The Tao Te Ching Is The Most Terse And Economical Of The World S Great Religious Texts In A Series Of Short, Profound Chapters It Elucidates The Idea Of The Tao Or The Way An Idea That In Its Ethical, Practical And Spiritual Dimensions Has Become Essential To The Life Of China S Enormously Powerful Civilization In The Process Of This Elucidation, Its Author Lao Tzu Both Clarifies And Deepens Those Central Religious Mysteries Around Which Our Life On Earth Revolves In The Crowded Field Of Translating The Tao Te Ching, This New Version Will Supersede Virtually All Previous Efforts The Translation Is Elegant, Exact, And Exciting Anthony C Yu, Carl Darling Buck Professor In The Humanities, U Of Chicago Every Reader Will Be Enlightened By Reading This Translation It Is Fascinating And Immensely Enjoyable Richard Eberhart, Pulitzer Prize Winning PoetHere Is A Landmark Translation Of The Ancient Chinese Classic Famous For Its Profound Statements About The Way Of The Universe This Edition Of The Tao Te Ching Is Based On Newly Discovered Manuscripts That Are Approximately Five Centuries Older And Far Authentic Than The Most Commonly Translated Texts Victor Mair, One Of The Country S Foremost Translators Of Ancient Chinese, Has Stripped Away The Distortions Of Previous Translations, Restored Lost Lines, Reinterpreted Key Terms, And Created What Is Sure To Become The Definitive Translation Of One Of The Greatest And Most Enigmatic Works Of World Literature From Back Cover
Lao Tse, Lao Tu, Lao Tsu, Laotze, Laosi, Lao Zi, Laocius, Lao Ce, and other variations was a mystic philosopher of ancient China, best known as the author of the Tao Te Ching often simply referred to as Laozi His association with the Tao Te Ching has led him to be traditionally considered the founder of Taoism pronounced as Daoism He is also revered as a deity in most religious forms of the Taoist religion, which often refers to Laozi as Taishang Laojun, or One of the Three Pure Ones Laozi translated literally from Chinese means old master or old one , and is generally considered honorific.According to Chinese tradition, Laozi lived in the 6th century BCE Historians variously contend that Laozi is a synthesis of multiple historical figures, that he is a mythical figure, or that he actually lived in the 5th 4th century BCE, concurrent with the Hundred Schools of Thought and Warring States Period As a result of being a a central figure in Chinese culture, both nobility and common people claim Lao Tzu in their lineage.
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- 道德經 [dào dé jīng]
- Lao Tzu
- 14 October 2018 Lao Tzu