Lao Tsu’s philosophy is simple: Accept what is in front of you without wanting the situation to be other than it is. Study the natural order of things and work with it rather than against it, for to try to change what is only sets up resistance. Nature provides everything without requiring payment or thanks. It does so without discrimination. So let us present the same face to everyone and treat them all as equals, however they may behave. If we watch carefully, we will see that work proceeds more quickly and easily if we stop “trying,” if we stop putting in so much extra effort, if we stop looking for results. In the clarity of a still and open mind, truth will be reflected. Te—which may be translated as “virtue” or “strength”—lies always in Tao meaning “the way” or “natural law.” In other words: Simply be.
This is the best Tao Te Ching Collection available, including the most important and famous translations, interpretations and writings about the Tao, desitned to help you achieve the strength and calming power of the Tao Te Ching; to help you achieve a stress free life, feel in control and empowered – to help you achieve all that the Tao has helped millions do for 2000 years
What Is Tao?
The Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing), known as ‘the Book of the Way of Virtue’ or ‘the Book of the Path and Power’, is a classic Chinese text, written in the 6th century Bc by the sage Lao Tzu. It is fundamental to Taoism and Chinese Buddhism. Short and easy read, its 81 verses are powerful, thought provoking and life altering.
The Themes Of The Tao
Its themes of calmness, virtue, simplicity, as well as others, have been the beginning for many to gain a new outlook on life. Unfortunately, the difficulty is the interpretation. Many editions contain only the text, sometimes only the old translations.
You Want Not Only A Translation But Explanation
Obviously, you want not only a translation, but the all-important explanation and commentary.
That is why this collection, with works are from acclaimed Taoist Experts, is designed to make Tao easy-to-understand and enjoyable, so you can take its powerful words much more quickly.
The Best Taoism Book You Can Get
In this ‘must-have’ collection you get the following translations and works:
Laotzu’s Tao And Wu Wei
From Henri Borel (Journalist, literary critic, Chinese affairs officer in the Dutch East Indies, Author of many Chinese philosophical books) and Dwight Goddard (Publisher of "Zen: A Buddhist Magazine"; Author of "A Buddhist Bible")
Describing The Mysterious
Central Teaching Of Tao
Tao Te Ching – The Principle Of Nature And Virtue
Translation and Commentary of Taoism from Frederic Balfour (Noted Chinese expert; his work is a primary source for scholars of the Tao).
Tao Te Ching - The Canon Of Reason And Virtue
From Paul Carus, Professor of Philosophy.
Returning To Simplicity
How To Maintain One’s Place
Tao Te Ching – Classic Translation
From James Legge, first Professor of Chinese at Oxford and creator of the 50 volume ‘sacred Books of the East’.
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"How to Apply Taoism in Daily Life" - Written specially for this collection, this text is a great way to start applying the principles of Tao in your life and to see the amazing results from Taoism teachings.
Myths & Legends Of China By E.T.C. Werner
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In 81 brief chapters, Lao-Tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, a serene and generous spirit, and teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao—the basic principle of the universe.
Stephen Mitchell's bestselling version has been widely acclaimed as a gift to contemporary culture.
"No one has done better in conveying Lao Tsu's simple and laconic style of writing, so as to produce an English version almost as suggestive of the many meanings intended. This is a most useful, as well as beautiful, volume—and what it has to say is exactly what the world, in its present state, needs to hear." - Alan Watts
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This translation of the Chinese classic, which was first published twenty-five years ago, has sold more copies than any of the others. It offers the essence of each word makes Lao Tsu's teaching immediate and alive.
The philosophy of Lao Tsu is simple: Accept what is in front of you without wanting the situation to be other than it is. Study the natural order of things and work with it rather than against it, for to try to change what is only sets up resistance. Nature provides for all without discrimination—therefore let us present the same face to everyone and treat all men as equals, however they may be have. If we watch carefully, we will see that work proceeds more quickly and easily if we stop looking for results. In the clarity of a still and open mind, truth will be reflected. We will come to appreciate the original meaning of the word "understand," which means "to stand under." We serve whatever or whoever stands before us, without any thought for ourselves. Te—which may be translated as "virtue" or "strength"—lies always in Tao, or "natural law." In other words: Simply be.
However, his statements, collected in one of the greatest literary works of antiquity "Tao Te Ching", can serve as a useful lesson not only for followers of mystical teachings. This guide to a calm, but happy life in harmony with yourself. This book contains the most famous and profound statements of the sage.
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