Lao Tzu was the father of Taoism. In his "Tao Te Ching," Lao Tzu outlined the basic concept of Tao. Chuang Tzu and Lieh Tzu were Lao Tzu's most important followers who expounded and expanded the basic principles set forth by Lao Tzu. Together, the sayings of these three sages, which make up this volume, are the foundations for the philosophy of Tao. The translations of the works of these ancient Chinese sages by Lionel Giles and Herbert Giles are very highly regarded and considered by many to be the definitive English translations. Lionel's translation of "The Sayings of Lao Tzu" (1905), taken from the "Tao Te Ching" and logically re-ordered, is remarkable for its clarity of expression, particularly given the complexity of the subject. Herbert's translation of "The Sayings of Chuang Tzu," presented here, with an introduction by Lionel, was originally published as "Musings of a Chinese Mystic" (1906). Lionel's translation of "The Sayings of Lieh Tzu" was originally published as "The Book of Lieh Tzu, or Teachings in Taoism" (1912). Individually the works of these Chinese sages are classics. Together, they are a master resource of the history of Tao.
Special Collector's Edition with an Introduction by the Dalai Lama
Author: Lao Tzu
Publisher: Nmd Books
The Tao Te Ching has long been considered to be one of the most important philosophical texts ever written, providing a guide to living and great insight into the wisdom of the ages. In eighty-one brief chapters, Lao-Tzu's 'Tao Te Ching, ' or 'Book of the Way, ' provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, a serene and generous spirit, and teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao-the basic principle of the universe. This translation of the work of Lao Tzu is represented beautifully in this special collector's edition and is highly regarded and considered by many to be the definitive English translation noted for its clarity of expression and for maintaining the integrity of the original text. These eighty-one verses of the Tao Te Ching resound with the elegant, simple yet powerful all-penetrating ideas that have made this ancient work a cornerstone of the world's wisdom literature. This Special Collector's Edition of the Tao Te Ching includes an Introduction by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on his message of truth, compassion and peace. REVIEWS: "One of the most important and profound texts of world literature." - Publisher's Weekly "This Special Collector's Edition is a revelation in its own right. For those seeking a better understanding of themselves, this translation delivers a wealth of wisdom and insights. " - Des Moines Register "It is rare that so few words can contain so much power." - Dr. Wayne Dyer
The Divine Way to Heal You, Humanity, Mother Earth, and All Universes
Author: Zhi Gang Sha
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
In 2006, Dr. Sha published his first major book on soul healing, in which he revealed this one sentence secret: Heal the soul first; then healing of the mind and body will follow. In 2009, the Divine further guided Dr. Sha to create the Divine Soul Mind Body Healing and Transmission System. In this remarkable and uplifting guide, Dr. Sha reveals practical techniques to heal you, your loved ones, pets, relationships, finances, organizations, Mother Earth, and humanity. In addition, Dr. Sha shares deep secrets of traditional Chinese medicine and ancient philosophies and offers step-by-step exercises and easy tips for healing and rejuvenation. This divine soul healing system will teach you how to: · Remove soul, mind, and body blockages. · Receive Divine Soul Mind Body Transplants. · Invoke and practice with Divine Soul Mind Body Transplants. This Special Edition includes a new 5-hour Soul Power Video Series that consists of thirteen illuminating episodes on 3 DVDs. The first DVD explains the importance of clearing soul, mind, and body blockages for self-healing. The second DVD explains Five Elements, a key teaching of traditional Chinese medicine, and how to heal each element of the body. The third DVD shows how the Divine Soul Mind Body Healing and Transmission System and other soul healing toolscan be used for universal healing. Each viewercan also receive additional Divine Soul MindBody Transplants as divine gifts. This book offers you the most powerful soul healing available at this time; it is truly a breakthrough divine gift and treasure for humanity.
Enhanced by Stephen Mitchell’s illuminating commentary, the next volume of the classic manual on the art of living The most widely translated book in world literature after the Bible, Lao-tzu’s Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, is the classic manual on the art of living. Following the phenomenal success of his own version of the Tao Te Ching, renowned scholar and translator Stephen Mitchell has composed the innovative The Second Book of the Tao. Drawn from the work of Lao-tzu’s disciple Chuang-tzu and Confucius’s grandson Tzussu, The Second Book of the Tao offers Western readers a path into reality that has nothing to do with Taoism or Buddhism or old or new alone, but everything to do with truth. Mitchell has selected the freshest, clearest teachings from these two great students of the Tao and adapted them into versions that reveal the poetry, depth, and humor of the original texts with a thrilling new power. Alongside each adaptation, Mitchell includes his own commentary, at once explicating and complementing the text. This book is a twenty-first-century form of ancient wisdom, bringing a new, homemade sequel to the Tao Te Ching into the modern world. Mitchell’s renditions are radiantly lucid; they dig out the vision that’s hiding beneath the words; they grab the text by the scruff of the neck—by its heart, really—and let its essential meanings fall out. The book introduces us to a cast of vivid characters, most of them humble artisans or servants, who show us what it means to be in harmony with the way things are. Its wisdom provides a psychological and moral acuity as deep as the Tao Te Ching itself. The Second Book of the Tao is a gift to contemporary readers, granting us access to our own fundamental wisdom. Mitchell’s meditations and risky reimagining of the original texts are brilliant and liberating, not least because they keep catching us off-guard, opening up the heavens where before we saw a roof. He makes the ancient teachings at once modern, relevant, and timeless. Listen to a special podcast with Stephen Mitchell:
The Tao of Perfect Happiness : Selections Annotated & Explained
Author: Livia Kohn
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
A fresh, modern translation of key selections from this timeless text opens up classic Taoist beliefs and practices with insightful commentary that highlights how you can live a more balanced, authentic and joyful life by following Taoist principles.
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The New Translation from Tao Te Ching: the Definitive Edition
Author: Lao Tzu
A new presentation of the classic spiritual work places its eighty-one verses in an accessible format for both casual and serious students, in a new translation that seeks to illuminate the timeless relevance of its message. Original.
The Tao Te Ching is revered as one of the most powerful cannons of wisdom about leadership and governing, used by teachers, monks, chiefs, generals, and emperors for centuries. The Way with Children, by author M. Shayne Gallagher, offers a “transduction” of the Tao Te Ching into a version useful to those who work with young people as a leader. Any teacher, school administrator, program staff member, coach, mentor, and especially parent, can benefit by gaining an understanding of the principles illuminated by the Tao Te Ching, especially one translated into a version just for them. Written with special care to instruct the instructor, The Way with Children contains a series of passages and poems. It’s a tool designed to help one ponder and re-center to benefit relationships through a discovery of ancient truths. As a student of the Tao Te Ching for more than thirty years and as one who has worked with troubled teenagers in behavioral health programs for nearly as long, the principles have helped Gallagher understand how to work with at-risk youth. He shares those ideas in The Way with Children.