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By Joel Schwartz

ISBN-10: 1470094894

ISBN-13: 9781470094898

A research of the chinese language idea of the 'dao' ('the Way'), this strange publication is determined opposed to a 10,000-mile unescorted journey during the China of the Eighties while tinkling bicycles within the streets--no automobiles, no excessive rises and a standard source of revenue of $20 a month--were the norms. trying to find the 'dao' of China, the writer additionally explores the techniques of 'te' ('innate power') and 'wu wei' ('effortlessness') as they follow 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 adventure of meditation from 'inside,' eventually pertaining to his lifelong involvement in zazen to the Confucian constitution or chinese language society. An award-winning playwright, Schwartz is the writer of the radical 'The striking Pupfish of Calaveras County.' As undefined, the writer turned so fascinated by chinese language philosophy and poetry that he went directly to learn Mandarin and classical chinese language at Harvard. He lives in a redwood grove in California together with his accomplice and their Queensland Heeler.

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