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5.0 von 5 Sternen I give five, but you decide....
I was given the book as a present, and will never part with it. If I ever do I will buy another copy, ad infinitum.
I don't pretend to be any small expert on Taoist thought or tradition, but maybe that's beside the point. Smullyan's prose is razor sharp, witty, irreverent (yes, again), and FUN. Hey, for once, we can read the work of a mathematical logician that...
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2.0 von 5 Sternen Disappointing, Superficial View of Daoism
Smullyan's approach to Daoism is very personal and very Western. It lacks self-examiniation and provides only a superficial perspective of Daoism.
Smullylan writes more about Zen than Daoism, without making any distinctions (the two do certainly share much, but they are still very distinct systems of thought). He makes broad, sterotypical characterizations about...
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2.0 von 5 Sternen Disappointing, Superficial View of Daoism, 12. Dezember 1997
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Tao Is Silent (Taschenbuch)
Smullyan's approach to Daoism is very personal and very Western. It lacks self-examiniation and provides only a superficial perspective of Daoism.
Smullylan writes more about Zen than Daoism, without making any distinctions (the two do certainly share much, but they are still very distinct systems of thought). He makes broad, sterotypical characterizations about Eastern thought, without realizing that the view that he is claiming is "Eastern" is little more than a projection of Western ideas on a foriegn culture. His views reflect the new age of "orientalism" which proposes some fantastic Eastern philosophy as the solution for Western problems, without recognizing that Eastern thought has its own conflicts and dilemmas.
The Dao (as with Zen) is a concept foriegn to most Western philosophical discourse. It makes a tempting empty canvas on which Westernerers frequently paint their own ideas. The whole point of Daoism, though, is that the canvas should remain empty.
The book is interesting as a collection of essays and does offer some interesting criticisms of Western thought (though only after presenting them as espoused by "straw men" who can be easily dismissed). It does not inform the reader in a substantive way about the ideas proposed and espoused in the texts of _Dao De Jing_ or in _Zhuang Zi_.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen I give five, but you decide...., 24. August 1998
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Tao Is Silent (Taschenbuch)
I was given the book as a present, and will never part with it. If I ever do I will buy another copy, ad infinitum.
I don't pretend to be any small expert on Taoist thought or tradition, but maybe that's beside the point. Smullyan's prose is razor sharp, witty, irreverent (yes, again), and FUN. Hey, for once, we can read the work of a mathematical logician that is FUN. That alone is worth the money twice over.
Let us hope that he writes more like this as I enjoy so much his calibre of thinking, no matter how child-like he wants to be - the more the better!
If I ever end up on a desert island...his book will be one of my top five. I have learned so much beyond his words by reading them.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A celebration of the irony & paradox of life along the Way., 14. Mai 1999
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Tao Is Silent (Taschenbuch)
As a long time student of the Tao I absolutely loved this book. It truly embodies the spirit of Taoism. It models for the reader a delightful mixing of pleasant and unpleasant realities of life in a fashion that comes to terms in a manner of peaceful coexistence. Removing the unnecessary labels of such things as good and bad leading the ready reader to accept things as they are. I especially enjoyed the invaluable lessons that illustrate the power of perspective.
As the Tao itself, Schulman's book offers the novice as well as the master greater levels of insight and inspiration with each read. A true celebration of the irony and paradox of life along the Way. Schulman doesn't fall prey to the folly of teaching; he merely (ironic grin) shares and knows that the student who is ready will learn and understand. Bravo!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen a deep but playful look at Taoism, 1. Oktober 1997
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Tao Is Silent (Taschenbuch)
Smullyan gives us a collection of short and readable essays, each touching on some aspect of Taoist thought. Smullyan, though, is no ponderous comentator on ancient texts. His observations are contemporary, personal, and imaginative. This book is a rarity: both intellectually rich and delightfully easy. The reader ends up learning Taoism without even realizing it, which is probably exactly what the author had in mind.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Read the Preface, 29. Mai 1998
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Tao Is Silent (Taschenbuch)
This was my introduction to Tao. and Mr.Smullion. I loved the book ,have re-read it untill the pages are mostly loosened from the binding. I truely and deeply appreciated the tongue-in-cheek attitude. Don't you think "God" has a sense of humor? I believe he does. W.E.M.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Great introductory book on Taoism, 4. Februar 1997
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Tao Is Silent (Taschenbuch)
This book serves as a good introductory book on Taoism. It
is highly recommanded to anyone who is interested in Taoism. It is a very easy reading. The author touches on subjects such as morality, determinism, religion, etc. The chapter "is God a Taoist?" is especially entertaining.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen If you want to know what Tao is, not was...this is it, 31. März 1997
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Tao Is Silent (Taschenbuch)
To catch the flavor of Taoism, this is the book. It's very fresh and entertaining. It is also truthful to Taoist principle.
Although the Tao is Silent...this book has the power to evoke from the reader the experience.
Paradoxical, Funny, Irreverant, Modest...
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5.0 von 5 Sternen I'd give the author the whole sky !, 11. Februar 1999
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It was the fascinating opportunity for me just to meet this book. I liked everything in it and the way all that was told. The naive style of writing was just like a delicious meal but still light and healthy...
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Profound Connections, 15. Februar 1999
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Tao Is Silent (Taschenbuch)
We can compare Mr.Smullyan's witty work here with "actual Taoism" ... or taste it even more enjaybly for what it is, a collection of astounding and excellently worded personal reflections. This book manages to express thoughts which I have long battled with in wording and conceptualization.Read it now!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen what a jovial and optimistic outlook on life, 8. Juli 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Tao Is Silent (Taschenbuch)
If you gave this book a one star, you are much too serious to be a serious student of Taoism. This book is a gem.
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