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Yin Chin Wen

By: Carus, Paul

Description: The publisher of this book utilises modern printing technologies as well as photocopying processes for reprinting and preserving rare works of literature that are out-of-print or on the verge of becoming lost. This book is one such reprint.

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The Texts of Taoism, Vol. XXXIX

By: Legge, James

Description: writings of mystical Chinese religion reveal Tao, the way ? the key to living an obstacle-free life. Based on wu-wei, taking no unnatural action, it would make individual existence like the flow of water with no obstacles to impede. Famed Sinologist here offers standard English version of major Taoist writings.

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The Tao Teh King, A Short Study in Comparative Religion

By: Medhurst, C. Spurgeon

Description: There are dozens, perhaps hundreds of translations of the Tao te Ching, the root sacred text of Taoism, one of the three traditional religions of China. This one, written by an ex-missionary who appears to have had Theosophical leanings, includes extensive notes on similarities with other religions, primarily Christianity, but also Buddhism and Hinduism. This gives a new way of looking at this multi-faceted text, which has always had appeal to mystics of all persuasions.

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Sacred Books of the East, Vol. XL

By: Müller, F. Max

Description: writings of mystical Chinese religion reveal Tao, the way ? the key to living an obstacle-free life. Based on wu-wei, taking no unnatural action, it would make individual existence like the flow of water with no obstacles to impede. Famed Sinologist here offers standard English version of major Taoist writings.

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Yang Chu's Garden of Pleasure

Description: Yang Chu was a philosopher of the classic age of Chinese thought who probably lived in the 300's B.C.E. He has been associated with the Taoists since the rise of official Confucianism and the consolidation of what we now call 'Taoism', although this term is problematic, as thinkers like Yang Chu, Chuang Tzu, and Lao Tzu are quite different and were not considered to be members of a single school in ancient times. In addition, the text that we still have whic...

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The Canon of Reason and Virtue

By: Suzuki, D.T.

Description: This booklet, Tbe Canon of Reason alld Vjrtue, is an extract from the author's larger work, Lao-Tze's Tao Teh King, and has been published for the purpose of making our reading public more familiar with that grand and imposing figure Li Er, who was honored with the posthumous title Poh-Yang, i. e., Prince Positive (representing the male or strong principle); but whom his countrymen simply call Lao-tze, the Old Philosopher.

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Taoist Texts, Ethical Political and Speculative

By: Balfour, Frederic Henry

Description: This is a small selection of varied texts from the Taoist Canon, including yet another translation of the Tao Te Ching. As intimated in the subtitle, some of the books relate to ethics, some to politics, and some to internal alchemy. Selections marked with an * are not translated in Legge's Texts of Taoism, and are thus believed to be new to the internet here. The English translations of the titles shown below are given in the text, but only on the headers o...

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Laotzu's Tao and Wu-Wei

By: Wai-Tao, Bhikshu

Description: This is the second edition of Dwight Goddard's Tao te Ching translation. This is very different than the first edition. Goddard, the author of The Buddhist Bible, in the interim between the first and second edition of this book converted to Buddhism from Christianity. The core of the book, the Tao te Ching translation, is radically different than the first edition. This is apparently the translation included in successive versions of the Buddhist Bible (it i...

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Tao Te Ching

By: Legge, J.

Description: The Tao Te Ching is a spiritual, inspirational work that guides us through life, helping us to live within each moment and find the beauty that is all around each of us. Simple, beautiful, and life changing. The Tao Te Ching is fundamental to the Taoist school of Chinese philosophy (Dàojia), and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism and Neo-Confucianism. This ancient book is also central in Chinese Buddhism, which when first introduced into Chi...

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The Sayings of Lao-Tzu

By: Giles, Lionel

Description: This is Lionel Giles' translation of the Tao te Ching. Giles (1875-1958) was Keeper of the Department of Oriental Books and Manuscripts at the British Museum. He also translated Sun Tzu's Art of War. This translation is long out of print, which is a shame, because it is a very clear English rendition of this very difficult and profund text.

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Musings of a Chinese Mystic, First edition, 1906

By: Giles, Lionel

Description: This short collection of texts featuring Chuang Tzu (Zhuangzi), the Taoist sage, is a good introduction to the core concepts of the Taoist worldview. The author, Lionel Giles, was an eminent Victorian scholar of Chinese society, who, most notably, also translated Sun Tsu's Art of War.

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Tao, The Great Luminant

By: Morgan, Even

Description: The Huai Nan Tzu is a sprawling, encyclopedic work of Chinese thought that was compiled late in the second century B.C.E. under the auspices of Liu An, the prince of Huai Nan. Liu An was a great patron of the arts and philosophy and was the paternal uncle of the Han emperor, Wu. He had gathered many of the major lights of the Chinese literati of the time to his court and he presented the book to his nephew as a gift upon Wu's ascension to the imperial throne...

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T'ai-Shang Kan-Ying P'ien

By: Carus, Dr. Paul

Description: This work is a key text about Taoist morality and ethics. It is also translated in the Sacred Books of the East, Volume 40 as the Tai Shang Tractate, albeit without the wonderful fables included in this edition. The translators, Paul Carus and Teitaro Suzuki, also have other works at sacred texts: Paul Carus' Buddha, the Gospel, and Buddha, the Word, and Suzukis' Manual of Zen Buddhism.

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The Mirror of Alchemy, Score Alc Mirror

By: Edward Kelly

Description: The Mirror of Alchemy, composed by the famous Friar, Roger Bacon, sometime fellow of Martin College and Brasen-nase College in Oxenforde.

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The Westminster Confession of Faith

By: Classic Sacred Texts

Description: Agreed upon by the Assembly of Divines at Westminster, with the assistance of commissioners from The Church of Scotland, as part of the Covenanted Uniformity in religion betwixt the churches of Christ in the Kingdoms of Scotland, England, and Ireland. This edition contains the Westminster Confession of Faith as approved by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1647. It also includes Chapters 20, 23, 31, as altered, amended, and adopted as the Doctri...

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The Queen of Sheba and Her Only Son Menyelek or the Kebra Nagast, ...

By: E. A. Wallis Budge

Description: The story of the Queen of Sheba and her only son Menyelek. In this ancient Ethiopian scriptural text, the story of how the Ark Of The Covenant was taken from Jerusalem to Ethiopia by Menyelek, the son of King Solomon of Israel and Queen Maked

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The Magic of the Horse-shoe with Other Folk-lore Notes, Score Etc Mhs

By: R. M. Lawrence

Description: This book takes you through some of the most common superstitions and folk-lore, and the history behind them. From the horse shoe, to salt; from lucky numbers to lucky days, it's an interesting read about how ancient and more modern people fr

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Yoruba-speaking Peoples of the Slave Coast of West Africa, Score A...

By: A. B. Ellis

Description: Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original

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The Doctrine of the Last Things, Score Chr Dlt

By: W.O.E. Oesterley

Description: The Doctrine of the Last Things: Jewish and Christian

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Kitab Al Khazari

By: Judah Hallevi's

Description: Judah Hallevi's Kitab al Khazari translated by Hartwig Hirschfeld A classic of Medieval Jewish philosophy, set in a legendary (but historical) central Asian kingdom. Framed as a dialog between the king of the Khazars, a Central Asian kingdom, and a Rabbi, the Khazari is an exposition of late medieval Jewish philosophy. Legend has it that the king of the Khazars held a symposium to decide whether his people should convert to Judaism, Christianity or Islam. ...

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