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Laotzu's Tao and Wu Wei: Second Edition With a New Translation and Essays

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In this clarion translation of Laotzu's Tao Te Ching, first published in 1919, Goddard brings the complexity and depth of the ancient philosopher's poetry into the English language, his great love for the topic overcoming the necessary shortcomings of translation. There are three concepts that are essential to the Tao Te Ching-Tao, Te, and Wu Wei-that all have complex meanings that cannot be directly translated, but spiritual seekers and those with an interest in philosophy and religion will find Goddard's treatment of Laotzu lyrical and deeply meaningful. Between 1919 and 1939, the author became a buddhist himself, first edition and second edition contains very different translations. Thus, the readers are encouraged to read 1919 version (First Edition) for further reading, American writer Dwight Goddard (1861-1939) studied at a monastery in Kyoto, Japan, for a year and was among the first Westerners to bring Zen Buddhism to the United States. His most famous book is The Buddhist... More > Bible (1938).< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781291609479
Edition
Second Edition
Published
October 27, 2013
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
141.48 KB

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