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Tao Te Ching: The Definitive Edition by Lao…

Tao Te Ching: The Definitive Edition

by Lao Tzu, Jonathan Star (Translator and Commentary), Jonathan Star

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Excellent encouragement for those trying to lead peaceful, harmonious lives. ( )
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I LOVE this version. very poetic translation yet retains the simplicity and meaning ( )
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In addition to the 94 pages devoted to the translation of the root text, this edition contains more than 250 pages of commentary on the Tao Te Ching and Chinese language by translator Jonathan Star. Please do not combine with other editions of the Tao Te Ching.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 158542269X, Paperback)

This unique edition of the Tao Te Ching features:the first comprehensive verbatim translation of the entire text of the Tao Te Ching;literal character definitions that allow the reader to create his or her own interpretation;a concordance section that enables the reader to track the different ways a single character is used throughout the work;grammatical and interpretive notes on individual terms and verses; * a unique commentary on the first verse, which represents a complete spiritual teaching in itself; anda literary translation of the Tao Te Ching that can be read on its own or compared with the verbatim translation.

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"Within ancient Chinese, a sole character possesses a broad, and sometimes contradictory, range of meanings. Moreover, the Tao Te Ching is rife with terms and expressions that have no exact counterpart in English. So while the Tao Te Ching ranks behind only the Bible as the most widely translated book in the world, it remains one of the least understood." "Jonathan Star's Tao Te Ching: The Definitive Edition helps remedy this situation. The distinction of this new edition is that it supplies readers with the first comprehensive verbatim translation, which can be used to explore the multiple meanings contained in the Chinese characters. This unique tool gives readers direct access to the text and a way to understand the different interpretations put forth by modern-day translators. Perhaps most important, the verbatim translation gives each reader the ability to penetrate the inner meaning of the text and come up with his or her own personal interpretation."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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