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  • Paperback: 58 pages
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books (5 July 2012)
  • ASIN: B008NXBQMM
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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By Tat on 14 Mar. 2013
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Such a true words of wisdom! A lovely book to keep going back to it! Face your demons book and opens your mind.
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I bought it for my father-in-law, he said it is easy to read and make sense.
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By MissK on 9 Aug. 2014
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A lot of wisdom which is as relevant today as it was then, worth a read
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The BEST version of the Tao te Ching for casual study 4 Dec. 2008
By Joe Z - Published on Amazon.com
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For starters, there was no person, Lao Tzu, no one knows how "his" name was spelled, nor can the experts agree on the correct title of "his" work. Is it Tao te Ching? Tao teh King? No one knows.

The Tao te Ching is a collection of aphorisms, little bits of wisdom collected by, arguably, many writers. The most popular and enduring translation is by Legge, though, truth be told, after 40 or so years of study, there is still a lot in his version that I just don't get.

And while I'm a serious student of Taoism, Giles is the book I recommend to my non-Taoist friends. Not that it's a shallow bit of fluff. It isn't. Some of Giles' translation is as obscure as it gets, but he's taken the time to group the material into categories. So there's a cohesiveness to the work. Unlike the original which jumps all over the place, a further indication of its many authors.

Finally, while his translation is not perfectly accurate in an academic sense, it retains a certain mystical quality, almost poetic, that direct translations often lose. Compared to Legge, reading Giles' Tao a pleasure not a chore.

Five stars for sure!
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AWESUM WORDS OF WISDOM!! 6 Dec. 2012
By cindi10 - Published on Amazon.com
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You dont need to be of any certain religious belief-system to LV the wonderful, thought-provoking ideas in this book!! Much encouragement/enlightenment can be garnered by anyone blessed to read it!!!
A Must Read for all Seekers 23 Jun. 2014
By Carol Mckenna - Published on Amazon.com
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All the answers we seek are within ourselves ~ all we need to do is listen and this book helps one to understand that principle a whole lot more than I can do.
Great book 2 April 2014
By Conrad Spirrison - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a translation of one of the finest pieces of philosophy and literature ever written. My personal preference is to have the footnotes at the bottom of each page rather than at the end of a section.
Do not do 5 Jan. 2014
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Long before Yoda advised "there is no try" Lao Tzu was telling his contemporaries there is no "do." The Tao, he says, is inaction, is allowing nature to take its course. Yet he also said famously that the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
I am not going to critique Tao here because I am woefully in this world and have a hard time ignoring it. There is wisdom here but it is not obvious wisdom.
The translation is clear and vivid and lovely. If you are interested in Chinese philosophy this is a good first step in that thousand mile journey.
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