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Volume 1 of sacred writings of mystical Chinese religion reveal Tao, the way — the key to living an obstacle-free life. Based on wu-wei, taking no unnatural action, it would make individual existence like the flow of water with no obstacles to impede. Famed Sinologist here offers standard English version of major Taoist writings.

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Volume 2 of sacred writings reveal Tao, the way — the key to living an obstacle-free life. Based on wu-wei, taking no unnatural action, it would make individual existence like the flow of water.

Synopsis:

Volume 1 of sacred writings of mystical Chinese religion reveal Tao, the way — the key to living an obstacle-free life. Based on wu-wei, taking no unnatural action, it would make individual existence like the flow of water with no obstacles to impede. Famed Sinologist here offers standard English version of major Taoist writings.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION.

I. WAS TÂOISM OLDER THAN LÂO-ZZE?

  Three Religions in China.

  Peculiarity of Tâo The King.

II. "THE TEXTS OF THE TÂO THE KING AND KWANG-ZZE SHÛ, AS REGARDS THEIR AUTHENTICITY AND GENUINE-NESS, AND THE ARRANGEMENT OF THEM"

  i. The Tâo Teh King.

    "The Evidence of Sze-mâ Khien, the historian ; of Lieh-zze, Han Fei-zze, and other Tâoist writers ; and of Pan Kû."

    The Catalougue of the Imperial Library of Han ; and that of the Sui dynasty.

    "The Commentaries of ' the old man of the Ho-side,' and of Wang PÎ."

    "Division into Parts and Chapters, and numbers of Characters in the Text."

  ii. The Writings of Kwang-zze.

    Importance to Tâoism of those Writings

    The division of the Books into three Parts.

    Their general Title and its meaning.

III. WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THE NAME TÂO? AND THE CHIEF POINTS OF BELIEF IN TÂOISM

  Meaning of the name.

  Usage of the term Thien.

  Peculiar usage of it by Kwang-zze.

  Mr. Giles's view that the name ' God; is the equivalent of Thien.

  Relation of the Tâo to the name Tî.

  No idea of Creation-proper in Tâoism.

  Man is composed of body and spirit.

  That the cultivation of the Tâo promotes longevigty.

  Starting results of the Tâo ; and how It proceeds by contraries.

  The paradisiacal state.

  The Decay of Tâoism before the growth of knowledge.

  The moral and practical teachings of Lâo-zze.

  Humility ; his three jewels ; that good is to be returned for evil.

IV. ACCOUNTS OF LÂO-ZZE AND KWANG-ZZE GIVEN BY SZE-MÂ KHIEN

V. ON THE TRACTATE OF ACTIONS AND THEIR RETRIBUTIONS

  Peculiar style and nature of the Treatise.

  Its date.

  Meaning of the Title.

  Was the old Tâoism a Religion?

  The Kang family.

  Influence of Buddhism on Tâoism.

THE TÂO TEH KING

  PART I (chapters i to xxxvii)

  1. Embodying the Tâo

  2. The Nourishment of the Person

  3. Keeping the People at Rest

  4. The Fountainless

  5. The Use of Emptiness

  6. The Completion of Material Forms

  7. Sheathing the Light

  8. The Placid and Contented Nature

  9. Fulness and Complacency contrary to the Tâo

  10. Possibilities through the Tâo

  11. The Use of what has no Substantive Existence

  12. The Repression of the Desires

  13. Loathing Shame

  14. The Manifistation of the Mystery

  15. The Exhibition of the Qualities of the Tâo

  16. Returning to the Root

  17. The Unadulterated Influence

  18. The Decay of Manners

  19. Returning to the Unadulterated Influence

  20. Being different from Ordinary Men

  21. "The Empty Heart, or the Tâo in its Operation"

  22. The Increase granted to Humility

  23. Absolute Vacancy

  24. Painful Graciousness

  25. Representations of the Mystery

  26. The Quality of Gravity

  27. Dexterity in Using the Tâo

  28. Returning to Simplicity

  29. Taking no Action

  30. A Caveat against War

  31. Stilling War

  32. The Tâo with no name

  33. Discriminating between Attributes

  34. The Task of Achievement

  35. The Attribute of Benevolence

  36. Minimising the Light

  37. The Exercise of Government

PART II (Chapters xxxviii to lxxxi)

  38. About the Attributes of the Tâo

  39. The Origin of the Law

  40. Dispensing with the Use (of Means)

  41. Sameness and Difference

  42. The Transformations of the Tâo

  43. The Universal Use (of the Action in Weakness of the Tâo

  44. Cautions

  45. Great or Overflowing Virtue

  46. The Moderating of Desire or Ambition

  47. Surveying wat is Far-off

  48. Forgetting Knowledge

  49. The Quality of Indulgence

  50. The Value set on Life

  51. The Operation (of Tâo) in Nourishing Things

  52. Returning to the Source

  53. Increase of Evidence

  54. "The Cultivation (of the Tâo), and the Observation (of its Effects)"

  55. The Mysterious Charm

  56. The Mysterious Excellence

  57. The Genuine Influence

  58. Transformation according to Circumstances

  59. Guarding the Tâo

  60. Occupying the Throne

  61. The Attribute of Humility

  62. Practising the Tâo

  63. Thinking in the Beginning

  64. Guarding the Minute

  65. "Pure, unmixed Excellence"

  66. Putting One's Self Last

  67. Three Precious Things

  68. Matching Heaven

  69. The Use of the Mysterious (Tâo)

  70. The Difficulty of being (rightly) Known

  71. The Disease of Knowing

  72. Loving One's Selef

  73. Allowing Men to take their Course

  74. Restraining Delusion

  75. How Greediness Injures

  76. A Warning against (Trusting in) Strength

  77. The Way of Heaven

  78. Things to be Believed

  79. Adherence to Bond or Covenant

  80. Standing Alone

  81. The Manifestation of Simplicity

THE WRITINGS OF KWANG-?ZE.

  INTRODUCTION.

  BRIEF NOTICES OF THE DIFFERENT BOOKS

    PART I.

    I.i. "Hsiâo-yâo Yû, or Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease"

    II.ii. "Khî Wû Lun, or the Adjustment of Controversies"

    III.iii. "Yang Shang Kû, or Nourishing the Lord of Life"

    IV.iv. "Zan Kien Shih, or Man in the World, Associated with other Men"

    V.v. "Teh Khung Fû, or the Seal of Virtue Complete"

    VI.vi. "Tâ ?ung Shih, or the Great and Most Honoured Master"

    VII.vii. "Ying Tî Wang, or the Normal Course for Rulers and Kings"

    PART II.

    VIII.i. "Phien Mâu, or Webbed Toes"

    IX.ii. "Mâ Thî, or Horse's Hoofs"

    X.iii. "Khü Khieh, or Cutting Open Satchels"

    XI.iv. "?âi Yû, or Letting Be, and Exercising Forbearence"

    XII.v. "Thien Tî, or Heaven and Earth"

    XIII.vi. "Thien Tâo, or the Way of Heaven"

    XIV.vii. "Thien Yün, or the Revolution of Heaven"

    XV.viii. "Kho Î, or Ingrained Ideas"

    XVI.ix. "Shan Hsing, or Correcting the Nature"

    XVII.x. "Khiû Shui, or the Floods of Autumn"

    Transliteration of Oriental Alphabets adopted for the Translations of the Sacred Books of the East

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