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The New Lao Tzu: A Contemporary "Tao Te Ching" [Hardcover]

Ray Grigg , Bill Gaetz
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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (Mar 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804830347
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804830348
  • Product Dimensions: 23.7 x 16.2 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,312,659 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous introduction to the Tao Te Ching 28 April 1999
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Format:Hardcover
This is a great book for two reasons. The first reason is Ray Grigg's translation of the Tao Te Ching itself. There will never be a definitive English translation, but Ray Grigg manages to bring it alive for modern Western readers. He ignores the literal sense of the original Chinese in order to convey the sense and underlying meaning of the message.
Secondly, his description of the history of the Tao Te Ching and the difficulties in translating the text provide a further valuable insight. I highly recommend this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars superior trranslation of the Tao Te Ching 13 May 1999
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
This interpretation of the Tao Te Ching is poetic, meaningful, and moving. It is in no way "new agey". This translation, in my opinion, is far superior to the Stephen Mitchell translation. I don't know why that book has so many more comments than this one. I highly recommend this version above the Mitchell book.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous introduction to the Tao Te Ching 28 April 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This is a great book for two reasons. The first reason is Ray Grigg's translation of the Tao Te Ching itself. There will never be a definitive English translation, but Ray Grigg manages to bring it alive for modern Western readers. He ignores the literal sense of the original Chinese in order to convey the sense and underlying meaning of the message.
Secondly, his description of the history of the Tao Te Ching and the difficulties in translating the text provide a further valuable insight. I highly recommend this book.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars superior trranslation of the Tao Te Ching 13 May 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This interpretation of the Tao Te Ching is poetic, meaningful, and moving. It is in no way "new agey". This translation, in my opinion, is far superior to the Stephen Mitchell translation. I don't know why that book has so many more comments than this one. I highly recommend this version above the Mitchell book.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best version I've read 7 July 2001
By B. Schmitt - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Unlike other translations I've read, this version doesn't seem stilted or precious. It's clear, digestible while preserving poetic grace and style. The introduction is well worth reading before you get to the guts of the book. I keep buying copies because I seem to give this one away a lot.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best translation I've read 16 Dec 2007
By Bryan Ferguson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I've studied many translations of the Tao Te Ching and this is the very best in my opinion. Grigg takes a few small liberties with the original texts but his version makes more sense to the Western reader. Through the years I've re-read this book over and over and it is life-changing every time. As a "student of Zen", this book also gives some insight into the foundations of what eventually has come to be Zen Buddhism. If I was ever stranded on a desert island and had to choose only one book, it would be this version by Grigg without a doubt.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent interpretation 14 Dec 2010
By Andy C. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I just finished reading this and having read at least a dozen different "translations" of the Tao Te Ching (including Gia-Fu Feng/Jane English, Rosenthal, Dyer, Hogan, McCarrol, McDonald, and Mitchell) I have to say this is one of the most accessible interpretations for the modern Westerner.

I agree with Mr. Grigg's premise that the Lao Tzu's true meaning is muffled by trying to translate it word for word from ancient Chinese. Almost every translation I've ever read admits to that problem in their preface. His interpretation (NOT translation) is one of the best.

Good for both old and new students of Lao Tzu.
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