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The Spirit of Tao

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Taoist teachings have arisen in many forms: abstract aphorisms, philosophical discussions, legends, fables—even jokes. All are represented here, culled from the most popular Taoist classics: the Tao-te Ching, Chuang-tzu, Huai-nan-tzu, and Wen-tzu, stories from the "Tales of Inner Meaning," and teachings of the Taoist patriarch Ancestor Lu. The spirit of the Tao manifests in myriad images, brought to life in this superb translation—from the ever-keen blade of a Taoist butcher to the mechanical miracles of inventor...
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Overview

Taoist teachings have arisen in many forms: abstract aphorisms, philosophical discussions, legends, fables—even jokes. All are represented here, culled from the most popular Taoist classics: the Tao-te Ching, Chuang-tzu, Huai-nan-tzu, and Wen-tzu, stories from the "Tales of Inner Meaning," and teachings of the Taoist patriarch Ancestor Lu. The spirit of the Tao manifests in myriad images, brought to life in this superb translation—from the ever-keen blade of a Taoist butcher to the mechanical miracles of inventor Ken Shiwa, from little boys baiting the great Confucius to mountain hermits disappearing in the mist, from the six robber organs that obscure the primordial to the ineffable mystery of mysteries.

Presented here are superb translations from the most beloved classics of Taoism, including the bestselling Tao-te Ching and Wen-tzu. Also translated are wonderful Taoist fables and stories from the "Tales of Inner Meaning, " and a selection of short teachings from Ancestor Lu, one of the greatest figures of early Taoism. Two-color interior.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570623707
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Series: Shambhala Pocket Classics Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 965,675
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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