The Tao Is Silent
Harper Collins, 1 giu 1977 - 240 pagine
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewRecensione dell'utente - mr.lewis - LibraryThing
Warm, friendly book free from the pretention or mystical foggy-headedness typical to books about eastern philosophy. It does not try to impress with insight, but entertain and illuminate. Leggi recensione completa
LibraryThing ReviewRecensione dell'utente - Vasudeva - LibraryThing
An excellent introduction to Taoist thought by the logician Raymond Smullyan. Explores the differences between eastern and western religious thinking with a charming style. Leggi recensione completa
Whichever the Way
Why Do You Help Your Fellow Man?
Taoism Versus Morality
Is God a Taoist?
The Tao Is Good but Not Moral
PART IIITHE TAO IS LEISURELY
On Not Wanting to Amount to Anything
On Making an Effort
PART IVTHE TAO IS A DELIGHTFUL PARADOX
Crazy Philosophy and Sensible Philosophy
Wouldnt It Be Funny If
Two Zen Incidents
On the Art of Management
Selfishness and Altruism
Egotism and Cosmic Consciousness
On Trusting Ones Own Nature
On Letting Things Go Their Own Way
Two Versions of a Story about Bankei
An Imaginary Zen Story
Why Do We Sometimes Misunderstand?
Mondo on Immortality
Do You See the Point?