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The Taoism Reader [Kindle Edition]

Thomas Cleary

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From the time of its earliest sages in prehistoric China, Taoism has looked to the underlying Way of all things (the Tao) as a guide to thoughts and actions. For the Taoists, the patterns of nature revealed the answers to their deepest spiritual questions and provided the inspiration for their unique teachings. Over the centuries, Taoism has blossomed into a profound tradition with a variety of forms—all united by a single, core philosophy of radical simplicity and natural living. Today, Taoism is most widely known through the Tao-te Ching, yet its corpus of literature is vast—ranging from philosophical dialogues and essays to astonishing fables, legends, proverbs, and more. This compact collection of Taoism’s greatest masterpieces introduces its most fundamental teachings and reveals the essential spirit of Tao.


The Taoism Reader includes:




  • Tao-te Ching: the foundational source of Taoist thought by the legendary Lao Tzu

  • Chuang-tzu: philosophical dialogues from one of Taoism’s most famous sages

  • Huai-nan-tzu: teachings from the time of the Han dynasty on affairs of state, natural science, and Taoist psychology

  • Wen-tzu: records of further sayings by Lao Tzu on the art of living

  • Tales of Inner Meaning: fables, stories, and jokes from the Lieh-tzu and others on the subtleties of Taoist philosophy

  • Sayings of Ancestor Lü: teachings from Lü Yen, a seminal figure in the founding of the Complete Reality school of Taoism and master synthesizer of China’s classic spiritual traditions




Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 179 KB
  • Print Length: 197 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1590309502
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications; Reprint edition (12 Jun 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ATMWJZS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #509,855 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars I really like this book! 30 July 2013
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This book is my constant guide. I refer to it often for tranquility, and meditation. The book is a quick and easy. This book is a replacement for one I loaned to friend. I am pleased that it appealed to him and I did not press for getting my first copy back. I doubt I will part with this one.
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