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Tao Te Ching A lucid translation of the well known Taoist classic by a leading scholar now in a Shambhala Pocket Library edition Written than two thousand years ago, the Tao Teh Ching, or The Classic of the Way and Its Virtue, is one of the true classics of the world of spiritual literature Traditionally attributed to the legendary Old Master, Lao Tzu, the Tao Teh Ching teaches that the qualities of the enlightened sage or ideal ruler are identical with those of the perfected individual Today, Lao Tzu s words are as useful in mastering the arts of leadership in business and politics as they are in developing a sense of balance and harmony in everyday life To follow the Tao or Way of all things and realize their true nature is to embody humility, spontaneity, and generosity John C H Wu has done a remarkable job of rendering this subtle text into English while retaining the freshness and depth of the original A jurist and scholar, Dr Wu was a recognized authority on Taoism and the translator of several Taoist and Zen texts and of Chinese poetryThis book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published overyears into a compact format that is collectible, reader friendly, and applicable to everyday life


About the Author: Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu Chinese pinyin L oz Wade Giles Laosi also Laozi, Lao Tse, Lao Tu, Lao Tsu, Laotze, Laosi, Lao Zi, Laocius, Lao Ce, and other variations was a mystic philosopher of ancient China, best known as the author of the Tao Te Ching often simply referred to as Laozi His association with the Tao Te Ching has led him to be traditionally considered the founder of Taoism pronounced as Daoism He is also revered as a deity in most religious forms of the Taoist religion, which often refers to Laozi as Taishang Laojun, or One of the Three Pure Ones Laozi translated literally from Chinese means old master or old one , and is generally considered honorific.According to Chinese tradition, Laozi lived in the 6th century BCE Historians variously contend that Laozi is a synthesis of multiple historical figures, that he is a mythical figure, or that he actually lived in the 5th 4th century BCE, concurrent with the Hundred Schools of Thought and Warring States Period As a result of being a a central figure in Chinese culture, both nobility and common people claim Lao Tzu in their lineage.



10 thoughts on “Tao Te Ching

  1. trivialchemy trivialchemy says:

    The book that can be reviewed is not the constant book.The review which reviews can be neither full of review nor lacking.But as the river changes course over seasons must the reviewer neither review nor not review, but follow the constant review.


  2. Gerry Gerry says:

    I m an unbeliever and have been since the first time I played hooky from Sunday services and the Eye in the Sky didn t say boo So it may seem strange that I m reviewing the Tao Te Ching, the widely known and influential Taoist text, written by Lao Tzu and poetically translated in this edition by Stephen Mitchell For me, the Tao Te Ching isfolk wisdom than religious treatise and isuseful t


  3. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu The Tao Te Ching, also known by its pinyin romanization Dao De Jing, is a Chinese classic text traditionally credited to the 6th century BC sage Laozi The text s authorship, date of composition and date of compilation are debated The oldest excavated portion dates back to the late 4th century BC, but modern scholarship dates other parts of the text as having been written or


  4. Dolors Dolors says:

    The Tao is always namelessChapter 71 Trying to narrow down the philosophy of the Tao Te Ching with limiting words is to violate its primordial essence How can one describe the Universe, the natural order of things, the incessant flowing from being to non being, the circular unity of a reality traditionally mismatched in dualistic terms The Tao Te Ching doesn t provide answers because there needn t be que


  5. Burt Burt says:

    This is, by far, my favorite translation of the Tao Te Ching I own a few others and they re all well and good, but this one is the one I continually read from and refer to when people ask me about the Tao.The translation is well done, it captures the nature of the text well, and it flows fairly evenly It s not overly flowery or ornate, it gives you the basics of what you need to understand the various entries an


  6. Bruce Bruce says:

    I m always reading this little book containing the essence of wisdom For years I ve read it again and again, one chapter every morning.


  7. Eddie Watkins Eddie Watkins says:

    There are many translations of the Taoteching, nearly every one of which is probably worth reading, but this is my favorite version I can t attest to the accuracy of the translation, but having read so many different translations of the same text I feel like in some strange way I have a grasp of the original as if a blank space the Chinese original has been given shape and definition by all the English versions surrounding it B


  8. Gerrie Williams Gerrie Williams says:

    This is an amazing I ve read many books out there and this is the best one Very enjoyable read I highly recommend it I bought this book at discounted price from here This is an amazing I ve read many books out there and this is the best one Very enjoyable read I highly recommend it I bought this book at discounted price from here


  9. Florencia Florencia says:

    Concatenated thoughts Review 1 2 They come to be and he claims no possession of them, He works without holding on, Accomplishes without claiming merit Because he does not claim merit, His merit does not go away. The Tao Te Ching is a classical text credited to Chinese philosopher and writer Lao Tzu 6th century and on which Taoism is based It consists of 81 short chapters written in poetic form which, using a pithy language brimming with evocat


  10. Florencia Florencia says:

    Concatenated thoughts Review 1 2 Things arise and she lets them come things disappear and she lets them go.She has but doesn t possess,acts but doesn t expect. The Tao Te Ching is a classical text credited to Chinese philosopher and writer Lao Tzu 6th century and on which Taoism is based It consists of 81 short chapters written in poetic form which, using a pithy language brimming with evocative and, at times, repetitive contradictions, provide guidan


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