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Consisting of 81 chapters, the "Tao Te Ching" has been translated into English more times than any other Chinese document. Those looking for change and peace in life will benefit from reading this valuable and time-tested message.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Lao Tzu
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Release: 2009-12
File: 90 Pages
ISBN-13: 0981143768

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The Tao Te Ching is fundamental to the Taoist school of Chinese philosophy and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism and Neo-Confucianism. This ancient book is also central in Chinese religion, not only for Taoism but Chinese Buddhism, which when first introduced into China was largely interpreted through the use of Taoist words and concepts. Many Chinese artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and even gardeners have used the Tao Te Ching as a source of inspiration. Its influence has also spread widely outside East Asia, aided by hundreds of translations into Western languages. Notice: This Book is published by Historical Books Limited (www.publicdomain.org.uk) as a Public Domain Book, if you have any inquiries, requests or need any help you can just send an email to publications@publicdomain.org.uk This book is found as a public domain and free book based on various online catalogs, if you think there are any problems regard copyright issues please contact us immediately via DMCA@publicdomain.org.uk

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Author: Laozi
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release: 2015-09-23
File: 84 Pages
ISBN-13: 1517453143

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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.

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Genre: History
Author: Michael LaFargue
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release: 2010-03-31
File: 270 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781438409870

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The Tao Te Ching is a classic Chinese text written around the 6th century BC by Laozi, a Zhou-dynasty courtier. While its authorship is debated, the text remains a fundamental building block of Taoism and one of the most influential works of its time. Today it's one of the most-translated works in the world. The work itself is a series of 81 short poetic sections, each one written in a fluid, ambiguous style, leaving them open to wide interpretation. Subjects range from advice to those in power to advice to regular people and adages for daily living. Because of its ambiguous nature the Tao Te Ching is famously difficult to translate, and many, if not all, translations are significantly influenced by the translator's state of mind. This translation is by James Legge, a famous Scottish sinologist and the first professor of Chinese at Oxford University.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Laozi
Publisher: Blurb
Release: 2019-04-28
File: 168 Pages
ISBN-13: 0368693570

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

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Genre: Religion
Author: Livia Kohn
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release: 1998-03-19
File: 330 Pages
ISBN-13: 0791436004

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The writing of the stories in this book has been my life raft in the biggest storm of my life. A storm that may very well have pulled me under without my journey into the past keeping me on an even keel. This book has so many things written into each story. They are written with love and some of the happiest memories of the past that I can ever begin to recall. Some with sadness for what once was but will never to be again. I relate to the people that have read my stories in the small town news paper of which they have been published, because I am one of them. I cannot tell you how many people have told me how the things I have written have also flooded their heart and souls with memories they thought were long since forgotten. I am also in the process of writing a novel titled The Good Old Boys Club, Corruption in Small Town America. I am hoping to have it completed by the end of 2007. I am presently compiling another book of the Legacy Of Love stories. One half of those stories will have appeared in the paper and the other half will not have been read until the book is published. I think every one deserves a surprise.

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Author: Robert W. Dunne
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Release: 2008-02-01
File: 340 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781434362094

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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.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Joseph A. Magno
Publisher: Pendragon Publishing, Inc.
Release: 2005-06
File: 166 Pages
ISBN-13: 1932965033

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The Tao Te Ching is the foundational text of Taoism. Traditionally considered the work of the 'Old Master', Lao Tzu, a senior contemporary of Confucius, this 2500 years old text is a poetic and supremely concise formulation of some of humanity's highest wisdom. Revered as a basic book of spiritual guidance throughout Chinese history, it has become a beloved inspirational work in the West. The present work is meant to help the Western reader to penetrate the depth and subtlety of Lao Tzu's wisdom without requiring a knowledge of the Chinese language. Readers are offered a choice between various interpretations and are guided in non-technical terms to explore how they originate. More importantly, they are also offered the possibility to hold all the various resonances of the text simultaneously, just as a Chinese reader would, and thus access the original wealth of meaning in a way no ordinary translation could convey.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Shantena Augusto Sabbadini
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release: 2013-04-01
File: 636 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781300731443

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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.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Yuan Zhiming
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Release: 2010-06
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781449091118

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Lao Tzu was the father of Taoism. In his "Tao Te Ching," Lao Tzu outlined the basic concept of Tao. Chuang Tzu and Lieh Tzu were Lao Tzu's most important followers who expounded and expanded the basic principles set forth by Lao Tzu. Together, the sayings of these three sages, which make up this volume, are the foundations for the philosophy of Tao. The translations of the works of these ancient Chinese sages by Lionel Giles and Herbert Giles are very highly regarded and considered by many to be the definitive English translations. Lionel's translation of "The Sayings of Lao Tzu" (1905), taken from the "Tao Te Ching" and logically re-ordered, is remarkable for its clarity of expression, particularly given the complexity of the subject. Herbert's translation of "The Sayings of Chuang Tzu," presented here, with an introduction by Lionel, was originally published as "Musings of a Chinese Mystic" (1906). Lionel's translation of "The Sayings of Lieh Tzu" was originally published as "The Book of Lieh Tzu, or Teachings in Taoism" (1912). Individually the works of these Chinese sages are classics. Together, they are a master resource of the history of Tao.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Lao Tzu
Publisher: Special Edition Books
Release: 2007
File: 200 Pages
ISBN-13: 1934255130

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