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.

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

The Way of Chuang Tzu
Author: Thomas Merton
Publsiher: Hyperion Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780860122395
ISBN 13: 0860122395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way of Chuang Tzu Book Review:

As free, interpretive readings, this book is very much Thomas Merton's own, the result of five years of reading, study and meditation. Chuang Tzu, the most spiritual of the classic Chinese philosophers, is the chief historical spokesman for Taoism. Through his writings and those of other Taoist sages, Indian Buddhism was transformed in China into what is now known by its Japanese name - Zen.

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.

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.

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.

The Way

The Way
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Jain Publishing Company
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
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.

Zen and the Birds of Appetite

Zen and the Birds of Appetite
Author: Thomas Merton
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 141
Release: 1968
ISBN 10: 9780811201049
ISBN 13: 081120104X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zen and the Birds of Appetite Book Review:

Merton, one of the rare Western thinkers able to feel at home in the philosophies of the East, made the wisdom of Asia available to Westerners.

Taoist Classic Complete Works

Taoist Classic Complete Works
Author: Chuang Tzu,Lao Tzu
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2019-10-19
ISBN 10: 9781701077492
ISBN 13: 1701077493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taoist Classic Complete Works Book Review:

Lao Tzu is the founder of Taoism, the writer of Tao Te Ching. Chuang Tzu is Lao Tzu's important successor and disseminator of the Taoist theories. "Chuang Tzu" and "Tao Te Ching", "I Ching" called "three mystery"in ancient China.Tao Te Ching tell us the simple philosophy of human, nature and society, and defined Taoist concepts. Chuang Tzu is concrete explanation of Tao theories. Chuang Tzu's content is rich, extensive and profound, involving philosophy, life, politics, society, art, the generative theory of the universe and many other aspects.It has a profound influence on the development of Chinese culture

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.

Chuang Tz Mystic Moralist and Social Reformer

Chuang Tz    Mystic  Moralist  and Social Reformer
Author: Zhuangzi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 467
Release: 1889
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924023188661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chuang Tz Mystic Moralist and Social Reformer Book Review:

Tales of the Taoist Immortals

Tales of the Taoist Immortals
Author: Eva Wong
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1570628092
ISBN 13: 9781570628092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales of the Taoist Immortals Book Review:

"At once profound, spiritual, and witty, Master of the Three Ways is a remarkable work about human nature, the essence of life, and how to live simply and with awareness. In three hundred and fifty-seven verses, the author, Hung Ying-ming a seventeenth-century Chinese sage explores good and evil, honesty and deception, wisdom and foolishness, and heaven and hell. He draws from the wisdom of the Three Creeds Taoism, Confucianism, and Zen Buddhism to impress upon us that by combining simple elegance with the ordinary, we can make our lives artistic and poetic. This sense, along with a particular understanding of Zen that makes art from the simple in everyday life, has permeated Chinese and Japanese culture to this day. The work is divided into two books. The first generally deals with the art of living in society and the second is concerned with man's solitude and contemplations of nature. These themes repeatedly spill over into each other, creating multiple levels of meaning."

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.

Zhuangzi Speaks

Zhuangzi Speaks
Author: Chih-chung Ts'ai,Zhizhong Cai
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 142
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780691008820
ISBN 13: 0691008825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zhuangzi Speaks Book Review:

Selections from the sayings of Zhuangzi rendered into cartoon form and translated into English.

Chuang Tzu for Spiritual Transformation

Chuang Tzu for Spiritual Transformation
Author: Robert E. Allinson
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 079149456X
ISBN 13: 9780791494561
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.

The Book of Lieh tzu

The Book of Lieh tzu
Author: Liezi,Lieh-tzu
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780231072373
ISBN 13: 0231072376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Lieh tzu Book Review:

-- Burton Watson

New Paraphrase of Chuang Tzu

New Paraphrase of Chuang Tzu
Author: Zhongyuan Cai
Publsiher: Scientific Research Publishing, Inc. USA
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2017-03-26
ISBN 10: 1618963678
ISBN 13: 9781618963673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Paraphrase of Chuang Tzu Book Review:

Chuang Tzu is the second greatest classical work of Taoist thought and philosophy in China. It has had great influence both on China and on the rest of the world since it began to be disseminated. It is mostly written in the form of fable. All of the fables are written by traversing space-time to elucidate the Great Tao and the philosophy of life. It has shone, is shining and will shine on the development of the world with Taoist wisdom. Chuang Tzu is always an indispensible guideline to the people who are confused. As we know, the rich material world cannot change the poor spiritual world. The pursuit for material life is like a shackle, which makes it impossible for people to find a final and stable home to return to. People are deeply involved in the construction of material life without stop, but they can hardly find where their real happiness is in their lives. Faced with this universal problem, the Western society turns to Jesus for a solution while the oriental society turns to Chuang Tzu’s “leisurely and care- free” philosophy for a solution. Just like Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu always reminds people to find for themselves the root of moral character—nature and return to it. If people do not return to the root, they will lose their real happiness of life. To taste life better, people should read Chuang Tzu; to become leisurely and carefree, people should read Chuang Tzu. Chuang Tzu can help people broaden their horizon and learn how to look at their life from a higher standing point and find real happiness for themselves. This work, though named New Paraphrase of Chuang Tzu, is actually an English version of Chuang Tzu. It is just aimed to set up a bridge between English readers and Chuang Tzu.

The Tao of Happiness

The Tao of Happiness
Author: Derek Lin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2015-11-17
ISBN 10: 0698198603
ISBN 13: 9780698198609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tao of Happiness Book Review:

If you have not encountered Chuang Tzu before, prepare yourself for a treat. He was the sage who stood apart from all others in Chinese history. He was a unique presence, a great mind like no one before or since. Chuang Tzu quickly distinguished himself and became well known for his deep understanding and sense of humor. His mastery was such that he could explain the Tao with simple stories, and his humor was such that he could see the joy in ordinary things. He taught his students about “carefree wandering”—the path of moving through life with a free and happy heart, regardless of how turbulent the journey might be. It is time for modern readers to join in on the fun. Chuang Tzu’s wisdom is not just for Eastern culture, but for all of humanity. We may not have the instability or the clash of massive armies indicative of Chuang Tzu’s time, but we have a lot of stress and tension in our modern world. Many of us find ourselves fighting little battles on the personal front just to get through the day. We can benefit greatly from Chuang Tzu’s teachings. These parables are presented throughout this book and juxtaposed with the charming and intelligent prose of modern-day Taoist teacher and author Derek Lin. Together, Chuang Tzu and Lin will present you with simple lessons that will have a lasting impact on your life.

Merton the Tao

Merton   the Tao
Author: Cristobal Serran-Pagan y Fuentes
Publsiher: Fons Vitae
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 9781887752992
ISBN 13: 1887752994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Merton the Tao Book Review:

In addition to critical essays that explore the harvest of new insights provoked by Merton’s encounters with the ancient sages, Merton & the Tao presents the complete and carefully annotated correspondence between Thomas Merton and John C. H. Wu. This study of world religions through the lens of Thomas Merton’s inclusive religious interests presents his timeless vision of all persons united in a hidden ground of love.

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.