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Cleary, Thomas F. 1949-

Works: 563 works in 1,668 publications in 4 languages and 35,523 library holdings
Genres: Meditations  Military history  Sacred books  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Quotations  Juvenile works  Sacred works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Photographer, Other, Contributor, Compiler, Adapter, win, 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 Cleary( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 2,157 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( )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 2,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shōbōgenzō, Zen essays by Dogen( )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding reality : a Taoist alchemical classic by Boduan Zhang( )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of war by Sunzi( Book )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ancient Chinese treatise on the strategies of war stresses the importance of speed, sound tactics, subterfuge, discipline, appropriate form of attack, and accurate intelligence
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 )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,204 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
A book of five rings by Musashi Miyamoto( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Book of Five Rings" was composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi. Thomas Cleary's translation is immediately accessible, with an introduction that presents the spiritual background of the warrior tradition. Along with Musashi's text, Cleary translates here another important Japanese classic on leadership and strategy, "The Book of Family Traditions on the Art of War" by Yagyu Munenori, which highlights the ethical and spiritual insights of Taoism and Zen as they apply to the way of the warrior
The blue cliff record by Yuanwu( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 658 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 Cleary( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cleary has translated over 70 Asian works on martial philosophy, Buddhism, Taoism, and religion. Here he presents classics of Zen and Bushido dealing with martial arts. They are Martial Arts: The Book of Family Traditions by Yahgu Munenore (1571-1646), The Inscrutable Subtlety of Immovable Wisdom, and Tai-a Ki: Notes on the Peerless Sword both by Zen Master Takuan (1573-1645). His comments are in italics to distinguish them from the text. There is no index
The Japanese art of war : understanding the culture of strategy by Thomas F Cleary( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 571 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 530 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 Taira Shigesuke( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 527 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( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vitality, energy, spirit. "This comprehensive anthology traces the teaching on the "three treasures"--Vitality, energy, and spirit-- through the long history of Taoism. Along with brief selections from the classics texts of Lao-tuz and Chuang-tzu, the books presents a rich selection of tales and sayings from Taoist literature, as well as a broad range of writings from the Complete Reality school."--Jacket
The Taoist I ching by Yiming Liu( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 454 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 454 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 flower ornament scripture : a translation of the Avatamsaka sutra by Thomas Cleary( Book )

35 editions published between 1450 and 1993 in English and Thai and held by 427 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."
Minding mind : a course in basic meditation( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 420 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 )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 401 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
The book of balance and harmony by Tao-chʻun Li( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 394 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
A Reply to the Falsehoods of Mr. Hunt by Thomas Cleary( Book )

5 editions published in 1819 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 BuddhismShōbōgenzō, Zen essaysUnderstanding reality : a Taoist alchemical classicThe 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 recordSoul of the samurai
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클리어리, 토마스 1949-

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