Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching

eBook - 2005
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Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tzu, is part of the <A href=http://www.barnesandnoble.com/classics/index.asp?z=y&cds2Pid=16447&sLinkPrefix>Barnes & Noble Classics</A> series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:<UL type=disc><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Biographies of the authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Footnotes and endnotes <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Comments by other famous authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Bibliographies for further reading <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal>Epigrammatic, enigmatic, intensely poetic, the Tao Te Ching is the mystical, spiritual soul of Taoism, one of the three great religions (along with Confucianism and Buddhism) of ancient China. The Tao is usually translated as “the way or “the path, but it is better understood as a universal life force that flows around and through all things. The Tao Te Ching teaches us that happiness is found in becoming one with the Tao, which enables us to live in harmony, balance, and peace and to develop the virtues of humility, moderation, and compassion. Taoism emphasizes “non-dualistic thinking and the interconnectedness of all life. The “dualistic thinker looks at the world and sees differences, comparisons, and contrasts. The Taoist sage knows that all such judgments depend on the person making them, not on the reality of what is being judged. Unlike theistic (God-centered) religions, Taoism does not involve prayer to a deity. Instead, Taoists meditate on the wisdom in the Tao Te Ching, seeking to unravel the paradoxes and understand the complexities that lie within its simple language. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>Yi-Ping Ong graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy from Columbia University and a second B.A. in Philosophy and Theology from Oxford University. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in Philosophy at Harvard.
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble Classics, c2005
ISBN: 9781411433243
1411433246
9781593082567
1593082568
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxi, 175 p.)
Additional Contributors: Muller, Charles
Yi-Ping, Ong

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Graeme1998
Nov 14, 2016

This translation of the Tao Te Ching is godawful. The translator is too literal in his interpretation. While a literal translation may be beneficial in other works, the Tao Te Ching is filled with a myriad of metaphors, imagery, and symbols that are not supposed to be literal. In fact, this translation is disrespectful to Laozi. There are many superior translations of the Tao Te Ching. For Example Lin Yutang's translation: http://terebess.hu/english/tao/yutang.html

morrisonist Mar 29, 2016

casting hexagrams is an interesting new idea

MarioEnriqueRiosPinot Aug 31, 2015

I just read this wonderful read and I'd like to read it again. The question is how do I live in the world since I am of the world and still deal with the yin and yang?

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rjchapple
Aug 05, 2015

Classic Taoist text. Would be well read as a daily devotional, since the contained wisdom is best digested bit at a time.

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melkweg
Jul 03, 2015

This is the very best rendition of the Tao per Lao Tzu, a poetic translation in the modern sense which does not attempt to lecture the reader on the core meaning of the work. Instead, it allows one to draw one's own conclusions. The translation notes included are there mostly for the scholar, or to clarify translation choices. If you are new to this work, this is the version to read.

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patrickeglaston
Jun 30, 2015

ive had and read this book for decades. my best friend read it everyday and probably still reads it. I currently do not have a copy and recomemend anyone to check it out from the library. I am Christian and really love Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu translated by Gia Fu Feng and Jane English.

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nnicoles
May 31, 2015

This book is seriously misfiled.

pigpigmonster Oct 25, 2013

classic

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goldenguppy
Dec 10, 2010

A superb translation of this piece of ancient philosophy. I would recommend anyone trying to explore Taoism to read this.

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