martes, junio 28, 2005

a link with the translations of the Tao Te Ching 

The following comment was left on the post below and I am including it here deserving front page attention. A link is offered with many translations to the Tao Te Ching. I wonder which would be the best to start with? (This one is nice...)

Thanks for your comment!

"The Tao Te Ching was written in China roughly 2,500 years ago at about the same time when Buddha expounded the Dharma in India and Pythagoras taught in Greece. The Tao Te Ching is probably the most influential Chinese book of all times. Its 81 chapters have been translated into English more times than any other Chinese document.

The Tao Te Ching provides the basis for the philosophical school of Taoism, which is an important pillar of Chinese thought. Taoism teaches that there is one undivided truth at the root of all things. It literally means:

= tao (the way)
= te (strength/virtue)
= ching (scripture)

Here is a link with the translations of the Tao Te Ching. It is worth reading for the simple virtues it discusses.

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I'm glad the link was useful in your pursuit of knowledge.

Christy (from the social psych class)
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