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Lao-Tzu's Taoteching: With Selected Commentaries from the Past 2,000 Years

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"This is a manifesto of a life lived in relationship with the natural rhythms of creation, an existence not spent in scrabbling after success in the accepted ways of the world, but one of serenity, reflection, and inherent, natural, unbiased kindness and openness to all things as they rise and fall in their natural progression." Chris Faatz, Powells.com (read the entire Powells.com review)

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Lao-tzu's Taoteching is an essential volume of world literature, and Red Pine's nuanced and authoritative English translation — reissued and published with the Chinese text en face — is one of the best-selling versions. What sets this volume apart from other translations are its commentaries by scores of Taoist scholars, poets, monks, recluses, adepts, and emperors spanning more than two thousand years. "I envisioned this book," Red Pine notes in his introduction, "as a discussion between Lao-tzu and a group of people who have thought deeply about his text."

Lao-tzu (ca. 600 BCE) was a Chinese sage who Confucius called a dragon among men. He served as Keeper of the Royal Archives and authored the Taoteching.

Red Pine is one of the world's foremost translators of Chinese literary and religious texts.

Review:

"A refreshing new translation. . . . Highly recommended." Library Journal

Review:

"With its clarity and scholarly range, this version of the Taoteching works as both a readable text and a valuable resource of Taoist interpretation." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Read it in confidence that it comes as close as possible to expressing the Chinese text in English." Victor Mair, professor of Chinese studies, University of Pennsylvania >

Synopsis:

Revised and re-translated, Red Pine's best-selling and authoritative translation of Taoteching is now--vitally--available once again.

Synopsis:

A refreshing new translation. . . . Highly recommended.--Library Journal

With its clarity and scholarly range, this version of the Taoteching works as both a readable text and a valuable resource of Taoist interpretation.--Publishers Weekly

Read it in confidence that it comes as close as possible to expressing the Chinese text in English.--Victor Mair, professor of Chinese studies, University of Pennsylvania

Lao-tzu's Taoteching is an essential volume of world literature, and Red Pine's nuanced and authoritative English translation--reissued and published with the Chinese text en face--is one of the best-selling versions. What sets this volume apart from other translations are its commentaries by scores of Taoist scholars, poets, monks, recluses, adepts, and emperors spanning more than two thousand years. I envisioned this book, Red Pine notes in his introduction, as a discussion between Lao-tzu and a group of people who have thought deeply about his text.

Sages have no mind of their own

their mind is the mind of the people

to the good they are good

to the bad they are good

until they become good

to the true they are true

to the false they are true

until they become true . . .

Lao-tzu (ca. 600 BCE) was a Chinese sage who Confucius called a dragon among men. He served as Keeper of the Royal Archives and authored the Taoteching.

Red Pine is one of the world's foremost translators of Chinese literary and religious texts.

About the Author

Red Pine (aka Bill Porter) is one of the world's leading translators of Chinese literary and religious texts. After dropping out of a Columbia University Ph.D. program, Red Pine moved to a Buddhist monastery in Taiwan; he eventually became a popular radio journalist in Hong Kong, famous for his descriptions of traveling around mainland China. Lao-tzu (ca. 600 BCE) was a Chinese sage who Confucius called "a dragon among men." He served as Keeper of the Royal Archives and authored of one of the world's most cherished spiritual and poetic texts, the Tao Te Ching.

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ISBN:
9781556592904
Author:
Tzu, Lao
Publisher:
Copper Canyon Press
Translator:
Pine, Red
Author:
Laozi
Author:
Pine, Red
Subject:
Taoism
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy, chinese
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Taoism
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20091101
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
9.1 x 6.1 x 0.7 in 11 oz

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Product details 200 pages Copper Canyon Press - English 9781556592904 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "This is a manifesto of a life lived in relationship with the natural rhythms of creation, an existence not spent in scrabbling after success in the accepted ways of the world, but one of serenity, reflection, and inherent, natural, unbiased kindness and openness to all things as they rise and fall in their natural progression." (read the entire Powells.com review)
"Review" by , "A refreshing new translation. . . . Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "With its clarity and scholarly range, this version of the Taoteching works as both a readable text and a valuable resource of Taoist interpretation."
"Review" by , "Read it in confidence that it comes as close as possible to expressing the Chinese text in English." Victor Mair, professor of Chinese studies, University of Pennsylvania >
"Synopsis" by ,
Revised and re-translated, Red Pine's best-selling and authoritative translation of Taoteching is now--vitally--available once again.
"Synopsis" by , A refreshing new translation. . . . Highly recommended.--Library Journal

With its clarity and scholarly range, this version of the Taoteching works as both a readable text and a valuable resource of Taoist interpretation.--Publishers Weekly

Read it in confidence that it comes as close as possible to expressing the Chinese text in English.--Victor Mair, professor of Chinese studies, University of Pennsylvania

Lao-tzu's Taoteching is an essential volume of world literature, and Red Pine's nuanced and authoritative English translation--reissued and published with the Chinese text en face--is one of the best-selling versions. What sets this volume apart from other translations are its commentaries by scores of Taoist scholars, poets, monks, recluses, adepts, and emperors spanning more than two thousand years. I envisioned this book, Red Pine notes in his introduction, as a discussion between Lao-tzu and a group of people who have thought deeply about his text.

Sages have no mind of their own

their mind is the mind of the people

to the good they are good

to the bad they are good

until they become good

to the true they are true

to the false they are true

until they become true . . .

Lao-tzu (ca. 600 BCE) was a Chinese sage who Confucius called a dragon among men. He served as Keeper of the Royal Archives and authored the Taoteching.

Red Pine is one of the world's foremost translators of Chinese literary and religious texts.

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