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The Sacred Books of China: The Texts of Taoism (Part V: The TaoTeh King; The Writings of KWANG-3ZE; Books I-XVII), (The Sacred Books of the East, Volume 39)

by F. Max Muller (Ed.) & James Legge (Tr.)

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt Ltd

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Contents Preface Introduction I. WAS Taoism OLDER THAN LAO-gZE? : Three Religions in China. Peculiarity of the Tao Teh King II. THE Texts OF THE TAO TEH King AND KWANG-gZE SHU, AS REGARDS THEIR AUTHENTICITY AND GENUINENESS, AND THE ARRANGEMENT OF THEM : 1. The Tao Teh King. The evidence of Sze-ma Khien, the historian; of Lieh-gze, Han Fei-gze, and other Taoist writers; and of Pan Ku. The Catalogue of the Imperial Library of Han; and that of the Sui dynasty. The Commentaries of the old man of the Ho-side,' and of Wang Pi. Division into Parts and Chapters, and number of Characters in the Text. 2. The Writings of Kwang-gze. Importance to Taoism of those Writings. The division of the Books into three Parts. Their general Title and its meaning. III. WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THE NAME TAO? AND THE CHIEF POINTS OF BELIEF IN TAOISM : Meaning of the name. Usage of the term Thien. Peculiar usage of it by Kwang-gze. Mr. Giles's view that the name 'God' is the equivalent of Thien. Relation of the Tao to the name Ti. No idea of Creation-proper in Taoism. Man is composed of body and spirit. That the Cultivation of the Tao promotes longevity. Startling results of the Tao; and how It proceeds by contraries. The paradisiacal state. The decay of Taoism before the growth of knowledge. The moral and practical teachings of Lao-gze. Humility; his three Jewels; that good is to be returned for evil. IV. ACCOUNTS OF LAO-gZE AND KWANG-gZE GIVEN BY SZE-MA KHIEN V. ON THE TRACTATE OF ACTIONS AND THEIR RETRIBUTIONS : Peculiar Style and Nature of the Treatise. Its date. Meaning of the Title. Was the old Taoism a Religion? The Kang family. Influence of Buddhism on Taoism. A. THE TAO TEH KING : Part I (Chapters i to xxxvii) : 1. Embodying the Tao 2. The Nourishment of the Person 3. Keeping the People at Rest 4. The Fountainless 5. The Use of Emptiness 6. The Completion of Material Forms 7. Sheathing the Light 8. The Placid and Contented Nature 9. Fullness and Complacency contrary to the Tao 10. Possibilities through the Tao 11. The Use of what has no Substantive Existence 12. The Repression of the Desires 13. Loathing Shame 14. The Manifestation of the Mystery 15. The Exhibition of the Qualities of the Tao 16. Returning to the Root 17. The Unadulterated Influence 18. The Decay of Manners 19. Returning to the Unadulterated Influence 20. Being Different from Ordinary Men 21. The Empty Heart, or the Tao in its Operation 22. The Increase granted to Humility 23. Absolute Vacancy 24. Painful Gracious-ness 25. Representations of the Mystery 26. The Quality of Gravity 27. Dexterity in Using the Tao 28. Returning to Simplicity 29. Taking no Action 30. A Caveat against War 31. Stilling War 32. The Tao with no Name 33. Discriminating between Attributes 34. The Task of Achievement 35. The Attribute of Benevolence 36. Minimizing the Light 37. The Exercise of Government Part II (Chapters xxxviii to Ixxxi) : 38. About the Attributes of the Tao 39. The Origin of the Law 40. Dispensing with the Use (of Means) 41. Sameness and Difference 42. The Transformations of the Tao 43. The Universal Use (of the Action in Weakness of the Tao) 44. Cautions 45. Great or Overflowing Virtue 46. The Moderating of Desire or Ambition 47. Surveying what is Far-off 48. Forgetting Knowledge 49. The Quality of Indulgence 50. The Value set on Life 51. The Operation (of the Tao) in Nourishing Things 52. Returning to the Source 53. Increase of Evidence 54. The Cultivation (of the Tao), and the Observation (of its Effects) 55. The Mysterious Charm 56. The Mysterious Excellence 57. The Genuine Influence 58. Transformation according to Circumstances 59. Guarding the Tao 60. Occupying the Throne 61. The Attribute of Humility 62. Practising the Tao 63. Thinking in the Beginning 64. Guarding the Minute 65. Pure, unmixed Excellence 66. Putting One's Self-Last 67. Three Precious Things 68. Matching Heaven 69. The Use of the Mysterious (Tao) 70. The Difficulty of being (rightly) Known 71. The Disease of Knowing 72. Loving One's Self 73. Allowing Men to take their Course 74. Restraining Delusion 75. How Greediness Injures 76. A Warning against (Trusting in) Strength 77. The Way of Heaven 78. Things to be Believed 79. Adherence to Bond or Covenant 80. Standing Alone 81. The Manifestation of Simplicity B. THE WRITINGS OF KWANG-SZE : Introduction Brief Notices of the Different Books Part I 1. Hsiao-yao Yu, or Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease 2. Khi Wu Lun, or the Adjustment of Controversies 3. Yang Shang Kb, or Nourishing the Lord of Life 4. Zan Kien Shih, or Man in the World, Associated with other Men 5. Teh Khung Fu, or the Seal of Virtue Complete 6. Ta Sung Shih, or the Great and Most Honoured Master 7. Ying Ti Wang, or the Normal Course for Rulers and Kings Part II 8. Phien Mau, or Webbed Toes 9. Ma Thi, or Horse's Hoofs 10. Khu Khieh, or Cutting Open Satchels 11. Sai Yu, or Letting Be, and Exercising Forbearance 12. Thien Ti, or Heaven and Earth 13. Thien Tao, or the Way of Heaven 14. Thien Yun, or the Revolution of Heaven 15. Kho I, or Ingrained Ideas 16. Shan Hsing, or Correcting the Nature 17. Khiu Shui, or the Floods of Autumn

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Book :
The Sacred Books of China: The Texts of Taoism (Part V: The TaoTeh King; The Writings of KWANG-3ZE; Books I-XVII), (The Sacred Books of the East, Volume 39)
Book ID :
38977
Author :
F. Max Muller (Ed.) & James Legge (Tr.)
ISBN 13 :
9788120801400
Year of Publication :
2005
Edition :
Reprint
Publisher :
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt Ltd
Binding :
Hardcover
Pages :
418
Size :
15 x 23 cm
Weight :
0.662 kg

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