The Way of the World: Readings in Chinese Philosophy
ISBN: 1590307380
EAN13: 9781590307380
Language: English
Pages: 120
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Shambhala
Book Overview
The dynamic relationship between the individual and society has been a central concern of Taoism from its ancient beginnings--which is perhaps why certain Taoist classics, like Sun Tzu's Art of War, are so often consulted these days for leadership advice. This anthology presents a wide range of texts revealing the processes of integrating personal spirituality with social responsibility central to Taoist tradition across the centuries and throughout the schools. There are a wealth of approaches to life in the world presented here, but at the heart of each is an understanding that even a mystic must be socially responsible and that self-cultivation is primary preparation for anyone called to lead.