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eBook Lao-Tse: Life and Work of the Forerunner in China ePub

by Lao-tse

  • ISBN: 1574610082
  • Category: Historical
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Lao-tse
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Grail Foundation Pr; Third Edition edition (June 1, 1995)
  • Pages: 296
  • ePub book: 1329 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1313 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 601

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The Forerunner books do not present fanciful pictures of the past. Rather, they describe historical happenings in their imperishable form. This volume describes the life and work of the sage Lao-Tse in ancient China.

The Forerunner books do not present fanciful pictures of the past. Everything that has taken place is recorded in the annals of time, so that we of today may develop our perceptions from those events. What becomes apparent is that in the course of millennia mankind was repeatedly shown ways to find the Truth. His youth, his maturing, and his inner struggles in coming to terms with the religious concepts of his times are described to the reader in vivid pictures.

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Lao-Tse describes how he came to the recognition of his own. There is no indication of author in this, or any other book in Grail Foundation Press' Forerunner Series

Lao-Tse describes how he came to the recognition of his own. Its simple profundity is recognized today in every corner of the world: "The Tao which can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name which can be named is not the eternal name. There is no indication of author in this, or any other book in Grail Foundation Press' Forerunner Series. Those who made the connection were able to see truly, and to write down what they saw, but they do not consider themselves authors of the volumes.

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Explaining the Term "Huang-Lao". Zhang Weihua - 2002 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 34 (1):61-81. Gratitude and the Meaning of Life: A Gift Model. Linda C. Mainey - 2003 - Dissertation, Loyola University of Chicago.

Explaining the Term "Huang-Lao". Laozi Si Xiang Yu Ren Lei Sheng Cun Zhi Dao: 2010 Luoyang Laozi Wen Hua Guo Ji Lun Tan Wen Ji Laozi Thought and the Existing Road for Humanity: Treaties Collection of International Forum on Laozi Culture in Luoyang, in 2010. Baoyou Zhao, Xiuchang Gao & Yinan Yang (ed. - 2011 - She Hui Ke Xue Wen Xian Chu Ban She.

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Traditionally the author was one Lao-Tzu (Laozi) which is an honorary title meaning the ‘Old Master’

Traditionally the author was one Lao-Tzu (Laozi) which is an honorary title meaning the ‘Old Master’.

In ancient China, a man called Lao-Tse followed a vision of truth that culminated in one of the most sublime religious texts known to humankind: the Tao Te Ching. Its simple profundity is recognized today in every corner of the world: "The Tao which can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name which can be named is not the eternal name."

So it begins and moves gracefully through the various paradoxes of existence, harmonizing light and shadow. It is difficult for a modern reader to approach this text without wondering about the life and times of the man who wrote it.

Lao-Tse (or Lao-Tzu, as it is sometime spelled) was a name, and little more; the details of his life have been lost to history. Only the work survived...until now. Mystics of all times and places have taught that every event that has occurred is forever recorded in the annals of time. An associate of Abd-ru-shin, author of the spiritual classic In the Light of Truth: The Grail Message, has made a spiritual connection to that ageless record and here reports what it reveals about the life of the sage called Lao-Tse.

There is no indication of author in this, or any other book in Grail Foundation Press' Forerunner Series. Those who made the connection were able to see truly, and to write down what they saw, but they do not consider themselves authors of the volumes. For this reason, the books appear with the simple notation, "Received in the proximity of Abd-ru-shin through the special gift of one Called for the purpose."

The text follows chronologically through the life of Lao-Tse in a style that reveals the sage as simultaneously human and transcendent. Some of the most touching passages tell of Lao-Tse's childhood and the reactions he inspired in his often-confused parents: "Li-Fu-Tai lived in the constant expectation of discovering his ancestor in his son. At the very least, this boy was bound to be completely different from all other sons of men. He watched the child constantly, but at the same time he suffered many a disappointment. [The boy] developed exactly like other healthy children. In time he learned to walk and talk, he fell into the water and reached a fire. When he got into some childhood mischief, the father was annoyed by his son's naughtiness. But his mother tempered the punishments and softened the rebukes...To her all the child's actions...seemed to spring from the same source; an immense thirst for knowledge...He asked few question, preferring to find his answers through experiencing."

There's an immediacy in this prose, as the author who does not claim authorship transports us back through time, to witness the emergence of one of the greatest sages ever to live. This book is inspiring and compelling--worth the reading for anyone who cares about humankind's spiritual legacy.

Comments

Meri Meri
Reading this book, I couldn't help but wonder how much was fact and how much was fiction. I do hope there was much more of the former than the latter. It seemed that everything in Lao-Tse's life turned out for the very best. All problems solved in timely manners. Despite the questions and wonderments, I think the book well worth reading wherever the whole truth stands.
Black_Hawk_Down Black_Hawk_Down
This is a very sweet story about a time, place, and man that was the construct of the author of this book. Historians and philosophers will continue to debate whether Lao Tzu ever existed or, if the Tao Te Ching was the work of many men. This book, however, portrays a decidedly Judeo/Christian perspective to the man called Lao Tzu and his life and times. The book is inacurate in it's portayal of life and philosophy/religion during the Han Dynasty. The author clearly misrepresents the history and beliefs in ancient China in a desire to mold Chinese thinking into a monotheistic belief system. If the reader is willing to set aside the historical and philosophical truths of the Chineses culture, the story is set forth as a very sweet parable. As someone who takes the Chinese culture seriously, I was not able to do so.