Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Vitality, Energy, Spirit: A Taoist Sourcebook” as Want to Read:
Vitality, Energy, Spirit: A Taoist Sourcebook
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Vitality, Energy, Spirit: A Taoist Sourcebook

by
4.11  ·  Rating details ·  61 ratings  ·  1 review
The “three treasures” of human life—vitality, energy, and spirit—are envisioned in Taoist thought as the source of creativity, capability, and intelligence. This comprehensive anthology traces the teachings on these three treasures through the long history of Taoism, highlighting the quintessential works on their practical application for mental and physical well-being. Al ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published March 10th 2009 by Shambhala (first published 1991)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Vitality, Energy, Spirit, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Vitality, Energy, Spirit

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
4.11  · 
Rating details
 ·  61 ratings  ·  1 review


Filter
 | 
Sort order
Rah~ri
Oct 14, 2008 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
just came across this as looking for other things?
Haven't heard of it, any good?
like to check it out, i think.
Ben
rated it liked it
Nov 30, 2017
Dean
rated it really liked it
Aug 05, 2012
Kelly Evans
rated it it was amazing
Dec 15, 2011
manny
rated it did not like it
Aug 05, 2009
Hodalee Christopher Sewell
rated it it was amazing
Oct 11, 2014
John
rated it it was amazing
Feb 28, 2009
crenee
rated it really liked it
May 21, 2007
Clay
rated it really liked it
Jul 27, 2012
James McCallister
rated it it was amazing
Nov 23, 2015
Nancy Werner
rated it really liked it
Jun 09, 2014
Heinrich Brandstetter
rated it really liked it
Oct 28, 2012
Ian
rated it it was amazing
Sep 28, 2008
Theresia
rated it liked it
Feb 04, 2010
Duke Willoughby-greenhill
rated it it was amazing
Apr 07, 2013
Terry Littleton
rated it really liked it
May 11, 2014
John Elvin
rated it it was amazing
Oct 13, 2014
Eric
rated it it was amazing
Jan 12, 2009
Ookla
rated it liked it
May 03, 2014
Joseph Rumble
rated it liked it
Jan 09, 2013
Gwern
rated it liked it
Jul 16, 2012
Donald Reynolds
rated it it was amazing
Apr 28, 2009
Petah Raven
rated it it was amazing
Mar 08, 2019
Nolan Overton
rated it liked it
Feb 25, 2013
Robert Bozsik
rated it really liked it
Apr 01, 2019
aldo zirsov
rated it really liked it
Dec 24, 2009
Kevin Allen
rated it liked it
Feb 28, 2014
Trevor
rated it it was amazing
Apr 01, 2017
Scott
rated it liked it
Jan 27, 2009
Fox
rated it really liked it
May 08, 2013
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
“Wisdom should control courtesy. Courtesy should control righteousness. Righteousness should control benevolence. Benevolence should control trustworthiness. Trustworthiness should control wisdom. When these five natures produce and control each other thus in a continuous circle, then no element of personality dominates; they all interact, balancing each other, resulting in completeness of the five natures.” 0 likes
“Since the refinement of the three treasures requires the removal of emotions, it is necessary to govern the mind. What is governing the mind? The mind is originally pure, the mind is originally calm; openness and freedom are both basic qualities of mind, this means we should keep it as it is in its original fundamental state, clear as a mountain stream, pure, fresh, unpolluted, silent as an immense canyon, free from clamor, vast as the universe, immeasurable in extent, open as a great desert, its bounds unknown.” 0 likes
More quotes…