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The Resurrected Skeleton: From Zhuangzi to Lu Xun

by Wilt L. Idema

The Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi (369–286 B.C.E.) encountered a skull that later in a dream praises the pleasures of death over the toil of living. This anecdote became popular with poets in the second and...

Historical Dictionary of Taoism

by Julian F. Pas

This reference book on Taoism, one of the major spiritual traditions of China, includes in its coverage both Taoist philosophy and Taoist religion. An introduction provides overall insight into Taoist development...

365 Tao

by Ming-Dao Deng

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...

The Lunar Tao

by Ming-Dao Deng

From Taosim expert Ming-Dao Deng comes The Lunar Tao: Meditations in Harmony with the Seasons, bringing to life the Chinese Lunar Calendar via the prism of Taoism.

In The Lunar Tao, each day of the Lunar year...

The Tao of Sobriety

by Jay S. Efran, David Gregson & G. Alan Marlatt

The Tao of Sobriety shows how to apply eastern philosophy to enhance recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. With a few simple mental exercises, readers can learn how to quiet "The Committee," those...

Simple Taoism

by C. Alexander Simpkins, Ph.D. & Annellen M. Simpkins, Ph.D.

Simple Taoism is designed to help the reader understand what Taoism is about and to help apply its best aspects to everyday living. Divided into three parts, the book outlines:

  • A clear explanation of Taoism...

The Book of the Joyful Way

by Andrew E. Barraford

While life can be a montage of confusion, the concept of the Golden Dialetik can provide a unifying theory of the universe out of this disorder, and it is a concept that clarifies a hazy world vision. This unifying...

The Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing)

by Gordon J. Van de Water

For twenty years, Gordon J. Van De Water has collected editions of the world classic the Tao Te Ching and pondered this ancient, yet still vibrant Chinese text of wisdom literature. Written in the sixth century...

In Praise of Nothing

by Ellen M. Chen

This is the fi rst work devoted to an expositi on on Daoist metaphysics and presenti ng Dao as a feminine principle. The work should be of interest to scholars and general readers in many disciplines: Comparati...

The Essence of Tao

by Alex Anatole

Taoism is codified in the Tao Te Ching, which was written in the sixth century B.C. by the ancient sage Lao Tzu. Despite being historys second-most translated book after the Bible, its eighty-one poems have...

Primal Way and the Pathology of Civilization

by Walter Robinson PhD

The modern world is a violent place. Millions of humans have been murdered in the name of nationalism, idealism, religion, and greed. Vast amounts of resources and energy have been devoted to weaponry. The power...

The Sage's Way

by Ray Grigg

With uncommon insight, The Sage's Way uses the tradition of Oriental wisdom to explore such common subjects as acceptance, patience, power, self, grace, grief and laughter. Think of its Prologue and 64 Chapters...

Laozi's Daodejing--From Philosophical and Hermeneutical Perspectives

by Chen Lee Sun

Laozis Daodejing

The English and Chinese Translations Based on Laozis Original Daoism From Philosophical and Hermeneutical Perspectives

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Your work on Lao Tzu promises to be very interesting....

Nature's Holism

by Laurence Evans

In the association of the bee and the flower is a very advanced reflection of the process of evolution through natural selection. Nature's Holism explores the coevolution of long associated species arriving...

Shizi: China's First Syncretist

by Paul Fischer

By blending multiple strands of thought into one ideology, Chinese Syncretists of the pre-imperial period created an essential guide to contemporary ideas about society and government. Merging traditions such...

Zen Flesh, Zen Bones

by Paul Reps & Nyogen Senzaki

When Zen Flesh, Zen Bones was published in 1957 it became an instant sensation with an entire generation of readers who were just beginning to experiment with Zen. Over the years it has inspired leading American...

Tao Te Ching

by Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu's "Tao Te Ching", or Book of the Way, is the classic manual on the art of living and one of the wonders of the world. In eighty-one brief chapters, the "Tao Te Ching" llods at the basic predicatment...

The Moral Fool: A Case for Amorality

by Hans-Georg Moeller

Justice, equality, and righteousness& mdash;these are some of our greatest moral convictions. Yet in times of social conflict, morals can become rigid, making religious war, ethnic cleansing, and political purges...

Taming the Wild Horse

by Louis Komjathy

In thirteenth-century China, a Daoist monk named Gao Daokuan (1195-1277) composed a series of illustrated poems and accompanying verse commentary known as the Daoist Horse Taming Pictures. In this annotated...

The Tao-te Ching

by Lao-Tzu

The Tao Te Ching is a Chinese classic text.

The Tao Te Ching is a fundamental text for both philosophical and religious Taoism.

Lao-tuz was the founder of philosophical Taoism.

Translated by James Legge (1815...