Tao Te Ching (Illustrated Feng/English/Lippe Translation)

Tao Te Ching (Illustrated Feng/English/Lippe Translation)

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Tao Te Ching rhedition 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
davidpwithun on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Tao Te Ching is an amazing book; how does one "review" a text that is thousands of years old, that is so deep and profound, that contains so many spiritual mysteries, and that has effected the lives of so many over the centuries? I won't even try. I will only give my own recommendation and express my own personal hope that everyone will read this book. It can be read in a single sitting, in about an hour, maybe even less; don't do that! Sit and read it slowly -- let Lao Tzu reach through the centuries and speak to you where you are. Every sentence -- every word -- is filled with meaning; sit and contemplate the Tao. I highly recommend this translation; the introduction by Needleman is excellent and extremely insightful and the commentary near the back of the book is similarly insightful and helpful. I also recommend that as soon as you finish reading the Tao Te Ching itself you take up and read Hieromonk Damascene's "Christ the Eternal Tao" --the two should always be read together.
jinuu on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I own and have read many translations of the Tao Te Ching, but this one is by far my favorite. Written in plain, common sense English, it renders the difficult philosophy accessible and easier to understand.
gbill on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Profound writing, and I love this edition for including the chinese characters and beautiful photography.Ch. 20 is my favorite:"Give up learning, and put an end to your troubles.Is there a difference between yes and no?Is there a difference between good and evil?Must I fear what others fear? What nonsense!Other people are contented, enjoying the sacrificial feast of the ox.In spring some go to the park, and climb the terrace,But I alone am drifting, not knowing where I am.Like a newborn babe before it learns to smile,I am alone, without a place to go.Others have more than they need, but I alone have nothing.I am a fool. Oh, yes! I am confused.Other men are clear and bright,But I alone am dim and weak.Other men are sharp and clever,But I alone am dull and stupid.Oh, I drift like the waves of the sea,Without direction, like the restless wind.Everyone else is busy,But I alone am aimless and depressed.I am different.I am nourished by the great mother."
abruser on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not an "easy" read but very insightful. "Tao Te Ching" is a collection of a poems that are centered around Taoist philosophy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
plain and simple--this book is wisdom for life; buy it, read it, understand it. In my opinion one of the best books that ever came from the east.