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Cleary, Thomas F. 1949-

Works: 491 works in 1,613 publications in 3 languages and 35,363 library holdings
Genres: Meditations  Military history  Quotations  History  Sacred books  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Photographer, Other, Contributor, Adapter, Compiler, Commentator
Classifications: U101, 355.02
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Thomas F Cleary
The essential Koran : the heart of Islam : an introductory selection of readings from the Qurʼan by Thomas F Cleary( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents English translations of the primary teachings of the Koran, and features notes on the spiritual language and psychology of the sacred text
Entry into the inconceivable : an introduction to Hua-yen Buddhism by Thomas F Cleary( )

20 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moon in a dewdrop by Dōgen( )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Heart of Dogen's Shobogenzo provides annotated translations of the difficult core essays of Shobogenzo, the masterwork of Japanese Zen master Dogen Kigen, the founder of Soto Zen. This book is centered around those essays that generations have regarded as containing the essence of Dogen's teaching. These translations, revised from those that first appeared in the 1970s, clarify and enrich the understanding of Dogen's religious thought and his basic ideas about Zen practice and doctrine. Dogen's uncommon intellectual gifts, combined with a profound religious attainment and an extraordinary ability to articulate it, make Shobogenzo unique even in the vast literature the Zen school has produced over the centuries, securing it a special place in the history of world religious literature."--BOOK JACKET
Understanding reality : a Taoist alchemical classic by Boduan Zhang( )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of war by Sunzi( Book )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new translation of the Chinese masterpiece of military strategy helps readers apply the principles of military victory to the relationships in their own lives and teaches how to bring about the desired outcome in all the challenges of life
The analects (Lun yü) by Confucius( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers selections from the Analects of Confucius grouped by subject following the order of the I Ching
The essential Tao : an initiation into the heart of Taoism through the authentic Tao te ching and the inner teachings of Chuang-Tzu by Thomas F Cleary( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Thomas Cleary's translation of two classic Chinese books describing the essential philosophy and practice of Tao, written long ago as maps of the Way: Tao Te Ching and Chuang-tzu. Cleary's bold new translations restore, as no other translations have yet done, the remarkable power and mind-opening distinctiveness of the original Chinese. Composed in China over two thousand years ago and widely regarded as classics of world literature as well as honored for their. practical wisdom, the Tao Te Ching and Chuang-tzu cover a wide range of subjects, from politics and economy to psychology and mysticism, from strategies for managing stress and maintaining health to ways to strengthen one's consciousness in a turbulent world. Together, these texts present the philosophical and practical core of classical Taoism while making Taoism's teachings more accessible than ever before to the western reader. "Few of the world's great books," writes
A book of five rings by Musashi Miyamoto( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychological guide to strategy applicable to business, philosophy, or martial arts, written by sixteenth-century warrior Miyamoto Musashi as a means of explaining his success as a practitioner of Japanese swordfighting, or Kendo
The blue cliff record by Yuanwu( Book )

27 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Blue Cliff Record is a translation of the Pi Yen Lu, a collection of one hundred Zen koans accompanied by commentaries and appreciatory verses from the teachings of the Chinese Zen masters. Compiled in the twelfth century, it is considered to be one of the great treasures of Zen literature and an essential study manual for students of Zen."--BOOK JACKET
Soul of the samurai by Thomas F Cleary( )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern translations of three classic works of Zen & Bushido In Soul of the Samurai respected author and translator Thomas Cleary reveals the true essence of Bushido or Zen warrior teachings according to 17th-century Japanese samurai master Yagyu Munenori and his Zen teacher Takuan Soho. The three works of Zen Bushido translated in Soul of the Samurai are: - The Book of the Sword by Yagyu Munenori - The Inscrutable Subtlety of Immovable Wisdom by Takuan Soho - The Peerless Sword by Takuan Soho Yagyu was a renowned swordsman and chief of the Shogun's secret police, while Takuan was the Zen spiritual mentor to the Emperor. This samurai philosophy book contains the first English translations of their seminal writings on Bushido. Cleary not only provides clear and readable translations but comprehensive notes introducing the social, political, and organizational principles that defined Samurai culture-their loyalty to family, their sense of service and duty, and their political strategies for dealing with allies and enemies. These writings introduce the reader to the authentic world of Zen culture and the secrets behind the Samurai's success-being "in the moment" and freeing the mind from all distractions, allowing you to react instantaneously and instinctively without thinking
The Japanese art of war : understanding the culture of strategy by Thomas F Cleary( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military rule and the martial tradition of the samurai have dominated Japanese culture for centuries, virtually to the present day. According to Thomas Cleary--translator of more than twenty-five classics of Asian philosophy--the Japanese people have been so steeped in the way of the warrior that some of the manners and mentality of this outlook remain embedded in their individual and collective consciousness. Cleary shows how well-known attributes such as the reserve and mystery of formal Japanese behavior are deeply rooted in the ancient strategies of the traditional arts of war. Citing original Japanese sources that are popular among Japanese readers today, he reveals the hidden forces behind Japanese attitudes and conduct in political, business, social, and personal life.--From publisher description
The Dhammapada : sayings of Buddha : translated from the original Pali( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Cleary, the widely acclaimed and respected translator of Asian philosophy, now provides a new and vibrant translation of one of the most beloved and accessible works of early Buddhism: the Dhammapada. In a rendering that is both classical and contemporary, he faithfully restores the simple purity and elegance of the original text."--BOOK JACKET. "The quest for inner peace and individual liberation is one of the most ancient endeavors of humankind. Five hundred years before Christ, Gautama Buddha became one of the great leaders in that spiritual journey. The Dhammapada is a collection of Buddha's sayings as passed down by his followers and drawn from the seminal Pali Canon. It is perhaps the best primer of Buddhism. Its teachings on the dhamma, the moral path of life, encourage the development of self-mastery and strength of character and point the way toward a heightened awareness of self and reality ... and toward the ultimate attainment of enlightenment."--BOOK JACKET. "Punctuated with the translator's insightful notes and comments, the Dhammapada brings to life the independence of thought and freedom of spirit of Buddha, making this remarkable work not only a text on living but a living text."--Jacket
Code of the samurai : a modern translation of the Bushidō shoshinshū by Yūzan Daidōji( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Code of the Samurai is a four-hundred-year-old explication of the rules and expectations embodied in Bushido, the Japanese Way of the Warrior, which has played a major role in shaping the behavior of modern Japanese government, corporations, society, and individuals, as well as in shaping the modern martial arts within Japan and internationally. The Japanese original of this book, Bushido Shoshinshu, has been one of the prime sources on the tenets of Bushido. With a clear, conversational narrative by Thomas Cleary, and line drawings by master illustrator Oscar Ratti, this book is indispensable to the corporate executive, student of Asian culture, and martial artist."--Jacket
The Taoist classics : the collected translations of Thomas Cleary by Thomas F Cleary( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Awakening to the Tao. "Another treasure from Taoist adept Liu I-ming, this is a collection of 142 of the master's brief but admirably lucid essays on living according to the Tao."--jacket
The Taoist I ching by Yiming Liu( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The text is considered to be one of the oldest of the Chinese classics. The first part of the present volume is the text of the I Ching proper - the sixty-four hexagrams plus sayings on the hexagrams and their lines, with the commentary composed by Liu I-ming, A Taoist adept, in 1796. The second part is Liu I-ming's commentary on two sections added to the I Ching by earlier commentators, believed to be members of the original Confucian school. These two sections are known as the Overall Images and the Mixed Hexagrams. In total the book illuminates the Taoist inner teachings as practiced in the School of Complete Reality
Twilight goddess : spiritual feminism and feminine spirituality by Thomas F Cleary( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Much has been written about the Goddess in recent times: the general understanding is that Goddess worship died with the pagans, stamped out by the patriarchal "world religions" that followed. Here, in a guided tour of the feminine principles, symbols, and imagery found in Hinduism, Taoism, Buddhism, and the Sufi tradition of Islam, Twilight Goddess proves that the female face of the divine has never really disappeared from religion - including those normally seen as patriarchal. To the contrary: whether conceptualized as deity, saint, mythic figure, archetype, or abstract principle, the Divine Feminine has manifested in ways both hidden and overt in all four traditions."--Jacket
Minding mind : a course in basic meditation( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some types of meditation are aimed at promoting a sense of confidence and well-being in everyday life, while other types focus on producing altered states of consciousness, transcending the world, or developing skills for serving other people. The instructions in this book focus on the highest type of all, "pure, clear meditation": a state of true objectivity that enables the practitioner to use all the other types of meditation freely and consciously, without becoming fixated or obsessed. Minding Mind is based on traditional texts by renowned teachers from various Buddhist schools of China, Japan, and Korea
Further teachings of Lao-tzu : understanding the mysteries : a translation of the Taoist classic Wen-Tzu by Lao zi( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of ancient Taoist teachings elaborating on the teachings of the Tao Te Ching in a series of discourses attributed to Lao- tzu
Zen essence : the science of freedom( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translation of an anthology of teachings drawn from the records of the great Chinese Zen masters of the Tang and Sung dynasties
The book of balance and harmony by Daochun Li( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""If one can be balanced and harmonious in oneself, then the being that is fundamentally so is clear and aware, awake in quietude, accurate in action; thus one can respond to the less changes in the world." The Book of Balance and Harmony is a classic thirteenth-century anthology of Taoist writings, including essays, conversations, poetry, and songs from the School of Complete Reality. The writings combine the essences of Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism into an alchemical elixir teaching Vitality, Energy, and Spirit -- the "three treasures" of Taoism that promise mental and physical well-being. This first translation into English of a major text of Taoism is rered and introduced by Thomas Cleary, who has been called the premier translator of Buddhist and Taoist texts. Among his many published works are original translations of monuments of Oriental spirituality, such as The Flower Ornament Scripture, the most sophisticated and comprehensive of primary Buddhist sourcebooks; The Blue Cliff Record, one of the major literary classics of Zen Buddhism; and Understanding Reality, the definitive classic of Taoist spiritual alchemy"--Page 4 0f cover
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The essential Koran : the heart of Islam : an introductory selection of readings from the Qurʼan
Entry into the inconceivable : an introduction to Hua-yen BuddhismMoon in a dewdropUnderstanding reality : a Taoist alchemical classicThe art of warThe analects (Lun yü)The essential Tao : an initiation into the heart of Taoism through the authentic Tao te ching and the inner teachings of Chuang-TzuA book of five ringsThe blue cliff record
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