The teachings of Taoism, China's great wisdom tradition, apply to
every aspect of life, from the physical to the spiritual—and include
instruction on everything from lifestyle (a life of simplicity and
moderation is best) to the work of inner alchemy that is said to lead to
longevity and immortality.
Here, Eva Wong presents and explains
three classic texts on understanding the Tao in the macrocosm of the
universe and the microcosm of the body that provide an excellent
overview of the three traditional levels of the Taoist teachings—Outer,
Inner, and Secret. The Outer teachings are concerned with understanding
the Tao as manifested in nature and society. They are easily accessible
to the layperson and consist of the Taoist philosophy of nature and
humanity, advice on daily living, and a brief introduction to the
beginning stages of Taoist meditation. The Inner teachings familiarize
the practitioner with the energetic structure of the human body and
introduce methods of stilling the mind and cultivating internal energy
for health and longevity. The Secret teachings describe the highest
level of internal-alchemical transformations within the body and mind
for attaining immortality.
104 pages. Paperback.