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Tao Te Ching

The Essential Translation of the Ancient Chinese Book of the Tao
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Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Penguin Classics
 | 
November, 2019
ISBN:
9780143133803
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$24.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Here’s the original mindfulness book, in a landmark new translation by the award-winning translator of the I Ching and The Art of War in a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition, with flaps and deckle-edged paper.

The most translated book in the world after the Bible, the Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Tao, is a guide to cultivating a life of serenity and compassion. Through aphorisms and parable, it leads readers toward and evokes the Tao, or the Way: harmony with the life force of the universe. Attributed to Lao-tzu, a Chinese philosopher thought to have been 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  offers a practical model based on modesty and self-restraint for living a balanced existence and for opening your mind, freeing your thoughts, and embodying wisdom.

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 Dyer. Specially commissioned calligraphy for more than two hundred Chinese characters illustrates the book's essential themes.

Put Jade

Out of mind,

Return to Rock,

To the One,

Most precious thing of all,

Mystery of Mysteries,

Gateway to All Marvels,

Ancestor of the Myriad Things.

“A wonder and a delight. The simplicity and purity of this translation resonate directly with the original. It conveys the innermost essence of Chinese culture, drawing the reader deep into its enchantment and wisdom. Every word is charged with effortless energy—a radiant union of form and spirit.” —Tang Yuen-ha, Chinese opera artist

Publisher’s Description: 

The original mindfulness book, in a landmark new translation by the award-winning translator of the I Ching and The Art of War

A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition, with flaps and deckle-edged paper

The most translated book in the world after the Bible, the Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Tao, 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 thought to have been 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.

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