Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching

New Translation by Gia-fu Feng and Jane English / Tsu, Lao

Book - 1972
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Delicate photographs complement this translation of the ancient teachings of Lao Tsu.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1972.
ISBN: 9780394480848
0394480848
9780394718330
039471833X
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged),illus.,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Feng, Gia-fu
English, Jane

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tonyalanjeffers
May 22, 2019

Tao the unreligion. Unlike religions that center on the worship of a deity or deities the Tao makes no demands no requirements it ask you nothing and askews religion. It helps you understand the world and your place in it or to except that you may never know or understand anything.
It doesn't ask you to pay tithes or homage or bow down and exult and worship a higher power. It doesn't burden you with guilt trips or scare you with threats of eternal Hell fire. Nor does it make any promises of eternal life or bliss. It's the ultimate reality trip. Read it if you are wondering what I mean or don't if you're not.

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RyMac92
May 15, 2019

Beautiful book. Short and concise. Images are also lovely. Just a translation. Nothing good nor bad, just different.

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Graeme1998
Nov 14, 2016

This translation of the Tao Te Ching is godawful. The translator is too literal in his interpretation. While a literal translation may be beneficial in other works, the Tao Te Ching is filled with a myriad of metaphors, imagery, and symbols that are not supposed to be literal. In fact, this translation is disrespectful to Laozi. There are many superior translations of the Tao Te Ching. For Example Lin Yutang's translation: http://terebess.hu/english/tao/yutang.html

morrisonist Mar 29, 2016

casting hexagrams is an interesting new idea

MarioEnriqueRiosPinot Aug 31, 2015

I just read this wonderful read and I'd like to read it again. The question is how do I live in the world since I am of the world and still deal with the yin and yang?

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rjchapple
Aug 05, 2015

Classic Taoist text. Would be well read as a daily devotional, since the contained wisdom is best digested bit at a time.

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melkweg
Jul 03, 2015

This is the very best rendition of the Tao per Lao Tzu, a poetic translation in the modern sense which does not attempt to lecture the reader on the core meaning of the work. Instead, it allows one to draw one's own conclusions. The translation notes included are there mostly for the scholar, or to clarify translation choices. If you are new to this work, this is the version to read.

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patrickeglaston
Jun 30, 2015

ive had and read this book for decades. my best friend read it everyday and probably still reads it. I currently do not have a copy and recomemend anyone to check it out from the library. I am Christian and really love Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu translated by Gia Fu Feng and Jane English.

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nnicoles
May 31, 2015

This book is seriously misfiled.

pigpigmonster Oct 25, 2013

classic

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