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The Way of Heart and Beauty

The Tao of Daily Life
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Hampton Roads Publishing
 | 
October, 2019
ISBN:
9781571748393
In stock now: 
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$24.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

This book draws on ancient Chinese wisdom to explore critical life issues: What is our place in nature? How do we make right decisions? How do we respect the earth? How are we to view life and death? What is the path we should live to truly achieve a good and meaningful life?

For Deng Ming-Dao, the two entry points for this exploration are two words: The first is the Chinese word for "heart" —which means heart, mind, intention, center, core intelligence, and soul. And the second is the word “beauty”—which connotes the pleasure we take in art, design, fashion, and music. Our hearts love beauty, and beauty opens our hearts.

If you want to nourish year heart,

nothing is better than to reduce your wants.

If you have few desires,

you might miss some things,

but they will be few.

If you have many desires,

you may gain some things,

but they will be few.

In this profound collection of fresh and contemporary translations of ancient texts, Deng Ming-Dao gathers over 220 selections that deal with the essence of heart and beauty. Topics include: how to be great, how long it takes to follow your heart, how to bring order to the world, how to know everything, how to pacify the heart, and much more. Here are stories, fables, poems, and epigrams that delight, inspire, and inform.

The sages saw that music brought joy and that it improved the hearts of all people. It expressed the deepest feelings, and it influences attitudes and customs, which were always in flux. That’s why the kings of ancient days put such an emphasis on music and made sure it was taught. —Book of Rites

Among the other books by Deng Ming-Dao are Scholar Warrior and 365 Tao.

Publisher’s Description: 

The essential Taoist guide to living with simplicity, compassion, and integrity

This is a book that draws on ancient Chinese wisdom to explore the critical life issues: What is our place in nature? How do we make right decisions? How do we respect the earth? How are we to view life and death? What is the path we should live to truly achieve a good and meaningful life?

For Deng Ming-Dao, the two entry points for this exploration are two words: The first is the Chinese word for "heart" - which means heart, mind, intention, center, core intelligence, and soul. And the second is the word beauty - which connotes the pleasure we take in art, design, fashion, and music. Our hearts love beauty, and beauty opens our hearts.

In this profound collection of fresh and contemporary translations of ancient texts, Deng Ming-Dao gathers over 220 selections that deal with the essence of heart and beauty. Topics include: how to be great, how long it takes to follow your heart, how to bring order to the world, how to know everything, how to pacify the heart, and much more. Here are stories, fables, poems, and epigrams that delight, inspire, and inform.

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