Tao Te Ching

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Courier Corporation, Jul 7, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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Tao (the Way) is one of the most profound and influential of the world's spiritual traditions, and the Tao Te Ching (The Book of the Way and Its Virtue) has left its imprint on Far Eastern philosophy, art, and literature for over two thousand years. This classic of meditative insight was an important influence on Buddhist thought. Its key tenet is wu-wei, naturalness and simplicity, a mystical path of spontaneity and noninterference that fosters individuality and spiritual freedom.
Although Taoism has declined in importance as a formal religion, its spirit of harmony and peace not only permeates art and life in the East but also continues to animate New Age consciousness in the West. This high-quality, inexpensive edition of the authoritative Legge translation will prove invaluable to seekers of enlightenment, students of Eastern religion and thought, and general readers.

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User Review  - Krishna Wiharsa - Goodreads

Great wisdom to contemplate on our existence and relationship with The One, as also teaches us to practice compassion, moderation and humility, to be in harmony with The Tao Read full review

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User Review  - Ariel - Goodreads

I read The Tao of Pooh and the Te of Piglet in high school before I read this. I read selections from it, but the first time I read it in full, this translation, was in my first semester at college ... Read full review

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Lao Tze was a major Chinese philosopher who lived from approximately 604 to 531 B.C.

Edmund Ryden teaches at Fujen University in Taiwan. He was the first director of the John Paul II Peace Institute at Fujen University and also teaches human rights at Soochow University.

James Legge (20 December 1815 - 29 November 1897) was a noted Scottish sinologist.

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