Tao Te Ching

Text Only Edition

Author: Lao Tsu

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307745449

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 1631

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.

Tao Te Ching

Author: Laozi,Stephen Mitchell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060160012

Category: Philosophy

Page: 108

View: 7545

A new version of the classic "Book of the Way" provides a humorous manual on the art of living in keeping with the original sixth-century text

Lao-tzu's Taoteching

With Selected Commentaries from the Past 2,000 Years

Author: Laozi

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philosophy

Page: 182

View: 3173

Revised and re-translated, Red Pine's best-selling and authoritative translation of Taoteching is now--vitally--available once again.

Chuang Tsu

Inner Chapters

Author: Gia-Fu Feng

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781602371170

Category: Religion

Page: 164

View: 6407

Religion & beliefs.

Tao Te Ching

The New Translation from Tao Te Ching: the Definitive Edition

Author: Lao Tzu,Laozi

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781585426188

Category: Religion

Page: 103

View: 3646

A new presentation of the classic spiritual work places its eighty-one verses in an accessible format for both casual and serious students, in a new translation that seeks to illuminate the timeless relevance of its message. Original.

Tao Te Ching

A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin,Jerome P. Seaton

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590307445

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

View: 3268

Chinese classic by well known best selling author.

The Tao Te Ching

A Contemporary Translation

Author: Joseph B. Lumpkin,Laozi

Publisher: Fifth Estate Incorporated

ISBN: 9780976823315

Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

View: 7655

It is the solitary purpose of this work to place back on this beautiful text flesh and blood so that the readers of today may feel and see and touch and know the wisdom and peace expressed so very long ago. The world of the twenty-first century is not the same as China in 300 BCE, but there remain common threads connecting mankind throughout the ages. In these threads we find a way to fully express and connect the depth of the Tao Te Ching to a modern age without compromising its ancient meaning.

My Tao Te Ching

A Workbook for Interpreting the Teachings and Poems in Tao Te Ching

Author: Henry M. Piironen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450212859

Category: Religion

Page: 92

View: 6790

Tao Te Ching is the cornerstone of the Philosophical Taoism, and is one of the defining books to both, the Chinese Buddhism and Religious Taoism. This workbook contains all the teachings and poems in this classic without the numbers that were added only after the creation of the original Tao Te Ching by scholars, and as it encourages the readers to write their interpretations of the teachings, the books creates a deep contemplative atmosphere for readers, and gives writing tips to enforce the creative process when filling the spaces for interpretations. This is a book for all those who seek deeper understanding on the nature of Tao, in the spirit of the universal human a part of the demystified series. “The Tao that can be trodden is not the enduring and unchanging Tao. The name that can be named is not the enduring and unchanging name. (Conceived of as) having no name, it is the Originator of heaven and earth; (conceived of as) having a name, it is the Mother of all things. Always without desire we must be found, if its deep mystery we would sound; but if desire always within us be, its outer fringe is all that we shall see. Under these two aspects, it is really the same; but as development takes place, it receives the different names. Together we call them the Mystery. Where the Mystery is the deepest is the gate of all that is subtle and wonderful.”

Getting Right with Tao

A Contemporary Spin on the Tao Te Ching

Author: Ron Hogan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982473986

Category: Philosophy

Page: 110

View: 3314

A decade in the making, Ron Hogans Getting Right with Tao conveys the essence of the Tao Te Ching but with a modern, self-aware sensibility. The original pragmatic treatise on personal development gets a contemporary, Tarantinoesque gloss in eighty-one spare, stripped-down chapters. What does it mean to be alive? What do you want from life? With a unique voice and incisive style, Hogan gets right to what matters.

The Tao of Leadership

Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age

Author: John HEider

Publisher: Green Dragon Books

ISBN: 1623860199

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

View: 5058

New Updated 2nd Edition. You can't lead without this classic masterpiece. This bestselling masterpiece of practical philosophy will guide you to enhanced interpersonal relationships and the cultivation of enduring leadership qualities. Heider provides simplest and clearest 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. The Tao of Leadership is a blend of practical insight and profound wisdom, offering inspiration and advice. Often used as a Management/Leadership training text by many Fortune 500 corporations, IBM, Mitsubishi, Prudential, GE, Intel, Converse, The Israeli Intelligence Corps, and more.

The Secret Teachings of the Tao Te Ching

Author: Mantak Chia,Tao Huang

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594777888

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 7472

Reveals techniques for achieving spiritual immortality through an in-depth exploration of Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching • Includes practices and meditations for living in harmony with the Tao (universal essence) and Te (kind action) • Reveals the integration of heavenly and human power in the mystic field within us • Presents Tao Huang's English translation of the Tao Te Ching from the original Chinese Mawangdui text unearthed in 1973 For over 2,500 years the words of the Tao Te Ching, the primary scripture of Laoism and Taoism, have been regarded as among the greatest treasures of the world. Lao-tzu, whose name means “the ancient child,” wrote these brief but essential verses that have both confounded and conferred blessings on humankind. Now Taoist masters Mantak Chia and Tao Huang guide readers through the origins of this philosophy, the meaning behind its 5,000 pictographs, and the way of living that generations have followed. While the text of the Tao Te Ching has been passed down in literary form for generations, the essence of the text can be understood only through heart awakening--a true integration of body and mind--made possible with the insights and exercises in this book. The authors analyze Lao-tzu's teachings, line by line, and offer meditations, interpretations, and practical illustrations that clarify the true meaning and purpose of this classic text.

Tao Te Ching on the Art of Harmony

The New Illustrated Edition of the Chinese Philosophical Masterpiece

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781627950985

Category: Philosophy, Chinese

Page: 272

View: 3380

A luxuriously illustrated and silk-bound, foil-blocked edition of this classic Chinese text on the principles of Taoism - for all who seek a more natural way of living.Written in about the sixth century BC, The Tao Te Ching (or Daode Jing) is the masterpiece of the Chinese sage Laozi (or Lao Tzu), a record-keeper at the Zhou court, a contemporary of Confucius and the founder of Taoism. Although the book was written more than 2,500 years ago, and within a radically different culture, its concepts and teachings have never been more relevant to the Western world than they are today. Laozi offers profound wisdom, arguing that humankind is but a tiny part of an inexhaustible greatness, and that individuals can attain true fulfilment by striving to live in harmony - not only with others but also with their natural environment. Organizing the work into 81 verses divided into two parts, Laozi sets out a path (tao) by which we can tune ourselves into the nature of the universe. His axioms are intended as a means to achieve transcendence and a life of integrity and balance. Among his insights are the ideas that flexibility and suppleness are superior to rigidity and strength; and that self-absorption and self-importance are vain and self-destructive. These suggestions for how people might live better within the world around them are arguably even more relevant today than they were nearly three millennia ago. This illustrated edition of a classic work is an essential addition to any collection of the world's classic texts.

The Texts of Taoism

Author: N.A

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486147444

Category: Philosophy

Page: 340

View: 2745

Volume 2 of sacred writings reveal Tao, the way — the key to living an obstacle-free life. Based on wu-wei, taking no unnatural action, it would make individual existence like the flow of water.

Tao Te Ching

The Way of Nature and Its Virtues

Author: Laozi

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545270127


Page: 72

View: 6748

The Tao Te Ching, along with the Zhuangzi, is a fundamental text for both philosophical and religious Taoism, and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism, Confucianism, and Chinese Buddhism, which when first introduced into China was largely interpreted through the use of Daoist 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, and it is among the most translated works in world literature. The Tao Te Ching has been translated into Western languages over 250 times, mostly to English, German, and French. According to Holmes Welch, "It is a famous puzzle which everyone would like to feel he had solved." The first known English translation of the Tao Te Ching was produced in 1868 by a Scottish Protestant missionary named John Chalmers, entitled The Speculations on Metaphysics, Polity and Morality of The Old Philosopher Lau Tsze. Other notable English translations of the Tao Te Ching are those produced by Chinese scholars and teachers: a 1948 translation by linguist Lin Yutang, a 1961 translation by author John Ching Hsiung Wu, a 1963 translation by sinologist Din Cheuk Lau, another 1963 translation by professor Wing-tsit Chan, and a 1972 translation by Taoist teacher Gia-Fu Feng together with his wife Jane English. The present 2017 English translation of Tao Te Ching is done by a native Chinese with a good command of both Chinese and English languages. It may be the best English translation text by so far in terms of correctness and reading comfort. By reading this English translation of Tao Te Ching, you will understand the true meaning and eastern wisdom of this classic work. The Book has 81 chapters in total and is edited in the order of original classic text--modern Chinese text--English translation.

The Parent's Tao Te Ching

Ancient Advice for Modern Parents

Author: William Martin

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0786752076

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

View: 1127

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.

Dao De Jing

The Book of the Way

Author: Laozi

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520242210

Category: History

Page: 235

View: 8871

A new translation of the classic book of Chinese philosophy sheds new light on the historical and philosophical issues surrounding the text while emphasizing its universal scope.

Tao Te Ching

The Ancient Classic

Author: Lao Tzu,Laozi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0857083112

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

View: 782

Presents the sacred teachings of Taoism, including lessons on simple living, contentment, and prizing culture.

Tao Te Ching

Author: Laozi

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548164782


Page: 90

View: 621

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.

Lao-tzu Chuan Shu

Author: Laozi,Hua Ching Ni

Publisher: Sevenstar Communications

ISBN: 9780937064009

Category: Philosophy

Page: 233

View: 6915

Written around 500 BC, the Tao Teh Ching is one of the most frequently translated and most cherished works in the world. The Complete Works of Lao Tzu by Master Ni is a remarkable elucidation of the famed Tao Teh Ching. It is the only known written record of Lao Tzu's orally transmitted teaching, the Hua Hu Ching. As the only book of Lao Tzu written by a Taoist Master in the English language, it is little wonder it is one of our most popular books.

The Path of Virtue

The Illustrated Tao Te Ching

Author: Lao Tzu

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810984097

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 3961

An illustrated collection of the philosophical teachings of LaoTzu discusses the central Taoist idea of living in harmony with the universe.