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What is Tao

Author: Alan Watts
Publisher: Novato, Calif. : New World Library, ©2000.
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Alan Watts? noted author and respected authority on Far Eastern thought? studied Taoism extensively, and in his final years moved to a quiet cabin in the mountains and dedicated himself almost exclusively to meditating and writing on the Tao. This new book gives us an opportunity to not only understand the concept of the Tao but to experience the Tao as a personal practice of liberation from the limitations imposed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Watts, Alan, 1915-1973.
What is Tao.
Novato, Calif. : New World Library, ©2000
(DLC) 00056091
(OCoLC)44420829
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Watts
ISBN: 9781577318163 1577318161
OCLC Number: 776893062
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
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Alan Watts? noted author and respected authority on Far Eastern thought? studied Taoism extensively, and in his final years moved to a quiet cabin in the mountains and dedicated himself almost exclusively to meditating and writing on the Tao. This new book gives us an opportunity to not only understand the concept of the Tao but to experience the Tao as a personal practice of liberation from the limitations imposed by the common beliefs within our culture. The philosophy of the Tao offers a way to understand the value of ourselves as free-willed individuals enfolded within the ever-changing patterns of nature. -- The word Tao means the Way? in the sense of a path, a way to go? but it also means nature, in the sense of one's true nature, and the nature of the universe. Often described as the philosophy of nature, we find the origins of Taoism in the shamanic world of pre-Dynastic China. Living close to the earth, one sees the wisdom of not interfering, and letting things go their way. It is the wisdom of swimming with the current, splitting wood along the grain, and seeking to understand human nature instead of changing it. Every creature finds it's way according to the laws of nature, and each of us has our own inner path? or Tao.

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