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  • The Art Of War by Sun Tzu
    The Art Of War (English, Paperback)

    Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to deal with conflict wisely, honorably, victoriously, is already present within us. Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The Art of War is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world, as eagerly...

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  • The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
    The Book of Five Rings (English, Paperback)

    One of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asian culture, The Book of Five Rings analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. Written by the renowned Japanese warrior Miyamoto Musashi in 1643, its principles for achieving success in combat have long been lauded not only for their...

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  • Training The Samurai Mind by Thomas Cleary
    Training The Samurai Mind (English, Paperback)

    A comprehensive overview of samurai life and education draws on hundreds of writings on bushido--the way of the warrior knight--from the fifteenth through the nineteenth centuries that cover such topics as military strategy, political science, personal discipline, and character development, putting each piece in its historical context. 15,000 first printing.

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  • Samurai Wisdom by Thomas Cleary
    Samurai Wisdom (English, Paperback)

    Five Classic Texts on Bushido

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  • Entry into the Inconceivable by Thomas Cleary
    Entry into the Inconceivable (English, Hardback)

    Entry Into the Inconceivable is an introduction to the philosophy of the Hua-yen school of Buddhism, one of the cornerstones of East Asian Buddhist thought. Cleary presents a survey of the unique Buddhist scripture on which the Hua-yen teaching is based and a brief history of its introduction into China. He also presents a succinct analysis of the essential metaphysics of Hua-yen Buddhism as it...

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  • Zen Letters by J.C. Cleary
    Zen Letters (English, Paperback)

    Zen Letters presents the teachings of the great Chinese master Yuanwu (10631135) in direct person-to-person lessons, intimately revealing the inner workings of the psychology of enlightenment. These teachings are drawn from letters written by Yuanwu to various fellow teachers, disciples, and lay students?to women as well as men, to people with families and worldly careers as well as monks and...

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  • Classics Of Buddhism And Zen Vol 1 by Thomas Cleary
    Classics Of Buddhism And Zen Vol 1 (English, Paperback)

    Volume One of Classics of Buddhism and Zen contains teachings predominantly from the Chinese Zen (Chan) tradition, including the writings of revered Chinese masters such as Pai-chang, founder of the Chan monastic tradition; Huang-po, one of the forefathers of the Lin-chi-tsung or Rinzai school; Foyan, the great master of the twelfth-century Chinese Zen "renaissance"; and many others. ...

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  • The Taoist Classics: v.4 by Thomas Cleary
    The Taoist Classics: v.4 (English, Paperback)

    This collection of Taoist texts includes: ...

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  • Opening the Dragon Gate by Chen Kaiguo
    Opening the Dragon Gate (English, Paperback)

    This text presents a biograpy of Wang Liping, the 18th generation transmitter of Dragon Gate Taoism, heir to a tradition of esoteric knowledge and practice accumulated and refined over 11 centuries.

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  • The Secret of Golden Flower by Thomas Cleary
    The Secret of Golden Flower (English, Paperback)

    The brilliant new translation of the classic Taoist guide to meditation that Carl Jung made famous. 'Thomas Cleary's translation is like an island of peace in the troubled sea of today's world. His beautifully lucid translation of the classic Chi

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  • The Blue Cliff Record by Thomas Cleary
    The Blue Cliff Record (English, Paperback)

    The Blue Cliff Record is a translation of the Pi Yen Lu , a collection of one hundred famous Zen koans accompanied by commentaries and verses from the teachings of Chinese Zen masters. Compiled in the twelfth century, it is considered one of the great treasures of Zen literature and an essential study manual for students of Zen.

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  • Stopping And Seeing by Thomas Cleary
    Stopping And Seeing (English, Paperback)

    "Stopping" and "seeing" are sometimes referred to as the yin and yang of Buddhist meditation - complementary twin halves of a unified whole. In essence, "stopping and seeing" refers to stopping delusion and seeing truth, processes basic to Buddhist practice. One of the most comprehensive manuals written on these two essential points of Buddhist meditation is "The Great Stopping and Seeing," a...

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  • The Undying Lamp Of Zen by Thomas Cleary
    The Undying Lamp Of Zen (English, Paperback)

    This is a complete explanation of Zen practice written by one of the most eminent masters of pre-modern Japan. The author, Torei Enji (1721?1792), was best known as one of two "genius assistants" to Hakuin Ekaku, who was himself a towering figure in Zen Buddhism who revitalized the Rinzai school. Torei was responsible for much of the advanced work of Hakuin's later disciples and also helped...

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  • Practical Taoism by Thomas Cleary
    Practical Taoism (English, Paperback)

    This extraordinary collection of teachings and commentaries illuminates the many profound mysteries of inner alchemy, one of the most important dimensions of the Taoist tradition. The science of inner alchemy consists of meditation practices that enable the individual to have a more intimate, energizing, and inspiring relationship with life. Although these techniques are described in the...

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  • Immortal Sisters by Thomas Cleary
    Immortal Sisters (English, Paperback)

    Immortal Sisters presents life stories and teachings of distinguished female Taoist adepts who lived from the third to twelfth centuries. Among them is the poet and mystic Sun Bu-er, who passed into folklore as one of the famous Seven Immortals and appears as a character in countless popular novels of China. These accomplished women, renowned in their own day and in history, represent a uniquely...

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  • Art Of War by Thomas Cleary
    Art Of War (English, Paperback)

    Sun Tzu's Art of War, compiled more than two thousand years ago, is a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict. It is perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world today. Now, this unique volume brings together the essential versions of Sun Tzu's text, along with illuminating commentaries and auxiliary texts written by distinguished strategists. The...

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  • Secrets of the Japanese Art of Warfare by Thomas Cleary
    Secrets of the Japanese Art of Warfare (English, Hardback)

    This samurai strategy books is the first widely available English translation of Yamamoto Kansuke's classic treatise on strategy and tactics....

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  • Transmission of Light by Thomas Cleary
    Transmission of Light (English, Paperback)

    A translation of the classic Denkoroku by one of the premier translators of Buddhist and Taoist texts illustrates how to arrive at the epiphanic Zen awakening known as satori....

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  • Understanding Reality by Chang Po-tuan
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  • The 10 Ecstasy of Enlightenment by Thomas Cleary
    The 10 Ecstasy of Enlightenment (English, Paperback)

    The Ecstasy of Enlightenment is an inside look at the spiritual world of Tantraone of the most sophisticated, alluring, and controversial forms of Buddhism. Cleary unlocks the mysteries of the CaryaGiti, a collections of teachings by more than twenty famous Siddhas, or Tantric adepts, who lived during the illustrius Pala dynasty of old Bengal. These teachings emanate from one of the most dynamic...

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