ô 道德經 [dào dé jīng] Û Download by ↠´ Lao Tzu Concatenated thoughts Review 1 2 Things arise and she lets them come things disappear and she lets them go.
She has but doesn t possess,acts but doesn t expect.
The Tao Te Ching is a classical text credited to Chinese philosopher and writer Lao Tzu 6th century and on which Taoism is based It consists of 81 short chapters written in poetic form which, using a pithy language brimming with evocative and, at times, repetitive contradictions, provide guidance on how humanity may have a harmonious relationship with nature, with the Tao In an inspiringly laconic way, the chapters reveal the sage s fundamental truths that range from theology to politics, inseparable components of the Tao Te Ching I read two editions This is, by far, my favorite translation of the Tao Te Ching I own a few others and they re all well and good, but this one is the one I continually read from and refer to when people ask me about the Tao.
The translation is well done, it captures the nature of the text well, and it flows fairly evenly It s not overly flowery or ornate, it gives you the basics of what you need to understand the various entries and assist in understanding what Tao is i.
e the the Tao named Tao is not the great, eternal Tao.
It s a book that changed my life I learned of Taoism in a world history class in high school, and when my friends took their Philosophy 101 course at the local university this was the text they worked with My copy came second hand f The Tao Is About Wisdom In Action It Teaches How To Work For The Good With The Effortless 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 Childbearing, Business And Ecology The Tao is always namelessChapter 71 Trying to narrow down the philosophy of the Tao Te Ching with limiting words is to violate its primordial essence How can one describe the Universe, the natural order of things, the incessant flowing from being to non being, the circular unity of a reality traditionally mismatched in dualistic terms The Tao Te Ching doesn t provide answers because there needn t be questions, just the harmony of moulding to the landscape rather than trying to impose a particular shape on it.
The Tao Te Ching is the route in itself, the path to emptying the human mind of ambitions, schemes and desires and allow it to be flooded with the smoothness of humility and the exhilarating liberation of a simple life.
The Tao Te Ching exults the feminine yin over the masculine yang in the eternal interdependence of opposites, identifying its indwelling suppleness with t This is an amazing I ve read many books out there and this is the best one Very enjoyable read I highly recommend it I bought this book at discounted price from here There are many translations of the Taoteching, nearly every one of which is probably worth reading, but this is my favorite version I can t attest to the accuracy of the translation, but having read so many different translations of the same text I feel like in some strange way I have a grasp of the original as if a blank space the Chinese original has been given shape and definition by all the English versions surrounding it But anyway while I like the spare sensitivity of the language in this version, what makes this version extra special are the added bonuses an engagingly detailed introduction exploring the life of Lao Tzu, what amounts to an original thesis on the very meaning of tao , and commentaries on specific lines, even specific words appended to each of the 81 entries that have been culled from centuries upon centuries of critic Concatenated thoughts Review 1 2 They come to be and he claims no possession of them, He works without holding on, Accomplishes without claiming merit Because he does not claim merit, His merit does not go away.
The Tao Te Ching is a classical text credited to Chinese philosopher and writer Lao Tzu 6th century and on which Taoism is based It consists of 81 short chapters written in poetic form which, using a pithy language brimming with evocative and, at times, repetitive contradictions, provide guidance on how humanity may have a harmonious relationship with nature, with the Tao In an inspiringly laconic way, the chapters reveal the sage s fundamental truths that range from theology to politics, inseparable components of the Tao Te Ching I read two editions simultaneously Ellen Chen s The Tao Te Ching A New Translation with Commentary and Stephen Mitchell s Tao Te Ching A New E I m always reading this little book containing the essence of wisdom For years I ve read it again and again, one chapter every morning.
I m an unbeliever and have been since the first time I played hooky from Sunday services and the Eye in the Sky didn t say boo So it may seem strange that I m reviewing the Tao Te Ching, the widely known and influential Taoist text, written by Lao Tzu and poetically translated in this edition by Stephen Mitchell For me, the Tao Te Ching is folk wisdom than religious treatise and is useful than a million sermons.
Where the Tao Te Ching parts company with religious attempts at morality such as the 10 Commandments is in its inclusiveness Seven of the 10 Commandments don t mention God and are sound advice designed to facilitate peaceful community relations respect your elders, don t kill, don t cheat on your spouse, don t steal, don t tell lies, and do Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu The Tao Te Ching, also known by its pinyin romanization Dao De Jing, is a Chinese classic text traditionally credited to the 6th century BC sage Laozi The text s authorship, date of composition and date of compilation are debated The oldest excavated portion dates back to the late 4th century BC, but modern scholarship dates other parts of the text as having been written or at least compiled later than the earliest portions of the Zhuangzi The Tao Te Ching, along with the Zhuangzi, is a fundamental text for both philosophical and religious Taoism It also strongly influenced other schools of Chinese philosophy and religion, including Legalism, Confucianism, and Buddhism, which was largely interpreted through the use of Taoist words and concepts when it was originally introduced to China Many Chinese artists, includi