Nourishing the Essence of Life: The Outer, Inner, and Secret Teachings of Taoism

Nourishing the Essence of Life: The Outer, Inner, and Secret Teachings of Taoism

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Trade Paper, Shambhala Publications, 2004, ISBN# 1590301048
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The classic Taoist texts are translated in clear, concise English presenting the three levels of Taoist teachings--Outer, Inner, and Secret--offering readers insight into the techniques and philosophy expressed in these expressions of the ancient Chinese religion. Original. 10,000 first printing.

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The classic Taoist texts are translated in clear, concise English presenting the three levels of Taoist teachings--Outer, Inner, and Secret--offering readers insight into the techniques and philosophy expressed in these expressions of the ancient Chinese religion. Original. 10,000 first printing.

The teachings of Taoism, China's great wisdom tradition, apply to every aspect of life, from the physical to the spiritual--and include instruction on everything from lifestyle (a life of simplicity and moderation is best) to the work of inner alchemy that is said to lead to longevity and immortality.
Here, Eva Wong presents and explains three classic texts on understanding the Tao in the macrocosm of the universe and the microcosm of the body that provide an excellent overview of the three traditional levels of the Taoist teachings--Outer, Inner, and Secret. The Outer teachings are concerned with understanding the Tao as manifested in nature and society. They are easily accessible to the layperson and consist of the Taoist philosophy of nature and humanity, advice on daily living, and a brief introduction to the beginning stages of Taoist meditation. The Inner teachings familiarize the practitioner with the energetic structure of the human body and introduce methods of stilling the mind and cultivating internal energy for health and longevity. The Secret teachings describe the highest level of internal-alchemical transformations within the body and mind for attaining immortality.

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Number of Pages: 104
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Subject: TAOISM
Author: Wong, Eva
Target Audience: Trade
Publisher: Random House Inc
ISBN-13: 9781590301043
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 8.50 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 1590301048
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