Tao Te Ching

A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin,Jerome P. Seaton

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590307445

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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Chinese classic by well known best selling author.

Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834824639

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 1913

No other English translation of this greatest of the Chinese classics can match Ursula Le Guin's striking new version. Le Guin, best known for thought-provoking science fiction novels that have helped to transform the genre, has studied the Tao Te Ching for more than forty years. She has consulted the literal translations and worked with Chinese scholars to develop a version that lets the ancient text speak in a fresh way to modern people, while remaining faithful to the poetic beauty of the work. Avoiding scholarly interpretations and esoteric Taoist insights, she has revealed the Tao Te Ching's immediate relevance and power, its depth and refreshing humor, in a way that shows better than ever before why it has been so much loved for more than 2,500 years. Included are Le Guin's own personal commentary and notes on the text. This new version is sure to be welcomed by the many readers of the Tao Te Ching as well as those coming to the text for the first time.

Der Lauf des Wassers

die Lebensweisheit des Taoismus

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783458346395

Category: Taoism

Page: 213

View: 8683

The Way and Its Power

A Study of the Tao Tê Ching and Its Place in Chinese Thought

Author: The Arthur Waley Estate,Arthur Waley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136577211

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 264

View: 7557

First published in 1934. Unlike previous translations, this translation of Lao Tzu's Tao Tê Ching is based not on the medieval commentaries but on a close study of the whole of early Chinese literature.

The Classic of the Way and Virtue

A New Translation of the Tao-te Ching of Laozi as Interpreted by Wang Bi

Author: Laozi,Richard John Lynn

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231105804

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 3670

A new translation of the Tao-te Ching of Laozi as interpreted by Wang Bi--whose commentaries following each statement flesh out the text so that it speaks to the modern Western reader as it has to Asians for centuries.

The Way And Its Power; A Study Of The Tao Tê Ching

Author: Laozi

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1786257904

Category: History

Page: 237

View: 8111

First published in 1934, this translation of Lao Tzu's Tao Tê Ching—unlike previous translations—is based not on the medieval commentaries, but on a close study of the whole of early Chinese literature. The Tao Tê Ching, along with the Zhuangzi, is a fundamental text for both philosophical and religious Taoism, and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism, Confucianism, and Chinese Buddhism. Many Chinese artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and even gardeners, have used the Tao Tê Ching as a source of inspiration. Its influence has also spread widely outside East Asia, and is among the most translated works in world literature.

A New Way of Thinking, A New Way of Being

Author: Wayne W. Dyer, Dr.

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401926816

Category: Self-Help

Page: 370

View: 4042

This beautiful book offers you an opportunity to internalize and directly experience the great wisdom of the Tao Te Ching, a collection of 81 verses authored by Chinese prophet Lao-tzu 25 centuries ago. The words Tao Te Ching translate to "living and applying the Great Way." The Tao is considered by many scholars to be the wisest book ever written, and it encourages you to change your life by literally changing the way you think. Within these pages, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has broken down the verses into bite-size pieces so that you can slowly absorb these powerful thoughts and imprint them into your consciousness. Working with one concept at a time, you will come to know the truth behind the ancient Tao observation: When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.


Author: Laozi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783720521116


Page: 91

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Tao Te Ching

Classic of the Way's Virtues

Author: Lao Tzu

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781532730238


Page: 138

View: 3833

Updated translation of the most ancient text in Taoism. This text is the foundation for Taoism and lends powerful wisdom to the student of Tao. Written by Lao Tzu in the 6th Century B.C. the Tao, or the "Way" focuses on harmony and balance with one's existence and surroundings. The Tao Te Ching has been an inspiring piece of work for many artists and philosophers throughout history. The Tao Te Ching also influenced other forms of Eastern Philosophy including Confucianism, and Chinese Buddhism and stands as one of the oldest religious and spiritual texts in the world.

The Way of Life

A New Translation of the Tao Tê Ching

Author: Laozi,Raymond Bernard Blakney

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9780451527943

Category: Philosophy

Page: 134

View: 8134

Tao Te Ching, here translated under the title The Way of Life, is ancient China's great contribution to the literature of philosophy, religion, and mysticism.Tao Te Ching contains the time-honored teachings of Taosim and brings a message of living simply, finding contentment with a minimun of comfort, and prizing culture above all else.This is the classic translation of the eighty-one poems constituting an Eastern classic, the mystical and moral teachings of which have profoundly influenced the sacred scriptures of many religions.

The Tao Te Ching, Eighty-one Maxims from the Father of Taoism

Author: Colin Bradshaw-Jones,Laozi,Lao Tzu

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1847282083

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 5130

'The Tao that can be trodden is not the enduring and Unchanging Tao. The name that can be named is not the enduring and unchanging name.' So begins one of the most important spiritual books on the planet. The Tao Te Ching, the second most translated book in the world, was written by the father of Taoism, Lao Tzu. It contains a series of maxims, sayings, or truths, which are best absorbed slowly, over a period of time. Anyone with an interest in personal or spiritual growth should own a copy of this book. Its worth is immense.

The Tao of Gardening

A Collection of Inspirations Based on Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching

Author: Pamela K. Metz

Publisher: Green Dragon Books

ISBN: 089334740X

Category: Gardening

Page: 184

View: 2097

Most books on gardening are read for information. Those books provide important details on the "do’s" and "don’ts" of growing things. This book, The Tao of Gardening, is to be read for inspiration. Using English translations of the classic Tao Te Ching by the Chinese sage, Lao Tzu, the author has adapted the words and concepts to the universal human activities of gardening. Rod MacIver, in Heron Dance, writes "The Tao Te Ching is a poem, a book, set of guideposts, leading to a way of being that is simple, and that is harmonious. It celebrates the workings of nature and of the universe, the cycles of life, the cycles of water. Taoism grew out of pre-dynastic China, a time when people lived close to the land. It is a philosophy more than a religion - rather than attempting to define the Great Mystery, it espouses humble acceptance, gentleness and non-interference. The Tao is about a harmony that can be more often sensed than described or understood." The Tao of Gardening then, is a way of gardening that is a journey and a way of living. It recognizes the inner and outer spiritual dimensions of the many parts that make up the whole of gardening.

The Teachings of Lao-Tzu

The Tao-Te Ching

Author: Laozi,Paul Carus

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312261092

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 9479

An illustrated collection of the philosophical teachings of LaoTzu, the Tao-Te Ching, discusses the central Taoist idea of living in harmony with the universe.


Reflections on the Great Barrier Reef

Author: Rosaleen Love

Publisher: Joseph Henry Press

ISBN: 0309072603

Category: Science

Page: 276

View: 5223

Located off Australia's eastern coast, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the wonders of the natural world. The diversity of life is simply incredible. It is also the ideal environment for coral, making it a diver's paradise. Indeed, some 200 million tourists visit the reef each year. Looking beyond the sheer beauty of this place, we learn, too, that it is a region rich in history, the setting for fateful shipwrecks and exotic Aboriginal myths. Australian writer Rosaleen Love explores the reef from all these angles, allowing us to see this stunning geography anew. Part travelogue, part eco-history, Reefscape represents multiple views of the reef - through the eyes of mariners, pearl divers, naturalists, filmmakers, pirates, industrialists, and tourists alike- painting a fascinating portrait of a unique locale. Told in a reflectively poetic voice, Love writes evocatively of the ecological, and geological significance of the reef. Woven throughout is the intriguing history of the area. This twofold approach provides a rich perspective on the reef an ecosystem as well as a natural resource for its inhabitants. By recounting both tales, Reefscape provides a window on the past and foreshadows the future of this extraordinary environment. Reefscape will illuminate the meaning of the human encounter with nature. It will inspire delight in the imagination and spirit of all who yearn for the transcendence of turquoise waters.

The Tao Te Ching

A Zen Poet's View

Author: D. R. Streeter

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423600039

Category: Philosophy

Page: 104

View: 8241

A Vibrant interpretation of the classic text using Lao Tzu's chosen mode of expression, poetry

Dao de Jing

Author: Laozi,Burton Watson,Stephen Addiss,Stanley Lombardo

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872202320

Category: Religion

Page: 106

View: 3298

Tao Te Ching, also commonly known as Lao Tzu, is one of the most important Chinese classics and has had great influence on Chinese thought. It is regarded as the bible of Taoism and is by far the most frequently translated Chinese classic, with over thirty translations into English alone.

Vital Signs

Psychological Responses to Ecological Crisis

Author: Mary-Jayne Rust,Nick Totton

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1780499841

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 5272

'"Vital signs" are, of course, the basic physiological measures of functioning which health practitioners use to assess the gravity of a patient's predicament. This anthology focuses not so much on our physical predicament, with so many of the Earth's systems severely stressed and beginning to fail - there are plenty of other places to read about this Instead we focus on our psychological predicament, as news of the situation slowly penetrates our defences and we struggle as individuals and as a society to find an adequate response. By "vital signs" we also mean signs that such a response is beginning to take shape: signs of hope, signs of healing.We feel that ecopsychology in Britain has a distinctive voice and unique contributions to make. In doing so, we hope to facilitate debate and dialogue within the field, in the hope that this will lead eventually to more developed theory and practice. Things are still at quite an early stage in the construction of ecopsychology as a discipline, and the articulation of relationships of compatibility or incompatibility between various approaches. It will take time for the field to reach maturity, to agree on terminology (or agree to use different terminologies), and to develop organisational forms. This is a familiar process for any new way of looking at things.At the same time as recognising this slow maturation, we are of course equally aware of the extraordinary urgency of the external situation which it is one of the missions of ecopsychologists to address. While there would in theory still be an important role for ecopsychology if we were not facing environmental meltdown - exploring the complex relationships between human and other-than-human, and the therapeutic value of bringing the two together - in practice ecopsychology has been completely shaped by a sense of catastrophic loss, of the irreversible destruction of complexity and the impending threat to the systems which sustain life on this planet.From this point of view, ecopsychology is part of a much larger movement seeking to develop awareness of climate change together with all the other developing ecological crises (pollution, over-consumption of resources, destruction of habitats, etc). What distinguishes ecopsychology from many of the other players in this larger movement, however - apart from the psychological focus itself - is a very widespread perception of human beings as just one element in the global ecosystem; and an agreement, both ethical and practical, that humanity cannot save itself by throwing other species out of the sledge. The ecosystem stands or falls as a whole, human, other-than-human, and more-than-human; and a failure to recognise this is itself a symptom of our culture's dissociation from its place in the larger whole, which is one of the causal factors leading to our current situation.Among people who have been working in this area for some time, there is a growing question: what if we fail? What if our society does not manage a transition to a carbon-free economy - and all of the other transformations of culture and practice which are required alongside this? In all probability time is getting extremely short; considerable damage to global ecosystems is already certain, and runaway "tipping point" effects are predicted by many scientists.Although awareness of this crisis is far greater than it was a decade ago, there is still little sign of a serious shift in public attitudes. Indeed in the UK, and elsewhere, ecological concerns have been eclipsed by the recent economic crisis with seemingly little recognition that of course ecological, social and economic crisis are completely interwoven. While the future can never be predicted with certainty, there is not much concrete basis for optimism. What then?'- From the Introduction

Das Seelenleben der Tiere

Liebe, Trauer, Mitgefühl - erstaunliche Einblicke in eine verborgene Welt

Author: Peter Wohlleben

Publisher: Ludwig

ISBN: 3641189802

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 4357

Das neue Buch des SPIEGEL-Bestsellerautors Fürsorgliche Eichhörnchen, treu liebende Kolkraben, mitfühlende Waldmäuse und trauernde Hirschkühe – sind das nicht Gefühle, die allein dem Menschen vorbehalten sind? Der passionierte Förster und Bestsellerautor Peter Wohlleben lehrt uns das Staunen über die ungeahnte Gefühlswelt der Tiere. Anhand neuester wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse und anschaulicher Geschichten nimmt er uns mit in eine kaum ergründete Welt: die komplexen Verhaltensweisen der Tiere im Wald und auf dem Hof, ihr emotionales und bewusstes Leben. Und wir begreifen: Tiere sind uns näher, als wir je gedacht hätten. Faszinierend, erhellend, bisweilen unglaublich!

The Second Book of the Tao

Author: Stephen Mitchell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101015993

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 6910

Enhanced by Stephen Mitchell’s illuminating commentary, the next volume of the classic manual on the art of living The most widely translated book in world literature after the Bible, Lao-tzu’s Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, is the classic manual on the art of living. Following the phenomenal success of his own version of the Tao Te Ching, renowned scholar and translator Stephen Mitchell has composed the innovative The Second Book of the Tao. Drawn from the work of Lao-tzu’s disciple Chuang-tzu and Confucius’s grandson Tzussu, The Second Book of the Tao offers Western readers a path into reality that has nothing to do with Taoism or Buddhism or old or new alone, but everything to do with truth. Mitchell has selected the freshest, clearest teachings from these two great students of the Tao and adapted them into versions that reveal the poetry, depth, and humor of the original texts with a thrilling new power. Alongside each adaptation, Mitchell includes his own commentary, at once explicating and complementing the text. This book is a twenty-first-century form of ancient wisdom, bringing a new, homemade sequel to the Tao Te Ching into the modern world. Mitchell’s renditions are radiantly lucid; they dig out the vision that’s hiding beneath the words; they grab the text by the scruff of the neck—by its heart, really—and let its essential meanings fall out. The book introduces us to a cast of vivid characters, most of them humble artisans or servants, who show us what it means to be in harmony with the way things are. Its wisdom provides a psychological and moral acuity as deep as the Tao Te Ching itself. The Second Book of the Tao is a gift to contemporary readers, granting us access to our own fundamental wisdom. Mitchell’s meditations and risky reimagining of the original texts are brilliant and liberating, not least because they keep catching us off-guard, opening up the heavens where before we saw a roof. He makes the ancient teachings at once modern, relevant, and timeless. Listen to a special podcast with Stephen Mitchell:

The Secret Teachings of the Tao Te Ching

Author: Mantak Chia,Tao Huang

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594777888

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 9586

Reveals techniques for achieving spiritual immortality through an in-depth exploration of Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching • Includes practices and meditations for living in harmony with the Tao (universal essence) and Te (kind action) • Reveals the integration of heavenly and human power in the mystic field within us • Presents Tao Huang's English translation of the Tao Te Ching from the original Chinese Mawangdui text unearthed in 1973 For over 2,500 years the words of the Tao Te Ching, the primary scripture of Laoism and Taoism, have been regarded as among the greatest treasures of the world. Lao-tzu, whose name means “the ancient child,” wrote these brief but essential verses that have both confounded and conferred blessings on humankind. Now Taoist masters Mantak Chia and Tao Huang guide readers through the origins of this philosophy, the meaning behind its 5,000 pictographs, and the way of living that generations have followed. While the text of the Tao Te Ching has been passed down in literary form for generations, the essence of the text can be understood only through heart awakening--a true integration of body and mind--made possible with the insights and exercises in this book. The authors analyze Lao-tzu's teachings, line by line, and offer meditations, interpretations, and practical illustrations that clarify the true meaning and purpose of this classic text.