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Philosophical texts

Philosophical texts
The classical philosophical texts here describe the theses of Confucius or Lao Tzu and form the foundations of Chinese thought, such as yin / yang and the five-element doctrine.
The Way of Wisdom by Martin is a bold and original new presentation of the Tao Te King for anyone who wants to live in harmony with themselves and the Tao. William Martin presents the Tao Te King as a living practice path that countless people have gone through in the course of history, and he challenges his reader: Do not study it. Explore him! Go for it! Practice him! This original presentation with the impressive introduction brings the Tao to life with enlightening clarity and coherence, opening it up to sustained spiritual discoveries and insights. One of the most profound, popular, and widely translated books in human history, the Tao Te King has appeared in countless translations and versions. All these translations have their beauty and depth. But so far no modern translation has grasped the essential tenor of Lao-Tse’s work as a practical guide to an awakened, spiritual life. Now, William Martin, one of the most well-known Tao teachers, has completely retranslated the eighty-one chapters of the Tao to disclose only two key uses of the Tao, the way to become clearly aware of the present moment and practice practice Freedom and joy to live. Martin frames his new translation in two parts: The Way, which introduces the Tao’s nonlinear structure and its themes, and the exercises that provide hands-on guidance for deeper exploration of Tao topics. The new translation titled The Tao forms the golden center of the book.
The famous physicist and systems theorist Fritjof Capra has for the first time systematically attempted to compare the statements of modern physics and Eastern philosophy in his pioneering work, the Tao of Physics. In doing so, he makes it convincingly clear that the consequences of relativity theory and quantum physics are far more likely to bring our world view closer to the perspective of Taoism or Yoga than to that of conventional materialism. Philosophical texts stimulate the mind and help to see the world from other angles.