The Daodejing of Laozi

The Daodejing of Laozi
Author: Laozi,Philip J. Ivanhoe
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2003-03-07
ISBN 10: 9780872207011
ISBN 13: 0872207013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Daodejing of Laozi Book Review:

A Daoist classic that has had a profound influence on Chinese thought, the Laozi or Daodejing, evolved into its present form sometime around the third century BCE and continues to enjoy great popularity throughout East Asia and beyond. Philip J Ivanhoe's lucid and philosophically-minded interpretation and commentary offer fresh insights into this classic work. In the substantial introduction and numerous notes, Ivanhoe draws attention to the issues at play in the text, often relating them to contemporary philosophical discussions and directing the reader to related passages within the Daodejing and to other works of the period. The Language Appendix, unique to this edition, offers eight translations of the opening passage by well-known and influential scholars and explains, line-by-line, how each might have reached his particular interpretation.

Tao Teh Ching

Tao Teh Ching
Author: Lao Tzu,Laozi,Jingxiong Wu,John C.H. Wu
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 115
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780877735427
ISBN 13: 0877735425
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tao Teh Ching Book Review:

Written more than two thousand years ago, the Tao Teh Ching, or "The Classic of the Way and Its Virtue," has probably had a greater influence on Asian thought that any other single book. It is also one of the true classics of world literature. Traditionally attributed to the near-legendary "Old Master," Lao Tzu, the Tao Teh Ching teaches that the qualities of the enlightened sage or ideal ruler are identical with those of the perfected individual. Today, Lao Tzu's words are as useful in mastering the arts of leadership in business and politics as they are in developing a sense of balance and harmony in everyday life. To follow the Tao or Way of all things and realize their true nature is to embody humility, spontaneity, and generosity.

Dao De Jing

Dao De Jing
Author: Laozi
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 0520973593
ISBN 13: 9780520973596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dao De Jing Book Review:

The Dao De Jing exists on the border between poetry and philosophy, embracing both mythos and logos. Its poetic form can stand alone, but it is enriched when its timeless ideas are analyzed and explained through careful scholarship. For example: He who knows others is knowledgeable. He who knows himself is wise. These words resemble Socrates' account of his own quest in Plato's Apology. Ancient philosophy, both in China and in Greece, places self-knowledge at the center of the search for wisdom. Contemporary philosophers are often misled about this way of thinking, because the self has been detached from external things and separated from nature and society. The wisdom of China and of Europe unites human existence and nature. © Agora Publications ©2015 Agora, New Internet Technologies (P)2015 Agora, New Internet Technologies

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.

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.

Thus Spoke Laozi

Thus Spoke Laozi
Author: Charles Q. Wu
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2016-06-30
ISBN 10: 0824857666
ISBN 13: 9780824857660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thus Spoke Laozi Book Review:

Daodejing (Tao Te Ching) by Chinese philosopher Laozi (Lao Tzu) is one of the most popular Chinese texts, with more than 100 translations available. Why another? Author Charles Q. Wu believes that his explorations of the infinite nature of the Daodejing can “bring the readers yet another step closer to what Laozi actually says and how he says it through still another translation.” The strength of Wu’s version comes from his superior bilingual talents and unique cross-cultural perspective, drawing widely from both Chinese and Western sources. He provides his target audience of nonacademics and non-Chinese readers with line-by-line bilingual text and commentaries, and tries to retain the original beauty of the poetry and paradoxes of Laozi’s writings. His ambition here is for English-speaking readers to experience what Laozi “sounds” like, as if they were reading the work in Chinese. Taking a fresh look at what is known as the Wang Bi edition of Laozi’s immortal work, Wu makes use of new findings from recent archaeological discoveries, and invites readers to “participate in the translation and interpretation as an open-door, open-ended process.” Rather than claiming finality in his translation Wu sees himself as a tour guide, leading readers toward unexpected aha! moments as they encounter a more thorough understanding the Daodejing.

Dao De Jing

Dao De Jing
Author: Laozi
Publsiher: University of California Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 0520305574
ISBN 13: 9780520305571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dao De Jing Book Review:

The Dao De Jing is one of the richest, most suggestive, and most popular works of philosophy and literature. Composed in China between the sixth and fourth centuries B.C., its enigmatic verses have inspired artists, philosophers, poets, religious thinkers, and general readers past and present. This new translation captures the beauty and nuance of the original work. In addition, the extensive and accessible commentary by Moss Roberts sheds light on the work’s historical and philosophical contexts and shows how the Dao De Jing addresses topics of relevance to our own times, such as politics, statecraft, cosmology, aesthetics, and ethics.

Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching
Author: Lao Tzu
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2015-07-05
ISBN 10: 9781514831922
ISBN 13: 1514831929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tao Te Ching Book Review:

Chinese people are known for being philosophical. A person doesn't necessarily have to be religious in order to be philosophical. You just have to learn the best ways to live your life so that you can have a more prosperous future. A classic Chinese manual entitled "Tao Te Ching" teaches people the art of living and the path you must take in order to find fulfillment in your life. This classic Chinese text was written by a sage named Laozi, also known as Lao Tzu. Laozi means "Old Master" in Chinese. Some people like to refer to this classic Chinese text as Laozi instead of Tao Te Ching because they have so much respect for the author. The sage, Laozi, is believed to have lived around 600 B.C. In his professional life, he worked as a record keeper for the Zhou Dynasty Court. However, historians are still unsure about the exact date and time when the Tao Te Ching was actually written. The only thing they know is that the oldest Chinese texts that were excavated dates back to sometime in the late 4th century B.C. Even though they were originally written in the 6th century, the texts that were excavated in the 4th century are likely rewritten texts. The Tao Te Ching is one of the main Chinese classic texts that promote the religious and philosophical principles of Taoism. It is the most fundamental book of text that is studied by all Taoists. It is also a strong influence on other Chinese schools that teach Confucianism, Legalism and Chinese Buddhism. Chinese painters, poets, gardeners and calligraphers use the philosophies of the book as a source of inspiration. The influence of the Tao Te Ching has spread far throughout Eastern Asia and is one of the most translated books ever written in the history of literature. In Roman culture, the book was transcribed using the Wade-Giles Romanization system. They transcribed the title as "Daodejing." The words "Dao" and "Tao" both mean "the way." The words "De" and "Te" both mean inner strength or virtuosity. And finally, the words "Jing" and "Ching" mean "classic" or "the great book." Therefore, the translation of Tao Te Ching and Daodejing is said to be "The Classic Way to Inner Strength." In other words, if you learn the philosophies in this book then you will have the knowledge of finding the right path to strength and happiness. Tao Te Ching is not a long book to read by any means. It is only 5,000 Chinese characters long with about 81 very brief sections or chapters. The writing is of a classical form of Chinese called zhuanshu. As the centuries went by, the later versions were written in Lishu and Kaishu. As for the chapters, no one knows if the separated chapters were originally placed there by Laozi or if they were added later on. Some people think they were added later on as a way to help memorize the information and add commentary. The whole book is divided into two main parts. The first part is the Tao Ching, which goes from chapter 1 to chapter 37. The second part is the Te Ching, which goes from chapter 38 to chapter 81. Some even refer to this style of writing as laconic and poetic because of its brief chapters and intentional contradictions. This writing is strategic in a sense because it creates memorable phrases and then forces the reader to create their own reconciliations from all the supposed contradictions. This is why it takes some people their entire lives to fully understand the message behind the text. For others, they never fully grasp it.

A Chinese Reading of the Daodejing

A Chinese Reading of the Daodejing
Author: Rudolf G. Wagner
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 531
Release: 2003-10-23
ISBN 10: 079145181X
ISBN 13: 9780791451816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Chinese Reading of the Daodejing Book Review:

Presenting the commentary of the third-century sage Wang Bi, this book provides a Chinese way of reading the Daodejing, one which will surprise Western readers.

Lao tzu and the Tao te ching

Lao tzu and the Tao te ching
Author: Livia Kohn,Michael LaFargue
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 1998-03-19
ISBN 10: 9780791436004
ISBN 13: 0791436004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lao tzu and the Tao te ching Book Review:

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

Daodejing

Daodejing
Author: Laozi
Publsiher: Open Court
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2007-05-28
ISBN 10: 0812696255
ISBN 13: 9780812696257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daodejing Book Review:

The Daodejing (Tao Te Ching) or Laozi (Lao Tzu), is the most fundamental scripture of Daoism and a classic of world literature. This new English translation is based on the most recent scholarship in the field and takes into account the ancient manuscript

The Classic of the Way and Virtue

The Classic of the Way and Virtue
Author: Laozi,Laotzi,Lao-tzu,Pi Wang
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780231105804
ISBN 13: 0231105800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Classic of the Way and Virtue Book Review:

A new translation of the Tao-te Ching of Laozi as interpreted by Wang Bi--whose commentaries following each statement flesh out the text so that it speaks to the modern Western reader as it has to Asians for centuries.

The Dao de Jing

The Dao de Jing
Author: Lao Tzu
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2018-09
ISBN 10: 9781594396199
ISBN 13: 1594396191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dao de Jing Book Review:

The book examines one of the world's most enduring and influential literary works, the Dao De Jing, through the timeless art of qigong, investigating the original text's relevance for mental, spiritual and physical health practices. In his words, Lao Tzu (or Laozi), author of the Dao De Jing, embodies qigong principles, advocating the cultivation of mind and body. Only when we know qigong can we know Lao Tzu-- and only when we know Lao Tzu can we know the Dao De Jing.--Publisher.

Tao of the Tao Te Ching The

Tao of the Tao Te Ching  The
Author: Michael LaFargue
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2010-03-31
ISBN 10: 1438409877
ISBN 13: 9781438409870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tao of the Tao Te Ching The Book Review:

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.

In the Shadows of the Dao

In the Shadows of the Dao
Author: Thomas Michael
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2015-09-21
ISBN 10: 1438458975
ISBN 13: 9781438458977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Shadows of the Dao Book Review:

Challenges standard views of the origins of the Daodejing, revealing the work’s roots in a tradition of physical cultivation. Thomas Michael’s study of the early history of the Daodejing reveals that the work is grounded in a unique tradition of early Daoism, one unrelated to other early Chinese schools of thought and practice. The text is associated with a tradition of hermits committed to yangsheng, a particular practice of physical cultivation involving techniques of breath circulation in combination with specific bodily movements leading to a physical union with the Dao. Michael explores the ways in which the text systematically anchored these techniques to a Dao-centered worldview. Including a new translation of the Daodejing, In the Shadows of the Dao opens new approaches to understanding the early history of one of the world’s great religious texts and great religious traditions. “Michael’s work provides a fresh and innovative methodological approach to a well-known and much studied text. Unlike the vast majority of previous studies, which situate the Daodejing in an ahistorical philosophical realm divorced from ritual and practice, Michael’s analysis takes seriously the possibility that the text both contains and advocates for self-transformative practices. In addition, his translation, while not intended to be a stand-alone work, significantly contributes another important perspective. This excellent, groundbreaking book lays the foundation for a new round of vigorous debate and scholarly attention.” — Jeffrey Dippmann, coeditor of Riding the Wind with Liezi: New Perspectives on the Daoist Classic

The Canon of Reason and Virtue Lao Tze s Tao Teh King

The Canon of Reason and Virtue  Lao Tze s Tao Teh King
Author: Laozi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 138
Release: 1903
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015002759184
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Canon of Reason and Virtue Lao Tze s Tao Teh King Book Review:

The Philosophy of the Daodejing

The Philosophy of the Daodejing
Author: Hans-Georg Moeller
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2006-05-02
ISBN 10: 0231510101
ISBN 13: 9780231510103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Philosophy of the Daodejing Book Review:

For centuries, the ancient Chinese philosophical text the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching) has fascinated and frustrated its readers. While it offers a wealth of rich philosophical insights concerning the cultivation of one's body and attaining one's proper place within nature and the cosmos, its teachings and structure can be enigmatic and obscure. Hans-Georg Moeller presents a clear and coherent description and analysis of this vaguely understood Chinese classic. He explores the recurring images and ideas that shape the work and offers a variety of useful approaches to understanding and appreciating this canonical text. Moeller expounds on the core philosophical issues addressed in the Daodejing, clarifying such crucial concepts as Yin and Yang and Dao and De. He explains its teachings on a variety of subjects, including sexuality, ethics, desire, cosmology, human nature, the emotions, time, death, and the death penalty. The Daodejing also offers a distinctive ideal of social order and political leadership and presents a philosophy of war and peace. An illuminating exploration, The Daodejing is an interesting foil to the philosophical outlook of Western humanism and contains surprising parallels between its teachings and nontraditional contemporary philosophies.

Dao de Jing

Dao de Jing
Author: Lao zi
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 185
Release: 1994-12
ISBN 10: 0385196377
ISBN 13: 9780385196376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dao de Jing Book Review:

A new translation of the "Tao Te Ching" merges ancient Eastern philosophy with contemporary Western sensibilities to provide a philosophical strategy for enhancing personal growth

Daodejing

Daodejing
Author: Hans-Georg Moeller,Laozi
Publsiher: Open Court
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-11-13
ISBN 10: 0812699378
ISBN 13: 9780812699371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daodejing Book Review:

This translation presents Daoism’s basic text in highly readable contemporary English. Incorporating the latest scholarship in the field (including the most recent discoveries of ancient manuscripts in the 1970s and '90s), the book explains Daodejing's often cryptic verses in a clear and concise way. The introduction interprets the Daodejing's poetic imagery in the context of ancient Chinese symbolism, and a brief philosophical analysis accompanies each of the 81 translated chapters of the Daodejing.

The Second Book of the Tao

The Second Book of the Tao
Author: Stephen Mitchell
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-02-19
ISBN 10: 1101015993
ISBN 13: 9781101015995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second Book of the Tao Book Review:

Enhanced by Stephen Mitchell’s illuminating commentary, the next volume of the classic manual on the art of living The most widely translated book in world literature after the Bible, Lao-tzu’s Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, is the classic manual on the art of living. Following the phenomenal success of his own version of the Tao Te Ching, renowned scholar and translator Stephen Mitchell has composed the innovative The Second Book of the Tao. Drawn from the work of Lao-tzu’s disciple Chuang-tzu and Confucius’s grandson Tzussu, The Second Book of the Tao offers Western readers a path into reality that has nothing to do with Taoism or Buddhism or old or new alone, but everything to do with truth. Mitchell has selected the freshest, clearest teachings from these two great students of the Tao and adapted them into versions that reveal the poetry, depth, and humor of the original texts with a thrilling new power. Alongside each adaptation, Mitchell includes his own commentary, at once explicating and complementing the text. This book is a twenty-first-century form of ancient wisdom, bringing a new, homemade sequel to the Tao Te Ching into the modern world. Mitchell’s renditions are radiantly lucid; they dig out the vision that’s hiding beneath the words; they grab the text by the scruff of the neck—by its heart, really—and let its essential meanings fall out. The book introduces us to a cast of vivid characters, most of them humble artisans or servants, who show us what it means to be in harmony with the way things are. Its wisdom provides a psychological and moral acuity as deep as the Tao Te Ching itself. The Second Book of the Tao is a gift to contemporary readers, granting us access to our own fundamental wisdom. Mitchell’s meditations and risky reimagining of the original texts are brilliant and liberating, not least because they keep catching us off-guard, opening up the heavens where before we saw a roof. He makes the ancient teachings at once modern, relevant, and timeless. Listen to a special podcast with Stephen Mitchell: