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The Taoist I Ching

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The I Ching , or "Book of Change," is considered the oldest of the Chinese classics and has throughout history commanded unsurpassed prestige and popularity. Containing several layers of text and given numerous levels of interpretation, it has captured continuous attention for well over two thousand years. It has been considered a book of fundamental principles by philosop ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 3rd 2005 by Shambhala
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Robert Francisco
I have (and do use) many versions of the I Ching, but if I could only have one I would choose this one. The translation is by Thomas Cleary with commentary by the Taoist adept Liu I-ming. Unlike many other translations that seem to focus on external success, prosperity, etc., the emphasis here is on internal cultivation of consciousness.
Elena Ferro
Molti modi per approcciarlo: come porta di ingresso verso la cultura profondissima della cina taoista (con commenti di Confucio), come libro per la meditazione e conoscenza di s`e del mondo, come strumento divinatorio. Efficacissimo peraltro.
Un libro da guardare con profondissimo rispetto
It took me a long while to finish this book, but I don't think it was because it was "bad" really. It really gave me perspective I found. Personally, I learned a lot about the way you think and act, which I tried to apply to myself. This book really made me want to step outside of my body and look at myself as someone else, which really made me consider the way I behave and kind of who I was.

It may look like just a bunch of random mumbo-jumbo sentences that don't really tell you anything, but t
This only applies to this particular version of the book. Would give this a different rating but for starters it's very convoluted as far as the introduction goes. Then, as far as how to use the book, the structure is not ideal. So as the reader you're never sure where the text is going or if there's something you missed because the introduction meanders and isn't presented clearly. The actual text (books 1 and 2) is fine and serves its purpose.
i am normally averse to thomas cleary's translations. this one didnt bother me too much. its an interesting book - a "taoist" interpretation of the i ching, but "taoist" means different things to different people. well set in a yang, fire-oriented tradition. the water method suits me better, so this book is a little off on that score, but i still found it an incredibly interesting read. a good supplementary text for the i ching student.
Thomas Cleary has a great way with words and is insightful to the movement which the I Ching provides, action or non-action. Knowing changes everything.
Arthur Johnson
Very good book on Change. However, the commentary and writing are a bit difficult.
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