Tao Te Ching: The Classic Book of Integrity and The Way
A landmark translation of one of the most popular works of world literture, this edition of the Tao Te Ching is based on the Ma-wang-tui manuscripts.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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action Afterword ancient Chinese Arjuna Arthur Waley attained unity beginning Bhagavad Gitd body Brahman Buddhist called ch'i chapter character China Chinese languages classical Chinese close cognate commentary commentators concept Confucian Confucius cosmic derived desire English word Eternal integrity fulfills his purpose heart heaven and earth implies interpreted key terms Krishna Lao Tzu later lines literally lndian texts longevity Ma-wang-tui manuscripts Master Chuang means mind modern standard Mandarin myriad creatures nonaction nonbeing Old Master one’s oral person of superior pronounced reason received text religion righteousness roughly ruler sage Sanskrit sayings scripture second century B.C. silk manuscript Sinitic languages sinological sinologist sounds startling Sufism Tao Te Ching Tao Te Citing Tao Te Cliing Taoism and Yoga third century B.C. Thirty spokes converge thought tradition trans translation understand unhewn log University Upanisad valley versions vital breath Wang Pi wang-tui manuscripts written Yoga and Taoism Yogic