The Way of Chuang Tzu Book

The Way of Chuang Tzu


  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : New Directions
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN 10 : 0811218511

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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.

The Way of Chuang Tz   Book
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The Way of Chuang Tz


  • Author : Chuang-tzu
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release Date : 1965
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 0811201031

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The Way of Chuang Tz Excerpt :

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

The Way of Chuang Tzu Book

The Way of Chuang Tzu


  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : Hyperion Books
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Philosophy, Taoist
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 0860122395

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The Way of Chuang Tzu Excerpt :

As free, interpretive readings, this book is very much Thomas Merton's own, the result of five years of reading, study and meditation. Chuang Tzu, the most spiritual of the classic Chinese philosophers, is the chief historical spokesman for Taoism. Through his writings and those of other Taoist sages, Indian Buddhism was transformed in China into what is now known by its Japanese name - Zen.

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Wandering on the Way


  • Author : Tzu Chuang
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release Date : 2000-04-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN 10 : 082482038X

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Wandering on the Way 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 Book

The Way


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Jain Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000043974894

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A poetic rendering of the Taoist classic Tao Teh Ching by Lao Tzu, aimed at recapturing the tone and substance of the original. It is also the only work that assembles together the three major works of Taoism, including the most well known selections from Chuang Tzu and "Trusting the Inner Self" by Seng Tsan. The author has embellished the verses with beautiful illustrations.

Chuang Tzu Book

Chuang Tzu


  • Author : David Hinton
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release Date : 2014-11-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781619026858

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Revered for millennia in the Chinese spiritual tradition, Chuang Tzu stands alongside the Tao Te Ching as a founding classic of Taoism. The Inner Chapters are the only sustained section of this text widely believed to be the work of Chuang Tzu himself, dating to the fourth century B.C.E. Witty and engaging, spiced with the lyricism of poetry, Chuang Tzu's Taoist insights are timely and eternal, profoundly concerned with spiritual ecology. Indeed, the Tao of Chuang Tzu was a wholesale rejection of a human–centered approach. Zen traces its sources back to these Taoist roots — roots at least as deep as those provided by Buddhism. But this is an ancient text that yields a surprisingly modern effect. In bold and startling prose, David Hinton's translation captures the "zany texture and philosophical abandon" of the original. The Inner Chapters' fantastical passages — in which even birds and trees teach us what they know — offer up a wild menagerie of characters, freewheeling play with language, and surreal humor. And interwoven with Chuang Tzu's sharp instruction on the Tao are short–short stories that are often rough and ribald, rich with satire and paradox. On their deepest level, the Inner Chapters are a meditation on the mysteries of knowledge itself. "Chuang Tzu's propositions," the translator's introduction reminds us, "seem to be in constant transformation, for he deploys words and concepts only to free us of words and concepts." Hinton's vital new translation makes this ancient text from the golden age of Chinese philosophy come alive for contemporary readers.

The Sayings of Lao Tz   Book

The Sayings of Lao Tz


  • Author : Laozi
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1904
  • Genre: Chinese classics
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:AH59I5

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Chuang tzu Book

Chuang tzu


  • Author : Zhuangzi
  • Publisher : SkyLight Paths Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594732966

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The timeless wisdom of this classic Taoist text can become a companion on your own spiritual journey. The Chuang-tzu is the second major text of the Taoist tradition. It was compiled in the third century BCE and follows the lead of the best-known and oldest of all Taoist texts, the Tao-te-ching (Book of the Tao and Its Potency). Representing the philosophy of its main author, Chuang Chou, along with several other early Taoist strands, the text has inspired spiritual seekers for over two thousand years. Using parable, anecdote, allegory and paradox, the Chuang-tzu presents the central message of what was to become the Taoist school: a reverence for the Tao the "Way" of the natural world and the belief that you are not truly virtuous until you are free from the burden of circumstance, personal attachments, tradition and the desire to reform the world. In this special SkyLight Illuminations edition, leading Taoist scholar Livia Kohn, PhD, provides a fresh, modern translation of key selections from this timeless text to open up classic Taoist beliefs and practices. She provides insightful, accessible commentary that highlights the Chuang-tzu's call to reject artificially imposed boundaries and distinctions, and illustrates how you can live a more balanced, authentic and joyful life at ease in perfect happiness by following Taoist principles."

The Way of Nature Book

The Way of Nature


  • Author : Zhuangzi
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-02
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691179742

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"The Way of Nature brings together all of Tsai's beguiling cartoon illustrations of the Zhuangzi, which takes its name from its author. The result is a uniquely accessible and entertaining adaptation of a pillar of classical Daoism, which has deeply influenced Chinese poetry, landscape painting, martial arts, and Chan (Zen) Buddhism. Irreverent and inspiring, The Way of Nature presents the memorable characters, fables, and thought experiments of Zhuangzi like no other edition, challenging readers to dig beneath conventional assumptions about self, society, and nature, and pointing to a more natural way of life. Through practical insights and far-reaching arguments, Zhuangzi shows why returning to the spontaneity of nature is the only sane response to a world of conflict."--Provided by publisher

Chuang Tzu Book

Chuang Tzu


  • Author : Tzu Chuang
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-02-18
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 1911405373

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Chuang Tzu Excerpt :

The Chuang Tzu is one of the key foundational works of Chinese Daoism, preaching non-contention, non-intention, simplicity and humility as the path to perfect equanimity amidst life's turmoil. The master Chang Tzu pursues this teaching via humour and historic parable: a deep book of many levels, that will repay reading on a regular basis.

Tales of the Taoist Immortals Book

Tales of the Taoist Immortals


  • Author : Eva Wong
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2001-07-24
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834826762

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As a girl growing up in Hong Kong, Eva Wong heard and memorized many tales told to her by Hong Kong's finest professional storytellers, by actors on the radio, and by her grandmother. These popular tales of the Taoist immortals were also often dramatized in Chinese operas. The stories are of famous characters in Chinese history and myth: a hero's battle with the lords of evil, the founder of the Ming dynasty's treacherous betrayal of his friends, a young girl who saves her town by imitating rooster calls. Entertaining and often provocative, these tales usually include a moral. The immortals are role models in Chinese culture, as well as examples of enlightenment. Some of the immortals were healers, some were social activists, some were aristocrats, and some were entrepreneurs. The tales chosen by Eva Wong here are of the best-known immortals among the Chinese. Their names are household words and their stories are told and retold by one generation to the next.

Tao   The Way   Special Edition Book

Tao The Way Special Edition


  • Author : Lao Tzu
  • Publisher : Special Edition Books
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 1934255130

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Tao The Way Special Edition Excerpt :

Lao Tzu was the father of Taoism. In his "Tao Te Ching," Lao Tzu outlined the basic concept of Tao. Chuang Tzu and Lieh Tzu were Lao Tzu's most important followers who expounded and expanded the basic principles set forth by Lao Tzu. Together, the sayings of these three sages, which make up this volume, are the foundations for the philosophy of Tao. The translations of the works of these ancient Chinese sages by Lionel Giles and Herbert Giles are very highly regarded and considered by many to be the definitive English translations. Lionel's translation of "The Sayings of Lao Tzu" (1905), taken from the "Tao Te Ching" and logically re-ordered, is remarkable for its clarity of expression, particularly given the complexity of the subject. Herbert's translation of "The Sayings of Chuang Tzu," presented here, with an introduction by Lionel, was originally published as "Musings of a Chinese Mystic" (1906). Lionel's translation of "The Sayings of Lieh Tzu" was originally published as "The Book of Lieh Tzu, or Teachings in Taoism" (1912). Individually the works of these Chinese sages are classics. Together, they are a master resource of the history of Tao.

The Complete Works of Zhuangzi Book

The Complete Works of Zhuangzi


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-11-26
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231164740

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The Complete Works of Zhuangzi Excerpt :

Only by inhabiting Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is Daoist philosophy’s central tenet, espoused by the person—or group of people—known as Zhuangzi (369?-286? B.C.E.) in a text by the same name. To be free, individuals must discard rigid distinctions between good and bad, right and wrong, and follow a course of action not motivated by gain or striving. When one ceases to judge events as good or bad, man-made suffering disappears and natural suffering is embraced as part of life. Zhuangzi elucidates this mystical philosophy through humor, parable, and anecdote, deploying non sequitur and even nonsense to illuminate a truth beyond the boundaries of ordinary logic. Boldly imaginative and inventively worded, the Zhuangzi floats free of its historical period and society, addressing the spiritual nourishment of all people across time. One of the most justly celebrated texts of the Chinese tradition, the Zhuangzi is read by thousands of English-language scholars each year, yet only in the Wade-Giles romanization. Burton Watson’s pinyin romanization brings the text in line with how Chinese scholars, and an increasing number of other scholars, read it.

New Paraphrase of Chuang Tzu Book

New Paraphrase of Chuang Tzu


  • Author : Zhongyuan Cai
  • Publisher : Scientific Research Publishing, Inc. USA
  • Release Date : 2017-03-26
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN 10 : 9781618963673

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Chuang Tzu is the second greatest classical work of Taoist thought and philosophy in China. It has had great influence both on China and on the rest of the world since it began to be disseminated. It is mostly written in the form of fable. All of the fables are written by traversing space-time to elucidate the Great Tao and the philosophy of life. It has shone, is shining and will shine on the development of the world with Taoist wisdom. Chuang Tzu is always an indispensible guideline to the people who are confused. As we know, the rich material world cannot change the poor spiritual world. The pursuit for material life is like a shackle, which makes it impossible for people to find a final and stable home to return to. People are deeply involved in the construction of material life without stop, but they can hardly find where their real happiness is in their lives. Faced with this universal problem, the Western society turns to Jesus for a solution while the oriental society turns to Chuang Tzu’s “leisurely and care- free” philosophy for a solution. Just like Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu always reminds people to find for themselves the root of moral character—nature and return to it. If people do not return to the root, they will lose their real happiness of life. To taste life better, people should read Chuang Tzu; to become leisurely and carefree, people should read Chuang Tzu. Chuang Tzu can help people broaden their horizon and learn how to look at their life from a higher standing point and find real happiness for themselves. This work, though named New Paraphrase of Chuang Tzu, is actually an English version of Chuang Tzu. It is just aimed to set up a bridge between English readers and Chuang Tzu.

Chuang Tzu Book

Chuang Tzu


  • Author : David Hinton
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2014-12-16
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 9781619024434

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Chuang Tzu Excerpt :

Revered for millennia in the Chinese spiritual tradition, Chuang Tzu stands alongside the Tao Te Ching as a founding classic of Taoism. The Inner Chapters are the only sustained section of this text widely believed to be the work of Chuang Tzu himself, dating to the fourth century B.C.E. Witty and engaging, spiced with the lyricism of poetry, Chuang Tzu's Taoist insights are timely and eternal, profoundly concerned with spiritual ecology. Indeed, the Tao of Chuang Tzu was a wholesale rejection of a human–centered approach. Zen traces its sources back to these Taoist roots—roots at least as deep as those provided by Buddhism. But this is an ancient text that yields a surprisingly modern effect. In bold and startling prose, David Hinton's translation captures the "zany texture and philosophical abandon" of the original. The Inner Chapters' fantastical passages — in which even birds and trees teach us what they know — offer up a wild menagerie of characters, freewheeling play with language, and surreal humor. And interwoven with Chuang Tzu's sharp instruction on the Tao are short–short stories that are often rough and ribald, rich with satire and paradox. On their deepest level, the Inner Chapters are a meditation on the mysteries of knowledge itself. "Chuang Tzu's propositions," the translator's introduction reminds us, "seem to be in constant transformation, for he deploys words and concepts only to free us of words and concepts." Hinton's vital new translation makes this ancient text from the golden age of Chinese philosophy come alive for contemporary readers.