9780811218511

Way Of Chuang Tzu 2E Pa

  • ISBN 13:

    9780811218511

  • ISBN 10:

    0811218511

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 03/17/2010
  • Publisher: NEW DIRECT

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Summary

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.

With a preface by the Dalai Lama, Merton's personal versions of his favorite sayings of Chuang Tzu, the most spiritual of the Chinese philosophers.

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