The Way Of Chuang Tzu

Author : Thomas Merton
ISBN : 9781590301432
Genre : Religion
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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.
Category: Religion

Chuang Tzu

Author : Livia Kohn
ISBN : 9781594732966
Genre : Philosophy
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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.
Category: Philosophy

Dschuang Dsi Das Wahre Buch Vom S Dlichen Bl Tenland Philosophie Des Ostens

Author : Unbekannter Autor
ISBN : 9783849600181
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Erweiterete Ausgabe inklusive eines Essays über den Taoismus. Zusammen mit dem Daodejing gilt dieses Buch als Hauptwerk des Taoismus, wobei die Sammelbezeichnung „Taoismus“ allerdings zur Zeit der Abfassung des ersten Teils des „Zhuangzi“ durch Meister Zhuang noch nicht existierte. Die Schrift gilt als eine der literarisch schönsten, interessantesten und schwierigsten der chinesischen Geistesgeschichte. Inhalt: Buch I Wandern in Muße Buch II Ausgleich der Weltanschauungen Buch III Pflege des Lebensprinzips Buch IV In der Menschenwelt Buch V Das Siegel des völligen Lebens Buch VI Der große Ahn und Meister Buch VII Für den Gebrauch der Könige und Fürsten Buch VIII Schwimmhäute zwischen den Zehen Buch IX Von Pferden und Menschen Buch X Von großen und kleinen Dieben Buch XI Leben lassen, gewähren lassen Buch XII Himmel und Erde Buch XIII Des Himmels Sinn Buch XIV Des Himmels Kreislauf Buch XV Starre Grundsätze Buch XVI Verbesserung der Natur Buch XVII Herbstfluten Buch XVIII Höchstes Glück Buch XIX Wer das Leben versteht Buch XX Der Baum auf dem Berge Buch XXI Tiën Dsï Fang Buch XXII Wanderungen der Erkenntnis III Verschiedenes Buch XXIII Gong Sang Tschu Buch XXIV Sü Wu Gui Buch XXV Menschliche und ewige Wahrheit Buch XXVI Außendinge Buch XXVII Gleichnisreden
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The Inner Chapters

Author : Chuang-Tzu
ISBN : 0872205819
Genre : Religion
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The Inner Chapters are the oldest pieces of the larger collection of writings by several fourth, third, and second century B.C. authors that constitute the classic of Taoism, the Chuang-Tzu (or Zhuangzi). It is this core of ancient writings that is ascribed to Chuang-Tzu himself.
Category: Religion

Finding Your Power To Be Happy Seven Practices To Bring Unconditional Happiness Into Your Life

Author : D.E. Hardesty
ISBN : 9781311878144
Genre : Self-Help
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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.
Category: Self-Help

Wandering On The Way

Author : Zhuangzi
ISBN : 082482038X
Genre : Philosophy
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A contemporary translation remaining faithful to the original collection of tales, poems and parables of Taoist philosophy. The collection covers a wide range of issues, from ambition to politics, and is accompanied by an introduction on the author and his place in Chinese thought and history.
Category: Philosophy

Resolving Environmental Conflicts Second Edition

Author : Chris Maser
ISBN : 9781439856499
Genre : Nature
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True progress toward an ecologically sound environment and a socially just culture will be initially expensive in money and effort. The longer we wait, however, the more disastrous the environmental condition will become, the more disputes will arise as a result of our declining quality of life, and the more expensive and difficult the necessary social changes will be. The second edition of a bestseller, Resolving Environmental Conflicts demonstrates how to practice the type of conflict resolution that not only settles a dispute but also heals the people. Once the consultants and mediators leave, the work must go on. This second edition covers the basic transformative concepts vital for resolving environmental conflicts. It includes discussions of the inviolate biophysical principles, how the English language is changing, as well as the critical principles of social behavior. It also examines new dynamics in making decisions along with the effects of the younger generations shifting their interests from nature-oriented interest to technologically oriented interests and their subsequent lack of understanding the importance of the natural environment to a sustainable society. No biological shortcuts, technological quick fixes, or political rhetoric can mend what is broken. Dramatic, fundamental change is necessary if we are really concerned with bettering the quality of life. It is not a question of can we change or can't we, but one of will we change or won't we. Change is a choice, a choice of individuals reflected in the collective of society and mirrored in the landscape throughout the generations. Considerably more than a "how to" directive, this book examines the "whys" of the mediation process and broadens the knowledge base by providing the philosophical underpinnings of "a new environmental responsibility."
Category: Nature

Conversations With Kafka Second Edition

Author : Gustav Janouch
ISBN : 9780811221023
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A literary gem – a portrait from life of Franz Kafka – now with an ardent preface by Francine Prose, avowed “fan of Janouch’s odd and beautiful book.” Gustav Janouch met Franz Kafka, the celebrated author of The Metamorphosis, as a seventeen-year-old fledgling poet. As Francine Prose notes in her wonderful preface, “they fell into the habit of taking long strolls through the city, strolls on which Kafka seems to have said many amazing, incisive, literary, and per- things to his companion and interlocutor, the teenage Boswell of Prague. Crossing a windswept square, apropos of something or other, Kafka tells Janouch, ‘Life is infinitely great and profound as the immensity of the stars above us. One can only look at it through the narrow keyhole of one’s personal experience. But through it one perceives more than one can see. So above all one must keep the keyhole clean.’” They talk about writing (Kafka’s own, but also that of his favorite writers: Poe, Kleist, and Rimbaud, who “transforms vowels into colors”) as well as technology, film, crime, Darwinism, Chinese philosophy, carpentry, insomnia, street fights, Hindu scripture, art, suicide, and prayer. “Prayer,” Kafka notes, brings “its infinite radiance to bed in the frail little cradle of one’s own existence.”
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Encyclopedia Of Animal Rights And Animal Welfare 2nd Edition 2 Volumes

Author : Marc Bekoff
ISBN : 9780313352560
Genre : Nature
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A landmark publishing achievement on the subject, the new edition of this acclaimed encyclopedia is expanded to two volumes, covering the full range of issues related to animal protection. • Includes hundreds of alphabetically organized entries covering the full range of topics related to animal rights and welfare, including dog fighting, endangered species in zoos, animals as disease carriers, factory farming, veganism, and more • Encompasses the work of 150 contributors—experts from around the world that make up a virtual "who's who" in the broad areas of animal protection • Outlines a chronology of legislation and other important events that have had a significant impact on animal rights issues • Lists references for each entry, plus a comprehensive bibliography at the end of the encyclopedia
Category: Nature

The Asian Journal Of Thomas Merton

Author : Thomas Merton
ISBN : 9780811223096
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"This is quintessential Merton."—The Catholic Review. "The moment of takeoff was ecstatic...joy. We left the ground—I with Christian mantras and a great sense of destiny, of being at last on my true way after years of waiting and wondering..." With these words, dated October 15. 1968, the late Father Thomas Merton recorded the beginning of his fateful journey to the Orient. His travels led him from Bangkok, through India to Ceylon, and back again to Bangkok for his scheduled talk at a conference of Asian monastic orders. There he unequivocally reaffirmed his Christian vocation. His last journal entry was made on December 8, 1968, two days before his untimely, accidental death. Amply illustrated with photographs he himself took along the way and fully indexed, the book also contains a glossary of Asian religious terms, a preface by the Indian scholar Amiya Chakravarty, a foreword and postscript by Brother Patrick Hart of the Abbey of Gethsemani, as well as several appendices, among them the text of Merton's final address.
Category: Biography & Autobiography