The Way Of Chuang Tzu by Thomas MertonThe Way Of Chuang Tzu by Thomas Merton

The Way Of Chuang Tzu

byThomas MertonForeword byDalai Lama

Paperback | March 2, 2010

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Working from existing translations, Thomas Merton composed a series of his own versions of the classic sayings of Chuang Tzu, the most spiritual of Chinese philosophers. Chuang Tzu, who wrote in the fourth and third centuries B.C., is the chief authentic historical spokesperson for Taoism and its founder Lao Tzu (a legendary character known largely through Chuang Tzu’s writings). Indeed it was because of Chuang Tzu and the other Taoist sages that Indian Buddhism was transformed, in China, into the unique vehicle we now call by its Japanese name—Zen.

The Chinese sage abounds in wit and paradox and shattering insights into the true ground of being. Thomas Merton, no stranger to Asian thought, brings a vivid, modern idiom to the timeless wisdom of Tao.
His Holiness The Dalai Lama is both the head of State and the spiritual leader of Tibet.
Title:The Way Of Chuang TzuFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.98 × 5.21 × 0.4 inPublished:March 2, 2010Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0811218511

ISBN - 13:9780811218511


Editorial Reviews

A most admirable introduction to this less known but important source book of Taoism. — Alan Watts (The New York Times Book Review)

Thomas Merton is the saintly man who caused the Dalai Lama to come to admire Christianity as the equal of his beloved Buddhism. — Robert Thurman

Merton is an artist, a Zen. — Thich Nhat Hanh