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  • Published: 26 January 2000
  • ISBN: 9780140441314
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $17.99

Tao Te Ching

The Essential Translation of the Ancient Chinese Book of the Tao (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)




The original mindfulness book, in a landmark new translation by the award-winning translator of the I Ching and The Art of War.

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.

  • Published: 26 January 2000
  • ISBN: 9780140441314
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $17.99

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