Cultivating Stillness: A Taoist Manual for Transforming Body and Mind

Cultivating Stillness: A Taoist Manual for Transforming Body and Mind

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Cultivating Stillness: A Taoist Manual for Transforming Body and Mind by Eva Wong

Equanimity, good health, peace of mind, and long life are the goals of the ancient Taoist tradition known as "internal alchemy," of which Cultivating Stillness is a key text. Written between the second and fifth centuries, the book is attributed to T'ai Shang Lao-chun—the legendary figure more widely known as Lao-Tzu, author of the Tao-te Ching . The accompanying commentary, written in the nineteenth century by Shui-ch'ing Tzu, explains the alchemical symbolism of the text and the methods for cultivating internal stillness of body and mind. A principal part of the Taoist canon for many centuries, Cultivating Stillness is still the first book studied by Taoist initiates today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780834823785
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 11/24/1992
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 449,562
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Not much is known about the legendary Lao Tzu, to whom authorship of the Tao Te Ching is popularly attributed. Some scholars believe the author was an elder contemporary of Confucius.

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DaPoets More than 1 year ago
If you want to further your Taoist training, you should read this book a few times. Eva Wong does a great job brining us this book with her instructor at the time Mr. Moy Lin Shin requesting her to translate this piece for English speakers.