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Cleary, Thomas F. 1949-

Overview
Works: 440 works in 1,431 publications in 9 languages and 34,852 library holdings
Genres: Meditations  Military history  Sacred books  Quotations  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Juvenile works  Comic books, strips, etc  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Photographer, Other, Contributor, Adapter, Compiler, Commentator
Classifications: U101, 355.02
Publication Timeline
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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 2,222 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 )

45 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,396 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 essential Confucius : the heart of Confucius' teachings in authentic I ching order : a compendium of ethical wisdom by Confucius( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 1,282 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 )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cleary in his Introduction, "have achieved the perennial currency of these writings. Countless readers have found endless fascination and enlightenment in the pregnant aphorisms and fantastic allegories of these ancient classics. Over the centuries the Tao Te Ching in particular has inspired many social and spiritual movements as well as a vast body of exegetical literature." At one time, state colleges of mysticism were established by the Chinese government for the
A book of five rings by Musashi Miyamoto( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 986 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 Japanese art of war : understanding the culture of strategy by Thomas F Cleary( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and French and held by 596 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 )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 507 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 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Taoist I ching by Yiming Liu( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 456 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 451 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 classics : the collected translations of Thomas Cleary( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zen lessons : the art of leadership by Thomas F Cleary( Book )

30 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers the political, social, and psychological teachings of Chinese Zen masters from the tenth to the thirteenth centuries
Further teachings of Lao-tzu : understanding the mysteries : a translation of the Taoist classic Wen-Tzu by Lao zi( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 426 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 426 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 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shi ri ben lian cang shi dai ru song qiu fa gao seng dao yuan shan si xiang de ji da cheng,Qi zhong dui shan zong de yi xie zhong yao si xiang gai nian zuo le bu shao chuang zao xing de chan shi,Fan ying le dao yuan shi ru he xi shou zhong guo shan si xiang bing jin xing ri ben hua de qing kuang
The flower ornament scripture : a translation of the Avatamsaka sutra by Thomas F Cleary( Book )

33 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 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."
Mastering the art of war by Liang Zhuge( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents commentaries and summaries of Sun Tzu's classic two-thousand-year-old text, "The Art of War", by two prominent fourteenth-century Chinese statesmen that illustrate, in concrete terms, the effectiveness of Tzu's principles
Understanding reality : a Taoist alchemical classic by Boduan Zhang( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soul of the samurai by Thomas F Cleary( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 194 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
 
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The essential Koran : the heart of Islam : an introductory selection of readings from the Qurʼan
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Cleary, Thomas F. 1949-

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Thomas Cleary American author and translator

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Клири, Томас 1949-

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The art of warThe essential Confucius : the heart of Confucius' teachings in authentic I ching order : a compendium of ethical wisdomThe 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 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