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By Joel Schwartz

ISBN-10: 1470094894

ISBN-13: 9781470094898

A research of the chinese language proposal of the 'dao' ('the Way'), this strange e-book is determined opposed to a 10,000-mile unescorted journey in the course of the China of the Nineteen Eighties whilst tinkling bicycles within the streets--no automobiles, no excessive rises and a customary source of revenue of $20 a month--were the norms. trying to find the 'dao' of China, the writer additionally explores the innovations of 'te' ('innate power') and 'wu wei' ('effortlessness') as they observe to the traditional and sleek tradition, in addition to to one's way of life. On a meditational trip that took him to temples and monasteries, Schwartz seeks to explain the event of meditation from 'inside,' eventually referring to his lifelong involvement in zazen to the Confucian constitution or chinese language society. An award-winning playwright, Schwartz is the writer of the unconventional 'The awesome Pupfish of Calaveras County.' As undefined, the writer turned so interested by chinese language philosophy and poetry that he went directly to research Mandarin and classical chinese language at Harvard. He lives in a redwood grove in California along with his companion and their Queensland Heeler.

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