The Way of the World: Readings in Chinese Philosophy

The Way of the World: Readings in Chinese Philosophy

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Author/Contributor(s): Cleary, Thomas
Publisher: Shambhala
Date: 12/01/2009
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW
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.