Author: Laozi,Lao-Tzu,Stephen Addiss,Stanley Lombardo
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
View: 2692Simply and poetically translates the ancient Chinese text that presents a philosophy of life, leaving readers to interpret for themselves what the true meaning is.
A Translation and Commentary
Author: Michael LaFargue
Publisher: SUNY Press
View: 8746In 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.
Author: Joseph A. Magno
Publisher: Pendragon Publishing, Inc.
View: 8044The 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.
With summaries of the writings attributed to Huai-Nan-Tzu, Kuan-Yin-Tzu and Tung-Ku-Ching
Publisher: Weiser Books
View: 6485Translated 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.
Author: Yuan Zhiming
View: 4711Tao 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.
Author: Vladimir Antonov
View: 7188The 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.
A Plain English Version
Author: Gordon J. Van De Water
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
View: 5622For 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.
Author: Lao Tzu
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
View: 7871Tao 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.
Author: Nancy Quinn Collins,Lao-tzu
View: 4357This version of the Tao Te Ching is in gender-neutral language, in English, and with American spelling. It is based on the English translation of the Tao Te Ching done by James Legge as part of volume 39 of The Sacred Books of the East series, issued in 1891 by Oxford University Press (note that this translation is in the public domain). For this book, that translation was then changed into gender-neutral language and American spelling by Nancy Quinn Collins. The gender-neutral language is used in the whole book; for example "Not to value and employ people of superior ability" is used rather than "Not to value and employ men of superior ability"; the only exceptions are that quotes are left as they originally were, and it is written that (as it really was historically) only princes and kings call[ed] themselves 'Orphans, 'Men of small virtue, ' and as 'Carriages without a nave.
Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
View: 4595Keep a record of your personal life journey in this exquisite journal inspired by the "Tao Te Ching," Lao Tzu's timeless guide to the art of living. Enriched with key passages from Stephen Mitchell's acclaimed translation of the "Tao Te Ching" and illustrated with ancient Chinese paintings, each page offers insight into true wisdom and serenity.
Or the Tao and its Characteristics
Author: Lao Tse
Publisher: The Floating Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
View: 3312The Tao Te Ching is a classic Chinese book of wisdom, said to have been written by the Taoist sage Laozi (or Lao Tzu, the "Old Master") in the 6th century BC. It is the cornerstone text in Chinese Taoism, a philosophy, religion and way of life, and is also central to Chinese Buddhism. The Tao Te Ching has been an inspiration and guide to many Chinese artists, poets, calligraphers, and even gardeners, throughout history. In recent years its influence has spread far beyond its Chinese origins, becoming a popular source of spiritual understanding and guidance for many.
The Classic Book of Integrity and The Way
Author: Victor H. Mair,Lao Tzu
View: 9845A 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.
Ancient Advice for a Modern Revolution
Author: William Martin
Publisher: New World Library
View: 5633Change and anger are in the air. “We are the 99%,” “black lives matter,” and “love is love” have become part of the lexicon. Previously unquestioned institutions (police, military, the NSA) are under scrutiny. Heat waves, floods, and earthquakes seem to be increasing. Could there be a silver lining? William Martin turns to the Tao Te Ching and finds that while Taoism is known for its quiet, enigmatic wisdom, the Tao can also have the cleansing force of a rushing river. Martin elucidates these revolutionary messages condemning power seeking and greed. He emphasizes that humans have a “Te” that can help them heal the planet; shows how Taoism’s “simplicity” can be subversive and its flexibility a potent force; and reassures us that “When injustice is the rule, justice lies in wait.” Provocative and stirring, Martin’s Tao flows within and through those who ride the waves of anger and frustration, “and gently guides [them] to true freedom.”
Tao Te Ching
Author: Keith Seddon
View: 5589This 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.
Author: Stephen Mitchell
Publisher: Harper Collins
View: 308Lao-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 looks at the basic predicament 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 to work for the good with the effortless 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 child rearing, business, and ecology. Stephen Mitchell's bestselling version has been widely acclaimed as a gift to contemporary culture.