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Tao Te Ching

Author: Lao Tsu
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307745449
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For nearly two generations, this translation of the Tao Te Ching has been the standard for those seeking access to the wisdom of Taoist thought. Now Jane English and her long-time editor, Toinette Lippe, have refreshed and revised the translation, so that it more faithfully reflects the Classical Chinese in which it was first written, while taking into account changes in our own language and eliminating any lingering infelicities. Lao Tsu’s philosophy is simple: Accept what is in front of you without wanting the situation to be other than it is. Study the natural order of things and work with it rather than against it, for to try to change what is only sets up resistance. Nature provides everything without requiring payment or thanks. It does so without discrimination. So let us present the same face to everyone and treat them all as equals, however they may behave. If we watch carefully, we will see that work proceeds more quickly and easily if we stop “trying,” if we stop putting in so much extra effort, if we stop looking for results. In the clarity of a still and open mind, truth will be reflected. Te—which may be translated as “virtue” or “strength”—lies always in Tao meaning “the way” or “natural law.” In other words: Simply be.

Tao Te Ching

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590307445
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Chinese classic by well known best selling author.

The Tao Te Ching Dao De Jing

Author: Gordon J. Van De Water
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781456814106
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For twenty years, Gordon J. Van De Water has collected editions of the world classic the Tao Te Ching and pondered this ancient, yet still vibrant Chinese text of wisdom literature. Written in the sixth century before the Common Era and ascribed to Lao Tzu, a venerable sage, it offers a guide to life based on adherence to the Tao or Mother Nature, those forces and powers that govern and shape both the world and human nature. Its eighty-one verses repeatedly emphasize seeking harmony through simplicity, the rejection of the trappings of material wealth and the arrogance of power, and identification with the great underlying forces of the universe. Many of the verses also offer practical wisdom for those in leadership positions. So fascinating has been the compressed wisdom of the Tao Te Ching that it has been translated into many languages more often than any other book except the Bible. Van De Water has sought to strike to the heart of this highly compressed and often enigmatic text by creating a plain English version that highlights the continuing relevance of the Tao Te Ching for our complex and oft troubled times. His interpretation also includes an introduction, selected translations and interpretations in English by pioneering scholars, and an extensive bibliography of translations and interpretations in English.

Lao Tzu And The Tao Te Ching

Author: Livia Kohn
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791435991
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Examines the traditional and modern Western interpretations of the Tao-te-ching, and its author, Lao-tzu.

Tao Te Ching

Author: David Hinton
Publisher: Counterpoint
ISBN: 1619026848
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Having masterfully translated a wide range of ancient Chinese poets and philosophers, David Hinton is uniquely qualified to offer the definitive contemporary English version of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching. Like all of his translations, Hinton's translation of the Tao Te Ching is mind-opening, presenting startling new dimensions in this widely-influential text. He shows how Lao Tzu's spirituality is structured around the generative life-force, for example, and that this system of thought weaves the human into natural process at the deepest levels of being, thereby revealing the Tao Te Ching as an originary text in deep feminist and ecological thought. Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is not only the single most important text ever composed in China, it is probably the most influential spiritual text in human history. In the past, virtually all translations of this text have been produced either by sinologists having little poetic facility in English, or writers having no ability to read the original Chinese. Hinton's fluency in ancient Chinese and his acclaimed poetic ability provide him the essential qualifications. Together, they allow a breathtaking new translation that reveals how remarkably current and even innovative this text is after 2500 years.

Tao Te Ching An Insightful And Modern Translation By J H Mcdonald

Author: Lao Tzu
ISBN: 9780692880005
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This 1996 translation is a beautiful expression in contemporary language of the original ideas. It stands out when compared to other translations in simplicity and clarity.The 81 poems of the Tao Te Ching were not numbered or titled in early copies of the text. They were in two groups, 37 Tao poems and 44 Te poems. In that spirit this edition omits page numbers and displays only one poem on each pair of pages. The space invites the opportunity for awareness of what we may bring to the text.The Foreword by Tekson Teo is a beautiful, inviting welcome to the text. It is an honor to be able to include it for you. Tekson has combined practicing qigong with studying the Tao Te Ching for decades. He understands well how doing both complement each other. In addition to his qigong students, Tekson brings his deep understanding and practice to his work as a business consultant to clients around the world. We are fortunate that Tekson has made it his life's passion to help everyone understand the wisdom in this great text.On an auspicious occasion is a perfect time to present a gift. This edition was published as a gift in honor of the guests on Qigong Vacations' first trip, The Farm Adventure at East Hill Farm in Troy, NH. This is a gift that helps you along your path in life. It has been cherished for millenniums. It points the way to a deeper understanding. It was created for you with love.

Tao Te Jing In Plain English

Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781414065953
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The Tao Te Ching is one of the more popularly translated texts of all historical Chinese writings. Despite the many efforts that have gone into studying and translating Lao Tzus works, it is still remains very difficult to understand, even to native readers. Therefore, only those who fully comprehend the text can translate it properly. This version opts to give as accurate of a translation in as plain of English as possible. Since our goal is to bring a comprehendible Tao Te Ching to our readers, we decided against conforming to any sort of poetic forms. Although we used the same original text as some of the other translators, there are some notable differences in our interpretations, such as in Chapters One and Twenty. In order to better allow our readers to understand the text, this translation also compares Lao Tzus ideas with other great thinkers, such as Einstein and Napoleon.