Tao Te Ching: With Over 150 Photographs by Jane English

Tao Te Ching: With Over 150 Photographs by Jane English by Lao Tzu 0307949303 9780307949301
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For nearly two generations, this translation of the Tao Te Ching has been the standard for those seeking access to the wisdom of Taoist thought. Now Jane English and her long-time editor, Toinette Lippe, have refreshed and revised the translation, so that it more faithfully reflects the Classical Chinese in which it was first written, while taking into account changes in our own language and eliminating any lingering infelicities. This beautiful oversized edition features over a hundred new photographs by Jane English that help express the vast spirit of the Tao. Also included is an introduction by the well-known writer and scholar of philosophy and comparative religion, Jacob Needleman.<br /> <br /> Lao Tsu’s philosophy is simple: Accept what is in front of you without wanting the situation to be other than it is. Study the natural order of things and work with it rather than against it, for to try to change what is only sets up resistance. Nature provides everything without requiring payment or thanks. It does so without discrimination. So let us present the same face to everyone and treat them all as equals, however they may behave. If we watch carefully, we will see that work proceeds more quickly and easily if we stop trying, if we stop putting in so much extra effort, if we stop looking for results. In the clarity of a still and open mind, truth will be reflected. Te-which may be translated as virtue or strength-lies always in Tao meaning the way or natural law. In other words: Simply be.

Author: Lao Tzu

Language: English

Edition: Bilingual

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 184

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 2011-11-01


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