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Tao Te Ching: a guide to the interpretation of the foundational book of Taoism

eBook (PDF), 634 Pages
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The Tao Te Ching is the foundational text of Taoism. Traditionally considered the work of the 'Old Master', Lao Tzu, a senior contemporary of Confucius, this 2500 years old text is a poetic and supremely concise formulation of some of humanity's highest wisdom. Revered as a basic book of spiritual guidance throughout Chinese history, it has become a beloved inspirational work in the West. The present work is meant to help the Western reader to penetrate the depth and subtlety of Lao Tzu's wisdom without requiring a knowledge of the Chinese language. Readers are offered a choice between various interpretations and are guided in non-technical terms to explore how they originate. More importantly, they are also offered the possibility to hold all the various resonances of the text simultaneously, just as a Chinese reader would, and thus access the original wealth of meaning in a way no ordinary translation could convey.
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  • By Asha Walsh
    Aug 13, 2013
    I love this book. In it we find the authors verbatim translation of the Tao Te Ching, a selection of alternative translations, a lexicon offering various meanings for each of the Chinese words, and text offering guidance in interpretation. I have read many translations of the Tao Te Ching. Often it seems that difficulties with direct translation of Chinese into English can obscure the original meaning. In view of this I started working on a new translation with the aim of drawing out the spirit of the teaching from the original archaic wording. The author of this book clearly had the same aim; it is by far the best version of the Tao Te Ching that I have seen. Those of us wishing to truly understand the Tao Te Ching will doubtless read many versions, IMHO this edition should definitely be one of them.
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Product Details

Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Augusto Sabbadini
Published
April 19, 2013
Language
English
Pages
634
File Format
PDF
File Size
2.31 MB
Product ID
20980776

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