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Taoist Wisdom: Daily Teachings from the Buddhist Sages Hardcover – October 1, 1999


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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling Pub Co Inc (October 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806998512
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806998510
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 7.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,448,314 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Science Fiction Girl on May 6, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is one of my favourite ways to center after a long, nasty day. I can spend hours flipping through these pages. The excerpts from various Eastern works all have the basic Tao theme to them, even if they are not all lifted directly from the Tao Te Ching or the Ways of Chuang-Tzu, which was a gripe from another customer. The text for each day is generally brief enough that I can retain it in my head after looking at it, and this allows me to spend some time considering it without the aid of the text, or to quote or recall it at a later date when a related subject comes up. The translations are all very good - they retain the simplicity and openness that allows for personal interpretation, which I consider to be essential in any translation of Taoist thought.
I currently have eight translations of the Tao Te Ching, but when I really want to mellow out, spend some time exploring the Tao, or finding a solution to a problem I'm facing, this is the book that I grab.
My personal recommendation: Skip the first two chapters until you've had a chance to spend some time with the other sections, especially if you're new to Taoism.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brandon on April 5, 2000
Format: Hardcover
The proverbs in this book are insperational, and the artwork is great. A simple book filled with the teachings of Taoist sages.
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By sam twain on June 19, 2007
Format: Hardcover
It seems to me that the definition of "true" taoism is somewhat controversial. This is the first book on tao that I have read so clearly my knowledge on taoism is limited...so I can't tell you if this book is a good book about taoism; all I can say is that it is a beautiful, simple, calming, and thought-provoking read.
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