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The Essence of Tao

by Pamela Ball

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This book has a couple of good sections on the philosophy of Taoism for a beginner. It also contains a huge amount of information on Taoism as a religion in various sects. There is material on medicine, meditation, and martial art forms. My interest in understanding what Tao is and the history of the philosophy. I found there was a lot to wade through, but there was also enough of what I was looking for. I enjoyed the "Thoughts and Ideas" section at the end of each chapter. The first 3 chapters and the last 2 chapters were what I wanted and the rest was sandwiched in between. I was happy to see the book end where it began in the nice circular fashion which seems to be the way of Tao. ( )
  ajlewis2 | Feb 24, 2016 |
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Every religion or philosophy has an assemblage of acknowledged spiritual ideas or truths, often recorded in sacred scripture and literature and practised in the accumulated teachings and traditions of many generations. Here is a fine selection of diverse Taoist teachings that get to the heart of its matter.… (more)

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