Tao of the Tao Te Ching, The

A Translation and Commentary


Author: Michael LaFargue

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438409877

Category: History

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.

Tao Te Ching


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

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590305469

Category: Philosophy

Page: 122

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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.

Lao-tzu and the Tao-te-ching

Studies in Ethics, Law, and the Human Ideal


Author: Livia Kohn,Michael LaFargue

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791435991

Category: Religion

Page: 330

View: 2905

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

The Tao Te Ching

A Zen Poet's View


Author: D. R. Streeter

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423600039

Category: Philosophy

Page: 104

View: 3074

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

Tao Te Ching


Author: Martin J. Hall

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291120416

Category: Religion

Page: 92

View: 7120

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

Lao Tse. Tao Te Ching


Author: Vladimir Antonov

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1434841227

Category: Religion

Page: 46

View: 4698

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.

The Spiritual Philosophy of the Tao Te Ching


Author: Joseph A. Magno

Publisher: Pendragon Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781932965032

Category: Philosophy

Page: 166

View: 4858

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.

Tao Te Ching

A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way


Author: Ursula K. Le Guin,Jerome P. Seaton

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590307445

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

View: 1865

Chinese classic by well known best selling author.

The Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing)

A Plain English Version


Author: Gordon J. Van De Water

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456814106

Category: Philosophy

Page: 139

View: 1778

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'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: 4992

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.

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

View: 9849

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


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

View: 8383

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.

Tao Te Ching

Text Only Edition


Author: Lao Tsu

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307745449

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 5971

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 and Method

A Reasoned Approach to the Tao Te Ching


Author: Michael LaFargue

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791416013

Category: Religion

Page: 642

View: 7962

While the Tao Te Ching has been translated and commented on countless times, interpretations are seldom based on systematic theoretical treatment of the problems of interpretive method posed by this enigmatic classic. Beginning with a critical discussion of modern hermeneutics including treatments of Hirsch, Gadamer, and Derrida, this book applies methods developed in biblical studies to the Tao Te Ching. The following chapters discuss systematically four areas necessary to recovering the Tao Te Ching s original meaning: its social background; the semantic structure of the brief aphorisms contained in the book; the concrete background of the more cosmic sayings; and the origin and genre of the 81 chapters of the Tao Te Ching. These essays propose relatively new theories in each of these areas, leading to a new approach to the interpretation of the text. This approach is illustrated in the translation and the detailed commentary on each chapter."

Lao Tzu

Tao Te Ching


Author: Keith Seddon

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0955684439

Category: Religion

Page: 140

View: 1276

This is a new translation of the ancient Chinese Taoist classic, the Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu. It aims at clarity and simplicity. Its underlying philosophy is explored in the Introduction, and key terms are explained in the Glossary. The Index will show whereabouts in the Tao Te Ching key concepts and ideas are mentioned, making it a handy tool for exploring the text and for locating favourite passages. The book is illustrated with pen and ink drawings.

The Legend of Lao Tzu and the Tao Te Ching


Author: Demi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416912061

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 1401

Explores the life and teachings of Lao Tzu, the philosopher believed to be the inspiring force behind the seminal Taoist work, through a collection of eighty-one inspirational passages that speak to the balance of earth and heaven, enhanced with full-color illustrations throughout.

The Haiku Tao Te Ching

Wisdom of the Tao for People in a Hurry


Author: Tom F. Lang

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1463448643

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 6963

Fascinated by the Haiku art form, and a long-time student of the Tao, the author became intrigued by the idea of blending the two. This book is the culmination of his efforts. With this new interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, the author utilizes the brevity of Haiku to render this ancient classic into what he believes to be a collection of 81 succinct nuggets of Eastern wisdom.