Tao Te Ching
Lao Tzu (Author) Darrell D. Lau (Translator)
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DescriptionAn elegant, two-color, pocket-size edition of the bestselling spiritual classic in its finest translation.
May 30, 1964
5.2 X 7.7 X 0.4 inches | 0.34 pounds
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About the Author
Lao Tzu is a Chinese philosopher and founder of the Taoist religion in China. His name means 'Old Master'. He worked as a librarian at the court of Chou. When the kingdom showed signs of decay, Lao Tzu left and was never heard of again. Tao Te Ching is said to be his the principles of his philosophy. D. C. Lau read Chinese at the University of Hong Kong and in 1946 he went to Glasgow where he read philosophy.
It would be hard to find a fresh approach to a text that ranks only behind the Bible as the most widely translated book in the world, but Star achieves that goal. . . . As fascinating to the casual scholar as it is for the serious student. -NAPRA ReView Jonathan Star's Tao Te Ching achieves the essential: It clarifies the meaning of the text without in the slightest reducing its mystery. -Jacob Needleman