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The Tao Te Ching Dao De Jing

Author : Gordon J. Van De Water
ISBN : 1456814109
Genre : Philosophy
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For twenty years, Gordon J. Van De Water has collected editions of the world classic the Tao Te Ching and pondered this ancient, yet still vibrant Chinese text of wisdom literature. Written in the sixth century before the Common Era and ascribed to Lao Tzu, a venerable sage, it offers a guide to life based on adherence to the Tao or Mother Nature, those forces and powers that govern and shape both the world and human nature. Its eighty-one verses repeatedly emphasize seeking harmony through simplicity, the rejection of the trappings of material wealth and the arrogance of power, and identification with the great underlying forces of the universe. Many of the verses also offer practical wisdom for those in leadership positions. So fascinating has been the compressed wisdom of the Tao Te Ching that it has been translated into many languages more often than any other book except the Bible. Van De Water has sought to strike to the heart of this highly compressed and often enigmatic text by creating a plain English version that highlights the continuing relevance of the Tao Te Ching for our complex and oft troubled times. His interpretation also includes an introduction, selected translations and interpretations in English by pioneering scholars, and an extensive bibliography of translations and interpretations in English.

Dao De Jing

Author : Laozi
ISBN : 0872202321
Genre : Religion
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Tao Te Ching, also commonly known as Lao Tzu, is one of the most important Chinese classics and has had great influence on Chinese thought. It is regarded as the bible of Taoism and is by far the most frequently translated Chinese classic, with over thirty translations into English alone.


Author : Hans-Georg Moeller
ISBN : 9780812699371
Genre : Philosophy
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This translation presents Daoism’s basic text in highly readable contemporary English. Incorporating the latest scholarship in the field (including the most recent discoveries of ancient manuscripts in the 1970s and '90s), the book explains Daodejing's often cryptic verses in a clear and concise way. The introduction interprets the Daodejing's poetic imagery in the context of ancient Chinese symbolism, and a brief philosophical analysis accompanies each of the 81 translated chapters of the Daodejing.

Mysteries Of Dao De Jing Tao Te Ching Revealed

Author : Dr. Guo Yong Jin
ISBN : 9781504314114
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Lao Zi (also Lao-Tzu or Lao-Tze) was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. His book, Dao De Jing (or Tao Te Ching), has been in circulation for more than 2,500 years. There are many versions and more than one thousand annotations, yet most readers still find it difficult to understand, let alone apply in daily life. Thus Dao De Jing is often misunderstood and regarded as containing mystical teachings disconnected from reality. In Mysteries of Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching) Revealed, author Dr. Guo Yong Jin dismisses many myths about this great work, including its link to Taoism (a religion founded six hundred years after Lao Zi). Shedding the mystical and surreal, he brings clarity to the teachings by drawing on Lao Zi’s source of inspiration—nature. In this way, Dr. Guo distinguishes his interpretation of Dao De Jing from those before him. The typical interpretation focuses on the semantics of Lao Zi’s written word; Dr. Guo, however, returns to the roots of Dao De Jing, using simple observations of nature to clarify the text. Dao De Jing lays bare the truths and realities of life and the universe. It explains the origins of life and the principles upon which the universe operates. Though much of Dao De Jing is mirrored in science and psychology, the ancient text offers an even deeper understanding. It is neither superstitious nor religious, nor is it a personal philosophy. Dao De Jing is simply wisdom in its essence.

The Philosophy Of The Daodejing

Author : Hans-Georg Moeller
ISBN : 9780231136792
Genre : Philosophy
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For centuries, the ancient Chinese philosophical text the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching) has fascinated and frustrated its readers. While it offers a wealth of rich philosophical insights concerning the cultivation of one's body and attaining one's proper place within nature and the cosmos, its teachings and structure can be enigmatic and obscure. Hans-Georg Moeller presents a clear and coherent description and analysis of this vaguely understood Chinese classic. He explores the recurring images and ideas that shape the work and offers a variety of useful approaches to understanding and appreciating this canonical text. Moeller expounds on the core philosophical issues addressed in the Daodejing, clarifying such crucial concepts as Yin and Yang and Dao and De. He explains its teachings on a variety of subjects, including sexuality, ethics, desire, cosmology, human nature, the emotions, time, death, and the death penalty. The Daodejing also offers a distinctive ideal of social order and political leadership and presents a philosophy of war and peace. An illuminating exploration, The Daodejing is an interesting foil to the philosophical outlook of Western humanism and contains surprising parallels between its teachings and nontraditional contemporary philosophies.

Decoding Dao

Author : Lee Dian Rainey
ISBN : 9781118465677
Genre : Religion
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Written by a leading authority on Chinese philosophy,Decoding Dao uniquely focuses on the core texts in Daoistphilosophy, providing readers with a user-friendly introductionthat unravels the complexities of these seminal volumes. Offers a detailed introduction to the core texts in Daoistphilosophy, the Dao De Jing and the Zhuangzi, two ofthe most widely read – and most challenging – texts inChina’s long literary history Covers the three main ways the texts can be read: as religious,mystical, and philosophical works Explores their historical context, origins, authorship, and thereasons these seminal texts came into being, along with the keyterms and approaches they take Examines the core philosophical arguments made in the texts, aswell as the many ways in which they have been interpreted, both inChina itself and in the West Provides readers with an unrivalled insight into themultifaceted philosophy of Daoism – and the principlesunderlying much of Chinese culture – informed by the verylatest academic scholarship

Tao Te Ching Daodejing

Author : Lao Tzu
ISBN : 9782291026853
Genre : Fiction
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The Tao Te Ching is fundamental to the Taoist school of Chinese philosophy and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism and Neo-Confucianism. This ancient book is also central in Chinese religion, not only for Taoism but Chinese Buddhism, which when first introduced into China was largely interpreted through the use of Taoist words and concepts. Many Chinese artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and even gardeners have used the Tao Te Ching as a source of inspiration. Its influence has also spread widely outside East Asia, aided by hundreds of translations into Western languages.

Chinese Cultural Studies Dao De Jing Tao Te Ching Selections

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Presents a collection of translations of the "Dao De Jing," provided online by Paul Halsall. Explains that "Dao De Jing" is one of the core texts of the Chinese philosophy of Daoism.

Tao Te Ching Dao De Jing

Author : Lao Tzu
ISBN : 1782747249
Genre : Philosophy
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Written around 300 BC, the Tao Te Ching gathered the fundamental beliefs of Taoism into one short, wise book that addresses how to live a peaceful life, rid oneself of desires, and free society of institutions that promote greed. This exquisite dual-language edition presents the original Chinese characters with a new translation on the facing page, as well as editorial notes and a new introduction that explores the authorship of the text.

Dao De Jing Or The Tao Te Ching

Author : Lao Tzu Laozi
ISBN : 0981224490
Genre : History
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A new and attentively restored dual-language edition of the 6th-century B.C.E. Chinese Philosophical and Spiritual classic, presented in the celebrated translation of James Legge with the original text at its side. Through 81 transcendent topics, Laozi dispenses his accumulated knowledge and original philosophy of peace and harmony, and the virtues of simplicity. He introduced the doctrine of meekness conquering brutality and repaying injury with kindness to a consistently unforgiving world. And, perhaps most importantly, he introduced the idea that behaviour is a choice, wisdom coming not from learning, but being. Foundational to Taoism, and highly influential in the West for over two centuries, the Dao De Jing's legendary wisdom and sagacious inversion of the apparent is a must read for every student of traditional Eastern philosophy, religion, spirituality, and history.

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