The Book of Balance and Harmony: A Taoist Handbook
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The Book of Balance and Harmony is a renowned anthology of writing by a thirteenth-century master of the Complete Reality School of Taoism, a movement begun around the turn of the first millennium CE whose aim was a return to the purity of Taoism's original principles and practices. This classic collection, compiled by one of the master's disciples, is still very much in...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published November 11th 2003 by Shambhala (first published 1989)
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Chimezie Ogbuji
Jan 17, 2010 Chimezie Ogbuji rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people afflicted with anxiety
Thomas Cleary's translation of the source book of the Northern school of Complete Reality, a Bhuddist, Confucian, Taoist classic that seeks to unify these three sects with expository text on transforming your perception in life and cultivating an approach to circumstances that emphasizes balance and harmony (as the book suggests). An excellent read against the backdrop of today's society, overcome by instant gratification, information overload, etc. This was introduction into the themes underlyi...more
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