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

View: 8247

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: 837

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.

Tao Te Ching

Author: Laozi,Stephen Mitchell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060160012

Category: Philosophy

Page: 108

View: 6930

A new version of the classic "Book of the Way" provides a humorous manual on the art of living in keeping with the original sixth-century text

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: 3502

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.

Tao Te Ching

The New Translation from Tao Te Ching: the Definitive Edition

Author: Lao Tzu,Laozi

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781585426188

Category: Religion

Page: 103

View: 4029

A new presentation of the classic spiritual work places its eighty-one verses in an accessible format for both casual and serious students, in a new translation that seeks to illuminate the timeless relevance of its message. Original.

The Lathe of Heaven

Author: Ursula K Le Guin

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1626812624

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

View: 5197

For the first time in eBook edition comes a science fiction classic that is at once eerie and prescient, wildly entertaining and ferociously intelligent. Winner of the Nebula Award, the Hugo Award, the Locus Award, and one of the most acclaimed writers in science fiction, Ursula Le Guin’s classic novel The Lathe of Heaven imagines a world in which one man’s dreams can change all of our realities. In a world beset by climate instability and overpopulation, George Orr discovers that his dreams have the power to alter reality. Upon waking, the world he knew has become a strange, barely recognizable place, where only George has the clear memory of how it was before. He seeks counseling from Dr. William Haber, a psychiatrist who immediately understands how powerful a weapon George wields. Soon, George is a pawn in Haber’s dangerous game, where the fate of humanity grows more imperiled with every waking hour. As relevant to our current world as it was when it won the Locus Award, Ursula Le Guin’s novel is a true classic, at once eerie and prescient, wildly entertaining and ferociously intelligent.

Getting Right with Tao

A Contemporary Spin on the Tao Te Ching

Author: Ron Hogan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982473986

Category: Philosophy

Page: 110

View: 1574

A decade in the making, Ron Hogans Getting Right with Tao conveys the essence of the Tao Te Ching but with a modern, self-aware sensibility. The original pragmatic treatise on personal development gets a contemporary, Tarantinoesque gloss in eighty-one spare, stripped-down chapters. What does it mean to be alive? What do you want from life? With a unique voice and incisive style, Hogan gets right to what matters.


The Parting of the Way

Author: Holmes Welch

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807059739

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

View: 2405

This book offers a comprehensive discussion of Taoism, one of the world's major religions, as well as a study of the Tao te ching, the best known Taoist text, Lao-Tzu as a Taoist prototype.

Living the Wisdom of the Tao

The Complete Tao Te Ching and Affirmations

Author: Wayne W. Dyer

Publisher: Hay House Incorporated

ISBN: 9781401921491

Category: Religion

Page: 167

View: 5655

In this book, Dr. Dyer reviews hundreds of translations of the Tao Te Ching, or the Great Way, and writes 81 distinct essays on how to apply the ancient wisdom of Lao-tzu to todays modern world.

The Tao of Leadership

Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age

Author: John HEider

Publisher: Green Dragon Books

ISBN: 1623860199

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

View: 7418

New Updated 2nd Edition. You can't lead without this classic masterpiece. This bestselling masterpiece of practical philosophy will guide you to enhanced interpersonal relationships and the cultivation of enduring leadership qualities. Heider provides simplest and clearest advice on how to be the very best kind of leader: be faithful, trust the process, pay attention, and inspire others to become their own leaders. The Tao of Leadership is a blend of practical insight and profound wisdom, offering inspiration and advice. Often used as a Management/Leadership training text by many Fortune 500 corporations, IBM, Mitsubishi, Prudential, GE, Intel, Converse, The Israeli Intelligence Corps, and more.

Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching

A Translation of the Startling New Documents Found at Guodian

Author: Laozi,Robert G. Henricks

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231118163

Category: History

Page: 241

View: 3826

A revolutionary archaeological discovery -- considered by some to be as momentous as the revelation of the Dead Sea Scrolls -- sheds fascinating new light on one of the most important texts of ancient Chinese civilization.

The Second Book of the Tao

Compiled and Adapted from the Chuang-tzu and the Chung Yung, with Commentaries

Author: Stephen Mitchell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781594202032

Category: Philosophy

Page: 202

View: 6212

Draws on the teachings of Lao-tzu's disciple Chuang-tzu and Confucius's grandson Tzu-ssu to present a non-denominational guide to pursuing an authentic life, in a guide for modern readers that is complemented by the author's accessible commentary. 75,000 first printing.

Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching of Lao-Tzu: Book of the Way (Annotated Edition)

Author: Lao Tzu

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514831922


Page: 72

View: 4638

Chinese people are known for being philosophical. A person doesn't necessarily have to be religious in order to be philosophical. You just have to learn the best ways to live your life so that you can have a more prosperous future. A classic Chinese manual entitled "Tao Te Ching" teaches people the art of living and the path you must take in order to find fulfillment in your life. This classic Chinese text was written by a sage named Laozi, also known as Lao Tzu. Laozi means "Old Master" in Chinese. Some people like to refer to this classic Chinese text as Laozi instead of Tao Te Ching because they have so much respect for the author. The sage, Laozi, is believed to have lived around 600 B.C. In his professional life, he worked as a record keeper for the Zhou Dynasty Court. However, historians are still unsure about the exact date and time when the Tao Te Ching was actually written. The only thing they know is that the oldest Chinese texts that were excavated dates back to sometime in the late 4th century B.C. Even though they were originally written in the 6th century, the texts that were excavated in the 4th century are likely rewritten texts. The Tao Te Ching is one of the main Chinese classic texts that promote the religious and philosophical principles of Taoism. It is the most fundamental book of text that is studied by all Taoists. It is also a strong influence on other Chinese schools that teach Confucianism, Legalism and Chinese Buddhism. Chinese painters, poets, gardeners and calligraphers use the philosophies of the book as a source of inspiration. The influence of the Tao Te Ching has spread far throughout Eastern Asia and is one of the most translated books ever written in the history of literature. In Roman culture, the book was transcribed using the Wade-Giles Romanization system. They transcribed the title as "Daodejing." The words "Dao" and "Tao" both mean "the way." The words "De" and "Te" both mean inner strength or virtuosity. And finally, the words "Jing" and "Ching" mean "classic" or "the great book." Therefore, the translation of Tao Te Ching and Daodejing is said to be "The Classic Way to Inner Strength." In other words, if you learn the philosophies in this book then you will have the knowledge of finding the right path to strength and happiness. Tao Te Ching is not a long book to read by any means. It is only 5,000 Chinese characters long with about 81 very brief sections or chapters. The writing is of a classical form of Chinese called zhuanshu. As the centuries went by, the later versions were written in Lishu and Kaishu. As for the chapters, no one knows if the separated chapters were originally placed there by Laozi or if they were added later on. Some people think they were added later on as a way to help memorize the information and add commentary. The whole book is divided into two main parts. The first part is the Tao Ching, which goes from chapter 1 to chapter 37. The second part is the Te Ching, which goes from chapter 38 to chapter 81. Some even refer to this style of writing as laconic and poetic because of its brief chapters and intentional contradictions. This writing is strategic in a sense because it creates memorable phrases and then forces the reader to create their own reconciliations from all the supposed contradictions. This is why it takes some people their entire lives to fully understand the message behind the text. For others, they never fully grasp it.

Dao de Jing

The Book of the Way

Author: Laozi

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520242210

Category: History

Page: 226

View: 652

A new translation of the classic book of Chinese philosophy sheds new light on the historical and philosophical issues surrounding the text while emphasizing its universal scope.

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

View: 9869

Chinese classic by well known best selling author.

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

View: 3296

Chinese classic by well known best selling author.

The Way of Chuang Tzu (Second Edition)

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811223078

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

View: 9567

Classic writings from the great Zen master in exquisite versions by Thomas Merton, in a new edition with a preface by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Working from existing translations, Thomas Merton composed a series of his own versions of the classic sayings of Chuang Tzu, the most spiritual of Chinese philosophers. Chuang Tzu, who wrote in the fourth and third centuries B.C., is the chief authentic historical spokesperson for Taoism and its founder Lao Tzu (a legendary character known largely through Chuang Tzu’s writings). Indeed it was because of Chuang Tzu and the other Taoist sages that Indian Buddhism was transformed, in China, into the unique vehicle we now call by its Japanese name—Zen. The Chinese sage abounds in wit and paradox and shattering insights into the true ground of being. Thomas Merton, no stranger to Asian thought, brings a vivid, modern idiom to the timeless wisdom of Tao.

The Wave in the Mind

Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590300068

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

View: 5014

The author presents a collection of nonfiction writings, including essays on such topics as Tolstoy, Tolkien, women's shoes, Mark Twain, family life, and beauty, as well as autobiographical writings and reflections on the arts of reading and writing.

The Classic of the Way and Virtue

A New Translation of the Tao-Te Ching of Laozi As Interpreted by Wang Bi

Author: N.A

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231105811

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1076

The most famous and influential Taoist text, the Tao-te Ching is traditionally attributed to Lao Tzu, supposedly a contemporary of Confucius (551-471 B.C).