The Way of Chuang Tz

The Way of Chuang Tz
Author: Chuang-tzu,Zhuangzi,Zhou Zhuang,Thomas Merton
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1965
ISBN 10: 9780811201032
ISBN 13: 0811201031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way of Chuang Tz Book Review:

Free renderings of selections from the works of Chuang-tzŭ, taken from various translations.

The Way of Chuang Tzu Second Edition

The Way of Chuang Tzu  Second Edition
Author: Thomas Merton
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010-03-30
ISBN 10: 0811223078
ISBN 13: 9780811223072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way of Chuang Tzu Second Edition Book Review:

Classic writings from the great Zen master in exquisite versions by Thomas Merton, in a new edition with a preface by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Working from existing translations, Thomas Merton composed a series of his own versions of the classic sayings of Chuang Tzu, the most spiritual of Chinese philosophers. Chuang Tzu, who wrote in the fourth and third centuries B.C., is the chief authentic historical spokesperson for Taoism and its founder Lao Tzu (a legendary character known largely through Chuang Tzu’s writings). Indeed it was because of Chuang Tzu and the other Taoist sages that Indian Buddhism was transformed, in China, into the unique vehicle we now call by its Japanese name—Zen. The Chinese sage abounds in wit and paradox and shattering insights into the true ground of being. Thomas Merton, no stranger to Asian thought, brings a vivid, modern idiom to the timeless wisdom of Tao.

Wandering on the Way

Wandering on the Way
Author: Tzu Chuang
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2000-04-01
ISBN 10: 9780824820381
ISBN 13: 082482038X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wandering on the Way Book Review:

In this vivid, contemporary translation, Victor Mair captures the quintessential life and spirit of Chuang Tzu while remaining faithful to the original text.

Chuang Tzu

Chuang Tzu
Author: David Hinton
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2014-11-01
ISBN 10: 1619026856
ISBN 13: 9781619026858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chuang Tzu Book Review:

Revered for millennia in the Chinese spiritual tradition, Chuang Tzu stands alongside the Tao Te Ching as a founding classic of Taoism. The Inner Chapters are the only sustained section of this text widely believed to be the work of Chuang Tzu himself, dating to the fourth century B.C.E. Witty and engaging, spiced with the lyricism of poetry, Chuang Tzu's Taoist insights are timely and eternal, profoundly concerned with spiritual ecology. Indeed, the Tao of Chuang Tzu was a wholesale rejection of a human–centered approach. Zen traces its sources back to these Taoist roots — roots at least as deep as those provided by Buddhism. But this is an ancient text that yields a surprisingly modern effect. In bold and startling prose, David Hinton's translation captures the "zany texture and philosophical abandon" of the original. The Inner Chapters' fantastical passages — in which even birds and trees teach us what they know — offer up a wild menagerie of characters, freewheeling play with language, and surreal humor. And interwoven with Chuang Tzu's sharp instruction on the Tao are short–short stories that are often rough and ribald, rich with satire and paradox. On their deepest level, the Inner Chapters are a meditation on the mysteries of knowledge itself. "Chuang Tzu's propositions," the translator's introduction reminds us, "seem to be in constant transformation, for he deploys words and concepts only to free us of words and concepts." Hinton's vital new translation makes this ancient text from the golden age of Chinese philosophy come alive for contemporary readers.

The Way

The Way
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Jain Publishing Company
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000043974894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way Book Review:

A poetic rendering of the Taoist classic Tao Teh Ching by Lao Tzu, aimed at recapturing the tone and substance of the original. It is also the only work that assembles together the three major works of Taoism, including the most well known selections from Chuang Tzu and "Trusting the Inner Self" by Seng Tsan. The author has embellished the verses with beautiful illustrations.

The Complete Works of Zhuangzi

The Complete Works of Zhuangzi
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-11-26
ISBN 10: 0231164742
ISBN 13: 9780231164740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Works of Zhuangzi Book Review:

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.

The Sayings of Lao Tz

The Sayings of Lao Tz
Author: Laozi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 53
Release: 1904
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:AH59I5
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Way of Nature

The Way of Nature
Author: Zhuangzi
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN 10: 0691179743
ISBN 13: 9780691179742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way of Nature Book Review:

A delightfully illustrated selection of the great Daoist writings of Zhuangzi by bestselling cartoonist C. C. Tsai C. C. Tsai is one of Asia’s most popular cartoonists, and his editions of the Chinese classics have sold more than 40 million copies in over twenty languages. This volume presents Tsai’s delightful graphic adaptation of the profound and humorous Daoist writings of Zhuangzi, some of the most popular and influential in the history of Asian philosophy and culture. The Way of Nature brings together all of Tsai’s beguiling cartoon illustrations of the Zhuangzi, which takes its name from its author. The result is a uniquely accessible and entertaining adaptation of a pillar of classical Daoism, which has deeply influenced Chinese poetry, landscape painting, martial arts, and Chan (Zen) Buddhism. Irreverent and inspiring, The Way of Nature presents the memorable characters, fables, and thought experiments of Zhuangzi like no other edition, challenging readers to dig beneath conventional assumptions about self, society, and nature, and pointing to a more natural way of life. Through practical insights and far-reaching arguments, Zhuangzi shows why returning to the spontaneity of nature is the only sane response to a world of conflict. A marvelous introduction to a timeless classic, this book also features an illuminating foreword by Edward Slingerland. In addition, Zhuangzi’s original Chinese text is artfully presented in narrow sidebars on each page, enriching the book for readers and students of Chinese without distracting from the self-contained English-language cartoons. The text is skillfully translated by Brian Bruya, who also provides an introduction.

Chuang Tzu

Chuang Tzu
Author: Tzu Chuang,James Legge
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2017-02-18
ISBN 10: 9781911405375
ISBN 13: 1911405373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chuang Tzu Book Review:

The Chuang Tzu is one of the key foundational works of Chinese Daoism, preaching non-contention, non-intention, simplicity and humility as the path to perfect equanimity amidst life's turmoil. The master Chang Tzu pursues this teaching via humour and historic parable: a deep book of many levels, that will repay reading on a regular basis.

Chuang tzu

Chuang tzu
Author: Livia Kohn
Publsiher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1594732965
ISBN 13: 9781594732966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chuang tzu Book Review:

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.

Chuang Tzu for Spiritual Transformation

Chuang Tzu for Spiritual Transformation
Author: Robert Elliott Allinson
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 203
Release: 1989-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780887069673
ISBN 13: 0887069673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chuang Tzu for Spiritual Transformation Book Review:

This book offers a fundamentally new interpretation of the philosophy of the Chuang-Tzu. It is the first full-length work of its kind which argues that a deep level cognitive structure exists beneath an otherwise random collection of literary anecdotes, cryptic sayings, and dark allusions. The author carefully analyzes myths, legends, monstrous characters, paradoxes, parables and linguistic puzzles as strategically placed techniques for systematically tapping and channeling the spiritual dimensions of the mind. Allinson takes issue with commentators who have treated the Chuang-Tzu as a minor foray into relativism. Chapter titles are re-translated, textual fragments are relocated, and inauthentic, outer miscellaneous chapters are carefully separated from the transformatory message of the authentic, inner chapters. Each of the inner chapters is shown to be a building block to the next so that they can only be understood as forming a developmental sequence. In the end, the reader is presented with a clear, consistent and coherent view of the Chuang-Tzu that is more in accord with its stature as a major philosophical work.

Tao The Way Special Edition

Tao   The Way   Special Edition
Author: Lao Tzu,Chuang Tzu,Lieh Tzu
Publsiher: Special Edition Books
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9781934255131
ISBN 13: 1934255130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tao The Way Special Edition Book Review:

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.

Zhuangzi The Essential Writings with Selections from Traditional Commentaries

Zhuangzi  The Essential Writings with Selections from Traditional Commentaries
Author: Zhuangzi,Brook Ziporyn
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-09-11
ISBN 10: 0872209113
ISBN 13: 9780872209114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zhuangzi The Essential Writings with Selections from Traditional Commentaries Book Review:

This volume is a translation of over two-thirds of the classic Daoist text Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu), including the complete Inner Chapters and extensive selections from the Outer and Miscellaneous Chapters, plus judicious selections from 2000 years of traditional Chinese commentaries, which provide the reader access to the text as well as to its reception and interpretation. Brief biographies of the commentators, a bibliography, a glossary, and an index are also included.

Chuang Tzu

Chuang Tzu
Author: David Hinton
Publsiher: Counterpoint
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2014-12-16
ISBN 10: 9781619024434
ISBN 13: 1619024438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chuang Tzu Book Review:

Revered for millennia in the Chinese spiritual tradition, Chuang Tzu stands alongside the Tao Te Ching as a founding classic of Taoism. The Inner Chapters are the only sustained section of this text widely believed to be the work of Chuang Tzu himself, dating to the fourth century B.C.E. Witty and engaging, spiced with the lyricism of poetry, Chuang Tzu's Taoist insights are timely and eternal, profoundly concerned with spiritual ecology. Indeed, the Tao of Chuang Tzu was a wholesale rejection of a human–centered approach. Zen traces its sources back to these Taoist roots—roots at least as deep as those provided by Buddhism. But this is an ancient text that yields a surprisingly modern effect. In bold and startling prose, David Hinton's translation captures the "zany texture and philosophical abandon" of the original. The Inner Chapters' fantastical passages — in which even birds and trees teach us what they know — offer up a wild menagerie of characters, freewheeling play with language, and surreal humor. And interwoven with Chuang Tzu's sharp instruction on the Tao are short–short stories that are often rough and ribald, rich with satire and paradox. On their deepest level, the Inner Chapters are a meditation on the mysteries of knowledge itself. "Chuang Tzu's propositions," the translator's introduction reminds us, "seem to be in constant transformation, for he deploys words and concepts only to free us of words and concepts." Hinton's vital new translation makes this ancient text from the golden age of Chinese philosophy come alive for contemporary readers.

Basic Writings

Basic Writings
Author: Chuang-tzu,Zhuangzi
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780231105958
ISBN 13: 0231105959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basic Writings Book Review:

Chuang Tzu (369?-286? BC) was a leading Taoist philosopher. Using parable and anecdote, allegory and paradox, he set forth in this book the early ideas of what was to become the Taoist school. This collection includes the seven "inner chapters," three of the "outer chapters," and one of the "miscellaneous chapters."

The Way of Chuang Tzu

The Way of Chuang Tzu
Author: Thomas Merton
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1590301439
ISBN 13: 9781590301432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way of Chuang Tzu Book Review:

Chuang Tzuu considered, along with Lao Tzu, one of the great figures of early Taoist thoughtu used parables and anecdotes, allegory and paradox, to illustrate that real happiness and freedom are found only in understanding the Tao or Way of nature, and dwelling in its unity. The respected Trappist monk Thomas Merton spent several years reading and reflecting upon four different translations of the Chinese classic that bears Chuang Tzu's name. The result is this collection of poetic renderings of the great sage's work that conveys its spirit in a way no other translation has and that was Merton's personal favorite among his more than fifty books. Both prose and verse are included here, as well as a short section from Merton discussing the most salient themes of Chuang Tzu's teachings.

Teachings and Sayings of Chuang Tzu

Teachings and Sayings of Chuang Tzu
Author: Zhuangzi,Herbert Allen Giles
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780486419466
ISBN 13: 0486419460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teachings and Sayings of Chuang Tzu Book Review:

Generally regarded as one of the foremost works of philosophy in any language, this important book by a brilliant Chinese philosopher and one of Taoism's founding fathers has exerted a profound influence on Chinese thought and led to the development of Zen Buddhism. This new edition contains a number of the most relevant and accessible selections from that great classic.

Musings of a Chinese Mystic

Musings of a Chinese Mystic
Author: Zhuangzi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 112
Release: 1906
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044048284194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Musings of a Chinese Mystic Book Review:

Mystics and Zen Masters

Mystics and Zen Masters
Author: Thomas Merton
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1999-11-29
ISBN 10: 1429944005
ISBN 13: 9781429944007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mystics and Zen Masters Book Review:

Thomas Merton was recognized as one of those rare Western minds that are entirely at home with the Zen experience. In this collection, he discusses diverse religious concepts-early monasticism, Russian Orthodox spirituality, the Shakers, and Zen Buddhism-with characteristic Western directness. Merton not only studied these religions from the outside but grasped them by empathy and living participation from within. "All these studies," wrote Merton, "are united by one central concern: to understand various ways in which men of different traditions have conceived the meaning and method of the 'way' which leads to the highest levels of religious or of metaphysical awareness."

Tales of the Taoist Immortals

Tales of the Taoist Immortals
Author: Eva Wong
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2001-07-24
ISBN 10: 0834826763
ISBN 13: 9780834826762
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales of the Taoist Immortals Book Review:

As a girl growing up in Hong Kong, Eva Wong heard and memorized many tales told to her by Hong Kong's finest professional storytellers, by actors on the radio, and by her grandmother. These popular tales of the Taoist immortals were also often dramatized in Chinese operas. The stories are of famous characters in Chinese history and myth: a hero's battle with the lords of evil, the founder of the Ming dynasty's treacherous betrayal of his friends, a young girl who saves her town by imitating rooster calls. Entertaining and often provocative, these tales usually include a moral. The immortals are role models in Chinese culture, as well as examples of enlightenment. Some of the immortals were healers, some were social activists, some were aristocrats, and some were entrepreneurs. The tales chosen by Eva Wong here are of the best-known immortals among the Chinese. Their names are household words and their stories are told and retold by one generation to the next.