The Book of Lieh-Tzŭ: A Classic of the Tao

The Book of Lieh Tz A Classic of the Tao Burton Watson

  • Title: The Book of Lieh-Tzŭ: A Classic of the Tao
  • Author: Liezi Lieh-Tsu A.C. Graham
  • ISBN: 9780231072373
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Paperback
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    About “Liezi Lieh-Tsu A.C. Graham”

    1. Liezi Lieh-Tsu A.C. Graham

      Lie Yukou , fl ca 400 BCE is considered the author of the Daoist book Liezi, which uses his honorific name Liezi Lieh tzu literally Master Lie Lie Yukou was born in the State of Zheng, near today s Zhengzhou, Henan Province.There is little historical evidence of Lie Yukou as a Hundred Schools of Thought philosopher during the Warring States period This could be due to the burning of books and burying of scholars which occurred during the reign of Qin Shi Huang However, some scholars believe that the Zhuangzi invented him as a Daoist exemplar.

    448 thoughts on “The Book of Lieh-Tzŭ: A Classic of the Tao”

    1. One of the three Taoist pillars with Chuang-Tzu and Lao-Tzu, Lieh-Tzu is also the most accessible of them all. Based on a succession of short stories, little tales and fables each with a sound teaching and great moral implication to get by in our daily lives, we have here a good practical manual to better walk the Taoist way. It's simple, yet striking, astonishing and inspiring all at once.Clearly divided in eight parts, each focusing on one particular aspect relevant to Taoist living and philos [...]

    2. If Carnation Instant Wisdom was a marketable product, it would look like this book.That was pretty lame. But it's true. I refer to this book all the time, and I'm blown away by how deeply these stories sink into my mind over the weeks/months I spend thinking through them/the themes they address. And they never get old. It's like a massive collection of zen koans (to me they read just like zen koans, anyway -- just as much to think about, and it's the same "I just swallowed a ball of hot iron and [...]

    3. Lao Tzu, the first author of Taoism, described abstruse, metaphorical scenes in abstruse language. Chuang Tzu uses prosaic descriptions, but still described philosophical ideal rather than gritty facts. Lieh Tzu came later. He used prosaic words to describe prosaic, everyday scenes, and to find enlightenment in them.Many ring true for me. The "yellow mare" reminded me of a technician who was finely attuned to the circuits we used. He was always wrong in his diagnosis onf the problems he showed m [...]

    4. A great day-to-day about how the greatest teachers of the Taoist tradition were simple and made mistakes, taking their strength from recognizing errors, delineating the causes, and refraining from perposterous arrogance about accomplishing their view of the world. Reading this book makes being a human being a bit easier, and though it isn't as 'magical' as the Tao Te Ching, it is far more humane in its inclusions of those who err in the vast breadth of individuals who touch the Tao without knowi [...]

    5. A pretty loose "translation" of the Leizi, which makes all kinds of historical mistakes, adds a good amount of its own views into the text without making a note of it, and generally just tries to ignore any difficult. To Wong (a self-described "practicing Daoist," whatever that means), the Daoism of Liezi is essentially late 20th-century Western New Age spiritualism. It embodies everything that Americans get wrong about medieval and ancient China.

    6. Another great Taoist text! Unlike Lao-Tzu and to some extent Chang-Tzu, Lieh-Tzu writes for everyone. In other words, you can practice Taoist principles and not be a hermit out in the woods. I mean no disrespect, and indeed Eva Wong in her intro comments on this point! Essentially Lieh-Tzu took Taoism to the masses, and I found I could relate to his realistic applications.

    7. The book's subtitle sums it up best. It's a collection of very short stories meant to illuminate the Taoist way of thinking as it applies in everyday situations. The anecdotes are often charming and always thought-provoking. A very good follow-up to the Tao Te Ching in any would-be Taoist's reading program. I digested this one in small snippets over the course of many days. That still seems the perfect way of approaching this work, as it gave me plenty of time for ruminating on what I'd just rea [...]

    8. an awesome book that talks about the values to Taoism, it's relgion and philosophy through Lieh-Tzu's journey toward enlightenment.

    9. A slightly disappointing book. Some good knowledge in spots, but not nearly as "Taoist" as I was expecting. Definitely not up to Chuang Tzu or even Lao Tzu.

    10. A collection of 'wisdom writings' presenting teachings on varied elements of life, and expressed in a sort of parable-like or short story form by a philosopher by the same name of Lieh-Tzu

    11. The most accessible of the Taoist classics. Wong's translation uses contemporary English, while presumably retaining the spirit of the original work.

    12. Many interesting short stories and parables that attempt to explain the purpose of life. Yet profound, there is a glint of humor in much of what is said.

    13. I loved the shorts stories about Lieh-Tzu. A practical application of Taoist theory which I gained hope and information from.

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