The Way of Chuang Tzu (Second Edition)
  • Release Date : 30 March 2010
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Pages : 160 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780811223072
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Download or read book entitled The Way of Chuang Tzu (Second Edition) by author: Thomas Merton which was release on 30 March 2010 and published by New Directions Publishing with total page 160 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Classic writings from the great Zen master in exquisite versions by Thomas Merton, in a new edition with a preface by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Working from existing translations, Thomas Merton composed a series of his own versions of the classic sayings of Chuang Tzu, the most spiritual of Chinese philosophers. Chuang Tzu, who wrote in the fourth and third centuries B.C., is the chief authentic historical spokesperson for Taoism and its founder Lao Tzu (a legendary character known largely through Chuang Tzu’s writings). Indeed it was because of Chuang Tzu and the other Taoist sages that Indian Buddhism was transformed, in China, into the unique vehicle we now call by its Japanese name—Zen. The Chinese sage abounds in wit and paradox and shattering insights into the true ground of being. Thomas Merton, no stranger to Asian thought, brings a vivid, modern idiom to the timeless wisdom of Tao.