The Tao Te Ching

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Watkins Media Limited, 2006 - Religion - 222 pages
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The Tao Te Ching is universally renowned as a sublimely poetic spiritual teaching by the legendary sage, Lao Tzu.  Its easily assimilated aphorisms provide a continuous source of spiritual nourishment, its insights on statesmanship are practical guides for our own time, and, in the West, the Taoist systems of the I Ching, Tai Chi, Qui Gong, and Feng Shui are becoming increasingly popular. Ralph Alan Dale’s brilliant translation uniquely captures, as never before, the essential meaning of this profound text.

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Lao Tzu, a Chinese philosopher, is considered to be the founder of Taoism. His birth and death dates are uncertain. According to legend, Lao Tzu was keeper of the archives at the imperial court. When he was eighty years old he set out for the western border of China, saddened and disillusioned that men were unwilling to follow the path to natural goodness. At the border, he was asked by a border guard to record his teachings before he left. These teachings were compiled into the Tao Te Ching (The Way and Its Power).

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