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WENZI AND LIEZI
     
 
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The Wenzi (Wen Tzu) and The Liezi (Lieh Tzu) are considered to be important Daoist texts, and some put them on a par with Laozi and Zhuangzi.

It has been suggested that Wenzi studied directly under Laozi, and that Liezi was a student of Wenzi. There is definitely a connection between these texts, as the ideas of Laozi flow through both the Wenzi and the Liezi.

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The following is only a list of books in my library on the Wenzi and Liezi. There are links below each book to pages where you can find more information on the book and purchase it if desired.

WENZI

> Wen-Tzu (Understanding the Mysteries) by Thomas Cleary
Many of the chapters include ideas put forth in the Dao De Jing. (Cleary’s translation is the only one available in English at this time.)
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Wen-Tzu (Understanding the Mysteries) by Thomas Cleary at Amazon


LIEZI

> Lieh-Tzu (A Taoist Guide to Practical Living) by Eva Wong
Eva Wong hasn’t written a literal translation of the Liezi, but has put the stories into her own words. Some have criticized her book for this fact. A. C. Graham has written a more literal translation of Liezi, but I haven’t read it. Wong’s book is delightful nonetheless.
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Lieh-Tzu (A Taoist Guide to Practical Living) by Eva Wong at Amazon





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