The Tao of Happiness: Stories from Chuang Tzu for Your Spiritual Journey

TheTaoOfHappinessBy Derek Lin
Tarcher Penguin

Lin reviews parables from Tzu, a Taoist philosopher who lived twenty-four hundred years ago and influenced Chinese culture through stories. He incorporates these translated teachings into today’s Western world. For example, “The end of one’s life marks the completion of one’s work.” Therefore, instead of mourning the death of a loved one, Tzu taught that it made more sense to celebrate a life well lived.

Another example, “May you go far in life, live up to your potential, and achieve great things,” is translated from a story where the flight of a bird that transforms from a fish is a metaphor for a journey of great achievement.

Readers will enjoy these simple but profound perspectives on spiritual stories. 

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Last Updated on November 11, 2016