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Synopsis A sailboat tossed about on rough seas will struggle to find a smooth course, balancing itself through wind and water The human experience is a succession of balancing maneuvers as we resolve conflicts, find love, and merely exist from day to day Grigg shows one how to be like a sailboat steady, adaptable, serene, and powerful Publishers Weekly According to the introduction, this book is an attempt to represent the connection between the Western activity of sailing and the Eastern philosophy of Taoism, and in doing so prescribe a metaphor for a way of living Grigg The Tao of Relationships tries earnestly, in than 130 prose poems, to provide readers with a method for achieving a stable inner peace amidst the disorder of a constantly changing universe Unfortunately, his language is numbingly bland and the philosophical concepts he espouses are painfully banal This collection, based on Lao Tzu s Tao Te Ching, created in the sixth century B.C., is written in such overwhelmingly abstract terms like wholeness, emptiness, stillness, whatness, thatness that the concrete theme of sailing is lost in a miasma of meaningless generalities Everything knows Ship knows its shipness and does just so Rock knows its rockness and does just so Sea knows its seaness and does just so The text is accompanied by William Gaetz s lackluster drawings of the bamboo plant, which, like sailing, is a metaphor for inner balance and resourcefulness July...

Title : The Tao of Sailing
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ISBN : 0893344907
ISBN13 : 978-0893344900
Format Type : Audio Book
Language : Hebräisch
Publisher : HUMANIX BOOKS 28 Juli 2010
Number of Pages : 160 Seiten
File Size : 786 KB
Status : Available For Download
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The Tao of Sailing Reviews

  • Ginny (gbdw@primenet.com)
    2018-11-21 15:34

    This book features bamboo illustrated for contemplation and koans for consideration. Different from every other Tao book I've seen and enriching because of the gentle breezes of fresh thought that waft through the mind of the beholder.

  • Ginny (gbdw@primenet.com)
    2018-11-25 14:23

    This book features bamboo illustrated for contemplation and koans for consideration. Different from every other Tao book I've seen and enriching because of the gentle breezes of fresh thought that waft through the mind of the beholder.