The Essential Chuang Tzu #2020

The Essential Chuang Tzu Sam Hamill Jerome P. Seaton The Essential Chuang Tzu The Chuang Tzu has been translated into English numerous times but never with the freshness accessibility and accuracy of this remarkable rendering Here the immediacy of Chuang Tzu s language is re

  • Title: The Essential Chuang Tzu
  • Author: Sam Hamill Jerome P. Seaton
  • ISBN: 9781570624575
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Essential Chuang Tzu Sam Hamill Jerome P. Seaton The Chuang Tzu has been translated into English numerous times, but never with the freshness, accessibility, and accuracy of this remarkable rendering Here the immediacy of Chuang Tzu s language is restored in a idiom that is both completely fresh and true to the original text This unique collaboration between one of America s premier poet translators and a leading The Chuang Tzu has been translated into English numerous times, but never with the freshness, accessibility, and accuracy of this remarkable rendering Here the immediacy of Chuang Tzu s language is restored in a idiom that is both completely fresh and true to the original text This unique collaboration between one of America s premier poet translators and a leading Chinese scholar presents the so called Inner Chapters of the text, along with important selections from other chapters thought to have been written by Chuang Tzu s disciples.
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    1. Wonderful I have stolen so many passage for my novel from this collection.My favorite describes Sakura to a tee Chuang Tzu was fishing from the banks of the Slave Creek when two ambassadors from the King of Ch u approached Our master wishes to encumber you with the governance of his realm, they said.Chuang Tzu held his pole and without looking back replied, I ve heard that Ch u has a spirit turtle that s been dead three thousand years that the king has it wrapped and boxed and stored in the high [...]

    2. How should I know Although that s how it is, I shall nevertheless try to explain If I say I understand, how can I know whether I don t know what I say I understand If I say I don t understand, by what measure may I know that what I say I don t know I actually know Chinese philosophy, like the people themselves, has a reputation for being inscrutable There have been many attempts to covey its rich wealth of meanings to the West, and many of the ideas in Greek philosophy seem to have originated in [...]

    3. The philosophy of Chuang Tzu is the story of Crippled No lips, of the Emperors Hurry Up, Suddenly and Muddle, of Do Nothing Say Nothing and Mad Mouther This is a story where Confucius plays the fool half the time and the exemplars of The Way are the simple and useless This is historical fantasy crafted serene and madcap The conundrum faced by Master Chuang is that his brand of Taoism defies articulation The wisest men are those that inspire without speaking and the wisest speakers are those that [...]

    4. It seems ridiculous that I rated this and it is Like book reviewing The Bible or the Koran One of soon to be many re readings ahead of me.

    5. I m sure this is a fine translation, but I confess that many of the jokes and puns were lost on me I like the skewering of pretentiousness, the emphasis on naturalness and skepticism regarding calls for a demands for virtue if you have to make a big deal of it, then you haven t got it, seems to be the message , but I felt I was missing a lot behind a veil of culture I love the Tao Te Ching, but I was a little disappointed by this volume.

    6. Ancient wisdom for a modern time One of the influential authors of the taoist religion, Chuang tzu teaches us to live within the tao, through a series of simple to understand stories.

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