Book Of Chuang Tzu Paperback – May 1 1996
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The Taoist author named Chuang-tzu is estimated to have lived in the fourth century BCE, between 399 and 255 BCE. Martin Palmer is Director of the International Consultancy on Religion, Education and Culture. Currently he is working with the China Taoist Association on a project to protect the main Taoist sacred Mountains of China. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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He states: "The Book of Chuang Tzu is like a travelogue. As such, it meanders between continents, pauses to discuss diet, gives exchange rates, breaks off to speculate, offers a bus timetable, tells an amusing incident, quotes from poetry, relates a story, cites scripture."
"And always listen out for the mocking laughter of Chuang Tzu. This can be heard most when you start to make grand schemes out of the bits, or wondrous philosophies out of the hints and jokes. For ultimately this is not one book but a variety of voices swapping stories and bouncing ideas off each other, with Chuang Tzu striding through the whole, joking, laughing, arguing and interrupting."
Indeed the Chuang Tzu does all these things. Providing a fascinating and enlightening glimpse, using heavy doses of humor and wit, into the path of Tao. Experience is all.
If you like this book, then you'll love the Lieh Tzu.
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considering the age of this text id have to say that it is probably one of the best books that exists, at least that i have read. we really havent come very far since then. Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2012 by Johnathan McNeil
Chuang Tzu is considered to have been a follower of the Taoist school of thought, influenced by Lao Tzu. However, we know much more about Chuang Tzu. Read more
I got this book because I was interested in learning more about Tao -- my only experience had been the Tao of Pooh. Read morePublished on June 29 2001
This is a good book. How do I know? Because it is practical that is to say the concepts WORK. For another practical spiritual book I would recommend the book An Encounter With A... Read morePublished on Nov. 13 2000