The Way of the World

The Way of the World

Readings in Chinese Philosophy
Translated by Thomas Cleary
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Shambhala Publications
12/01/2009
Pages: 128
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781590307380
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The dynamic relationship between the individual and society has been a central concern of Taoism from its ancient beginnings—which is perhaps why certain Taoist classics, like Sun Tzu’s Art of War, are so often consulted these days for leadership advice. This anthology presents a wide range of texts revealing the processes of integrating personal spirituality with social responsibility central to Taoist tradition across the centuries and throughout the schools. There are a wealth of approaches to life in the world presented here, but at the heart of each is an understanding that even a mystic must be socially responsible and that self-cultivation is primary preparation for anyone called to lead.
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