The Tao Te Ching: Annotated Edition (Paperback)
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NOTE: This is a new annotated version of the author's original translation. Originally authored over 2500 years ago, the Tao Te Ching is even more relevant today than when it was first written. Long considered to be a mystical text, many scholars now consider this classic of ancient China to be a pragmatic guide to understanding human psychology and dealing with the unnatural challenges that come with civilization. Although the Tao Te Ching has been translated countless times already, this unique new version stands out for its clarification of the implicit vagueness and poetic allusions of the original. In interpreting the text from a contemporary perspective, this version helps modern readers more easily make sense of this book's timeless, practical ideas and suggestions, and incorporate them into their own lives. Despite its utilitarian approach, the original beauty and poetry of the original book has not been sacrificed. Hence, this "Tao for Now" seeks to appeal to both the scientific- and spiritual-minded alike. A cordial introduction by the author helps explain his version's approach to the path of Tao, as well as introduce the core Taoist principles espoused in the Tao Te Ching. Additionally, simple and clear essays follow each of the 81 verses, investigating and explaining their meaning and relevance in today's world.
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