Monday, November 1, 2010

Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching Review

this is probably my favorite translation for a gift. this book is an especially nice "way" to introduce the Tao to someone new to ancient Chinese philosophy. this time i ordered from Amazon and i think it must have been sent by water buffalo, as it arrived much later than anticipated .... but then, what's late and what is early?

Tao Te Ching Overview

Worldly yet wise, spiritual yet practical, the Tao Te Ching is beloved by seekers all the world over. As Huston Smith says, "A testament to humanity's at-home-ness in the universe, it can be read in half an hour or a lifetime." This new edition features a clear, lucid, and poetic translation accessible to contemporary readers.

Tao Te Ching Specifications

Scholars say that the original Tao Te Ching is a poem. Like a poem, this version of the Tao Te Ching is not meant to be read in one breath from front to back, but is to be at intervals internalized and contemplated. Jane English's haunting black-and-white photos that undulate in and out on every page act as glycerin elixirs, helping the words slide into our souls for patient digestion. The photographs--of a glistening spider web, cloud-enveloped mountain tops, reflections on water, leaves in the sunlight--are as serenely lyrical as the ancient text, itself.

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