The Wisdom of the Tao

Ancient Stories That Delight, Inform, and Inspire

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Author: Deng Ming-Dao

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1571748377

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Taoism is an ancient Chinese philosophy that emphasizes living in harmony with the universe. It is a tradition that has become widely popular in Europe and North America over the past fifty years--largely through its core text, the Tao Te Ching. The Wisdom of the Tao is filled with over 140 ancient stories express great truth by fusing anecdotes with philosophy. The stories are frequently humorous, ribald, irreverent, or sarcastic--but they always speak to great and universal truths. Here are stories that lead people to: Flow with lifeLive from the heartDevelop an openness to possibilitiesLive in balanceDrop expectationsEmbrace acceptance The wisdom here fills a universal need. We need stories. They help us make sense of who we are and how we got here. They keep us sane as we try to absorb our experiences, our aging, and our emotions. Stories help us visualize the future by taking the messages of yesterday and helping us get tomorrow right.

Chronicles of Tao

The Secret Life of a Taoist Master

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Author: Ming-Dao Deng

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062502190

Category: Religion

Page: 496

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For the first time in one volume—an extraordinary spiritual odyssey of the making of the Taoist master Kwan Saihung. Born into a wealthy family in a remote province of China, Kwan defies his parents' wishes and enters into the rigorous and mysterious discipline of Taoist practice. Renamed "Little Butterfly" by his Taoist masters, he survives the upheaval of the Japanese occupation, and the later the Chinese Revolution, all the while becoming adept in the Taoist arts. Eventually his inner and outer journey lead him to America, where he becomes a Golden Gloves boxer and martial arts instructor. Part adventure, part parable, Chronicles of Tao travels through a labyrinth of enigmatic Taoist practice, marital arts discipline, and international adventure.

Scholar Warrior

An Introduction to the Tao in Everyday Life

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Author: Ming-Dao Deng

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062306863

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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In this beautifully illustrated offering of ancient wisdom, Deng Ming-Dao shares the secrets of the spiritual path handed down to him by Kwan Saihung, his Taoist master, as well as by herbalists, martial artists, and other practitioners of the ancient arts. Deng shows how Taoist philosophy and practice may be integrated into contemporary Western lifestyles for complete physical, mental, and spiritual health. He provides an abundance of philosophical and practical information about hygiene, diet, sexuality, physical exercise, meditation, medicine, finding one's purpose in life, finding the right teacher, death, and transcendence.

Everyday Tao

Living with Balance and Harmony

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Author: Ming-Dao Deng

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062306871

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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The Taoist spirit comes to life, made vibrant and contemporary through the Chinese ideograms whose images and stories speak of living in harmony with the Tao. Everyday Tao revives an ancient approach to meditation and reflection by using these stories as sources of insight for spiritual growth. Tao is a person running along a path A companion volume to the bestselling 365 Tao, Everyday Tao offers clear, specific directions on bringing the Taoist spirit into our work, our relationships, and other aspects of our everyday lives. Each ideogram provides the starting point for a Taoist lesson. The narrative that follows shows how we can achieve an intimate relationship with nature, others, and our natural selves.

Each Journey Begins with a Single Step

The Taoist Book of Life

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Author: Deng Ming-Dao

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 1612834248

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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This is a book of guidance for life’s journey rooted in the wisdom of ancient China. Best-selling author Deng Ming-Dao provides key poetic lines that distill the essence of Taoism, organizing them in the form of a journey. The material here is drawn from three sources: The Tao Te Ching, The Yijing, and 300 Tang Poems. Deng Ming-Dao writes: “We walk the Way each day. We don’t know what’s ahead and so it’s helpful to have the wisdom of others to guide us. They have left us a message to encourage us. They have spoken of the joys, griefs, and purity that we should embrace. Like good pathfinders, they give us direction and prepare us for what we might encounter. They let us walk for ourselves. We have a wonderful companion for the journey.” The following lines reflect the inspirational nature of this book: “A good traveler leaves no footprints.” “Think three times, then move.” “Words can be worth a thousand pieces of gold.” “Ancestors plant trees. Descendants enjoy cool shade.” “A journey of one thousand miles begins with a single step.” This is a lovely package that will function as a gift for all occasions and as an object for those looking for daily sustenance on life’s journey.

365 Tao

Daily Meditations

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Author: Ming-Dao Deng

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062502239

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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Place the word Tao Into your heart. Use no other words. The Tao is constantly moving, the path that all life and the whole universe takes. There is nothing that is not part of it—harmonious living is to know and to move with the Tao—it is a way of life, the natural order of things, a force that flows through all life. 365 Tao is a contemporary book of meditations on what it means to be wholly a part of the Taoist way, and thus to be completely in harmony with oneself and the surrounding world. Deng Ming-Dao is the author of eight books, including The Living I Ching, Chronicles of Tao, Everyday Tao, and Scholar Warrior. His books have been translated into fifteen languages. He studied qigong, philosophy, meditation, and internal martial arts with Taoist master Kwan Saihung for thirteen years, and with two other masters before that.

The Lunar Tao

Meditations in Harmony with the Seasons

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Author: Ming-Dao Deng

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062205919

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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From Taosim expert Ming-Dao Deng comes The Lunar Tao: Meditations in Harmony with the Seasons, bringing to life the Chinese Lunar Calendar via the prism of Taoism. In The Lunar Tao, each day of the Lunar year is represented with a reading meditation, beautiful Chinese illustrations, and interesting facts about the festivals and traditions, providing readers with the context that gives Taoism such depth and resonance. Ming-Dao Deng, the bestselling author of 365 Tao: Daily Meditations, shows how to bring the tenets of Taoism into everyday life.

Taoism

The Road to Immortality

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Author: John Eaton Calthorpe Blofeld

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780394735825

Category: Philosophy

Page: 195

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Introduces Taoism and its spiritual teachings.

Tao Te Ching

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Author: Laozi,Stephen Mitchell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060160012

Category: Philosophy

Page: 108

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A new version of the classic "Book of the Way" provides a humorous manual on the art of living in keeping with the original sixth-century text

The Tao of Success

The Five Ancient Rings of Destiny

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Author: Derek Lin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101445920

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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A modern book of destiny and power, using the ancient principles of the Tao Te Ching. How do we begin to discover and live our destined life? How can we use the ancient, Eastern philosophy to experience more success in our lives? From Derek Lin, Taoist master and author of The Tao of Daily Life, comes this practical, systematic approach to the ancient and time-honored spiritual learning process. The Tao of Success navigates the five rings of life, which are common patterns of traditional Tao cultivation, conceptualized by the ancient sages: your spirit, your mind, your relationships, your world, and your destiny. Success is achieved by discovering and experiencing these five concentric rings, from the inside out, and not in the future but in the here and now. Using the same format that made The Tao of Daily Life a breakout Eastern wisdom bestseller, Lin draws on the power of Taoist stories to illustrate important keys, or lessons. He then offers commentary on understanding and applying that story in modern life-all aimed to help readers live out the destiny that lies within themselves. By integrating the life-altering lessons of this book into their busy lives, readers can begin to cultivate the Tao. In The Tao of Success, Lin returns with his enlightening approach to understanding, centered on story and illumination of ancient Taoist secrets for the modern beginner and the familiar student alike.

Lao-tzu's Taoteching

With Selected Commentaries from the Past 2,000 Years

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Author: Laozi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 182

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Revised and re-translated, Red Pine's best-selling and authoritative translation of Taoteching is now--vitally--available once again.

Characters of Wisdom

Taoist Tales of the Acupuncture Points

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Author: Debra Kaatz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780954916619

Category: Acupuncture

Page: 541

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The Te of Piglet

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Author: Benjamin Hoff

Publisher: Egmont Childrens Books

ISBN: 9781405204279

Category: Piglet (Fictitious character).

Page: 176

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Taoist philosophy explained using examples from A A Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh.

Wisdom Tales from Around the World

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Author: Heather Forest

Publisher: august house

ISBN: 9780874834796

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 156

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A collection of traditional stories from around the world, reflecting the cumulative wisdom of Sufi, Zen, Taoist, Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, African, and Native American cultures.

The Taoism Reader

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Author: Thomas Cleary

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834827808

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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From the time of its earliest sages in prehistoric China, Taoism has looked to the underlying Way of all things (the Tao) as a guide to thoughts and actions. For the Taoists, the patterns of nature revealed the answers to their deepest spiritual questions and provided the inspiration for their unique teachings. Over the centuries, Taoism has blossomed into a profound tradition with a variety of forms—all united by a single, core philosophy of radical simplicity and natural living. Today, Taoism is most widely known through the Tao-te Ching, yet its corpus of literature is vast—ranging from philosophical dialogues and essays to astonishing fables, legends, proverbs, and more. This compact collection of Taoism’s greatest masterpieces introduces its most fundamental teachings and reveals the essential spirit of Tao. The Taoism Reader includes: • Tao-te Ching: the foundational source of Taoist thought by the legendary Lao Tzu • Chuang-tzu: philosophical dialogues from one of Taoism’s most famous sages • Huai-nan-tzu: teachings from the time of the Han dynasty on affairs of state, natural science, and Taoist psychology • Wen-tzu: records of further sayings by Lao Tzu on the art of living • Tales of Inner Meaning: fables, stories, and jokes from the Lieh-tzu and others on the subtleties of Taoist philosophy • Sayings of Ancestor Lü: teachings from Lü Yen, a seminal figure in the founding of the Complete Reality school of Taoism and master synthesizer of China’s classic spiritual traditions

Nine Nights With the Taoist Master

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Author: Waysun Liao

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780976545415

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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DISCOVER THE POWER OF TAO...Enjoy this powerful new translation of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching woven into a teaching novel set in ancient China. In the midst of war between barbarians and China's feudal states, Lao Tzu travels to a turbulent border city. At the prince's invitation, the sage spends nine colorful nights with the prince, scholars, traders, courtiers and monks, explaining the secrets of the Tao's power.In this one of a kind book, Master Waysun Liao reveals the secret code of the Tao Te Ching, conveying the oral tradition of lineage Tao masters regarding the "Power of Tao." Learn these life-changing teachings of mysticism as you travel along with Lao Tzu in this engaging adventure story. Over 20 diagrams and illustrations provide insight into the history of Lao Tzu's time, and how to apply the truths of the Tao Te Ching in meditation and daily life.

The Tao of Liberation

Exploring the Ecology of Transformation

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Author: Mark Hathaway,Leonardo Boff

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1608330915

Category: Nature

Page: 419

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Drawing on insights from quantum physics, deep ecology, and the new cosmology, they articulate a new vision of liberating action. Hathaway and Boff lay out a path of spiritual renewal, ecological transformation, and authentic liberation.

I've Decided to Live 120 Years

The Ancient Secret to Longevity, Vitality, and Life Transformation

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Author: Ilchi Lee

Publisher: Best Life Media

ISBN: 1947502018

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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The Ancient Secret to Longevity, Vitality, and Life Transformation

The Referral Engine

Teaching Your Business to Market Itself

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Author: John Jantsch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101429518

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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The small business guru behind Duct Tape Marketing shares his most valuable lesson: how to get your customers to do your best marketing for you. The power of glitzy advertising and elaborate marketing campaigns is on the wane; word- of-mouth referrals are what drive business today. People trust the recommendation of a friend, family member, colleague, or even stranger with similar tastes over anything thrust at them by a faceless company. Most business owners believe that whether customers refer them is entirely out of their hands. But science shows that people can't help recommending products and services to their friends-it's an instinct wired deep in the brain. And smart businesses can tap into that hardwired desire. Marketing expert John Jantsch offers practical techniques for harnessing the power of referrals to ensure a steady flow of new customers. Keep those customers happy, and they will refer your business to even more customers. Some of Jantsch's strategies include: -Talk with your customers, not at them. Thanks to social networking sites, companies of any size have the opportunity to engage with their customers on their home turf as never before-but the key is listening. -The sales team is the most important part of your marketing team. Salespeople are the company's main link to customers, who are the main source of referrals. Getting them on board with your referral strategy is critical. -Educate your customers. Referrals are only helpful if they're given to the right people. Educate your customers about whom they should be talking to. The secret to generating referrals lies in understanding the "Customer Referral Cycle"-the way customers refer others to your company who, in turn, generate even more referrals. Businesses can ensure a healthy referral cycle by moving customers and prospects along the path of Know, Like, Trust, Try, Buy, Repeat, and Refer. If everyone in an organization keeps this sequence in mind, Jantsch argues, your business will generate referrals like a well-oiled machine. This practical, smart, and original guide is essential reading for any company looking to grow without a fat marketing budget.

Entering the Tao

Master Ni's Guidance for Self-Cultivation

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Author: Hua-Ching Ni

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834823969

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Master Hua-Ching Ni uses straightforward language and personal experiences, as well as traditional stories and teachings of the ancient masters, to impart the wisdom of Taoism, the Integral Way. His teachings promote a simple, natural, healthy, and happy way of life that lays the foundation for spiritual self-cultivation. Master Ni emphasizes that it is important first to establish a good understanding of basic spiritual principles and then begin to realize this wisdom in daily life by adopting practices and attitudes that help to conserve, nourish, and refine the subtle energy. Among the topics he discusses in short, accessible passages are: • Basic spiritual self-protection • Self-reliance • Emotional balance • Do's and don'ts for a healthy, natural lifestyle • Sleeping and dreaming • Diet • Love, sex and marriage • Meditations and invocations from the Taoist tradition