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Taoism

Taoism is both a philosophical and spiritual tradition originating in the fourth century BCE in what is now China. Its focus is on living in harmony with the natural or universal Tao, or “way.” While specific tenets vary from sect to sect, most emphasize the philosophy of wu wei (action without intention), simplicity, compassion, and humility. While there is no single founding philosophy of the tradition, the most famous texts are the Tao Te Ching (attributed to Lao Tzu) and the Zhuangzi. Taoism has had a profound impact on Chinese culture, as well as on the development of Buddhism and Confucianism.

The Way of Chuang Tzu

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.

Taoism: An Essential Guide

The great depth and diversity of Taoist spirituality is introduced in a single, accessible manual Millions of readers have come to the philosophy of Taoism thanks to the classics Tao Te Ching and the I Ching, or through the practices of t'ai chi and feng-shui, but the Tao is less known for its uniq...

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

In this book, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has reviewed hundreds of translations of the Tao Te Ching and has written 81 distinct essays on how to apply the ancient wisdom of Lao Tzu to today's modern world.

Simple Chi Kung: Exercises for Awakening the Life-Force Energy

Distills the many different Chi Kung practices into one simple daily routine for abundant health, calmness, and mental clarity • Provides step-by-step illustrated instructions for a complete yet easy daily Chi Kung routine • Perfect for beginners and ideal as a warm-up to more advanced practic...

A Thousand Names for Joy: Living in Harmony with the Way Things Are

In her first two books, Byron Katie showed how suffering can be ended by questioning the stressful thoughts that create it, through a process of self-inquiry she calls The Work. Now, in A Thousand Names for Joy, she encourages us to discover the freedom that lives on the other side of inquiry.

The Tao of Happiness: Stories from Chuang Tzu for Your Spiritual Journey

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.

The Tao of Daily Life: The Mysteries of the Orient Revealed, The Joys of Inner Harmony Found, The Path to Enlightenment Illuminated

The Tao of Daily Life combines ancient Eastern wisdom with practical application-perfect for busy Western readers! Derek Lin, Taoist master and expert in Eastern philosophy, brings his deep knowledge of this time-honored Chinese spiritual thought system into the twenty-first century.

What Is Tao?

In his later years, Alan Watts, noted author and respected authority on Zen and Eastern thought, turned his attention to Taoism. In this book, he draws on his own study and practice to give readers an overview of the concept of the Tao and guidance for experiencing it themselves.

Nature, Man and Woman

Western thought and culture have coalesced around a series of constructed ideas—that human beings stand separate from a nature that must be controlled; that the mind is somehow superior to the body; that all sexuality entails a seduction—that in some way underlie our exploitation of the earth, ...

Tao: The Watercourse Way

Tao: The Watercourse Way is a 1975 non-fiction book on Taoism and philosophy, and is Alan Watts' last book. It was published posthumously in 1975 with the collaboration of Al Chung-liang Huang, who also contributed a preface and afterword.

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