Tao Te Ching

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AuthorHouse, 2010 - Philosophy - 176 pages
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Tao Te Ching: Original Text and A Modern Interpretation by Yuan Zhiming English Translation by Daniel Baida Su and Chen Shangyu Among hundreds of English translation and thousands of Chinese interpretation of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, Yuan Zhiming offers a unique perspective - seeing Lao Tzu from the vintage point of the ancient Hebrew Bible. This is a dawning moment in the history of Lao Tzu interpretation. Historically, there have always been huge differences from one interpretation to another, each tinted with individual interpreter's specific world view, mostly from the view point of Confucianism, Buddhism, Legalism, Militarism, Yin and Yang, Neo-Confucianism, Marxism, and so on. Only in the light of the Bible, the mysterious and profound Tao becomes visible, touchable, explicit, and understandable. Yuan Zhiming describes his enlightenment: "When I enter into Tao, experiencing the magnificent and miraculous divinity through the life of Jesus, there seems a ray of brilliant light illuminating Lao Tzu, enabling me to recognize the inner meaning behind each of Lao Tzu's word." Yuan Zhiming firmly believes that there must be a spiritual source which links the ancient Hebrew civilization with the ancient Chinese civilization, and with all other ancient civilizations. This source is unquestionably originated from the One who sets all nations on one planet (Earth) and that One is Logos - Tao. Tao is universal. The universal Tao will illuminate all heart in the East and the West.
 

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Contents

Preface
7
Chapter 1
12
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38
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Chapter 38
84
Chapter 40
90
Chapter 42
94
Chapter 44
98
Chapter 52
111
Chapter 54
115
Chapter 56
119
Chapter 58
123

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Chapter 28
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Chapter 36
80
Chapter 60
127
Chapter 62
131
Chapter 64
136
Chapter 66
141
Chapter 68
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Chapter 69
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Chapter 70
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Chapter 72
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Chapter 74
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Chapter 76
159
Chapter 78
163
Chapter 80
167
Index
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Yuan Zhiming, a brilliant scholar of Chinese philosophy and an enlightened student of Jesus, is the author of eleven books and director of three documentary film series on Chinese culture and Christianity, including Cross: Jesus in China. He is also one of the script writers of the acclaimed TV series River Elegy, which provided the spiritual seeds for the famous Tiananmen Square Student Demonstration in China on June 4, 1989. Yuan Zhiming is the founder and Chief Director of China Soul for Christ Foundation. His work has inspired and influenced millions of people and has helped to change the lives of countless individuals."Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching (or Dao De Jing in pinyin romanization) is one of the most renowned classics of Chinese literature and philosophy, appealing to audiences in both the East and West. Many have wondered whether there is any connection between the Tao Te Ching and the wisdom of the Bible. Yuan Zhiming, a Chinese Christian who has long studied the classic of Taoism, offers his own interpretation after years of study and research." Comments David Aikman, a 23-year foreign correspondent at Time Magazine, former Beijing Bureau Chief and Aikman is an award-winning journalist and the author of Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity is Transforming China and Changing the World Balance of Power (Regnery Publishing, 2006).

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