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Author Laozi, author.

Title Tao te ching (Daodejing) : the tao and the power / Lao-tzu (Laozi) ; translated with an introduction and commentary by John Minford.

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Books, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    299.514 LAO    Available
Description xxxix, 326 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Note "The essential translation of the ancient Chinese book of the Tao"--Cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages xxix-xxxix).
Summary "The most translated book in the world after the Bible, the Tao Te Ching, or "Book of the Way," 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 who was 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. This new translation seeks to understand the Tao Te Ching as a guide to everyday living and encourages a slow, meditative reading experience. The Tao Te Ching's eighty-one brief chapters are accompanied by illuminating commentary, interpretation, poems, and testimonials by the likes of Margaret Mead, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Dr. Wayne W. Dyer. Specially commissioned calligraphy for more than two hundred Chinese characters illustrates the book's essential themes"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Introduction -- Suggestions for further reading -- Tao te Ching -- A Taoist florilegium: gleanings of the Tao
Subject Taoism.
Taoist philosophy.
Added Author Minford, John, translator, editor, writer of introduction.
Added Title Dao de jing. English
ISBN 9780143133803 (paperback)
0143133802 (paperback)

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