The Way of Chuang Tzu (Second Edition)


Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811223078
Category: Poetry
Page: 160
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Classic writings from the great Zen master in exquisite versions by Thomas Merton, in a new edition with a preface by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Working from existing translations, Thomas Merton composed a series of his own versions of the classic sayings of Chuang Tzu, the most spiritual of Chinese philosophers. Chuang Tzu, who wrote in the fourth and third centuries B.C., is the chief authentic historical spokesperson for Taoism and its founder Lao Tzu (a legendary character known largely through Chuang Tzu’s writings). Indeed it was because of Chuang Tzu and the other Taoist sages that Indian Buddhism was transformed, in China, into the unique vehicle we now call by its Japanese name—Zen. The Chinese sage abounds in wit and paradox and shattering insights into the true ground of being. Thomas Merton, no stranger to Asian thought, brings a vivid, modern idiom to the timeless wisdom of Tao.

Chuang-tzu

The Tao of Perfect Happiness : Selections Annotated & Explained
Author: Livia Kohn
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594732965
Category: Philosophy
Page: 210
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A fresh, modern translation of key selections from this timeless text opens up classic Taoist beliefs and practices with insightful commentary that highlights how you can live a more balanced, authentic and joyful life by following Taoist principles.

Wandering on the Way

Early Taoist Tales and Parables of Chuang Tzu
Author: Zhuangzi
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824820381
Category: Philosophy
Page: 402
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A contemporary translation remaining faithful to the original collection of tales, poems and parables of Taoist philosophy. The collection covers a wide range of issues, from ambition to politics, and is accompanied by an introduction on the author and his place in Chinese thought and history.

The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton


Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811223094
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 446
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"This is quintessential Merton."—The Catholic Review. "The moment of takeoff was ecstatic...joy. We left the ground—I with Christian mantras and a great sense of destiny, of being at last on my true way after years of waiting and wondering..." With these words, dated October 15. 1968, the late Father Thomas Merton recorded the beginning of his fateful journey to the Orient. His travels led him from Bangkok, through India to Ceylon, and back again to Bangkok for his scheduled talk at a conference of Asian monastic orders. There he unequivocally reaffirmed his Christian vocation. His last journal entry was made on December 8, 1968, two days before his untimely, accidental death. Amply illustrated with photographs he himself took along the way and fully indexed, the book also contains a glossary of Asian religious terms, a preface by the Indian scholar Amiya Chakravarty, a foreword and postscript by Brother Patrick Hart of the Abbey of Gethsemani, as well as several appendices, among them the text of Merton's final address.

The Way of Lao Tzu

Tao-Te Ching
Author: Lao Tzu
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780672603501
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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The Inner Chapters


Author: Chuang-Tzu
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872205819
Category: Religion
Page: 293
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The Inner Chapters are the oldest pieces of the larger collection of writings by several fourth, third, and second century B.C. authors that constitute the classic of Taoism, the Chuang-Tzu (or Zhuangzi). It is this core of ancient writings that is ascribed to Chuang-Tzu himself.

Ändere deine Gedanken - und dein Leben ändert sich

Die lebendige Weisheit des Tao
Author: Wayne W. Dyer
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641212103
Category: Self-Help
Page: 512
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Laotses Tao Te King gilt als der spirituelle Klassiker schlechthin. Ausgehend von Laotses 81 Weisheitssprüchen beschreibt Amerikas populärster Lebenshilfe-Lehrer, wie wir die ewige Weisheit des Tao in unsere Gegenwart übertragen und im Alltag anwenden. Die Texte lesen sich leicht und offenbaren Rat und Beistand für sämtliche Lebenslagen – alle mit dem einen Grundgedanken, den Menschen in harmonischen Einklang mit sich und seiner Umwelt zu bringen.

The Second Book of the Tao


Author: Stephen Mitchell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101015993
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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Enhanced by Stephen Mitchell’s illuminating commentary, the next volume of the classic manual on the art of living The most widely translated book in world literature after the Bible, Lao-tzu’s Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, is the classic manual on the art of living. Following the phenomenal success of his own version of the Tao Te Ching, renowned scholar and translator Stephen Mitchell has composed the innovative The Second Book of the Tao. Drawn from the work of Lao-tzu’s disciple Chuang-tzu and Confucius’s grandson Tzussu, The Second Book of the Tao offers Western readers a path into reality that has nothing to do with Taoism or Buddhism or old or new alone, but everything to do with truth. Mitchell has selected the freshest, clearest teachings from these two great students of the Tao and adapted them into versions that reveal the poetry, depth, and humor of the original texts with a thrilling new power. Alongside each adaptation, Mitchell includes his own commentary, at once explicating and complementing the text. This book is a twenty-first-century form of ancient wisdom, bringing a new, homemade sequel to the Tao Te Ching into the modern world. Mitchell’s renditions are radiantly lucid; they dig out the vision that’s hiding beneath the words; they grab the text by the scruff of the neck—by its heart, really—and let its essential meanings fall out. The book introduces us to a cast of vivid characters, most of them humble artisans or servants, who show us what it means to be in harmony with the way things are. Its wisdom provides a psychological and moral acuity as deep as the Tao Te Ching itself. The Second Book of the Tao is a gift to contemporary readers, granting us access to our own fundamental wisdom. Mitchell’s meditations and risky reimagining of the original texts are brilliant and liberating, not least because they keep catching us off-guard, opening up the heavens where before we saw a roof. He makes the ancient teachings at once modern, relevant, and timeless. Listen to a special podcast with Stephen Mitchell:

The Book of Chuang Tzu


Author: Zhuangzi,Martin Palmer,Chuang Tzu
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014045537X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 352
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One of the great founders of Taoism, Chaung Tzu lived in the fourth century BC and is among the most enjoyable and intriguing personalities in the whole of Chinese philosophy. This work draws together the stories, tales, jokes and anecdotes that have gathered around the figure of Chuang Tzu.

Tao Te Ching

A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin,Jerome P. Seaton
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590307445
Category: Philosophy
Page: 144
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Chinese classic by well known best selling author.

The Contemplative Practitioner

Meditation in Education and the Workplace, Second Edition
Author: John P. Miller
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442615532
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 189
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Describes how the experience of the whole through mindful contemplation can release energy and knowledge for practical use in the classroom and in the place of business.

Handbook of Cultural Psychology, Second Edition


Author: Dov Cohen,Shinobu Kitayama
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462536271
Category: Psychology
Page: 930
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Now completely revised (over 90% new), this handbook offers the authoritative presentation of theories, methods, and applications in the dynamic field of cultural psychology. Leading scholars review state-of-the-art empirical research on how culture affects nearly every aspect of human functioning. The volume examines how topics fundamental to psychology--such as cognition, emotion, motivation, development, and mental health--are influenced by cultural meanings and practices. It also addresses the psychological and evolutionary underpinnings of cultural stability and change. The second edition reflects important advances in cultural neuroscience and an increasing emphasis on application, among many other changes. As a special bonus, purchasers of the second edition can download a supplemental e-book featuring several notable, highly cited chapters from the first edition. New to This Edition: *Most chapters are new, reflecting nearly a decade of theoretical and methodological developments. *Cutting-edge perspectives on culture and biology, including innovative neuroscientific and biopsychological research. *Section on economic behavior, with new topics including money, negotiation, consumer behavior, and innovation. *Section on the expansion of cultural approaches into religion, social class, subcultures, and race. *Reflects the growth of real-world applications in such areas as cultural learning and adjustment, health and well-being, and terrorism.

Eintausend Namen für Freude

Leben in Harmonie mit dem Tao
Author: Byron Katie,Stephen Mitchell
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 364110632X
Category: Self-Help
Page: 368
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Zusammen mit dem Taoismus-Experten Stephen Mitchell erläutert Byron Katie das Tao Te King des chinesischen Weisen Lao Tse. Die oft als schwierig und verrätselt empfundenen Worte werden so erfrischend, lebendig und anekdotenreich behandelt, dass die klassische Weisheit ganz aktuell und anschaulich wird. Die geistige Verwandtschaft mit Prinzipien der genialen Fragetechnik „the Work“ wird hier ganz offenbar: Lao Tses Prinzip des „Wu Wei“ (Nicht-tun, Geschehen-lassen) stimmt in verblüffender Weise mit Byron Katies Aufforderung zu „Lieben was ist“ überein.