The Way of Chuang Tzu (Second Edition)

The Way of Chuang Tzu (Second Edition)
A Book

by Thomas Merton

  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release : 2010-03-30
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0811223078
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Way of Chuang Tzu

The Way of Chuang Tzu
A Book

by Thomas Merton

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 1590301439
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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-Tzŭ

The Way of Chuang-Tzŭ
A Book

by Chuang-tzu,Zhuangzi,Zhou Zhuang,Thomas Merton

  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release : 1965
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN : 9780811201032
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Free renderings of selections from the works of Chuang-tzŭ, taken from various translations.

The Way of Chuang Tzu

The Way of Chuang Tzu
A Book

by Thomas Merton

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780877736769
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Working from existing translations, Father Merton composed a series of personal versions from his favorites among the classic sayings of Chuang Tzu, the most spiritual of the Chinese philosophers. Chuang Tzu, who wrote in the fourth and third centuries B.C., is the chief authentic historical spokesman 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, paradox, satire, and shattering insight into the true ground of being. Father Merton, no stranger to Asian thought, brings a vivid, modern idiom to the timeless wisdom of Tao. Illustrated with early Chinese drawings. Book jacket.

The Way of Chuang Tzu

The Way of Chuang Tzu
A Book

by Thomas Merton

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 1590301439
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Tzu (Second Edition)

The Way of Chuang Tzu (Second Edition)
A Book

by Thomas Merton

  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release : 2010-03-30
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0811223078
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Way of Chuang Tzu

The Way of Chuang Tzu
A Book

by Zhuangzi,Thomas Merton,Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani (Trappist, Ky.)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Book of Chuang Tzu

The Book of Chuang Tzu
A Book

by Zhuangzi

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2006-11-30
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 014045537X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of the great founders of Taoism, Chaung Tzu lived in the fourth century BC and is among the most enjoyable and intriguing personalities in the whole of Chinese philosophy. This work draws together the stories, tales, jokes and anecdotes that have gathered around the figure of Chuang Tzu.

The Way of Chuang Tzu. [Compiled By] Thomas Merton

The Way of Chuang Tzu. [Compiled By] Thomas Merton
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by Zhuangzi

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1965
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Wandering on the Way

Wandering on the Way
Early Taoist Tales and Parables of Chuang Tzu

by Tzu Chuang

  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release : 2000-04-01
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9780824820381
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this vivid, contemporary translation, Victor Mair captures the quintessential life and spirit of Chuang Tzu while remaining faithful to the original text.

The Book of Chuang Tzu

The Book of Chuang Tzu
A Book

by Chuang Tzu,Zhuangzi

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-07-03
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 9781420973242
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The Book of Chuang Tzu" is an ancient and important Chinese spiritual text dating from the 4th century BC. Together with the "Tao Te Ching", "The Book of Chuang Tzu" is a an important foundational text for the Taoist philosophy. Notable for its stark difference with the Chinese philosophy of Confucius, Taoism does not encourage one to live a strict life according to a rigid set of principles, but rather values following a more flexible path that can adapt to the irregular rhythms of life, or the "way". Scholars believe that some of "The Book of Chuang Tzu" was written by Chuang Tzu himself, a minor official during the Warring States period of Chinese history who attracted national attention with his brilliant prose and poetry. Chuang Tzu's work has withstood the test of time with its humorous and clever anecdotes, its lyrical and poetic observations of the natural world, and its startlingly wise insight into human nature. With an emphasis on living a less human-focused life that is more in tune with nature, "The Book of Chuang Tzu" had a profound influence on the development of Zen Buddhism and continues to be a source of guidance and wisdom to countless readers the world over. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and follows the translation of Herbert A. Giles.

The Tao of Happiness

The Tao of Happiness
Stories from Chuang Tzu for Your Spiritual Journey

by Derek Lin

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2015-11-17
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0698198603
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Experimental Essays on Chuang-Tzu

Experimental Essays on Chuang-Tzu
A Book

by Victor H. Mair

  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release : 1983-01-01
  • Pages : 171
  • ISBN : 9780824808365
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On Chuang Tzu

On Chuang Tzu
A Book

by Hyun Höchsmann

  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This brief text assists students in understanding Chuang Tzu's philosophy and thinking so they can more fully engage in useful, intelligent class dialogue and improve their understanding of course content. Part of the Wadsworth Notes Series, (which will eventually consist of approximately 100 titles, each focusing on a single "thinker" from ancient times to the present), ON CHUANG TZU is written by a philosopher deeply versed in the philosophy of this key thinker. Like other books in the series, this concise book offers sufficient insight into the thinking of a notable philosopher, better enabling students to engage in reading and to discuss the material in class and on paper.

The Way of Chuang Tzu

The Way of Chuang Tzu
A Book

by Zhuangzi,Thomas Merton

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1969
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tao - The Way - Special Edition

Tao - The Way - Special Edition
A Book

by Lao Tzu,Chuang Tzu,Lieh Tzu

  • Publisher : Special Edition Books
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9781934255131
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Way of Chuang Tzu [Compiled By] Thomas Merton. (Third Printing.).

The Way of Chuang Tzu [Compiled By] Thomas Merton. (Third Printing.).
A Book

by Zhuangzi,Thomas Merton

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1969
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Second Book of the Tao

The Second Book of the Tao
A Book

by Stephen Mitchell

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2009-02-19
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1101015993
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Complete Works of Zhuangzi

The Complete Works of Zhuangzi
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2013-11-26
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0231164742
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Chuang Tzu’s “Crazy Wisdom” for Elders

Chuang Tzu’s “Crazy Wisdom” for Elders
A Book

by Donald P. St. John

  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Release : 2019-10-11
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1982236264
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book draws upon the classic work of the ancient Taoist storyteller/philosopher Chuang Tzu (370-286 b.c.e.) to critique our society’s conventional understanding of aging and its biased interpretations of the qualities exhibited by elders as well as alternative positive “ways” for an elder to develop his or her often neglected potentials and powers for elder growth. To accomplish this the chapters of the book are meant to explore how the crazy wisdom of the Chuang Tzu (and to a lesser degree, the Lieh Tzu) can assist us in reaching four goals: 1) Contribute to a recognition of modern society’s uncreative stereotypes and declinist prejudices associated with the meaning and process of aging as well as the social conformities that prepare children and adults to ignore the fires of personal growth. 2) Present Chuang Tzu’s alternative and positive interpretations of psychological and behavioral phenomena often criticized by family and friends which can and often do negatively affect an elder’s sense of self. Chuang Tzu explores the deeper positive possibilities opened up through forgetting, wandering, and being useless. 3) Suggest ways (taos/daos) by which elders can explore, engage with and be energized by an integrated functioning of body, heart-mind and spirit or spiritual energy (shen qi). 4) Help elders (and others) develop an appreciation for and sensitivity to the dynamic, harmonious and diverse unity of the wider cosmic-earth process as well as to learn how to move with it, and thus be uplifted by its felt-presence and inspired by its innate wisdom. Pondering and emotionally and spiritually opening to the nature of the human life/death cycle in this wider context can be transforming especially for wise elders, according to Taoists Chuang Tzu and Lieh Tzu.