The Wisdom of the Tao

Ancient Stories that Delight, Inform, and Inspire

Author: Deng Ming-Dao

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 161283423X

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Taoism is an ancient Chinese philosophy that emphasizes living in harmony with the universe. It is a tradition that has become widely popular in Europe and North America over the past fifty years—largely through its core text, the Tao Te Ching. The Wisdom of the Tao is filled with over 140 ancient stories express great truth by fusing anecdotes with philosophy. The stories are frequently humorous, ribald, irreverent, or sarcastic—but they always speak to great and universal truths. Here are stories that lead people to: Flow with life Live from the heart Develop an openness to possibilities Live in balance Drop expectations Embrace acceptance The wisdom here fills a universal need. We need stories. They help us make sense of who we are and how we got here. They keep us sane as we try to absorb our experiences, our aging, and our emotions. Stories help us visualize the future by taking the messages of yesterday and helping us get tomorrow right.
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The Way of Heart and Beauty

The Tao of Daily Life

Author: Deng Ming-Dao

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 1612834256

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The essential Taoist guide to living with simplicity, compassion, and integrity This is a book that draws on ancient Chinese wisdom to explore the critical life issues: What is our place in nature? How do we make right decisions? How do we respect the earth? How are we to view life and death? What is the path we should live to truly achieve a good and meaningful life? For Deng Ming-Dao, the two entry points for this exploration are two words: The first is the Chinese word for “heart”— which means heart, mind, intention, center, core intelligence, and soul. And the second is the word beauty—which connotes the pleasure we take in art, design, fashion, and music. Our hearts love beauty, and beauty opens our hearts. In this profound collection of fresh and contemporary translations of ancient texts, Deng Ming-Dao gathers over 220 selections that deal with the essence of heart and beauty. Topics include: how to be great, how long it takes to follow your heart, how to bring order to the world, how to know everything, how to pacify the heart, and much more. Here are stories, fables, poems, and epigrams that delight, inspire, and inform. Those who would subdue people through their own “excellence” Have yet to subdue anyone. But if you used excellence to nurture people instead, The whole world would be subdued. No one has become ruler of all under heaven Without subdued hearts. It has never happened.
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Tong Sing

The "know Everything Book" : Based on the Ancient Chinese Almanac

Author: C. Windridge

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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Inspired by the traditional Chinese almanac Tong Sing, collects information on such subjects as religious beliefs, traditions, herbal remedies, recipes, and Chinese horoscopes and prophesies.
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