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By Lao Tzu,Red Pine

“A clean new translation. . . . hugely recommended.”—Library Journal

“With its readability and scholarly variety, this model of the Taoteching works as either a readable textual content and a priceless source of Taoist interpretation.”—Publishers Weekly

“Read it in self assurance that it comes as shut as attainable to expressing the chinese language textual content in English.”—Victor Mair, professor of chinese language experiences, college of Pennsylvania

Lao-tzu’s Taoteching is a vital quantity of worldwide literature, and pink Pine’s nuanced and authoritative English translation—reissued and released with the chinese language textual content en face—is one of many best-selling types. What units this quantity except different translations are its commentaries by way of ratings of Taoist students, poets, clergymen, recluses, adepts, and emperors spanning greater than thousand years. “I expected this book,” crimson Pine notes in his advent, “as a dialogue among Lao-tzu and a bunch of people that have idea deeply approximately his text.”

Sages haven't any brain in their own
their brain is the brain of the people
to the great they're good
to the undesirable they're good
until they turn into good
to the genuine they're true
to the fake they're true
until they turn into precise . . .

Lao-tzu (ca. six hundred BCE) used to be a chinese language sage who Confucius known as “a dragon between men.” He served as Keeper of the Royal records and authored the Taoteching.

Red Pine is among the world’s most well known translators of chinese language literary and spiritual texts.

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