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Vitality, Energy, Spirit: A Taoist Sourcebook (Shambhala Dragon Editions)

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The “three treasures” of human lifevitality, energy, and spiritare envisioned in Taoist thought as the source of creativity, capability, and intelligence. This comprehensive anthology traces the teachings on these three treasures through the long history of Taoism, highlighting the quintessential works on their practical application for mental and physical well-being. Along with brief selections from the classic sources of Taoism by Lao Tzu and Chang-tzu, the book presents a rich selection of tales and sayings from Taoist literature, as well as a broad range of writings from the Complete Reality school, including essays and commentary from such figures as Lü Yen, Chang Po-tuan, and Liu I-ming.

Synopsis:

This is the richest sourcebook of Taoist teachings ever to appear in the English language. It focuses on vitality, energy, and spiritthe “three treasures” of human life as envisioned in Taoist thought. The three treasures are understood to be the source of the creativity, capability, and intelligence of which humankind is capable, and Taoist adepts developed techniques for working with the treasures for health, strength, and wisdom. This volume traces the teachings on these three treasures through the long history of Taoism up to the present century, highlighting quintessential texts on the practical application of these principles to mental and physical well-being.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780877735199
Subtitle:
A Taoist Sourcebook
Editor:
Cleary, Thomas F.
Editor:
Cleary, Thomas F.
Editor:
Turner, Peter
Author:
Cleary, Thomas
Editor:
Turner, Peter
Publisher:
Shambhala
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Taoism
Subject:
Taoist literature.
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shambhala Classics
Series Volume:
9347
Publication Date:
20090310
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x .69 in .9563 lb

Related Subjects

Religion » Eastern Religions » Chinese Religion and Literature
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Religion » Eastern Religions » Taoism

Vitality, Energy, Spirit: A Taoist Sourcebook (Shambhala Dragon Editions)
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Product details 312 pages Shambhala Publications - English 9780877735199 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This is the richest sourcebook of Taoist teachings ever to appear in the English language. It focuses on vitality, energy, and spiritthe “three treasures” of human life as envisioned in Taoist thought. The three treasures are understood to be the source of the creativity, capability, and intelligence of which humankind is capable, and Taoist adepts developed techniques for working with the treasures for health, strength, and wisdom. This volume traces the teachings on these three treasures through the long history of Taoism up to the present century, highlighting quintessential texts on the practical application of these principles to mental and physical well-being.
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