The Resource Do Nothing : Inner Peace for Everyday Living - Reflections on Chuang Tzu's Philosophy

Do Nothing : Inner Peace for Everyday Living - Reflections on Chuang Tzu's Philosophy

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Do Nothing : Inner Peace for Everyday Living - Reflections on Chuang Tzu's Philosophy
Title
Do Nothing
Title remainder
Inner Peace for Everyday Living - Reflections on Chuang Tzu's Philosophy
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eng
Summary
"Words,"writes Chuang Tzu, "are for catching ideas; once you've caught the idea, you can forget the words." In Do Nothing, author Siroj Sorajjakool lends us some of his insightful words to help us all "catch" the provocative ideas of one of China's most important literary and philosophical giants-one who emerged at a time when China had several such giants philosophizing on Tao or "the Way." Though his thinking dates back to the fourth century, Chuang Tzu's Tao has profound implications for our modern lives. He welcomes an existence that is radically removed from the image of normalcy that society often projects, wherein the individual must always strive for more, always seek greater productivity, and always try to better him or herself and his or her place in life. Chuang Tzu would posit that the definitions of normalcy, success, and happiness are arbitrarily assigned and that our rigid and unquestioning adherence to these so-called "norms" leads to existential restlessness and unease. Instead of striving, he would say, be still. Instead of acquiring, embrace nothingness. Instead of seeking to understand the limitlessness of the universe during your brief and extremely limited existence, enjoy the wonder of it. Siroj Sorajjakool suggests that when we can embrace nothingness, we undergo a spiritual transformation that liberates us to see more clearly and truly find ourselves. He offers a very personal exploration of Chuang Tzu's Tao, first in its historical and literary context, and then in the context of our twenty-first century existence. What emerges is a liberating and highly readable meditation on the many lessons we can "catch" from Chuang Tzu on how we view our aspirations, our joys and sorrows, our successes and failures, and what it means to be a worthwhile person
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MiAaPQ
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Sorajjakool, Siroj
LC call number
BL1900
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Cobb, John
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  • Philosophy, Chinese
  • Zhuangzi. -- Nanhua jing
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Do Nothing : Inner Peace for Everyday Living - Reflections on Chuang Tzu's Philosophy
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http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=716552
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Chuang Tzu -- 2. The Way -- 3. Nothing -- 4. Nothing and the Journey of Ninety Thousand Li -- 5. Do Nothing -- 6. The Nothing of Love and the Love of Nothing -- 7. Good for Nothing -- Conclusion: Be Ordinary -- Appendix A: Chuang Tzu: Historical Background -- Appendix B: The Psychology of Nondoing -- Notes -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 -- Chapter 2 -- Chapter 3 -- Chapter 4 -- Chapter 5 -- Chapter 6 -- Chapter 7 -- Conclusion -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Bibliography -- Index
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EBC716552
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unknown
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1 online resource (169 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781599473581
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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unknown sound
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remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC716552
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL716552
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10481037
  • (CaONFJC)MIL326054
  • (OCoLC)731646860
Label
Do Nothing : Inner Peace for Everyday Living - Reflections on Chuang Tzu's Philosophy
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=716552
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Chuang Tzu -- 2. The Way -- 3. Nothing -- 4. Nothing and the Journey of Ninety Thousand Li -- 5. Do Nothing -- 6. The Nothing of Love and the Love of Nothing -- 7. Good for Nothing -- Conclusion: Be Ordinary -- Appendix A: Chuang Tzu: Historical Background -- Appendix B: The Psychology of Nondoing -- Notes -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 -- Chapter 2 -- Chapter 3 -- Chapter 4 -- Chapter 5 -- Chapter 6 -- Chapter 7 -- Conclusion -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
EBC716552
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (169 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781599473581
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC716552
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL716552
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10481037
  • (CaONFJC)MIL326054
  • (OCoLC)731646860

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