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  • Become What You Are by Alan W. Watts
    Become What You Are (English, Paperback)

    "Life exists only at this very moment, and in this moment it is infinite and eternal. For the present moment is infinitely small; before we can measure it, it has gone, and yet it exists forever. . . . You may believe yourself out of harmony with life and its eternal Now; but you cannot be, for you are life and exist Now."?from Become What You Are ...

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  • Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
    Tao Te Ching (English, Paperback)

    Dating for around 300 BC, this is an early work of the Chinese school of philosophy called Taoism. It offers a complete view of the cosmos and how human beings should respond to it. It has mystical insight into the nature of things and forms a basis for a humane morality and political utopia.

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  • I Ching or Book of Changes by Richard Wilhelm
    I Ching or Book of Changes (English, Paperback)

    Covers "I Ching" - a book of oracles containing the whole of human experience.

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  • Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
    Tao Te Ching (English, Paperback)

    Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching (The Book of the Way) is the classic manual on the art of living. In 81 short, poetic chapters, the book looks at the basic predicament of being alive and teaches how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao, or the basic principle of the universe.

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  • The Art Of Peace by Morihei Ueshiba
    The Art Of Peace (English, Paperback)

    New York Times Bestseller...

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  • The Book Of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
    The Book Of Five Rings (English, Hardback)

    When the undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi retreated to a cave in 1643 and wrote The Book of Five Rings, a manifesto on swordsmanship, strategy, and winning for his students and generations of samurai to come, he created one of the most perceptive and incisive texts on strategic thinking ever to come from Asia. ...

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  • The Complete Works of Zhuangzi by Burton Watson
    The Complete Works of Zhuangzi (English, Hardback)

    "Columbia University Press first published Watson's translation as The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu in 1968"--ECIP data view.

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  • The First Ten Books by Confucius
    The First Ten Books (English, Paperback)

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook...

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  • The Book of Chuang Tzu by Chuang Tzu
    The Book of Chuang Tzu (English, Paperback)

    One of the great founders of Taoism, Chaung Tzu lived in the fourth century BC and is among the most enjoyable and intriguing personalities in the whole of Chinese philosophy. This work draws together the stories, tales, jokes and anecdotes that have gathered around the figure of Chuang Tzu.

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  • Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
    Tao Te Ching (English, Paperback)

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Fundamental to Chinese philosophy and religion, this title includes topics ranging from political advice to common wisdom.

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  • Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction by Daniel K. Gardner
    Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback)

    Daniel K. Gardner explores the major philosophical ideas of the Confucian tradition, showing the profound social and political impact it had and continues to have in China.

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  • The Wisdom of the Tao by Deng Ming-Dao
    The Wisdom of the Tao (English, Paperback)

    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....

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  • Genuine Pretending by Hans-Georg Moeller
    Genuine Pretending (English, Paperback)

    This book presents an innovative reading of Daoist philosophy that highlights the critical and therapeutic functions of satire and humor. Moeller and D'Ambrosio show how the Zhuangzi expounds the Daoist art of "genuine pretending" the paradoxical skill of enacting social roles without submitting to them or letting them define one's identity.

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  • Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
    Tao Te Ching (English, Hardback)

    A luxury, keep-sake edition of an ancient Chinese scripture This ancient text, fundamental to Taoism, has become a source of inspiration and guidance for millions in modern society.

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  • A Comprehensive Guide to Daoist Nei Gong by Damo Mitchell
    A Comprehensive Guide to Daoist Nei Gong (English, Paperback)

    A comprehensive description and step-by-step explanation of the Nei Gong internal alchemical process also explaining its philosophical basis. Essential reading for practitioners of Nei Gong, Qi Gong, martial arts and Chinese medicine.

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  • Taoism For Dummies by Jonathan Herman
    Taoism For Dummies (English, Paperback)

    The definitive guide to understanding Taoism no matter your background or faith Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is the second most translated book in the world, and the practice of religious Taoism is on the rise in China, where adherents currently number in the hundreds of millions.

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  • A New History of Shinto by John Breen
    A New History of Shinto (English, Paperback)

    This accessible guide to the development of Japan's indigenous religion from ancient times to the present day offers an illuminating introduction to the myths, sites and rituals of kami worship, and their role in Shinto's enduring religious identity.

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  • The Classic of the Way and Virtue by Richard John Lynn
    The Classic of the Way and Virtue (English, Paperback)

    Written for English-language readers, this Taoist book of religious and philosophical Chinese writings explores the centrality of Wang's commentaries in Chinese thought and the position of the Tao-te Ching in East Asian tradition.

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  • Ancestors, Kings, and the Dao by Constance A. Cook
    Ancestors, Kings, and the Dao (English, Hardback)

    Ancestors, Kings, and the Dao outlines the evolution of musical performance in early China, first within and then ultimately away from the socio-religious context of ancestor worship. The focus of this study is on excavated texts; it is the first to use both bronze and bamboo narratives to show the evolution of a single ritual practice.

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  • The Taoist Body by Kristofer Schipper
    The Taoist Body (English, Paperback)

    Suitable for those interested in China and in religions, this work offers an introduction to the traditions of Taoism and the masters who transmit them. It traces the way that leads from Chinese shamanism and traditional village life to the physical Tending Life techniques, which in turn lead to the mysticism of Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu.

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