Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching : The Definitive Edition

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This unique edition of the Tao Te Ching features: the first comprehensive verbatim translation of the entire text of the Tao Te Ching;literal character definitions that allow the reader to create his or her own interpretation;a concordance section that enables the reader to track the different ways a single character is used throughout the work;grammatical and interpretive notes on individual terms and verses; * a unique commentary on the first verse, which represents a complete spiritual teaching in itself; anda literary translation of the Tao Te Ching that can be read on its own or compared with the verbatim translation.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 180 x 210 x 28mm | 498.95g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Jeremy P Tarcher
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 158542269X
  • 9781585422692
  • 162,417

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"It would be hard to find a fresh approach to a text that ranks only behind the Bible as the most widely translated book in the world, but Star achieves that goal. As fascinating to the casual scholar as it is for the serious student."
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About Lao Tzu

Jonathan Star has been widely acclaimed for his translations of everything from Rumi to the Tao Te Ching to the greatest Christian mystics. Of his celebrated Rumi: In the Arms of the Beloved, Larry Dossey wrote, "Rumi would be proud of Star's luminous translations." Star lives in upstate New York.
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Table of contents

Tao Te ChingIntroduction
Tao Te Ching - Translation
Verbatim Translation
Notes on the Verbatim Translation
Commentary on Verse 1
Definitions, Concordance, and Wade-Pinyin Conversion
List of Radicals
Appendix: Some of the Earliest English Translations of Verse One
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