DetailsThe balancing of man and woman is not just their coming together, but their ability to stay separate. Love, like the Tao, cannot be limited by time or words. They are a process, a way of life, a balance. They move from the yin and yang of male/female to the mystical wholeness of the Tao. This thought-provoking, intuitive, and inspiring volume is for all lovers to learn from and enjoy.
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Book Type Paperback ISBN 9780893341046 Author Ray Grigg Publisher Green Dragon Books
Customer Reviews 3 item(s)
- Essentail Book for Follwers of Tao
- This is the best Taoist book I have read (yes even ahead of the Tao Te Ching). Grigg masters the art of condensing wisdom in single sentences, and combines it with the power of building the reader's state of mind, up to those Zen nutshells, with elegant and simple poetry. An excellent book, to be read slowly, letting every sentence and paragraph sink.
- Five Stars
- I've read this over a dozen times. I wish I had known about this book years ago.
- A Refreshing Alternative
- Based on Taoist philosophy, this refreshing alternative to the "men who hate women/women who hate men" genre removes love from the psychological to the spiritual realm. In a work reminiscent ofbut less accomplished thanKahlil Gibran's The Prophet, Grigg encourages readers to set aside preoccupations with sexual etiquette and compatible goals to concentrate on achieving the harmonious, dynamic balance of yin and yang ("Possess and there will be loss. Try and there will be failure. Struggle and there will be defeat. To arrive, unloose. To discover, yield. To trust, empty. To receive, honour"). The book comprises a series of short, poetic meditations on themes like separateness/togetherness, hardness/softness and finding/losing. Romantics may learn how to place the ups and downs of their relationships into perspective and recognize that "the place that houses a man and woman's togetherness must define but not constrict." Reproductions of beautiful 17th century Chinese wood-block prints illustrate the text. Grigg is a former high-school instructor in British Columbia.