A Way of Being

A Woman’s Contemplation on Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching

Book summary

The Tao Te Ching had an intimate and profound influence on the development of Zen Buddhism. In this book, Wong renders this ancient Chinese text alive as a way of authentic being. She offers a uniquely feminine voice with new insights into its enigmatic teachings through deep reflections and shows how it is relevant for men and women that transcends space and time. She points out how Lao Tzu taught that there is a way of being beyond intellectual understanding, which can only be accessed via intuitive knowing. Through this mode of being, lovingkindness, compassion, and peace flow naturally and spontaneously into one’s life, without effort, when one is harmonized with the Tao. With beautiful visual imagery and poetic prose, this book offers a refreshing and penetrating appreciation of this ancient classic for those who want to live a truly awakened life in the contemporary world.

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