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By Joel Schwartz

ISBN-10: 1470094894

ISBN-13: 9781470094898

A research of the chinese language suggestion of the 'dao' ('the Way'), this strange publication is decided opposed to a 10,000-mile unescorted journey during the China of the Eighties whilst tinkling bicycles within the streets--no vehicles, 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 smooth tradition, in addition to to one's everyday life. On a meditational trip that took him to temples and monasteries, Schwartz seeks to explain the adventure of meditation from 'inside,' finally touching on his lifelong involvement in zazen to the Confucian constitution or chinese language society. An award-winning playwright, Schwartz is the writer of the unconventional 'The impressive Pupfish of Calaveras County.' As undefined, the writer turned so occupied with chinese language philosophy and poetry that he went directly to research Mandarin and classical chinese language at Harvard. He lives in a redwood grove in California together with his companion and their Queensland Heeler.

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