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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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  • 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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  • I Ching by Thomas Cleary
    I Ching (English, Paperback) Thomas Cleary

    The well-known ancient Chinese oracle and sourcebook of Asian wisdom--now in a Shambhala Pocket Library edition....

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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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  • The Uddhava Gita by Swami Ambikananda Saraswati
    The Uddhava Gita (English, Paperback) Swami Ambikananda Saraswati

    Widely read, The Bhagavad Gita is a classic of world spirituality while The essential companion to The Bhagavad Gita, The Uddhava Gita has remained overlooked. This new accessible and only English translation in print of The Uddhava Gita offers a previously unexplored path to understanding Hinduism and Krishna's wisdom. Written centuries apart, the ideas of the two dialogues are similar although their approach and contexts differ. The Bhagavad Gita is filled with the urgency of battle while The Uddhava Gita takes place on the eve of Krishna's departure from the world. The Uddhava Gita offers the reader philosophy, sublime poetry, practical guidance, and, ultimately, hope for a more complete consciousness in which the life of the body better reflects the life of the spirit.

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

    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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  • Thunder In The Sky by Thomas Cleary
    Thunder In The Sky (English, Paperback) Thomas Cleary

    Understanding the development and practice of power?based on an in-depth observation of human psychology?has been a part of traditional Chinese thought for thousands of years and is considered a prerequisite for mastering the arts of strategy and leadership.Thunder in the Sky presents two secret classics of this ancient Chinese tradition. The commentary by Thomas Cleary?the renowned translator of...

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  • The Book Of Serenity by Thomas Cleary
    The Book Of Serenity (English, Paperback) Thomas Cleary

    Book of Serenity is a translation of Shoyo Roku, a collection of one hundred Zen koans with commentaries that stands as a companion to the other great Chinese koan collection, theBlue Cliff Record (Pi Yen Lu). A classic of Chan (Chinese Zen) Buddhism,Book of Serenity has been skillfully rendered into English by the renowned translator Thomas Cleary....

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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 theCarya-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 the...

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

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

    Zen has often been portrayed as being illogical and mystifying, even aimed at the destruction of the rational intellect. These new translations of the thirteenth-century Zen master Dogen?one of most original and important Zen writers?illustrate the rational side of Zen, which has been obscured through the centuries, tainting people's understanding of it....

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  • Classics Of Buddhism And Zen Vol 4 by Thomas Cleary
    Classics Of Buddhism And Zen Vol 4 (English, Paperback) Thomas Cleary

    Volume Four of Classics of Buddhism and Zen features several essential works on the practice of Zen koans, including a complete translation of Gateless Barrier , a classic collection of Zen parables, paradoxes, and teaching stories. Also included is a collection of poetry from the Chinese Buddhist poet Wen-Siang. ...

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  • The Art Of War by Sun Tzu
    The Art Of War (English, CD-Audio) Sun Tzu

    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 a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict, The Art of War applies to competition and conflict in general, on every level from the interpersonal to the international. Its aim is invincibility, victory without...

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  • The Essential Tao by Thomas Cleary
    The Essential Tao (English, Hardback) Thomas Cleary

    Two ancient Chinese works present the heart of Taoist philosophy through poems, proverbs, and ancecdotes

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

    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 Book of Balance and Harmony by Thomas Cleary
    The Book of Balance and Harmony (English, Paperback) Thomas Cleary

    The Book of Balance and Harmony is a renowned anthology of writing by a thirteenth-century master of the Complete Reality School of Taoism, a movement begun around the turn of the first millennium CE whose aim was a return to the purity of Taoism's original principles and practices. This classic collection, compiled by one of the master's disciples, is still very much in use by the Taoist adepts...

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

    Instant Zen presents the teachings of Foyan, a twelfth-century Chinese Zen master recognized as one of the greatest masters of the Song dynasty Zen renaissance in China. Returning to the uncomplicated genuineness of the original and classical Zen masters, Foyan offers many simple exercises in attention and thought designed to lead to the awakening of Zen insight into the real nature of the self....

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  • El Arte de la Guerra (the Art of War) by Sun Tzu
    El Arte de la Guerra (the Art of War) (Spanish, Paperback) Sun Tzu

    Recopilado más de dos mil años atrás por un misterioso guerrero filósofo, El arte de la guerra sigue siendo, quizás, hoy en día, el libro de estrategia más prestigioso e influyente del mundo, estudiado en Asia por políticos modernos y ejecutivos con el mismo entusiasmo con el que fuera consultado en tiempos antiguos por jefes militares. Como estudio de la anatomía de las organizaciones en...

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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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