This was D.C. Lau's translation and while his expertise in the field of Chinese to English adaptation offers one of the more direct translations, his introduction/conclusions were borderline unreadable. Regardless, by using his understanding coupled with other adaptations, I fell in love with the core text.
Of every religious teaching I've read, the Tao Te Ching was the best one. It is the most enlightened I've felt after any holy text, and I know I can always fall back on these words for help whenever I need them. Unlike every other faith I've looked into, Taoism is logical, applicable, and not weird whatsoever. The amount of wisdom that these verses can initiate within anyone is infinite, and it has the potential to change your life forever. If you spent the rest of your days chilling within this space, your mental health would gently sway in the wind, and you would be a better person for it in all aspects. I know this will stand true for me.
If someone said to me that the Tao Te Ching was the best book ever written, I would be unable to argue.
Tao Te Ching Inbunden – 18 Oktober 1994
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"The power of the -Lao--tzu's imagery and, ultimately, the simplicity of its message seem to be able to overcome the problems of language and of distance in time and place, so that at the end of the twentieth century, this has become one of the most influential of texts, cherished by people in all walks of life throughout the world." -from the Introduction by Sarah Allan
The Tao Te Ching is surely the most terse and economical of the world's great religious texts. In a series of short, profound chapters, it elucidates the idea of the Tao, or the Way--an idea that in its ethical, practical and spiritual dimensions has become essential to the life of China's enormously powerful civilization. In the process of this elucidation, its author Laotzu both clarifies and deepens those central religious mysteries around which our life on earth revolves.
- ASIN : 0679433163
- Utgivare : Everyman's Library (18 Oktober 1994)
- Språk : Engelska
- Inbunden : 168 sidor
- ISBN-10 : 9780679433163
- ISBN-13 : 978-0679433163
- Rangordning för bästsäljare: #101,441 i Böcker (Visa Topp 100 i Böcker)
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