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The Taoist Classics, Volume 1: The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary (New)

by Cleary, Thomas

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Binding: Paperback

Book ID: 9781570629051, 1570629056


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Thomas Cleary is the translator of over fifty volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian and Islamic texts from Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Pali and Arabic.

This collection of translated texts includes:

  • Tao Te Ching: Cleary's original translations of the great classic of Taoism, accompanied by his commentary illuminating the text and its context.
  • Chuang-tzu: The "Inner Teachings" of a widely influential compendium of wisdom stories, fables, and anecdotes.
  • Wen-tzu: Understanding the Mysteries: Another core text of Chinese Taoism, containing teachings also attributed to the author of the Tao Te Ching.
  • The Book of Leadership and Strategy: Lessons of the Chinese Masters: One of the great Chinese teachings on the subtle arts of management and leadership at all levels.
  • Sex, Health, and Long Life: Manuals of Taoist Practice: The techniques contained in these five texts reveal the transformative influence sex can have when wisely practiced.

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