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By Joel Schwartz

A learn of the chinese language idea of the 'dao' ('the Way'), this strange booklet is decided opposed to a 10,000-mile unescorted journey throughout the China of the Eighties whilst tinkling bicycles within the streets--no autos, no excessive rises and a regular source of revenue of $20 a month--were the norms. looking for the 'dao' of China, the writer additionally explores the techniques of 'te' ('innate power') and 'wu wei' ('effortlessness') as they observe to the traditional and smooth 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 event of meditation from 'inside,' finally 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 unconventional 'The impressive Pupfish of Calaveras County.' As undefined, the writer grew to become so enthusiastic about chinese language philosophy and poetry that he went directly to research 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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