The Secret Teachings of the Tao Te Ching
by Taoist Masters Mantak Chia and Tao Huang
235 Pages.

$16.95 plus S&H

For over 2500 years the words of the Tao Te Ching, the primary scripture of Laoism and Taoism, have been regarded as among the greatest treasures of the world. Lao Tzu, whose name means "the ancient child," wrote these essential verses that have both confounded and conferred blessings on humankind. Taoist masters Mantak Chia and Tao Huang guide readers through the origins of this philosophy, the meaning behind its 5,000 pictographs, and the way of living that generations have followed.

While the text of the Tao Te Ching has been passed down in literary form for generations, the essence of the text can be understood only through heart awakening - a true integration of body and mind - made possible with the insights and exercises in this book. The authors analyze Lao Tzu's teachings, line by line, and offer meditations, interpretations, and energy cultivation practices that illuminate the true meaning of this classic text Click here for selected excerpt: Harmony Is Eternal.

Table of Contents
Putting the Teachings into Practice
Introduction: Conveying the Heart of Lao Tzu's Teaching
Lao Tzu and the Tao Te Ching
Essence Illuminated
A Fresh Translation
Cosmic Bridge
An Extraordinary Collaboration

Note to Women Readers

Chapter 1: Wordless Uttering of the Tao
Defining the Tao
Communicable Tao and Incommunicable Tao
The Nature of the Tao
Chapter 2: Chi and Taoist Inner Alchemy
The Three Minds
Returning to the Source
The Flow of the Tao: Empty and Full
Chapter 3: Sensation, the Brain, and Taoist Practice
The Brain: Perception, Emotion, and Response
Five Colors Blind the Eeyes
Beyond Ego Conflict
Chapter 4: Walking the Way: Energy Transformation
The Wisdom of the I Ching
Practices for Energy Alchemy
Chapter 5: Embracing Oneness
Harmonizing Hun and Po, Heaven and Earth
Triple Unity
Reflections on Unification
Chapter 6: The Wisdom of the Taoist Sage
What Is a Sage?
Wi Wei: The Action of the Sage
The Character of the Sage
The Path of the Sage
Chapter 7: The Nature of Te
Virtuous Action
Kind Action
Te Cultivation
Chapter 8: Governing Self and Nation
Living Simply
The Sage and the People
The Role of Government
Chapter 9: Longevity and Immortality
The Psychology of Immortality
Change and Changelessness
Taoist Sexual Practice for Longevity and Immortality
Harmony Is Eternal
Chapter 10: Trust and Faith
Speaking the Tao
The Way of Trustworthiness
The Treasure of the Tao
Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching
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