BOOK: Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tsu, Translation by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English
The Tao Te Ching, which can be translated as “The Book of the Way and its Virtue,” is the Chinese classic text attributed to Lao Tsu (or Lao Tzu). Although it may seem very abstract, Taoism is actually quite practical, such as following the art of “wu wei” – letting nature take its course; or the advice: “Rushing into action, you fail. Trying to grasp things, you lose them. Forcing a project to completion, you ruin what was almost ripe.”
The advice is very poetic, yet simple and smart. This particular edition is presented beautifully with Gia-Fu Feng’s calligraphy and Jane English’s photographs. It also includes an introduction and notes by Jacob Needleman, a scholar of philosophy and comparative religion.
Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Ph.D., MBA.
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