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May 30, 1964
| ISBN 9780140441314
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May 30, 1964 | ISBN 9780140441314
Traditionally attributed to Lao Tzu, an older contemporary of Confucius (551 – 479 BC), it is now thought that the work was compiled in about the fourth century BC. An anthology of wise sayings, it offers a model by which the individual can live rather than explaining the human place in the universe. The moral code it encourages is based on modesty and self-restraint, and the rewards reaped for such a life are harmony and flow of life.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Lao Tzu, whose name means “Old Master,” was a contemporary of Confucius in the sixth century B.C.E. and the founder of the philosophical tradition of Taoism.
“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.” –NAPRA ReView “Jonathan Star’s Tao Te Ching achieves the essential: It clarifies the meaning of the text without in the slightest reducing its mystery.” -Jacob Needleman
Lao Tzu ” cellpadding=”0″ cellspacing=”5″ border=”0″Introduction
LAO TZUBook OneBook TwoList of Passages for ComparisonAppendices:1. The Problem of Authorship2. The Nature of the WorkChronological TableGlossaryNotes
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