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|[an error occurred while processing this directive]|Author: HOFF, BENJAMIN. Title: The Way to Life: At the Heart of the Tao Te Ching.
Description: Weatherhill, New York, (1981), Ist edition.. 86 pp, oblong 16mo (6 1/4" H x 9 1/8" D), hard cover (blue cloth with silver lettering on spine) in dust jacket. 16 color photographs. "These new and extremely creative versions (of the Tao Te Ching) by Benjamin Hoff, accompanied by an introduction to the basics of Taoist philosophy, bring the words of the sage to life once again. The Tao Te Ching, or Tao Virture Classic, concerns the working of Tao, the way or path to life in harmony with natural laws. The Tao Te Ching cautions us to seek wisdom rather than knowledge: 'Along the way to knowledge, many things are accumulated. Along the way to wisdom, many things are discarded'. In just this manner, Benjamin Hoff has succeeded in dispersing the mysteries surrounding this ancient text and in reducing the Taoist philosophy to a straightforward message, ever intriguing but no longer elusive. Such basic principles of Taoism as the uncarved block, the source, and the wu wei are given lucid definition. And in further accordance with the Taoist belief that words are an insufficient vehicle for conveying the meaning of Tao, sixteen color photographs are juxtaposed to selected passages, reflecting their essential truth.." Previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. NF/NF.
Keywords: Tao Te Ching, Chinese Literature, Eastern Philosophy, Religion, Taoist, Lao-Tze, Virtue Classic, Path to Life, Harmony, Natural Laws, Wisdom, Wu Wei, Uncarved Block, Photography.
Price: US$ 150.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 13902
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