• The Tao of Happiness

  • Stories from Chuang Tzu for Your Spiritual Journey
  • By: Derek Lin
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (96 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If you have not encountered Chuang Tzu before, prepare yourself for a treat. He was the sage who stood apart from all others in Chinese history. He was a unique presence, a great mind like no one before or since. Chuang Tzu quickly distinguished himself and became well known for his deep understanding and sense of humor. His mastery was such that he could explain the Tao with simple stories, and his humor was such that he could see the joy in ordinary things. He taught his students about "carefree wandering" - the path of moving through life with a free and happy heart, regardless of how turbulent the journey might be. It is time for modern listeners to join in on the fun.

Chuang Tzu's wisdom is not just for Eastern culture but for all of humanity. We may not have the instability or the clash of massive armies indicative of Chuang Tzu's time, but we have a lot of stress and tension in our modern world. Many of us find ourselves fighting little battles on the personal front just to get through the day. We can benefit greatly from Chuang Tzu's teachings. These parables are presented throughout this audiobook and juxtaposed with the charming and intelligent prose of modern-day Taoist teacher and author Derek Lin. Together, Chuang Tzu and Lin will present you with simple lessons that will have a lasting impact on your life.

©2015 Derek Lin (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC

Critic Reviews

"A practical, systematic approach to the ancient and time-honored spiritual learning process. Using the same format that made The Tao of Daily Life a breakout Eastern wisdom best seller, Lin draws on the power of Taoist stories to illustrate important keys, or lessons." ( Taoism)

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Still learning after many listens

This book is truly a gift to humanity! After listening many times, I still look forward to many more listens. The stories are fun, deep, and profound.

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read it and apply the teaching

love it, just read it. every day life lessons. must read. very insightful and easy to understand

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Amazing!

I listened to each chapter multiple times before moving to the next. I wanted to absorb every lesson and story. Truly amazing.

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Recommendation

I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this book. though my Affinity is for Eastern philosophy especially Chinese. there are some very good anecdotes and essays to ponder on. I will be sitting down to re-listen with pen and paper so I can paraphrase and further comprehended this fantastic material.

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An excellent introduction to Chuang Tzu!

This is an excellent introduction to the profound yet simple teachings of Chuang Tzu that can be can alter your point of view about your connection to the universe and your relationship to it.

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Best book on Tao!

Like a crystal- Clear and powerful !
The way of Tao!
Thank you very much for this book of Life!

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Deep wisdom, enjoyed profoundly, but again what Chuang Tsu expressed metaphorically can only be best understood, experienced and enjoyed when living life with Tao becomes an integral part of you, then every word of such sages is only a reflection of your own being and you enjoy seeing your own reflection which is full of beauty. The Tao is nothing but all pervading power of Divine love and we can feel it by awakening the inner energy within us all.

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Great Book!

Valuable nuggets of wisdom. I highly recommend listening to this book. loved the stories and lessons.

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Phenomenal stories! I wish the book was longer.

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. The narrator was very pleasant to listen to and the stories I really made me think differently about life. This was the exact book I needed at the time in my life that I am right now. The chapter about out life and death really touched me and has really made me think differently and I hope it will help my anxiety over the fear of death, which I've had since a child. I am definitely going to listen to this a few more times. I would give it 10 Stars if I could.

The only thing that could make this book better is if it had more stories to make it longer. I was sad that it ended so quickly. I continue to relisten to this audiobook again and again. It's a constant favorite.

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Great Tao Primer!

I have been studying the Tao for about 10 years or longer. I am constantly learning more and more with each book I read, audiobook I listen to, or Tao Master I meet. This book offers yet another aspect of The Tao which I haven’t experienced! The stories are wonderful, and the messages iconic. Will listen again and again during my walks with my dog Dusty!