Wisdom of the Tao

Pages: 224
Subject: Spirituality
Series: Wisdom Of...
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: colour illustrations

Wisdom of the Tao

Julian F. Pas

A wealth of spiritual enlightenment for those who seek comfort, inspiration, or simply refuge from the chaos of modern life.

The Book

The way of the Tao is one of peace - of serenity, meditation and inner contentment. For centuries the followers of the Tao have drawn strength from its great wisdom, its faith in the laws of the universe, and its rare gift of turning the negative into the positive.

Although the origins of Taoism lie long ago in the mists of time, its philosophy of contemplative calm is more relevant, in today's busy world, than ever before. Bringing the wisdom of the great Taoist thinkers into the twenty-first century, this exquisite little volume contains some of their most profound words, offering insight and advice on a wide variety of different areas.

Additional Information

Subject Spirituality
Series Wisdom Of...
Pages 224
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations colour illustrations


About the Author

Julian Pas is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the University of Saskathcewan in Canada. A renowned expert in the fields of Chinese religion and Taoism, he has published extensively in both areas.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

A Note About Transliteration xi

The Scriptures of Taoism xii

The Mystery of the Tao and its Power 17

Cosmic Reality, Life and Death 45

The Sage-Ruler 93

Mystical Sparkles 133

Taoist Moral Principles 165

Language, Dreams and Utopias 189

References 221

Index of Sources 223