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A Chinese Garden of Serenity: Reflections of a Zen Buddhist

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"Ming China (1368-1644), a time of political intrigue and financial upheaval, was also a time of astounding accomplishments in art and literature. In 1403, when Gutenberg was seven years old, the Ming encyclopedia, Yongle Dadian (Yung Lo Ta Tien) was begun. Completed five years later, it comprised 22,937 volumes! And around 1590, when Shakespeare finished Henry VI and Edmu ...more
Hardcover, 60 pages
Published June 1959 by Peter Pauper (first published 1590)
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Yann
Jul 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


洪自誠 (Hong Zicheng) est un chinois ayant vécu à la fin du seizième, début du dix-septième siècle. Cet ouvrage, 菜根譚 Càigēntán, ou propos sur la racine des légumes, comprend deux livres contenant chacun plus d'une centaine d'aphorismes. Souvent construits sur des parallèles et des changements de points de vue, ils expriment le plus souvent la recherche d'un juste milieu entre deux attitudes extrêmes, ce qui n'est pas sans rappeler l'esprit de l'éthique à Nicomaque d'Aristote.

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provides an English translation of another, somewhat different edition of the same Chinese text. A review may be found at that link. This book presents an English prose translation next to the original Chinese.
Ed Marsh
May 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
a tiny bite every day....give me something to think about.
Don
May 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This Book is jam packed with excellent wisdom. a mixture of Confucius teachings and Buddhism. it has everything topic wise. written during the Ming dynasty it stands the test of time most eloquently.
Tia
Sep 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Water which is too pure has no fish.
Amanda
i think i'll reread it tomorrow evening.
Michael
Jan 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Much "programming" wisdom. :p
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