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Tao Te Ching
Lao Tzu - 2020-04-28 (first published in 600)
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A lucid translation of the well-known Taoist classic by a leading scholar-now in a Shambhala Pocket Library edition. Written more than two thousand years ago, the Tao Teh Ching, or -The Classic of the Way and Its Virtue, - is one of the true classics of the world of spiritual literature. Traditionally attributed to the legendary -Old Master, - Lao ...
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The Secret of the Golden Flower
Thomas Cleary - 1993-03-12 (first published in 1971)
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An authoritative translation of the classic Taoist guide to meditation that Jung made famous as a Chinese book of life--destined to be as widely popular as Stephen Mitchell's Tao Te Ching--now in an elegant gift-book design. Two color throughout; ribbon marker. An authoritative translation of the classic Taoist guide to meditation that Jung made fa...
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Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life
Living the Wisdom of the Tao
Wayne W. Dyer - 2009-01-01 (first published in 2007)
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Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses, which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence. The classic text of these 81 verses, called the Tao Te Ching or the Great Way, offers advice and guidance that is balanced, moral, spiritual, and ...
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The Watercourse Way
Alan Watts - 1975-01-01
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A lucid discussion of Taoism and the Chinese language . . . profound, reflective, and enlightening. --Boston GlobeAccording to Deepak Chopra, Watts was a spiritual polymatch, the first and possibly greatest. Drawing on ancient and modern sources, Watts treats the Chinese philosophy of Tao in much the same way as he did Zen Buddhism in his classic T...
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365 Tao
Daily Meditations
Ming-Dao Deng - 1992-07-17
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Place the word Tao Into your heart. Use no other words.The Tao is constantly moving, the path that all life and the whole universe takes. There is nothing that is not part of it—harmonious living is to know and to move with the Tao—it is a way of life, the natural order of things, a force that flows through all life.365 Tao is a contemporary book o...
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The Tao of Pooh
Benjamin Hoff - 1983-07-28 (first published in 1982)
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"Thought-provoking and charming."-- "Library Journal" Not all Great Masters of Wisdom are venerable graybeards. One is as familiar to us as that beloved teddy bear Winnie the Pooh. From the "how" of Pooh to the Tao of Pooh is a simple, effortless, joyous step...a delicious journey to Pooh Corner illuminated by the timeless teachings of the Taoist i...
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Being Peace
Thich Nhat Hanh - 1996-01-01 (first published in 1987)
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Since its publication in 1987, "Being Peace" has become a classic of contemporary religious literature. In his simple and readable style, Thich Nhat Hanh shows how our state of mind and body can make the world a peaceful place. We learn to transform the very situations that pressure and antagonize us into opportunities for practicing mindfulness......
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The Way of Zen
Alan Watts - 1999-01-26 (first published in 1957)
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In his definitive introduction to Zen Buddhism, Alan Watts explains the principles and practices of this ancient religion to Western readers. With a rare combination of freshness and lucidity, he delves into the origins and history of Zen to explain what it means for the world today with incredible clarity. Watts saw Zen as “one of the most preciou...
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Hermann Hesse - 2020-01-09 (first published in 1922)
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Herman Hesse's classic novel has delighted, inspired, and influenced generations of readers, writers, and thinkers. In this story of a wealthy Indian Brahmin who casts off a life of privilege to seek spiritual fulfillment. Hesse synthesizes disparate philosophies--Eastern religions, Jungian archetypes, Western individualism--into a unique vision of...
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Finding a Life of Harmony and Balance
A Taoist Master's Path to Wisdom
Chen Kaiguo - 2020-08-11
This is the latest edition of Opening the Dragon Gate--the authorized biography of contemporary Taoist master Wang Liping (1949-).Wang is an 18th generation transmitter of Dragon Gate Taoism. This book tells the true story of his apprenticeship in Taoist wizardry, as well as the specialized body of knowledge, mystical wisdom and ritualized practice...
The Taoist Experience by Livia Kohn
Taoist Yoga by Lu K'Uan Yu (Charles Luk)