The Tao of Thomas AquinasThe Tao of Thomas Aquinas



Matthew Fox's stated purpose for this new "handbook" is to support and inspire the energy of a new generation of sacred activists working on the front lines of social change with the fierce wisdom of this courageous intellectual warrior and ...

Author: Matthew Fox

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ISBN: 1532093411

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We have been considering the essence of Aquinas' teachings about our spiritual journey toward wisdom and justice and compassion and away from dullness and indifference and, in his words, folly. He says: "Folly implies apathy in the heart and dullness in the senses...For sapiens (wise) as Isidore says 'is so named from sapor (savor), because just as the taste is quick to distinguish between savors of meats, so too a wise person is quick in discerning things and causes.' Thus it is clear that folly is opposed to wisdom as its contrary...the fool has the sense, though dulled, whereas the wise person has the sense acute and penetrating."

The Tao of ThomasThe Tao of Thomas



It is because of the Eastern tone of Thomas, the Gnostic theology embedded in Thomas, and the possible Pre-Christian influence of the text that makes it so compatible with the philosophy of the Tao Te Ching, so as to make one a fascinating ...

Author: Joseph B. Lumpkin

Publisher: Fifth Estate

ISBN: 0976099268

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It is because of the Eastern tone of Thomas, the Gnostic theology embedded in Thomas, and the possible Pre-Christian influence of the text that makes it so compatible with the philosophy of the Tao Te Ching, so as to make one a fascinating supplement to the other. Both advance inner and intuitive knowledge above all. Both allude to the way to acquire this knowledge through an unwavering search within oneself. Since the deeper meanings of both Thomas and the Tao Te Ching are both direct and indirect, it is hoped that each time they are read some new insight and treasure can be taken from them.

The Essential TaoThe Essential Tao



Composed of two ancient Taoist classics that are proving remarkably appealing and relevant today, The Essential Tao delves into topics such as politics and economy, managing stress and health, and psychology and mysticism.

Author: Thomas F. Cleary

Publisher: Book Sales

ISBN: 0785809058

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Page: 168

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Composed of two ancient Taoist classics that are proving remarkably appealing and relevant today, The Essential Tao delves into topics such as politics and economy, managing stress and health, and psychology and mysticism. "It is magnificent and grandiose, outrageous and funny, sharp and acerbic, dreamy and playful".--David Steindl-Rast, OSB.

The Tao of ApathyThe Tao of Apathy



All he has to do is betray his coworkers and help keep people from voting for the union.He seeks out advice from his motley crew of friends: Dykes who tells every woman he sleeps with that he is lonely; Dan the audio/visual geek who ...

Author: Thomas Cannon

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1494718308

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Who are the employees of St Jude's Medical Center? You already know them. You work with them. Come take a madcap meeting with them anyway and see how and why they leave common sense behind as the new hospital administrator William Petty changes everything. He adjusts associated staffing levels (fires people) and increases workloads (sometimes for the fired people). He even limits Father Chuck to added-value duties. In response, the employees begin to form bad habits and a union. However, no one handles the changes worse than Bigger, a kitchen worker with a belief that he is affected by invisibility rays. The worst thing he could ever imagine happens—his boss offers him a promotion. All he has to do is betray his coworkers and help keep people from voting for the union.He seeks out advice from his motley crew of friends: Dykes who tells every woman he sleeps with that he is lonely; Dan the audio/visual geek who organizes the union just to piss his wife off; and even Father Chuck who is so stunned that he must now bill patients for his prayers that he spends his days bitterly smoking in the designated area for oral nicotine worship, “The Butt Hutt.” The only person to give him good advice is his friend Joe who teaches him the Tao of Apathy. It's a powerful tool, but will Bigger choose to use it?

Awakening to the TaoAwakening to the Tao



The Tao is the ancient Chinese "Way" that has inspired numerous books, from The Tao of Physics to The Tao of Sex . This book might be called "The Tao of Tao.

Author: Lui I-Ming

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834823334

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The Tao is the ancient Chinese "Way" that has inspired numerous books, from The Tao of Physics to The Tao of Sex . This book might be called "The Tao of Tao." In 142 brief meditative essays, the author uses simple language and natural imagery to express the essence of the wisdom that holds the key to success in every human endeavor. Liu I-ming (b. 1737) was a Taoist adept and a scholar of Buddhism and Confucianism. He is the author of commentaries on several Taoist classics that have been published in English, including The Taoist I Ching , also translated by Thomas Cleary.

The Way of Chuang TzuThe Way of Chuang Tzu



The result is this collection of poetic renderings of the great sage's work that conveys its spirit in a way no other translation has and that was Merton's personal favorite among his more than fifty books.

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781590301432

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Page: 190

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Chuang Tzuu considered, along with Lao Tzu, one of the great figures of early Taoist thoughtu used parables and anecdotes, allegory and paradox, to illustrate that real happiness and freedom are found only in understanding the Tao or Way of nature, and dwelling in its unity. The respected Trappist monk Thomas Merton spent several years reading and reflecting upon four different translations of the Chinese classic that bears Chuang Tzu's name. The result is this collection of poetic renderings of the great sage's work that conveys its spirit in a way no other translation has and that was Merton's personal favorite among his more than fifty books. Both prose and verse are included here, as well as a short section from Merton discussing the most salient themes of Chuang Tzu's teachings.

Back to BeginningsBack to Beginnings



Written around 1600 during the Ming dynasty, a book of meditations based on the teachings of Confucius, Buddhism, and Taoism leads readers to serenity based on the fundamental values and experiences of life. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Author: Huanchu Daoren

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110488587

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Page: 143

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Written around 1600 during the Ming dynasty, a book of meditations based on the teachings of Confucius, Buddhism, and Taoism leads readers to serenity based on the fundamental values and experiences of life. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

The Haiku Tao Te ChingThe Haiku Tao Te Ching



This edition is far more expensive than the others because it has printed color pictures. For much less expensive versions, please go to: www.uharriet.com The "Tao Te Ching" is the foundation of Taoism.

Author: Laozi

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1499285035

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The "Tao Te Ching" is the foundation of Taoism. Its empowering philosophy has enlightened minds for millennia. Now, in this new simplified format, this ancient wisdom is easier than ever to read, comprehend, and internalize. This illustrated version is further enhanced with inspiring photographs and other graphics that facilitate a richer experience with the ancient content. Many of the pictures are themselves each a meditation. Translated literally, “the Tao” is “the Way” or “the Path.” It is the way of heaven, or the path to enlightenment. However, in some contexts, it seems to describe the same thing that various texts refer to as “Source,” “intelligence,” “the spirit of God,” or “the light of Christ” that creates and sustains everything in existence. By aligning with that light, or walking that path, our awareness increases, giving us expansive love, joy, deep inner stillness, peace beyond reason, a sense of wholeness within, and oneness with all of creation. This Tao consciousness enlightenment is also called Krishna consciousness, Buddha consciousness, or Christ consciousness. It is all the same awakened consciousness. Considering the "Tao Te Ching" concepts taught by Jesus in the Bible, and considering the non-Biblical stories of his many travels with Joseph of Arimathea, it is apparent that Jesus had learned the Tao. He self-identifies with it when he says, “I am the way” (John 14:6). With that same Tao consciousness, each of us may also self-identify with it. Likewise, he self-identifies with “the light of the world” (8:12) and encourages us to do the same (Matthew 5:14). Learn the Tao. Align with the Tao. Then be the Tao. Be the way.

Wisdom and VirtueWisdom and Virtue



Finally, this book can be the beginning of putting you on the path for a happier and more fulfilling life, so use it wisely!

Author: Kevin Thomas

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ISBN: 0996387439

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Wisdom and Virtue is a Decoded and Paraphrased version of the Tao Te Ching, the second most translated book in the world after the Bible. This version of the great classic simplifies the basis of Taosim, Chinese Philsophy, and Chinese Religion for easy application and every days use. This book will help you: Develop a true purpose in life, make better decisions, keep you focused on the right path, develop compassion for yourself and others, find inner peace, communicate better, and find true wisdom.

The Tao of NookomisThe Tao of Nookomis



The stories revolve around its teachings and teachers: ninety-five-year-old Grandma Nooko, Uncle Eddie, Deacon Kingfisher, Ronnie, Donovan Manypenny, Wayne Bishop, Maggie Manypenny, Desiree Ogema, Ogema (the wolf), and Ogema (the wolf ...

Author: Thomas D Peacock

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ISBN: 165284810X

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The Tao of Nookomis introduces readers to timeless, layered stories that capture both the simplicity and complexity of Native existence. The stories revolve around its teachings and teachers: ninety-five-year-old Grandma Nooko, Uncle Eddie, Deacon Kingfisher, Ronnie, Donovan Manypenny, Wayne Bishop, Maggie Manypenny, Desiree Ogema, Ogema (the wolf), and Ogema (the wolf hybrid). Join these and others as they learn and practice the ways of their ancestors, carrying traditions into the present day.

The Essential TaoThe Essential Tao



Thomas Cleary's new translation of two Chinese classics describing the essential philosophy and practice of Tao, written long ago as maps of the Way: 'Tao Te Ching' and 'Chuang-tzu'.

Author: Thomas Cleary

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062502162

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Page: 176

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Thomas Cleary's new translation of two Chinese classics describing the essential philosophy and practice of Tao, written long ago as maps of the Way: 'Tao Te Ching' and 'Chuang-tzu'. Cleary's presentation restores the power and mind-opening distinctive

The Tao of Bruce LeeThe Tao of Bruce Lee



The Tao of Bruce Lee is the third in a series of books (following Beyond the Limits and Change Your World) that explore the teaching and philosophy that underpin all his life and work.Bruce Lee often adapted and updated the wisdom of Lao ...

Author: Bruce Thomas

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1727154851

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The Tao of Bruce Lee is the third in a series of books (following Beyond the Limits and Change Your World) that explore the teaching and philosophy that underpin all his life and work.Bruce Lee often adapted and updated the wisdom of Lao Tzu he found in the Tao Te Ching.This book shows how their thoughts and words - ancient and modern - weave together in a way that is more vital, relevant, and useful than ever for living today.