Vegetable Roots Discourse: Wisdom from Ming China on Life and Living

Vegetable Roots Discourse: Wisdom from Ming China on Life and Living

Written 400 years ago by a scholar in the Ming Dynasty, one hundred years after Columbus and around the time Shakespeare completed Henry VI, accomplished scholar and philosopher Hong Zicheng retired from public life and settled down to write an informal compilation of his thoughts on the essence of life, human nature, and heaven and earth. Though he wrote other books as well, only this one has survived—thanks largely to its continuous popularity, first in China and later in Japan and Korea. Entitled Caigentan (Vegetable Roots Discourse), this book has been studied and cherished for four hundred years.Terse, humorous, witty, and. above all, timely, this book offers a provocative and personal mix of Daoist, Buddhist, and Confucian understanding. It contains 360 observations that lead us through paths as complex, absurd, and grotesque as life itself. While it has been translated into many languages, this comprehensive version will immediately become the standard edition for generations of English readers to come.

  • Brand: Hong Zicheng
  • ASIN: 1593761201

Vegetable Root Discourse (4 volumes) (Chinese Edition)

Vegetable Root Discourse (4 volumes) (Chinese Edition)

Vegetable Root Discourse is a collection of quotations written by Hong Yingming from the Ming Dynasty. The preface by Yu Kongjian, a contemporary of the author, explains the meaning of the title.

  • ASIN: 7514603042

A Chinese Garden of Serenity Discourse on Vegetable Roots

A Chinese Garden of Serenity Discourse on Vegetable Roots

Reflections of a Zen Buddhist. Peter Pauper with dustjacket, name frt end paper, 1959

  • ASIN: B000PKC1KM

A Chinese garden of serenity;: [reflections of a Zen Buddhist] Epigrams from the Ming dynasty "Discourses on vegetable roots."

A Chinese garden of serenity;: [reflections of a Zen Buddhist] Epigrams from the Ming dynasty "Discourses on vegetable roots."

Peter Pauper Press

  • ASIN: B0007E2YD0

Vegetable Roots Discourse

Vegetable Roots Discourse

  • ASIN: B004D9ND08

Chinese Garden of Serenity, A: Epigrams from the Ming Dynasty 'Discourses on Vegetable Roots'

Chinese Garden of Serenity, A: Epigrams from the Ming Dynasty 'Discourses on Vegetable Roots'

  • ASIN: B0000CKG27

A Chinese Garden of Serenity: Epigrams from the Ming Dynasty 'discourses on Vegetable roots'

A Chinese Garden of Serenity: Epigrams from the Ming Dynasty 'discourses on Vegetable roots'

  • ASIN: B000K6ZNZ6

Chewing the Vegetable Root, Get Everything Done (Great Wisdom in the Vegetable Root Discourses)

Chewing the Vegetable Root, Get Everything Done (Great Wisdom in the Vegetable Root Discourses)

This book collects deep reflection of The Vegetable Root Discourses, and summarizes studying accomplishment, worldly philosophy, career enterprise, unrestrained mind, self-cultivation and art of communication. It contains thinking methods of aesthetic taste, language easy to comprehend and plots with twists and turns. With expression of deep reflection on life, this book means to help people solve problems encountered in daily life.

  • ASIN: 7516406457
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