Tao Te Ching

Author : Lao Tsu
ISBN : 9780307745446
Genre : Religion
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For nearly two generations, this translation of the Tao Te Ching has been the standard for those seeking access to the wisdom of Taoist thought. Now Jane English and her long-time editor, Toinette Lippe, have refreshed and revised the translation, so that it more faithfully reflects the Classical Chinese in which it was first written, while taking into account changes in our own language and eliminating any lingering infelicities. Lao Tsu’s philosophy is simple: Accept what is in front of you without wanting the situation to be other than it is. Study the natural order of things and work with it rather than against it, for to try to change what is only sets up resistance. Nature provides everything without requiring payment or thanks. It does so without discrimination. So let us present the same face to everyone and treat them all as equals, however they may behave. If we watch carefully, we will see that work proceeds more quickly and easily if we stop “trying,” if we stop putting in so much extra effort, if we stop looking for results. In the clarity of a still and open mind, truth will be reflected. Te—which may be translated as “virtue” or “strength”—lies always in Tao meaning “the way” or “natural law.” In other words: Simply be.
Category: Religion

Tao Te Ching

Author : Lao Tsu
ISBN : 9780307949301
Genre : Religion
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For nearly two generations, this translation of the Tao Te Ching has been the standard for those seeking access to the wisdom of Taoist thought. Now Jane English and her long-time editor, Toinette Lippe, have refreshed and revised the translation, so that it more faithfully reflects the Classical Chinese in which it was first written, while taking into account changes in our own language and eliminating any lingering infelicities. This beautiful oversized edition features over a hundred new photographs by Jane English that help express the vast spirit of the Tao. Also included is an introduction by the well-known writer and scholar of philosophy and comparative religion, Jacob Needleman. Lao Tsu’s philosophy is simple: Accept what is in front of you without wanting the situation to be other than it is. Study the natural order of things and work with it rather than against it, for to try to change what is only sets up resistance. Nature provides everything without requiring payment or thanks. It does so without discrimination. So let us present the same face to everyone and treat them all as equals, however they may behave. If we watch carefully, we will see that work proceeds more quickly and easily if we stop "trying," if we stop putting in so much extra effort, if we stop looking for results. In the clarity of a still and open mind, truth will be reflected. Te—which may be translated as "virtue" or "strength"—lies always in Tao meaning "the way" or "natural law." In other words: Simply be.
Category: Religion

Lao Tzu S Taoteching

Author : Lao-Tzu
ISBN : UOM:39015038101898
Genre : History
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Red Pine's translation of the most revered of Chinese texts corrects errors in previous interpretations, truly breathes new poetic life into the English version, and includes selected commentaries-judged by Chinese scholars to be essential to understanding the wisdom of Taoism. Pine incorporates the commentaries of emperors and prime ministers, Taoist monks and nuns, Buddhist priests, poets, scholars, and the country's most famous philosophers of the past 2,000 years. This marks the first time that non-Chinese speakers have been given access to such a range of wisdom explaining the deeper meaning of China's famous ancient classic. With its clarity and scholarly range, this version of the Taoteching works both as a readable text and a valuable resource of Taoist interpretation. Lao-tzu, founder of Taoism, is supposed to have written the Taoteching around 600 BC in the Chungnan Mountain region, where Red Pine (Bill Porter) interviewed contemporary hermits as described in his book Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits. Bill Porter is also the translator of The Zen Works of Stonehouse, of Sung Po-jen's Guide to Capturing a Plum Blossom, and of The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain.
Category: History

Tao Te Ching

Author : Laozi
ISBN : 1853264717
Genre : Fiction
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Tao Te Ching, also commonly known as Lao Tzu, is one of the most important Chinese classics and has had great influence on Chinese thought. It is regarded as the bible of Taoism and is by far the most frequently translated Chinese classic, with over thirty translations into English alone.
Category: Fiction

Chuang Tsu

Author : Gia-Fu Feng
ISBN : 1602371172
Genre : Religion
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Category: Religion

Dao De Jing

Author : Laozi
ISBN : UOM:39076000959689
Genre : Calligraphy, Chinese
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The most accessible and authoritative modern English translation of the ancient Chinese classic. Offers the essence of each word and makes Lao Tsu's teaching immediate and alive.
Category: Calligraphy, Chinese

Medieval And Renaissance Spirituality

Author : Maria Jaoudi
ISBN : 0809146592
Genre : Religion
File Size : 36.5 MB
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True spirituality does not happen in a vacuum as a "God-and-me" phenomenon independent of any context. Rather, it develops and is lived and expressed through the cultural mindset of its time and place. In this accessible and well-illustrated book, Maria Jaoudi opens the treasures of the theology and spirituality of the Middle Ages and Renaissance in the three major Western religious traditions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Through an enlightening discussion of the architecture of Europe's cathedrals; the work of two remarkable medieval women, Julian and Hildegard; the sefirot of the Jewish Kabbalah; the Islamic love mystics Rabi'a and Rumi; the Florentine masters of the Renaissance; and others, she shows how spirituality was made manifest in the great art and writings of the medieval and Renaissance periods. The great masters of these ages come to life to speak to all who seek to learn more about spirituality and expand their prayer life--Book jacket.
Category: Religion

Tao Te Ching

Author : Lao Tzu
ISBN : 1585426180
Genre : Religion
File Size : 65.1 MB
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A new presentation of the classic spiritual work places its eighty-one verses in an accessible format for both casual and serious students, in a new translation that seeks to illuminate the timeless relevance of its message. Original.
Category: Religion

The Tao Of Leadership

Author : John Heider
ISBN : 9780893346331
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 56.38 MB
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The Tao of Leadership is an invaluable tool for anyone in a position of leadership. This book provides the most simple and clear advice on how to be the very best kind of leader: be faithful, trust the process, pay attention, and inspire others to become their own leaders. Heider's book is a blend of practical insight and profound wisdom, offering inspiration and advice. This book is used as a Management/Leadership training text by many Fortune 500 corporations, including IBM, Mitsubishi, and Prudential. What others are saying about this book: This is a particularly readable and accessible version of a great but difficult work. - Publisher's Weekly
Category: Business & Economics

The Path Of Virtue

Author : Lao Tzu
ISBN : 0810984091
Genre : Religion
File Size : 26.65 MB
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An illustrated collection of the philosophical teachings of LaoTzu discusses the central Taoist idea of living in harmony with the universe.
Category: Religion