Lao-Tzu's Treatise On The Response Of The Tao

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Considered by many Taoists and non-Taoists alike to be an essential guide to living, Lao-tzu's Treatise on the Response of the Tao was written by the twelfth-century sage Le Ying-chang. Presenting foundational teachings and practices of the Action and Karma school of Taoism, it is replete with folk stories illustrating the teachings and an introductory essay that discusses the more esoteric meaning of the passages. Told with clarity and depth, these seminal Taoist teachings offer guidance on leading a balanced ...
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Overview

Considered by many Taoists and non-Taoists alike to be an essential guide to living, Lao-tzu's Treatise on the Response of the Tao was written by the twelfth-century sage Le Ying-chang. Presenting foundational teachings and practices of the Action and Karma school of Taoism, it is replete with folk stories illustrating the teachings and an introductory essay that discusses the more esoteric meaning of the passages. Told with clarity and depth, these seminal Taoist teachings offer guidance on leading a balanced healthy life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300165173
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 10/18/2010
  • Series: Sacred Literature Trust Series
  • Pages: 150
  • Sales rank: 1,038,737
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Historical Introduction xv
Translator's Introduction xxvii
Dates of the Chinese Dynasties xxxxiv
Lao-Tzu's Treatise on the Response of the Tao
1. Understanding the Principles 3
2. Words of Warning 5
3. The Guardians 9
4. Accumulating Good Works 13
5. Reward for Good Deeds 17
6. Evil Deeds 19
7. Retribution for Evil Deeds 25
8. Instructions on Important Principles 29
9. Repentance 31
10. Actions 33
Folk Tales
The Light of Truth 37
The Pious Scholar's Fortune 41
Charity Rewarded 45
The Power of a Good Person's Name 49
A Bully's Reform 53
The Irresponsible Minister 57
A Visit to Hell 61
Disrespect for Sacred Texts 65
Punishment Apportioned to Crime 69
The North Star Constellation 73
Offence against a Deity 77
The God of the Hearth 81
The Dragon Lord's Wrath 89
Ho-kuan and the Ants 93
The Cruel Hunters 97
Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism 101
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