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Chuang-tzu

Chuang-tzu [Paperback]

Author : Kohn, Livia

The Chuang-tzu is the second major text of the Taoist

tradition. It was compiled in the third century BCE and

follows in the footsteps of the best known and oldest

of all Taoist texts, the Tao-te-ching (Book of the Tao

and Its Power). Representing the philosophy of its

main author, Chuang Chou, along with several other

early Taoist strands, the text has been a literary delight

and a spiritual inspiration to spiritual seekers for over

two thousand years.

Using parable, anecdote, allegory and paradox, the

Chuang-tzu presents the central message of what was

to become the Taoist school: a reverence for the Tao

the "Way" of the natural world and the belief that

you are not truly virtuous until you are free from the

burden of circumstance, personal attachments, tradition

and the desire to reform the world. In this special

SkyLight Illuminations edition, leading Taoist scholar

Livia Kohn draws on key selections from this timeless

text to elucidate foundational Taoist beliefs and practices.

She provides insightful, accessible commentary

that highlights the Chuang-tzu's call to reject artificially

imposed boundaries and distinctions, and illustrates

how you can live a more balanced, authentic and

joyful life at ease in perfect happiness by following

Taoist principles.

$23.99
  • Author:
  • Kohn, Livia
  • ISBN:
  • 1594732965
  • isbn-13
  • 9781594732966
  • Publisher:
  • Jewish Lights Publishing
  • Cover:
  • Paperback
  • Pub. Year:
  • 2011
  • SKU
  • 9781594732966
  • Number of Units
  • 01
  • Pages:
  • 240