8721Re: [Gnosticism2] Re: Was Job a Gnostic?
- Dec 1 6:44 PMActually, Mitchell is a Zen Buddhist. That some find hints of Gnosticism in
his interpretation suggests to me that there are some points in common
between the two--in particular, the illusory nature of the material world.
I happen to like Mitchell's translations a lot--all the while keeping in
mind that they are his interpretation (which I find spiritually insightful)
more than a faithful rendering of the original text. And as such, it's
sometimes useful to supplement his text with a more literal translation.
O.t.p.s. One of my favorite books about Zen, if anyone is interested, is
"Dropping Ashes on the Buddha: The teachings of Zen Master Seung Sahn"
which Mitchell compiled and edited. Very entertaining.
At 06:36 PM 11/30/2003 -0500, Gerry wrote:
>Talk about gorgeous! Forget Job, maybe Mitchell is a Gnostic and doesn't
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