Synopses & Reviews
This unique edition of the Tao Te Ching features:
- the first comprehensive verbatim translation of the entire text of the Tao Te Ching;
- literal character definitions that allow the reader to create his or her own interpretation;
- a concordance section that enables the reader to track the different ways a single character is used throughout the work;
- grammatical and interpretive notes on individual terms and verses; * a unique commentary on the first verse, which represents a complete spiritual teaching in itself; and
- a literary translation of the Tao Te Ching that can be read on its own or compared with the verbatim translation.
Features both a verbatim and literary translation of the entire original text, literal character definitions, a concordance section that enables readers to track multiple character meanings, grammatical and interpretive notes, and commentary on the first verse. Reprint.
About the Author
Jonathan Star has been widely acclaimed for his translations of everything from Rumi to the Tao Te Ching to the greatest Christian mystics. Of his celebrated Rumi: In the Arms of the Beloved, Larry Dossey wrote, "Rumi would be proud of Star's luminous translations." Star lives in upstate New York.
Table of Contents
Tao Te Ching Introduction
Tao Te Ching - Translation
Notes on the Verbatim Translation
Commentary on Verse 1
Definitions, Concordance, and Wade-Pinyin Conversion
List of Radicals
Appendix: Some of the Earliest English Translations of Verse One