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The Art of Attainment: Quotes from Chinese Wisdom- Tony Blishen


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Title: The Art of Attainment: Quotes from Chinese Wisdom

Author(s): Tony Blishen
ISBN: 9781602201347
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The Art of Attainment: Quotes from Chinese Wisdom
The Art of Self Cultivation and The Art of Attainment contain some 500 individual quotations respectively, drawn from over 2,000 years of Chinese history, ranging from the early philosophers such as Confucius, Mencius and the Daoist philosopher Li Er, the early historians like Ban Gu and Sima Qian, through the poets and officials of the brilliant Tang and Song dynasties and on to the writers that flourished in the 17th to 19th centuries. The Art of Self Cultivation comprises quotations that are concerned with what in Chinese is termed xiushen-which translates roughly as self cultivation . One Chinese encyclopedia defines it as the nurture of body and mind in order to strengthen and raise the level of one s sense of morality . This book addresses individual behavior and conduct from the essentials of character such as morality, through activities like the acquisition of knowledge and the techniques of learning to the norms of correct social behaviour. These two books can be read as a simple catalogue of quotations that will give an idea of the wealth of knowledge and wisdom available in the classics of Chinese philosophy, history and literature. They also can be used as a stimulus to thoughts by starting with an appropriate quotation and developing a theme or it can be used as a reference for speeches and articles. Much of it is interesting and useful and because it is arranged by category, easily accessible.

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