Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching


Translator: Darrell D. Lau

Format
Paperback
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$11.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140441314
  • 176 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Traditionally attributed to Lao Tzu, an older contemporary of Confucius (551 – 479 BC), it is now thought that the work was compiled in about the fourth century BC. An anthology of wise sayings, it offers a model by which the individual can live rather than explaining the human place in the universe. The moral code it encourages is based on modesty and self-restraint, and the rewards reaped for such a life are harmony and flow of life.

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Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu, Translator: Darrell D. Lau

Praise

“It would be hard to find a fresh approach to a text that ranks only behind the Bible as the most widely translated book in the world, but Star achieves that goal. . . . As fascinating to the casual scholar as it is for the serious student.” -NAPRA ReView “Jonathan Star’s Tao Te Ching achieves the essential: It clarifies the meaning of the text without in the slightest reducing its mystery.” -Jacob Needleman

Table of Contents

Lao Tzu
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LAO TZU
Book One
Book Two
List of Passages for Comparison
Appendices:
1. The Problem of Authorship
2. The Nature of the Work
Chronological Table
Glossary
Notes

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