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陶庵夢憶   By: (1597-1679)

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"陶庵夢憶" by Dai Zhang is a beautifully written memoir that captures the essence of traditional Chinese culture and philosophy. The author's vivid descriptions of his childhood in rural China transport the reader to a bygone era, filled with colorful characters and timeless wisdom.

The book delves into the complexities of relationships, spirituality, and the pursuit of inner peace. Dai Zhang's reflections on his personal journey are both insightful and thought-provoking, offering a glimpse into the mind of a man who has spent a lifetime seeking truth and understanding.

Overall, "陶庵夢憶" is a captivating read that will resonate with anyone interested in Eastern philosophy, culture, and history. Dai Zhang's lyrical prose and poignant storytelling make this memoir a treasure trove of wisdom and inspiration.

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自 序   陶庵國破家亡,無所歸止,披發入山,駴駴為野人。故舊見之,如毒藥猛獸, 愕窒不敢与接。作自挽詩,每欲引決。因《石匱書》未成,尚視息人世。然瓶粟屢罄,不能舉火,始知首陽二老直頭餓死,不食周粟,還是后人妝點語也。饑餓之余,好弄筆墨,因思昔人生長王、謝,頗事豪華,今日罹此果報。以笠報顱,以簣報踵,仇簪履也;以衲報裘,以苧報絺,仇輕暖也;以藿報肉,以糲報粻,仇甘旨也;以荐報床,以石報枕,仇溫柔也;以繩報樞,以瓮報牖,仇爽塏也;以煙報目,以糞å... Continue reading book >>

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