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"The Book of Balance and Harmony " is a renowned anthology of writing by a thirteenth-century master of the Complete Reality School of Taoism, a movement begun around the turn of the first millennium CE whose aim was a return to the purity of Taoism's original principles and practices. This classic collection, compiled by one of the master's disciples, is still very much in use by the Taoist adepts of China today. Its serves as a compendium of the teaching of the Complete Reality School, both in theory and in practice, employing a rich variety of literary forms, including essays, dialogues, poetry, and song. The writings herein condense the essences of the Chinese religious traditions of Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism into an alchemical elixir teaching Vitality, Energy, and Spirit the "three treasures" of Taoism that promise mental and physical well-being."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781590300770
ISBN-10: 1590300777
Format: Paperback
(226mm x 158mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas Cleary

Thomas Cleary holds a Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University. He is the translator of more than fifty volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts from Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Pali, and Arabic.

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