Tao Te Ching

A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin,Jerome P. Seaton

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590307445

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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Chinese classic by well known best selling author.

Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching

A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834824639

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 9009

No other English translation of this greatest of the Chinese classics can match Ursula Le Guin's striking new version. Le Guin, best known for thought-provoking science fiction novels that have helped to transform the genre, has studied the Tao Te Ching for more than forty years. She has consulted the literal translations and worked with Chinese scholars to develop a version that lets the ancient text speak in a fresh way to modern people, while remaining faithful to the poetic beauty of the work. Avoiding scholarly interpretations and esoteric Taoist insights, she has revealed the Tao Te Ching 's immediate relevance and power, its depth and refreshing humor, in a way that shows better than ever before why it has been so much loved for more than 2,500 years. Included are Le Guin's own personal commentary and notes on the text. This new version is sure to be welcomed by the many readers of the Tao Te Ching as well as those coming to the text for the first time.

The Way and Its Power

A Study of the Tao Tê Ching and Its Place in Chinese Thought

Author: The Arthur Waley Estate,Arthur Waley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136577211

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 264

View: 7598

First published in 1934. Unlike previous translations, this translation of Lao Tzu's Tao Tê Ching is based not on the medieval commentaries but on a close study of the whole of early Chinese literature.

The Classic of the Way and Virtue

A New Translation of the Tao-te Ching of Laozi as Interpreted by Wang Bi

Author: Laozi,Richard John Lynn

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231105804

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 4324

A new translation of the Tao-te Ching of Laozi as interpreted by Wang Bi--whose commentaries following each statement flesh out the text so that it speaks to the modern Western reader as it has to Asians for centuries.

Tao Te Ching

Classic of the Way's Virtues

Author: Lao Tzu

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781532730238


Page: 138

View: 6330

Updated translation of the most ancient text in Taoism. This text is the foundation for Taoism and lends powerful wisdom to the student of Tao. Written by Lao Tzu in the 6th Century B.C. the Tao, or the "Way" focuses on harmony and balance with one's existence and surroundings. The Tao Te Ching has been an inspiring piece of work for many artists and philosophers throughout history. The Tao Te Ching also influenced other forms of Eastern Philosophy including Confucianism, and Chinese Buddhism and stands as one of the oldest religious and spiritual texts in the world.

The Way And Its Power; A Study Of The Tao Tê Ching

Author: Laozi

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1786257904

Category: History

Page: 237

View: 2682

First published in 1934, this translation of Lao Tzu's Tao Tê Ching—unlike previous translations—is based not on the medieval commentaries, but on a close study of the whole of early Chinese literature. The Tao Tê Ching, along with the Zhuangzi, is a fundamental text for both philosophical and religious Taoism, and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism, Confucianism, and Chinese Buddhism. Many Chinese artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and even gardeners, have used the Tao Tê Ching as a source of inspiration. Its influence has also spread widely outside East Asia, and is among the most translated works in world literature.


Reflections on the Great Barrier Reef

Author: Rosaleen Love

Publisher: Joseph Henry Press

ISBN: 0309072603

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 6024

Located off Australia's eastern coast, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the wonders of the natural world. The diversity of life is simply incredible. It is also the ideal environment for coral, making it a diver's paradise. Indeed, some 200 million tourists visit the reef each year. Looking beyond the sheer beauty of this place, we learn, too, that it is a region rich in history, the setting for fateful shipwrecks and exotic Aboriginal myths. Australian writer Rosaleen Love explores the reef from all these angles, allowing us to see this stunning geography anew. Part travelogue, part eco-history, Reefscape represents multiple views of the reef - through the eyes of mariners, pearl divers, naturalists, filmmakers, pirates, industrialists, and tourists alike- painting a fascinating portrait of a unique locale. Told in a reflectively poetic voice, Love writes evocatively of the ecological, and geological significance of the reef. Woven throughout is the intriguing history of the area. This twofold approach provides a rich perspective on the reef an ecosystem as well as a natural resource for its inhabitants. By recounting both tales, Reefscape provides a window on the past and foreshadows the future of this extraordinary environment. Reefscape will illuminate the meaning of the human encounter with nature. It will inspire delight in the imagination and spirit of all who yearn for the transcendence of turquoise waters.

The Tao Te Ching, Eighty-one Maxims from the Father of Taoism

Author: Colin Bradshaw-Jones,Laozi,Lao Tzu

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1847282083

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 3207

'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.' So begins one of the most important spiritual books on the planet. The Tao Te Ching, the second most translated book in the world, was written by the father of Taoism, Lao Tzu. It contains a series of maxims, sayings, or truths, which are best absorbed slowly, over a period of time. Anyone with an interest in personal or spiritual growth should own a copy of this book. Its worth is immense.

The Tao of Gardening

A Collection of Inspirations Based on Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching

Author: Pamela K. Metz

Publisher: Green Dragon Books

ISBN: 089334740X

Category: Gardening

Page: 184

View: 8643

Most books on gardening are read for information. Those books provide important details on the "do’s" and "don’ts" of growing things. This book, The Tao of Gardening, is to be read for inspiration. Using English translations of the classic Tao Te Ching by the Chinese sage, Lao Tzu, the author has adapted the words and concepts to the universal human activities of gardening. Rod MacIver, in Heron Dance, writes "The Tao Te Ching is a poem, a book, set of guideposts, leading to a way of being that is simple, and that is harmonious. It celebrates the workings of nature and of the universe, the cycles of life, the cycles of water. Taoism grew out of pre-dynastic China, a time when people lived close to the land. It is a philosophy more than a religion - rather than attempting to define the Great Mystery, it espouses humble acceptance, gentleness and non-interference. The Tao is about a harmony that can be more often sensed than described or understood." The Tao of Gardening then, is a way of gardening that is a journey and a way of living. It recognizes the inner and outer spiritual dimensions of the many parts that make up the whole of gardening.

The Way of Life

A New Translation of the Tao Tê Ching

Author: Laozi,Raymond Bernard Blakney

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9780451527943

Category: Philosophy

Page: 134

View: 8242

Tao Te Ching, here translated under the title The Way of Life, is ancient China's great contribution to the literature of philosophy, religion, and mysticism.Tao Te Ching contains the time-honored teachings of Taosim and brings a message of living simply, finding contentment with a minimun of comfort, and prizing culture above all else.This is the classic translation of the eighty-one poems constituting an Eastern classic, the mystical and moral teachings of which have profoundly influenced the sacred scriptures of many religions.

Vital Signs

Psychological Responses to Ecological Crisis

Author: Mary-Jayne Rust,Nick Totton

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1780499841

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 982

'"Vital signs" are, of course, the basic physiological measures of functioning which health practitioners use to assess the gravity of a patient's predicament. This anthology focuses not so much on our physical predicament, with so many of the Earth's systems severely stressed and beginning to fail - there are plenty of other places to read about this Instead we focus on our psychological predicament, as news of the situation slowly penetrates our defences and we struggle as individuals and as a society to find an adequate response. By "vital signs" we also mean signs that such a response is beginning to take shape: signs of hope, signs of healing.We feel that ecopsychology in Britain has a distinctive voice and unique contributions to make. In doing so, we hope to facilitate debate and dialogue within the field, in the hope that this will lead eventually to more developed theory and practice. Things are still at quite an early stage in the construction of ecopsychology as a discipline, and the articulation of relationships of compatibility or incompatibility between various approaches. It will take time for the field to reach maturity, to agree on terminology (or agree to use different terminologies), and to develop organisational forms. This is a familiar process for any new way of looking at things.At the same time as recognising this slow maturation, we are of course equally aware of the extraordinary urgency of the external situation which it is one of the missions of ecopsychologists to address. While there would in theory still be an important role for ecopsychology if we were not facing environmental meltdown - exploring the complex relationships between human and other-than-human, and the therapeutic value of bringing the two together - in practice ecopsychology has been completely shaped by a sense of catastrophic loss, of the irreversible destruction of complexity and the impending threat to the systems which sustain life on this planet.From this point of view, ecopsychology is part of a much larger movement seeking to develop awareness of climate change together with all the other developing ecological crises (pollution, over-consumption of resources, destruction of habitats, etc). What distinguishes ecopsychology from many of the other players in this larger movement, however - apart from the psychological focus itself - is a very widespread perception of human beings as just one element in the global ecosystem; and an agreement, both ethical and practical, that humanity cannot save itself by throwing other species out of the sledge. The ecosystem stands or falls as a whole, human, other-than-human, and more-than-human; and a failure to recognise this is itself a symptom of our culture's dissociation from its place in the larger whole, which is one of the causal factors leading to our current situation.Among people who have been working in this area for some time, there is a growing question: what if we fail? What if our society does not manage a transition to a carbon-free economy - and all of the other transformations of culture and practice which are required alongside this? In all probability time is getting extremely short; considerable damage to global ecosystems is already certain, and runaway "tipping point" effects are predicted by many scientists.Although awareness of this crisis is far greater than it was a decade ago, there is still little sign of a serious shift in public attitudes. Indeed in the UK, and elsewhere, ecological concerns have been eclipsed by the recent economic crisis with seemingly little recognition that of course ecological, social and economic crisis are completely interwoven. While the future can never be predicted with certainty, there is not much concrete basis for optimism. What then?'- From the Introduction

Ändere deine Gedanken - und dein Leben ändert sich

Die lebendige Weisheit des Tao

Author: Wayne W. Dyer

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641212103

Category: Self-Help

Page: 512

View: 5622

Laotses Tao Te King gilt als der spirituelle Klassiker schlechthin. Ausgehend von Laotses 81 Weisheitssprüchen beschreibt Amerikas populärster Lebenshilfe-Lehrer, wie wir die ewige Weisheit des Tao in unsere Gegenwart übertragen und im Alltag anwenden. Die Texte lesen sich leicht und offenbaren Rat und Beistand für sämtliche Lebenslagen – alle mit dem einen Grundgedanken, den Menschen in harmonischen Einklang mit sich und seiner Umwelt zu bringen.

Dao de Jing

Author: Laozi,Burton Watson,Stephen Addiss,Stanley Lombardo

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872202320

Category: Religion

Page: 106

View: 6306

Tao Te Ching, also commonly known as Lao Tzu, is one of the most important Chinese classics and has had great influence on Chinese thought. It is regarded as the bible of Taoism and is by far the most frequently translated Chinese classic, with over thirty translations into English alone.

Beginne, wo du bist

Eine Anleitung zum mitfühlenden Leben

Author: Pema Chödrön

Publisher: Aurum Verlag

ISBN: 3899018877

Category: Philosophy

Page: 212

View: 2595

Der Grund, warum wir unser Herz so oft verschließen, liegt darin, dass wir nicht wirklich offen für uns selbst sind. Große Teile von uns selbst sind uns so unwillkommen, dass wir jedes Mal davonlaufen, wenn sie auftauchen. Und so schaffen wir es nie, wirklich voll und ganz anwesend zu sein. Dich nur wenn wir bereit sind, voll und ganz zu uns selbst zu stehen und uns selbst niemals im Stich lassen, sind wir in der Lage, auch anderen Menschen beizustehen und ihnen unsere Hilfe mit einem offenen Herzen anzubieten.

Living the Wisdom of the Tao

The Complete Tao Te Ching and Affirmations (Easyread Large Edition)

Author: Dr Wayne W Dyer

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458717453


Page: 194

View: 1886

This text offers an opportunity to internalize and directly experience the great wisdom of the "Tao Te Ching," a collection of verses authored by the Chinese prophet Lao-tzu. Although just 81 short verses, the Tao encourages readers to change their lives by literally changing the way they think.

Building In Research and Evaluation

Human Inquiry for Living Systems

Author: Yoland Wadsworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315432552

Category: Psychology

Page: 360

View: 8674

Yoland Wadsworth’s ground-breaking proposition is that the act of inquiry is the way by which every living organism and all collective human life goes about continuously learning, improving and changing. Building in Research and Evaluation explores this new approach, a basic theory of human understanding and action. By deepening our understanding about the cyclical processes of acting, observing, questioning, feeling, reflecting, thinking, planning and acting again, Wadsworth identifies how new life might be brought to what we do, both professionally, and personally. Far from being dry academic theory, she shows how this practice-derived evaluative inquiry process can drive progress toward social justice and human betterment. This book will open new vistas of thought and new methods of inquiry for the reflective practitioner in health, human services, education, social sciences. It is the theoretical capstone of a trilogy of best-selling books by Wadsworth, which also includes Everyday Evaluation on the Run and Do-it-Yourself Social Research.