Tao Te Ching: A New English Version
In eighty-one brief chapters, Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, a serene and generous spirit, and teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao—the basic principle of... show more
In eighty-one brief chapters, Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, a serene and generous spirit, and teaches us 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.Stephen Mitchell's bestselling version has been widely acclaimed as a gift to contemporary culture.
Publish date: September 5th 2006
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Eastern Philosophy
Beautiful, inspiring, special.Carry it with me at all times and use it as my Guiding Book. The best ancient wisdom in its simplicity, in its beauty, in its wisdom. Must read for all!
This is an ancient book of poetry which is primarily aphoristic and philosophical/religious. The book is the foundation of much of Chinese thought. It has given rise to Daoism both the philosophy and the religion. It is however so ambiguous that it needs interpretation. The book does have positi...
This is a book to be studied, not just read. my first reading is done. ...but the learning has just begun.
The Tao Te Ching or Daodejing is a classic Chinese text that traditionally is said to go back to the 6th Century BCE, and written by Lao Tzu, a figure whose historicity is in dispute. According to the Wikipedia, texts of it have been excavated that go back to the 4th Century BCE. Some introductions ...
The author/illustrator, Tsai Chih Chung once again uses ancient scriptures/writings as the basis for this book and while the illustrations are superb, and the overall concept unique, I enjoyed the stories in “Zen Speaks” a lot more, and that left me somewhat conflicted when writing this review. I re...