Tao Te Ching: An All-New Translation

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Tao Te Ching: An All-New Translation

Format:  Hardcover,

209 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Jun 2012

ISBN-13: 9781590309919

ISBN-10: 159030991X

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Renowned translator William Scott Wilson has rendered Lao Tzu's classic in the most authentic way possible, using both the ancient text and the even older Great Seal script used during Lao Tzu's time. The result is a new and nuanced translation, accompanied by Chinese ink paintings and ancillary material. Wilson includes an introduction that tells the story of Lao Tzu, the "old man" and the "keeper of the archives," and notes to illuminate the text. He also includes two short essays--one explains the relationship between Taoism and Zen, and the other explores the roots that link the spiritual aspects of the Tao with the practice of Chinese and Japanese martial arts. Wilson's version of this ancient classic is wonderfully fresh and readable.

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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Jun 2012
ISBN-13: 9781590309919
ISBN-10: 159030991X
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 209
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.85
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.6 x 1.0 x 7.6
Walmart No.: 9781590309919

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Biography of Tzu, Lao

Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher, was a native of Chu, a southern state during the Zhou dynasty. His birth and death dates are uncertain. He is considered to be the founder of Taoism. According to legend, Lao Tzu set out on a journey to leave China. At the border, he was asked by a border guard to record his teachings. These teachings were compiled into what we know as the Tao-te-Ching, translated as the Classic of the Way and Virtue.

Chapter outline

Preface
Introduction
The Story
The Background
The Old Man and His Book
The Translation
The Interior
Key Terms of the Tao
The Perennial Philosophy
Humor
Conclusion
Tao Te Ching-The Text
The Book of the Way Verses 1-37
The Book of Virtue Verses 38-81
Further Explorations
Taoism and Zen
Taoism's Path
The First Patriarch
Seng-ts'an and the Hsin Hsin Ming-Taoist Zen or Zen Taoism?
The Tao Te Ching and the Martial Arts
The Tao Te Ching and The Art of War
The Tao and the Martial Arts of Japan
Notes
Bibliography

Book description

Renowned translator William Scott Wilson has rendered Lao Tzu's classic in the most authentic way possible, using both the ancient text and the even older Great Seal script used during Lao Tzu's time. The result is a new and nuanced translation, accompanied by Chinese ink paintings and ancillary material. Wilson includes an introduction that tells the story of Lao Tzu, the "old man" and the "keeper of the archives", and notes to illuminate the text.

He also includes two short essays—one explains the relationship between Taoism and Zen, and the other explores the roots that link the spiritual aspects of the Tao with the practice of Chinese and Japanese martial arts. Wilson's version of this ancient classic is wonderfully fresh and readable.

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