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Tao Te Ching (edition 1992)

by Stephen Mitchell

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Title:Tao Te Ching
Authors:Stephen Mitchell
Info:Harper Perennial (1992), Ausgabe: Compact, Paperback, 144 Seiten
Collections:Your library
Rating:****1/2
Tags:philosophie, chinesische literatur, china, lao-tze, spiritualität, lehren, asiatische philosophie, chinesische philosophie, leben, einheit, unendlichkeit, taoismus

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'Do you want to improve the world? I don't think it can be done. The world is sacred. It can't be improved. If you tamper with it, you'll ruin it. If you treat it like an object, you'll lose it.' Stephen Mitchell's translation of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching (The Book of the Way) has sold over half a million copies worldwide. In this stunningly beautiful edition of the fundamental modern Taoist philosophy text, Mitchell's words are set against ancient Chinese paintings selected by Asian art expert, Dr Stephen Little.
  PSZC | Apr 17, 2019 |
The most translated book in the world after the Bible, the Tao Te Ching, or "Book of the Tao," is a guide to cultivating a life of peace, serenity, and compassion. Through aphorisms and parable, it leads readers toward the Tao, or the "Way" harmony with the life force of the universe. Traditionally attributed to Lao-tzu, a Chinese philosopher thought to have been a contemporary of Confucius, it is the essential text of Taoism, one of the three great religions of ancient China. As one of the world's great works of wisdom literature, it still has much to teach us today, offering a practical model based on modesty and self-restraint for living a balanced existence and for opening your mind, freeing your thoughts, and attaining enlightenment and self-awareness. With its emphasis on calm, simplicity, purity, and non-action, it provides a time-tested refuge from the busyness of modern life.
  PSZC | Apr 17, 2019 |
'Do you want to improve the world? I don't think it can be done. The world is sacred. It can't be improved. If you tamper with it, you'll ruin it. If you treat it like an object, you'll lose it.' Stephen Mitchell's translation of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching (The Book of the Way) has sold over half a million copies worldwide. In this stunningly beautiful edition of the fundamental modern Taoist philosophy text, Mitchell's words are set against ancient Chinese paintings selected by Asian art expert, Dr Stephen Little.
  PSZC | Apr 17, 2019 |
The Way of Life of Lao Tzu was the way of poise, serenity and complete assurance. His gentle warning on the futility of egoistic struggle have made The Way of Life the basis for one of the world's great religions, Taoism, and on of the most important books that was ever written.
1 vote PSZC | Apr 16, 2019 |
Own both the Lombardo and the Le Guin translations from Shambhala. ( )
  jakebornheimer | Mar 27, 2019 |
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Epigraph
Who can find a good woman?

She is precious beyond all things.

Her husband's heart trusts her completely.

She is his best reward.

PROV. 31:10-11 (Mitchell translation)
"Venture not beyond your doors to know the world..."
Dedication
TO MY MOTHER AND FATHER (Mitchell translation)
To Vicks. Who can find a good woman? / She is precious beyond all things. / Her husband's heart trusts her completely. / She is his best reward. Proverbs 31:10-11
TO VICKI (Mitchell translation)
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The tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. (Mitchell translation)
No one actually knows where the Tao Te Ching came from, but this slim book of about five thousand words forms the foundation of classical Chinese philosophy.
I. OPTIMIZING EXPERIENCE:  THIS FOCUS AND ITS FIELD - We will argue that the defining purpose of the Daodejing is bringing into focus and sustaining a productive disposition that allows for the fullest appreciation of those specific things and events that constitute one's field of experience.
The tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao.
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)
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This work covers translations of the Tao Te Ching by multiple translators, some of which may also be grouped as separate works under the individual translator (eg Ursula K Le Guin's translation).
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A cycle of short poems, this is a work of world literature and has the significance of the Bible for more than a quarter of humanity. Written in two halves, the "Tao" ("way") and the "Te" ("virtue"), it is treasured for its poetic statements about life's most profound and elusive truths.
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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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Das Daodejing (chin. ???, D?d?ing) (l?tere Umschrift: Tao Te King) ist eine Sammlung von Spruchkapiteln, die dem legendr?en Weisen Laozi zugeschrieben wird. Die Entstehungsgeschichte ist ungewiss und Gegenstand sinologischer Forschung. Ungeachtet weiterer bersetzungen bedeuten D? Weg, Prinzip" und Sinn", und D ? Kraft, Leben" und Charisma, Tugend, G te". Jing bezeichnet einen Leitfaden bzw. eine klassische Textsammlung. Die beiden namengebenden Begriffe stehen f r etwas Unaussprechliches, auf dessen eigentliche Bedeutung das Buch hindeuten mc?hte. Aus diesem Grund werden sie auch oft un bersetzt belassen. Das Werk gilt als die Gr ndungsschrift des Daoismus. Obwohl dieser verschiedene Strm?ungen umfasst, die sich vom D?d?ing erheblich unterscheiden kn?nen, wird es von den Anhgern aller daoistischen Schulen als kanonischer, heiliger Text angesehen.… (more)

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