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Cleary, Thomas F. 1949-

Works: 496 works in 1,633 publications in 4 languages and 35,288 library holdings
Genres: Meditations  Military history  Sacred books  Quotations  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Handbooks and manuals  Periodicals  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Photographer, Other, Contributor, Adapter, Compiler, Commentator
Classifications: U101, 355.02
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Publications about Thomas F Cleary
Publications by Thomas F Cleary
Most widely held works by Thomas F Cleary
The essential Koran : the heart of Islam : an introductory selection of readings from the Qurʼan by Thomas F Cleary( Book )
15 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,214 libraries worldwide
Presents English translations of the primary teachings of the Koran, and features notes on the spiritual language and psychology of the sacred text
Entry into the inconceivable : an introduction to Hua-yen Buddhism by Thomas F Cleary( file )
20 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 2,067 libraries worldwide
Moon in a dewdrop by Dōgen( file )
16 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,003 libraries worldwide
"The Heart of Dogen's Shobogenzo provides annotated translations of the difficult core essays of Shobogenzo, the masterwork of Japanese Zen master Dogen Kigen, the founder of Soto Zen. This book is centered around those essays that generations have regarded as containing the essence of Dogen's teaching. These translations, revised from those that first appeared in the 1970s, clarify and enrich the understanding of Dogen's religious thought and his basic ideas about Zen practice and doctrine. Dogen's uncommon intellectual gifts, combined with a profound religious attainment and an extraordinary ability to articulate it, make Shobogenzo unique even in the vast literature the Zen school has produced over the centuries, securing it a special place in the history of world religious literature."--BOOK JACKET
Understanding reality : a Taoist alchemical classic by Boduan Zhang( file )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,828 libraries worldwide
The art of war by Sunzi( Book )
28 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,355 libraries worldwide
This new translation of the Chinese masterpiece of military strategy helps readers apply the principles of military victory to the relationships in their own lives and teaches how to bring about the desired outcome in all the challenges of life
The essential Confucius : the heart of Confucius' teachings in authentic I ching order : a compendium of ethical wisdom by Confucius( Book )
22 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,271 libraries worldwide
Gathers selections from the Analects of Confucius grouped by subject following the order of the I Ching
The essential Tao : an initiation into the heart of Taoism through the authentic Tao te ching and the inner teachings of Chuang-Tzu by Thomas F Cleary( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,205 libraries worldwide
This is Thomas Cleary's translation of two classic Chinese books describing the essential philosophy and practice of Tao, written long ago as maps of the Way: Tao Te Ching and Chuang-tzu. Cleary's bold new translations restore, as no other translations have yet done, the remarkable power and mind-opening distinctiveness of the original Chinese. Composed in China over two thousand years ago and widely regarded as classics of world literature as well as honored for their. practical wisdom, the Tao Te Ching and Chuang-tzu cover a wide range of subjects, from politics and economy to psychology and mysticism, from strategies for managing stress and maintaining health to ways to strengthen one's consciousness in a turbulent world. Together, these texts present the philosophical and practical core of classical Taoism while making Taoism's teachings more accessible than ever before to the western reader. "Few of the world's great books," writes
A book of five rings by Musashi Miyamoto( Book )
32 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,000 libraries worldwide
A psychological guide to strategy applicable to business, philosophy, or martial arts, written by sixteenth-century warrior Miyamoto Musashi as a means of explaining his success as a practitioner of Japanese swordfighting, or Kendo
Soul of the samurai by Thomas F Cleary( file )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 604 libraries worldwide
Modern translations of three classic works of Zen & Bushido In Soul of the Samurai respected author and translator Thomas Cleary reveals the true essence of Bushido or Zen warrior teachings according to 17th-century Japanese samurai master Yagyu Munenori and his Zen teacher Takuan Soho. The three works of Zen Bushido translated in Soul of the Samurai are: - The Book of the Sword by Yagyu Munenori - The Inscrutable Subtlety of Immovable Wisdom by Takuan Soho - The Peerless Sword by Takuan Soho Yagyu was a renowned swordsman and chief of the Shogun's secret police, while Takuan was the Zen spiritual mentor to the Emperor. This samurai philosophy book contains the first English translations of their seminal writings on Bushido. Cleary not only provides clear and readable translations but comprehensive notes introducing the social, political, and organizational principles that defined Samurai culture-their loyalty to family, their sense of service and duty, and their political strategies for dealing with allies and enemies. These writings introduce the reader to the authentic world of Zen culture and the secrets behind the Samurai's success-being "in the moment" and freeing the mind from all distractions, allowing you to react instantaneously and instinctively without thinking
The Japanese art of war : understanding the culture of strategy by Thomas F Cleary( Book )
19 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 567 libraries worldwide
Military rule and the martial tradition of the samurai have dominated Japanese culture for centuries, virtually to the present day. According to Thomas Cleary--translator of more than twenty-five classics of Asian philosophy--the Japanese people have been so steeped in the way of the warrior that some of the manners and mentality of this outlook remain embedded in their individual and collective consciousness. Cleary shows how well-known attributes such as the reserve and mystery of formal Japanese behavior are deeply rooted in the ancient strategies of the traditional arts of war. Citing original Japanese sources that are popular among Japanese readers today, he reveals the hidden forces behind Japanese attitudes and conduct in political, business, social, and personal life.--From publisher description
The Dhammapada : sayings of Buddha : translated from the original Pali ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
"Thomas Cleary, the widely acclaimed and respected translator of Asian philosophy, now provides a new and vibrant translation of one of the most beloved and accessible works of early Buddhism: the Dhammapada. In a rendering that is both classical and contemporary, he faithfully restores the simple purity and elegance of the original text."--BOOK JACKET. "The quest for inner peace and individual liberation is one of the most ancient endeavors of humankind. Five hundred years before Christ, Gautama Buddha became one of the great leaders in that spiritual journey. The Dhammapada is a collection of Buddha's sayings as passed down by his followers and drawn from the seminal Pali Canon. It is perhaps the best primer of Buddhism. Its teachings on the dhamma, the moral path of life, encourage the development of self-mastery and strength of character and point the way toward a heightened awareness of self and reality ... and toward the ultimate attainment of enlightenment."--BOOK JACKET. "Punctuated with the translator's insightful notes and comments, the Dhammapada brings to life the independence of thought and freedom of spirit of Buddha, making this remarkable work not only a text on living but a living text."--Jacket
Code of the samurai : a modern translation of the Bushidō shoshinshū by Yūzan Daidōji( Book )
22 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 513 libraries worldwide
"Code of the Samurai is a four-hundred-year-old explication of the rules and expectations embodied in Bushido, the Japanese Way of the Warrior, which has played a major role in shaping the behavior of modern Japanese government, corporations, society, and individuals, as well as in shaping the modern martial arts within Japan and internationally. The Japanese original of this book, Bushido Shoshinshu, has been one of the prime sources on the tenets of Bushido. With a clear, conversational narrative by Thomas Cleary, and line drawings by master illustrator Oscar Ratti, this book is indispensable to the corporate executive, student of Asian culture, and martial artist."--Jacket
Sun-tzu : the art of warfare : the first English translation incorporating the recently discovered Yin-chʻüeh-shan texts by Sunzi( Book )
34 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in Spanish and English and held by 502 libraries worldwide
Sun Tzu's Art of War, compiled more than two thousand years ago, is a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict. It is perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world today. Now, this unique volume brings together the essential versions of Sun Tzu's text, along with illuminating commentaries and auxiliary texts written by distinguished strategists. The translations, by the renowned translator Thomas Cleary, have all been published previously in book form, except for The Silver Sparrow Art of War, which is available here for the first time. This comprehensive collection contains: The Art of War: This edition of Sun Tzu's text includes the classic collection of commentaries by eleven interpreters. Mastering the Art of War: Consisting of essays by two prominent statesmen-generals of Han dynasty China, Zhuge Liang and Liu Ji, this book develops the strategies of Sun Tzu's classic into a complete handbook of organization and leadership. It draws on episodes from Chinese history to show in concrete terms the proper use of Sun Tzu's principles. The Lost Art of War: Written more than one hundred years after Sun Tzu's text, by Sun Bin, a linear descendant of Sun Tzu, this classic of political and military strategy is faithful to the principles of The Art of War, while developing their practical application much further. The Silver Sparrow Art of War: A version of Sun Tzu's Art of War based on a manuscript of the classic text discovered at a Chinese archeological site in China's Shandong Province in 1972, which contains previously unknown fragments
The Taoist classics : the collected translations of Thomas Cleary by Thomas F Cleary( Book )
22 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 499 libraries worldwide
Awakening to the Tao. "Another treasure from Taoist adept Liu I-ming, this is a collection of 142 of the master's brief but admirably lucid essays on living according to the Tao."--jacket
The Taoist I ching by Yiming Liu( Book )
19 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 459 libraries worldwide
The text is considered to be one of the oldest of the Chinese classics. The first part of the present volume is the text of the I Ching proper - the sixty-four hexagrams plus sayings on the hexagrams and their lines, with the commentary composed by Liu I-ming, A Taoist adept, in 1796. The second part is Liu I-ming's commentary on two sections added to the I Ching by earlier commentators, believed to be members of the original Confucian school. These two sections are known as the Overall Images and the Mixed Hexagrams. In total the book illuminates the Taoist inner teachings as practiced in the School of Complete Reality
Twilight goddess : spiritual feminism and feminine spirituality by Thomas F Cleary( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 451 libraries worldwide
"Much has been written about the Goddess in recent times: the general understanding is that Goddess worship died with the pagans, stamped out by the patriarchal "world religions" that followed. Here, in a guided tour of the feminine principles, symbols, and imagery found in Hinduism, Taoism, Buddhism, and the Sufi tradition of Islam, Twilight Goddess proves that the female face of the divine has never really disappeared from religion - including those normally seen as patriarchal. To the contrary: whether conceptualized as deity, saint, mythic figure, archetype, or abstract principle, the Divine Feminine has manifested in ways both hidden and overt in all four traditions."--Jacket
Minding mind : a course in basic meditation ( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
Some types of meditation are aimed at promoting a sense of confidence and well-being in everyday life, while other types focus on producing altered states of consciousness, transcending the world, or developing skills for serving other people. The instructions in this book focus on the highest type of all, "pure, clear meditation": a state of true objectivity that enables the practitioner to use all the other types of meditation freely and consciously, without becoming fixated or obsessed. Minding Mind is based on traditional texts by renowned teachers from various Buddhist schools of China, Japan, and Korea
The flower ornament scripture : a translation of the Avatamsaka sutra by Thomas F Cleary( Book )
36 editions published between 1450 and 1993 in English and Thai and held by 420 libraries worldwide
Known in Chinese as Hua-yen and in Japanese as Kegon-kyo, the Avatamsaka Sutra, or Flower Ornament Scripture, is held in the highest regard and studied by Buddhists of all traditions. Through its structure and symbolism, as well as through its concisely stated principles, it conveys a vast range of Buddhist teachings. This one-volume edition contains Thomas Cleary's definitive translation of all thirty-nine books of the sutra, along with an introduction, a glossary, and Cleary's translation of Li Tongxuan's seventh-century guide to the final book, the Gandavyuha, "Entry into the Realm of Reality."
Further teachings of Lao-tzu : understanding the mysteries : a translation of the Taoist classic Wen-Tzu by Lao zi( Book )
8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 413 libraries worldwide
A collection of ancient Taoist teachings elaborating on the teachings of the Tao Te Ching in a series of discourses attributed to Lao- tzu
Zen essence : the science of freedom ( Book )
13 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
Translation of an anthology of teachings drawn from the records of the great Chinese Zen masters of the Tang and Sung dynasties
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