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This section lists articles and papers dealing with the basics of Tao and Taoism. Some of them are commentaries on Taoist texts or papers inspired by the Taoist philosophy and everyday experience of the Tao living.

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LIST OF AVAILABLE PAPERS

Lao-tzu and Emptiness     Price $9.95

A short commentary on the meaning of the famous sentence "the wise ruler empties people's minds and fills their bellies" - Tao-te ching , chaper 3.

[Paper by Jhian Yang, word count 527, PDF, download]

At the Death of Lao-tzu     Price: $5.95
A commented quote from Chuang-tzu about the death of Lao-tzu and the psylosophical meaning of the mourning scene.

[Paper by Jhian Yang, word count 748, PDF, download]

Taoist View on Medecine vs. our Modern Mentality     Price: $5.95
A story recounted by Yang-tzu - the well known Lao-tzu's disciple - shows us how the old Taoist sages dealt with the medicine. The concept of illness coming with the birth and the idea of "how can a man know what Heaven didn't know", are also stressed. If you follow the Taoist path you may be interested in this story + Yang-tzu's comment + plus plus Jhian's conclusion.

[Paper by Jhian Yang, word count 914, PDF, download]

Chuang-tzu and the Butterfly Metaphor     Price: $5.95
This paper is about the meaning of the butterfly dream of Chuang-tzu. Also it provides a critical evaluation of Thomas Cleary philosophical approach of the same story.

[Paper by Jhian Yang, word count 915, PDF, download]

Taoism on Death     Price: $5.95
A collection of quotes from Chuang-tzu and Lao-tzu related to the Taoist experience of death + final conclusion.

[Paper by Jhian Yang, word count: 914, PDF, download]

Chuang-tzu and Formal Thinking     Price: $5.95

In a fragment from the Book XVIII of Chuang-tzu we find a discussion on the subject of mourning - at the Chuang'tzu's wife death - that leads us to consider two modes of thinking. This paper treats of the differences between the formal thinking and the Master's thinking, in the light of Taoist wisdom.

[Paper by Jhian Yang, word count: 1086, PDF, download]

The Sage Walks on Tao     Price: $5.95

Many fragments of Tao-te ching seem to take us to the old symbolism of Christian moral philosophy. Still this is not the case with the chapter #22 where we find that: "He who has little will have a lot", and so forth. This article studies the differences between Taoist and Christian ethics insisting on the Taoist approach of the Tao-te ching.

[Paper by Jhian Yang, word count: 814, PDF, download]

Alan Watts on Taoism     Price: $5.95

Offers a short review of Alan Watts's personal approach of Taoism and a few quotes commented. Quotes are from Watts's book: Tao: The Watercourse Way.

[Paper by Jhian Yang, word count: 1071, PDF, download]

Lao-tzu Guodian (1)     Price: $ 9.95

English translation of the first chapter of Gudian Lao-tzu (chapter 19 of the given text) with comments.

[Paper by Jhian Yang, word count: 273, PDF, download]

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