The Complete Idiot's Guide to Taoism

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Penguin, 2002 - 315 Seiten

You’re no idiot, of course. You know Taoism is one of the world’s oldest religions, based on simplicity and balance. However, you may not know it has important parallels with modern Western life: health, ecology, even in such pop culture icons as Luke Skywalker and The Beatles.

But you don’t have to sit at the feet of a Taoist master to learn how the Taoist tradition has enlightened seekers throughout the centuries! The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Taoism will show you exactly why Taoist principles appeal to people from every walk of life! In this Complete Idiot’s Guide®, you get:

--The history of the Daode Jing, the world’s shortest core religious text, and Laozi, its mysterious author.

--The teachings of Zhuangzi, the often-overlooked master sage of Taoism.

--An explanation of ying-yang and what it represents.

--Taoism’s relationship to Zen Buddhism.

 

 

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Nutzerbericht  - aleahmarie - LibraryThing

This guide to Taoism was actually a step above what a complete idiot might need. The authors were both well versed in philosophical speak and, purposefully or not, peppered the book with it. I'm not ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

Dont Try to Definelt
3
Whatls the Tao?
13
All About Laozi
23
worlds shortest core religious text
33
13
39
Key Concepts
45
Qi or Chi
53
Words and ideas you should know
57
II
140
Arriving without traveling seeing all without looking doing
155
Tao JonesThe West Discoverslaoism
165
The West Discoverslaoism
167
18
173
The Tao and the Search for Meaning
183
The Tao and Health
193
The Tao and Politics
213

Seven CoolThings About the YinYang Principle
62
Things and their oppositestheyre everywhere
67
Listen to the Earth
68
Conform to the Natural Way
74
On the art of making your way in the world
77
landmarkson the Path
89
The Tao and Zen
103
Religiouslaoism Endures III
118
Part3 The Music ofthelao
127
The Tao and Ecology
225
The Tao and Pop Culture
237
Here and
247
Wired and Wireless
257
FiftyTwo Tao Meditations
267
Appendixes
273
Feng Shui Resources
283
257
311
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Über den Autor (2002)

Brandon Toropov is a Boston-based writer who has written a variety of non-fiction titles including The I Ching for Beginners and The Art and Skill of Dealing with People. He has appeared on more than 100 local and national broadcast programs. He is the author of several Complete Idiot’s Guides on religious topics.


CHAD HANSEN is a professor of philosophy at the University of Hong Kong. He is the author of Language and Logic in Ancient China and A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought. He is in the process of completing a translation of the Daode Jing.

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