The New Lao Tzu: A Contemporary Tao Te Ching

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C.E. Tuttle Company, 1995 - Religion - 187 pages
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"A new interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, this book is a celebration of the Way of Harmony and Balance." "Ray Grigg transforms what has been traditionally called the Tao Te Ching, what he calls the Lao Tzu, from the mysterious to the meaningful. He accomplishes this by abandoning the historical convention of a literal reading of the Chinese texts. The result is a poetic expression of ancient wisdom in a language that readers can approach directly." "The wisdom of the Lao Tzu rests in its ability to tease confusion into insight that is beyond the confinement of intellectual understanding. Beautifully illustrated with ink drawings by Bill Gaetz, The New Lao Tzu demonstrates that living the wisdom of the Lao Tzu requires more instinct than reason, more intuition than argument."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents

The Translation Problem
110
The Question of Authorship
123
The Mawangtui Texts
132
The Contemporary Interpretation
143
The Source Translations
160
Bibliography
166
About the Author and Illustrator
189
Copyright

About the author (1995)

Grigg has been a teacher of English literary history, fine arts, cultural history, and world religions in the British Columbia senior secondary school system for over 20 years. He holds two degrees from the Univ. of British Columbia.

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