Tao Te Ching: Text Only
Publish date: August 28th 1989
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Eastern Philosophy
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 ...
Really good read. Definitely will require multiple read-throughs to let each chapter sink in, though. This is the only version of the Tao Te Ching I've ever read, so I don't have others to compare it to, but that said, I enjoyed Le Guin's personal rendition of the text, and appreciated her aim to cr...
Dover Pub translation and commentary by James LeggThe Tâo that can br trodden on is not the enduring and unchanging TâoBling is not a Tâo thingWar the Tâo does abhor---------------------------------------------------Fraudio: translated by Gia-fu Feng and Jane Englishnarrated by Jacob Needleman
This book deserves respect because of its antiquity (6th Century B.C). But frankly, I found it to be less than exciting to read. It's a collection of aphorism purposely constructed to be ambiguous (e.g. He who knows the Dao, does not know the Dao). It's a form of poetry where the combination of w...
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