The Complete Idiot's Guide to Taoism

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Taoism

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by Brandon Toropov, Chadwick Hansen
     
 

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You're no idiot, of courser. You know Taoism is one of the world's oldest religions, based on simplicity and balance. However, you may not know it has important parallels with modern Western faith; health, ecology, even in pop culture icons as Luke Skywalker and The Beatles.

But you don't have to sit at the feet of a Taoist master to learn how the Taoist

Overview

You're no idiot, of courser. You know Taoism is one of the world's oldest religions, based on simplicity and balance. However, you may not know it has important parallels with modern Western faith; health, ecology, even in pop culture icons as Luke Skywalker and The Beatles.

But you don't have to sit at the feet of a Taoist master to learn how the Taoist tradition has enlightened seekers throughout the centuries! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Taoism' will show you exactly why Taoist principles appeal to people from every walk of life! in this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get:
-The history of the Daode Jing, the world's shortest core religious text, and Laozi, it's mysterious author.
-The teachings of Zhuangzi, the often-overlooked master sage of Taoism.
-An explanation of ying-yang and what it represents.
-Taoism's relationship to Zen Buddhism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440695735
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Series:
COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE
Sold by:
DK
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,047,697
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Brandon Toropov is a Boston-based writer who has written a variety of non-fiction titles including The I Ching for Beginners and The Art and Skill of Dealing With People. He has appeared on more than 100 local and national broadcast programs. He is the author of several Complete Idiot's Guides on religious topics.

Chad Hansen is a professor of philosophy at the University of Hong Kong. He is the author of Language and Logic in Ancient China and A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought. He is in the process of completing a translation of the Daode Jing.

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Complete Idiot's Guide to Taoism 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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VNV More than 1 year ago
pretty mundane and dry