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New Directions Paperbook #276: The Way of Chuang Tzu

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Chuang Tzu, who wrote in the fourth and third centuries B.C., is the chief authentic historical spokesman for Taoism and its founder Lao Tzu (a legendary character known largely through Chuang Tzu's writings). Indeed it was because of Chuang Tzu and the other Taoist sages that Indian Buddhism was transformed, in China, into the unique vehicle we now call by its Japanese name — Zen. The Chinese sage abounds in wit, paradox, satire, and shattering insight into the true ground of being. Father Merton, no stranger to Asian thought, brings a vivid, modern idiom to the timeless wisdom of Tao. Illustrated with early Chinese drawings.

Synopsis:

Working from existing translations, Thomas Merton composed a series of personal versions from his favorites among the classic sayings of Chuang Tzu, the most spiritual of the Chinese philosophers.

About the Author

Thomas Merton(1915-1968) was a Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky. Poet, social activist, and student of comparative religion, Merton wrote numerous books on spirituality, including his monumental autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811201032
Author:
Merton, Thomas
Author:
Neville, Edgar
Author:
Merton, Thomas
Publisher:
New Directions
Location:
New York
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Theology and philosophy
Subject:
Taoism
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Chuang-tzu
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
Zhuangzi
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Edition
Series:
New Directions Paperbook
Series Volume:
276
Publication Date:
19690117
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.5 in 0.385 lb

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