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Thomas Cleary is the preeminent translator of classic Eastern texts, including The Essential Tao, The Essential Confucius, The Secret of the Golden Flower, and the bestselling The Art of War.
Not for those who are not serious. It is a universal truth and common denominator of religions. Careful..... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Daphne
Great read. After studying Qigong and Zen Buddhism prior, this book is a great tool for the meditator.Published 3 months ago by Sam
Invaluable. Cleary's gloss not only elucidates but gives valuable information regarding Wilhelm's previous translation, its errors and lack of judgment, especially as this... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Frederick H.Bindel
Cleary again faithfully presents in beautiful language the essence of the original philosophy.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I just finished reading this book and am not sure how to take it. The premise is good, but I'm left confused on what is the actual translated text, and what is Clearys own... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Robert M.
Those who are familiar with the original translation with commentary by C.G.Jung may have felt there was something amiss or lacking as I did. Read morePublished on September 10, 2013 by Peter Field
From my read, the techniques outlined in 'The Secret of the Golden Flower' are essentially the Tao version of Mahamudra instruction (or vice-versa), which entails `looking'... Read morePublished on July 21, 2013 by Stan S
I was glad to be able to read this book. It is a classic in Taoism.
Unfortunately, it is cryptic and lacking in detailed practice. Read more