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Paperback, 216 pages
Published September 12th 1982 by Shambhala (first published September 18th 1973)
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Jane
Mar 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is really about Taoism but I don't have a separate shelf for that. Studied with John Blofield in the summer of 1984 which was a
great experience. Should have asked MORE questions. Was more interested in seeing China and Thailand than asking questions. Still he told us how almost all the temples in China had been distroyed and
rebuilt after Mao first and the Cultural revolution later.
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Self-cultivation is needed before one can benefit the world, and self-realization must come before one can claim to know or teach truth.

Activity in itself is not harmful, but it must be just an instinctive response to immediate needs.

Be as the nameless Uncarved Block, that freedom from desire may follow.

Paths are made by the shoes that walk them; they are by no means shoes in themselves. (Zhuang Zhi)

To know and not be knowing is best. To be ignorant but think one knows is a disaster. Knowing one
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