My Tao Te Ching: A Workbook for Interpreting the Teachings and Poems in Tao Te Ching

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iUniverse, Mar 8, 2010 - Religion - 92 pages
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Tao Te Ching is the cornerstone of the Philosophical Taoism, and is one of the defining books to both, the Chinese Buddhism and Religious Taoism. This workbook contains all the teachings and poems in this classic without the numbers that were added only after the creation of the original Tao Te Ching by scholars, and as it encourages the readers to write their interpretations of the teachings, the books creates a deep contemplative atmosphere for readers, and gives writing tips to enforce the creative process when filling the spaces for interpretations. This is a book for all those who seek deeper understanding on the nature of Tao, in the spirit of the universal human a part of the demystified series.

The Tao that can be trodden is not the enduring and unchanging Tao. The name that can be named is not the enduring and unchanging name. (Conceived of as) having no name, it is the Originator of heaven and earth; (conceived of as) having a name, it is the Mother of all things. Always without desire we must be found, if its deep mystery we would sound; but if desire always within us be, its outer fringe is all that we shall see. Under these two aspects, it is really the same; but as development takes place, it receives the different names. Together we call them the Mystery. Where the Mystery is the deepest is the gate of all that is subtle and wonderful.


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Henry M. Piironen is a contemporary philosopher, who considers all the values, teachings and truths of religions to be universal. His artful choice of words echo the profoundness of the teachings of the ancient wisdom traditions to the contemporary ears with a challenge, while restating the original purpose of religions: Religious scriptures present spiritual paths of choices and consequences. The realizations in them are to enable the individual to rise into heightened awareness through consciousness yet in a carnal body. Hes the author of The Art of Perception: An Introduction to Information Reality, The Holy Life of Christianity: Over Five Hundred Teachings of the Holy Life in the New Testament Demystified, The Holy Life of Christianity: A Workbook for Demystifying the Christian Ethics of the Holy Life in the New Testament, Path of the Eternal Truth: The Practical Science and Contemporary Philosophy of What Buddha Himself Taught of the Path of the Enlightened in Dhammapada, Enlightened Life of Buddhism: A Workbook for Interpreting the 423 Teachings of Enlightenment in Dhammapada, The Transcendental Awareness of Buddha: A Workbook for Interpreting the Teachings in Lankavatara Sutra and Diamond Sutra, The Divine Krishna: A Workbook for Interpreting the Teachings in the Bhagavad Gita, The Undivided Wisdom of Confucius: A Workbook for Interpreting the Teachings in the Analects of Confucius, My Tao Te Ching: A Workbook for Interpreting the Teachings and Poems in Tao Te Ching, Divinity: A Portrait of Human Spirituality, and Zen and the Reality of Consciousness. Henry M. Piironen has also published numerous essays concerning the representational sense of reality, and the cultural continuums of mankind as a Platinum Level Expert Author at for free.

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