The Way of Chuang Tzu
ISBN10: 0811201031 ISBN13: 9780811201032 Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Jun 1 1969 Weight: 0.40lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
Chuang Tzu, who wrote in the fourth and third centuries B.C., is the chief authentic historical spokesman 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, paradox, satire, and shattering insight into the true ground of being. Father Merton, no stranger to Asian thought, brings a vivid, modern idiom to the timeless wisdom of Tao. Illustrated with early Chinese drawings.