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By Joel Schwartz

A examine of the chinese language idea of the 'dao' ('the Way'), this strange booklet is determined opposed to a 10,000-mile unescorted journey throughout the China of the Nineteen Eighties while tinkling bicycles within the streets--no automobiles, no excessive rises and a regular source of revenue of $20 a month--were the norms. trying to find the 'dao' of China, the writer additionally explores the thoughts of 'te' ('innate power') and 'wu wei' ('effortlessness') as they practice to the traditional and glossy tradition, in addition to to one's way of life. On a meditational trip that took him to temples and monasteries, Schwartz seeks to explain the adventure of meditation from 'inside,' eventually bearing on his lifelong involvement in zazen to the Confucian constitution or chinese language society. An award-winning playwright, Schwartz is the writer of the radical 'The outstanding Pupfish of Calaveras County.' As undefined, the writer grew to become so occupied with chinese language philosophy and poetry that he went directly to learn Mandarin and classical chinese language at Harvard. He lives in a redwood grove in California along with his associate and their Queensland Heeler.

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