Awakening to the Tao

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Shambhala, 1988 - Taoism. - 105 pages
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The Tao is the Way, the Way behind all ways, the principle underlying all principles, the fact underlying all facts. Taoism, in its broadest sense, is the search for truth and reality. In a narrower sense, it is the original knowledge tradition of China, yet Taoism has already in the last couple of centuries extended its influence to many different fields of endeavor in the West. In English today we have books on Taoism and investment, Taoism and health, Taoism and sex, Taoism and war, Taoism, and science, Taoism and art, Taoism and life. This book, "Awakening to the Tao," is none of these but includes something of all of them, and more--over one hundred methods of attaining reality as a fully conscious human being. According to the masters of ancient times, when you awaken to that unique Way at the crossroads of all ways, you then hold the key to all ways, and can succeed in any of the ways you choose to practice.

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User Review  - Mike O'pecko - Goodreads

Difficult, but more helpful then theTao Te Ching. Later sections were more comprehensible, Lamentations were strange Read full review

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User Review  - Deni - Goodreads

Learn to be a better person with this book. Lots of good points that I can use in life. What can I say... love this book! Read full review

Contents

The Height of Heaven the Thickness of Earth
3
Dung Beetles
9
The Heart of the Pine the Joints of Bamboo
15
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About the author (1988)

Thomas Cleary is the translator of "Opening the Dragon Gate" by Chen Kaiguo and Zhen Shunchao and "The Story of Chinese Zen" by Nan Huai-Chin, as well as "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu, "The Book of Five Rings" by Miyamoto Musashi, "The Japanese Art of War," and dozens of other titles on martial philosophy, Buddhism, Taoism, religion, and philosophy. He was born in 1949 and lives in Oakland, CA.

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