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Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

Tao Te Ching

by Lao Tzu

Other authors: Frank J. MacHovec (Translator)

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Evolved individuals keep their minds open and impartial because fixed opinions or belief systems distort the flow of pure information coming in from the outside world. The way of power involves giving in. Timeless wisdom. ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
About the author: according to Wikipedia, Stephen Mitchell was educated at Amherst College, University of Paris and Yale University. He has translated and adapted many classic titles. About the book: quoting from the dust jacket, "[Louise Erdrich said] 'I read the Stephen Mitchell translation of the Tao Te Ching in one sitting, three times. It is stunning, so lovely. It is a treasure."
  uufnn | Jan 25, 2016 |
I felt this was one of those things I should read to help understand another culture from another place and time. It was enjoyable from that point-of-view, but I didn't gain anything else from it. ( )
  Michael_Rose | Jan 10, 2016 |
A spiritual classic. ( )
  willszal | Jan 3, 2016 |
A beautiful translation with a wonderfully illustrated explanations. Everyone ought read The Tao once. ( )
  LaPhenix | Nov 22, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Lao Tzuprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
English, JaneTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Feng, Gia-FuTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
MacHovec, Frank J.Translatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ames, Roger T.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Blakney, R. B.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Blok, J.A.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Despeux, CatherineAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Duyvendak, J. J. L.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ervast, PekkaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hall, David L.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hansen, ChadTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Julien, StanislasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Koskikallio, ToivoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lau, D.C.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Le Guin, Ursula K.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Legge, JamesTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mansvelt Beck, B.J.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Needleman, JacobIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nieminen, PerttiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ta-Kao, ChuTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ular, AlexanderTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wilhelm, RichardTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Winston, WillowIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. (Mitchell translation)
I will begin with a comparison.
The person of superior integrity does not insist upon his integrity. (Mair translation)
Way-making (dao) that can be put into words is not really way-making, And naming (ming) that can assign fixed reference to things is not really naming. (Ames/Hall translation)
The way that can be told
Is not the constant way;
The name that can be named
Is not the constant name. (Lau translation)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 014044131X, Paperback)

Traditionally attributed to Lao Tzu, an older contemporary of Confucius (551-479 BC), it is now thought that the work was compiled in about the fourth century BC. An anthology of wise sayings, it offers a model by which the individual can live rather than explaining the human place in the universe. The moral code it encourages is based on modesty and self-restraint, and the rewards reaped for such a life are harmony and flow of life.

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A new version of the classic "Book of the Way" provides a manual on the art of living, offering eighty concise chapters that offer wisdom and advice on how to achieve balance, perspective, and serenity in every aspect of one's life.

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Penguin Australia

4 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

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Columbia University Press

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