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Tao

Tao

The Watercourse Way

  • Author: Alan Watts,Al Chung-liang Huang
  • Publisher: Souvenir Press
  • ISBN: 9780285640504
  • Category: Chinese language
  • Page: 160
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A seminal work in treating the Tao as a way of thought that can heal the problems of a materialistic culture. Alan Watts has been described as the best guide to the spirit of the Tao, which he explains for a western readership.

Tao

Tao

The Watercourse Way

  • Author: Alan Watts
  • Publisher: Souvenir Press
  • ISBN: 0285640615
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 160
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The Tao is the way of man's cooperation with the natural course of the natural world, its principles can be found in the flow patterns of water. Alan Watts captures the Spirit of the Tao, the actual experience of that attitude to life. The ancient and timeless Chinese wisdom is medicine for the ills of the West but it cannot be taken as medicine but intellectually swallowed to joyously infuse our being, transforming our individual lives and through them our society. Drawing on ancient and modern sources, Watts treats the Chinese philosophy of Tao in much the same way as he did Zen Buddhism in his classic The Way of Zen. Alan Watts has been described as the best guide to the spirit of the Tao for a western readership. Including an introduction to the Chinese culture that is the foundation of the Tao this is one of Alan Watts' best-loved works.

Tao

Tao

The Watercourse Way

  • Author: Alan Watts,Al Chung-liang Huang
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780140192544
  • Category: Chinese language
  • Page: 134
  • View: 310
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The Tao is the way of man's cooperation with the natural course of the natural world, its principles can be found in the flow patterns of water. Alan Watts captures the Spirit of the Tao, the actual experience of that attitude to life. The ancient and timeless Chinese wisdom is medicine for the ills of the West but it cannot be taken as medicine but intellectually swallowed to joyously infuse our being, transforming our individual lives and through them our society. Drawing on ancient and modern sources, Watts treats the Chinese philosophy of Tao in much the same way as he did Zen Buddhism in his classic The Way of Zen. Alan Watts has been described as the best guide to the spirit of the Tao for a western readership. Including an introduction to the Chinese culture that is the foundation of the Tao this is one of Alan Watts' best-loved works.

What Is Tao?

What Is Tao?

  • Author: Alan Watts
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • ISBN: 9781577318163
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 96
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Alan Watts — noted author and respected authority on Far Eastern thought — studied Taoism extensively, and in his final years moved to a quiet cabin in the mountains and dedicated himself almost exclusively to meditating and writing on the Tao. This new book gives us an opportunity to not only understand the concept of the Tao but to experience the Tao as a personal practice of liberation from the limitations imposed by the common beliefs within our culture. The philosophy of the Tao offers a way to understand the value of ourselves as free-willed individuals enfolded within the ever-changing patterns of nature. The path of the Tao is perhaps the most puzzling way of liberation to come to us from the Far East in the last century. It is both practical and esoteric, and it has a surprisingly comfortable quality of thought that is often overlooked by Western readers who never venture beyond the unfamiliar quality of the word Tao (pronounced "dow"). But those who do soon discover a way of understanding and living with the world that has profound implications for us today in so-called modern societies. The word Tao means the Way — in the sense of a path, a way to go — but it also means nature, in the sense of one's true nature, and the nature of the universe. Often described as the philosophy of nature, we find the origins of Taoism in the shamanic world of pre-Dynastic China. Living close to the earth, one sees the wisdom of not interfering, and letting things go their way. It is the wisdom of swimming with the current, splitting wood along the grain, and seeking to understand human nature instead of changing it. Every creature finds it's way according to the laws of nature, and each of us has our own inner path — or Tao.

Taoism

Taoism

Way Beyond Seeking : the Edited Transcripts

  • Author: Alan Watts
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 109
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A collection of lectures given by Watts on Taoist principles and how they can be integrated to effect changes in Western culture.

Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain

Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain

The Essence of Tai Ji

  • Author: Chungliang Al Huang
  • Publisher: Singing Dragon
  • ISBN: 1848190522
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 188
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Originally published: Berkeley, Calif.: Celestial Arts, 1987.

Out of Your Mind

Out of Your Mind

Tricksters, Interdependence, and the Cosmic Game of Hide and Seek

  • Author: Alan Watts
  • Publisher: Sounds True
  • ISBN: 1622037537
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 192
  • View: 4488
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In order to come to your senses, Alan Watts often said, you sometimes need to go out of your mind. Perhaps more than any other teacher in the West, this celebrated author, former Anglican priest, and self-described spiritual entertainer was responsible for igniting the passion of countless wisdom seekers to the spiritual and philosophical delights of India, China, and Japan. With Out of Your Mind, you are invited to immerse yourself in six of this legendary thinker's most engaging teachings on how to break through the limits of the rational mind and expand your awareness and appreciation for the great game unfolding all around us. Distilled from Alan Watts’s pinnacle lectures, Out of Your Mind brings you an inspiring new resource that captures the true scope of this brilliant teacher in action. For those both new and familiar with Watts, this book invites us to delve into his favorite pathways out of the trap of conventional awareness, including: • The art of the “controlled accident”—what happens when you stop taking your life so seriously and start enjoying it with complete sincerity • How we come to believe “the myth of myself”—that we are skin-encapsulated egos separate from the world around us—and how to transcend that illusion • Why we must fully embrace chaos and the void to find our deepest purpose • Unconventional and refreshing insights into the deeper principles of Buddhism, Hinduism, Western philosophy, Christianity, and much more

Taoism

Taoism

The Parting of the Way

  • Author: Holmes Welch
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • ISBN: 9780807059739
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 196
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This book offers a comprehensive discussion of Taoism, one of the world's major religions, as well as a study of the Tao te ching, the best known Taoist text, Lao-Tzu as a Taoist prototype.

The Philosophies of Asia

The Philosophies of Asia

The Edited Transcripts

  • Author: Alan Watts
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 106
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Tao of Philosophy

Tao of Philosophy

  • Author: Alan Watts
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1462916732
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 128
  • View: 8578
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The Tao of Philosophy is a literary adaptation of talks selected to introduce the new "Love of Wisdom" series by Alan Watts to today's audiences. The following chapters provide rich examples of the way in which the philosophy of the Tao is as contemporary today as it was when it flourished in China thousands of years ago. Perhaps most significantly, these selections offer modern society a clearer understanding of what it will take for a successful reintegration of humans in nature.

Taoism

Taoism

The Road to Immortality

  • Author: John Eaton Calthorpe Blofeld
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 9780394735825
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 195
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Introduces Taoism and its spiritual teachings.

Cloud-hidden, Whereabouts Unknown

Cloud-hidden, Whereabouts Unknown

A Mountain Journal

  • Author: Alan W. Watts
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 030780786X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 224
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Over the course of nineteen essays, Alan Watts ruminates on the philosophy of nature, ecology, aesthetics, religion, and metaphysics. Assembled in the form of a “mountain journal,” written during a retreat in the foothills of Mount Tamalpais, CA, Cloud-Hidden, Whereabouts Unknown is Watts’s meditation on the art of feeling out and following the watercourse way of nature, known in Chinese as the Tao. Embracing a form of contemplative meditation that allows us to stop analyzing our experiences and start living in to them, the book explores themes such as the natural world, established religion, race relations, karma and reincarnation, astrology and tantric yoga, the nature of ecstasy, and much more. From the Paperback edition.

The Collected Letters of Alan Watts

The Collected Letters of Alan Watts

  • Author: Alan Watts,Anne Watts
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • ISBN: 1608684156
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 616
  • View: 5649
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Philosopher, author, and lecturer Alan Watts (1915–1973) popularized Zen Buddhism and other Eastern philosophies for the counterculture of the 1960s. Today, new generations are finding his writings and lectures online, while faithful followers worldwide continue to be enlightened by his teachings. The Collected Letters of Alan Watts reveals the remarkable arc of Watts’s colorful and controversial life, from his school days in England to his priesthood in the Anglican Church as chaplain of Northwestern University to his alternative lifestyle and experimentation with LSD in the heyday of the late sixties. His engaging letters cover a vast range of subject matter, with recipients ranging from High Church clergy to high priests of psychedelics, government officials, publishers, critics, family, and fans. They include C. G. Jung, Henry Miller, Gary Snyder, Aldous Huxley, Reinhold Niebuhr, Timothy Leary, Joseph Campbell, and James Hillman. Watts’s letters were curated by two of his daughters, Joan Watts and Anne Watts, who have added rich, behind-the-scenes biographical commentary. Edited by Joan Watts & Anne Watts

The Spirit of Zen

The Spirit of Zen

A Way of Life, Work and Art in the Far East

  • Author: Alan Watts
  • Publisher: Pomona Press
  • ISBN: 1443733512
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 137
  • View: 8499
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Here is something quite unfamiliar to the West, something which will appeal strongly to all who are trying to find deeper reality in life than philosophy and conventional religion can express. Historically, Zen is an aspect of Buddhism, but in itself it is so vital and elusive that it escapes definition. To be understood it must be lived. As a way of life it is the highest achievement of the Chinese spirit and the inspiration of its greatest art. Through Zen, Chinese culture reinforms our own with new meaning and offers us altogether new possibilities in a world of change. Contents Include: The Origins of Zen The Secret of Zen The Technique of Zen Life in a Zen Community Zen and the Civilization of the Far East

Beyond Theology

Beyond Theology

The Art of Godmanship

  • Author: Alan Watts
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 231
  • View: 8811
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Examines world religions from a mythic as well as a philosophical perspective and explores the role of Christianity in developing human consciousness

The Wisdom of Insecurity

The Wisdom of Insecurity

  • Author: Alan W. Watts
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307809862
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 160
  • View: 7697
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An exploration of man's quest for psychological security and spiritual certainty in religion and philosophy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching

  • Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 0834824639
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 144
  • View: 5431
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No other English translation of this greatest of the Chinese classics can match Ursula Le Guin's striking new version. Le Guin, best known for thought-provoking science fiction novels that have helped to transform the genre, has studied the Tao Te Ching for more than forty years. She has consulted the literal translations and worked with Chinese scholars to develop a version that lets the ancient text speak in a fresh way to modern people, while remaining faithful to the poetic beauty of the work. Avoiding scholarly interpretations and esoteric Taoist insights, she has revealed the Tao Te Ching's immediate relevance and power, its depth and refreshing humor, in a way that shows better than ever before why it has been so much loved for more than 2,500 years. Included are Le Guin's own personal commentary and notes on the text. This new version is sure to be welcomed by the many readers of the Tao Te Ching as well as those coming to the text for the first time.

The Truth of Tao

The Truth of Tao

  • Author: Alex Anatole
  • Publisher: Ctr of Traditional Taoist Studies
  • ISBN: 9780974252902
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 382
  • View: 5735
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SUPERANNO Grand Master Alex Anatole takes the reader on a journey of enlightenment, demystifying the enigmatic philosophy of the Tao. Pragmatic principles are explained as Taoism's elegant system logically unfolds, unifying the physical, mental, and spiritual realms until ultimately the purpose of life is revealed.

The Tao of Happiness

The Tao of Happiness

Stories from Chuang Tzu for Your Spiritual Journey

  • Author: Derek Lin
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698198603
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 128
  • View: 1674
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If you have not encountered Chuang Tzu before, prepare yourself for a treat. He was the sage who stood apart from all others in Chinese history. He was a unique presence, a great mind like no one before or since. Chuang Tzu quickly distinguished himself and became well known for his deep understanding and sense of humor. His mastery was such that he could explain the Tao with simple stories, and his humor was such that he could see the joy in ordinary things. He taught his students about “carefree wandering”—the path of moving through life with a free and happy heart, regardless of how turbulent the journey might be. It is time for modern readers to join in on the fun. Chuang Tzu’s wisdom is not just for Eastern culture, but for all of humanity. We may not have the instability or the clash of massive armies indicative of Chuang Tzu’s time, but we have a lot of stress and tension in our modern world. Many of us find ourselves fighting little battles on the personal front just to get through the day. We can benefit greatly from Chuang Tzu’s teachings. These parables are presented throughout this book and juxtaposed with the charming and intelligent prose of modern-day Taoist teacher and author Derek Lin. Together, Chuang Tzu and Lin will present you with simple lessons that will have a lasting impact on your life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Genuine fake

Genuine fake

a biography of Alan Watts

  • Author: Monica Furlong
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 198
  • View: 6142
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