#DailyBookQuote : 12Jul13
– Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching
The Tao Te Ching has served as a personal road map for millions of people. It is said that its words reveal the underlying principles that govern the world in which we live. Holding to the laws of nature, drawing from the essence of what all things are, it offers both a moral compass and an internal balance. A fundamental book of the Taoist, the Tao Te Ching is regarded as a revelation in its own right. For those seeking a better understanding of themselves, it provides a wealth of wisdom and insights. Through time, from one powerful dynasty to another, many changes have been made to the original Chinese text of the Tao Te Ching. Over the last century, translators have added to the mix by incorporating their interpretations. While jack-hammering its original text, some have created beautiful versions of the Tao Te Ching in the name of poetic license. Others have relied on variant forms of the original, while still others have added their own philosophical spins to the material.
- Author Robert M. Jankel’s Blog on Tao Te Ching and Other Things (kimlunansky.wordpress.com)
- Taoist Lit. (alexandradelrosario.wordpress.com)
- Letting things take their course (inspiritational.wordpress.com)