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Cleary, Thomas F. 1949-

Overview
Works: 462 works in 1,474 publications in 6 languages and 35,008 library holdings
Genres: Meditations  Military history  Sacred books  Quotations  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Periodicals  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Photographer, Other, Contributor, Adapter, Compiler, Commentator
Classifications: U101, 355.02
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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 )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 2,217 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
The art of war by Sunzi( Book )

61 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sun Tzu's Art of War , compiled more than two thousand years ago, is a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict. It is perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world today. Now, this unique volume brings together the essential versions of Sun Tzu's text, along with illuminating commentaries and auxiliary texts written by distinguished strategists. The translations, by the renowned translator Thomas Cleary, have all been published previously in book form, except for The Silver Sparrow Art of War, which is available here for the first time. This comprehensive collection contains: The Art of War: This edition of Sun Tzu's text includes the classic collection of commentaries by eleven interpreters. Mastering the Art of War: Consisting of essays by two prominent statesmen-generals of Han dynasty China, Zhuge Liang and Liu Ji, this book develops the strategies of Sun Tzu's classic into a complete handbook of organization and leadership. It draws on episodes from Chinese history to show in concrete terms the proper use of Sun Tzu's principles. The Lost Art of War: Written more than one hundred years after Sun Tzu's text, by Sun Bin, a linear descendant of Sun Tzu, this classic of political and military strategy is faithful to the principles of The Art of War , while developing their practical application much further. The Silver Sparrow Art of War: A version of Sun Tzu's Art of War based on a manuscript of the classic text discovered at a Chinese archeological site in China's Shandong Province in 1972, which contains previously unknown fragments
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 )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 1,214 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
A book of five rings by Musashi Miyamoto( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 981 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 )

24 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zai zhong guo fo jiao shi shang you"shan men di yi shu"zhi cheng,Shi yuan wu shan shi dui xue dou zhong xian shan shi de bai ze song gu jia yi ping chang de jiang xin du yun de jing xin li zuo,Zuo zhe yu mei yi ze gong an he jie song de qian mian jia yi duan ti gang shi de chui shi,You yu gong an he jie song de mei yi ju xia mian qiao she zhe yu,Ran hou fen bie zai gong an he jie song hou mian jia shang ping chang,Dui can shan wu dao zhe ju you ji da de qi fa zuo yong.Ben shu yi< da zang ben> wei di ben,Fan ti zhuan wei jian ti,Jia zhu biao dian fu hao,Tong shi yi wei bai hua wen,Yi li yu xian dai ren yue du
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 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military rule and the martial tradition of the samurai dominated Japanese culture for more than eight hundred years. According to Thomas Cleary--translator of more than thirty-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. Citing original Japanese sources 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 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Code of the samurai : a modern translation of the Bushidō shoshinshū by Yūzan Daidōji( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 509 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
Entry into the inconceivable : an introduction to Hua-yen Buddhism by Thomas F Cleary( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Taoist classics : the collected translations of Thomas Cleary by Thomas F Cleary( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twilight goddess : spiritual feminism and feminine spirituality by Thomas F Cleary( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 450 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
The Taoist I ching by Yiming Liu( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 431 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
Further teachings of Lao-tzu : understanding the mysteries : a translation of the Taoist classic Wen-Tzu by Laozi( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 423 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
Minding mind : a course in basic meditation( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 422 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
Moon in a dewdrop by Dōgen( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Commentary on a beloved ancient philosopher of Zen by a beloved contemporary master of Zen. Eihei Dogen was a thirteenth-century Buddhist poet-philosopher and founder of the Soto school of Zen. Famously insightful and famously complex, his writings have been studied and puzzled over by generations of students. Kosho Uchiyama was a beloved twentieth-century Zen teacher and author of over twenty books, who here addressed himself head-on to unpacking Dogen's wisdom for a modern audience. Translators Tom Wright and Shohaku Okumura present three fascicles of Dogen's monumental Shobogenzo, or Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: "Shoaku Makusa" or "Refraining from Evil," "Maka Hannya Haramitsu" or "Practicing Deepest Wisdom," and "Uji" or "Living Time." For each one, they lovingly translate Uchiyama's thoughtful commentary on the piece. At turns poetic and funny, always insightful, this is Zen wisdom for the ages"--
The flower ornament scripture : a translation of the Avatamsaka sutra by Thomas F Cleary( Book )

37 editions published between 1450 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Known in Chinese as Hua-yen and in Japanese as Kegon-kyo, the Avatamsaka Sutra, or Flower Ornament Scripture, is held in the highest regard and studied by Buddhists of all traditions. Through its structure and symbolism, as well as through its concisely stated principles, it conveys a vast range of Buddhist teachings. This one-volume edition contains Thomas Cleary's definitive translation of all thirty-nine books of the sutra, along with an introduction, a glossary, and Cleary's translation of Li Tongxuan's seventh-century guide to the final book, the Gandavyuha, "Entry into the Realm of Reality."
The book of balance and harmony by Daochun Li( Book )

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

"Zhong he ji " he " jin dan da cheng ji " jun wei yuan chu chuan tong qi gong nei dan shu de zhong yao zhu zuo
Understanding reality : a Taoist alchemical classic by Boduan Zhang( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soul of the samurai by Thomas F Cleary( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Cleary's translation of Code of the Samurai introduced the social, political, and organizational principles of samurai culture, including loyalty to family, a sense of service and duty, and the rules for dealing with allies and enemies. In Soul of the Samurai, Cleary delves into the key influence of Zen on the samurai's combat style, from its emphasis on detachment-meaning a willingness to sacrifice life (including one's own)-to the attempt to clear the mind and "be in the moment," which freed the swordsman's mind from distractions and allowed him to act in an instant. Includ
A Reply to the Falsehoods of Mr. Hunt by Thomas F Cleary( Book )

4 editions published in 1819 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The essential Koran : the heart of Islam : an introductory selection of readings from the Qurʼan
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English (278)

Spanish (35)

Italian (5)

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The art of warThe 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 recordThe Japanese art of war : understanding the culture of strategyThe Dhammapada : sayings of Buddha : translated from the original PaliCode of the samurai : a modern translation of the Bushidō shoshinshūEntry into the inconceivable : an introduction to Hua-yen Buddhism