Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching

An All-new Translation

Book - 2012
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Renowned translator William Scott Wilson has rendered Lao Tzu's classic in the most authentic way possible, using both the ancient text and the even older Great Seal script used during Lao Tzu's time. The result is a new and nuanced translation, accompanied by Chinese ink paintings and ancillary material. Wilson includes an introduction that tells the story of Lao Tzu, the "old man" and the "keeper of the archives," and notes to illuminate the text. He also includes two short essays--one explains the relationship between Taoism and Zen, and the other explores the roots that link the spiritual aspects of the Tao with the practice of Chinese and Japanese martial arts. Wilson's version of this ancient classic is wonderfully fresh and readable.
Publisher: Boston & London : Shambhala, 2012
ISBN: 9781590309919
159030991X
Call Number: 299.514 L298tw 2012
Characteristics: xlvi, 209 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Wilson, William Scott 1944-

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Lao Tzu's (or Laozi) Tao te Ching (or Daodejing) Sixth- Fifth Century B.C.
"The Tao-Te Ching includes 'The Book of the Way' (the Tao) and 'The Book of Virtue or Power' (the Te) in which the teachings of Lao-Tzu are set down. According to the teachings, wisdom is attained through underst... Read More »


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