Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching
Author: Stephen Mitchell
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061807397
ISBN 13: 9780061807398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tao Te Ching Book Review:

Lao-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 llods at the basic predicatment 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 wo work for the good with the efforless 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 childrearing, business, and ecology. The Tao Te Ching is the most widely traslated book in world literature, after the Bible. Yet the gemlike lucidity of the original has eluded most previous translations, and they have obscured some of its central ideas. Now the Tao Te ching has been rendered into English by the eminent scholar and traslator Stephen Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell's Dropping Ashes on the Buddha is a modern Zen classic, and his translations of Rilke and of the Book of Job have already been called definitive for our time.

The Tao Teh King Or the Tao and Its Characteristics

The Tao Teh King  Or the Tao and Its Characteristics
Author: Laozi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 31
Release: 2019-07-03
ISBN 10: 9781077808355
ISBN 13: 1077808356
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tao Teh King Or the Tao and Its Characteristics Book Review:

Mysterious, enduring... The Tao is on of the most pervasive and influential Eastern texts as yet discovered by the West. The story goes that in ancient China, the keeper of the Imperial Library, Lao Tse, was famous for his wisdom. Perceiving the growing corruption of the government, he decided to quit the city. On his way, the guard at the city gates persuaded him to write out the essence of his understanding to benefit future generations. Lao Tse wrote The Tao, handed it over, and was never heard of again.

Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu  Tao Te Ching
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2019-05-14
ISBN 10: 1611807247
ISBN 13: 9781611807240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching Book Review:

A rich, poetic, and socially relevant version of the great spiritual and philosophical classic of Taoism, the Tao Te Ching—from one of America's leading literary figures In this landmark modern-day rendition of the ancient Taoist classic, Ursula K. Le Guin presents Lao Tzu’s time-honored and astonishingly powerful philosophy like never before. Drawing on a lifetime of contemplation and including extensive personal commentary throughout, she offers an unparalleled window into the text’s awe-inspiring, immediately relatable teachings and their inestimable value for our troubled world. Jargon-free but still faithful to the poetic beauty of the original work, Le Guin's unique translation is sure to be welcomed by longtime readers of the Tao Te Ching as well as those discovering the text for the first time.

Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching
Author: Patrick M. Byrne
Publsiher: Square One Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 0757050573
ISBN 13: 9780757050572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Eternal Tao Te Ching

The Eternal Tao Te Ching
Author: Benjamin Hoff
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-12-07
ISBN 10: 164700361X
ISBN 13: 9781647003616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Eternal Tao Te Ching Book Review:

The bestselling author of The Tao of Pooh offers a uniquely authentic translation of the enduring Tao Te Ching, based on the meanings of the ancient Chinese characters in use when the Taoist classic was written. From Benjamin Hoff, author of The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet, which have sold millions of copies worldwide, comes The Eternal Tao Te Ching, a new translation of the Chinese philosophical classic, the Tao Te Ching. The Eternal Tao Te Ching is the first translation to employ the meanings of the pre-writing brush characters in use 2,400 years ago, when the classic was written, rather than relying on the often-different meanings of the more modern brush characters, as other translations have done. Hoff points out in his chapter notes the many incidents of meddling and muddling that have been made over the centuries by scholars and copyists, and he corrects the mistakes and removes such tampering from the text. Hoff also makes the provocative claim—and demonstrates by revealing clues in the text—that the Tao Te Ching’s author was a young nobleman hiding his identity, rather than the long-alleged author, the “Old Master” of legend, Lao-tzu. And Hoff’s chapter notes shed new light on the author’s surprisingly modern viewpoint. With a selection of lyrical color landscape photographs by the author, this is a unique, and uniquely accessible, presentation of the Tao Te Ching.

The Sayings of Lao Tzu Illustrated

The Sayings of Lao Tzu  Illustrated
Author: Lao Tzu
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 66
Release: 2020-03-19
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798628208137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sayings of Lao Tzu Illustrated Book Review:

A prose translation of the Tao that focuses on bringing out the subtlety and depth of the classic Way.Most translations of the famous Way and Virtue (Dao De Jing/Tao Te Ching) focus on the poetics and depth of the original. In contrast, Giles' translation focuses on telling stories with the text, drawing out the nuances in a way that is more familiar to Western audiences from philosophical and religious texts. "Few can help being struck by the similarity of tone between the sayings of Lao Tzu and the Gospel enunciated six centuries later by the Prince of Peace. There are two famous utterances in particular which secure to Lao Tzu the glory of having anticipated the lofty morality of the Sermon on the Mount. The cavilers who would rank the Golden Rule of Confucius below that of Christ will find it hard to get over the fact that Lao Tzu said, "Requite injury with kindness," and "To the not-good I would be good in order to make them good." It was a hundred and fifty years later that Plato reached the same conclusion in the first book of the Republic.It is interesting to observe certain points of contact between Lao Tzu and the early Greek philosophers. He may be compared both with Parmenides, who disparaged sense-knowledge and taught the existence of the One as opposed to the Many, and with Heraclitus, whose theory of the identity of contraries recalls some of our Sage's paradoxes. But it is when we come to Plato that the most striking parallels occur. It has not escaped notice that something like the Platonic doctrine of ideas is discoverable in the "forms" which Lao Tzu conceives as residing in Tao. But, so far as I know, no one has yet pointed out what a close likeness Tao itself bears to that curious abstraction which Plato calls the Idea of the Good." Includes images of Wang Bi's classic commentary to the Dao.

The Legend of Lao Tzu and the Tao Te Ching

The Legend of Lao Tzu and the Tao Te Ching
Author: Demi
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2007-05-08
ISBN 10: 1416912061
ISBN 13: 9781416912064
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Legend of Lao Tzu and the Tao Te Ching Book Review:

Explores the life and teachings of Lao Tzu, the philosopher believed to be the inspiring force behind the seminal Taoist work, through a collection of eighty-one inspirational passages that speak to the balance of earth and heaven, enhanced with full-color illustrations throughout.

Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching
Author: Stefan Stenudd
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-06-04
ISBN 10: 9781514208045
ISBN 13: 1514208040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tao Te Ching Book Review:

Tao Te Ching is the 2,500 years old source to Taoism, written by the legendary Taoist philosopher Lao Tzu. In 81 short chapters, he presented the world according to Tao, the Way, and how mankind should adapt to it. The book has become one of the foremost world classics of wisdom - maybe even more relevant today, than it was to Lao Tzu's contemporaries. This translation of the text focuses on the clarity and simplicity by which Lao Tzu expresses his fascinating cosmology and profound ethics. Each chapter is thoroughly explained, also regarding how this old wisdom can be understood and applied today. Stefan Stenudd is a Swedish writer of both fiction and non-fiction. As a historian of ideas, he studies the thought patterns in creation myths around the world. He is also a high-grade instructor of the peaceful martial art aikido, which he has practiced for almost 40 years.

Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu  Tao Te Ching
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1998-10-20
ISBN 10: 0834824639
ISBN 13: 9780834824638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching Book Review:

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.

The Tao of Leadership

The Tao of Leadership
Author: John Heider
Publsiher: Green Dragon Books
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2014-09-01
ISBN 10: 0893340790
ISBN 13: 9780893340797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tao of Leadership Book Review:

The Tao of Leadership is an invaluable tool for anyone in a position of leadership. This book provides the most simple and clear advice on how to be the very best kind of leader: be faithful, trust the process, pay attention, and inspire others to become their own leaders. Heider's book is a blend of practical insight and profound wisdom, offering inspiration and advice. This book is used as a Management/Leadership training text by many Fortune 500 corporations, including IBM, Mitsubishi, and Prudential. What others are saying about this book: This is a particularly readable and accessible version of a great but difficult work. - Publisher's Weekly

Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching
Author: Lao Tzu
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012-01-04
ISBN 10: 0307745449
ISBN 13: 9780307745446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tao Te Ching Book Review:

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.

The Way of Lao Tzu

The Way of Lao Tzu
Author: Wing-tsit Chan
Publsiher: Ravenio Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-10-14
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way of Lao Tzu Book Review:

No one can understand China or be an intelligent citizen of the world without some knowledge of the Lao Tzu, also called the Tao-te ching (The Classic of the Way and Its Virtue), for it has modified Chinese life and thought throughout history and has become an integral part of world literature. Therefore any new light on it, however little, should prove to be helpful. There have been many translations of this little classic, some of them excellent. Most translators have treated it as an isolated document. Many have taken it as religious literature. A few have related it to ancient Chinese philosophy. But none has viewed it in the light of the entire history of Chinese thought. Furthermore, no translator has consulted extensively the many commentaries regarding the text, much less the thought. Finally, no translator has written a complete commentary from the perspective of the total history of Chinese philosophy. Besides, a comprehensive and critical account of the recent debates on Lao Tzu the man and Lao Tzu the book is long overdue. The present work is a humble attempt to fill these gaps. This 1963 work is organized as follows: I. The Philosophy of Tao 1. Historical Background and the Taoist Reaction 2. The Meaning of Tao 3. The Emphasis on Man and Virtue 4. Weakness and Simplicity 5. Unorthodox Techniques 6. Lao Tzu and Confucius Compared 7. Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu Compared 8. Influences on Neo-Taoism, Buddhism, and Neo-Confucianism 9. The Taoist Religion 10. Taoism in Chinese Life II. Lao Tzu, the Man 1. Traditional Accounts 2. Lao Tzu’s Birthplace and Names 3. Lao Tzu’s Occupation 4. Confucius’ visit to Lao Tzu 5. Lao Lai Tzu and Lao P’eng 6. The Grand Historian 7. Summary and Conclusion III. Lao Tzu, the Book 1. Reactions Against Tradition 2. Arguments About Contemporary References 3. Arguments About Style 4. Arguments About Terminology 5. Arguments About Ideas 7. Titles and Structure 8. Commentaries 9. Translations The Lao Tzu (Tao-te ching)

Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching
Author: David Hinton
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2015-06-01
ISBN 10: 1619026848
ISBN 13: 9781619026841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tao Te Ching Book Review:

Having masterfully translated a wide range of ancient Chinese poets and philosophers, David Hinton is uniquely qualified to offer the definitive contemporary English version of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching. Like all of his translations, Hinton's translation of the Tao Te Ching is mind–opening, presenting startling new dimensions in this widely–influential text. He shows how Lao Tzu's spirituality is structured around the generative life–force, for example, and that this system of thought weaves the human into natural process at the deepest levels of being, thereby revealing the Tao Te Ching as an originary text in deep feminist and ecological thought. Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is not only the single most important text ever composed in China, it is probably the most influential spiritual text in human history. In the past, virtually all translations of this text have been produced either by sinologists having little poetic facility in English, or writers having no ability to read the original Chinese. Hinton's fluency in ancient Chinese and his acclaimed poetic ability provide him the essential qualifications. Together, they allow a breathtaking new translation that reveals how remarkably current and even innovative this text is after 2500 years.

Living the Wisdom of the Tao

Living the Wisdom of the Tao
Author: Dr Wayne W Dyer
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2009-09
ISBN 10: 1458717453
ISBN 13: 9781458717450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living the Wisdom of the Tao Book Review:

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.

Dialogues and Essays

Dialogues and Essays
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2008-09-11
ISBN 10: 0199552401
ISBN 13: 9780199552405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dialogues and Essays Book Review:

Stoic philosopher and tutor to the young emperor Nero, Seneca wrote moral essays - exercises in practical philosophy - on how to live in a troubled world. Strikingly applicable today, his thoughts on happiness and other subjects are here combined in a clear, modern translation with an introduction on Seneca's life and philosophy.

Daodejing

Daodejing
Author: Laozi
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008-09-11
ISBN 10: 0191607258
ISBN 13: 9780191607257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daodejing Book Review:

'Of ways you may speak, but not the Perennial Way; By names you may name, but not the Perennial Name.' The best-loved of all the classical books of China and the most universally popular, the Daodejing or Classic of the Way and Life-Force is a work that defies definition. It encapsulates the main tenets of Daoism, and upholds a way of being as well as a philosophy and a religion. The dominant image is of the Way, the mysterious path through the whole cosmos modelled on the great Silver River or Milky Way that traverses the heavens. A life-giving stream, the Way gives rise to all things and holds them in her motherly embrace. It enables the individual, and society as a whole, to harmonize the disparate demands of daily life and achieve a more profound level of understanding. This new translation draws on the latest archaeological finds and brings out the word play and poetry of the original. Simple commentary accompanies the text, and the introduction provides further historical and interpretative context. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Parent s Tao Te Ching

The Parent s Tao Te Ching
Author: William Martin
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009-09-09
ISBN 10: 0786752076
ISBN 13: 9780786752072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Parent s Tao Te Ching Book Review:

William C. Martin has freshly reinterpreted the Tao Te Ching to speak directly and clearly to the most difficult of modern tasks -- parenting. With its combination of free verse and judicious advice, The Parent's Tao Te Ching addresses the great themes that permeate the Tao and that support loving parent- child relationships: responding without judgment, emulating natural processes, and balancing between doing and being.

Decoding The Tao Te Ching

Decoding The Tao Te Ching
Author: Pooh Ho Sim
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2021-06-04
ISBN 10: 981123129X
ISBN 13: 9789811231292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decoding The Tao Te Ching Book Review:

This book interprets the Tao Te Ching from the perspective of personal cultivation. The Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu is regarded as one of the greatest books of wisdom ever written in history, but few can grasp what it says in entirety. Embedded in each of its 5,000 Chinese characters are highly profound messages. Master Sim Pooh Ho is a Tai Chi Master and the leader of a Tai Chi lineage that traces back centuries. In his book Decoding the Tao Te Ching, he combines the ancestral teachings of Tai Chi with his practice and provides readers with unique insights into Lao Tzu's ancient book.The Tao Te Ching is difficult to comprehend because many of the concepts it introduces are elusive. What is Tao and Te, being and non-being or yin and yang? The concepts, however, are discernible in Tai Chi because they are what make the practice work. Decoding the Tao Te Ching is written in a simple manner by a Tai Chi master, and translated in an accessible way by his senior disciple Tekson TEO, thus making it an enlightening read to all English readers interested in this topic.

Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching
Author: Sean Michael Wilson
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-12-18
ISBN 10: 1611803284
ISBN 13: 9781611803280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tao Te Ching Book Review:

A contemporary graphic novel adaptation of a spiritual classic. This graphic-novel version of the Tao Te Ching—the poetic classic that is the philosophical and religious basis of Taoism—brings the teachings into a modern light in a completely fresh and unique way. Each of the 81 poem-passages of the Tao Te Ching is reinterpreted by award-winning graphic novel writer Sean Michael Wilson and brought to life by the artful illustrations of Hong Kong artist Cary Kwok, who sets the text in various contemporary scenes to bring out the modern relevance.

Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching
Author: David Hinton
Publsiher: Counterpoint
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2015-06-09
ISBN 10: 9781619025561
ISBN 13: 1619025566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tao Te Ching Book Review:

Having masterfully translated a wide range of ancient Chinese poets and philosophers, David Hinton is uniquely qualified to offer the definitive contemporary English version of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching. Like all of his translations, Hinton's translation of the Tao Te Ching is mind–opening, presenting startling new dimensions in this widely–influential text. He shows how Lao Tzu's spirituality is structured around the generative life–force, for example, and that this system of thought weaves the human into natural process at the deepest levels of being, thereby revealing the Tao Te Ching as an originary text in deep feminist and ecological thought. Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is not only the single most important text ever composed in China, it is probably the most influential spiritual text in human history. In the past, virtually all translations of this text have been produced either by sinologists having little poetic facility in English, or writers having no ability to read the original Chinese. Hinton's fluency in ancient Chinese and his acclaimed poetic ability provide him the essential qualifications. Together, they allow a breathtaking new translation that reveals how remarkably current and even innovative this text is after 2500 years.