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Between the years 1958 and 1974, a series of books appeared that were attributed to the mysterious Wei Wu Wei. This is a new edition of perhaps the most important of these. It draws on a variety of sources, including Taoism (specifically texts attributed to Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu); Buddhism (especially the Heart, Diamond, and Lankavatara Sutras); Chan Buddhism (as taught b ...more
Paperback, 203 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by Sentient Publications (first published January 28th 1963)
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Michael Armijo
Nov 02, 2010 Michael Armijo rated it did not like it
Am I Missing Something Here?

Okay...I consider myself a spiritual human being and I have been so enlightened by the Dalai Lama book 'The Art of Happiness' or Marlo Morgan's 'Mutant Message from Forever' or even "As It Is" (another great one by Tony Parsons); however, this one did NOT awaken me. If anything I wanted to fall asleep many times. It's a bunch of mish-mosh for some so-called person to think they're "enlightened" when (if you've read 'As It Is') one will realize that NO ONE can ever be
Oct 18, 2012 Amazan274 rated it it was amazing
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I give this book five starts because it is a truly modern spiritual classic among the Wei Wu Wei books. The author is considered as one of the earliest interpreters of Zen Buddhism and Taoist philosophies. His classic tone might be perceived as boring by many individuals that are not used to this kind of ancient reading. However, once you learn to appreciate the tone and language, it becomes an inspiring experience for anyone who wants to be connected to the origins of spirituality.
Another classic by Wei Wu Wei. I found this book to be a little more challenging to read, and relates closer to examining the teachings of certain Buddhist doctrines and writings in light of WWW's unique nondual take. If you enjoy his other books, you'll undoubtedly enjoy this too.
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Terence James Stannus Gray, better known by the pen name Wei Wu Wei, was a 20th-century Taoist philosopher and writer. Terence James Stannus Gray was born in Felixstowe, Suffolk, England on 14 September 1895, the son of Harold Stannus Gray and a member of a well-established Irish family. He was raised on an estate at the Gog-Magog Hills outside Cambridge, England. He received a thorough education ...more
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