” if he wants to become a “sage“. But the word “sage“ seems to have a semantic ambivalence in GuuÂenon, because he writes in that the “sage” can be “true” or “immortal” () or “transcendent” (). Whereas the first is satisfied with the “lesser mysteries”, the second wants to attain the “greater mysteries”, and these are both the goals of every initiation. In this article, the author seeks to explain the dichotomy “immortality-transcendence” in order to understand GuuÂenon's interpretation of Daoism.