Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching
Title Tao Te Ching PDF eBook
Author Laozi
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Release 1972
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Lao-tzu and the Tao-te-ching

Lao-tzu and the Tao-te-ching
Title Lao-tzu and the Tao-te-ching PDF eBook
Author Livia Kohn
Publisher SUNY Press
Pages 348
Release 1998-03-19
Genre Religion
ISBN 9780791436004

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




Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching
Title Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching PDF eBook
Author Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher Shambhala Publications
Pages 137
Release 2019-05-14
Genre Religion
ISBN 1611807247

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A rich, poetic, and socially relevant version of the great spiritual-philosophical classic of Taoism, the Tao Te Ching—from a legendary literary icon Most people know Ursula K. Le Guin for her extraordinary science fiction and fantasy. Fewer know just how pervasive Taoist themes are to so much of her work. And in Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching, we are treated to Le Guin’s unique take on Taoist philosophy’s founding classic. 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
Title Tao Te Ching PDF eBook
Author Lao Tzu
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Pages 108
Release 2021-02-17
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Limited Time Promotional Offer Tao Te Ching - The Classic Book of The Way And Virtue The Tao-Te-Ching is an anti-authoritarian treatise which posits that the way of virtue lies in non-action (Wu Wei) through a recognition of the natural, universal force known as the Tao. The Tao flows without effort and, like water, goes where it will without striving and effects change and growth. To be virtuous, one should emulate the Tao and engage in non-action (not forcing an effect or outcome). Human-made laws, it claims, cannot make one virtuous and cannot contribute to good behavior, inner peace, or empathy with others because they are not in tune with nature. It is only by recognizing the Tao, and one's connection to it and all things, that one may achieve these goals. To recognize the Tao, one must know what it is, and so it is defined in the first chapter: The Tao (The Way) that can be spoken of is not the Constant Tao; The name that can be named is not a Constant Name. Nameless, is the origin of Heaven and Earth; The named is the Mother of all things. Thus, the constant void enables one to observe the true essence. The constant being enables one to see the outward manifestations. These two come paired from the same origin. But when the essence is manifested, it has a different name. This same origin is called "The Profound Mystery." As profound the mystery as it can be, It is the Gate to the essence of all life. Lao Tzu: The Old Master Lao Tzu was an ancient Chinese philosopher and poet, well-known for penning the book Tao Te Ching. He was the founder of philosophy of Taoism, a religious and ethical custom of ancient China. He is largely respected as a religious deity in various traditional Chinese religious schools of thought. He is also believed by some to be an older contemporary of the famous philosopher Confucius. The 'Tao Te Ching', literally meaning 'The Way and Its Power' presents the idea of 'Tao' as being the end all and be all of existence. It is extremely powerful, yet down to earth. It is the source of all being in the world. The book intends to guide people on how to return to the laws and ways of nature to maintain the balance of the Tao. Lao Tzu's philosophy was a simple one. He was against putting effort and striving, as he thought struggle is not only futile but also hinders productivity. In his theory of 'wu-wei', he advises to simply do nothing. By this he means not to go against the forces of nature, wait for the gush of events nature brings to you and dive right in. He advised not to struggle to change the natural order of things, but to bring spontaneity to one's actions as one holds on to the nature's way of life. Followers of Taoism believe that striving for nothing will never lead them to failure. The one who has never failed is always successful, thus becoming powerful. Lao Tzu's journey began as he set foot towards the western border of China, currently Tibet. He was saddened by what he saw around him: men being diverted away from nature and the goodness it brings. A guard he met on the border asked Lao to write down his teachings as he went. This is when he wrote the famous Tao Te Ching, a 5,000 character account of his thoughts and philosophical ideas.




Dao De Jing

Dao De Jing
Title Dao De Jing PDF eBook
Author Laozi
Publisher Univ of California Press
Pages 230
Release 2019-05-07
Genre Religion
ISBN 0520973593

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The book is fundamental to 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 Daodejing as a source of inspiration. Its influence has also spread widely outside East Asia, and is amongst the most translated works in world literature. This book strongly influenced New Thought movements in west including James Allen.




Illustrated Tao Te Ching

Illustrated Tao Te Ching
Title Illustrated Tao Te Ching PDF eBook
Author Kwok Man-Ho
Publisher HarperElement
Pages 0
Release 1997-04
Genre
ISBN 9781852307233

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A vivid collection of ancient sayings and commentaries which speaks across the centuries and between cultures and people. Limited edition of 500. Quarter bound in leather, silk gold blocking, silk end papers anti ribbon marker. A beautiful collector's edition.




Lao-tzu's Taoteching

Lao-tzu's Taoteching
Title Lao-tzu's Taoteching PDF eBook
Author Laozi
Publisher
Pages 216
Release 1996
Genre Philosophy
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Red Pine's translation of this most revered of Chinese texts breathes new life into the poems and corrects errors in previous interpretations. (Philosophy)