The Way of the World: Readings in Chinese Philosophy, by Cleary, Thomas
- ISBN: 9781590307380 | 1590307380
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 12/1/2009
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The Dynamic Relationship between the individual and society has been a central concern of Taoism from its ancient beginnings-which is perhaps why certain Taoist classics, like Sun Tzu's Art of War, are so often consulted these days for leadership advice. This anthology presents a wide range of texts revealing the processes of integrating personal spirituality with social responsibility central to Taoist tradition across the centuries and throughout the schools. There are a wealth of approaches to life in the world presented here, but at the heart of each is an understanding that even a mystic must be socially responsible and that self-cultivation is primary preparation for anyone called to lead. Book jacket.