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The Tao of Success: The Five Ancient Rings of Destiny
     

The Tao of Success: The Five Ancient Rings of Destiny

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by Derek Lin
 

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A modern book of destiny and power, using the ancient principles of the Tao Te Ching.

How do we begin to discover and live our destined life? How can we use the ancient, Eastern philosophy to experience more success in our lives?

From Derek Lin, Taoist master and author of The Tao of Daily Life, comes this practical, systematic

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A modern book of destiny and power, using the ancient principles of the Tao Te Ching.

How do we begin to discover and live our destined life? How can we use the ancient, Eastern philosophy to experience more success in our lives?

From Derek Lin, Taoist master and author of The Tao of Daily Life, comes this practical, systematic approach to the ancient and time-honored spiritual learning process. The Tao of Success navigates the five rings of life, which are common patterns of traditional Tao cultivation, conceptualized by the ancient sages: your spirit, your mind, your relationships, your world, and your destiny. Success is achieved by discovering and experiencing these five concentric rings, from the inside out, and not in the future but in the here and now.

Using the same format that made The Tao of Daily Life a breakout Eastern wisdom bestseller, Lin draws on the power of Taoist stories to illustrate important keys, or lessons. He then offers commentary on understanding and applying that story in modern life-all aimed to help readers live out the destiny that lies within themselves.

By integrating the life-altering lessons of this book into their busy lives, readers can begin to cultivate the Tao. In The Tao of Success, Lin returns with his enlightening approach to understanding, centered on story and illumination of ancient Taoist secrets for the modern beginner and the familiar student alike.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for Derek Lin’s books:
 
The Tao of Joy Every Day:
“The book offers up easily digestible wisdom for when you need a quick bit of inspiration. It is a great way to start the day, and it's small size makes it ideal for a nightstand book. It's short but powerful entries are great for settling the mind before bedtime, or on nights when you can't sleep. It's a great addition to any Eastern wisdom book collection.”
—The Buddhist Blog
 
The Tao of Daily Life:
Winner: Best Spirituality/ Alternative Science Book (The Coalition of Visionary Resources)
“This book has given me a large amount of understanding and inspiration in my own life. It is well written so that those of any religion (or lack of) can greatly benefit from its wisdom. I would put this book at the top of the list for anyone wanting to help move past the daily trivialities and frustrations that an inhibit our lives. This is also a perfect companion to applying the Tao Te Ching to the daily life.”
—Saint Monica’s Episcopal Church’s Book Corner
 
“The perfect book for readers who are interested in Taoism and want a little daily inspiration. The Tao of Daily Life combines ancient Eastern wisdom with practical application—perfect for busy Western readers!”
—Taoism
 
“There are some wonderful stories here! A top-drawer collection of Taoist teaching stories and commentaries on this ancient path.”
—Spirituality and Practice, “Best Spiritual Books of 2007”
 
The Tao of Success:
Winner: Best Spirituality Book (The Coalition of Visionary Resources)
 
“This book represents a melding of the best of eastern and western thinking.”
—Bill Tammeus, Faith Matters
 
 “A practical, systematic approach to the ancient and time-honored spiritual learning process. Using the same format that made The Tao of Daily Life a breakout Eastern wisdom bestseller, Lin draws on the power of Taoist stories to illustrate important keys, or lessons.’
—Taoism

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101445921
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/23/2010
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
346 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
Praise for Derek Lin’s books:
 
The Tao of Joy Every Day:
Winner: Best Spirituality/ Alternative Science Book (The Coalition of Visionary Resources)
 
“The book offers up easily digestible wisdom for when you need a quick bit of inspiration. It is a great way to start the day, and it's small size makes it ideal for a nightstand book. It's short but powerful entries are great for settling the mind before bedtime, or on nights when you can't sleep. It's a great addition to any Eastern wisdom book collection.”
—The Buddhist Blog
 
The Tao of Daily Life:
“This book has given me a large amount of understanding and inspiration in my own life. It is well written so that those of any religion (or lack of) can greatly benefit from its wisdom. I would put this book at the top of the list for anyone wanting to help move past the daily trivialities and frustrations that an inhibit our lives. This is also a perfect companion to applying the Tao Te Ching to the daily life.”
—Saint Monica’s Episcopal Church’s Book Corner
 
“The perfect book for readers who are interested in Taoism and want a little daily inspiration. The Tao of Daily Life combines ancient Eastern wisdom with practical application—perfect for busy Western readers!”
—Taoism
 
“There are some wonderful stories here! A top-drawer collection of Taoist teaching stories and commentaries on this ancient path.”
—Spirituality and Practice, “Best Spiritual Books of 2007”
 
The Tao of Success:
Winner: Best Spirituality Book (The Coalition of Visionary Resources)
 
“This book represents a melding of the best of eastern and western thinking.”
—Bill Tammeus, Faith Matters
 
 “A practical, systematic approach to the ancient and time-honored spiritual learning process. Using the same format that made The Tao of Daily Life a breakout Eastern wisdom bestseller, Lin draws on the power of Taoist stories to illustrate important keys, or lessons.’
—Taoism

Meet the Author

Derek Lin has become one of the best-selling Taoist teachers and writers in America today. He was born in Taiwan and grew up with native fluency in both Chinese and English. This background lets him convey Eastern teachings to Western readers in a way that is clear, simple, and authentic. His other books, including The Tao of SuccessThe Tao of Joy Every Day, and his own translation of the Tao Te Ching, have become category bestsellers. Lin offers a weekly lecture on the Tao that anyone can attend over the internet. Currently, he is the only notable author of the Tao to provide this level of access to the public.

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Tao of Success: The Five Ancient Rings of Destiny 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What can I say about Derek Lin that isn't already know or attributed to him. He is a Taoist in faith and practice but he is also a mentor to thousands of others who are on the path and seek guidance on The Way. I haven't read one book of Mr. Lin's that I haven't liked, immensely. Being American usually opens many doors and access to many things in life. However, being American is usually a hindrance when trying to learn the ways if the east. We all have our own reason and way of coming to Taoism. For me it seems so right and so natural. But, finding guidance, mentoring, or information in english is a challenge indeed. And just as their are so many denominations in the Christian faith with so many translations of the Bible that it is hard to find truth in that environment. The same exists in most other religions and philosophies. Each containing many translations which lead to many more interpretations, which invariably lead to even more conflicts. I say all that to say this: Derek Lin cuts through the mess and gives you the meat of Taoism. Mr. Lin may not appreciate that analogy, being vegetarian but basically we are all looking for a mentor we can trust. Derek Lin is that person. His integrity in both his translations and in books like this one that teaches you principles which are the foundation of Taoism are impeccable. I whole heartedly recommend this book for the lessons it teaches and any other book that Derek Lin has published.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago