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Carry Tiger to Mountain: The Tao te Ching for Activists

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"Stephen Legault's marvelous ability to connect the experiences of the present leaders of social causes with the wisdom of the ancients shows us all that there is a passage through the often-seeming[ly] insurmountable obstacles of the present, a way that enables all who care to be successful in their personal and professional lives."—Brock Evans

This fascinating and useful book is a modern-day interpretation of Lao Tzu’s Tao te Ching for social activists and leaders within various activist movements in western ...

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Carry Tiger to Mountain: The Tao te Ching for Activists

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Overview

"Stephen Legault's marvelous ability to connect the experiences of the present leaders of social causes with the wisdom of the ancients shows us all that there is a passage through the often-seeming[ly] insurmountable obstacles of the present, a way that enables all who care to be successful in their personal and professional lives."—Brock Evans

This fascinating and useful book is a modern-day interpretation of Lao Tzu’s Tao te Ching for social activists and leaders within various activist movements in western civil society. It’s a thoughtful examination of how the Tao, and Taoist thought, might be applied to the challenges, conflicts, and obstacles that activists and concerned citizens face as they fight contemporary battles regarding such issues as poverty, workers’ rights, environmentalism, freedom of expression, gender and sexual equality, and social justice. The book also includes a verse-by-verse interpretation of the Tao te Ching’s 81 “chapters”; the Tao te Ching is one of the most important historical works of Chinese philosophy, and is the basis of Taoism (or Daoism).

Carry Tiger to Mountain is a timely book about the role of spirituality in activism in the twenty-first century, and how we—not only activists per se, but those for whom issues of social and political justice are important—can forge new paths in their daily struggles to make the world a better place, and at the same time restore personal balance to their lives.

Includes an introduction by Dr. Jim Butler, a political activist for the past 30 years who is also a Buddhist monk.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551522005
  • Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Pages: 225
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Legault has been a social and political activist for almost twenty years. He has founded or co-founded four conservation organizations, including a Canadian conservation group and has worked with various groups and associations across North America. Currently he is helping ethically driven businesses create consumer activists around the issues of climate change, wilderness, waste and fair trade.

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Table of Contents

1 Grasp bird's tail : an introduction to the Tao of activism and leadership 15
2 The Tao Te Ching for activists 35
3 Carry tiger to mountain : the three treasures : restraint, compassion, love 103
4 Retreat to ride tiger : action without action 127
5 Appear to close entrance : the Tao of strategy 147
6 Step up to seven stars : flowing through conflict and crisis 163
7 White stork cools wings : hot Taoist tips for fundraising 181
8 Sweep the lotus flower : leadership : stepping aside, trusting, acting with conviction 201
9 Creeping low like a snake : working with others with humility 225
10 Wave hands like clouds : moving through challenge and change 249
11 Step back to ward off monkey : balancing leadership, activism, and a healthy life 271
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