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Work is probably an anthology of wise sayings compiled in about the fourth century BC As a treatise both on personal conduct and on government 道德經 dào MOBI #181 it is moral rather than myst “The Tao is always nameless” Chapter 71Trying to narrow down the philosophy of the Tao Te Ching with limiting words is to violate its primordial essence How can one describe the Universe the natural order of things the incessant flowing from being to non being the circular unity of a reality traditionally mismatched in dualistic terms The Tao Te Ching doesn’t provide answers because there needn’t be uestions just the harmony of moulding to the landscape rather than trying to impose a particular shape on itThe Tao Te Ching is the route in itself the path to emptying the human mind of ambitions schemes and desires and allow it to be flooded with the smoothness of humility and the exhilarating liberation of a simple lifeThe Tao Te Ching exults the feminine yin over the masculine yang in the eternal interdependence of opposites identifying its indwelling suppleness with the intrinsic elements of the Tao “The great state should be like a river basinThe mixing place of the worldThe feminine of the worldThe feminine always overcomes the masculine by its softnessBecause softness is lesser” Chapter 61Thus the Tao cannot be expressed it has no name it is indivisible inaudible and immutable but also the origin of multiplicity that gives way to ambivalent interpretation which in turn engenders the befuddling suspicion that the one wants to unravel the Tao the less one masters it because its aim relays precisely in attaining unforced wisdomComposed of eighty one aphorisms with aesthetic lyricism reminiscent of ancient riddles or even taunting wordplay the Tao Te Ching dismisses moral teachings embraces paradoxical dichotomies and differentiates itself from other doctrines like Confucianism because it relays in intuition rather than in duty rooted on imposed moral principles or any other contrived authorityAccording to the introduction some schools of thought have accused the Tao of endorsing chaotic anarchy and of not responding to consistent criteria but such ambiguity in the use of language and its playful axioms are in fact a pure reflection of its skeptical views on measuring all actions according to artificial rules disguised as traditional ritualsI can’t claim to have found everlasting serenity in connecting to the natural flow of Taoism and accepting its philosophy of “action through inaction” but the idea of finding comfort in the constant contradiction of the positive and negative forces within oneself in order to embrace the convoluted intricacies of existence casts an overwhelming shadow to the absolute dichotomies and blind beliefs prompted by the familiar monotheistic “fear based” religions where guilt punishment and suffering are the conduits to salvationWhy crave for redemption if we learn to follow the “way things are” and welcome the natural interdependence between opposites accepting disorder nothingness and non being as part of the indestructible unity of all things “There is nothing better than to know that you don’t know” Chapter 71 Note The Barnes Nobles edition comes with an explanatory introduction about the origins of the Tao a very useful epilogue and an historical timeline of the identity of its mysterious authors Highly recommended edition

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道德經 dào dé jīng Book ñ dào dé jīng Download º [Download] ➼ 道德經 [dào dé jīng] ➻ Lao Tzu – Dcmdirect.co.uk See alternate cover edition here'The Lao Tzu as it is usually called is the principal classic in the thought of Taoism'Traditionally ascribed to one Lao Tzu an older contemporary ofSee alternate cover edition here'The Lao Tzu as it is usually called is the principal classic in the thought of Taoism'Traditionally ascribed to one Lao Tzu an older contemporary of Confucius the I'm an unbeliever and have been since the first time I played hooky from Sunday services and the Eye in the Sky didn’t say boo So it may seem strange that I’m reviewing the Tao Te Ching the widely known and influential Taoist text written by Lao Tzu and poetically translated in this edition by Stephen Mitchell For me the Tao Te Ching is folk wisdom than religious treatise and is useful than a million sermonsWhere the Tao Te Ching parts company with religious attempts at morality such as the 10 Commandments is in its inclusiveness Seven of the 10 Commandments don’t mention God and are sound advice designed to facilitate peaceful community relations respect your elders don't kill don't cheat on your spouse don't steal don't tell lies and don't lust after another's spouse or his belongings For me the tragedy of the Great List is that the three that top it serve only to divide the world into believers and nonbelievers regardless how closely you follow the last seven if you don’t believe in God you’re not worth a fig In doing so the first three create division where the last seven seek harmony With Taoism even if you don’t believe in the Force like nature of the Tao—and in case there’s any uestion I don’t—you can still consider yourself a TaoistTaoism seeks harmony by freeing the individual from the caustic effects of judgmental thinking desire and greed and its fulcrum is the concept of “non action” or literally “doing not doing” Non action Mitchell writes in his introduction is not the act of doing nothing but instead is the purest form of action “The game plays the game; the poem writes the poem; we can’t tell the dancer from the dance”This slim book is both a uick read and a long study Mitchell’s lyrical rendering of the Tao Te Ching might read to some like silly hippie clichés but there’s to it than that Take chapter 9 a photocopy of which hung on my office corkboard for yearsFill your cup to the brim and it will spillKeep sharpening your knife and it will bluntChase after money and security and your heart will never unclenchCare about people’s approval and you will be their prisonerYou can almost see the hacky sack and smell the patchouli But there’s a truth to it that if grasped will change the way you thinkAs chapter 1 states “The tao that can be told is not the eternal TaoThe name that can be named is not the eternal Name” Analogy then plays an important role in understanding the Tao Te Ching and the reader has to do uite a bit of work—the long study part—to fathom the book’s richness Take chapter 11 in its entirety where non action is discussedWe join spokes together in a wheel but it is the center hole that makes the wagon moveWe shape clay into a pot but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we wantWe hammer wood for a house but it is the inner space that makes it livableWe work with being but non being is what we useThere is to the book than philosophical abstraction In fact common sense pervades the Tao Te Ching Take these lines which discuss the roots of crime “If you overvalue possessions people begin to steal” chapter 2 and “If you don’t trust the people you make them untrustworthy” chapter 17 Or these from chapter 38 which describe the toll of illusory thought When the Tao is lost there is goodnessWhen goodness is lost there is moralityWhen morality is lost there is ritualRitual is the husk of true faithThe beginning of chaosTherefore the Master concerns himself with the depths and not the surfaceWith the fruit and not the flowerHe has no will of his ownHe dwells in reality and lets all illusions goI’m telling you had I been born into Taoism I might actually believe in something