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.
Written around 500 BC, the Tao Teh Ching is one of the most frequently translated and most cherished works in the world. The Complete Works of Lao Tzu by Master Ni is a remarkable elucidation of the famed Tao Teh Ching. It is the only known written record of Lao Tzu's orally transmitted teaching, the Hua Hu Ching. As the only book of Lao Tzu written by a Taoist Master in the English language, it is little wonder it is one of our most popular books.
Learn to find the happiness that is natural to you, and enjoy better relationships, better health, more success and a longer life. The peculiar thing about us humans is, we spend a lot of time working to find people and things that will make us happy. In fact, we seem to spend the majority of our time doing this. However, there is no guarantee that any of this effort will work. There are lots of people who have hordes of people around them, and who have lots of things, but have been unable to make themselves happy. The truth is, happiness can be had with little effort. Have you ever been happy for no reason at all? Of course you have. Without anything changing in life, happiness just appears. We see it in young children all the time. In fact, we expect to see it in children. If you happen to ask a smiling child why he or she is so happy, at best the answer may be, “Because.” For an adult this may be an unsatisfying answer, but for the child it is the truth -- happiness exists “just because.” As we age we seem to lose touch with happiness-for-no-reason-at-all. We see a world where everyone is striving for stuff, striving for popularity, striving, striving, striving. The natural fount of happiness we once enjoyed disappears as we join them. However, that happiness is not gone. All that happened is we lost our connection to it. This book is about recovering that connection. We all grow up believing that if we work hard, and if we are good people, we will enjoy good relationships with others, good health, success and a long life. Obviously this is not true. There are a lot of rich old people who are not happy. What we have, what we do, and the other circumstances of our lives do not provide authentic happiness. Instead, happiness comes from inside of us, and all by itself enables us to have secure relationships, good health, more success and longer lives. So, what is the secret of being happy? Being happy is a little like flipping a switch. When it’s on you are happy and when it’s off you are not. It’s so easy. How else can you explain being happy for no reason. What you need to do is learn to turn it on, and keep it turned on. This book discusses seven practices that help you do that. There is a lot of wisdom available about how to be happy. Most of it is thousands of years old, but some is quite new. The seven practices we will look at incorporate this wisdom to help you learn how to turn on happiness in your life. This kind of happiness does not require changing anything in your life. All you have to do is learn to turn it on.
For the first time, The Collected Works of C. G. Jung is now available in a complete digital edition that is full-text searchable. The Complete Digital Edition includes Vols. 1–18 and Vol. 19, the General Bibliography of C. G. Jung's Writings. (Vol. 20, the General Index to the Collected Works, is not included.) Volumes 1–18 of The Collected Works are available for individual purchase and are also full-text searchable at http://press.princeton.edu/catalogs/series/bscwj.html [The Collected Works of C.G. Jung]. The Collected Works of C. G. Jung forms one of the basic texts of twentieth-century thought: at once foundational for depth psychology and pivotal for intellectual, cultural, and religious history. The writings presented here, spanning five decades, embody Jung's attempt to establish an interdisciplinary science of analytical psychology, and apply its insights to the fields of psychiatry, criminology, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, personality psychology, anthropology, physics, biology, education, the arts and literature, the history of the mind and its symbols, comparative religion, alchemy, and contemporary culture and politics, among others: each in turn has been decisively marked by his thought. Of timely and ongoing relevance to the understanding of these fields, Jung's writings are at the same time essential reading for any understanding of the making of the modern mind.
Only by inhabiting Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is Daoist philosophy's central tenet, espoused by the person—or group of people—known as Zhuangzi (369?-286? B.C.E.) in a text by the same name. To be free, individuals must discard rigid distinctions between good and bad, right and wrong, and follow a course of action not motivated by gain or striving. When one ceases to judge events as good or bad, man-made suffering disappears and natural suffering is embraced as part of life. Zhuangzi elucidates this mystical philosophy through humor, parable, and anecdote, deploying non sequitur and even nonsense to illuminate a truth beyond the boundaries of ordinary logic. Boldly imaginative and inventively worded, the Zhuangzi floats free of its historical period and society, addressing the spiritual nourishment of all people across time. One of the most justly celebrated texts of the Chinese tradition, the Zhuangzi is read by thousands of English-language scholars each year, yet only in the Wade-Giles romanization. Burton Watson's pinyin romanization brings the text in line with how Chinese scholars, and an increasing number of other scholars, read it.
A New Translation of the Tao-te Ching of Laozi as Interpreted by Wang Bi
Publisher: Columbia University Press
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.
The Complete Teachings from the Oral Tradition of Lao-Tzu
Author: John A. Bright-Fey
Publisher: Crane Hill Pub
The poem known as Tao Te Ching, composed between 700-480 BCE, is the fundamental text of philosophic and religious Taoism. It stands as one of the world's most popular and inspiring works of great literature. From one of the once secret oral tradition of Taoist priests comes a translation that reveals, for the first time, the founding principles of their ancient wisdom. Never before have the inner secrets of Taoism been so accessible to the general reader. Providing the reader with a rare glimpse into the private world of priests and monks, Bright-Fey renders archaic mystic language into clear understandable English. Now anyone can enter the invisible world of Taoist mystics and thinkers. John accompanies the poems of the Tao with beautiful Chinese calligraphy.
Reading the Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching) and the Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu)
Author: Lee Dian Rainey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Written by a leading authority on Chinese philosophy,Decoding Dao uniquely focuses on the core texts in Daoistphilosophy, providing readers with a user-friendly introductionthat unravels the complexities of these seminal volumes. Offers a detailed introduction to the core texts in Daoistphilosophy, the Dao De Jing and the Zhuangzi, two ofthe most widely read – and most challenging – texts inChina’s long literary history Covers the three main ways the texts can be read: as religious,mystical, and philosophical works Explores their historical context, origins, authorship, and thereasons these seminal texts came into being, along with the keyterms and approaches they take Examines the core philosophical arguments made in the texts, aswell as the many ways in which they have been interpreted, both inChina itself and in the West Provides readers with an unrivalled insight into themultifaceted philosophy of Daoism – and the principlesunderlying much of Chinese culture – informed by the verylatest academic scholarship