Hua Hu Ching: The Later Teachings of Lao Tsu

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Lao Tzu, the legendary author of the Tao Te Ching , is also credited with the authorship of the Hua Hu Ching , which embodies some of his later teachings. During a time of political turmoil in the fourteenth century, all copies of this work were banned and ordered to be burned. Thus, few if any complete and accurate manuscripts exist today. Fortunately, the complete teachings of the Hua Hu Ching have been preserved through the oral transmission of generation after generation of Taoist masters to their disciples. ...
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Overview

Lao Tzu, the legendary author of the Tao Te Ching , is also credited with the authorship of the Hua Hu Ching , which embodies some of his later teachings. During a time of political turmoil in the fourteenth century, all copies of this work were banned and ordered to be burned. Thus, few if any complete and accurate manuscripts exist today. Fortunately, the complete teachings of the Hua Hu Ching have been preserved through the oral transmission of generation after generation of Taoist masters to their disciples. In this book, Master Ni, heir to that orally transmitted wisdom, offers a superlative rendering of this reassured teaching.

This is one of the rarest yet most accessible of the Chinese wisdom texts, and a companion to Tao Te Ching. Most likely written in the middle of the first millennium BCE, it survived through oral transmission. It takes the form of 81 dialogues between the sage Lao Tzu and an unnamed prince of China.

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Library Journal
Many Western spiritual seekers have found entrance into the perplexing and peaceful philosophies of Eastern thought through the rivers of the Tao Te Ching. Now the principles of Taoism may be more fully experienced through an immersion in these dialogs between Lao Tzu and an unnamed Chinese prince. As in the Tao Te ching, Lao Tzu emphasizes the impermanence of all things and the integration of the spirit with the Tao. The collection is marked by graceful translation and lyric prose. Even so, only libraries that want to build an exhaustive world religions collection will want to purchase this book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570620799
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/1995
  • Edition description: 1st Shambhala ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 162
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Hua-Ching Ni, an acknowledged master of all aspects of Taoist arts and philosophy, has lived and taught in the United States since 1976. He is the author of more than forty-five books on Chinese philosophy, traditional healing, the I Ching, meditation, and related subjects.
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