Daodejing [NOOK Book]

Overview

Of ways you may speak,
but not the Perennial Way;
By names you may name,
but not the Perennial Name.'

The best-loved of all the classical books of China and the most universally popular, the Daodejing or Classic of the Way and Life-Force is a work that defies definition. It encapsulates the main tenets of Daoism, and upholds a way of being ...
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Daodejing

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Overview

Of ways you may speak,
but not the Perennial Way;
By names you may name,
but not the Perennial Name.'

The best-loved of all the classical books of China and the most universally popular, the Daodejing or Classic of the Way and Life-Force is a work that defies definition. It encapsulates the main tenets of Daoism, and upholds a way of being as well as a philosophy and a religion. The dominant image is of the Way, the mysterious path through the whole cosmos modelled on the great Silver River or Milky Way that traverses the heavens. A life-giving stream, the Way gives rise to
all things and holds them in her motherly embrace. It enables the individual, and society as a whole, to harmonize the disparate demands of daily life and achieve a more profound level of understanding.

This new translation draws on the latest archaeological finds and brings out the word play and poetry of the original. Simple commentary accompanies the text, and the introduction provides further historical and interpretative context.
ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191607257
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 9/11/2008
  • Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 682,852
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Edmund Ryden teaches at Fujen University in Taiwan. He was the first director of the John Paul II Peace Institute at Fujen University and also teaches human rights at Soochow University.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    Cat bio

    Name: Sunclaw
    Gender: Male
    Color: Orange tabby with white paws and tail tip
    Mate: None
    Kits: None
    Age: Nearly one year
    History: Former deputy of stormclan. Everyone was inactive, so i quit.
    Parents: Unknown.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    Fawnpaw bio

    Name: look up theme song: bont have one fur collor: misty grey fur, dark grey paws, and stumach, white specks, and ocean blue eyes. Age: 9 moons old crushes: mysterypaw mate: none yet still appritice kits: toxinkit (abopted ask her why if you want) traits: happy, loveble, strong, fast, clever, and quick on her paws.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    Lightningstrike and co.

    Name: Lightningstrike. Gender: male. Pelt: black. Markings: white tabby. Eyes: silver. Mate/kits/crush: looking for mate, no kits, no crush. Family: Wildfire((sister)) Thundercrack((brother)). Theme song: Blessings by Laura Story. <br> <p> Name: Wildfire. Gender: female. Pelt: orange. Markings: multiple shades of red and gold. Eyes: blazing amber. Mate/kits/crush: nope nope nope. Family: Lightningstrike and Thundercrack(( brothers)). Theme song: Try by P!nk. <br> <p> Name: Thundercrack. Gender: male. Pelt: dark grey. Markings: light grey tabby with darker grey clouds. Eyes: gold. Mate/kits/crush: triple no. Family: Lightningstrike((brother)) Wildfire((sister)). Theme song: Already There by Casting Crowns. <br> <p> Name: Flameember. Gender: male. Pelt: red. Markings: orange and gold patches. Eyes: right eye is missing, left is blind blue. Mate/kits/crush: triple n-o. Family: Snowflakekit of BlazeClan, Flamesmoke of BloodClan. Theme song: Need You Now by Plumb. <br> <p> Name: Dragonstone. Gender: female. Pelt: grey. Markings: darker grey wing pattern, red and black tabby, a strange dragon mark of red on her haunch.. Eyes: bright yellow. Mate/kits/crush: no mate, no kits, Arrowshot is her crush. Family: unknown. Theme song: People Like Us by Kelly Clarkston. <br> <p> Name: Arrowshot. Gender: male. Pelt: tanish peach. Markings: brown tabby and tail. Eyes: kiwi green. Mate/kits/crush: no mate. No kits. Dragonstone. Family: unknown. Theme song: Forgiveness by Matthew West.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    NDSW

    Natural Disaster Survival Week begins the ninth of each month and ends sixteenth of each month. When he week is over, refer to me as leafmist or leafy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    Bio

    Name•Rosey
    History•Long, ask me personally if you really want to know.
    Abilities•Can have forearms turn into a cats paws and 7' claws. Can have legs be a cats hind legs. Can turn into a white panther. Can tame fire bur hasnt done sense she was five so not really.
    Desc•A flowery dress/a deer pelt dress, short red hair, gray cat ears and tail.
    Desc2•A white panther with jaws that can unhinge like a snakes.
    Pers•Gentle, fierce, shy, brave, caring

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    Swagstorm and Icepaws bio

    Name: Swagstorm <p> Age:im young. <p> Gender: she <p> Description:a grey and white striped pelt and blue eyes and fluffy fur<p> Crush:Cloudspots <p> Mate: None <p> Kits: Icepaw <p> Themesong: Clarity by Zedd <p> <p> Name: Icepaw <p> Age: im young <p>Description: white tom with icey blue eyes <p> crush: Bravepaw <p> mate:... <p> kits: ! <p>

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    Suneyes nd blackshadows bio

    Suneyes. Female. Honey tabby with green and gold sun shaped rim eyes. Mate is bravestorm and kits is fawnpaw and wolfpaw and two others. Theme song is awake and alive by skillet. Blackshadows. Black shadowy cat with a wispy tail. She has yellow eyes. No mate or kits. Theme song is riot by three days grace

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