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The Tao Is Silent
The Tao Is Silent
Author: Raymond M. Smullyan
ISBN-13: 9780060674694
ISBN-10: 0060674695
Publication Date: 6/1/1977
Pages: 240
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Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco
Book Type: Paperback
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a 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 ChinesePhilosophy. 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, weather he is discussing gardening, dogs, the art of napping, or computers who dream that they're human.