Lao-Tzu's Treatise on the Response of the Tao: A Contemporary Translation of the Most Popular Book Taoist Book in China

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Rowman Altamira, 1994 - Religion - 102 pages
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Taoists and non-Taoists alike consider Lao-Tzu's Treatise on the Response of the Tao, written by the twelfth-century sage Li Ying-Chang, an essential guide to living. Presenting foundational teaching and practices of the Action and Karma school of Taoism, it is replete with stories illustrating the teachings and an introductory essay that discusses the more esoteric meanings of the passages. Told with clarity and depth, these seminal Taoist teachings offer guidance on leading a balanced, healthy life. Sponsored by the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism
 

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Contents

Understanding the Principles
3
Words of Warning
5
The Guardians
9
Accumulating Good Works
13
Reward for Good Deeds
17
Evil Deeds
19
Retribution for Evil Deeds
27
Instructions on Important Principles
29
Persons Name
49
A Bullys Reform
53
The Irresponsible Minister
57
A Visit to Hell
61
Disrespect for Sacred Texts
65
to Crime
69
The North Star Constellation
73
Offence Against a Deity
77

Repentance
31
Actions
33
FOLK TALES
35
The Light of Truth
37
The Pious Scholars Fortune
41
Charity Rewarded
45
The God of the Hearth
81
The Dragon Lords Wrath
89
Hokuan and the Ants
93
The Cruel Hunters
97
of Taoism
101
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Li Ying-chang was founder of the Action and Karma school of Taoism. Dr. Eva Wong is a full initiate of the Hsin T'ien Wu-ch'i sect of Taoism and Director of Studies for the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism (International)

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