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

    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) Miyamoto Musashi, Thomas Cleary

    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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  • The Essential Confucius by Thomas Cleary
    The Essential Confucius (English, Paperback) Thomas Cleary

    Gathers selections from the Analects of Confucius grouped by subject followin the order of the I Ching.

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  • Code of the Samurai by Thomas Cleary
    Code of the Samurai (English, Hardback) Thomas Cleary, Oscar Ratti

    A 400-year-old explication of the rules and expectations embodied in Bushido, the Japanese way of the warrior. Bushido has played a major role in shaping modern Japanese society and the modern martial arts in Japan and internationally.

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

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

    "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 Taoist I Ching by Liu I-ming
    The Taoist I Ching (English, Paperback) Liu I-ming

    Presented for the first time with a Taoist interpretation, this Chinese classic, used as a basic map of conscious development and containing the underlying principles of all religions, features an exposition of the Taoist spiritual alchemy

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  • Flower Ornament Scripture (3 Volumes) by Thomas Cleary
    Flower Ornament Scripture (3 Volumes) (English, Hardback) Thomas Cleary

    A Buddhist text discusses the ten stages of enlightenment, the universal good, the qualities of the Buddha, and detachment from the world

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

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

    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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  • Taoist Meditation by Thomas Cleary
    Taoist Meditation (English, Paperback) Thomas Cleary

    The ancient meditation techniques of Taoism encompass a wide range of practices?with an aim toward cultivating a healthy body as well as an enlightened mind. These selections from classic texts of Taoist meditation represent the entire range of techniques?from sitting meditation practices to internal alchemy. Most of the texts appear here in English for the first time. ...

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  • Understanding Reality by Chang Po-tuan
    Understanding Reality (English, Paperback) Chang Po-tuan $31.55
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  • Transmission of Light by Thomas Cleary
    Transmission of Light (English, Paperback) Thomas Cleary

    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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  • The 10 Ecstasy of Enlightenment by Thomas Cleary
    The 10 Ecstasy of Enlightenment (English, Paperback) Thomas Cleary

    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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  • Zen Essence by Thomas Cleary
    Zen Essence (English, Paperback) Thomas Cleary

    Drawn from the records of Chinese Zen masters of the Tang and Song dynasties, this collection may surprise some readers. In contrast to the popular image of Zen as an authoritarian, monastic tradition deeply rooted in Asian culture, these passages portray Zen as remarkably flexible, adaptive to contemporary and individual needs, and transcending cultural boundaries. ...

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

    This collection of Taoist texts includes: ...

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  • Sutra Of Hui-Neng, Grand by Thomas Cleary
    Sutra Of Hui-Neng, Grand (English, Paperback) Thomas Cleary

    Hui-neng (638?713) is perhaps the most beloved and respected figure in Zen Buddhism. An illiterate woodcutter who attained enlightenment in a flash, he became the Sixth Patriarch of Chinese Zen, and is regarded as the founder of the "Sudden Enlightenment" school. He is the supreme exemplar of the fact that neither education nor social background has any bearing on the attainment of enlightenment....

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  • I Ching - The Book Of Change by Thomas Cleary
    I Ching - The Book Of Change (English, Paperback) Thomas Cleary

    The I Ching is the most ancient and profound of the Chinese classics, venerated for over three thousand years as an oracle of fortune, a guide to success, and a dispensary of wisdom. This new translation, with commentary by Confucius, emphasizes applying practical wisdom in everyday affairs. Complete instructions for consulting the I Ching are included.

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  • Classics Of Buddhism And Zen Vol 2 by Thomas Cleary
    Classics Of Buddhism And Zen Vol 2 (English, Paperback) Thomas Cleary

    Volume Two of Classics of Buddhism and Zen contains teachings predominantly from the Japanese Zen tradition including the writings of Dogen, the founder and most venerated master of Japanese Zen. Also included is a translation of the Carya-Gita, a collection of the teachings of famous tantric masters who lived during the illustrious Pala dynasty of old Bengal?a text with striking parallels to...

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  • Soul of the Samurai by Thomas Cleary
    Soul of the Samurai (English, Paperback) Thomas Cleary

    Soul of the Samurai contains modern translations of three classic works of Zen & Bushido....

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