The Way of Chuang Tzu Second Edition

The Way of Chuang Tzu  Second Edition
Author: Thomas Merton
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010-03-30
ISBN: 0811223078
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

The Way of Chuang Tzu

The Way of Chuang Tzu
Author: Thomas Merton
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1590301439
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chuang Tzuu considered, along with Lao Tzu, one of the great figures of early Taoist thoughtu used parables and anecdotes, allegory and paradox, to illustrate that real happiness and freedom are found only in understanding the Tao or Way of nature, and dwelling in its unity. The respected Trappist monk Thomas Merton spent several years reading and reflecting upon four different translations of the Chinese classic that bears Chuang Tzu's name. The result is this collection of poetic renderings of the great sage's work that conveys its spirit in a way no other translation has and that was Merton's personal favorite among his more than fifty books. Both prose and verse are included here, as well as a short section from Merton discussing the most salient themes of Chuang Tzu's teachings.

The Way of Chuang Tz

The Way of Chuang Tz
Author: Chuang-tzu,Zhuangzi,Zhou Zhuang,Thomas Merton
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1965
ISBN: 9780811201032
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way of Chuang Tz Book Excerpt:

Free renderings of selections from the works of Chuang-tzŭ, taken from various translations.

The Way of Chuang Tzu

The Way of Chuang Tzu
Author: Thomas Merton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780877736769
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Working from existing translations, Father Merton composed a series of personal versions from his favorites among the classic sayings of Chuang Tzu, the most spiritual of the Chinese philosophers. Chuang Tzu, who wrote in the fourth and third centuries B.C., is the chief authentic historical spokesman 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, paradox, satire, and shattering insight into the true ground of being. Father Merton, no stranger to Asian thought, brings a vivid, modern idiom to the timeless wisdom of Tao. Illustrated with early Chinese drawings. Book jacket.

The Way of Chuang Tzu

The Way of Chuang Tzu
Author: Zhuangzi,Thomas Merton,Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani (Trappist, Ky.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Tao of Happiness

The Tao of Happiness
Author: Derek Lin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2015-11-17
ISBN: 0698198603
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tao of Happiness Book Excerpt:

If you have not encountered Chuang Tzu before, prepare yourself for a treat. He was the sage who stood apart from all others in Chinese history. He was a unique presence, a great mind like no one before or since. Chuang Tzu quickly distinguished himself and became well known for his deep understanding and sense of humor. His mastery was such that he could explain the Tao with simple stories, and his humor was such that he could see the joy in ordinary things. He taught his students about “carefree wandering”—the path of moving through life with a free and happy heart, regardless of how turbulent the journey might be. It is time for modern readers to join in on the fun. Chuang Tzu’s wisdom is not just for Eastern culture, but for all of humanity. We may not have the instability or the clash of massive armies indicative of Chuang Tzu’s time, but we have a lot of stress and tension in our modern world. Many of us find ourselves fighting little battles on the personal front just to get through the day. We can benefit greatly from Chuang Tzu’s teachings. These parables are presented throughout this book and juxtaposed with the charming and intelligent prose of modern-day Taoist teacher and author Derek Lin. Together, Chuang Tzu and Lin will present you with simple lessons that will have a lasting impact on your life.

Experimental Essays on Chuang Tzu

Experimental Essays on Chuang Tzu
Author: Victor H. Mair
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 171
Release: 1983-01-01
ISBN: 9780824808365
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Way of Chuang Tzu Compiled By Thomas Merton

The Way of Chuang Tzu   Compiled By  Thomas Merton
Author: Zhuangzi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1965
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chuang Tzu s Crazy Wisdom for Elders

Chuang Tzu   s    Crazy Wisdom    for Elders
Author: Donald P. St. John
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-10-11
ISBN: 1982236264
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chuang Tzu s Crazy Wisdom for Elders Book Excerpt:

This book draws upon the classic work of the ancient Taoist storyteller/philosopher Chuang Tzu (370-286 b.c.e.) to critique our society’s conventional understanding of aging and its biased interpretations of the qualities exhibited by elders as well as alternative positive “ways” for an elder to develop his or her often neglected potentials and powers for elder growth. To accomplish this the chapters of the book are meant to explore how the crazy wisdom of the Chuang Tzu (and to a lesser degree, the Lieh Tzu) can assist us in reaching four goals: 1) Contribute to a recognition of modern society’s uncreative stereotypes and declinist prejudices associated with the meaning and process of aging as well as the social conformities that prepare children and adults to ignore the fires of personal growth. 2) Present Chuang Tzu’s alternative and positive interpretations of psychological and behavioral phenomena often criticized by family and friends which can and often do negatively affect an elder’s sense of self. Chuang Tzu explores the deeper positive possibilities opened up through forgetting, wandering, and being useless. 3) Suggest ways (taos/daos) by which elders can explore, engage with and be energized by an integrated functioning of body, heart-mind and spirit or spiritual energy (shen qi). 4) Help elders (and others) develop an appreciation for and sensitivity to the dynamic, harmonious and diverse unity of the wider cosmic-earth process as well as to learn how to move with it, and thus be uplifted by its felt-presence and inspired by its innate wisdom. Pondering and emotionally and spiritually opening to the nature of the human life/death cycle in this wider context can be transforming especially for wise elders, according to Taoists Chuang Tzu and Lieh Tzu.

Wandering on the Way

Wandering on the Way
Author: Tzu Chuang
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2000-04-01
ISBN: 9780824820381
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wandering on the Way Book Excerpt:

In this vivid, contemporary translation, Victor Mair captures the quintessential life and spirit of Chuang Tzu while remaining faithful to the original text.

The Way of Chuang Tzu

The Way of Chuang Tzu
Author: Zhuangzi,Thomas Merton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Taoism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chuang tzu

Chuang tzu
Author: Livia Kohn
Publsiher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1594732965
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chuang tzu Book Excerpt:

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.

Chuang Tz The Way of Chuang Tz Ed by Thomas Merton

Chuang Tz   The Way of Chuang Tz     Ed   by Thomas Merton
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Finding Your Power to Be Happy Seven Practices to Bring Unconditional Happiness into Your Life

Finding Your Power to Be Happy  Seven Practices to Bring Unconditional Happiness into Your Life
Author: D.E. Hardesty
Publsiher: D.E. Hardesty
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2015-04-25
ISBN: 1311878149
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding Your Power to Be Happy Seven Practices to Bring Unconditional Happiness into Your Life Book Excerpt:

Learn to find the happiness that is natural to you, and enjoy better relationships, better health, more success and a longer life. The peculiar thing about us humans is, we spend a lot of time working to find people and things that will make us happy. In fact, we seem to spend the majority of our time doing this. However, there is no guarantee that any of this effort will work. There are lots of people who have hordes of people around them, and who have lots of things, but have been unable to make themselves happy. The truth is, happiness can be had with little effort. Have you ever been happy for no reason at all? Of course you have. Without anything changing in life, happiness just appears. We see it in young children all the time. In fact, we expect to see it in children. If you happen to ask a smiling child why he or she is so happy, at best the answer may be, “Because.” For an adult this may be an unsatisfying answer, but for the child it is the truth -- happiness exists “just because.” As we age we seem to lose touch with happiness-for-no-reason-at-all. We see a world where everyone is striving for stuff, striving for popularity, striving, striving, striving. The natural fount of happiness we once enjoyed disappears as we join them. However, that happiness is not gone. All that happened is we lost our connection to it. This book is about recovering that connection. We all grow up believing that if we work hard, and if we are good people, we will enjoy good relationships with others, good health, success and a long life. Obviously this is not true. There are a lot of rich old people who are not happy. What we have, what we do, and the other circumstances of our lives do not provide authentic happiness. Instead, happiness comes from inside of us, and all by itself enables us to have secure relationships, good health, more success and longer lives. So, what is the secret of being happy? Being happy is a little like flipping a switch. When it’s on you are happy and when it’s off you are not. It’s so easy. How else can you explain being happy for no reason. What you need to do is learn to turn it on, and keep it turned on. This book discusses seven practices that help you do that. There is a lot of wisdom available about how to be happy. Most of it is thousands of years old, but some is quite new. The seven practices we will look at incorporate this wisdom to help you learn how to turn on happiness in your life. This kind of happiness does not require changing anything in your life. All you have to do is learn to turn it on.

A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy

A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy
Author: Wing-tsit Chan
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 856
Release: 1963
ISBN: 0691019649
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy Book Excerpt:

This is a historical presentation of the various philosophic traditins of China.

Taoism For Dummies

Taoism For Dummies
Author: Jonathan Herman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-05-30
ISBN: 1118423984
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taoism For Dummies Book Excerpt:

The definitive guide to understanding Taoism—no matteryour background or faith Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is the second most translated bookin the world, and the practice of religious Taoism is on the risein China, where adherents currently number in the hundreds ofmillions. Yet there remains a remarkable lack of reliableinformation about Taoism for curious westerners. Taoism ForDummies provides comprehensive coverage of Taoism's origins inChina's Chou Dynasty, its underlying quietist principles, itsemergence as a major religion, various interpretation of its coretexts, including both Eastern and Western interpretations, keyTaoist concepts, and much more. It also provides a fascinatingglimpse of Taoism in contemporary China. The ideal guide for readers interested in this influentialreligion, as well as those taking an introductory course on Taoismor Chinese Religion A valuable source of insight for those with an interest inmodern Chinese culture and beliefs

The Way of Chuang Tzu

The Way of Chuang Tzu
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1975
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Book of Chuang Tzu

The Book of Chuang Tzu
Author: Chuang Tzu,Zhuangzi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2021-07-03
ISBN: 9781420973242
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Chuang Tzu Book Excerpt:

"The Book of Chuang Tzu" is an ancient and important Chinese spiritual text dating from the 4th century BC. Together with the "Tao Te Ching", "The Book of Chuang Tzu" is a an important foundational text for the Taoist philosophy. Notable for its stark difference with the Chinese philosophy of Confucius, Taoism does not encourage one to live a strict life according to a rigid set of principles, but rather values following a more flexible path that can adapt to the irregular rhythms of life, or the "way". Scholars believe that some of "The Book of Chuang Tzu" was written by Chuang Tzu himself, a minor official during the Warring States period of Chinese history who attracted national attention with his brilliant prose and poetry. Chuang Tzu's work has withstood the test of time with its humorous and clever anecdotes, its lyrical and poetic observations of the natural world, and its startlingly wise insight into human nature. With an emphasis on living a less human-focused life that is more in tune with nature, "The Book of Chuang Tzu" had a profound influence on the development of Zen Buddhism and continues to be a source of guidance and wisdom to countless readers the world over. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and follows the translation of Herbert A. Giles.

The Way of Chuang Tzu Compiled By Thomas Merton Third Printing

The Way of Chuang Tzu  Compiled By  Thomas Merton   Third Printing
Author: Zhuangzi,Thomas Merton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Way of Lao Tzu

The Way of Lao Tzu
Author: Wing-tsit Chan
Publsiher: Ravenio Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-10-14
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way of Lao Tzu Book Excerpt:

No one can understand China or be an intelligent citizen of the world without some knowledge of the Lao Tzu, also called the Tao-te ching (The Classic of the Way and Its Virtue), for it has modified Chinese life and thought throughout history and has become an integral part of world literature. Therefore any new light on it, however little, should prove to be helpful. There have been many translations of this little classic, some of them excellent. Most translators have treated it as an isolated document. Many have taken it as religious literature. A few have related it to ancient Chinese philosophy. But none has viewed it in the light of the entire history of Chinese thought. Furthermore, no translator has consulted extensively the many commentaries regarding the text, much less the thought. Finally, no translator has written a complete commentary from the perspective of the total history of Chinese philosophy. Besides, a comprehensive and critical account of the recent debates on Lao Tzu the man and Lao Tzu the book is long overdue. The present work is a humble attempt to fill these gaps. This 1963 work is organized as follows: I. The Philosophy of Tao 1. Historical Background and the Taoist Reaction 2. The Meaning of Tao 3. The Emphasis on Man and Virtue 4. Weakness and Simplicity 5. Unorthodox Techniques 6. Lao Tzu and Confucius Compared 7. Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu Compared 8. Influences on Neo-Taoism, Buddhism, and Neo-Confucianism 9. The Taoist Religion 10. Taoism in Chinese Life II. Lao Tzu, the Man 1. Traditional Accounts 2. Lao Tzu’s Birthplace and Names 3. Lao Tzu’s Occupation 4. Confucius’ visit to Lao Tzu 5. Lao Lai Tzu and Lao P’eng 6. The Grand Historian 7. Summary and Conclusion III. Lao Tzu, the Book 1. Reactions Against Tradition 2. Arguments About Contemporary References 3. Arguments About Style 4. Arguments About Terminology 5. Arguments About Ideas 7. Titles and Structure 8. Commentaries 9. Translations The Lao Tzu (Tao-te ching)