The Tao: The Living Wisdom Series

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Penguin, Mar 25, 2003 - Philosophy - 240 pages
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The Tao Te Ching is one of the most influential philosophies in the Eastern world. As relevant now as it was 2,300 years ago, the ageless wisdom of the Tao offers profound guidance and shows readers how to seek contentment. In The Tao, Mark Forstater reinterprets and illuminates these mysterious ancient writings to create a blueprint for daily life.  Through its gentle insights and focus on the eternal harmony of life, The Tao can help readers:

• Unite mind, body, and spirit
• Establish a better way of living
• Reverse destructive habits
• Enjoy a long and healthy life

A contemporary look at a timeless practice that has influenced everything from Feng Shui to acupuncture, The Tao is the essential guide to achieving balance and serenity and experiencing personal transformation.


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The Tao Is Everywhere
Confucius Seeks Tao
Pursue the Tao of Nature
Losing Oneself in the Water
Forgetting the Dangers
Perfect Happiness Is Doing Nothing
Understanding Life
Doing Nothing Is the Way of the Way
The Pure Breath of Life
The Incomplete Sage
Heavenly Pursuits
Lessons from the Master
Lifting the Lid
Making Progress

The Eight Delights
Achieving Our Purpose
The Mind of a Real Person
Rejecting Power
Advice from a Border Guard
Without Desires
The Time Is Not Right
Rejecting Power Two
The Great Origin
Losing the Original Condition
Preserving Tao
Voluntary Retirement
The Mirror of the Mind
The Mind of Heaven
Six Types Of People
Qualities of the Sage
The Righteous Butcher
The Voice
Instructions from a Boy
The Magnificent Ten
Before Heaven and Earth
The Great Pervader
Holding Your Own
Great Knowledge and Small Knowledge
The Great Victory
A Small Tragedy
Dry Fish
Knowing Too Much
Deformed Body Intact Mind
The Reformed Sage
A Lesson from Below
Toeless Wisdom
Ugly Body Beautiful Mind
The Beauty Of Ugliness
The Useless Tree
The Ointment
Forget the Words
The Original Technophobe
The Tao of Avoiding Death
Superior Blandness
Confucius Finds Tao
Fasting of the Mind
Different Constitutions
The Tao of Negotiation
Teaching a Tyrant
Correcting Nature
The Real Person
The Hidden Power
Forget Yourself in the Tao
Possessed of Spirit
The Knowledge of the Real Person
Nameless Advice
The Music of Heaven
The Extreme Point of Knowledge
Three in the Morning
Sense or Nonsense?
The Finest Treasure
The Time of the Original Chi
The Lagging Sheep
The Learned
The Education of Lieh Tzu
The Foundation
A Chinese Wake
Burial Plan
Borrowed Time
The Spiritual Fire
The Great Awakening
The Dream
1 The Reluctant Sage
2 The Perplexed Student
3 The Three Dilemmas of Nan Jung Chu
Close the Gates
Maintain Inner Sincerity
Preserve Inner Freedom
Find Real Knowledge
Keep a Calm and Stable Mind

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Mark Forstater is the author of a series of books on spirituality and philosophy published in the U.K. An American producer with over twenty-five years experience in film and television, he currently lives awith his wife Jo Manuel, who is a yoga teacher, and their daughter Cleo.

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