Scholar Warrior

An Introduction to the Tao in Everyday Life

Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: HarperOne, 1990
ISBN-10: 0062502328
ISBN-13: 978-0062502322
Product Dimensions:
9.1 x 7.4 x 0.7 inches


In this book filled with both photographs and illustrations, I set down many details of the spiritual path taught by Master Kwan Saihung. Scholar Warrior shows how to combine the yin of philosophy and meditation with the yang of physical exercise, diet, and herbology. It demonstrates how Taoist philosophy and practice may be integrated into contemporary Western lifestyles for complete physical, mental, and spiritual health. The book holds an abundance of philosophical and practical information about hygiene, diet, sexuality, physical exercise, qigong, meditation, medicine, finding one’s purpose in life, finding the right teacher, death, and transcendence.


This is a refreshing alternative to the usual deep, philosophical expositions on Taoism. It is a well-developed manual of how one can live a good life as defined by the tenets of Taoism. The author wonderfully blends the philosophy of Taoism with discussions on exercise, diet, sex, lifelong learning, discipline, nonviolence, and many other topics. In addition to being wide in scope, this book is most remarkable for its tone. Written in the form of a master speaking to a student, its lessons are expounded in a quiet, personal manner. All in all, a good introduction of the everyday practice of Taoism for the lay reader. Recommended for general religion collections.

– Glenn Masuchika
Library Journal. Chaminade University Library
Honolulu, HI

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