The Tao of the Tao Te Ching

A Translation and Commentary

Author: Laozi,Lao Tzŭ,Michael LaFargue

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791409862

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

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In this new translation and commentary, LaFargue interprets the concept of “Tao” in the Tao Te Ching as a spiritual state of mind cultivated in a particular school in ancient China‚ a state of mind which also expressed itself in a simple but satisfying life-style, and in a low-key but effective style of political leadership. The interpretation offered here is not only historically accurate, but also conveys the spiritual depth of the Tao Te Ching and its contemporary relevance. The translation is made transparent by a design that presents all of the commentary on the page facing the relevant text.
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Tao Te Ching

Author: Derek Lin

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594732043

Category: Religion

Page: 169

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experience the wisdom and power of Lao Tzu's words even if you have no previous knowledge of the Tao Te Ching. Provides insightful yet unobtrusive commentary that describes helpful historical background, explains the Tao Te Ching s poetic imagery, and elucidates the ancient Taoist wisdom that will energize your spiritual quest."
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Tao Te Ching

Author: Lao Tzu

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853264719

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 4998

Tao Te Ching, also commonly known as Lao Tzu, is one of the most important Chinese classics and has had great influence on Chinese thought. It is regarded as the bible of Taoism and is by far the most frequently translated Chinese classic, with over thirty translations into English alone.
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Tao-Te-Ching

With summaries of the writings attributed to Huai-Nan-Tzu, Kuan-Yin-Tzu and Tung-Ku-Ching

Author: N.A

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609254414

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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Translated by Derek Bryce from Lao-Tzu on Wieger's 1913 French rendition of his Les Peres du Syteme Taoist. This volume also contains Bryce's summaries of writings attributed to Huai-Nan-Tzu, Kuan-Yin-Tzu, and Tung-Ku-Ching from Wieger's Histoire des Croyances et des Opinions Philosophiques en Chine. Bryce demonstrates a conscious commitment to both the original Chinese text and the profound insight of Wieger's work. A Taoist classic to read again and again. Illustrated.
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Tao Te Ching

Text Only Edition

Author: Lao Tsu

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307745449

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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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.
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Lao-tzu and the Tao-te-ching

Author: Livia Kohn,Michael LaFargue

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791436004

Category: History

Page: 330

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Examines the traditional and modern Western interpretations of the Tao-te-ching, and its author, Lao-tzu.
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The Tao Te Ching

A Zen Poet's View

Author: D. R. Streeter

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423600039

Category: Philosophy

Page: 104

View: 1213

A Vibrant interpretation of the classic text using Lao Tzu's chosen mode of expression, poetry
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Tao Te Ching

Author: Martin J. Hall

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291120416

Category: Religion

Page: 92

View: 1062

An updated version of James Legge's classic translation of The Tao Te Ching with gender neutral text.
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Tao Te Ching

The Classic Book of Integrity and The Way

Author: Victor H. Mair,Lao Tzu

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 030743463X

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 5612

A landmark translation of one of the most popular works of world literture, this edition of the Tao Te Ching is based on the Ma-wang-tui manuscripts. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Lao Tse. Tao Te Ching

Author: Vladimir Antonov

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1434841227

Category: Religion

Page: 46

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The book Tao Te Ching was written by great Chinese spiritual adept Lao Tse about 2500 years ago. It is one of the most fundamental textbooks on philosophy and methodology of spiritual development.
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Tao Te Ching

Author: Laozi,Lao-Tzu,Stephen Addiss,Stanley Lombardo

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590305469

Category: Philosophy

Page: 122

View: 9064

Simply and poetically translates the ancient Chinese text that presents a philosophy of life, leaving readers to interpret for themselves what the true meaning is.
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The Spiritual Philosophy of the Tao Te Ching

Author: Joseph A. Magno

Publisher: Pendragon Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781932965032

Category: Philosophy

Page: 166

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The Spiritual Philosophy of the Tao Te Ching argues two main points: (1) the Tao Te Ching is a spiritual (not religious) book, and (2) it presents an implicit systematic philosophy. If we piece together the Tao's implicit and explicit views, we'll find it offers a consistently reasoned answer to life's three ultimate questions, the origin, nature, and purpose of life. Based on its answer to these questions, it offers a philosophy of life the prime goal of which is reunion with the Tao.
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Tao Te Ching

Author: Lao-tzŭ,Stephen Addiss,Stanley Lombardo

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603846360

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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This translation captures the terse and enigmatic beauty of the ancient original and resists the tendency toward interpretive paraphrase found in many other editions. Along with the complete translation, Lombardo and Addiss provide one or more key lines from the original Chinese for each of the eighty-one sections, together with a transliteration of the Chinese characters and a glossary commenting on the pronunciation and meaning of each Chinese character displayed. This greatly enhances the reader's appreciation of how the Chinese text works and feels and the different ways it can be translated into English. "This crystalline translation of the Tao Te Ching is accurate down to the nuance and as concisely poetic as the original. It preserves the quirks and flavors of the original text. The translators hearkened to the message of the book itself, and kept it clear and gently strong. Of the many translations I have read in English, this is unquestionably the best." --Gary Snyder, University of California at Davis
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Tao Te Ching

Author: N.A

Publisher: Apocryphile Press

ISBN: 9780974762333

Category: Religion

Page: 104

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This new translation of the ancient book of Chinese philosophical poetry succeeds in being not only readable and accurate, but beautiful as well. (World Religions)
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Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching

A Translation of the Startling New Documents Found at Guodian

Author: Laozi,Lao Tzu,Robert G. Henricks,Lao-Tse

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231118163

Category: History

Page: 241

View: 9381

A revolutionary archaeological discovery -- considered by some to be as momentous as the revelation of the Dead Sea Scrolls -- sheds fascinating new light on one of the most important texts of ancient Chinese civilization.
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Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834824639

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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No other English translation of this greatest of the Chinese classics can match Ursula Le Guin's striking new version. Le Guin, best known for thought-provoking science fiction novels that have helped to transform the genre, has studied the Tao Te Ching for more than forty years. She has consulted the literal translations and worked with Chinese scholars to develop a version that lets the ancient text speak in a fresh way to modern people, while remaining faithful to the poetic beauty of the work. Avoiding scholarly interpretations and esoteric Taoist insights, she has revealed the Tao Te Ching's immediate relevance and power, its depth and refreshing humor, in a way that shows better than ever before why it has been so much loved for more than 2,500 years. Included are Le Guin's own personal commentary and notes on the text. This new version is sure to be welcomed by the many readers of the Tao Te Ching as well as those coming to the text for the first time.
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Lao-tzu's Taoteching

With Selected Commentaries from the Past 2,000 Years

Author: Lao Tzu

Publisher: Copper Canyon Press

ISBN: 1619320878

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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Revised and re-translated, Red Pine's best-selling and authoritative translation of Taoteching is now--vitally--available once again.
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Tao Te Ching

A New English Version

Author: Stephen Mitchell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061807397

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 3748

Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, is the classic manual on the art of living and one of the wonders of the world. In eighty-one brief chapters, the Tao Te Ching llods at the basic predicatment of being alive and gives advice that imparts balance and perspective, a serene and generous spirit. This book is about wisdom in action. It teaches how wo work for the good with the efforless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao (the basic principle of the universe) and applies equally to good government and sexual love, to childrearing, business, and ecology. The Tao Te Ching is the most widely traslated book in world literature, after the Bible. Yet the gemlike lucidity of the original has eluded most previous translations, and they have obscured some of its central ideas. Now the Tao Te ching has been rendered into English by the eminent scholar and traslator Stephen Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell's Dropping Ashes on the Buddha is a modern Zen classic, and his translations of Rilke and of the Book of Job have already been called definitive for our time.
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