The Taoist Classics, Volume 2
The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary
By Thomas Cleary
(Shambhala, Paperback, 9781570629068, 560pp.)
Publication Date: February 11, 2003
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This collection of translated texts includes:
• Understanding Reality: A Taoist Alchemical Classic: A tenth-century text on the principles of inner alchemy.
• The Inner Teachings of Taoism: The essentials of self-transformation according to the Complete Reality School of Taoism, with commentary by Liu I-ming.
• The Book of Balance and Harmony: These essays, conversations, poetry, and songs about the secrets of Taoism teach how to live a centered and orderly life.
• Practical Taoism: A collection of the most accessible of the texts on inner alchemy.
Thomas Cleary holds a Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University. He is the translator of more than fifty volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts from Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Pali, and Arabic.