Tao te ching : annotated & explained

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TitleTao te ching : annotated & explained
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsLaozi, & Lin Derek
Date Published2006///
PublisherSkyLight Paths Pub.
Place PublishedWoodstock, Vt.
ISBN Number1594732043 9781594732041
Abstract

Written by a sage named Lao Tzu (Laozi) over 2,500 years ago, the Tao Te Ching (Dao de jing) 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, 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; achieving goals by transcending obstacles; and believing that small changes bring powerful results.--From publisher description.