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Tao TE Ching [NOOK Book]

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The enduring wisdom of the Tao Te Ching can become a companion
for your own spiritual journey.
Reportedly written by a sage named Lao Tzu over 2,500 years ago, the Tao Te Ching is one of the most succinct-and yet among the most profound-spiritual texts ever written. Short enough to read in an afternoon, subtle enough to study for a lifetime, the Tao Te Ching distills into razor-sharp poetry centuries of ...
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Tao TE Ching

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Overview

The enduring wisdom of the Tao Te Ching can become a companion
for your own spiritual journey.
Reportedly written by a sage named Lao Tzu over 2,500 years ago, the Tao Te Ching is one of the most succinct-and yet among the most profound-spiritual texts ever written. Short enough to read in an afternoon, subtle enough to study for a lifetime, the Tao Te Ching distills into razor-sharp poetry centuries of spiritual inquiry into the Tao-the "Way" of the natural world around us that reveals the ultimate organizing principle of the universe.
Derek Lin's insightful commentary, along with his new translation from the original Chinese-a translation that sets a whole new standard for accuracy-will inspire your spiritual journey and enrich your everyday life. It highlights the Tao Te Ching's insights on simplicity, balance, and learning from the paradoxical truths you can see all around you: finding strength through flexibility (because bamboo bends, it is tough to break); achieving goals by transcending obstacles (water simply flows around rocks on its way to the sea); believing that small changes bring powerful results (a sapling, in time, grows into a towering tree).
Now you can experience the wisdom and power of Lao Tzu's words even if you have no previous knowledge of the Tao Te Ching. SkyLight Illuminations provides insightful yet unobtrusive commentary that describes helpful historical background, explains the Tao Te Ching's poetic imagery, and elucidates the ancient Taoist wisdom that will speak to your life today and energize your spiritual quest.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Hits the mark! A native speaker of both Chinese and English, Lin adeptly bridges the gap between translation and interpretation ... applying [2,500-year-old teachings] to our modern world. Don't miss this book if you want ancient knowledge that can change life for the better today."
Edward Monaghan, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

“A magnificent presentation of arguably the most perfect and complete spiritual teaching ever published, the Tao Te Ching. An absolute must in any home library, no matter what tradition one follows.”
Rabbi David A. Cooper, author of God is a Verb

“Lin’s unique rendering captures the spiritual wisdom, poetic grace and immense practicality of this classic text. Will illuminate your way regardless of the path you follow.”
Philip Goldberg, author of Roadsigns: On the Spiritual Path—Living at the Heart of Paradox

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000922811
  • Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/1/2006
  • Series: SkyLight Illuminations
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 204,544
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Derek Lin is director of Tao Studies at the Great Tao Foundation of America and is an active speaker and educator on the Tao Te Ching and Tao spirituality. He also serves as webmaster of www.taoism.net, a leading resource for the Tao on the Internet.

Lama Surya Das, one of the foremost Western Buddhist leaders and teachers, is author of the best-selling Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World and other books. Founder of the Dzogchen Meditation Centers in America, he also organizes the Western Buddhist Teachers Conferences with the Dalai Lama.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Lama Surya Das vii
Introduction xi
A Note on the Translation xxiii

Tao Te Ching 1

Notes 165
Acknowledgments 167
Suggestions for Further Reading 169

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    Probably the Best English Translation To Date

    Derek Lin actually speaks Chinese vs. other translators who had to kearn Chinese in order to translate. This does not detract from the validity of other translations of the Tao The Ching. It simply means that for accurcy sake, Derek Lin has painstakingly considered all current and possible interpretations and with his own Chinese history has presented us with a most accurate translation. And where there might be conflicts of any kind, he points those out to you and then explains why he went with the interpretation of the word or context he finally settled on. So in that regard this work might also be the most honest work presented regarding an English translation of what I refer to as the most sacred of all scriptures. Thank you Mr. Lin for giving those of us on the path a flashlight, if you will, with fresh batteries in it to see our way more clearly.

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