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

Author/creator Laozi author.
Other author/creatorMinford, John, translator, editor.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New York, New York : Viking, [2018]
Copyright Notice ©2018
Descriptionxxxix, 326 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Subject(s)
Uniform titleDao de jing. English
Abstract "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.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
LCCN 2018030175
ISBN9780670024988 (hardback)
ISBN0670024988 (hardback)

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Joyner General Stacks BL1900 .L26 E5 2018 ✔ Available Place Hold

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