Tao Te Ching

Filename: tao-te-ching.pdf
ISBN: 9781590305461
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 122
Author: Laozi
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Download and read online Tao Te Ching in PDF and EPUB 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.


Tao Te Ching

Filename: tao-te-ching.pdf
ISBN: 9780307745446
Release Date: 2012-01-04
Number of pages: 144
Author: Lao Tsu
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online Tao Te Ching in PDF and EPUB 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

Filename: tao-te-ching.pdf
ISBN: 9781590307441
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 144
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Download and read online Tao Te Ching in PDF and EPUB Chinese classic by well known best selling author.


Lao tzu and the Tao te ching

Filename: lao-tzu-and-the-tao-te-ching.pdf
ISBN: 0791436004
Release Date: 1998-03-19
Number of pages: 330
Author: Livia Kohn
Publisher: SUNY Press

Download and read online Lao tzu and the Tao te ching in PDF and EPUB Examines the traditional and modern Western interpretations of the Tao-te-ching, and its author, Lao-tzu.


Tao Te Ching

Filename: tao-te-ching.pdf
ISBN: 1853264717
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Number of pages: 112
Author: Laozi
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Download and read online Tao Te Ching in PDF and EPUB 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.


The Spiritual Philosophy of the Tao Te Ching

Filename: the-spiritual-philosophy-of-the-tao-te-ching.pdf
ISBN: 1932965033
Release Date: 2005-06-01
Number of pages: 166
Author: Joseph A. Magno
Publisher: Pendragon Publishing, Inc.

Download and read online The Spiritual Philosophy of the Tao Te Ching in PDF and EPUB 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 and Method

Filename: tao-and-method.pdf
ISBN: 0791416011
Release Date: 1994
Number of pages: 642
Author: Michael LaFargue
Publisher: SUNY Press

Download and read online Tao and Method in PDF and EPUB 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."


Tao Te Ching

Filename: tao-te-ching.pdf
ISBN: 9780307434630
Release Date: 2012-04-11
Number of pages: 192
Author: Victor H. Mair
Publisher: Bantam

Download and read online Tao Te Ching in PDF and EPUB 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.


Tao Te Ching

Filename: tao-te-ching.pdf
ISBN: 9780834827905
Release Date: 2012-06-12
Number of pages: 256
Author: Lao Tzu
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Download and read online Tao Te Ching in PDF and EPUB Renowned translator William Scott Wilson has rendered Lao Tzu's classic in the most authentic way possible, using both the ancient text and the even older Great Seal script used during Lao Tzu's time. The result is a new and nuanced translation, accompanied by Chinese ink paintings and ancillary material. Wilson includes an introduction that tells the story of Lao Tzu, the "old man" and the "keeper of the archives," and notes to illuminate the text. He also includes two short essays—one explains the relationship between Taoism and Zen, and the other explores the roots that link the spiritual aspects of the Tao with the practice of Chinese and Japanese martial arts. Wilson's version of this ancient classic is wonderfully fresh and readable.


The Tao Te Ching

Filename: the-tao-te-ching.pdf
ISBN: 1423600037
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 104
Author: D. R. Streeter
Publisher: Gibbs Smith

Download and read online The Tao Te Ching in PDF and EPUB A Vibrant interpretation of the classic text using Lao Tzu's chosen mode of expression, poetry


Living the Wisdom of the Tao

Filename: living-the-wisdom-of-the-tao.pdf
ISBN: 9781458717450
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Number of pages: 194
Author: Dr Wayne W Dyer
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

Download and read online Living the Wisdom of the Tao in PDF and EPUB This text offers an opportunity to internalize and directly experience the great wisdom of the "Tao Te Ching," a collection of verses authored by the Chinese prophet Lao-tzu. Although just 81 short verses, the Tao encourages readers to change their lives by literally changing the way they think.


Tao Te Ching

Filename: tao-te-ching.pdf
ISBN: 9781449091118
Release Date: 2010-06
Number of pages: 176
Author: Yuan Zhiming
Publisher: AuthorHouse

Download and read online Tao Te Ching in PDF and EPUB Tao Te Ching: Original Text and A Modern Interpretation by Yuan Zhiming English Translation by Daniel Baida Su and Chen Shangyu Among hundreds of English translation and thousands of Chinese interpretation of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, Yuan Zhiming offers a unique perspective - seeing Lao Tzu from the vintage point of the ancient Hebrew Bible. This is a dawning moment in the history of Lao Tzu interpretation. Historically, there have always been huge differences from one interpretation to another, each tinted with individual interpreter's specific world view, mostly from the view point of Confucianism, Buddhism, Legalism, Militarism, Yin and Yang, Neo-Confucianism, Marxism, and so on. Only in the light of the Bible, the mysterious and profound Tao becomes visible, touchable, explicit, and understandable. Yuan Zhiming describes his enlightenment: "When I enter into Tao, experiencing the magnificent and miraculous divinity through the life of Jesus, there seems a ray of brilliant light illuminating Lao Tzu, enabling me to recognize the inner meaning behind each of Lao Tzu's word." Yuan Zhiming firmly believes that there must be a spiritual source which links the ancient Hebrew civilization with the ancient Chinese civilization, and with all other ancient civilizations. This source is unquestionably originated from the One who sets all nations on one planet (Earth) and that One is Logos - Tao. Tao is universal. The universal Tao will illuminate all heart in the East and the West.


My Tao Te Ching

Filename: my-tao-te-ching.pdf
ISBN: 9781450212854
Release Date: 2010-03-08
Number of pages: 92
Author: Henry M. Piironen
Publisher: iUniverse

Download and read online My Tao Te Ching in PDF and EPUB Tao Te Ching is the cornerstone of the Philosophical Taoism, and is one of the defining books to both, the Chinese Buddhism and Religious Taoism. This workbook contains all the teachings and poems in this classic without the numbers that were added only after the creation of the original Tao Te Ching by scholars, and as it encourages the readers to write their interpretations of the teachings, the books creates a deep contemplative atmosphere for readers, and gives writing tips to enforce the creative process when filling the spaces for interpretations. This is a book for all those who seek deeper understanding on the nature of Tao, in the spirit of the universal human a part of the demystified series. “The Tao that can be trodden is not the enduring and unchanging Tao. The name that can be named is not the enduring and unchanging name. (Conceived of as) having no name, it is the Originator of heaven and earth; (conceived of as) having a name, it is the Mother of all things. Always without desire we must be found, if its deep mystery we would sound; but if desire always within us be, its outer fringe is all that we shall see. Under these two aspects, it is really the same; but as development takes place, it receives the different names. Together we call them the Mystery. Where the Mystery is the deepest is the gate of all that is subtle and wonderful.”


Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching

Filename: lao-tzu-tao-te-ching.pdf
ISBN: 9780834824638
Release Date: 1998-10-20
Number of pages: 144
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Download and read online Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching in PDF and EPUB 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.


Tao of the Tao Te Ching The

Filename: tao-of-the-tao-te-ching-the.pdf
ISBN: 9781438409870
Release Date: 2010-03-31
Number of pages: 270
Author: Michael LaFargue
Publisher: SUNY Press

Download and read online Tao of the Tao Te Ching The in PDF and EPUB 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.