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The Tao of Daily Life: The Mysteries of the Orient Revealed The Joys of Inner Harmony Found The Path to  Enlightenment Illuminated par [Lin, Derek]
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Revue de presse

Praise for Derek Lin’s books:
The Tao of Joy Every Day:
“The book offers up easily digestible wisdom for when you need a quick bit of inspiration. It is a great way to start the day, and it's small size makes it ideal for a nightstand book. It's short but powerful entries are great for settling the mind before bedtime, or on nights when you can't sleep. It's a great addition to any Eastern wisdom book collection.”
—The Buddhist Blog
The Tao of Daily Life:
Winner: Best Spirituality/ Alternative Science Book (The Coalition of Visionary Resources COVR Awards)

“This book has given me a large amount of understanding and inspiration in my own life. It is well written so that those of any religion (or lack of) can greatly benefit from its wisdom. I would put this book at the top of the list for anyone wanting to help move past the daily trivialities and frustrations that an inhibit our lives. This is also a perfect companion to applying the Tao Te Ching to the daily life.”
—Saint Monica’s Episcopal Church’s Book Corner
“The perfect book for readers who are interested in Taoism and want a little daily inspiration. The Tao of Daily Life combines ancient Eastern wisdom with practical application—perfect for busy Western readers!”
“There are some wonderful stories here! A top-drawer collection of Taoist teaching stories and commentaries on this ancient path.”
—Spirituality and Practice, “Best Spiritual Books of 2007”
The Tao of Success:
Winner: Best Spirituality Book (The Coalition of Visionary Resources)
“This book represents a melding of the best of eastern and western thinking.”
—Bill Tammeus, Faith Matters
 “A practical, systematic approach to the ancient and time-honored spiritual learning process. Using the same format that made The Tao of Daily Life a breakout Eastern wisdom bestseller, Lin draws on the power of Taoist stories to illustrate important keys, or lessons.’

Présentation de l'éditeur

The perfect book for readers who are interested in Taoism and want a little daily inspiration.

The Tao of Daily Life combines ancient Eastern wisdom with practical application-perfect for busy Western readers! Derek Lin, Taoist master and expert in Eastern philosophy, brings his deep knowledge of this time-honored Chinese spiritual thought system into the twenty-first century. "There is one simple reason for the Tao to have survived through the ages intact: it works," writes Lin. "The principles of the Tao are extremely effective when applied to life. The philosophy as a whole is nothing less than a practical, useful guide to living life in a way that is smooth, peaceful, and full of energy." Using the powerful medium of stories and short dharma talks, Lin illuminates the Taoist secrets and engages the reader in their inherent wisdom. As a result, the reader of The Tao of Daily Life will notice certain changes, including:

- being more composed and more at ease in various situations;
- being able to handle challenges and difficulties with less effort and achieving better results;
- experiencing greater power and clarity in all areas of life.

The spiritual journey, as described by Derek Lin, becomes the most worthwhile exploration anyone can take.

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  • Editeur : TarcherPerigee (6 septembre 2007)
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This book is my absolute FAVORITE: it is so very inspriring!! I was moved to tears upon the personal revelations that came to me while reading it. Each chapter starts out with a story, too, so it is also entertaining! It is NOT a dry, philosophical book that you will fall asleep in front of. It is simple and easy to read - a true pleasure that I recommend to anybody who is interested in living a better, fuller life! :)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Taoism presented successfully as an inspirational daily devotional. 24 mars 2016
Par Hamza Philip - Publié sur
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
In 1999, I first read a translation of the Tao Te Ching. I had found this little thin paperback in a used bookstore, and read it a week later on a flight to the Philippines. I misplaced that book and don't remember the translators name, but the book was a relaxing read on the section of the journey from LAX to Taipei in Taiwan. Although I had flown on planes before, but never on such a long flight, and with so much turbulence. However, I became absorbed in the Tao Te Ching, and what I read helped me remain calm during flight.

When I returned from the Philippines, I purchased several books on Taoism, mostly translations by Dr. Thomas Cleary. His writings not only helped me to learn about Taoism, but I introduced me to the I Ching and Confucius. The problem, though, was that although initially I liked Dr. Cleary's translation of the Tao Te Ching, it really did not do for me what that first translation by that not very popular writer whose name I don't even remember me, though for years I did think Dr. Cleary's translation of the I Ching was second only to the Wilhelm/Baynes translation, and still read it today.

Then along came This wonderful website! Here I was reintroduced to Taoism in a fresh way. I eventually purchased Derek Lin's translation of the Tao Te Ching and found it to be the best one for me. I've read many good and popular translations of the Tao Teh Ching, none work for me as well as Lin's translation.

I don't know why it took me so long, but I've known of Lin's book The Tao of Daily Life for years but did not purchase this book until recently. I liked the first short chapter so much that I read several of them right away, but have since settled into reading one short chapter every few days and spending a few moments reflecting on the chapter. Then I start over again after the last chapter is completed. The chapters never get old for me. I have always tended to be an anxious person, but these little chapters, along with my daily prayers, help me to remain settled and balanced. Thus, aspects of the philosophy of Taoism (along with Vietnamese Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh's books on breath meditation and mindfulness) have complemented my Monotheistic faith. There is no friction between the two.

Chapter Two of Part One: Living in the Moment - Being Mindful of the Present, has been an excellent chapter to return to from time to time. Lin tells the story of a man trapped on a vine that is being gnawed by rats, while higher in the tree is a hungry tiger and on the ground below is another tiger. The man sees a strawberry that is just within his range, and he reaches out, grabs the strawberry and enjoys it despite his predicament. Lin's interpretation of the story according to the Tao is that the tiger above is our past, the tiger below is our future, the vine being gnawed on by rats is our present predicament. Life is short, so rather than being anxious and worry about our predicament, we need to take the time to relax and enjoy the present moment. I need to be reminded of this until I can successfully do this. So, I go back to this story often. It reminds me of a teaching by Jesus Christ in the Gospels, and is similar to a passage in the Quran and to a Shia Muslim tradition. So, this little treasure of a story is applicable to those who hold to one of the Abrahamic faiths.

I heartily recommend the Tao Teh Ching and this book, The Tao of Daily Life, by Derek Lin. Next for me will be Lin's book The Tao of Happiness, which is about the wisdom of Chuang Tzu, whose "Inner Chapters" I first read in a book by Dr. Thomas Cleary. I expect that Derek Lin will present Chiang Tzu in tasteful and digestible manner in that book.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 We LOVE this book! 19 janvier 2015
Par Snowflake - Publié sur
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I have read a Tao story every day this year to my twin 10-year-old boys as part of our homeschooling lessons. The stories not only capture their imagination and their interest, but we often laugh out loud and repeat meaningful phrases throughout the day. After just a week or two, they even wanted to listen to the deeper explanation Derek provides after the story. Now, a few months into the practice, they sit on the couch quietly thinking long after the reading is finished. I don't know how many times they've helped me apply some of the teachings in the book. "Mom, don't let her put a potato in your sack! Just get rid of the sack!" "Mom, just enjoy the strawberry!"

A few weeks ago I asked them about their favorite and least favorite part of homeschooling, and they both emphatically chose Derek Lin's book as their absolute favorite part of the day. (English was their least fav, BTW)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Great Book with a focus on Incorporating Taoism to your daily life. 10 mars 2014
Par Brian Warner - Publié sur
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I thought this book was really well done and inspirational. I would caution the prospective buyer from the negative reviews, as they seem to lack any interest in Taoism (they are grading the book on an intellectual level of "being too simple" or "the writing style isn't pulitzer worthy" rather then the material expressed.) Taoism is not about using our intellect and rational thinking to find solutions to life, so such negative reviews are doing a disservice and not reflecting the very nature of Taoism.

This Book
The book here is laid out with each chapter opening with a story or a Taoist quote. The rest of the chapter is the author's views on integrating that story or Taoist quote into our lives. We may not connect with each story, but if we're human will connect with many.

If you approach Taoism or Taoist texts with intellectualized reviews, you'll find all of it lacking... probably most of the Eastern schools even. "Mistrust of conventional knowledge and reasoning is stronger in Taoism than in any other school of Eastern philosophy. It is based on the firm belief that the human intellect can never comprehend the Tao. In the words of Chuang Tzu, 'The most extensive knowledge does not necessarily know it; reasoning will not make men wise in it. The sages have decided against both these methods.'" - [...]

The intellect is ego, it identifies with the self and says "I know so much" and then it compares itself to others saying "I know more than them" or "I know less than that person..." I found this in some of the negative reviews here. To which I offer a bit of advice [...] to people like oregonzen and kcolorado - you're focus is on your own intellect, your ego. You want something "complex" and not simple, something of impressive writing style... these are all traps. It's like being given a spiritual work and judging it on the cover image rather than the content.

The great sages and scholars often spoke simply of truth. Truth to them was in few words. It is the commentators who extrapolated into intellectual digression. But today if you write simply, you're labeled "new age" and not in a good way. New age being a label applied by elitists who which to reflect a "simple" approach to the "common person," thereby separating themselves from the "common person." That's Ego.

Ego is a great problem because it fakes spiritual growth. It says, "I'm so much smarter then this author... let me write some condescending marks and tear this a part..." all the while it's driving you further into self, and intellect and further away from oneness.

I bought this book, and have found much inspiration from it. I think it's a great introduction to Taoism. It doesn't provide the history of Taoism, nor does it go over the different sects, rituals or ceremonies. What it does do is give the Tao itself as our daily life. It's not an adventure in memorizing some ancient mantra, or conceptualizing a very difficult philosophical commentary... it's simple. Straightforward. It says: many people have problems like... and gives the Tao as the answer. It's clear.

There is need for meditation and self work in order to find our solutions. This doesn't replace that. It simply gives guidance on how the principles of Taoism can be used to solve many examples of common life issues.

In the end, we all have to do the work of our spiritual path in order to get gain. We can't rely on this book to do it for us. But this book does give great treasure in a very common language. I love it.

I'll close my review of the book with a quote from it:

"Pursue knowledge, daily gain Pursue Tao, daily loss When we accumulate, we are in hot pursuit of knowledge. The acquisition of more and more material things ends up as clutter, which in turn leads to stress and agitation. In this mode of thinking, we put in a lot of extra effort but fail to gain any significant benefits. On the path of the Tao, we let go of more and more every day. The more we discard, the better we can utilize what’s left. The more we simplify, the easier it is to attain serenity and peace of mind. The wisdom of Ikkyu’s story is inextricably linked to the wisdom of the Tao Te Ching.

Lin, Derek (2007-09-06). The Tao of Daily Life: The Mysteries of the Orient Revealed The Joys of Inner Harmony Found The Path to Enlightenment Illuminated (p. 172). Penguin Group US. Kindle Edition."
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Tao applied to your Daily Life 8 novembre 2007
Par Arm Flailing Tube Man - Publié sur
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
I bought this book after being introduced to taoism on the author's website half a year ago. The book is a collection of parables (short stories) followed by a longer explanation by Derek Lin for each.

The parables include themes on loving others, dealing with our ego, handling negative people, and finding the joy in simple things. The parables are often funny, extremely insightful, and easy to remember for when you actually need the insight in real life situations.

It is well written so that those of any religion (or lack of) can benefit from its wisdom.

I would put this book at the top of the list for anyone wanting to help move past the daily trivialities and frustrations that can inhibit our lives. This is also a perfect companion to applying the Tao Te Ching to the daily life.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Wonderful Book! 21 juin 2017
Par Scottsdale AZ - Publié sur
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
Having just seriously gotten into Taoism as a suggestion from my massage therapist I decided to get this book. Was a great decision as this is one of the best I have found. Discovered Derek Lin from his website and read some of his stories there. I read one a night with meditation music playing. Finding I fall asleep in a very relaxed state. My only complaint is what will I do when I finish the book? Highly recommend this book if your trying to understand Taoism in a simplistic way.
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