The Liezi is the third core text of daoist philosophy. It is usually considered to be more accessible than the Zhuangzi, as it conveys its meaning with stories of ‘real’ people in everyday situations.
The stories seem to have a timeless quality and are easy to relate to, even today. These texts contain a lot of information which reflects the daoist view and the practice of tranquil sitting.
Tranquil Sitting (Jingzuo)
The following section includes important texts that support our view of cultivation and cover the subtle aspects of Tranquil Sitting.
The Secret of The Golden Flower
There are various translations available of The Secret of The Golden Flower. Committed practitioners should consider reading and comparing Wilhelm and Jung’s translation, with Cleary’s.
This free translation, by Walther Sell and Junyong Wang is a very important work to read in comparison to the Wilhelm and Cleary translations. We feel that in places, it better reflects the inner meaning of the text from the the viewpoint of the Association: http://thesecretofthegoldenflower.com/index.html
The following books provide descriptions and illustrations of the Daoyin movements that support the cultivation practices.
Other texts that support the daoist View
Handbooks for Daoist Practice (10 Volume Set plus Slipcase)
Paperback – September 1, 2008
Louis Komjathy (Author)
This set contains The Scripture on Clarity and Stillness (the Qingjing Xinjing), The Nei Ye and other important texts in a handy set, including English translation and original Chinese text.