First you'd probably have to define what a Taoist author is, and there really weren't many. Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, Wu Wei.. Can't think of many more ;-)
Lao Tzu. It is all I read on the subject. When I first started learning about Taoism, I read many many books. In the end, the only book I keep going back to is the Tao Te Ching. For me, it holds the necessary imagery to unlcok the answers from with in me.
Unless you are reading the origional scrolls, I think then, are you not, limited to the actual translating author?
Wu Wei has just released 4 books on the subject of the 'book of change' through Power Press. He has an interestingly clear thinking process.
Isn't the 'book of change' the I-ching ?
Yes, also known as the book of answers.
Hmm. I have barely started buying books on the i-ching so I can't talk about it yet, but I will agree that Lao Tzu seems to have encompassed it the best so far.
It was created by Fu Hsi (Fo Shee)
Sorry, sorry, I meant about your original question. I have read that much about i-ching. I meant that I feel Lao Tsu is my favorite author about taoism so far.
OH. It would be awesome to be able to read his scrolls first hand and have my own interpretation.
Well, you can always learn chinese; the original text is available very easily on the web or in any book (my copy of the TTC has the chinese on the left and the english on the right).
Well, alright, give it a couple of years to get the basic part of chinese down, and then maybe another five or six, but you'll be ok, I'm sure. :)
Happy Birthday Man, are you 23 or 24?
Fred Rogers. Dunno if he had the Tao, but he sure did have the Te. :)
ME ME ME (oh, I guess I don't sound very taoist-like)
What does a Taoist sound like?
You, you, you?
2005-11-09 05:59 pm (UTC)
Re: The sound of a taoist
Some may disagree with me that his writings are Taoist, but if one really digs into them I believe you'll find Alan Watts is very much a Taoist.