Best Taoism Books
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1. Tao Te Ching
Author: by Lao Tzu
Published at: Independently published (September 2, 2019)
The Path to PeaceThe Tao Te Ching is a series of meditations on the mysterious nature of the Tao-the Way, the Light, the very Source of all existence. According to Lao Tzu (a name meaning “the old master”), the Tao is found where we would least expect it-not in the strong but in the weak; not in speech but in silence; not in doing but in “not-doing.”Compiled in China around 2,500 years ago, the Tao Te Ching is beloved by seekers all the world over.
This edition is rendered in poetic language by Sam Torode, based on the 1919 translation by Dwight Goddard, making this ancient work accessible to contemporary readers.”This is the gift that ancient humans would give us if they saw us today.
The best gift you could ever give anyone: Wisdom.” -Jimmy of the Bright Insight YouTube channel, reviewing the Ancient Renewal edition of the Tao Te Ching.
2. Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way
Author: by Ursula K. Le Guin
Published at: Shambhala; Reissue edition (May 14, 2019)
A rich, poetic, and socially relevant version of the great spiritual and philosophical classic of Taoism, the Tao Te Chingfrom one of America’s leading literary figures In this landmark modern-day rendition of the ancient Taoist classic, Ursula K. Le Guin presents Lao Tzu’s time-honored and astonishingly powerful philosophy like never before.
Drawing on a lifetime of contemplation and including extensive personal commentary throughout, she offers an unparalleled window into the text’s awe-inspiring, immediately relatable teachings and their inestimable value for our troubled world. Jargon-free but still faithful to the poetic beauty of the original work, Le Guin’s unique translation is sure to be welcomed by longtime readers of the Tao Te Ching as well as those discovering the text for the first time.
3. The Warrior's Meditation: The Best-Kept Secret in Self-Improvement, Cognitive Enhancement, and Stress Relief, Taught by a Master of Four Samurai Arts (Total Embodiment Method TEM)
Author: by Richard L Haight
Published at: Shinkaikan Body, Mind, Spirit LLC; Illustrated edition (December 30, 2019)
2020 Readers’ Favorite Award’s Gold Medal Winner in Self-help. Discover the original, instinctive, non-religious form of meditation that has been lost to the world. Richard L Haight, award-winning author of The Unbound Soul and master of four samurai arts, shares the best-kept secret in self-improvement, cognitive development, and stress relief, which he calls the Warrior’s Meditation.
For people of all backgrounds, genders, and ages. To get a picture of the Warrior’s Meditation, imagine a battlefield scenario with a single Samurai stands surrounded by multiple opponents. A novice’s attention would jump from opponent to opponent in an anxious attempt to defend himself.
Such a strategy soon tires the warrior, who will be defeated. An expert warrior will spread his attention evenly in all directions but still experience anxiety as he mentally plans his strategy. His thought and anxiety may be his downfall if his opponents are truly skilled.
A master’s attention, like the expert’s, is spread evenly, but he remains as calm as the surface of a still lake. With no predetermined idea of what his actions might be, his body takes the right action without a single thought.
4. Tao Te Ching: A New English Version (Perennial Classics)
Author: by Lao Tzu
The bestselling, widely acclaimed translation from Stephen MitchellIn eighty-one brief chapters, Lao-tzu’s Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, a serene and generous spirit, and teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Taothe basic principle of the universe.
5. Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao
Author: by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Published at: Hay House; Illustrated edition (January 1, 2009)
Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses, which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence. The classic text of these 81 verses, called the Tao Te Ching or the Great Way, offers advice and guidance that is balanced, moral, spiritual, and always concerned with working for the good.
In this book, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has reviewed hundreds of translations of the Tao Te Ching and has written 81 distinct essays on how to apply the ancient wisdom of Lao-tzu to today’s modern world. This work contains the entire 81 verses of the Tao, compiled from Wayne’s researching of 10 of the most well-respected translations of text that have survived for more than 25 centuries.
Each chapter is designed for actually living the Tao or the Great Way today. Some of the chapter titles are Living with Flexibility, Living Without Enemies, and Living by Letting Go. Each of the 81 brief chapters focuses on living the Tao and concludes with a section called Doing the Tao Now.
6. Tao Te Ching
Author: by Laozi
Published at: Harper Perennial; Compact edition (January 1, 1994)
Lao-tzu’s Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, is the classic manual on the art of living, and one of the wonders of the world. In eighty-one brief chapters, the Tao Te Ching looks at the basic predicament of being alive and gives advice that imparts balance and perspective, a serene and generous spirit.
This book is about wisdom in action. It teaches how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao (the basic principle of the universe) and applies equally to good government and sexual love; to child rearing, business, and ecology.
Stephen Mitchell’s bestselling version has been widely acclaimed as a gift to contemporary culture.
7. Taoist Secrets of Love: Cultivating Male Sexual Energy
Author: by Mantak Chia
Published at: Aurora Press; 1st edition (September 1, 1984)
Reveals the ancient sexual secrets of the Taoist sages. This book teaches: higher taoist practices for alchemical transmutation of body, mind and spirit; the secret of achieving and maintaining full sexual potency; the Taoist valley orgasm – pathway to higher bliss; and, how to conserve and store sperm in the body.
8. 365 Tao: Daily Meditations
Author: by Ming-Dao Deng
Place the word Tao Into your heart.Use no other words. The Tao is constantly moving, the path that all life and the whole universe takes. There is nothing that is not part of itharmonious living is to know and to move with the Taoit is a way of life, the natural order of things, a force that flows through all life.
365 Tao is a contemporary book of meditations on what it means to be wholly a part of the Taoist way, and thus to be completely in harmony with oneself and the surrounding world. Deng Ming-Dao is the author of eight books, including The Living I Ching, Chronicles of Tao, Everyday Tao, and Scholar Warrior.
His books have been translated into fifteen languages. He studied qigong, philosophy, meditation, and internal martial arts with Taoist master Kwan Saihung for thirteen years, and with two other masters before that.
9. Tao Te Ching: With Over 150 Photographs by Jane English
Author: by Lao Tzu
Published at: Vintage; Bilingual edition (November 1, 2011)
For nearly two generations, this bestselling translation of the Tao Te Ching has been the standard for those seeking access to the wisdom of Taoist thought. Now Jane English and her long-time editor, Toinette Lippe, have refreshed and revised the translation, so that it more faithfully reflects the Classical Chinese in which it was first written, while taking into account changes in our own language and eliminating any lingering infelicities.
This beautiful oversized edition features over a hundred new photographs by Jane English that help express the vast spirit of the Tao. Also included is an introduction by the well-known writer and scholar of philosophy and comparative religion, Jacob Needleman.
Lao Tsu’s philosophy is simple: Accept what is in front of you without wanting the situation to be other than it is. Study the natural order of things and work with it rather than against it, for to try to change what is only sets up resistance.
Nature provides everything without requiring payment or thanks. It does so without discrimination. So let us present the same face to everyone and treat them all as equals, however they may behave. If we watch carefully, we will see that work proceeds more quickly and easily if we stop “trying,” if we stop putting in so much extra effort, if we stop looking for results.
10. Tao Te Ching: Annotated & Explained (SkyLight Illuminations)
Author: by Lao Tzu
Published at: SkyLight Paths; 1st edition (August 1, 2006)
The enduring wisdom of the Tao Te Ching can become a companion for your own spiritual journey. Reportedly written by a sage named Lao Tzu over 2,500 years ago, the Tao Te Ching is one of the most succinctand yet among the most profoundspiritual texts ever written.
Short enough to read in an afternoon, subtle enough to study for a lifetime, the Tao Te Ching distills into razor-sharp poetry centuries of spiritual inquiry into the Taothe “Way” of the natural world around us that reveals the ultimate organizing principle of the universe.
Derek Lin’s insightful commentary, along with his new translation from the original Chinesea translation that sets a whole new standard for accuracywill inspire your spiritual journey and enrich your everyday life. It highlights the Tao Te Ching’s insights on simplicity, balance, and learning from the paradoxical truths you can see all around you: finding strength through flexibility (because bamboo bends, it is tough to break); achieving goals by transcending obstacles (water simply flows around rocks on its way to the sea); believing that small changes bring powerful results (a sapling, in time, grows into a towering tree).
11. Awaken Healing Energy Through The Tao: The Taoist Secret of Circulating Internal Power
Author: by Mantak Chia
Published at: Aurora Press; 2nd edition (June 1, 1983)
This unique and comprehensive book reveals the Taoist secret of circulating Chi, the generative life force, through the acupuncture meridians of the body. Illustrated with detailed diagrams that aid the development of a powerful energetic flow, for psychological and spiritual health and balance.
12. The Secret of the Golden Flower: A Chinese Book of Life
Author: by Richard Wilhelm
Published at: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; New, Revised and Augmented edition (January 1, 1962)
The ancient Taoist text that forms the central part of this book was discovered by Wilhelm, who recognized it as essentially a practical guide to the integration of personality. Foreword and Appendix by Carl Jung; illustrations. Translated by Cary F.Baynes.
A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
Tao Te Ching
Author: by Lao Tzu
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 21, 2016)
The Tao Teh King (Tao Te Ching) forms the fundamental core of modern Taoist philosophy and has informed the beliefs and mode of life of the people of China for 2500 years. For all those who seek peace, contentment, harmony and balance in life, the Tao Teh King is an indispensable resource.
Lao Tse’s words speak directly to the heart with simple, direct and profound wisdom addressing the core principles of the art of living well. The translation and commentary presented here was completed between 1921 and 1923 and serialized in the periodical magazine The Theosophical Quarterly.
The society responsible for the periodical was dissolved some fifteen years later, leaving this translation to lay dormant these many years. It is reproduced verbatim, but with an adjustment in formattingproviding the translation itself, in whole, prior to the commentarythe addition of a foreword, and of additional notes.
Charles Johnston’s article on the Religion of China, reproduced in this volume, demonstrates the depth of his understanding not only of Ancient China and its religious life, but of its place in the larger context of human religious thought. This wider contextual grasp lends itself to a much more expansive commentary upon the Tao Teh King than we commonly find, as Johnston is able to draw many parallels to other world-teachings, some of which the student may be more intimately familiar.
The Tao Is Silent
Author: by Raymond M. Smullyan
Published at: HarperOne; Reissue edition (June 21, 1977)
The Tao Is Silent Is Raymond Smullyan’s beguiling and whimsical guide to the meaning and value of eastern philosophy to westerners.”To me,” Writes Smullyan, “Taoism means a state of inner serenity combined with an intense aesthetic awareness. Neither alone is adequate; a purely passive serenity is kind of dull, and an anxiety-ridden awareness is not very appealing.”This is more than a book on Chinese philosophy.
It is a series of ideas inspired by Taoism that treats a wide variety of subjects about life in general. Smullyan sees the Taoist as “one who is not so much in search of something he hasn’t, but who is enjoying what he has.”Readers will be charmed and inspired by this witty, sophisticated, yet deeply religious author, whether he is discussing gardening, dogs, the art of napping, or computers who dream that they’re human.
15. Tao Te Ching
Author: by Lao Tzu
Published at: Penguin Classics; Reprint edition (May 30, 1964)
Traditionally attributed to Lao Tzu, an older contemporary of Confucius (551 – 479 BC), it is now thought that the work was compiled in about the fourth century BC. An anthology of wise sayings, it offers a model by which the individual can live rather than explaining the human place in the universe.
The moral code it encourages is based on modesty and self-restraint, and the rewards reaped for such a life are harmony and flow of life. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.
With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
16. Tao Oracle: An Illuminated New Approach to the I Ching
Author: by Ma Deva Padma
Published at: St. Martin's Press; 1st edition (September 18, 2002)
The Tao Oracle is a visual I-Ching- a beautiful and dazzling new tool for self transformation, enlightenment, and personal growth”Meditation is that hundred and eighty degree turn that strengthens our capacity to trust, as it puts us in touch with a silent, guiding force that is far greater than ourselves in its wisdom, support and sustaining capacity.
To relax into the flow of the Tao in its unfoldment is to experience being ‘at home in life.’ This meditation takes us to what has been called the still point, the center of the cyclone, the great silence, the inner Himalayan peaks.” -Ma PadmaThe Tao Oracle is a “visual I-Ching.” It features no coins, no sticks, but cards featuring paintings, symbols, colors and key words, along with a clear, simple book to help you interpret the results.
The Tao Oracle speaks to the individual through a language of archetypes and symbolism that can expose a deeper truth of the dynamics of change as it impacts our daily lives.