Tao Te Ching / Edition 1

Tao Te Ching / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
1582431825
ISBN-13:
9781582431826
Pub. Date:
01/02/2002
Publisher:
Counterpoint Press
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Tao Te Ching / Edition 1

The Tao Te Ching has served as a personal road map for millions of people. It is said that its words reveal the underlying principles that govern the world in which we live. Holding to the laws of nature--drawing from the essence of what all things are--it offers both a moral compass and an internal balance. A fundamental book of the Taoist, the Tao Te Ching is regarded as a revelation in its own right. For those seeking a better understanding of themselves, it provides a wealth of wisdom and insights.

Through time--from one powerful dynasty to another--many changes have been made to the original Chinese text of the Tao Te Ching. Over the last century, translators have added to the mix by incorporating their interpretations. While jackhammering its original text, some have created beautiful versions of the Tao Te Ching in the name of poetic license. Others have relied on variant forms of the original, while still others have added their own philosophical spins to the material. For those readers who are looking for a purer interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, researcher Patrick Michael Byrne has produced a translation that is extremely accurate, while capturing the pattern and harmony of the original. Here is a Tao Te Ching that you can enjoy, understand, and value.

Patrick Michael Byrne, PhD, received his undergraduate degree in Asian studies and philosophy from Dartmouth College, a certification from Beijing Teachers University, his master’s degree from Cambridge University, and his doctorate in philosophy from Stanford University. He has served as a visiting lecturer at both Dartmouth and the Beijing Normal University. Dr. Byrne is currently Chief Executive Officer of Overstock.com, a successful internet site. He travels extensively throughout the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582431826
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 01/02/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.34(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
Book 13
Book 243
List of Passages for Comparison89
Appendices
1The Problem of Authorship90
2The Nature of the Work104
Chronological Table115
Glossary116
Notes126

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